: Lake Ouachita: Todd Gadberry at Mountain Harbor Resort said the water is clear and the surface water temperature is 76 to 80 degrees. Black bass are very good and being caught with topwater baits and spy baits on points near structure. Walleye are slow, but a few have been caught on ¾-oz. CC spoons jigged vertically near structure. Stripers are fair on live bait and hair jigs on main lake points and humps on the east end of the lake. Bream are very good on worms, grubs or crickets near brush in 15 to 25 feet of water. Crappie are biting well near brush on small spoons, minnows or crappie jigs fished 20 to 30 feet deep. Catfish are biting well on nightcrawlers or stink bait.
Tom Duke and Phillip Kastner with Trader Bill's Outdoor Sports Fishing Report in Hot Springs said the water level is dropping very quickly. Live crawfish pitched along a secondary drop in 20 to 30 feet of water should be heating up right now.
Reported by: Arkansas F&G
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Situated among the beautiful pine forest, Arkansas's Lake Ouachita is the largest lake located entirely within Arkansas. It is known for its scenic beauty and clear waters. Created when Blakely Mountain Dam impounded the waters of the Ouachita River near Hot Springs, the lake is virtually surrounded by the Ouachita National Forest and has one of Arkansas's most pristine shorelines at some 970 miles.
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