Northeast Arkansas fishing report
Lake Poinsett State Park said some good catches of crappie have come in lately at Lake Poinsett. The mild winter may have the crappie moving up to spawn earlier than usual. Minnows are the top bait at the state park bait shop.
Boxhound Marina (870670-4496) said the water is very clear and at normal level. The surface water temperature is 46 degrees. Crappie are biting well on jigs and spoons in 20 to 25 feet of water. Bass are fair on crankbaits fished in 20 to 25 feet of water. No report on bream or catfish.
Lake Frierson State Park had no report.
Mark Crawford with Spring River Flies and Guides said water levels are running at 415 cfs at the spring and water clarity is clear. Woolly buggers and Y2K’s have been the hot flies. Spin fishermen have done best with hot pink and white Trout Magnets and silver spinners. The river is looking great and the trout have been biting well. Be careful wading the Spring River can be very slick.
White River near Newark
Triangle Sports (870-7937122) said the river is still at flood stage with all the massive releases from Bull Shoals upstream. No report because of the swift conditions.