Arkansas River: Pine Bluff - The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Bass Team said the water surface temperature is in the upper 80s. Water clarity is around 1 foot in most places. Largemouth bass have improved lately. Good fish are being caught from woody cover along shorelines and on sandbars away from shore. Shad-colored crankbaits are catching a few, but the bulk of the fish are being caught on soft-plastic worms worked methodically through the woody cover.
Little Rock - Vince Miller from Fish N Stuff said bream are biting well on crickets fished around grass in the backwaters. Crappie are biting well on minnows fished around brush. Bass are biting well on Carolina rigs, jigs and crankbaits in 10 to 15 feet of water around the main river. Catfishing is good on nightcrawlers and cut shad near the main river.
Hatchet Jack's Sport Shop (501-758-2471) said white bass are excellent below Murray Lock and dam on white/chartreuse jigs and twister tails below Murray Lock and Dam. Catfishing is excellent below the dam on cut shad, brood minnows, bream and skipjack.
(Maumelle Pool) - Hatchet Jacks Sport Shop (501-758-4958) said bream are fair on redworms and crickets in the Little Maumelle, but they are excellent on crickets and redworms up Palarm Creek where you can find any brush and grass. Crappie are excellent up the Maumelle River on minnows and red/chartreuse jigs. Bass are excellent on spinnerbaits, black/blue jigs and Senkos fished around the Little Maumelle. Catfishing is fair on chicken hearts, livers and shad.