• Millwood Lake Fishing Report - AR

    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 Fishing Report - AR

    As of Monday, 04 September, the lake level is approx 4" above normal conservation pool and steady at 259.5 ft-msl. There is current of 1090 CFS in Little River; tailwater approx 228.4 ft-msl. Water temps dropped slightly over the past week. Use normal caution during navigation. Check lake level of Millwood Lake on our website helpful links 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 on Millwood Lake.


    Surface temps as of Monday, are ranging near 77ºF early to 85ºF range later under full sun, depending on location. Navigation considered normal caution on Little River and Millwood, this week.


    Clarity and visibility continues improving from all the recent high winds and thunderstorms over the past week, depending on location for main lake and Little River. As of Monday on main lake structure away from current, clarity & visibility ranges approx 6-15 inches. Little River's visibility ranges 8-12 inches depending on location and current. The oxbow's clarity currently ranging approx 15-25 inches depth of visibility depending on location. Clarity and visibility can change dramatically on Millwood in just a few hours with high winds, rain, or thunderstorms.


    Be advised there are NEW NO-WAKE RIVER BUOYS AT WHITE CLIFFS BOAT RAMP AND THE NO WAKE ZONE EXTENDS FROM NORTH END OF PARK TO SOUTH END OF PARK for approximately over 1 mile, and being enforced by AGFC in Little River. This no wake zone is being strictly enforced and is no tolerance for wake boaters or barges.


    To volunteer for one of the cleanup dates or ramp and USACE park information, contact Tony Porter at the Millwood Tri-Lakes Project Office. 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.




    The Details:


    Largemouth Bass: Cooler temperatures this week has dropped the surface water temp and schooling activities up river, are back again. Bass remain good around 2-4 pounds, on topwaters early at dawn up to around 10am. Bass continue to react the most aggressive at dawn in the oxbows of Little River where creek channels dump into main body water. Top water bite at daybreak remains very good over the past few weeks on soft plastic fogs, buzz baits, Stuttersteps, Baby Torpedoes, Heddon Dying Flutters, and Jitterbugs. Soft plastic Bass Assassin Shads and top water soft plastic frogs remain drawing good responses, early in the morning around vegetation and lily pads. Best color of buzz baits over the past couple weeks included black/blue, Casper the ghost, and Firecracker/chartreuse around pads and vegetation adjacent to deeper sections of the creek channels or in the river. Bass Assassin Shads continue working well and best reaction we have had remain on the Salt and Pepper Silver Phantom, or Grey Ghost, and on the Rainbow Trout colors. Best colors over the past couple weeks of the Stuttersteps are the Pro Blue, Ghost Shad, or Millwood Magic colors.


    The deep and medium diving crankbaits like the Bomber Fat Free Shad, remain working across underwater points in Little River; squarebill crankbaits continue working in creek channel swings (outer bends and deflecting off stumps) and where creek mouths and sloughs feed and dump into the oxbows. Rat-L-Trap/Echo 1.75 squarebills are still catching bass with the Gizzard Shad, Ghost Minnow, and Gold Shad being the best colors in the clearer water backwaters away from current over the past week. Nice size bass also continue biting on bulky 4" salty tubes with black/blue tail or appleseed/chartreuse tail colors working over the past week. 10" magnum Berkley worms are still working with best colors over the past week being black, black grape and blue fleck.


    When the morning top water bite subsides, Larg
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