Arkansas Fishing Report – April 5, 2012
Sportsman’s White River Resort (870-453-2424) said the river is murky and green with a lot of debris; water level is high. Fishing has been “pretty slow.” Try PowerBait, Rogues and jigs. “It’s been a challenge.”
Randy Oliver at www.randyoliverguide.com (901-832-1903) said he had no fishing report.
Guide Davy Wotton filed no report.
Jim Brentlinger at Linger’s Guide Service and Fishing Lodge(870-499-5185) said the White River from Buffalo City to Red’s Landng is still very colored because of muddy water from the Buffalo River and Crooked Creek. Drag PowerBaits to pick up some fish but it will get better in a few more days when the river gets that greenish/brown color to it. Fish the mouth of any feeder creek on the White and catch smallmouth, as well as some trout. The Buffalo River was about 5 feet above normal but the smallmouth bass are biting in spawning areas that have gravel and mud on them. Gitzits work well in dark colors.
Triangle Sports (870-793-7122) filed no report.
Just Fishing Guides said as of Monday, Ponca was low at 2.46 feet, Pruitt was low at 4.8 feet, Tyler Bend was moderate at 6.14 feet and Buffalo Point was moderate at 5 feet. Water levels are just right and clear. Water temperatures are in the low to mid-60s, good for smallmouth bass. Make sure you are fishing the deep holes and shallower waters on warm, sunny days. Some good fish have been caught. With the warmer temperatures continuing, fishing is really picking up.Fish slow and deep with soft plastics or crawdad pattern flies.
Just Fishing Guides said the gauge at Kelley’s Slab was reading 12.03 feet (high) and water was averaging 60 degrees. Water levels are just right and clear. Water temperatures are in the low to mid-60s, good for smallmouth bass. Make sure you are fishing the deep holes and shallower waters on warm, sunny days. Some good fish have been caught. With the warmer temperatures continuing, fishing is really picking up.Fish slow and deep with soft plastics or crawdad pattern flies.
Bull Shoals Lake
As of Tuesday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reports the lake’s elevation at 660.05 feet MSL (Normal conservation pool – 654 MSL).
Mike Worley’s Guide Service filed no fishing report.
Bull Shoals Tailwater
Just Fishing Guides said the lake level is 660.05 feet, 6 feet into the flood pool. Flows are continuous at 20,000-25,000 cfs as the Corps of Engineers evacuates the lake. Try bright bigger nymphs and attractors like San Juan worms and eggs, or try throwing big streamers with a sink-tip. Don’t forget to add extra weight to get your nymphs down.