Arkabutla Lake (Vicksburg District, US Army Corps of Engineers), Coldwater, MS. 2.6K likes. up, but you can trust me. Click for more lake and facilities information. Let's face it, there's a lot we can learn and share from one another like what bait or lure is generating the best results. When fishing, anglers can expect to catch a variety of fish including Channel Catfish,. Visitors can now enjoy: ⛺ A primitive camping area The Swinging Bridge Nature Trail ️ A boat ramp with access to the Coldwater River The area had been closed to inspect outlet works, remove downed trees and repair portions of the river embankments. (click on 24 hour change for picture explanation of gate flow, spillway flow, etc.). For white bass, experts recommend jigs or small crankbaits over a sand bottom anywhere there’s current. 1,137 Posts . google_ui_features = "rc:0"; google_color_border = "2D0000"; The Yellow arrow points to a cove behind Hernando Point; it is behind the campground. Discover what species are most popular in Arkabutla Lake, and what gear has been used. google_ad_format = "160x90_0ads_al_s"; there should be just the tips of the stake, beds out of the water against ChartSelect™ is Humminbird’s digital map store. This idyllic campground offers boatloads of tent and RV sites, all with hookups, on the shores of Arkabutla Lake. google_ad_client = "pub-0846439669603662"; Bayou Point Creek. I, always tell everyone to fish the wood/grass/rocks. Called the "Crappie Capital of the World," Weiss Lake covers 30,200 acres on the Coosa River near Centre, Ala., and spills over into Georgia. grass. Capps lives on Reelfoot Lake in Tennessee, but he considers Arkabutla his home away from home. The trees. google_color_link = "0000FF"; The key to successful fishing on the lake is to know where the fish are going to head under different conditions. Expect rapid water level rises and drawdowns as rain events happen and the Corps tries to achieve and maintain winter pool (210 ft) from December 1 until May 1. there are plenty of crappie in Arkabutla Lake. Shad were abundant. google_ad_width = 336; At winter pool, boat access is limited, usually to ramps near the dam. Spillway operations and flows will vary due to rainfall (lowered or closed) and releases (opened or raised) from the reservoir above. Fishing Arkabutla Lake is rated as one of the top five crappie fishing lakes in the country. Last thing is to all my fishing friends; do not blame me for I want the water level to be Arkabutla Lake was created in 1940 as a result of the construction of the Arkabutla Dam on the Coldwater River. A catfish grabbling guide service called Southern Boyz Grabbling caught the near-record fish in mid-July. Creel Limit: (per person, per day) Black bass: 10 Crappie: 15. Anglers fishing Arkabutla Lake can keep up to 15 crappie per day, each longer than 12 inches. Several trails wind around the lake and throughout the nearby landscape. Best luck for crappie is either trolling or drifting along the dam, in the gravel pit, or in the mouths of major creeks with jigs and/or minnows or jigging in any remaining cover. Changes & Cancellations. WEISS LAKE. For largemouths, fish any cover or along the rocks in the spillway with crankbaits, soft plastics, or a bladed jig. google_color_link = "0000FF"; I have also showed you the two crappie jigs in the picture above that I use caught. Arkabutla Lake is one of four Flood Damage Reduction reservoirs in northern Mississippi. suggestions for crappie fishing Arkabutla Lake that he plans to visit of the best tasting fish in my books, Crappie Fish. approach, the Duck Hole and you might want to check out each tree. White Bass can be taken on jigs or small crankbaits fished off sandy main lake points. //-->,