Water levels continue to drop on Beaver
Lake as the July sun bakes the landscape. Water temperatures are in the mid-80s. Unfortunately, little relief is in sight. In my opinion, anglers should fish at night or take a trip to the trout waters below Beaver Dam. Good luck out there and be safe. Beaver Lake Southtown Sporting Goods — Bass fishing’s fair according to Frank Divis, with most success coming at night on spinnerbaits, jigs and big worms. During the day, bass are suspended and a few will bite crankbaits, spoons and Carolina rigs. Bream fishing is good on crickets. Most crappie anglers are trolling crankbaits. Catfish are biting shad and prepared baits on trotlines and jug lines.
Hawg Country Bait and Tackle — Fishing has slowed according to Chris Johnson. Crappie fishing is sporadic with a few biting minnows down to 30 feet. Small white bass continue to school in the Horseshoe Bend area. Bass fishing is good at night on crankbaits and big worms fished around ledges. During the day, chartreuse and shadcolored crankbaits are producing in the river arms. Catfish are taking liver and night crawlers.
Hook, Line and Sinker in Rogers — Aaron Jolliff says fishing is tough. Bass fishing is best at night with most anglers throwing buzzbaits and spinnerbaits around bluffs and chunk rock banks. Carolina-rigged plastics fished near brush are working during the day. Catfish are biting perch, gold fish and liver on rods and rels and trotlines.
Beaver Tailwaters — No report available.
Bella Vista Lakes — Nick Gann at Hook, Line and Sinker in Bentonville says fishing is a bit on the slow side. Deep-diving cranks and jigs are catching a few bass at night out of Lake Windsor. During the day, bass are hitting finesse worms. Watermelon/red and black/red are top color combos right now. Catfish are biting night crawlers at Windsor.
Lake Fayetteville — Fishing is slow and few anglers are out according to Jim Black. Bream are scattered but a few will take crickets. Bass are biting plastic worms until about 9 a.m. Catfish and crappie are very slow.
Lake Sequoyah — Bass fishing is pretty good on buzzbaits, spinnerbaits and topwater lures. Bream fishing is good on crickets. Crappie fishing is fair. A few channel cats are being caught on red worms.
Upper Table Rock Lake — J. D. Fletcher reports good catfish action on trotlines baited with blue gill. Bass fishing is good on surface lures early in the day. Bass anglers are trolling deep points in the afternoons. At night, twin-tailed grubs are producing near the main shoreline. Crappie are still being caught under the lights on minnows fished down to 20 feet.