• 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 12" above normal NCP (Normal Conservation Pool) and falling; oxbows' water clarity stained, Little River muddy. Millwood Lake pool elevation 260.2 ft-msl with gate discharge at the dam around 7,700 CFS in Little River according to the USACE. The tailwater below the dam and gates, around 239 ft-msl and rising 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. Use caution in navigation along Little River with high discharge rates and scattered, wide debris fields in heavy flow conditions.


    Surface temps dropped again over the last week, ranging between 44F early to 48F range later under full sun, 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.


    Clarity reduced over the past few days in the oxbow lakes along Little River. Current along Little River decreased, and river clarity ranging 5-10 inches visibility depending on location. Clarity & visibility of Oxbows along Little River at 12-18 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 is closed for its annual, winter, shutdown through end of February. 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.


    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!


    Navigation is cautioned with high discharge rates at the Millwood Dam and high river flow conditions with debris!


    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 have been hit and miss over the past week. Warmer days with blue skies have been best near vertical structure and deeper drops with 6-9 feet deep flats in close range. Over the past couple weeks, Bass were fair on swim jigs with thumper-tail trailers, chatterbaits, jigs, and heavy thumping 1-Knocker Rat-L-Traps. Most Bass we are finding continue randomly roaming shallow on full sun and bright skies into the 6-10 foot depths of flats adjacent to deeper drops into 9-15 feet depth ranges. The Largemouths, have continue randomly turning on during the heat of the day, better on bright, sunny, clear days when water temps will rise a few degrees in mid-day. Squarebill crankbaits, Chatterbaits and Spinnerbaits will randomly connecting with the shallow roaming Bass. MR-6, Echo 1.75, and Little John cranks, have been getting fair responses over the past week. 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 week. The best bite continues during heat of the day from 12pm-3pm.


    RatLTraps, MR-6 or SB-57 medium diving cranks in Millwood Magic, Sunburst Shad, Red Shad, or Red Chrome and Craw colors continue getting best reactions over the past several weeks, and anglers should be patient this time of year. McGuire Lake and Horseshoe Lake oxbows, up Little River has the clearest water conditions. Majority of these roaming, mid-day Bass are suspending near vertical structure for many hours of the day, and turn on like a light switch for a few hours under the warmest 2-3 hours of daylight, from 5-9 feet depth with 12-18 feet of depth nearby.


    Swim jigs with a Bang Die Dapper, and vertical jigging Cordell or Kastmaster spoons, are finding vertical suspended Bass from 10-15 feet on ledges or deep creek, outside bends, with stumps present.


    White Bass: Whites were found roaming Little River at creek junctions and dumps into the river late last week. Chartreuse Shad, Tennessee Shad, and Citrus Shad were picking off a few decent White Bass, and vertical jigging spoons caught several in the backwash behind points along Little River between Jack's Isle and Horseshoe Oxbow.


    Crappie: The Crappie scattered with all the river current last week, but the reduction in current this week should help them return to planted brush along Little River this week.


    Cats: Channel Cats and Blues in Little River continue to bite well on trot lines, and in the oxbows on limb lines using Punch bait and chicken livers/hearts.




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    Lake level 12" above normal conservation pool elevation, currently 260.2 ft-msl and falling. Clarity of oxbows along Little River stained but improving. The discharge currently near 7,700 CFS in Little River, according to the USACE. The tailwater below the dam and gates, is around 239 ft-msl, rising, 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 Millwood.


    Clarity which had been improving over the past few days in the oxbow lakes along Little River, stained up over the past few days from recent rainfall. Current along Little River increased, clarity ranging 5-10 inches visibility depending on location. Clarity & visibility of Oxbows along Little River at 15-25 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, 44-48 throughout 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 closed for its annual, winter, shutdown through end of February. 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.


    Navigation on Millwood Lake is cautioned with discharge at the dam & 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.


    Thanks again and we look forward to working to help you on Millwood Lake!








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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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