Spring salad bar finally opens for bass anglers

Something’s finally peeking its head from beneath the surface of the water, and it has bass anglers beaming. While slow to grow this year, the water willow and many other aquatic grasses are starting to grow rapidly, forming a treasure trove of fishing opportunity throughout the state.

One perennial favorite among Arkansas’s anglers is a hotbed for water willow – Lake Dardanelle. During late spring, this shoreline grass covers many of the bays and backwaters of the Arkansas River impoundment, and is always high on the list of targets for people looking for largemouth bass. Frank Leone, District Fisheries Supervisor for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission in Russellville, says water willow is one of his favorite targets when it begins to surface.

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