• 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, Millwood Lake is approx 3-4" above normal conservation pool currently near 259.5 ft-msl; and the discharge around 1,800 CFS in Little River according to the USACE. The tailwater below the dam and gates, as of Monday is around 227 ft-msl with discharge at the gates & dam. 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 drawdown conditions.


    USE EXTREME CAUTION IN THE UPPER END OF THE BOAT LANE FROM THE HIGH LINE TO THE LITTLE GAS LINE CUTOFF AND WATCH FOR MISSING OR DAMAGED TELEPHONE POLE LANE MARKERS and NUMEROUS RIVER BUOYS are MISSING along Little River from Paraloma Trail to main lake clear-cut.


    USACE recently replaced 19 missing buoy markers on Little River from Yarborough Point to Paraloma Trail, USE CAUTION where river buoys are still missing! 25 more river buoys are now being installed to complete marking Little River from mile marker 2 through mile 9.


    NO-WAKE ZONES are in effect and marked with no-wake river buoys at White Cliffs Campground boat ramp on Little River.


    Surface temps as of Monday, are ranging near 50F early to 53F range later under full sun, depending on location. Continue to use caution in navigation on Little River and Millwood watching for stumps, random broken, or floating timber in Little River are in effect. Clarity continues improving in the oxbows with the river receding. Little River is heavy stain, moderate current, and with random broken timber and debris.


    Stain improved again with reduced current in Little River over the past week as normal pool approaches, and Monday on main lake structure away from current, clarity & visibility is moderate stain, ranging approx 10-12 inches. Little River's visibility ranges 5-10 inches with current & heavy stain, depending on location and current. The oxbow's clarity currently ranging approx 20-30 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.


    To volunteer for one of the cleanup dates or ramp and USACE park information, contact Trey Shelton 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. 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.

    The Details:


    Largemouth Bass: Few but random lily pad stands remain in isolated patches, most have died back, and stems remain holding a few Bass near vertical structure on deeper drops in the oxbows. Most Bass we are finding are roaming shallow on full sun and bright skies into the 3-6 foot depths of flats adjacent to deeper drops into 9-15 feet depth ranges. The Largemouths, have been been 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, Rat-L-Traps, War Eagle Underspins, Chatterbaits and Spinnerbaits continue randomly connecting with the randomly roaming Bass. Rat-L-Traps, MR-6, Echo 1.75, and Little John cranks, have been getting decent responses over the past few weeks. Anywhere a creek channel is close by to 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 several weeks. Seems like over the past few days, the feeding mechanism turns on like a light switch, and shuts off almost as quickly during the heat of the afternoon, best from 12pm-3pm.


    RatLTrap MR-6 or Echo 1.75 medium diving cranks in Millwood Magic, Sunburst Shad, or Red Chrome and Craw colors continue getting best reactions over the past several weeks, and Bass anglers should be able to find and hook into a nice mixed school of Largemouth and White Bass for the past couple weeks in McGuire Lake and Horseshoe Lake oxbows, up Little River. Majority of these roaming 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 12-48 feet of depth nearby.


    War Eagle Underspins, with a snow storm swim bait trailer, and Cordell or Kastmaster spoons, are connecting with vertical suspended Bass from 10-15 feet.


    White Bass: Whites continue roaming the oxbows of Little River, at creek dumps into the oxbows or connect with the river. Rat-L-Trap Tail Spinners in Millwood Magic, or Splatterback colors, Bomber Fat Free Guppy cranks in Tennessee Shad or Citrus Shad were catching a mixed bag of Bass following schools of shad along both sides of points extending into the oxbows where stumps present and near vertical structure. Best Little John crankbait colors were the Millwood Magic, Splatterback, and Louisiana Shad colors over the past couple weeks. Some mouths of creek dumps held very large schools of Whites and Kentucky Bass over the past several weeks.


    Spotted Bass/Kentuckies: For several weeks, Kentucky Bass have been roaming with the Largemouths chasing Shad. Spin-tail Rat-L-Traps, and Millwood Magic colors were catching some Spotted bass from 2-3 pounds over the past couple weeks, near creek mouth junctions and points in the oxbows along Little River. Rat-L-Traps and Tail Spin Traps continue randomly catching these aggressive feeding Spots, although most are adolescents for the past couple to 3 weeks. The Spotted Bass were not feeding as aggressively over the past week as the Whites.

    Crappie: The Crappie were holding near standing timber in the oxbows now that clarity is improved for several weeks. But for the last couple weeks, in the back of the oxbow lakes along Little River, the Crappie were slow due to unseasonably warm weather. and where they were biting jigs and minnows near standing timber 2 weeks before, they had seemed to spread horizontally, even tho water clarity is much better, a lack of cold weather recently seemed to slow the bite considerably. Chartreuse jigs were working initially, but as the clarity has improved, a smoke colored Cordell Grub on a jig was markedly better a few weeks ago, and minnows were working by vertical jigging near standing timber in Horseshoe.


    Cats: No report.






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    Millwood Lake is now approx 3-4 inches above normal conservation pool currently near 259.5 ft-msl; and the discharge around 1,800 CFS in Little River according to the USACE. The tailwater below the dam and gates, as of Monday is around 227 ft-msl. 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 drawdown conditions. The Little River current condition continues to improve, watching for random limbs and floaters.


    USE CAUTION IN THE UPPER END OF THE BOAT LANE FROM THE HIGH LINE TO THE LITTLE GAS LINE CUTOFF AND WATCH FOR MISSING OR DAMAGED TELEPHONE POLE LANE MARKERS and NUMBERS of MISSING RIVER BUOYS ARE STILL ABSENT FROM YARBOROUGH TO TO THE CLEARCUT ON OPEN WATER!


    USACE recently replaced 19 river buoy markers from Yarborough Point to Paraloma Trail. Use caution in Little River where buoys are yet to be replaced, 25 more river buoy markers are set to be replaced said the USACE.




    Surface temps as of Monday, are ranging in the 50F early to 53F late in the day, depending on location.


    Wear your life jacket and kill switch and watch for obstructions, floaters, broken limbs, logs, and debris along Little River during navigation. NO-WAKE ZONES are in effect at White Cliffs Campground on Little River.

    Clarity and visibility moderate stain, improviing. As of Monday on main lake structure away from current, clarity & visibility ranges approx 10-12 inches. Little River's visibility with current, is improving, the river clarity ranges 5-10 inches depending on location and current. The oxbow's clarity currently ranging approx 20-30 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. Mud lines are pushing into the oxbows and the lake is still rising as of Monday.

    Be sure to note, NO WAKE ZONE marked and in affect on Little River at White Cliffs Campground, is being enforced by AGFC.


    To volunteer for one of the cleanup dates or ramp and USACE park information, contact Trey Shelton 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 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!!







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    Mike Siefert
    Owner/Operator
    www.MillwoodGuideService.com
    P.O.Box 4957
    Texarkana, AR/TX/USA 75505-4957
    Shop: 870-772-6840


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