Great Stripers We Caught Lake Ouachita

Arkansas Game & Fish Commision Site (Fishing)


From The Arkansas Game & Fish Commision Web Site

Updated December 12, 2014

Lake Ouachita:

Visit Trader Bills Ourdoors Here

Visit Mountain Harbor Marina & Spa at Lake Ouachita Here

Visit Poorman's Guide Service Here

Diamond Head Resort & Marina on Lake Catherine Here

Visit Catch em All Guide Service Here

Visit Striped Bass Adventures

Visit Family Fishing Trips Guide Service @ Lake Hamilton and more

Lake Ouachita Lake Elevation:

As of Wednesday, the Army Corps of Engineers reports the lake’s elevation was 570.72 feet msl (flood pool – 578 msl).

(Updated 12-10-2014) Todd Gadberry at Mountain Harbor Resort said the water is clear and the surface water temperature ranges from 50 to 55 degrees. Black bass are still biting well near structure on a jig-and-pig combo or finesse worm. Walleye are still slow, but a few have been caught on a vertically jigged spoon or drop-shotted nightcrawler. Stripers are biting well on Alabama rigs fished around major creek basins. No report on bream. Crappie are excellent near brush in 12 to 16 feet of water on minnows and crappie jigs. Catfishing is fair on nightcrawlers and cut bait.
Trader Bill's Outdoor Sports in Hot Springs had no report.

Lake Hamilton

According to Entergy, Blakely Mountain Dam is releasing about 350 CFS from the flood tunnel. This release will continue until sometime in February. For weekly flow releases from Blakely Mountain Dam, visit Trader Bill's Outdoor Sports in Hot Springs had no report.

Lake Catherine

Carpenter Dam will release for a few short hours every few days as needed to maintain the level of Lake Catherine. Remmel Dam will be releasing only the minimum flow of about 250 CFS. For weekly flow releases from Carpenter Dam, visit (Updated 12-10-2014) Shane Goodner, owner of Catch’em All Guide Service said water temperature below Carpenter Dam is 51 degrees with clear conditions in the tailrace. Entergy is currently scheduling generation times every few days to maintain lake levels. These flows are unannounced and are short in duration. Rainbow trout are in the tailrace and being caught by bank fishermen and boaters alike. Live bait presentations such as nightcrawlers, redworms and wax worms fished just off the bottom with a marshmallow floater have accounted for many limits of trout. Artificial lures cast around rock structure and sandbars are working well when the turbines are running. Small jigs, Super Dupers, Little Cleos and Rooster Tails in white or brown have taken quality trout around shoal areas in the late evening. Trout tend to congregate close to the banks in times of current flow so it is important to remember not to overcast your presentations. Spin fishermen should concentrate on areas protected from direct current flow such as eddies and backwater bays. Fly-fishermen can easily wade to areas that hold good numbers of fish and are having success casting olive-colored woolly buggers, San Juan worms in red, and small white streamers around sand bars and rock structure. Caution is advised when navigating the tailrace, which is filled with underwater obstructions and slick rocks.



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