Welcome to FishingNotes.com Arkabutla Lake fishing report page. Here you will find all the information you need to make the best decisions for today's fishing. Current weather including air temperature, barometric pressure, wind speed and direction are continuously updated throughout the day. Arkabutla Lake water temperature is one of the vital statistics included on this page. We also include the moon phase as full and new moons are generally better fishing times. Help in choosing what time to hit the water with daily sunrise and sunset times plus moon rise and moon set times. We would love to hear how your fishing trip went, feel free to share your days success on the community report page. Good luck and we hope you catch a full bag today!
State:
Mississippi
Latitude:
34.763016
Maximum Depth (ft):
60
County:
Tunica
Longitude:
-90.054244
Normal Elevation (ft):
0
Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir
Water Clarity:
1-3 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
20000
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
No Restrictions
Lake Management:
Army Corps
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2012-02-13
Species: Crappie
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
I heard there was a 4 lb 4 oz crappie caught in the spillway last week
Arkabutla Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
3.5
Arkabutla Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- I would re amend stink bait or any flashy worms
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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Largemouth bass fishing is in full spawn now the water temperature has climbed up to 64 degrees. The large female bass will be on the beds and holding tight. Spawning bass won't be feeding aggressively at this water temperature but they will be catchable. In addition, all bass don't spawn at the exact same time or water temperature. If you aren't a site fisherman, you should be able to find some larger females and male largemouth on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding so fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again.
Arkabutla Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
2
Arkabutla Lake Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Sadly, there are NO Smallmouth in Arkabutla Lake. It is the wrong type of habitat. Not cool enough and not rocky enough.
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Arkabutla Lake Crappie Rating:
4
Arkabutla Lake Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The crappie spawn should be really heating up now. Crappie prefers to spawn on gravel bottom typically with brush and/or emergent vegetation for cover. If the lake is void of gravel bottoms, find the rocks or rip rap. Crappie will use the larger structure rocks for cover. Cast some small grub baits in the shallows looking for the spawning crappie. Good luck today!
Arkabutla Lake Catfish Rating:
4.5
Arkabutla Lake Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The water temperature is climbing and the catfish will start becoming more active now. The catfish spawn is right around the corner and generally all catfish species will be looking to spawn. Blue catfish, flathead and channel catfish spawn in much the same areas. Mostly spawning in deep tree lay downs that have lots of shade, holes in the bank, sunken barrels and tires. With baitfish becoming active, it?s time to catch some small sunfish, bluegill, shad and frogs and getting the line in the water.
Arkabutla Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
4.5
Arkabutla Lake Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
In the 64 degrees range, spotted bass are generally their most active at this water temperature. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the spotted bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day.
Arkabutla Lake White Bass Rating:
4
Arkabutla Lake White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- If you thing white bass fishing is hard to you and if you are having hard times finding the white bass
in the lake than go to the spillway in artlabutla or the outlet channel.I have fished there at times and
catch like 10 sometimes around 20!What you need to use on the spillway is little stick bait that
represents a blue squid and a yellow squid that is what you need to use.I forgot the name which I am
very sorry but what you are looking for white bass fishing is a little stick bait that look like yellow or
blue squid.I am really sorry if you didn't catch fish on it but I do know I used it caught a ton of them in
the spillway.
White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Arkabutla Lake Striped Bass Rating:
3.5
Arkabutla Lake Striped Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- I don't know if they are striped bass in artlabutla but I do know what to use.You need to use
crankbaits like spoons and rapala lures they are more than likely if they are in artlabutla going to be
swimmming in the middle or the deep part of artlabutla.
Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):

Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

The affects of the moon on freshwater fish and game are at a minimum right now. There will be a new moon coming up here in a few days. The fisherman should never use this as an excuse to not get on the water. The affects of the moon can only enhance the outcome of a day's fishing not decrease potential catch for today. On days without the new or full moon, all other factors including weather, barometric pressure, wind and cloud cover will make up today's equation for success.

Sunrise:

06:13 CST

Sunset:

19:41 CST

Moon Phase:


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