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Bob Kidd

Access

The lake's main entrance is clearly marked by signs on U.S. Highway 62 just west of Prairie Grove. The signs direct traffic north to a paved road leading to the main access area. There is also a north entrance via a paved county road turning west off Arkansas Highway 156 in Prairie Grove. This is marked with signs as well.

Aquatic Vegetation

Water lilies in the shallow upper end.

Area Specific Regulations

Largemouth bass from 13 inches to 16 inches long must be released immediately to the water. Use of common carp as bait is prohibited.

Area Type

Lake

Bottom Features

An old fencerow marked by a row of dead trees separates the shallow upper third of the lake from the deeper lower section. Fish-attracting structure includes a flat level berm area just casting distance away from the riprapped dam and a creek channel fair

Constructed

1975

Depth

Average depth 13 feet; maximum 30 feet

Description

At various times, you'll hear this small west Arkansas lake called Bobb Kidd, Budd Kidd and Bad Kidd. Local historians have settled the dispute once and for all. Robert "Bob" Kidd once had a home here, and the lake and the creek it was built on are named for him. The impoundment's proper name is "Lake Bob Kidd". Lake Bob Kidd's claim to fame is bluegill, crappie, redear, largemouth bass and channel catfish. These popular sportfish are found in good numbers and whopping sizes. Fish are found throughout this small lake, but some places seem to produce more consistently than others. Jumbo bream, bass and catfish are often caught on the flat berm out from the dam, and the timber along the creek channel paralleling the south shore is a good spot to catch all these species and crappie, too. Bank anglers frequent the north shore timber stands and the riprap along the dam.

District Information

Click here for information about land-use policies on AGFC-owned lakes District 1 2805 West Oak Rogers, AR 72756 1-877-631-6005

Facilities

A double-wide concrete ramp and a wooden courtesy dock and fishing pier are at the main access area at the dam's north end.

Fish Forage

Small sunfish, crayfish, golden shiners, insect larvae

Location

West-central Washington County, 2 miles west of Prairie Grove

Major Sportfish

Bluegill, channel catfish, crappie, largemouth bass, redear sunfish

Management Plan

View the AGFC Fishery Management Plan for this lake.

Other Fish

Blue catfish, grass carp, green sunfish, warmouth

Other Points of Interest

While in the area, you may want to visit Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park on U.S. 62 at the east edge of Prairie Grove. Interpretive programs and exhibits let visitors relive the historical Civil War battle fought here in 1862. The park also offersa playground, restrooms and a picnic area with tables, grills and barbecue pits.

Ownership

Lake Bob Kidd is owned by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.

Restaurants, Camping and other Facilities

Restaurants and Lodging can be found in nearby Fayetteville.

Size

200 acres

Visible Cover

Abundant standing dead timber and stumps, buckbrush, riprap along dam

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