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Lake Whittington Sponsored by
Date 01-Nov-18
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Conditions : Lake Whittingon: River Stage As of 10/31 the MS River Stage at Arkansas City is at 22.9 feet and on a slow fall. Slow falls are often the best for fishing. Water levels at Whittington are well above normal for this time of year, as they have been for several weeks.

Look for bass to be in water between 3 and 8 feet deep near structure along the shoreline or around submerged logs or brush tops. Good bait choices include soft plastic worms or lizards, big spinnerbaits, or crankbaits. Try fishing around the pilings and fishing houses near the Outing Club.

For bream, look for fish in water 3-6 feet deep, especially around logs brush tops, or other structure near the shoreline. Most anglers use crickets, but red worms are also a good bait choice.

For crappie, try trolling in deeper areas of the lake, especially around flooded willow trees or brush tops in water 8-15 feet deep. Most anglers are using jigs or minnows.

For catfish, try tightlining or fishing trotlines along the shoreline in water less than 6 feet deep. Best baits for blues and channels should be nightcrawlers or chicken liver. For flathead use live bait like goldfish.

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Anglers can navigate the chute to/from the river when the river is at, or above, 6 feet on the Arkansas City Gauge, but they should be careful of snags when doing so. As the river drops below 6 feet access through the chute gets extremely difficult and treacherous, and Boaters are advised not to try to navigate the chute when the river is below 6 feet ( Arkansas City Gauge). When the lake is at a level equivalent to 6 feet (Ark. City Gauge) one can get from one end of the lake to the other, but anglers need to be aware that at this water level very shallow water is present at the flats at Burnt Island (up lake from Benoit Outing Club & Goat Island).

At a lake level equivalent to 3 feet (Ark. City Gauge) a narrow channel runs through the flats at Burnt Island; and very shallow water is present above the ironwood forest (begins where the barge is at below the Outing Club), and further down the lake in the flat below the old pump pier (where the poles are). Although reference is made to lake level from RIVER level on the Arkansas City Gauge the two may not be the same at stages below 16 feet as the constriction at the chute causes a delay in the falling, or rising, of the lake. Anglers should also take note that when the river is on a fast fall (or rise) a large difference in elevation may be present between the lake and the river. This can create such a high water velocity in the narrow chute that boats with large outboards will find it difficult to navigate and impossible for small outboards to negotiate.

Lake has two fee ramps open to the public: Nebletts Landing (dificult to launch when water level is below 11 feet equivalent to Ark. City Gauge) and Little Man's (closed at high water).

There is currently no public access to Whittington, as the Nibblet's landing boat ramp has been purchased by the Merigold Hunting Club and is now a private ramp. Little Man's landing, which is south of the Outing Club, is closed during the winter but is expected to open back up at the begining of May.


Misc Info: - River Access Anglers can navigate the chute to/from the river when the river is at or above 6 feet on the Arkansas City Gauge. As the river drops below 6 feet access through the chute gets extremely difficult. When the lake is at a level equivalent to 6 feet (Ark. City gauge) you can get from one end of the lake to the other, but beware of very shallow water around the flats at Burnt Island (up lake from Benoit Outing Club & Goat Island). At a lake level equivalent to 3 feet (Ark. City gauge), a narrow channel runs through the flats at Burnt Island and very shallow water is present above the ironwood forest (beginning near the Outing Club and old sunken barge), and further down the lake in the flat below the old pump pier (where the poles are).

Largemouth bass Virus has been identified from bass collected in Lake Whittington. Please do not transfer fish from this lake to another body of water and see the link below for methods to disinfect your live well with bleach. For more information go to www.mdwfp.com/LMBV.asp



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36' - Near Flood Stage
37' - Minor Flooding


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