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Date 16-Jun-17
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Conditions : DeGray Lake: John Duncan of YoYoGuideService.com at Iron Mountain Marina said lake levels are stabilized at 407.39 feet msl as of Tuesday. Water temperature is in the low 80s depending on where you are. Fishing reports are looking up. Still getting good reports on bream. Shallow water areas of Ozane, Arlie Moore and Lennox Marcus are producing well. Use electronics to locate beds in 6-10 feet of water. Throwing drop-shot rigs or bobbers with crickets on or near the bottom is the best bet. Black bass, white bass and hybrids are reported all over the lake. Schools are showing mid-lake around Caddo Bend, Arlie Moore and Shouse Ford. Topwater baits, jigs and crankbaits are best. Hybrids are lower than the blacks, for the most part. Crappie are back on the brush piles. They are 15 feet deep as a whole. They can be found from Shouse Ford to Caddo Bend on the brush piles. Catfishing is also getting good reports. Trotlines across the mouth of coves fished 8- to 10-feet deep working well. Live bait is the best option. Black bass are doing well at night with this moon. Black spinnerbaits, Whopper Plopper, Jitterbugs, Hula Popper and buzzbaits are all good. Fish topwaters over the grass beds along with buzzbaits early, then switch to worms Texas rigged off the of the points and grass lines. Now is the time to get them early and late

Local angler George Graves said surface water temperature is in the high 70s and the lake is clear throughout. Bass fishing remains good with some nice-size fish now showing. Best pattern has been fishing crankbaits, both lipped and lipless, across main lake points with either rock or wood cover. Also a few fish are coming on spinnerbaits worked around the standing timber in the big pockets. Although fish can be taken anywhere in the lake right now, mid-lake and the upper end seems to be the most productive. Crappie fishing is holding up nicely at mid-lake between Edgewood and Yancey Creek. Look for brush in 18-20 feet of water and work a 1/16-ounce jig with a 2-inch Kalin's grub across and just above the cover. In the clear water, Tennessee shad is by far the best. Be sure to cover the entire attractor because the fish will be in only one spot. Early morning is the best time. Bream fishing is good in both coves and offshore humps in water 5-10 feet deep. Bluegill will hold shallow around the spawning beds, so use a float and set the bait for just off the bottom. For redear or shellcrackers, which will be deeper at 15-20 feet, tight-lining vertically works best. Use redworms or crickets. Best areas have been Edgewood, Arlie Moore and Caddo Drive. Hybrid fishing is fair with the fish now in the lower end of the lake between the dam and Point 4. The fish are mostly scattered with very little schooling activity. Use the sonar to locate the fish and drop a heavy jigging spoon to just above the fish, which will be 30-50 feet down. Be there early, even before sunrise.

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About: - The 13,400-acrea DeGray Lake is a prime vacation and weekend getaway in west-central Arkansas. Situated among ridges of the Ouachita Mountains and formed by a dam across the Caddo River, the lake has more than 700 campsites, ranging from full hook-ups to primitive, and some 15 boat-launching ramps on its shores. Anglers enjoy the lake's largemouth bass, hybrid bass and other game fish species. Houseboating, sailing and scuba diving are also popular, as is observing bald eagles that winter on DeGray.
Location: DeGray Lake is located on State Scenic 7 Byway eight miles north of Arkadelphia (Exit 78 off I-30 at Caddo Valley/Arkadelphia) and 29 miles southwest of Hot Springs, Arkansas.
  • Bass
  • Bream
  • Catfish
  • Crappie

Misc Info: - NEW REGULATIONS IN EFFECT BEGINNING JAN. 1, 2015: Largemouth bass must be 13 inches or longer to keep. (This replaces the 13- to 16-inch slot limit previously on the lake.)

Daily limit of black bass (largemouth, spotted bass and smallmouth combined) is 6.

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