: Lake Ouachita: Trader Bill's Outdoor Sports in Hot Springs said the surface water temperature is in the mid-40s and the lake level is well into the buckbrush and rising. Black bass are being caught on Alabama rigs in the guts of pockets. Slow your retrieve down and keep it near the bottom. Also try a 3/4-oz. football jig in the areas that have too much cover for an A-rig. Crappie are in 12 to 15 feet of water around cedar trees and man made brush.
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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