Another frigid cold spell last week left the fishing mostly to those anglers with access to bigger water. Most of those anglers found the crappie biting well throughout the state.
All of Arkansas wasn't frozen up at midweek. There were reports coming in from the bigger lakes, however, such as Greers Ferry Lake, Beaver Lake and Norfork Lake. The chase is on for stripers (photo) in Norfork Lake, according to guide Tom Reynolds of STR Outfitters. Black bass are always good now in Greers Ferry Lake, according to Tommy Cauley.
Trout guide Greg Seaton will be offering his free four-week fly-fishing clnics in Heber Springs starting in February. Now is the time to sign up. It's a great opportunity for the season kicks in on the Little Red to learn the ins and outs of the sport.
Striper fishing remains hot at Norfork Lake. Our reports from there note large numbers of stripers being caught, and Christmas week appears to be the right time for them.
Big trout are being caught in the Spring River.
Crappie fishing is ideal in several central Arkansas locales, from Harris Brake (pictured), to Brewer Lake, to the Little Maumelle River by the River Valley Marina, to the edges and the jetties of the Arkansas River's Little Rock and Maumelle pools.