Stocked To Reel In The Record Breakers

Lake Ouachita's bounty lies in more than her beauty and recreational opportunities. Beneath, in her clear, clean waters lie a wealth and variety of sporting fish. Stocked each year with young schools, Ouachita abounds in large mouth bass, bream, catfish, cool water walleye and even rainbow trout (mainly at the dam and spillway). And there's always a good chance of pulling in one of our lake's huge trophy stripers.

Our professional guide service offers not only the best in equipment and experience, they're also wonderful sources of the folklore and traditions of Lake Ouachita. Championship tournament winners, they understand the ways of the bass and the brim, the lure of the great stripers and they know all the best "hidey holes."

April 17, 2018

Mountain Harbor Resort and Spa, Lake Ouachita, Arkansas
Out Of State: 1-800-832-2276 | In Arkansas: 1-870-867-2191 | eMail
Prepared by Todd Gadberry, Harbor Master


Water Temperature: 62-68 degrees
Water Clarity: Clearing
Lake Level: 579.28


Black Bass Walleye Stripers Bream Crappie Catfish

Black bass are excellent. Brush hogs, trick worms and lizards are best at this time. Secondary points and coves are the best areas for these fish.

Walleye are good and moving back out of the river and major creek channels. Bright colored jigs and crank baits are still working best for these fish.

Stripers are excellent on top water C-10 redfins and live bait. Major creek and river channels on the western part of the lake are still the best for these fish.

Bream are good and being caught on crickets and worms in deeper water near brush.

Crappie are very good and being caught on minnows in 10-15 feet of water near structure.

Catfish are excellent up the rivers. Cut bait, live bait and stink bait are all producing good bags.

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