Bull Shoals Lake

Current Temperature:
57°

Est Water Temperature:
60° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
29.73 (Falling)

Wind Speed:
North at 00 Knots (0 MPH)

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Bull Shoals Lake
National Pro Reports

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Arkansas Reports

Bull Shoals Lake General Information
Welcome to FishingNotes.com Bull Shoals Lake fishing report page. Here you will find all the information you need to make the best decisions for today's fishing. Current weather including air temperature, barometric pressure, wind speed and direction are continuously updated throughout the day. Bull Shoals Lake water temperature is one of the vital statistics included on this page. We also include the moon phase as full and new moons are generally better fishing times. Help in choosing what time to hit the water with daily sunrise and sunset times plus moon rise and moon set times. We would love to hear how your fishing trip went, feel free to share your days success on the community report page. Good luck and we hope you catch a full bag today!

Bull Shoals Lake enjoys wide recognition as a prime fishery. Holding several Arkansas and Missouri state records, the lake’s reputation is well justified. Opportunities abound for many species, ranging from pan fish to walleye. A fish attractor program to improve habitat and enhance fishing success has resulted in over 450 attractors being placed in Bull Shoals Lake. A map showing their location is available from the Visitor Information Center. The White River, downstream of Bull Shoals Lake Dam, is the premier trout fishery in the central United States and has yielded Arkansas state records for cutthroat and rainbow trout. Floating down the river in an Ozark johnboat and fishing for brown, brook, cutthroat, and rainbow trout is an experience found nowhere else. [Bull Shoals Lake. www.nwk.usace.army.mil, 02/03/2008]
State:
Arkansas

County:
Baxter

Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir

Surface Area (acres):
45000

Lake Management:


Latitude:
36.430895

Longitude:
-92.774103

Water Clarity:


Water Temp Factors:
Powerplant

Maximum Depth (ft):


Normal Elevation (ft):
0

Boat Access:


Boat Limits:


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Bull Shoals Lake Largemouth Bass Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
Bull Shoals Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
   3.6/5
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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Largemouth bass fishing is in full spawn now the water temperature has climbed up to 60 degrees. The large female bass will be on the beds and holding tight. Spawning bass won't be feeding aggressively at this water temperature but they will be catchable. In addition, all bass don't spawn at the exact same time or water temperature. If you aren't a site fisherman, you should be able to find some larger females and male largemouth on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding so fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again.
Bull Shoals Lake Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
Bull Shoals Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   3.9/5
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The smallmouth bass spawn is in full swing now. Fishing will become slower but won't turn off completely. If you are fishing for female bass go with plastics and really slow your presentation and stay around the spawning beds. You should be able to find some larger females and male bass on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding and the fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again. Hit the water NOW, we can?t believe you are reading this and not fishing right now. GET OUT!!
Bull Shoals Lake Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Bull Shoals Lake Crappie Rating:
   3.7/5
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- over by thedosia the crappie are spawning late and are feeding more agressivly than usually out by docks and other cover because of hot weather
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The crappie spawn should be really heating up now. Crappie prefers to spawn on gravel bottom typically with brush and/or emergent vegetation for cover. If the lake is void of gravel bottoms, find the rocks or rip rap. Crappie will use the larger structure rocks for cover. Cast some small grub baits in the shallows looking for the spawning crappie. Good luck today!
Bull Shoals Lake Walleye Fishing

[ Walleye Info ]
Bull Shoals Lake Walleye Rating:
   3.9/5
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- The pot hole is very low on water. Day fishing is extremely slow.
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Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The walleye are coming off of the spawn now. Fish will be feeding very more aggressive making up for lost time eating during the spawn. Walleye will start moving back to their typical structure of choice and should be getting into the lake flats and deep structure. It?s time to hit the water. This may be the best water temperature to be on the water. There shouldn?t be too many fishermen on the water this early and there are many species that are hitting their prime water temperatures to be biting very well. Have fun today!
Bull Shoals Lake Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Bull Shoals Lake Catfish Rating:
   4.2/5
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Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The water temperature is climbing and the catfish will start becoming more active now. The catfish spawn is right around the corner and generally all catfish species will be looking to spawn. Blue catfish, flathead and channel catfish spawn in much the same areas. Mostly spawning in deep tree lay downs that have lots of shade, holes in the bank, sunken barrels and tires. With baitfish becoming active, it?s time to catch some small sunfish, bluegill, shad and frogs and getting the line in the water.
Bull Shoals Lake Spotted Bass Fishing

[ Spotted Bass Info ]
Bull Shoals Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
   4.1/5
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The spotted bass spawn is in full swing now. Fishing will become slower but won't turn off completely. If you are fishing for female bass go with plastics and really slow your presentation and stay around the spawning beds. You should be able to find some larger females and male bass on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding and the fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again.
Bull Shoals Lake White Bass Fishing

[ White Bass Info ]
Bull Shoals Lake White Bass Rating:
   3.6/5
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Bull Shoals Lake White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- White are biting real good right now in the upper section of the white river around the 76 bridge. From daylight till noon, plastic swimbaits, jigging spoons are working very well.
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Bull Shoals Lake Striped Bass Fishing

[ Striped Bass Info ]
Bull Shoals Lake Striped Bass Rating:
   2.9/5
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Bull Shoals Lake Trout Fishing

[ Trout Info ]
Bull Shoals Lake Trout Rating:
   3.1/5
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Bull Shoals Lake Solar and Lunar Conditions
Current Lunar Fishing Tip:
New Moon fishing can be at its best. The gravitational pull on the earth is at its peak when the moon and sun are rising and setting at the same time of day. This combination can generate extraordinary fishing opportunities especially if combined with perfect weather variances. The new moon may have the fish extremely aggressive and actively hunting for food. Try fishing a little faster today and with several different baits and techniques. When fish are more aggressive, its always fun to fish a little more aggressive. Watch the peak fishing times and make sure you are on the water during that part of the day to take full advantage of today?s solar/lunar peaks. Have a great day!
Sunrise:
06:34 CST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
19:45 CST







Bull Shoals Lake Links
Camping Info
http://www.arkansasstateparks.com/parks/camping.asp?id=8  

Army Corps. Lake P
http://www.swl.usace.army.mil/parks/bullshoals/index.html  

Lake Map
http://www.arkansasstateparks.com/images/pdfs/lake/arsp_bullshoals-whiteriver_map.pdf  

Guide Service
http://www.ozarksfishin.com/  

State Park
http://www.arkansasstateparks.com/parks/park.asp?id=8  

State Park PDF
http://www.arkansasstateparks.com/images/pdfs/lake/arsp_bullshoals-whiteriver_map.pdf  

Beard's Trout Fishing Guide Service
http://www.gofisharkansas.net/  

State Department of Wildlife and Parks
http://www.agfc.state.ar.us/fishing_ol.h...  

State Parks
www.arkansasstateparks.com  

license
https://www.ark.org/agfc/license/index.p...  

State Fishing Records
http://www.agfc.com/fishing/fishrecords_...  

State Fishing Information
http://www.agfc.com/pdf/2006fishregs.pdf...