All of these were caught fishing with Bink yesterday. Spring top water is here.
We missed the severe weather and most of the rain. Some places got 0.66 inches and others got 0.16. We got a little less than 0.5 here at Blackburns and the level has risen to 547.65 or about 5-inches in the last 24-hours with little generation.This is a good level and allows surge capacity in case of a gullywasher or turtle floater. We are very busy here at Blackburns with people taking advantage of our low cabin prices and boat rental prices. Some have already raised their rates for the spring but Blackburns has not. You can still get a one bedroom cabin for two at $53/day and will be able to until Memorial day. You can save a lot of money by staying here. That is why we are so busy. We like that. Bink reports the stripers are really coming up both morning and night. You can call him at 870-499-7384 he has the best prices on guided fishing trips too. The sun is out and I am going fishin. Arkansas Game and fish are starting a new fishing license system next month and it is a cluster bomb. Blackburns has been selling licenses for 50 years but will now be unable to do so. Sorry. You should be able to get your own by going to their website and give your information and down load it on your phone and show your phone to the game warden if stopped. I was unable to give them all of the paper work they demanded and am not smart enough to be in compliance after being a authorized license seller for 22-years myself. Typical government. Several others are dropping out too so you may want to go on line and get yours before you come. Walmart will still sell them but it will just be a regular paper printout. Good luck.