Fish the Horseshoe Bend for striped bass.
Fishing guide Jon Conklin said the area holds a lot of walleye and stripers are following the walleye. Troll with beard or sideburns. Stripers over 30 pounds have been caught.
Try minnows and spotted bass around brush 15 feet deep or less. Gigs or fish should work. The water temperature ranges between 40 degrees and 40 degrees depending on the cold or warm weather.
Southtown Sporting Goods in Fayetteville reports that black bass are biting fair on crankbaits, jerkbaits, Alabama rigs or jigs and pigs. Fish for fish with fish or machines worked over the top of the brush.
Beaver tail water
Beaver Dam Store recommends fly fishing for size 10 or 12, olive or black trout. Small machines suitable for fly fishing also work. Olive is the best template color with some peach or orange in the pattern. Fly anglers should use 6X or 7X tippets in extremely clear water.
Prepared trout baits such as the Power Bait work well. Peach glitter is a nice color. Small spoons are worth trying.
Power generation at Beaver Dam is mostly done on cold mornings.
The lake reopened Saturday, so no information yet for a report.
Angler Mike McBride said the walleye fishing has improved a bit. Try the little ones or the machines. A few catfish with liver have been caught.
Robbie Towner of Hook, Line and Sinker in Bella Vista said trout fishing is good in Lake Brittany using prepared trout lures or small spoons. Black bass fishing is slow on all Bella Vista lakes. Try Alabama rigs or jerkbaits.
Please note that fishing at Bella Vista is only open to POA members and their guests.
Kenny Stroud in Siloam Springs recommends fishing for black bass with Ned rigs or plastic worms on a drop-shot rig. Jerk baits can also work.
Stroud recommends trying black bass in Eucha Lake on Alabama rigs or jerk baits. Fish for fish 5 to 15 feet deep on jigs or minnows.
The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation reports fair fishing for black bass in Grand Lake using Alabama rigs, crankbaits or spinnerbaits around brush, docks or rocks.
Table Rock Lake
Focused Fishing Guide Service said black bass can be caught in a number of ways. Try deep fish in the main points of the lake where there are shad 55 to 70 feet deep near the bottom. Use jigging spoons or Scope Spins.
Throw jerk baits along the banks that transition from big rock to small rock. The best benches have some wooden covering.
— Compiled by Flip Putthoff