: Lake Ouachita: Todd Gadberry at Mountain Harbor Resort said the water is clear and the surface temperature is 82 to 86 degrees. Black bass are still biting well on Texas-rigged worms and drop shot worms. Top water action is still good with Zara Spooks, Zoom super flukes and buzzbaits. Night fishing with a black, ¾-oz. spinnerbait is working as well. Walleye are still biting very well. Drop-shotting and bottom bouncing live nightcrawlers is the best method for these fish; make sure you have a ¾-oz. CC spoon for vertical jigging tied on to a baitcasting rod if you find a school of walleye on your electronics. Stripers are fair on live bait; try main lake points and humps. Bream are biting well around brush in 15 to 25 feet of water. Crappie are fair and being caught near brush in 15 to 20 feet of water with minnows or crappie jigs. Catfish are good on trotlines and jug lines fished in big bays and major creek basins.
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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