: Lake Ouachita: Todd Gadberry at Mountain Harbor Resort The water is 72 to 75 degrees and is clear. Black bass are still biting very well. The top water bite is very good on all areas of the lake; try a bone-colored Super Spook Jr. or run a 1/6-oz. white Roostertail through schooling fish for some great action. Walleye are biting well on C.C. spoons jigged vertically, or drop shotted live nightcrawlers. Stripers are still biting well on live shad and on slow-trolled shad-colored crankbaits. We will see the fall topwater bite very soon; be prepared with a big Zara Spook or C-10 Redfin. Bream are slow and being caught on crickets and worms fished around brush in the 20- to 25-foot range. Crappie are still excellent on minnows and crappie jigs fished near brush around 12 to 16 feet deep. Catfish are biting well on nightcrawlers fished near structure inside the creeks. Jug lines are effective in these same areas.
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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