Lake Ouachita Crappie


Crappie Fishing on Lake Ouachita.

The crappie in Lake Ouachita will be in or around brush piles that the Army Corp of Engineers / Arkansas Game and fish Commission or local anglers have built. To be successful fishing for crappie on Lake Ouachita learn where these brush piles are, or make your own brush pile.

 Also know when crappie are up on the bank spawning in buckbrush, depending on the water level, Lake Ouachita has lots of buckbrush which makes for great crappie fishing in the spring spawning period.

Another option is to hire a guide to take you fishing for crappie. A crappie fishing guide can put you on fish quick and will even clean and bag your catch.

Brush Piles In the Northfork / Avant Area of Lake Ouachita.
Brush Piles in The Big Fir Area
Brush Piles in The Hiway 27 area
Brush Piles in The Denby Area
Brush Piles in The Steep Shoals Area

The Army Corp of Engineers brush piles are marked with blue signs that indicate a brush pile is located out in front of it. 

Lake Ouachita Map.

Lake Ouachita is located in Garland and Montgomery Counties, Arkansas,
3 miles west of Hot Springs, Arkansas.

 The common set up for crappie in Lake Ouachita is a 6’6” or 7’ rod with 2-pound test monofilament line and either a 3/8-ounce spoon or 1/16-ounce jig head with a 2-inch Grub in Tennessee shad or rainbow trout color . Fish the spoon or grub straight down in, over or just outside the brush.  When fishing with a minnow use a slip bobber, split shot weight, and a gold Aberdeen straight shank hook.

 Two areas that consistently has good crappie fishing is the South Fork arm around twin creeks to shangri-la and around the Crystal Springs area.

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