Northeast Arkansas fishing report

Northeast Arkansas fishing report

Lake Poinsett State Park said some bass are being caught, and a few people have already reported some bream bedding activity. There have been some good reports of crappie catches lately and the bait shop is selling a lot of minnows. No report on catfishing

this week.


Crown Lake

(updated 3-30-2016) Boxhound Marina (870-6704496) said the water is very clear and at normal level. The surface temperature is 54 degrees. Bream are biting well on worms and crickets around the dock. Crappie are biting very well on minnows and jigs fished 8 feet deep in 20 feet of water. Bass are biting well on crankbaits. Catfishing is good on worms and chicken livers fished around the dock.


Spring River (updated 3-16-2016) Mark Crawford with Spring River Flies and Guides said water levels are running at 430 cfs and water clarity is clear. The river is looking great. Y2Ks and Guppies have been hot on the fly and hot pink Trout Magnets and yellow spinners have been hot spin fishing.

Photo submitted

Secret spot

Jack Carter, a fourth-grader at Richland Elementary, shows off his 2.2-pound black crappie that he caught in his secret spot.

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Father-Son Fishing Expedition

Stephen Pardy (left) and dad Stephen Sr. dad a good day fishing, racking up s slew of hybrid bass recently.

Lake Poinsett (updated 3-30-2016)