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Arkansas weekly fishing report

Category: fishing reports

 Jul 22nd, 2019 by Keith Worrall  146

Modified Jul 22nd, 2019 at 11:28 AM

CENTRAL ARKANSAS

Craig D. Campbell Lake Conway Reservoir

NOTICE: AGFC employees and contractors using airboats will be conducting foliar applications of EPA-approved herbicide – 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 7-17-2019) Bates Field and Stream (501-470-1846) says the lake is back to the Lake Conway stain and the water is at a normal level. Bream continue to bite well on redworms and crickets. Crappie are fair as long as anglers focus anywhere there is cover and with shade. Use crappie minnows for the best results. Black bass are good on spinnerbaits or plastic worms. Catfishing is good on trotlines with dough bait.

(updated 7-10-2019) Hatchet Jack’s in Crystal Hill (501-758-4958) reports that the bream bite remains good on redworms and especially crickets. Black bass are hitting spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Catfish are good; use bronze goldfish and use a limbline for the best results.

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