: Lake Ouachita: Todd Gadberry at Mountain Harbor Resort said the surface water temperature is 76 to 80 degrees and the water is clear. Black bass are biting fairly well on jig-and-pig combos, deep-diving crankbaits and spinnerbaits near structure. Walleye are still biting well on CC spoons jigged vertically and trolled crankbaits near main lake points and structure. Stripers are very good on live bait or hair jigs trolled with a downrigger. Try main lake points and humps. Bream are still fair and being caught around brush in the 15- to 25-foot range near brush with crickets and worms. Crappie are good and being caught near brush with minnows or crappie jigs. These fish are being caught 12-20 feet deep. Catfish are good and being caught on rod-and-reel or jug lines fished in big bays and major creek basins with nightcrawlers or stink bait.
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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