Bull Shoals Lake

Current Temperature:
63°

Est Water Temperature:
55° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
29.92 (Falling)

Wind Speed:
South-East at 07 Knots (8 MPH)

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Bull Shoals Lake
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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 lakeís 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):
With Bull Shoals Lake at 55 degree water temperature largemouth bass fishing is getting ready to ramp up. The male bass will start moving up from deep water toward spawning coves and the big ones are right behind them. This is a great time to get out on the water and try hitting some deeper primary and secondary points. The female bass will start feeding at this water temperature in preparation for spawn. The male bass may be up shallow especially on sunny afternoons. Fishing sunny spawning grounds that are receiving the warm spring time sun is a great way to get a few largemouth bass in the boat.
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):
With the water temperature at 55 degrees smallmouth bass fishing is ready to heat up for spring. The bass will be starting to move into their spawning area. Smallmouth bass will generally spawn on rock and gravel bottoms that are protected from the elements. It's time to get fishing and look for staging bass in deeper water.
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):
Crappie should be getting ready to spawn. Stay out in deeper water and look for schools. Schooling shad will be harder to find with this water temperature so when you find it, stay on it. Crappie schools will be breaking up quite a bit getting ready for the spawn. Also try fishing shallower with small crank baits and spinners on the warm banks with direct sunlight. This is a great time to be on the water.
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 catfish family comprises of blue catfish, flathead catfish and channel catfish. Since catfish are warm water fish, they arenít going to be very active in this water temperature. They will still be feeding, but catfish will only be found very deep and feeding very slowly. Your best bet is give some of the more active fish species in your lake a shot until the cats are active again.
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):
Spotted bass fishing is ready to heat up for spring. The bass will be starting to move into their spawning area. Spotted bass will generally spawn on rock and gravel bottoms that are protected from the elements. It?s time to get fishing and look for staging bass in deeper water.
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

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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:
The full moon is right around the corner. The gravitational pull is starting to increase with the moon and sun being on opposite sides of the planet. 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. It's always fun trying something new at the peak times to change things up a bit and test out the Lunar Theory each time you hit the water in close to full and full moon situations. Good luck you there.
Sunrise:
06:58 CST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
19:30 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...