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Lake Ouachita: As of Wednesday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reports the lake?s elevation at 567.58 feet MSL.
Mountain Harbor Resort said the water is clear and the surface temperature ranges from 70 to 76 degrees. Largemouth bass are very good early and late. Bass can be caught with top-water frogs fished over the moss or with a jig-and-pig in the moss. The floating worm bite is improving; try orange and watermelonseed trick worms. Spotted bass are excellent on live crawfish in 18-25 feet of water near or in brush piles. Walleye are still good with reports of these fish being caught on main lake points in brush piles. Silver spoons are the most effective. Try water 25-40 feet deep. Stripers are good on live bait, spoons or hair jigs. They are being caught on all areas of the lake. White bass are starting to school on the west end of the lake. Bream are fair on crickets or worms. These fish are best in water depths of 15-22 feet. Crappie are very good. The best locations are still around brush piles and moss flats using feather jigs, 2-inch grubs and minnows. Try main lake points and large moss flats 15-35 feet deep. Catfish are good and still being caught on live bait or cut bait in water 10-20 feet deep.
Lake Ouachita State Park Marina said not many people are fishing lately. The action should start picking up soon.