Latest Fishing Reports for Lake Maumelle

Lake Maumelle has an area of 8,900 acres covering an area of 14 square miles and a 70-mile shoreline. No swimming is allowed but boating and fishing are popular pursuits. The lake is well-known for the many sailing regattas it hosts and is used extensively by weekend skippers as well. Fishing: Bass, catfish, crappie, stripers and bream lure anglers with a 55-pound and a 92-pound black buffalo having been pulled from its waters. Located approximately 12 miles northwest of Little Rock.

from Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

Hatchet Jack’s Sport Shop (501-758-4958) said bream fishing is excellent using worms and crickets at main lake points. Crappie are fair in 10-20 feet of water using minnows, white/chartreuse, red/chartreuse, and electric chicken jigs. Bass fishing is excellent using crankbaits, spooks and Big Bite Fighting Frogs. Catfishing is excellent using slicks, shad, nightcrawlers, skip jacks and hearts.


from Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

Whiskers Sporting Goods in Perryville (501-889-2011) said crappie are good and have been biting on minnows, baby shad, slab slay'r and stroll'rs in white /salt and pepper, red/chartreuse in bone white shad and cajun cricket, pink cotton candy, barbecue chicken and blue/white with Power Bait crappie nibbles green or yellow. Bream fishing is excellent using nightcrawlers, redworms, meal worms, crickets and rock hoppers. Bass are good on tequila sunrise and dark colored worms. Spinnerbaits, rooster tails, flukes and drop worms are also working well. White bass are good on Rooster Tails and shad-colored drop-shot worms.


from Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

Hatchet Jack’s Sport Shop (501-758-4958) said bream fishing is excellent using worms and crickets at main lake points. Crappie are fair in 10-20 feet of water using minnows, white/chartreuse, red/chartreuse, and electric chicken jigs. Bass fishing is excellent using crankbaits, spooks and Big Bite Fighting Frogs. Catfishing is excellent using slicks, shad, nightcrawlers, skip jacks and hearts.


from Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

Whiskers Sporting Goods in Perryville (501-889-2011) said crappie are good and have been biting on minnows, baby shad, slab slay'r and stroll'rs in white /salt and pepper, red/chartreuse in bone white shad and cajun cricket, pink cotton candy, barbecue chicken and blue/white with Power Bait crappie nibbles green or yellow. Bream fishing is excellent using nightcrawlers, redworms, meal worms, crickets and rock hoppers. Bass are good on tequila sunrise and dark colored worms. Spinnerbaits, rooster tails, flukes and drop worms are also working well. White bass are good on Rooster Tails and shad-colored drop-shot worms.


from Hatchet Jack’s Sport Shop

Bream fishing is excellent using worms and crickets at main lake points. Crappie are fair in 10-20 feet of water using minnows, white/chartreuse, red/chartreuse, and electric chicken jigs. Bass fishing is excellent using crankbaits, spooks and Big Bite Fighting Frogs. Catfishing is excellent using slicks, shad, nightcrawlers, skip jacks and hearts. (501-758-4958)


from Jolly Roger’s Marina

The lake is at full level with water is steadily flowing over the spillway. The surface water temperature is 70 degrees in the main lake and 73 degrees in the coves. Largemouth and spotted bass are excellent along the edges of grass. Floating worms, top-water lures and swim baits are working well. Spotted bass can also be caught on the first drop from the shallows on jigs, finesse worms and small crankbaits. White bass are biting well in the mid-section of the lake. Rogues, Rooster Tails, Rat-L-Traps and grubs are all working well. Crappie are biting well on dull colored jigs fished in 15 to 20 feet of water near bends in the river channel with cover. Bream are excellent on worms and crickets in 4 to 10 feet of water. Catfishing is good on nightcrawlers and prepared bait.


from Whiskers Sporting Goods

Crappie are biting well on minnows, Baby Shads and Slab Slay'rs in red/chartreuse, bone white, pearl, orange/chartreuse, Cajun cricket, pink cotton candy, barbecue chicken and blue/white with green or yellow PowerBait crappie nibbles. White bass are biting well in the main channel on Rooster Tails and Baby Shads in white/salt and pepper and on drop-shotted worms. Bream are excellent on nightcrawlers, redworms, meal worms, crickets and rock hoppers. Bass are biting well on tequila sunrise and dark-colored worms, spinnerbaits, Rooster Tails and Flukes. (501-889-2011)


from Hatchet Jack’s Sport Shop

Bream are excellent on crickets and worms fished around main lake points in 15 to 20 feet of water. Crappie are excellent on minnows and jigs fished around any cover near the main channel. Bass are excellent on top-water lures, buzzbaits and Rat-L-Traps. Catfishing is excellent on chicken livers, shad, skipjack and chicken hearts. (501-758-4958)






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