Latest Fishing Reports for Bull Shoals Lake

Bull Shoals Lake is an artificial lake or reservoir in the Ozark Mountains of northern Arkansas and southern Missouri. It has hundreds of miles of lake arms and coves perfect for boating, water sports, swimming, and fishing. Nineteen developed parks around the shoreline provide campgrounds, boat launches, swim areas, and marinas.

from Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

Mike Worley’s Guide Service said the water temperature is in the lower 80s. Walleye fishing has been good this past week on crawler rigs in 15-30 feet trolled on bottom bouncers or Carolina-rigs. Topwater lures are catching bass in the early morning, late afternoon and during cloudy, rainy days. Soft plastics like tubes, craws and worms fished near the brush or old shore line are catching lots of bass. Crankbaits in shad or crawfish colors are working well casting or trolling on windy overcast days for bass and walleye.


from kansascity.com


from Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

Mike Worley’s Guide Service said the water temperature is in the lower 80s. Walleye fishing has been good this past week on crawler rigs in 15-30 feet trolled on bottom bouncers or Carolina-rigs. Topwater lures are catching bass in the early morning, late afternoon and during cloudy, rainy days. Soft plastics like tubes, craws and worms fished near the brush or old shore line are catching lots of bass. Crankbaits in shad or crawfish colors are working well casting or trolling on windy overcast days for bass and walleye.


from Missouri Department of Conservation

Black bass good on topwater lures, spinnerbaits, soft plastics and jigs; crappie fair on minnows near brush piles; white bass fair on Alabama Rig (3 hooks only) with white plastic grubs, small Rapalas, and while trolling; walleye fair on jerkbaits and crankbaits; all other species slow.


from Mike Worley’s Guide Service

The water is a little high with temperatures in the mid-70s. Walleye are biting well in 10-30 feet of water using bottom bouncers with crawler rigs and silver/chartreuse Colorado or smile blades. Bass fishing has been good on soft plastic baits fished near the brush line and the old shore line about 15 to 20 feet deep. The early morning and late afternoon topwater bite on Spook Jrs., floating wacky worms and flukes has been good for both largemouth and smallmouth bass. White bass are schooling and are working shad on the main lake as well as the creek arms and are biting anything that looks like a shad when they come up.


from Missouri Department of Conservation

black bass good on topwater lures, spinnerbaits, soft plastics and jigs; crappie good on minnows near brush piles; white bass fair on Alabama Rig (3 hooks only) with white plastic grubs, small Rapalas, and while trolling; walleye fair on jerkbaits and crankbaits; all other species slow.


from Mike Worley’s Guide Service

The surface water temperature is in the mid-70s. Water clarity is very clear to slightly stained in the creek arms. Bass fishing has been great this week with smallmouth bass biting in 5 to 20 feet of water on soft plastics like swim baits, crankbaits, lizards and tubes. Largemouth bass are also biting these baits as well as top-water baits like Zara Spooks and Flukes. Walleye fishing has really picked up with good catches in 5 to 30 feet of water on crawler rigs fished on bottom bouncers, split-shot and trolled Carolina rigs. Jigs and jigging spoons fished vertically on brush piles in 20 to 30 feet of water are also working. White bass are still being caught in the backs of the creeks and large coves. With the main channel water being gin clear, look for the better bite to be in the back half of the creeks where the water is slightly stained and use as light of line as you can.


from Missouri Department of Conservation

Black bass good on crankbaits and spinnerbaits on windy points, also try soft plastics and jigs; crappie good on minnows and 1/16th oz. jigs near brush piles; white bass fair on Alabama Rig (three hooks only) with white plastic grubs, white swimming minnows, and small Rapalas, also try trolling; walleye fair on jerkbaits; all other species slow.






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