Arkabutla Lake

Current Temperature:

Est Water Temperature:
66° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
30.19 (High)

Wind Speed:
South at 06 Knots (7 MPH)

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Arkabutla Lake General Information
Welcome to Arkabutla Lake 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. Arkabutla Lake 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!

Arkabutla Lake is one of four Flood Damage Reduction reservoirs in North Mississippi. Located less than 30 minutes south of the Tennessee state line, Arkabutla Lake is the nearest U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project to the Memphis metropolitan area. With an annual visitation exceeding 2 million people, Arkabutla Lake accommodates a wide variety of recreational interest throughout the entire year. The Arkabutla Lake project includes 57,250 total acres of land and water. The dam is 11,500 feet long with an average height of 67 feet. There are 37,700 acres of land at the project which are open to the public for hunting. [Arkabutla Lake., 02/02/2008]


Inpoundment Type:

Surface Area (acres):

Lake Management:
Army Corps



Water Clarity:
1-3 ft

Water Temp Factors:

Maximum Depth (ft):

Normal Elevation (ft):

Boat Access:
Paved Ramps

Boat Limits:
No Restrictions

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Arkabutla Lake Community Fishing Reports
Species: Crappie
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
I heard there was a 4 lb 4 oz crappie caught in the spillway last week
Arkabutla Lake Largemouth Bass Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
Arkabutla Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
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Arkabutla Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- I would re amend stink bait or any flashy worms
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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
66 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.
Arkabutla Lake Smallmouth Bass Fishing

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Arkabutla Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
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- Sadly, there are NO Smallmouth in Arkabutla Lake. It is the wrong type of habitat. Not cool enough and not rocky enough.
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Arkabutla Lake Crappie Fishing

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Arkabutla Lake Crappie Rating:
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
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.
Arkabutla Lake Catfish Fishing

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Arkabutla Lake Spotted Bass Fishing

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Arkabutla Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
In the 66 degrees range, spotted bass are generally their most active at this water temperature. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the spotted bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day.
Arkabutla Lake White Bass Fishing

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Arkabutla Lake White Bass Rating:
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Arkabutla Lake White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- If you thing white bass fishing is hard to you and if you are having hard times finding the white bass
in the lake than go to the spillway in artlabutla or the outlet channel.I have fished there at times and
catch like 10 sometimes around 20!What you need to use on the spillway is little stick bait that
represents a blue squid and a yellow squid that is what you need to use.I forgot the name which I am
very sorry but what you are looking for white bass fishing is a little stick bait that look like yellow or
blue squid.I am really sorry if you didn't catch fish on it but I do know I used it caught a ton of them in
the spillway.
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Arkabutla Lake Striped Bass Fishing

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Arkabutla Lake Striped Bass Rating:
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- I don't know if they are striped bass in artlabutla but I do know what to use.You need to use
crankbaits like spoons and rapala lures they are more than likely if they are in artlabutla going to be
swimmming in the middle or the deep part of artlabutla.
Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):

Arkabutla Lake 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.
07:49 CST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

17:46 CST

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