Lake Ouachita

Current Temperature:
86°

Est Water Temperature:
75° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
30.10 (High)

Wind Speed:
North at 00 Knots (0 MPH)

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Lake Ouachita
National Pro Reports

Old Hickory Lake, TN
2015-08-25
The fall season appears to be here a bit early this year and with the cooler temps and shorter days comes a challenge! In typical fall fashion, Old Hickory is fishing pretty inconsistent right now wit... [more]

-Ian Huey

Arkansas Reports

Lake Ouachita General Information
Welcome to FishingNotes.com Lake Ouachita 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 Ouachita 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!

Welcome to the beautiful waters of Lake Ouachita! Nestled in the Ouachita Mountains just 13 miles west of Hot Springs Arkansas, Lake Ouachita provides the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Whether you are looking for quiet relaxation or need a little adventure, Lake Ouachita is the place for you. 20,000 acres of public land, Ouachita offers an abundance of recreational opportunities. The Corps of Engineers maintains over 400 campsites and 18 boat ramps on Lake Ouachita. Boating, fishing, and island camping are especially popular here. [Lake Ouachita. www.nwk.usace.army.mil, 02/04/2008]
State:
Arkansas

County:


Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir

Surface Area (acres):
40000

Lake Management:
Army Corps

Latitude:
34.612240

Longitude:
-93.398895

Water Clarity:


Water Temp Factors:


Maximum Depth (ft):
100

Normal Elevation (ft):
0

Boat Access:
Paved Ramps

Boat Limits:
No Restrictions

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Lake Ouachita Largemouth Bass Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
Lake Ouachita Largemouth Bass Rating:
   3.7/5
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- 05/22/2010 water Temp at the surface was 74-76 degrees.

05/22/2010 water temp at the thermocline (about 20 feet) was approx. 10 degrees cooler.
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
75 degrees in in the largemouth bass prime water temperature range and fishing should be good right now. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the largemouth bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day. This is a great time of year to be on the water.
Lake Ouachita Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
Lake Ouachita Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   2.8/5
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be pretty slow at this water temperature. Bass will typically start moving much slower and feeding less aggressive until the water temperature starts to get back down to comfortable levels. When the water temperature is up this high, get out fishing early and late and cast in the shallows. When the sun is up it will be time to get out into deeper water, try fishing some drop offs and deep channel bends.
Lake Ouachita Crappie Fishing

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Lake Ouachita Crappie Rating:
   3.3/5
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie prefer this water temperature and will be actively feeding and staying in solid patterns. Baitfish are more active and schooling in all parts of the lake in this water temperature.
Lake Ouachita Walleye Fishing

[ Walleye Info ]
Lake Ouachita Walleye Rating:
   3.2/5
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Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Walleye will be starting to get a little slower in this water temperature. With walleye being a cold water fish, they will start becoming fairly lethargic in this water. With the fish slowing down the fishing will be more difficult to find and coax into biting. However they will be feeding and the walleye bite should still be good. This time of year is a good time to fall back to live bait as standard practice for the best bet at numbers and size of fish.
Lake Ouachita Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Lake Ouachita Catfish Rating:
   3.9/5
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Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The entire catfish family is very active and actively feeding in this water temperature. All catfish including blue catfish, flathead and channel catfish will be looking for their next meal. Itís perfect time to get on the water and fill the freezer. Good luck out there.
Lake Ouachita Spotted Bass Fishing

[ Spotted Bass Info ]
Lake Ouachita Spotted Bass Rating:
   3/5
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Spotted bass fishing is going to be pretty slow at this water temperature. Bass will typically start moving much slower and feeding less aggressive until the water temperature starts to get back down to comfortable levels. When the water temperature is up this high, get out fishing early and late and cast in the shallows. When the sun is up it will be time to get out into deeper water, try fishing some drop offs and deep channel bends.
Lake Ouachita White Bass Fishing

[ White Bass Info ]
Lake Ouachita White Bass Rating:
   2.6/5
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Lake Ouachita Striped Bass Fishing

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Lake Ouachita Striped Bass Rating:
   3.2/5
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Lake Ouachita Trout Fishing

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Lake Ouachita Trout Rating:
   2.5/5
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Lake Ouachita Solar and Lunar Conditions
Current Lunar Fishing Tip:
The full moon has just past. The gravitational pull is starting to decrease with the moon and sun being on opposite sides of the planet. Watch the peak fishing times and make sure you are on the water during that part of the day to take full advantage of today's solar/lunar peaks. It's always fun trying something new at the peak times to change things up a bit and test out the Lunar Theory each time you hit the water in close to full and full moon situations. Good luck you there.
Sunrise:
06:49 CST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
19:38 CST







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