Lake Fort Smith

Current Temperature:
55°

Est Water Temperature:
63° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
30.20 (High)

Wind Speed:
North at 00 Knots (0 MPH)

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Lake Fort Smith
National Pro Reports

Old Hickory Lake, TN
2015-05-22
I first want to start off by saying Old Hickory lost one of its true legends last week and a very dear friend to myself in Mike Erwin. Mike Erwin has been a familiar face to many of us that fish Old H... [more]

-Ian Huey

Arkansas Reports

Lake Fort Smith General Information
Welcome to FishingNotes.com Lake Fort Smith 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 Fort Smith 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!
State:
Arkansas

County:
Crawford

Inpoundment Type:


Surface Area (acres):
0

Lake Management:
State Park

Latitude:
35.668262

Longitude:
-94.140335

Water Clarity:


Water Temp Factors:


Maximum Depth (ft):


Normal Elevation (ft):
0

Boat Access:
Paved Ramps

Boat Limits:


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Lake Fort Smith Largemouth Bass Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
Lake Fort Smith Largemouth Bass Rating:
   3.4/5
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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Largemouth bass fishing is in full spawn now the water temperature has climbed up to 63 degrees. The large female bass will be on the beds and holding tight. Spawning bass won't be feeding aggressively at this water temperature but they will be catchable. In addition, all bass don't spawn at the exact same time or water temperature. If you aren't a site fisherman, you should be able to find some larger females and male largemouth on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding so fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again.
Lake Fort Smith Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
Lake Fort Smith Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   2/5
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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 Fort Smith Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Lake Fort Smith Crappie Rating:
   3.4/5
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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 Fort Smith Walleye Fishing

[ Walleye Info ]
Lake Fort Smith Walleye Rating:
   3/5
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Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
This is the water temperature of choice for walleye. They are feeding well and moving in patterns that should be fairly easy to pick up and capitalize on today. Baitfish are not at the peak of activity but they will be in good supply in the deeper water. The lake is really turning on this time of year and the fish should be biting well.
Lake Fort Smith Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Lake Fort Smith Catfish Rating:
   4/5
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Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The water temperature is climbing and the catfish will start becoming more active now. The catfish spawn is right around the corner and generally all catfish species will be looking to spawn. Blue catfish, flathead and channel catfish spawn in much the same areas. Mostly spawning in deep tree lay downs that have lots of shade, holes in the bank, sunken barrels and tires. With baitfish becoming active, it?s time to catch some small sunfish, bluegill, shad and frogs and getting the line in the water.
Lake Fort Smith Spotted Bass Fishing

[ Spotted Bass Info ]
Lake Fort Smith Spotted Bass Rating:
   1.4/5
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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 Fort Smith White Bass Fishing

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Lake Fort Smith White Bass Rating:
   4.5/5
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Lake Fort Smith Striped Bass Fishing

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Lake Fort Smith Striped Bass Rating:
   2.8/5
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Lake Fort Smith Trout Fishing

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Lake Fort Smith Trout Rating:
   4/5
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Lake Fort Smith Solar and Lunar Conditions
Current Lunar Fishing Tip:
The crescent moon will have better gravitational pull than a gibbous or half moon. However the affects of the moons gravitational will be decreased since the sun and moon aren't pulling in conjunction with one another. It's time to pay close attention to the other fishing factors in the weather to make the best decision for hitting the water.
Sunrise:
06:09 CST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
20:17 CST







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