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Lake Conway Sponsored by
Date 08-Oct-15
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Conditions : Lake Conway: Daniel Zajac at Gold Creek Landing (501-607-0590) said crappie are beginning to move up the creeks. They are biting chartreuse jigs and rosey red minnows set 3 feet deep. Bream are off their beds and scattered 1-3 feet deep. You can catch them by covering water with a crickets or wax worm. Bass are biting fairly well on small plugs at edges of channels. Catfishing has been very good on nightcrawlers, stink bait and shiners.

Bates Field and Stream (501-470-1846) said the water is stained and about a foot low. Bream are biting well on worms and crickets about 10 feet from the shoreline. Crappie are fair on minnows and white/chartreuse jigs around the Highway 89 Bridge and in Caney Creek about a foot and a half deep. Bass are biting well on white spinnerbaits and flukes fished around lily pads in 3 feet of water.

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About: - Lake Conway is approximately 6,700-acres, and is the largest man-made game and fish commission lake in the Arkansas. The lake's source is from the runoff of Stone Dam Creek, Gold Creek, Palarm Creek, Little Cypress Creek and Panther Creek. Its average depth is six feet, with a maximum depth of 18 feet. The lake is approximately eight miles long with 52 miles of shoreline.

Fishing: Known as an excellent fishing lake, Conway is stocked with bass, catfish, bream and crappie. Several free public launch areas are maintained by the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission; boat rentals are available at several commercial docks on the lake. Adams', Brannon's, Bream's Nest, Gold Creek, Highway, Lawrence, Martin's Northshore, Palarm Creek, Paradise, Pierce Creek and Sevier's are the landings with boat ramps.

Access: The main access to Lake Conway is from Interstate 40 via Exit 135 at Mayflower. This exit offers access by way of Ark. 89 and Clinton Road to docks east of the lake. The northern end of the lake can be reached by gravel roads branching off Ark. 286.

  • Bass
  • Catfish
  • Bream
  • Crappie

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