: Lake Ouachita: Tom Duke and Phillip Kastner with Trader Bill's Outdoor Sports Fishing Report in Hot Springs said the surface water temperature is in the low to mid-80s. Fishing has been good for bass lately. Find the grass and you'll find the bass. There are an awful lot of anglers catching spotted bass on crayfish already. This is really early, but the anglers seem to be catching quite a few on this typical fall pattern. The walleye are biting extremely well right now on any of the humps between Crystal Springs and Brady. Live minnows and a spoon jigged vertically over main lake humps is just as likely to land you a walleye as it is a bass right now.
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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