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."

AUGUST 23, 2016

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


Water Temperature: 78-84 degrees
Water Clarity: Muddy
Lake Level: 575.49


Black Bass Walleye Stripers Bream Crappie Catfish

Black bass are still fair and still being caught with Texas rigged worms, pig-n- jigs and buzz baits. Brush piles on main lake and secondary points are producing the best results when fished with Texas rigged plastics or jigs. Drop shot finesse worms are working well for "spots."

Walleye are still excellent and are being caught trolling shallow running crank baits and jigging CC spoons.

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

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

Crappie are fair. Try using minnows or crappie jigs at depths around 25-30 feet deep near brush.

Catfish are fair to good. Try night crawlers, trot line minnows or hot dogs in depths of 15-20 feet.

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