Resort (870-453-2424) said the river is low
and the temperature is at the 60-degree mark. Two
running in the afternoon. Trout fishing is excellent
from the bank in
the evening. Wade fishing is also producing some
said high temperatures have been a little unbearable
on the river.
Fishing early in the morning has been very good. Dry
fly fishing can be
good in the morning, but once water surface
temperature rises, trout
are less interested to surface feed. Hoppers, ants,
stimulators have been good. Trout will seek deep
water and riffle water
as temperatures rise during the day. Fish small sow
bugs, midges, and
generics such as GRHE, PTNs. Fish will feed
aggressively when the water
rises from generation in the afternoon. We have had
early morning streamer fishing for large browns
shorelines. Brown and orange marabou streamers have
been doing well.
Add to that olive and tan woolly buggers, in sizes 2
through 8 with
long shank hooks. Bait and spin fisherman will
options early in the morning and during the rise.
Jim Brentlinger at Linger’s
Guide Service and Fishing Lodge
(870-499-5185) had no report.
Ken Richards at Just
said the river is very low from the headwaters to
the Ark. Hwy 14
bridge. After the bridge, the water level is low but
aware that you may have to drag your boat in places.
River level is
2.68 feet and flowing at 149 cfs. The really hot
weather has pushed the
best times for fishing to early morning and late
evening. Soft plastics
such as 4-inch Zoom lizards, baby brush hogs and
tube baits in greens
and browns are working best. Fly fishing is good
with top-water flies
in the evening and subsurface flies all other times.
Clouser Minnows and muted colors of Sparkle Grubs
are working best.
Ken Richards at Just
said the river level is 10.94 feet and the flow is
121 cfs. This is
about 1.5 feet below the low-water bridge at Kelly’s
fishing continues to be very good on the creek.
bounced on the bottom along with Clouser Minnows
(both Deep Minnows and
the Darter series) and KC’s Slider have been picking
up some good fish.