on Lake Ouachita are still hitting topwater lures early and late
in the day, but more catches have been made on live shad in 20 to
30 feet of water. Best action is on sunken islands and long
points. Largemouth bass are good on worms and brush hogs in the
standard green colors. Some fish are hitting spinner baits at
still good on crickets in 10 to 15 feet of water.
Now is the
time to start getting your bowhunting equipment ready for fall.
Stop by Wilson’s Cabin on your way to Lake Ouachita for the latest
in bows and other hunting gear.
Ruth’s Twin Creek bait and tackle to get the latest info on the
local fishing. Madeline and Bruce will be glad to help you get
the right lures or bait to make your trip go better.
Parker Dozhier of Dozhier’s Bait Shop & Rainbow Landing for the
Catherine trout action has slowed somewhat, with fewer rainbows
being taken, but the size of those caught is impressive. Power
bait, crawfish crankbaits and shadlike spoons are working directly
below the dam. Walleye are being taken in good numbers with
Bandits and S-5 Rapala being the favored lure for those trolling,
while silver spoons are the best bet for bottom jigging.
hitting small bream, large shiners and stink baits, with most of
the hot action around the state park.
hitting crickets and red worms with the south shoreline at the
east end of the large bays producing the best action.
Hamilton topwater bass action is good in the Hot Springs Creek
basin and in the Mazarn Creek area. Short worm and Carolina
rigged lizards are working later in the day.
beginning to move in the area of Stokes and Skully Creeks and are
being taken on bottom jigging spoons. Bream are hitting crickets
and worms, with some good action off deep points and around bridge
hitting shad, live shiners and small bream with some good trotline
catches being reported.