By Arkansas Game and Fish Commission
Nov 28, 2004
Arkansas River: Charley?s Hidden Harbor near Oppelo said the flow from Lock no. 9 is 52.70 cubic feet with headwater at 285.67 and tailwater at 270.15. Due to the weather, many fishermen have been staying indoors, and the weather forecast does not look good. Catfishing is good. For blue cats or channel cats, try using shrimp or worms from 15- to 20-feet deep. Flatheads are biting on live shad fished in 10 to 20 feet of water on top of the jetties. Kentucky bass are good on the downstream side of the jetties. Try using lures in firetiger colors. Whites and black bass are good in Cooper?s Gap and Flag Lake; use shad raps or Roostertails in chartreuse. Crappie fishing is fair on chartreuse jigs in the backwaters from 10- to 15-feet deep.