Arkansas - Lake Dardanelle
This navigation pool of the Arkansas River is super largemouth bass, crappie, and catfish habitat. The strip pits near Russellville, with many fingers and steep banks lined with water willows, are a favored hangout of giant largemouths. Smart anglers crank the banks with a citrus shad Bomber Fat Free Shad Fingerling, which dives 8 to 10 feet deep. Rush Sporting Goods, 479-968-4322 Guide's Tips
Guide: Scott Rush; Rush Sporting Goods, 479-968-4322
Rig Specifics: Use a 6 1/2-foot, medium-heavy rod with 12- to 14-pound-test clear mono with Zoom plastic worms. The two tails are the key.
Quick Tip: The water temperature should be between 62 and 64 degrees, and you need to get the worm down around 18 to 24 inches.
Where to Fish: Go to where the larger tributaries enter into the lake. Piney Creek is one of the best. Photos From Lake Dardanelle
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