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 (updated 2-24-2016)

Boxhound Marina (870-6704496) said the water is clear and at normal level. The surface water temperature is 51 degrees at the marina. Crappie are biting well on yellow jigs fished around brush in 20 feet of water. Bas are biting well on Missouri craw-colored jigs. No report on bream or catfish.

Lake Frierson (updated 2-17-2016) Lake Frierson State Park had no report.

Spring River (updated 2-24-2016) Mark Crawford with Spring River Flies and Guides said water levels are running at 389 cfs at the spring and water clarity has been clear. The warm weather lately has had the trout biting as well. We’re still catching plenty of fish but bigger ones have been hard to get to bite. Y2Ks and guppies have been the hot flies and silver spoons and hot pink Trout Magnets have been hot for spin fishing.

Lake Poinsett (updated 2-17-2016)