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ARKANSAS RIVER Stripers can be found from the Oklahoma border to the Mississippi River in the
Arkansas River, a distance of 310 miles. Stripers concentrate in the tailwaters
of the 12 dams that divide the river into pools making stripers eaiser to find.
A deal in the 70s by AGFC Riley Donahoo and fisheries biologist Andrew Hulsey
had fingerling Striped Bass flown in from South Carolina and put into the newly
formed lake Dardanelle.They thrived reproduced and migrated up and down stream.
Arkansas River now supports a naturally reproducing population
of striped bass, which, along with the Red River makes the two
rivers the only known water in Arkansas to have natural reproduction.
Impoundment Locations followed by Zip Code
Lake Norfork 72658
The Arkansas Game & Fish Commission stocks about 100,000 to 125,000 Striper fingerlings into Lake Norfork every year. These fingerlings are produced at state hatcheries, usually from broodstock collected from an Arkansas Lake. The forage base is gizzard and threadfin shad.
Lake Ouachita 71956
Lake Ouachita covers 66,000 acres of land and water. The dam is 200 feet high and 1,100 feet long. Lake Ouachita has 20,000 acres of public hunting land. With 21 recreation areas, 150 picnic sites, 1,106 campsites, 24 boat ramps and 13 swimming beaches. Topographical map for Lake Ouachita
Beaver Lake 72756 Widely recognized as an outstanding fishing resource. The striper fishery deserves special mention as one of the nations finest with potential to produce record fish in the 50 lb category. 28,220 acres.
Big Stripers are the main attraction at Beaver Lake, which spreads over 28,220 acres in the Ozark Mountains. Beaver Lake is intentionally managed for Big Stripers, not big numbers, according to fisheries biologist over the lake for the AGFC. Stripers average 10 to 15 pounds , and 30- to 40- pound fish show up with pretty good regularity. Topograhical map for Beaver Lake
Lake Hamilton 70901
Lake Hamilton has four public access
areas and several private marinas and resorts provide good access
to all parts of the lake. Lake Hamilton
has produced two state record stripers and more recently gave
up a 58Lb striper that is the new lake record.
Lake Maumelle 72113
Greers Ferry 72067
Greers Ferry Lake with about 32,500 acres of lake surface to accommodate both boaters and fishermen, the fishing at the lake is good throughout the year. Every game fish native to the State of Arkansas has been stocked in the clear waters of the lake by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. Greers Ferry has a 25 acre nursery pond to manage stocks in Greers Ferry Lake. The pond is located adjacent to the Mill Creek Recreation Area.