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Water BodyBrewer
Location
Conway
District Information
Fisheries District 10
213 A Highway 89 South
Mayflower, Arkansas 72106
1-877-470-3309
Size1,166 surface acres at full pool
Constructed1983
OwnershipBrewer Lake is owned and operated by the Conway Corporation.
Area Specific Regulations
All statewide fishing regulations apply, except:
  • Largemouth bass from 13 inches to 16 inches long must be released immediately to the water.
Major SportfishLargemouth bass, spotted bass, white bass, black crappie, bluegill, flathead catfish, channel catfish.
Fish ForageThreadfin shad, small sunfish
Visible CoverFlooded stumps, brush and shoreline vegetation
DepthThe lake averages 12 to 15 feet deep, with some pockets close to the main channel as deep as 70 feet.
Bottom FeaturesBrewer lake has many manmade brushpiles in deeper water as well as old bridges and house foundations from before the area was flooded.
AccessTwo boat ramps are available. The south ramp is accessible by taking Arkansas Highway 92 North from I-40 at the Plumerville exit (Exit 112), and then turning left on Johnny Walker Road. The road ends at the ramp. The north ramp is accessible by taking Arkansas Highway 92 North from I-40 at the Plumerville exit (Exit 112), and then turning left on Reservoir Road. The road ends at the ramp.
DescriptionBrewer Lake is the main drinking water supply for about 20,000 people in Conway County as well as another 60,000 people in and around the City of Conway in Faulkner County. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers created the lake in 1983 by damming Cypress Creek. Operation and maintenance of the lake was turned over to the Conway Corporation the year it was built.

Brewer Lake is a popular fishing destination for many residents of Conway and surrounding towns. Crappie and bass fishing are popular, as is Catfishing. The shoreline has many flooded willow trees, which make for excellent bream fishing in late spring and early summer, when the bream are on the beds.
Other Points of InterestBrewer Lake is surrounded by Cypress Creek Wildlife Management Area, which is popular with deer hunters and squirrel hunters during winter.