Bull Shoals Lake

Current Temperature:
82°

Est Water Temperature:
80° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
29.90 (Normal)

Wind Speed:
South at 07 Knots (8 MPH)

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Bull Shoals Lake
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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. Vital fishing information for Bull Shoals Lake, including mean water temperature and moon phase. 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 going to be pretty slow at 80 degree water temperature. Bass will start moving much slower and feeding less aggressively until the water temperature starts to get back down to comfortable levels. When the water temperature is up this high, it's time to get out fishing early and late in the day when the sun is not on the water. When you can get out for the entire day, it's a great time to fish some deeper water. Many large bass are taken this time of year since bass fishermen typically gets out deeper and fish slower with larger baits. Like any other time of year, the slower you fish with bigger baits on the deep drops and river channels, the better chance you have at a lunker. This is a great time to catch a trophy. Good luck out there today!
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):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be pretty slow at this water temperature. Bass will typically start moving much slower and feeding less aggressive until the water temperature starts to get back down to comfortable levels. When the water temperature is up this high, get out fishing early and late and cast in the shallows. When the sun is up it will be time to get out into deeper water, try fishing some drop offs and deep channel bends.
Bull Shoals Lake Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Bull Shoals Lake Crappie Rating:
   3.7/5
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Bull Shoals Lake Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- 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):
Your lake crappie will be much more lethargic in the water temperature. They will be in deeper and cooler water. Crappie will be feeding; however they will not be feeding aggressively unless the other fishing factors are at prime levels. Find some moving water that is clear and you should find some more aggressive fishing.
Bull Shoals Lake Walleye Fishing

[ Walleye Info ]
Bull Shoals Lake Walleye Rating:
   3.9/5
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Bull Shoals Lake Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- The pot hole is very low on water. Day fishing is extremely slow.
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Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With the water temperatures up this high, the walleye will really be moving slow and feeding even slower. It will be extremely difficult to stay on fish and catch good numbers. There will be good days that you can find a good pattern and fill the live well up. The good days of walleye fishing will be fewer and farther between until the water temperature gets back down. Good luck.
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):
Unlike most North American fish species, blue catfish, flathead and channel catfish are comfortable when the water temperature is this high. They will be feeding and moving in typical patterns. You will start having a little better luck if you can get to some moving water that is adding a little more oxygen for the baitfish and the catfish will be there also.
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 going to be pretty slow at this water temperature. Bass will typically start moving much slower and feeding less aggressive until the water temperature starts to get back down to comfortable levels. When the water temperature is up this high, get out fishing early and late and cast in the shallows. When the sun is up it will be time to get out into deeper water, try fishing some drop offs and deep channel bends.
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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White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
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:
The affects of the moon on freshwater fish and game are at a minimum right now. There will be another full moon coming up here in a few days. The fisherman should never use this as an excuse to not get on the water. The affects of the moon can only enhance the outcome of a day's fishing not decrease potential catch for today. On days without the new or full moon, all other factors including weather, barometric pressure, wind and cloud cover will make up today's equation for success.
Sunrise:
06:46 CST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
19:35 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...