Fishing The waterworks out of Russellville!

Discussion in 'LOCAL ARKANSAS TALK' started by TOPS, Jul 1, 2007.

  1. TOPS

    TOPS New Member

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    A buddy showed me the water works dam. This seems to be a great area to catch big fish. The water has a constant current,deep holes and a bunch of blue gills seen . Have any of you Arkansas members fished this area.
     
  2. 8898dan

    8898dan New Member

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    Never heard of it. Is it on the River or off of it?
     

  3. TOPS

    TOPS New Member

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    Dan, That water works is on Illinois Bayou
     
  4. poisonpits

    poisonpits Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    top i fished the dam once.we caught lots of stripers and white bass.i didnt fish for cats but it looked really good.give us a hollar when you get back.
     
  5. jtrew

    jtrew New Member

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    I've been up there by land, Top, but never by boat. It did look pretty good.
     
  6. rushryder

    rushryder New Member

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    Me and and a buddy of mine fished the water works dam a few years ago. We were using shad and ended up keeping about 15 catfish but none of them were big. It's a nice little spot though. We were not able to catch any shad there though. We had to get them from the river.
     
  7. TOPS

    TOPS New Member

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    I hope to fish the water works very soon. I know there must be catfish there.:wink:
     
  8. jtrew

    jtrew New Member

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    Just remembered. I did hear that it's a very good spot for white bass when they make their run in the spring.
     
  9. Smellycat

    Smellycat New Member

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    Waterworks?
    Is it a place that might not be affected by the huge amount of water coming down the river?
    How would I find it, being from Harrison?
    I hate to appear ignorant but sometimes I just can`t hide it.
     
  10. TOPS

    TOPS New Member

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    Dennis, Call me when you get into Russellville, It is hard to explain the directions, I will take you to the boat ramp. I think you have my phone number. If not Pm me and I will send it to you.
     
  11. TOPS

    TOPS New Member

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    I fished the water works yesterday. We caught two small ones only about a pound. Eating size only, but I was fishing!:wink:
     
  12. boliver

    boliver New Member

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    i have been fishing the creeks that run into the river. thats all i have caught is small one. i don't know where the bigger one are staying. maybe by the last of august the river will be run down to a normal level. just being on the water is better than sitting home.
    boliver
     
  13. Smellycat

    Smellycat New Member

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    You got that right sarge, at least you got to go. I did buy me a couple of good life vests at a yard sale this morning. Now I need to take em out on the water.
     
  14. TOPS

    TOPS New Member

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    The few fish that we have caught at the water works have been very small. I haved not fish the arean in a while.:angry: