Lake Dardanelle

Current Temperature:
43°

Est Water Temperature:
59° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
30.21 (Rising)

Wind Speed:
East at 05 Knots (6 MPH)

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Lake Dardanelle
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Arkansas Reports

Lake Dardanelle General Information
Welcome to FishingNotes.com Lake Dardanelle fishing report page. Here you will find all the information you need to make the best decisions for today's fishing. Current weather including air temperature, barometric pressure, wind speed and direction are continuously updated throughout the day. Lake Dardanelle water temperature is one of the vital statistics included on this page. We also include the moon phase as full and new moons are generally better fishing times. Help in choosing what time to hit the water with daily sunrise and sunset times plus moon rise and moon set times. We would love to hear how your fishing trip went, feel free to share your days success on the community report page. Good luck and we hope you catch a full bag today!

Lake Dardanelle: The Arkansas River has for many years been popular with fisherm en for its large catfish. Record Flathead, Blues, and Channel are caught using many methods. White bass are native to the river, with adults traveling in schools and feeding near the surface. Bream, crappie, and largemouth bass are stocked in the lake and provide excellent sport fishing. Arkansas Game and Fish Commission studies of bass tournaments across the state revealed that Lake Dardanelle is the most productive bass fishery in the state of Arkansas. With no closed season and mild winters, fishing is good year round. Located near the Ozark and Ouachita National Forests, the area has an abundance of wildlife. There is in-season hunting for deer, turkey, water fowl and other small game. The success rate of the growing Canada Goose Season is proof of the excellent breeding ground the lake and river provides. [Lake Dardanelle. www.nwk.usace.army.mil, 02/03/2008]...turtles.


State:
Arkansas

County:
Johnson

Inpoundment Type:
Lake

Surface Area (acres):
40000

Lake Management:
State Park

Latitude:
35.350072

Longitude:
-93.343878

Water Clarity:
1-3 ft

Water Temp Factors:


Maximum Depth (ft):


Normal Elevation (ft):
0

Boat Access:
Paved Ramps

Boat Limits:
No Restrictions

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Lake Dardanelle Largemouth Bass Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
Lake Dardanelle Largemouth Bass Rating:
   3.2/5
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Lake Dardanelle Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Fish the jetties with current around Blackpoint!
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
At 59 degree water temperature largemouth bass fishing is in pre-spawn now. It's time to get fishing. Female bass are going to be moving up to the spawning beds. Male largemouth bass will be starting to build the spawning nests in protected coves. Bass prefer to spawn in weedy and woody cover deep in coves that will be protected from the wind and other elements. This is the best time to catch the lake record bass. The female bass will be feeding until they reach the beds and start the spawn. The smaller male bass will be attacking lures also. It is on like donkey kong!!! Hit the water NOW, we can?t believe you are reading this and not fishing right now. GET OUT!!
Lake Dardanelle Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
Lake Dardanelle Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   2.6/5
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The smallmouth bass spawn is in full swing now. Fishing will become slower but won't turn off completely. If you are fishing for female bass go with plastics and really slow your presentation and stay around the spawning beds. You should be able to find some larger females and male bass on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding and the fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again. Hit the water NOW, we can?t believe you are reading this and not fishing right now. GET OUT!!
Lake Dardanelle Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Lake Dardanelle Crappie Rating:
   2.9/5
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The crappie spawn should be really heating up now. Crappie prefers to spawn on gravel bottom typically with brush and/or emergent vegetation for cover. If the lake is void of gravel bottoms, find the rocks or rip rap. Crappie will use the larger structure rocks for cover. Cast some small grub baits in the shallows looking for the spawning crappie. Good luck today!
Lake Dardanelle Walleye Fishing

[ Walleye Info ]
Lake Dardanelle Walleye Rating:
   2.8/5
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Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The walleye are coming off of the spawn now. Fish will be feeding very more aggressive making up for lost time eating during the spawn. Walleye will start moving back to their typical structure of choice and should be getting into the lake flats and deep structure. It?s time to hit the water. This may be the best water temperature to be on the water. There shouldn?t be too many fishermen on the water this early and there are many species that are hitting their prime water temperatures to be biting very well. Have fun today!
Lake Dardanelle Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Lake Dardanelle Catfish Rating:
   3.5/5
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Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The catfish family comprises of blue catfish, flathead catfish and channel catfish. Since catfish are warm water fish, they arenít going to be very active in this water temperature. They will still be feeding, but catfish will only be found very deep and feeding very slowly. Your best bet is give some of the more active fish species in your lake a shot until the cats are active again.
Lake Dardanelle Spotted Bass Fishing

[ Spotted Bass Info ]
Lake Dardanelle Spotted Bass Rating:
   2.8/5
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The spotted bass spawn is in full swing now. Fishing will become slower but won't turn off completely. If you are fishing for female bass go with plastics and really slow your presentation and stay around the spawning beds. You should be able to find some larger females and male bass on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding and the fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again.
Lake Dardanelle White Bass Fishing

[ White Bass Info ]
Lake Dardanelle White Bass Rating:
   2.6/5
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Lake Dardanelle White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Blue crank bait usually works well in shad schools for white bass.
White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Lake Dardanelle Striped Bass Fishing

[ Striped Bass Info ]
Lake Dardanelle Striped Bass Rating:
   2.4/5
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Lake Dardanelle Trout Fishing

[ Trout Info ]
Lake Dardanelle Trout Rating:
   2.2/5
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Lake Dardanelle Solar and Lunar Conditions
Current Lunar Fishing Tip:
The affects of the moon on freshwater fish and game are at a minimum right now. There will be another full moon coming up here in a few days. The fisherman should never use this as an excuse to not get on the water. The affects of the moon can only enhance the outcome of a day's fishing not decrease potential catch for today. On days without the new or full moon, all other factors including weather, barometric pressure, wind and cloud cover will make up today's equation for success.
Sunrise:
07:07 CST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
19:29 CST







Lake Dardanelle Links
Camping Info
http://www.arkansasstateparks.com/parks/camping.asp?id=6  

Army Corps. Lake P
http://www.swl.usace.army.mil/parks/dardanelle/recreation.htm#FishingHunting  

DWP Lake Info
http://www.arkansasstateparks.com/lakedardanelle  

Lake Map
http://www.arkansasstateparks.com/images/pdfs/L-DARDAN-03.pdf  

State Park
http://www.arkansasstateparks.com/lakedardanelle  

State Park PDF
http://www.arkansasstateparks.com/images/pdfs/L-DARDAN-03.pdf  

State Department of Wildlife and Parks
http://www.agfc.state.ar.us/fishing_ol.h...  

State Parks
www.arkansasstateparks.com  

license
https://www.ark.org/agfc/license/index.p...  

State Fishing Records
http://www.agfc.com/fishing/fishrecords_...  

State Fishing Information
http://www.agfc.com/pdf/2006fishregs.pdf...