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Lake Whittington

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 3:53 PM

The MS river is at 17 feet and rising on the Arkansas City gauge.

The fishing on Lake Whittington is still slow at the moment. A few anglers are reporting some crappie activity but nothing major yet. It won't be long before the crappie are moving up into shallower water. There haven't been many reports from Lake Whittington but it is safe to assume that the crappie have moved into shallow waters much like everywhere else in the delta. Try jigging in 3 to 4 feet of water near any kind of submerged structure such as trees or old piers.

Some bass anglers are having some success on the eastern shore around submerged structure and near the piers. Fishing should continue to improve as the temperatures continue to rise.

 Current Conditions

Contact the Benoit Outing Club bait shop at (662) 742 - 3752 for current conditions.

River Access

Anglers can navigate the chute to/from the river when the river is at or above 6 feet on the Arkansas City Gauge. As the river drops below 6 feet access through the chute gets extremely difficult.  When the lake is at a level equivalent to 6 feet (Ark. City gauge) you can get from one end of the lake to the other, but beware of very shallow water around the flats at Burnt Island (up lake from Benoit Outing Club & Goat Island). At a lake level equivalent to 3 feet (Ark. City gauge), a narrow channel runs through the flats at Burnt Island and very shallow water is present above the ironwood forest (beginning near the Outing Club and old sunken barge), and further down the lake in the flat below the old pump pier (where the poles are). 


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