Northeast Arkansas fishing report

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.

Crown Lake

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

Lake Frierson State Park had no report.

Spring River

Mark Crawford with Spring River Flies and Guides said water levels are running at 400 cfs at the spring and the water clarity is clear. The river is looking great and the trout have been hitting Y2K’s very well. Hot pink Trout Magnets and pink and yellow spinners have been great for spin fishing.

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.

Lake Poinsett