CHIDESTER (AGFC) –
After many months of hard work, the gates on the water control structure
of Lower White Oak Lake were closed in February and the lake is now
refilling with runoff from rainfall. With water levels now at an
adequate level, restocking of the lake with desirable fish species has
catchable-size channel catfish were stocked into Lower White Oak Lake
at the White Oak Bell access beginning in April, according to Arkansas
Game and Fish Commission District Supervisor Jason Olive. "The channel
catfish stocked into the lake were between 1 and 2 pounds and should
provide plenty of enjoyment for catfish anglers even though they have to
release them," Olive said.
very optimistic about future catfish fishing on Lower White Oak Lake.
"With the additional catfish habitat placed into the lake during the
renovation, catfish fishing should be very good in the next 2 to3
years," he explained. To increase the odds for successful establishment
of desirable fish species, fish stockings will occur gradually
throughout 2013 and 2014. Lower White Oak Lake is open to catch and
release fishing only and will remain that way until 2014.