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Arkabutla Sponsored by
Date 15-Oct-14
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Conditions : ?Arkabutla: With the lake on a fast rise, expect most fishing, except for catfish in the river and creeks, to be slow. Fishing should improve later in the week as the water level stabilizes and starts to clear and fall again. Best luck for crappie has been slow trolling jigs and/or minnows 8 – 10 ft deep in 11 – 12 ft of water in the mouths of major creek arms or on the south side of the main lake; minnows have been the key to bites. Look for cover like dead stick-ups, etc. Expect to land a few bass, catfish, and white bass, too. For catfish, fish worms, shad, or stink baits in the river and creek channels as long as rainfall runoff lasts. For largemouth bass, look for clearer water and fish spinnerbaits or soft plastics on main lake points, or on the channel dropoffs in the backs of creeks. White bass have been schooling off sandy main lake points where they’ll bite small, shad-imitating lures (jigs, tailspinners, small crankbaits).

As the water falls, folks report balls of “fish eggs” or “jellyfish” clinging to sticks, trees, and about everything else. These blobs are actually colonial animals called bryozoans that filter plankton out of the water. Nibbling by fish causes the colony to minimize its surface area to a round shape. Web search “freshwater bryozoans” for more on these interesting, ancient animals.

The spillway was only releasing 300 cfs Tuesday. Expect it to open up and fishing to improve later in the week. Best luck down here has been for catfish (natural baits) or white bass (jigs, small crankbaits) in the faster water.

Reported by: MDWFP


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About: - Arkabutla Lake is an impoundment of the Coldwater River and lies just east of I-55 near Hernando. It is the shallowest of the big lakes (Sardis, Enid and Grenada)and the least affected by spring rises and fall drawdowns. Its many creek channels and coves and the backwaters off the Coldwater offer excellent bass cover. The bass fishing is excellent, and it rarely gets pressured.

Location: Tate & Desoto Counties, 7.5 miles West of Coldwater, off Coldwater-Arkabutla Road.


Misc Info: - The daily creel limit for crappie on Arkabutla Lake is 20 per person. The minimum length limit for crappie is 12 inches. Anglers fishing Arkabutla Lake may use no more than 5 poles per person. The 12 inch length limit does not apply to the reservoir spillway, but the spillway has a 20 crappie creel limit.


Arkabutla Lake Level

Stages

Normal

- Near Flood Stage
238' - Minor Flooding

240' - Moderate Flooding



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