Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Lake Whittington - 5/17/2017 4:06:34 PM

The MS river is at 41.5 feet and rising on the Arkansas City gauge.

Little Man's landing is currently closed due to extremely high water levels. Once the river begins to fall access to ramp should return within a few weeks. 

Crappie fishermen have reported some good size crappie coming from Lake Whittington. Fishing around the trees in 3-5 feet of water is a good place to start. Bass fishing continues to improve on Lake Whittington as well.

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).