: Lake Ouachita: Todd Gadberry at Mountain Harbor Resort saids urface water temperature is 84 to 88 degrees. The water clarity is clear. Largemouth bass are still biting well on Zara Spooks, Chug Bugs and Pop-Rs in the morning and on drop-shotted or Texas-rigged worms during the day. Walleye are biting well on nightcrawlers dragged on bottom bouncers and drop-shot rigs. Trolling crankbaits near main lake points with cover has been good for walleye as well. Striped bass are fair on live bait and jigging spoons around main lake points and humps. Bream are biting well around brush in 15 to 25 feet of water. Crappie are biting well on minnows and crappie jigs in 15 to 20 feet of water. Catfishing is good on rod-and-reel baited with live or prepared bait in large 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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