De Gray Lake has abundant coves and sheltered fishing spots, offering a new location every day where anglers can fish for black bass, catfish, hybrid stripers, and crappie. There is a daily limit of 6 for black bass, which includes smallmouth, largemouth, and spotted bass. There is no minimum length for spotted bass, but there is a 12-inch minimum for smallmouth bass, and a 13-inch minimum for largemouth.
DeGray Lake is a vacation and weekend getaway destination in west-central Arkansas. Formed by a dam across the Caddo River, DeGray Lake is surrounded by the Ouachita Mountains and has 700 campsites, 200 miles of shoreline, and 15 boat-launching ramps. Fishing boats share 13,400 acres of water with houseboats, sailboats, canoes, and kayaks. A marina is on-site where you can rent boats and stock up on supplies and snacks.
Whether you wander out on a boat or fish from shore, there are plenty of opportunities to catch fish. Bluegill swims in deeper waters in the summer and fall. Crappie collects in brush piles near the shore. Use trolling, casting, or jigging to catch the stocked bass. Largemouth bass can be found near the shoreline, where the water drops off. Walleye are caught as they head upriver to spawn in the spring. White bass are found during the spring spawning run where the Caddo River enters the lake. Spearguns are also permitted during the designated season.
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DeGray Lake boat ramps:
The following boat ramps provide access to DeGray Lake.