Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Beulah Lake - 9/10/2019 10:42:56 AM


River Stage

For up to date river stages, check the following link:

Mississippi River Stages


Bass should be in water between 4 and 8 feet deep near structure. Good bait choices include soft plastics and spinnerbaits. Try fishing around the fishing piers on the Mississippi side of the lake. Or try around the old Fireman's Club ramp lately as well. Normally the best bite occurs around this time, on a slow fall of the river.


Try fishing for crappie along the deepest edges of the fishing piers, especially those with lots of structure sunk around them. Another good place to try if you are trolling, is the two deep blue holes on the Arkansas side. Most anglers are using jigs or minnows. Crappie fishing is usually pretty slow around this time of the year because of the high temperatures.


For bream, look for fish to be in water 4-6 feet deep, especially around logs, brush tops, or other structure near the shoreline. Most anglers use crickets, but red worms are also a good bait choice. Bream fishing should be pretty good during this time of year. The best time to fish would be early mornings and late evenings, when water temperatures are cooler. You may even stumble on some beds.


For catfish, try tightlining or fishing trotlines along the shoreline in water less than 6 feet deep. Blues, channels, and flatheads are all present in Lake Beulah. Best baits for blues and channels should be nightcrawlers or chicken liver. For flathead use live bait like goldfish or juvenile bream. 

Silver Carp

Please be aware that Silver carp are very abundant in Lake Beulah and may jump out of the water and collide with boater, skiers, and anglers.  



Lake Beulah can be located by turning West on Main Street from Highway 1 in the town of Beulah. Take the left ramp to go up the levee then the next right. This will take you to the public boat ramp on the North end of Beulah.

Lake Beulah is at a relatively high elevation compared to other Mississippi River oxbow lakes. When the river is below 18 feet (Ark. City) the water level of the lake is stable. Between 18 - 20 feet lake level is controlled by drainage through culvert in dam. Above 24 feet lake rises/falls close to same rate as changes in river.


Depth Map

Lake Beulah Depth Map

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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