Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Lake Whittington - 4/18/2018 12:30:14 PM


River Stage

As of 4/18 the MS River Stage at Arkansas City is at 34 ft. and is predicted to remain about the same for the remainder of the week.  

For current river stages and forecasts click on the following link:

Mississippi River Stages



There are no public ramps on Lake Whittington.  Little Man's Landing is a private ramp open to the public with a $5 launch fee.  It is currently closed but should re-open once the flood waters go back down.



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 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 old sunken barge), and further down the lake in the flat below the old pump pier (where the poles are). 


Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks Fisheries Biologists use various sampling methods to assess the fish populations in the State’s waters.   Sampling results for selected water bodies are summarized in Reel Facts Sheets.


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