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Tommy L. Sproles Lake Pickthorne

Access

From Jacksonville, take N 1st St 1.5 miles and take a slight right onto AR-161/TP White Dr for 2 miles. Turn right onto Coffelt Rd for 0.3 miles and then turn right onto Holland Bottoms Wildlife Area Pvt. From Cabot, take AR-367 for 4 miles to TP White Dr. Follow TP White Dr for almost 2 miles and turn left onto Coffelt Rd for 0.3 miles and then turn right onto Holland Bottoms Wildlife Area Pvt.

Aquatic Vegetation

None

Area Specific Regulations
  • Largemouth bass daily limit is 2, only one of which may exceed 21 inches.
  • Open to fishing with rod or pole only.
  • Handicapped-accessible fishing piers are available.
Area Type

Lake

Bottom Features

Creek channels; mud, silt bottom; concrete banks

Constructed

1990

Depth

Average depth 4.8 feet

Description

Tommy L. Sproles Pickthorne Lake is one of three public lakes greater than 300 acres located in the densely populated central Arkansas area. Because of its size, accessibility, and close proximity to the cities of Jacksonville and Cabot, Pickthorne Lake is a popular lake for many anglers. Aside from typical warm water species anglers also have a unique chance to catch stocked saugeye in the lake. Catfish have been stocked in the lake as well. There are some stands of timber along the edges of the lake, providing good fish habitat for both bank and boat anglers. Holland Bottoms WMA offers camping and hunting so sportsmen and women can take advantage of multiple outdoor recreation opportunities. After a long day of fishing, anglers can stop by Cabot, Jacksonville, or Little Rock for dining and entertainment.

District Information

Fisheries District 4
1201 N Highway 49
Brinkley, AR 72021
877-734-4581

Fish Forage

Shad

Location

Lonoke County
5 miles NE of Jacksonville, 7 miles SW of Cabot

Major Sportfish

Blue catfish, bluegill, channel catfish, crappie, flathead catfish, largemouth bass, saugeye, and redear sunfish

Management Plan

None completed

Other Fish

Green sunfish, hybrid bream, longear sunfish, and warmouth.

Ownership

Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

Points of Interest
  • The cities of Cabot and Jacksonville provide several dining options, medical services, hotels, and stores.
  • The state capital of Little Rock is 20 miles southeast and has a variety of restaurants, lodging, and entertainment.
  • Holland Bottoms Wildlife Management Area offers a limited number of campsites, fishing, and deer, waterfowl, turkey, and small game hunting opportunities.
Size

347 acres

Visible Cover

Fishing piers, docks, standing timber

WMA

Holland Bottoms WMA

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