Beaver Lake: As of Wednesday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reports the lake?s elevation at 1,105.61 feet MSL.
Southtown Sporting Goods said the lake is low. Crappie fishing is good on live bait from 8 to 12 feet deep around planted brush piles. Bass fishing is fair on spinnerbaits crankbaits and jigs fished near any cover in medium to shallow water. Stripers have been fair on live shad.
Beaver Tailwaters: McLellan?s Fly Shop said there has been very little generation over the past few days, providing plenty of wading opportunities. Of course, scuds and sow bugs as well as midge pupa patterns have been very productive. Egg patterns are still hooking several fish as many trout continue their spawning activities. Some of our favorite egg patterns are the Flashtail Mini Egg, the Unreal Egg, and the Micro Egg. For the health of the fishery, remember to leave actively spawning fish alone, and avoid wading through their spawning redds (clean, oval depressions in the gravel).
This is the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission?s fishing report for Jan. 4, 2006.
Keith Stephens (501) 223-6342, e-mail: [email protected]