: Lake Ouachita: Todd Gadberry at Mountain Harbor Resort - said the water is clearing and is 54 to 60 degrees at the surface. Black bass are still very good. Football jigs and crankbaits fished in 10 to 20 feet of water have been the most effective baits. No report on walleye. Stripers are still very good and being caught on live bait and large hair jigs. Topwater action has slowed, but some reports of quality fish being caught in creek channels with Alabama rigs are coming in daily. Bream are slow and being caught with crickets or worms in 20-25 feet of water near brush. Crappie are biting well near brush 20-25 feet deep with minnows or crappie jigs. No report on catfish.
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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