: Lake Ouachita: Todd Gadberry at Mountain Harbor Resort said the water is 70 to 72 degrees and clearing. Black bass are very good on jig-and-pig combos near structure. The topwater bite is hot right now as well. Quality spotted bass are being caught on live crawfish and drop shots with finesse worms near structure on main lake points and humps. Walleye are very good on C.C. spoons jigged vertically are the best method for these fish. Stripers are good on live bait or slow trolled Alabama rigs. Try main lake points and humps. Bream are fair and being caught around brush in the 15- to 25-foot range near brush with crickets and worms. Crappie are excellent on minnows and jigs fished near brush around 12-16 feet deep. Catfish are very good and being caught on rod-and-reel fished near structure with nightcrawlers.
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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