Lake Ouachita

Current Temperature:
68°

Est Water Temperature:
60° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
29.90 (Falling)

Wind Speed:
North-East at 05 Knots (6 MPH)

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Lake Ouachita
National Pro Reports

Old Hickory Lake, TN
2015-04-15
Fishing on Old Hickory is on FIRE!!! WE have been running very successful trips over the last week with good number and quality and look for the good days to continue. The fish have made a big push u... [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):
Largemouth bass fishing is in full spawn now the water temperature has climbed up to 60 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 Ouachita Smallmouth Bass Fishing

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Lake Ouachita Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   2.8/5
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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 Ouachita Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Lake Ouachita 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 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 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 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):
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 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:
New Moon fishing can be at its best. The gravitational pull on the earth is at its peak when the moon and sun are rising and setting at the same time of day. This combination can generate extraordinary fishing opportunities especially if combined with perfect weather variances. The new moon may have the fish extremely aggressive and actively hunting for food. Try fishing a little faster today and with several different baits and techniques. When fish are more aggressive, its always fun to fish a little more aggressive. 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. Have a great day!
Sunrise:
06:40 CST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
19:45 CST







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