Bull Shoals Lake

Current Temperature:
55°

Est Water Temperature:
45° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
30.00 (Falling)

Wind Speed:
South at 11 Knots (13 MPH)

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Bull Shoals Lake
National Pro Reports

Keystone Lake, OK
2014-11-08
Finding rocky wind blown points near sandy shorelines is the key to good Striper and Sandbass fishing this week at Keystone. Top waters and Shad colored swim baits are the best bets on this afternoon ... [more]

-Steve Carroll

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. 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 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):
Largemouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 45 degrees. If you have a chance to get out on the water, you are going to have to fish deep and slow. Jig fishing and Plastic baits may be your best bet this time of year for largemouth bass. You may also try fishing some sinking jerk baits.
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 slow with the water temperature at 45 degrees. It's time to fish deep and slow. Try some deep primary points, drop offs, and old river channels with rocks. Jigs, plastics and deep jerk baits will be your best bet to boat a smallmouth.
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):
Crappie fishing is sometimes at its best with the water temperature down this low. Crappie will be in large schools and follow the large shad schools around in extremely deep water. Find the deepest parts of your lake in old river channels and scan your graph for schooling shad. When you find the school, drop your plastics or live bait down to the bottom of the shad and get ready. Many crappie fishermen will be catching awesome numbers and size of fish this time of year. If you are brave enough to get out on the water this time when the water temperature is this cold, it can really pay off. Be careful out there, remember to boat safely. Never take any chances at these temperatures.
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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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 going to be slow with the water temperature down this low. It's time to fish deep and slow. Try some deep primary points, drop offs, and old river channels with rocks. Jigs, plastics and deep jerk baits will be your best bet to boat a Spotted.
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:
The crescent moon will have better gravitational pull than a gibbous or half moon. However the affects of the moons gravitational will be decreased since the sun and moon aren't pulling in conjunction with one another. It's time to pay close attention to the other fishing factors in the weather to make the best decision for hitting the water.
Sunrise:
08:05 CST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
17:53 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...