The water is so clear that it's used a lot by scuba divers for practice and certification. I'm not much of a lake fisherman, but we can see down 25 ft. or more most days and I suspect the fish can see us too! What I love most about the lake is how little boat traffic there is on it. It's large and spread out in AR and also up into MO; there are many arms and coves to pull into and just 'hang out'. We love to go out on Sunday afternoons in our pontoon boat and just drift lazily; read the paper; take a nap; visit with friends. It's also very restful and beautiful in the late evenings; we love to watch the sunset. It's usually quiet and the waves lay down and the water begins to look like a huge mirror. It's June now and the water temp will typically will be in the low 80's.
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