When the Ouachita River is right, it’s hard to beat. Bream, crappie and bass fishing is getting hot on the Ouachita River right now. There are dozens of backwater lakes, runouts and sloughs that hold fish.
A great place to fish is also in the bends of the river. Crappie love the treetops, as long as there isn’t too much current. And bass like the runouts and often stack up right off the bank in tops and stump rows. There are a lot more glamorous places to fish, but none much more productive than the river this time of year. Give it a try.
One tip — if you are fishing on the weekends, go early or late. There is a lot of recreational boat traffic out there and folks just having a good time. Be courteous. And be safe!
And don’t forget to come by and check out the fishing department at Simmon’s Sporting Goods. We’ve got a great selection of tackle and baits that will help you put some fish in the cooler for supper!