Local Arkansas Area Lakes

2008 Fishing Guide Book (PDF)

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Arkansas Lake Information and Maps

Anglers wishing to enjoy Arkansas' superb fishing locations will find over 600,000 acres of lakes,  more than 9,000 miles of flowing streams and rivers where they can pursue many species of freshwater fish.  Along with the Corps of Engineers lakes as well as privately owned lakes scattered throughout the Natural State are 52 Game and Fish Commission lakes tailor-made for your angling enjoyment.

Plug for largemouths on famous Mallard Lake, or jig for crappies on a cypress-shrouded oxbow.  Sit under a shade tree for some lake-side catfishing, or relax on a fishing pier while the kids dunk a worm for bluegills. It's all here: fishing fun, great scenery, down-home charm and Southern hospitality. And we'd like to share our treasures with you.

In 1945, the Game and Fish Commission initiated its lake construction program with a goal of providing additional fishing opportunities in high-population areas, in areas with few natural fishing waters and in areas where fishing had declined despite abundant fishable waters. Since the program began, the Commission has built 29 lakes throughout the state covering 21,937 acres.

These include five of the largest lakes ever constructed by a state wildlife agency - Lake Conway (6,700 acres), White Oak Lake (2,676 acres), Harris Brake Lake (1,300 acres), Lake Overcup (1,025 acres) and Lake Hinkle (960 acres).

Many additional public fishing lakes are found on the Commission's wildlife management areas. These include 12 naturally-formed oxbow lakes covering 420 acres and 11 man-made lakes covering 2,365 acres.  

The links below will help anglers find information about the Arkansas lakes.   If the lake name is underlined and in a different color, that leads to more information about that specific lake.  Otherwise, there is a link to the PDF map of that specific body of water.

Lakes in Trade Area

DeQueen (Sevier County)
Largemouth bass from 13 inches to 18 inches long must be released immediately to the water.  Legal to spearfish in season.  Check spearfishing regulations and limits.
Dierks (Howard and Sevier County)
Largemouth bass from 13 inches to 16 inches long must be released immediately to the water.  Legal to spearfish in season.  Check spearfishing regulations and limits.
Gillham (Howard and Polk County)
Legal to spearfish in season.  Check spearfishing regulations and limits.
Hinkle (Scott County)
Largemouth bass from 13 inches to 16 inches long must be release immediately to the water.  Saugeye must be 18 inches or longer. On AGFC lakes and access areas, special rules apply.  Handicapped accessible fishing piers are available.
North Fork (Montgomery County)
Open fishing with rod or pole only.
Ouachita (Montgomery and Garland County)
Largemouth and spotted basses combined daily limit is 6.  Largemouth bass from 13 inches to 16 inches long must be released immediately to the water.  Striped bass daily limit is 3.  Smallmouth bass on Lake Ouachita upstream to the River Bluff access area must be released immediately to the water.  No fishing in the Collins Net Pen area.  Legal to take game fish with spear guns during season.  Spear fishing for smallmouth bass is prohibited.
Shady Lake (Polk County)
Largemouth bass must be 15 inches or longer.  Catfish daily limit is 5.  Open to fishing with rod or pole only.  Handicapped accessible fishing pier is available.
Truman Baker (Scott County)
Catfish daily limit is five.  Open to fishing with rod or pole only.
U.S. Forest Service (where posted)
Catfish daily limit is five.  Open to fishing with rod or pole only.
Wilhelmina (Polk County) 
Largemouth bass from 13 inches to 16 inches long must be released immediately to the water.  No fishing in the fish cage area.  Handicapped accessible fishing pier is available.
Name County Link
Beaver Benton, Carroll and Washington Link
Blue Mountain Logan and Yell Link
Bull Shoals Boone and Marion Link
Dardanelle Pope, Yell, Logan, Johnson, and Franklin Link
DeQueen Sevier Link
Dierks Sevier and Howard Link
DeGray Clark and Hot Spring Link
Gillham Howard Link
Greers Ferry Cleburne and Van Buren Link
Greeson Pike Link
Millwood Hempstead , Little River and Sevier Link
Nimrod Yell Link
Norfork Fulton and Marion Link
Ouachita Garland and Montgomery Link
Lake, River and Weather Information


Automated Phone Numbers

Little Red River/Greers Ferry Dam Generation 501-362-5150
White River/Bull Shoals Dam Generation 870-431-5311
North Fork River/Norfork Lake Dam Generation 870-431-5311
White River/Beaver Dam Generation 417-336-5083
Arkansas Lake Levels 501-324-5100
Arkansas River Levels 501-324-5150
Blakely Dam 501-767-2401
Carpenter and Remmel Dams 501-844-2125

Arkansas Stream Flow Conditions

National Weather Service - River Levels

U.S. Geological Survey

Arkansas Weather, Water Levels & Estimated Generation Schedules

Realtime Water Levels 
(US Geological Survey, Water Resources Division)

NOAA

(Weather Information from the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration)

Arkansas Game and Fish and Corp of Engineer Lakes
Lake Name Ownership County and WMA Map/Website
Ashbaugh

AGFC

Greene, Black River WMA PDF
Atkins

AGFC

Pope PDF
Barnett 

AGFC

White PDF
Bayou Meto WMA Lakes

AGFC

Arkansas County PDF
Beaver

COE

Benton, Carroll and Washington Link
Bentonville

AGFC

Benton PDF
Blue Mountain

COE 

Logan and Yell Link
Bob Kidd

AGFC

Washington PDF
Brewer

AGFC

Conway PDF
Bull Shoals

COE

Boone and Marion Link
Burnt Cane

AGFC

St. Francis PDF
Calion

AGFC

Union PDF
Cane Creek

AGFC

Lincoln PDF
Cargile

AGFC

Conway, Ed Gordon/Point Remove WMA PDF
Charles

AGFC

Lawrence PDF
Chicot

AGFC

Chicot PDF
Columbia

AGFC

Columbia PDF
Conway

AGFC

Faulkner PDF
Cox Creek

AGFC

Grant PDF
Crystal Lake

AGFC

Benton PDF
Dagmar

AGFC

Monroe, Dagmar WMA PDF
Dardanelle

COE

Pope, Yell, Logan, Johnson, and Franklin Link
DeQueen

COE

Sevier Link
DeGray

COE

Clark and Hot Spring Link
Dierks

COE

Sevier and Howard Link
Dr. Lester Sitzes III, Bois d' Arc

AGFC

Hempstead, Bois d ' Arc WMA PDF
Elmdale

AGFC

Washington PDF
Enterprise

AGFC

Ashley PDF
First Old River

AGFC

Miller PDF
Frierson

AGFC

Greene PDF
Gillham

COE

Howard Link
Grampus

AGFC

Ashley PDF
Grand

AGFC

Chicot PDF
Greenlee

AGFC

Monroe PDF
Greers Ferry

COE

Cleburne and Van Buren Link
Greeson

COE

Pike Link
Harris Brake

AGFC

Perry County, Harris Brake WMA PDF
Hindsville

AGFC

Madison PDF
Hinkle

AGFC

Scott PDF
Hogue

AGFC

Poinsett, Earl Buss/Bayou DeView WMA PDF
Horsehead

AGFC

Johnson PDF
Hurricane

AGFC

White, Henry Gray/Hurricane Lake WMA PDF
Jack Nolen

AGFC

Sebastian PDF
Mallard

AGFC

Mississippi, Big Lake WMA PDF
Mercer Bayou

AGFC

Miller, Sulphur River WMA PDF
Millwood

COE

Hempstead , Little River and Sevier Link
Nimrod

COE

Yell Link
Norfork

COE

Fulton and Marion Link
Ouachita

COE

Garland and Montgomery Link
Overcup

AGFC

Conway PDF
Petit Jean

AGFC

Yell, Petit Jean WMA PDF
Pickthorne

AGFC

Lonoke, Holland Bottoms WMA PDF
Poinsett

AGFC

Poinsett PDF
Saracen

AGFC

Jefferson PDF
Shirey Bay

AGFC

Lawrence, Shirey Bay/Rainey Brake WMA PDF
Sugarloaf

AGFC

Sebastian PDF
Tri-County

AGFC

Calhoun PDF
Truman Baker

AGFC

Scott PDF
Wallace

AGFC

Drew, Chicot PDF
White Oak

AGFC

Ouachita PDF
Wilhelmina

AGFC

Polk PDF
Wilson  Brake

AGFC

Ashley PDF
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