: Lake Ouachita: Todd Gadberry at Mountain Harbor Resort (870-867-2191) said black bass are good and being caught with Texas rigged worms and creature baits. Brush piles on the main lake and secondary points are producing the best results. Drop shot finesse worms are working great for spots. Walleye are still excellent and are being caught trolling shallow running crankbaits and jigging CC spoons. Stripers are still good on live bait. The central area of the lake is the hottest right now. Bream are good. Crickets, maggots and redworms are best fished 12-25 feet deep. Crappie are fair. Try using minnows or crappie jigs at depths around 20-30 feet deep near brush. Catfish are still excellent. Try live bait or cut bait in depths of 15-20 feet. The water temperature on Tuesday was 86-88 degrees and the water clarity was clearing. Mountain Harbor fishing guides Mike Wurm, Chris Darby and Jerry Bean are available to take anglers out to the best spots.
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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