Thursday, April 20, 2017 2:06 PM
The MS river is at 27 feet and rising on the Arkansas City
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.
Contact the Benoit Outing Club bait shop at (662) 742 -
3752 for current conditions.
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).