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."

OCTOBER 3, 2016

Mountain Harbor Resort and Spa, Lake Ouachita, Arkansas
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Prepared by Todd Gadberry, Harbor Master


Water Temperature: 77-80 degrees
Water Clarity: Clear
Lake Level: 571.75


Black Bass Walleye Stripers Bream Crappie Catfish

Black bass are fair to good and being caught with spy baits and crank baits. Brush piles on main lake and secondary points are still producing the best results when fished with live crawfish for “spots.”

Walleye are still good and are being caught jigging CC spoons.

Stripers are fair on live bait. The central and east areas of the lake are still the best areas for these fish.

Bream are still fair. Crickets, maggots and red worms are best fished 20 - 25 feet deep.

Crappie are slow. Try using minnows or crappie jigs at depths around 25-30 feet deep fished on the bottom near brush.

Catfish are fair. Try night crawlers, trot line minnows or crickets in depths of 15-20 feet.

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