Bull Shoals Lake is a 71,240 acre reservoir, with 1,050 miles of shoreline, and located about 10 miles west of Mountain Home, Arkansas. Construction of the dam on the White River for Bull Shoals Lake started in June of 1947 and was completed by July 1951. Bull Shoals Lake is known for its excellent Largemouth Bass fishing, with some weighing up to 12 pounds have been caught. There are also lots of Hybrid, Smallmouth, Spotted, Striped (Striper), and White Bass. Crankbaits, jigs, plastic worms, and spinner baits are common lures to use here for bass. .
Other species for Bull Shoals Lake include lots of Walleye that are caught on jigs, slow trolled crankbaits, and live bait. There is also excellent Crappie fishing on the many artificial reefs/fish attractors and brush piles that have been added by the government and privately. .
Below the dam, the White River has gained a national following among trout fishermen who target the many Brown, Cutthroat, and Rainbow Trout in the waters. A large federal fish hatchery is close by that regularly stocks the river with more trout. .
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Jimmie Creek Island
3/19/2016 9:52:44 PM -
Good ledge off the island here that goes down to the river channel. Good place to work for bass.
3/19/2016 9:55:58 PM -
Good ledge off the point with the river channel real close to this spot. Good place to work for bass.
3/19/2016 9:58:48 PM -
This ledge runs out to the center here with a good drop to the river channel below. Work the ledge for bass.
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Wise Ties Galloup’s TnA Bunker
5/4/2021 10:07:00 AM - I’ve always had a soft spot for the TnA being one of the first “modern streamers” I caught brown trout on and later the first “big streamer” adaptation I used here on the Whit
FISHING THE FLOWS Presentation: ZOOM Tonight
5/4/2021 8:13:00 AM - A QUICK reminder that Steve Dally will be giving a presentation on Fishing The Flows on the White River system to the Mid-South Fly Fisher’s via Zoom and its open to all. The
5/3/2021 8:12:00 AM - MANY of us approach a day on the White with epic dreams. Few get to have them fulfilled and then some. Nate Barber and three friends and neighbors journeyed down from Iowa for
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