: Lake Ouachita: Todd Gadberry at Mountain Harbor Resort said the surface water temperature is 74 to 76 degrees and the water is muddy from all the inflow of rain. Black bass are biting well on Flukes, Zara Spooks and other topwater baits fished around secondary points and main lake points. Walleye are biting well on jerkbaits and no. 5 Flicker Shads trolled over main lake and secondary points in 10 to 15 feet of water. Stripers are biting well on topwater C-10 Redfins and live bait. The best reports are coming from Bird Island, Cedar Fourche and the main lake. Bream are biting well on worms, grubs and crickets near brush in 20 to 25 feet of water. Many bream are making a move shallow as well. Crappie are fair near brush in 10 to 16 feet of water on crappie jigs and minnows. Catfishing is very good on live bait fished under jugs or trotlines.
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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