Arkansas River: (Rockefeller Lake Pool)
Charley's Hidden Harbor at Opello said flooding has pushed the fish back in the bays and flooded fields. Bream are biting very well along the edges of flooded fields away from the river. Catfish also are biting well in the newly flooded areas on nightcrawlers. Bass are back up in the flooded brush and will bite topwaters and buzzbaits very well. Some large carp and buffalo are out in the flooded fields as well.
Little Maumelle River River Valley Marina (501-517-1250) said the Little Maumelle is high, swift and muddy from the recent rains. Bream are biting well way back in the backwater on crickets. Crappie went deeper and are fair on minnows. Bass are biting well in the backwater.
Little Rock Pool - Vince Miller from Fish N Stuff (501-834-5733) said the water is extremely high. You might be able to fish a backwater creek or two, but the river is extremely dangerous.
McSwain Sports Center (501-945-2471) said the river is extremely high and muddy. Before the rain, bream and crappie were biting well in the backwater areas. Fishing is pretty much at a standstill right now.
Reported by: Arkansas F & G