Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Lake Whittington - 7/25/2017 3:46:02 PM

The MS river is at 16 feet and falling on the Arkansas City gauge.

Not many reports coming in from Lake Whittington. Fish activity is likely similar to what we are seeing on other nearby oxbows, bass and bream biting early in the morning and late in the afternoon. With the summer heat arriving not as many people are out fishing. 

Some bass anglers are having some success on the eastern shore around submerged structure and near the piers. Bream activity has been slow with a little success near some of the concrete along the eastern shore.

 

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).