• Millwood Lake - Arkansas Fishing Report

    Millwood Lake Guide Service
    (870) 772-6840 http://www.millwoodguideservice.com/index.html MillwoodLakeGSvc@aol.com
  • Millwood Lake Guide Service has been featured numerous times on the popular TV show Fishing Country with Charlie Pack. We guide for Largemouth bass, White bass, Kentucky bass, and Crappie. Since 1990, Millwood Lake Guide Service has supported and worked with Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and The US Army Corps of Engineers regularly, Catch and Release Foundation, Black Bass Federation and Restoration Projects

  • Millwood Lake - Arkansas Fishing Report

    As of Tuesday, Millwood Lake level has jumped drastically from last week and the recent thunderstorms. The lake elevation on Tuesday was 13+ inches above normal NCP (Normal Conservation Pool) at 260.3 and falling; oxbows' water clarity stained, Little River clarity muddy with current discharge this week. Millwood Lake tailwater elevation 241 ft-msl with gate discharge at the dam around 13,500 CFS in Little River according to the USACE. Be sure and check the most recent lake level of Millwood Lake on our website helpful link page, or at the US Army Corps of Engineers website for updated gate release changes and inflow rates with rising and falling lake levels.


    Surface temps remain stable this week, ranging in 61-70F range, depending on location. Continue to use caution in navigation on Little River and Millwood watching for random broken, or floating timber in Little River are in effect. Lots of Little River buoy markers have been replaced along the main lake channel. Use extreme caution in navigation on main lake.


    Current along Little River increased this week with discharge release at the dam, and river clarity ranging 2-5 inches visibility depending on location. Clarity & visibility of Oxbows at 5-10 inches depending on location. Further up Little River has more heavier stain/muddy inflow conditions. Clarity and visibility can change dramatically on Millwood in just a few hours with high winds, gate discharge, rain, or thunderstorms.


    Millwood State Park is opened for campers. See the CV-19 related information, and camping reservation requirements at https://www.arkansasstateparks.com/p...ood-state-park.


    Millwood State Park Marina is open at Millwood State Park. The Marina has minnows and bait. Call the Millwood State Park Marina at 870-898-5334.


    The Millwood State Park Office is open can be reached at 870-898-2800 for availability or additional information.


    USACE is in process of evaluation and replacing Little River buoy markers, that have been shifted or moved from recent high flow conditions. The USACE has reopened Okay Landing. Use extreme caution and drive slowly around heavy construction equipment!


    Continue to use extreme caution in Little River where river current may have moved or damaged river buoys!


    Be aware of missing/broken telephone pole lane markers at upper end of Little Gas Line Cutoff boat lane!


    To volunteer for one of the cleanup dates or ramp, report any USACE project violations, or work updates, or USACE park information, contact Trey Shelton or Tiffany Smith at the Millwood Tri-Lakes Project Office 870-898-3343. To receive project updates, daily lake level information updates, gate release flows, tailwater information, park and campground information, or volunteer, call the US Army Corps of Engrs toll-free Millwood Project information line at 888-697-9830 or the US Army Corps of Engineers' main number to verify another Corp of Engineers project is open, at 877-444-6777. Call the Millwood State Park at 870-898-2800. Call the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission for an officer, biologist, or to report AGFC regulation violation at 800-482-9262. Also reach the US Corps of Engineers at 870-898-3343 for more information about drawdown conditions, Millwood Lake project work, or to report/inquire regarding safety or navigation hazards directly to the US Army Corps of Engineers Tri-Lakes Project Office at Millwood.




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    The Details:


    Largemouth Bass: Most Largemouth Bass up Little River in the oxbows are post-spawn, even though a few straggler female Bass still in spawning mode, are scattered. Brazalo Spinnerbaits in Millwood Mayhem Bream, River Shad, and Spot Remover continue catching roaming Bass from 2-3 lbs each on flats and creek channel swings from 3-8 feet deep. Chatterbaits in Sexy Shad or Bream patterns using a thumping Bass Assassin Boss Shiner 4.5" swimbait trailer in Bluegill Flash, Mama's 14k or Chico's Red Ear, continue to pick up a few healthy 3-4 pound Largemouths this week. Bass continue randomly roaming shallow on full sun and bright skies in the 3-6 foot depths of flats adjacent to deeper drops into 7-10 feet depth creek channels. The best period for the past couple weeks, being during afternoon. Anywhere a slightly deeper creek channel swings in near spawning flats with vertical structure nearby, and where stumps are present near creek mouths drop, have held some decent sized bass over the past few weeks. NUMEROUS Largemouth Bass over 10-11 pounds each, have been weighed in, over the past several weeks. Several Bass from 5-8 pounds were caught and weighed in tournaments over the past 2 weeks.


    Bass Assassin Shads on a light wire Owner Rig'n hook, continue to draw good reactions in the grass and lily pads for the past couple weeks, with best reactions in pads and grass lines using Electric Shad, Golden Bream, or Native Shiner colors. Best colors of 4" Bass Assassin HPC (Heavy Punch Craw) we are Texas rigging with for last couple weeks, have been the Black Grape/blue glitter, Chico's Red Ear, or St John's Special near stumps and lily pads from 5-9 feet deep. Custom poured Senkos and trick worms continue working on stumps and cypress trees in 3-8 feet depths. Best colors in Trick Worms have been the black/blue, Blue Ice, and Watermelon Candy. Magnum Bulky Lizards in Blackberry, Blue Bayou, Black/blue tail, and Watermelon Candy continue taking a few good Bass this week on flooded cypress trees, stumps, and along vegetation lines in ditches, creeks, and flats from 3-8 feet deep. Topwater Horny Toads and Hollow-body Live Target frogs, are beginning to snatch a few topwater explosion Bass from 2-4 pounds each near buckbrush, overhanging limbs from cypress trees, and in Lily-pad and alligator weed vegetation.


    White Bass: have pretty much finished their annual spawning run upriver, between AR 71 Highway at Wilton Landing and Patterson Shoals near Cossatot inflow ditch and pockets w/ points extending into Little River, above Wilton Landing along Little River this week and are beginning to migrate down Little River. Numerous White Bass have been caught over the past 3-4 weeks, in the 3+ pound class, along the river on Rat-L-Traps, Little Georges, Chuck'n Spins, Rooster Tails, spoons and Bomber crankbaits. The White Bass began scattering in large schools downriver following the spawn over the past week or so.


    Crappie: continue to improve again this week and are staging near 2-8 feet deep close to cypress stands ready to move in for the spawn. Over the past week, these prespawn Crappie have been best on minnows and jigs in pockets along the main lake sections near the golf course along South Hickory Creek and near Beards Bluff campground, and in oxbows of Mud Lake and McGuire Oxbow Lakes up Little River. Crappie continue holding in the 2-4' and 8 foot depth zones this week, and are staging to move shallow over the next few days or so. Best color of jigs over the past week or so have been black/red, junebug, white/red, and white/orange. Blakemore Roadrunners in white/chartreuse and SK Rocket Shads in white/yellow heads, have also produced nice sized 2-2.5 lb Slab Crappies over the past few days.


    Cats: drastically improved this week with the increase of current along Little River. Limb lines, trot lines, and yo-yos have been working for some nice Blues and Cats over the past week with the increase of discharge at Millwood Dam. Cut shad, buffalo, and 3-day spoiled chicken livers have been working.




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    Lake level 13+ inches above normal conservation pool elevation, currently 260.3 ft-msl and falling. Clarity of oxbows along Little River stained from recent high wind and thunderstorms. The discharge currently near 13,500 CFS in Little River, according to the USACE. The tailwater below the dam and gates, is around 241 ft-msl, with discharge. Be sure and check the most recent lake level of Millwood Lake on our website helpful link page, or at the US Army Corps of Engineers website for updated gate release changes and inflow rates with rising and falling lake levels, especially during high river flow and discharge conditions at any time on Millwood.


    Current along Little River increased, clarity ranging 2-5 inches visibility depending on location. Clarity & visibility of Oxbows along Little River at 10-15 inches depending on location. Further up Little River has heavier stain conditions. Clarity and visibility can change dramatically on Millwood in just a few hours with high winds, gate discharge, rain, or thunderstorms.


    Surface temps as of Monday, 60 early to 70 later in the day, depending on location.


    Millwood State Park is open for campers. See the CV-19 related information, and camping reservation requirements at https://www.arkansasstateparks.com/p...ood-state-park.


    Millwood State Park Marina is open at Millwood State Park. The Marina has minnows and bait. Call the Millwood State Park Marina at 870-898-5334.


    The Millwood State Park Office is open can be reached at 870-898-2800 for additional information or availability.


    USACE is in process of evaluation and replacing Little River buoy markers, that have been shifted or moved from recent high flow conditions. Okay Landing has reopened from recent construction. Use extreme caution and drive slowly around heavy construction equipment!


    Navigation on Millwood Lake is CAUTIONED with discharge at the dam & current flow conditions.


    IMPORTANT: USE CAUTION IN THE UPPER END OF THE BOAT LANE FROM THE HIGH LINE TO THE LITTLE GAS LINE CUTOFF FOR MISSING OR DAMAGED TELEPHONE POLE BOAT LANE MARKERS that were damaged or moved by broken timber on north end of main lake in open water!


    Wear your life jacket and kill switch and watch for obstructions, floaters, broken limbs, logs, and debris along Little River.


    To volunteer for one of the cleanup dates or ramp and USACE park information, contact Trey Shelton or Tiffany Smith at the Millwood Tri-Lakes Project Office at 870-898-3343. To receive project updates, daily lake level information updates, gate release flows, tailwater information, park and campground information, or volunteer, call the US Army Corps of Engrs toll-free information line at 888-697-9830 or the US Army Corps of Engineers' main number to verify another Corps of Engrs project is open, at 877-444-6777.


    Wear your Life Jacket and kill switch!! If you are suddenly or unexpectedly thrown from your boat, it could be your only chance of survival. Use caution navigating Little River in low light conditions, SLOW DOWN, and pass friendly to other boaters! As always, careful watch for any random floaters and debris in Little River's current, and wearing your PFD and kill switch is a requirement!


    Visit with us on our website, YouTube, and on Facebook, for the most current Millwood Lake fishing and water conditions report, updated weekly. See some great catch and release photos, sponsor links, tons of great information and resources on the lake available to you, along with excellent related direct links to Arkansas' State Parks, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission's Black Bass Program, the AGFC Florida Bass Stocking Program photos, The US Army Corps of Engineers, Arkansas.com and tons more great fishing stuff....


    Use extreme caution in navigation, wear your life jacket and let us know how we can help you GET OUT THERE!!




    Our goal is simple, to help you and yours make rewarding fishing experience memories to last a lifetime and increase your knowledge of the vast resource known simply to locals as, "The Jungle" we call Millwood Lake.


    Our commitment is simple, whatever it takes to make our goal a reality. If we are able to coach and mentor folks with techniques and experience we have gained in fishing here for over 40 years, to help them be better fishermen long after their time spent with us has passed, then we have succeeded.











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    Mike Siefert
    Owner/Operator
    https://www.MillwoodGuideService.com


    P. O. Box 4957
    Texarkana, AR/TX/USA 75505-4957
    Shop: 870-772-6840


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