Lake Ouachita

Current Temperature:
39°

Est Water Temperature:
55° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
30.14 (Rising)

Wind Speed:
North at 00 Knots (0 MPH)

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Lake Ouachita
National Pro Reports

Lake Minnetonka, MN
2014-04-16
We are getting close to fishing lake minnetonka with open water. We are now past lake minnetonkas average ice out, with most channels open and the remaining ice being honey comb throughout. With a f... [more]

-Dan Jasper

Sooner Lake, OK
2014-04-14
The fish are finally waking up at Sooner. Water temps in the main lake are 58 degrees and 72 in the discharge canal. Most fish are being taken shallow on live Shad fished on a free line. It\'s the mos... [more]

-Steve Carroll

Lake Guntersville, AL
2014-04-14
13 April 2014 Lake Guntersville %u2013 Really nice family joined me yesterday on Guntersville and after a slow first hour or so the guy%u2019s started putting them in the boat. Everyone caught fish ... [more]

-Jake (Mid South Bass Guide)

Old Hickory Lake, TN
2014-04-08
This report is for the week of 03/30/2014- 04/07/2014

We have again had an awesome week here on Old Hickory Lake this week as we ran 4 trips and are still catching big fish! This week alone... [more]

-Ian Huey

Lake Sidney Lanier, GA
2014-04-06
Striper fishing is good and should be improving as the warming water temperatures gets the fish up and moving. The boys will be looking for girl friends and the girls will be looking to pack on the we... [more]

-Ken West and Mike Maddalena

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. Vital fishing information for Lake Ouachita, 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!

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):
With Lake Ouachita at 55 degree water temperature largemouth bass fishing is getting ready to ramp up. The male bass will start moving up from deep water toward spawning coves and the big ones are right behind them. This is a great time to get out on the water and try hitting some deeper primary and secondary points. The female bass will start feeding at this water temperature in preparation for spawn. The male bass may be up shallow especially on sunny afternoons. Fishing sunny spawning grounds that are receiving the warm spring time sun is a great way to get a few largemouth bass in the boat.
Lake Ouachita Smallmouth Bass Fishing

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Lake Ouachita Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   2.5/5
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With the water temperature at 55 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

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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:
   3.1/5
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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

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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 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.
Sunrise:
06:41 CST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
19:44 CST







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