Arkansas River: (Rockefeller Lake Pool) Charley's Hidden Harbor at Opello said catfishing has been ver good drifting whole shad past jetty tips. Largemouth bass are biting very well on green pumpkin worms fished on a light Texas rig over the tops of submerged jetties. Bream are biting well on crickets where grass and riprap meet. Spotted bass are following shad on the front side of the jetties and can be caught on parrot-colored crankbaits fished at the front edge of the jetty tip. White bass are biting well on shad-colored crankbaits around shad near the mouths of feeder creeks. Stripers are biting well below locks nine and 10 on Hopkins Wobble Spoons.
(Little Rock Pool) The folks at Fish N Stuff (501-834-5733) said the water is clearing and flows are in the 20,000 to 30,000 cfs range. Bass fishing has been very good, with topwater lures and crankbaits catching quite a few bass on the main river around current breaks.
McSwain Sports Center (501-945-2471) said the water is muddy and at normal level. Catfishing is excellent on cut bait below the dam. No report on bream, bass or crappie.
Little Maumelle River River Valley Marina (501-517-1250) said the water is clear and at normal level. Bream are excellent on worms and crickets fished around brush. Crappie are biting well on minnows fished about 4 feet deep. Bass are biting well on soft-plastics and spinnerbaits fished from the bank to 3 feet deep. Catfishing is fair on worms.