Going fishing (copy)
Mike Lee|DTT

There have been few changes in the latest fishing report this week from the Army Corps of Engineers at Arkabutla Lake.

For instance, crappie remain having been caught in the outside edges of cover in the lake area, with best luck being found fishing very slowly in the deeper edges of the grass with minnows. Some anglers are using a single pole, but others have dipped several lines into the water while moving, very slowly, in and out of cover.

There have also been some reports of small crappie and white bass being caught in the outlet channel.

In the main lake, anglers should fish for white bass over sandy points with jigs, spinners or crank baits. Largemouth bass should be found in flooded grass close to channel edges or drop-offs. Look for the clearest water available and fish spinner baits, buzz baits and soft plastics.

Catfish are being found using trotlines or noodles (jugs) in the covered grass using natural baits. There have also been good reports for catfish in 6-to-8 inches of water under a bobber with no weight drifting down the current.

Lake elevation has shown a recent trend of falling slowly, now measured at 221.07 feet as of 7 a.m. Sunday.

Water conditions are labeled as clearing, according to the Corps of Engineers with all ramps remaining open.

Bob Bakken is Sports Editor and may be reached at 662-429-6397 ext. 240.

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