Lake Ouachita

Current Temperature:

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

Barometric Pressure:
30.13 (High)

Wind Speed:
South-East at 06 Knots (7 MPH)

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Lake Ouachita General Information
Welcome to 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., 02/04/2008]


Inpoundment Type:

Surface Area (acres):

Lake Management:
Army Corps



Water Clarity:

Water Temp Factors:

Maximum Depth (ft):

Normal Elevation (ft):

Boat Access:
Paved Ramps

Boat Limits:
No Restrictions

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Lake Ouachita Largemouth Bass Fishing

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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.
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Lake Ouachita Smallmouth Bass Fishing

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Lake Ouachita Crappie Fishing

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Fall Fishing Tip provided by Guide Chatt Martin: One tactic is all you need. Trolling. Get a pink or black colored crankbait that gets down 8-12 feet (I like Bandit 200 and 300 series crankbaits), and put it 80-100 feet behind a boat and drive that boat around in 8-12 feet of water pretty slow. 1.2-1.8 miles per hour seems to be the blessed speed. You will catch crappies, and you'll be surprised how many. This is a great tactic when you don't have a fishfinder.
Lake Ouachita Walleye Fishing

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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 Ouachita Catfish Fishing

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Lake Ouachita Spotted Bass Fishing

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Lake Ouachita White Bass Fishing

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Lake Ouachita Striped Bass Fishing

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Lake Ouachita Trout Fishing

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Lake Ouachita Solar and Lunar Conditions
Current Lunar Fishing Tip:
Full 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 opposite times of the day. This combination can generate extraordinary fishing opportunities especially if combined with perfect weather variances. The full 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, it?s 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. Full moon days can be great fishing. Good luck today!
08:00 CST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

18:01 CST

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