Arkansas River: Little Rock Pool - The folks at Fish N Stuff (501-834-5733) said the water is muddy and the surface water temperature is 62 to 65 degrees. No report on bream. Crappie are excellent on minnows and jigs fished in brush from the bank to 6 feet deep. Bass are excellent on shallow-running crankbaits and on soft-plastic lizards and beaver-style baits. No report on catfish.
McSwain Sports Center (501-945-2471) said the water is at normal level. Bream are excellent on redworms and crickets near the bank. Crappie are shallow and are biting well on minnows and jigs. Bass are biting well on crankbaits, soft-plastic worms and spinnerbaits around any cover on the banks. Catfishing is slow. Most of the best action on bream and crappie has been in the mornings.
Little Maumelle River - River Valley Marina (501-517-1250) said the water is clear and at normal level. The surface water temperature is in the low to mid-60s. Bream are biting well in 2 feet of water and shallower. Crappie are biting well on minnows and jigs fished around cover in 2 to 3 feet of water near the banks. Bass are excellent in shallow water. The bass are on the beds and will bite pretty much anything right now. Catfishing is good on chicken livers and worms. White bass are fair on Rooster Tails. Overall, its been a good week on the Little Maumelle.
(Pine Bluff Pool) The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Bass Team said surface water temperatures are in the low- to mid-70s in backwaters and upper 60s on the main channel. Water visibility is down this week. The main channel is very muddy with visibility only a few inches. Theres up to 10 inches of visibility in Lake Langhofer and protected backwaters. Black bass are biting well on crankbaits and jigs in backwaters, but the muddy water has slowed the main-channel bite.