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."

March 16, 2015

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


Water Temperature: 50-53 degrees
Water Clarity: Heavy Stain
Lake Level: 581.47


Black Bass Walleye Stripers Bream Crappie Catfish

Black bass are fair to good and being caught 15-25 feet deep. A pig and jig has been the best option for some action near structure. Willow leaf spinnerbaits have been effective in creek channels fished 12-15 feet deep.

Walleye - are spawning up the river channels. Jigs tipped with night crawlers or minnows have been the most effective when fished above or below shoals on the river.

Stripers are good on swim baits, Bama rigs and live shad. Concentrate on major creek basin areas and river channels for locating these fish.

Bream - No report.

Crappie are picking up. They are being caught near brush with minnows or crappie jigs at depths around 20-30 feet deep.

Catfish - are fair and being caught with live bait. Small sunfish or night crawlers on jug lines or limb lines have been the most effective.

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