Beaver Lake Anglers Prep for Prime Fishing in April

A parade of fins is on the march during spring. An eager audience awaits relaxing in lawn chairs on shore or seated in boats. Anglers can’t see the conga lines of walleye and white bass migrating from Beaver Lake up the White and War Eagle rivers. They know it’s show time when fish bite lures like it’s their last meal.

Walleye lead the parade, which typically starts in mid-March. They’re the first to swim upriver to spawn, giving birth to the fish of tomorrow. Schools of white bass follow during April, with females laying millions of eggs on the gravel shoals of the War Eagle and White rivers. Now is the time to be out there, said Kevin Hopkins, area fisheries biologist with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.

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