Lake Ouachita

Current Temperature:
43°

Est Water Temperature:
57° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
30.10 (High)

Wind Speed:
South-West at 05 Knots (6 MPH)

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Lake Ouachita
National Pro Reports

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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 Community Fishing Reports


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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):
At 57 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 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):
With the water temperature at 57 degrees smallmouth bass fishing is ready to heat up for spring. The bass will be starting to move into their spawning area. Smallmouth bass will generally spawn on rock and gravel bottoms that are protected from the elements. It's time to get fishing and look for staging bass in deeper water.
Lake Ouachita Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Lake Ouachita Crappie Rating:
   3.4/5
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie should be getting ready to spawn. Stay out in deeper water and look for schools. Schooling shad will be harder to find with this water temperature so when you find it, stay on it. Crappie schools will be breaking up quite a bit getting ready for the spawn. Also try fishing shallower with small crank baits and spinners on the warm banks with direct sunlight. This is a great time to be on the water.
Lake Ouachita Walleye Fishing

[ Walleye Info ]
Lake Ouachita Walleye Rating:
   3.2/5
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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 Ouachita Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Lake Ouachita Catfish Rating:
   3.9/5
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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 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 ready to heat up for spring. The bass will be starting to move into their spawning area. Spotted bass will generally spawn on rock and gravel bottoms that are protected from the elements. It?s time to get fishing and look for staging bass in deeper water.
Lake Ouachita White Bass Fishing

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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 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:
07:09 CST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
19:28 CST







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