Lake Dardanelle

Current Temperature:
45°

Est Water Temperature:
54° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
30.10 (Falling)

Wind Speed:
North at 04 Knots (5 MPH)

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Lake Dardanelle
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Lake Dardanelle General Information
Welcome to FishingNotes.com Lake Dardanelle 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. Vital fishing information for Lake Dardanelle, including mean water temperature and moon phase. 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!

Lake Dardanelle: The Arkansas River has for many years been popular with fisherm en for its large catfish. Record Flathead, Blues, and Channel are caught using many methods. White bass are native to the river, with adults traveling in schools and feeding near the surface. Bream, crappie, and largemouth bass are stocked in the lake and provide excellent sport fishing. Arkansas Game and Fish Commission studies of bass tournaments across the state revealed that Lake Dardanelle is the most productive bass fishery in the state of Arkansas. With no closed season and mild winters, fishing is good year round. Located near the Ozark and Ouachita National Forests, the area has an abundance of wildlife. There is in-season hunting for deer, turkey, water fowl and other small game. The success rate of the growing Canada Goose Season is proof of the excellent breeding ground the lake and river provides. [Lake Dardanelle. www.nwk.usace.army.mil, 02/03/2008]
State:
Arkansas

County:
Johnson

Inpoundment Type:
Lake

Surface Area (acres):
40000

Lake Management:
State Park

Latitude:
35.350072

Longitude:
-93.343878

Water Clarity:
1-3 ft

Water Temp Factors:


Maximum Depth (ft):


Normal Elevation (ft):
0

Boat Access:
Paved Ramps

Boat Limits:
No Restrictions

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Lake Dardanelle Largemouth Bass Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
Lake Dardanelle Largemouth Bass Rating:
   3.2/5
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Lake Dardanelle Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Fish the jetties with current around Blackpoint!
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Lake Dardanelle at 54 degree water temperature this is a great time to get out on the water and try hitting some deeper primary and secondary points. Largemouth bass will be feeding at this water temperature but will be much harder to catch. On Sunny warm afternoons its a great time to throw a crank bait, jigs or slow roll a spinnerbait at 5-10 foot on sunny points and drops off of sunny flats. Largemouth Bass will move into warm water on warm sunny days.
Lake Dardanelle Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
Lake Dardanelle Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   2.6/5
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Lake Dardanelle at 54 degree water temperature this is a great time to get out on the water and try hitting some deeper primary and secondary points. Smallmouth bass will be feeding at this water temperature but will be much harder to catch. On Sunny warm afternoons its a great time to throw a crank bait, jigs or slow roll a spinnerbait at 5-10 foot on sunny points and drops off of sunny flats. Smallmouth Bass will move into warm water on warm sunny days.
Lake Dardanelle Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Lake Dardanelle Crappie Rating:
   2.8/5
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The crappie fishing should be getting good to great now. Crappie function excellent in 54 degree water. Crappie will be nicely bunched up still and moving more aggresively than when the water temperature is in the 35 to 50 degree range. With baitfish getting more active, the crappie fishing will be good. Good luck today!
Lake Dardanelle Walleye Fishing

[ Walleye Info ]
Lake Dardanelle Walleye Rating:
   2.8/5
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Lake Dardanelle Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Lake Dardanelle Catfish Rating:
   3.5/5
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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 Dardanelle Spotted Bass Fishing

[ Spotted Bass Info ]
Lake Dardanelle Spotted Bass Rating:
   2.8/5
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Lake Dardanelle at 54 degree water temperature this is a great time to get out on the water and try hitting some deeper primary and secondary points. Spotted bass will be feeding at this water temperature but will be much harder to catch. On Sunny warm afternoons its a great time to throw a crank bait, jigs or slow roll a spinnerbait at 5-10 foot on sunny points and drops off of sunny flats. Spottted Bass will move into warm water on warm sunny days.
Lake Dardanelle White Bass Fishing

[ White Bass Info ]
Lake Dardanelle White Bass Rating:
   2.6/5
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Lake Dardanelle White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Blue crank bait usually works well in shad schools for white bass.
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Lake Dardanelle Striped Bass Fishing

[ Striped Bass Info ]
Lake Dardanelle Striped Bass Rating:
   2.4/5
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Lake Dardanelle Trout Fishing

[ Trout Info ]
Lake Dardanelle Trout Rating:
   2.2/5
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Lake Dardanelle 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:
08:22 CST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
18:01 CST







Lake Dardanelle Links
Camping Info
http://www.arkansasstateparks.com/parks/camping.asp?id=6  

Army Corps. Lake P
http://www.swl.usace.army.mil/parks/dardanelle/recreation.htm#FishingHunting  

DWP Lake Info
http://www.arkansasstateparks.com/lakedardanelle  

Lake Map
http://www.arkansasstateparks.com/images/pdfs/L-DARDAN-03.pdf  

State Park
http://www.arkansasstateparks.com/lakedardanelle  

State Park PDF
http://www.arkansasstateparks.com/images/pdfs/L-DARDAN-03.pdf  

State Department of Wildlife and Parks
http://www.agfc.state.ar.us/fishing_ol.h...  

State Parks
www.arkansasstateparks.com  

license
https://www.ark.org/agfc/license/index.p...  

State Fishing Records
http://www.agfc.com/fishing/fishrecords_...  

State Fishing Information
http://www.agfc.com/pdf/2006fishregs.pdf...