Lake Overcup is just north of the small town of Morrilton, Arkansas.
The 1,025-acre lake is a favorite of crappie enthusiasts throughout central Arkansas. Creel surveys
by AGFC personnel indicates that crappie are the second-most popular fish
here, with about 30 percent of visiting anglers fishing for them. The surveys also
show that the average crappie caught weighs about 2/3 pound (11 ounces), though
much larger specimens also fall to Overcup anglers. The daily crappie limit here
Much of the best fishing is in brushy, stump-laden waters accessible only by
boat. In April, when the spawn is underway, most crappie will be around
shoreline cover or in old stumpfields scattered around the lake.
Lake Overcup also has two wheelchair-accessible
fishing piers: one adjacent Overcup Landing on the lake's northeast corner and
another beside the landing just off state Highway 95. At times, fishing around
sunken brushpiles in deep water near the piers' ends can produce limit stringers
of 1- to 2-pound crappie.
Two exits on Interstate 40 at Morrilton provide access to the lake. Turn
north at Exit 107 to follow state Highway 95 to Lakeview Landing. To reach
Overcup Landing, turn north at exit 108 and follow state Highway 9 to the
junction of state Highway 915. Turn west on Highway 915 to the lake. Signs mark
the turnoffs on state highways.