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Lake Maumelle Sponsored by
Date 23-Jun-16
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Conditions : Lake Maumelle: Jolly Roger’s Marina reported the black bass bite is good on Wacky Rig worms, spinnerbaits, jerkbaits and just about everything else. The fish can be caught in 8-12 feet of water. The temperature is about 80 on the shoreline. Black bass are in the sharp banks and 15 feet off in the weeds. Kentucky bass are good and are being caught on crankbaits and jigs. They can be found in 10-15 feet of water mixed in with the black bass. White bass fishing is good; use deep-diving Bandits and Bombers, they are all over the lake. They are being caught in the main lake on CC spoons, white jigs and Rooster Tails when schooling. They are mixed in with the crappie, which are still fishing well. Crappie are being caught on minnows and jigs and are 15 feet deep. Try the edges of the channels. Bream fishing remains excellent. Bream can be found at 13 feet on the bottom. They are being caught on crickets and live worms. Catfishing is excellent. Catfish are biting in 15-20 feet of water on stink bait, small bream and chicken livers. One catfish weighed in at 48 pounds recently, while 30 pounds is very common.

Fosters Four Seasons (501-868-9061) said the water was clear and at normal level, with a hot surface temperature in the mid-80s. Bream worked excellently, biting worms and crickets. Crappie were good on minnows and jigs. Bass fishing rated good; use spinnerbaits, crankbaits or topwater. Catfishing was good on the trotlines. Chicken livers and worms were the best bait. Foster’s is the only shop in the area selling non-ethanol gasoline, and also has bait, tackle and other supplies available.

Hatchet Jack’s (501-758-4948) reported the water at normal level. Crappie fishing was good on pink minnows and jigs. Bream were biting fair, mostly around brush piles. Try worms and crickets. There were no reports on other fish.

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About: - Lake Maumelle has an area of 8,900 acres covering an area of 14 square miles and a 70-mile shoreline. No swimming is allowed but boating and fishing are popular pursuits. The lake is well-known for the many sailing regattas it hosts and is used extensively by weekend skippers as well.

Fishing: Bass, catfish, crappie, stripers and bream lure anglers with a 55-pound and a 92-pound black buffalo having been pulled from its waters.

Location: Lake Maumelle is approximately 12 miles northwest of Little Rock.

  • Kentucky Bass
  • Black Bass
  • White Bass
  • Crappie
  • Catfish

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