Beaver Lake: Southtown Sporting Goods (479-443-7148) said crappie are fair on minnows and jigs in 8 to 12 feet of water. Bass are fair on jerkbaits and crankbaits. No report on stripers, bream or catfish.
Baileys Beaver Lake Guide Service (479-366-8664) said the surface water temperature is in the mid- to low 40s. Stripers are moving into tributaries and backs of long coves. They are also in the river and creek arms, feeding intermittently throughout the day on live shad fished from the surface to 30feet deep. Also try trolling small umbrella rigs with white grubs, plugs on planer boards like Rapala #14 husky jerk's in black back or purple back colors and Smithwick Rogues in similar colors in 5-6inch models. Bink pro scale 1-oz jigging spoons in white, white with red throat, white many shad and silver many shad are still producing fish. Work the spoon through the school and hang on tight. Jigging spoons are also producing walleye. Dead sticking a flukes or other soft jerkbait in white/chartreuse on ½-oz. to 2-oz. (depending on depth) jig heads also is producing. Lower the lure to just above where the fish are holding and just hold it still. Hot spots include the back of Indian Creek near the power lines, The bars and flats between the Highway 12 Bridge and Prairie Creek, Blackburn Creek, Beaver Shores, Hickory Creek, War Eagle Creek and the White River past Point 12. Most walleye are being caught about 5-10 feet deep and can be caught using a variety of methods. Three-way rigs with a number 11 Rapalas or flat line trolling Hot-n-Tots, Wiggle Warts, Rapala Tail Dancers, Shad Raps, Reef Runners or Ripstiks in natural blue or black back combos in clear water or chartreuse/orange and clown colors in areas of stained water. Slow death rigs, Shakee Blade and spinner rigs featuring orange and chartreuse beads are working very well on a bottom bouncers or Three-way rig tipped with minnows, nightcrawlers or leeches. Gulp or Power Bait will work in place of live bait. Jigs with curly tails in white, chartruese, orange or black are good options as well. Walleye are being caught in good numbers Prairie Creek, Blackburn Creek, Beaver Shores, Hickory Creek, the War Eagle/White River Junction and the White River upstream of Point 12.
Tailwaters - Beaver Dam Store said the Corps of Engineers is still generating most weekday mornings. There has been some good fishing using a pheasant tail soft hackle and a gray scud on a 7x tippet. An olive woolly bugger also will produce a few good strikes. The first boat ramp below the dam is still washed out and unusable for boats. Kayaks and canoes can still launch there. With a spinning rod still the Trout Magnet or Colorado Spoon are deadly. PJ's jigs in olive under a bobber with a wax worm can make you smile. White and yellow Power Bait with a wax worm will always catch fish.