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Arkansas weekly fishing report

Category: fishing reports

 Jul 8th, 2019 by Keith Worrall  125

Modified Jul 8th, 2019 at 10:37 PM

CENTRAL ARKANSAS

Craig D. Campbell Lake Conway Reservoir

NOTICE: AGFC employees and contractors using airboats will be conducting foliar applications of EPA-approved herbicie – which will cause no harm to wildlife, people or aquatic life such as fish – to treat alligatorweed on Lake Conway in 2019. By federal law, these herbicides have up to a 120-day irrigation restriction after application. The AGFC asks adjacent landowners to NOT irrigate for lawn or garden use with water from Lake Conway through March 1, 2020. For more information, please contact the AGFC Fisheries Office in Mayflower at (877) 470-3309.

(updated 7-3-2019) Bates Field and Stream (501-470-1846) said the clarity is stained and the water level is normal. No surface temperature was recorded. Bream are good. Redworms and crickets will work, of course, but also try hair-tie jigs. Anglers report they’re also effective. Crappie are good; use crappie minnows or small jigs. Black bass are good. Spinnerbaits and plastic worms are great to use, but pretty much anything is getting a reaction, they say – buzzbaits, frogs, bass minnows, etc. Catfishing os good on trotlines with goldfish, stink bait and dough bait.

(updated 7-3-2019) Hatchet Jack’s in Crystal Hill (501-758-4958) reports that bream are good again this week. They’re hitting redworms and crickets. Catfish are good on trotlines and limblines baited with bream or goldfish. No other reports.

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