BAIT!

Discussion in 'ARKANSAS LAKES / RESERVOIRS TALK' started by TOPS, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. TOPS

    TOPS New Member

    Messages:
    4,099
    State:
    Cabot,Arkansas
    Well members. I got a wild hair and my son-in-law and I went to Lake Atkins for some shad. We put up over 39 Gallon bags of shad, Talked to the owner of Lucky Landing and he is willing to let us have a gathering there to catch bait, also the catfish have been biting good there this winter, If you guys interested in having a gathering at Lake Atkins just post here and let me know, I have a bunch more info but will just get a feel if members would like to have a gathering up here.
     
  2. ccat

    ccat Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,787
    State:
    Fayetteville Ar
    Top,
    Where those shad of any size?
    ccat
     

  3. fishstick

    fishstick New Member

    Messages:
    1,885
    State:
    Fouke, Arkansas
    where is lake atkins
     
  4. TOPS

    TOPS New Member

    Messages:
    4,099
    State:
    Cabot,Arkansas
    Here are the pictures of the shad!
     

    Attached Files:

  5. TOPS

    TOPS New Member

    Messages:
    4,099
    State:
    Cabot,Arkansas
    20 miles east of Russville is the town of Atkins, then about 7 to 8 miles south of the town is the Lake.
     
  6. Pastor E

    Pastor E New Member

    Messages:
    3,194
    State:
    Beebe AR
    Yea I would be Adkins is on my list to try this yesr but it will after the 15 th of April before I can go
     
  7. jtrew

    jtrew New Member

    Messages:
    4,404
    State:
    Little Rock, AR
    Top, have you checked on getting shad below Dardanelle Dam? I lived in Atkins from 1983 to 1990, and I always went to the dam to get my shad. Old Post Park is on the other side of the river from where you get the shad, and there's good catfishing right below the dam, and also downstream.
     
  8. TOPS

    TOPS New Member

    Messages:
    4,099
    State:
    Cabot,Arkansas
    Jerry, I have not tried the dan in about 3 years, it is easier on me to try Lake Atkins because It is hard for me to walk below the dam.
     
  9. Rohaus

    Rohaus Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,535
    State:
    Vilonia Ar
    I would be interested in a gathering at Atkins, just let me know when.
     
  10. Corndogg69

    Corndogg69 New Member

    Messages:
    8
    State:
    Arkansas
    I am always needing shad. Does lake Atkins have a dam or just a throw net from the bank. Long trip from Booneville, but if I could get a bucket or two. I would really use them. New to the forum. Really enjoy reading the fishing stories.

    Robert
     
  11. TOPS

    TOPS New Member

    Messages:
    4,099
    State:
    Cabot,Arkansas
    The shad were caught from an old slip that had blown down by the high winds.
     
  12. Swampfox.

    Swampfox. New Member

    Messages:
    1,182
    State:
    Louisiana
    is this bait we'll be using at degray? can you use bream in arkasas?
     
  13. TOPS

    TOPS New Member

    Messages:
    4,099
    State:
    Cabot,Arkansas
    yes, some of the shad will be used at degray along with some skip jack, and yes gills if we get some.
     
  14. Dirtdobber

    Dirtdobber Guest Staff Member

    Messages:
    3,584
    State:
    Vian Okla
    Welcome to the BOC Corndog
     
  15. flatheadcat4u

    flatheadcat4u New Member

    Messages:
    182
    State:
    Westmoreland, K
    hey top where can i catch some skippys down there?
     
  16. CNTRYBOY

    CNTRYBOY New Member

    Messages:
    1,573
    State:
    Benton, Ar
    Yes. I would be interested in a gathering there top. Makes me wanna go now and get bait!
     
  17. countyline

    countyline New Member

    Messages:
    10
    State:
    Arkansas
    I know where Lake Atkins is but is there a spillway or something there where you are catching your bait ?
     
  18. TOPS

    TOPS New Member

    Messages:
    4,099
    State:
    Cabot,Arkansas
    Robert[countyline] We caught the shas out from Lucky Landing, Be sure to ask the owner of Lucky land where you can cast your net, He may not let you cast from his slip because of the crappie are bedded up at the slip.
     
  19. countyline

    countyline New Member

    Messages:
    10
    State:
    Arkansas
    Thanks, Top. I just got my boat going again and would be interested in the gathering, sounds like a good time!
     
  20. ShilohRed

    ShilohRed New Member

    Messages:
    4,339
    State:
    West Tn
    Top at Pickwick I can get you that many shad in about 3 minutes.:wink: I have filled a 130 gallon stock tank in 15 minutes easy.
    Pete