: Lake Maumelle: Jolly Rogers Marina said the surface water temperature is 54 degrees and The water level is about 2.5 feet below the spillway. Fishing is good overall. Largemouth bass are biting well on topwater baits early and late in the day and on suspending jerk baits in 5 to 8 feet of water during the middle of the day. Spotted bass are biting well on crankbaits fished around brush in 20 to 25 feet of water. They are mixed in with crappie. White bass are fair and mixed in with the crappie at the edges of the main channel. Crappie are biting well in 20 to 25 feet of water on pink minnows and silver jigs fished around brush in channel turns. Bream are very slow. Catfishing is very slow, with a few being caught on trotlines baited with small bream and hot dogs.
Reported by: Arkansas F&G
Lures & Spinners
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
Fishing: Bass, catfish, crappie, stripers and bream lure
anglers with a 55-pound and a 92-pound black buffalo having been pulled from its
Location: Lake Maumelle is approximately 12 miles northwest of Little Rock.