• Millwood Lake - Arkansas Fishing Report

    Millwood Lake Guide Service
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  • 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 Wednesday, Millwood Lake clarity is drastically improved, approximately 5 inches above normal NCP (Normal Conservation Pool) and falling; oxbows' water clarity excellent, Little River increased stain from current. Millwood Lake pool elevation 259.6 ft-msl with gate discharge at the dam around 3,200 CFS in Little River according to the USACE. The tailwater below the dam and gates, around 241 ft-msl and falling 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.


    Surface temps remain consistent this week, ranging in 58-67F 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 are missing along the main lake channel. Use extreme caution in navigation on main lake. Only 2-3 markers from Yarborough point to Big Bayou Boat Run in Little River!


    Clarity improved over the past few days in the oxbows & along Little River. Current along Little River dropped back this week with decrease discharge at the dam, and river clarity ranging 3-5 inches visibility depending on location. Clarity & visibility of Oxbows at 15-18 inches depending on location. Further up Little River has more heavier stain 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 has NOW REOPENED for the season at Millwood State Park. The Millwood State Park Office is open can be reached at 870-898-2800 for 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. River buoys are currently scheduled to be replaced along Little River next week. The USACE has closed Okay boat ramp during construction and repair of levee at Okay, but is currently scheduled to reopen this Friday 3/19/21 after 0800am. 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: Bass continue in a full blown spawning mode this week on Millwood. Numerous Bass beds are being seen with prespawn females staging and spawning. Largemouth Bass are improved a little more this week with warmer daytime highs and warm southern winds. Brazalo Spinnerbaits in White/Chartreuse, Millwood Mayhem Bream and Spot Remover caught decent Bass this week, and Chatterbaits picked up some healthy 3-5 pound Largemouths this week. Most Bass we are finding 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 ranges. The best period this week during the late morning. Anywhere a creek channel runs into the deeper creek bends or vertical structure and drops into the oxbows, where stumps and creek mouths drop, have held some decent sized bass over the past few weeks.


    Bass Assassin Shads are beginning to draw good reactions this week, Houdini, watermelon, and salt and pepper silver phantom being the best colors. Best colors of Bugs and Beavers we had luck with for last couple weeks were Black Neon, Grasshopper, Blackberry, and Pearl Bream. Custom poured Senkos are working on stumps and cypress trees in 3-8 feet depths. Heavy thumper tail swim baits on a Jackhammer Chatterbait in Spot Remover, Blue Glimmer are working, and Trick Worms in black/blue, and Blue Ice, and Purple Smoke are catching Bass. 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 that were exploring new bed making locations near flooded timber and cypress trees.


    White Bass: are running a little further upriver, near mouth of McGuire and Cemetery Slough along Little River this week. Numerous White Bass anglers are connecting White Bass in the 3 pound class, between Cemetery and McGuire Oxbows, along the river on Rocket Shads, Little Georges, Chuck'n Spins, Rooster Tails, spoons and crankbaits. The White Bass have begun their annual spawning run up Little River over the past week and are staging and moving up Little River to headwaters for the spawn.


    Crappie: have been much improved this week than last week, on minnows and jigs in oxbows of Mud Lake and McGuire Oxbow Lakes up Little River. Crappie are holding in the 8-9 foot depth zones this week, and have not yet pulled up to spawn, but are staging to move shallow over the next week or so.


    Cats: continue to bite consistently in Little River on trot lines, Yo-Yo's, and limb lines in the oxbows using King's Punch bait, chicken livers, gizzards, and hot dogs.




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    Lake level 5 inches above normal conservation pool elevation, currently 259.6 ft-msl and falling. Clarity of oxbows along Little River improved with increase of discharge at the dam. The discharge currently near 3,200 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.


    Clarity improved over the past few days in the oxbow lakes along Little River, more stain further up river. Current along Little River decreased, clarity ranging 3-5 inches visibility depending on location. Clarity & visibility of Oxbows along Little River at 15-18 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, 58 early to 67 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 has NOW REOPENED for the season at Millwood State Park. The Millwood State Park Office is open can be reached at 870-898-2800 for 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. River buoys are currently scheduled to be replaced along Little River next week. The USACE has closed Okay boat ramp during construction and repair of levee at Okay, but is currently scheduled to reopen this Friday 3/19/21 after 0800am. 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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