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 7, 2015

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


Water Temperature: 60-64 degrees
Water Clarity: Clearing
Lake Level: 577.13


Black Bass Walleye Stripers Bream Crappie Catfish

Black bass are very good and being caught with soft plastics. Floating worms, Carolina rigged lizards and brush hogs seem to be the ticket. Best colors on soft plastics are watermelon seed, green pumpkin and watermelon candy.

Walleye - are very good and are being caught on main lake and secondary points. Jigs tipped with night crawlers or minnows have been the most effective.

Stripers are excellent on Bama rigs and top water C-10 redfins. Concentrate on major creek basin areas and river channels for locating these fish.

Bream - are still fair and hitting worms, grubs or crickets near brush 20-25 feet deep.

Crappie are very good. They are being caught near brush with minnows or crappie jigs at depths around 2-8 feet deep.

Catfish - are good and being caught with live bait. Trot line minnows or night crawlers on jug lines or trot lines have been the most effective.

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