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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Tie Chute Bluff
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Bronie Yurkonis Walk In Access
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There is a 32% catch rate for Smallmouth Bass, based on 8 Smallmouth Bass counted.
There is a 24% catch rate for Longear Sunfish, based on 6 Longear Sunfish counted.
There is a 16% catch rate for Rock Bass, based on 4 Rock Bass counted.
There is a 8% catch rate for Rainbow Trout, based on 2 Rainbow Trout counted.
There is a 8% catch rate for Spotted Sunfish, based on 2 Spotted Sunfish counted.
There is a 4% catch rate for Common Carp, based on 1 Common Carp counted.
There is a 4% catch rate for Largemouth Bass, based on 1 Largemouth Bass counted.
There is a 4% catch rate for Spotted Bass, based on 1 Spotted Bass counted.
*** PLEASE NOTE ***
Please check local, state/province, and federal laws before fishing for any species found on this site. All data is based on historical data found for this area, and in some cases as far back as the year 1600.
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AGFC Angler SUrvey Complete
9/23/2022 10:03:00 AM - From the AGFC: In August the Trout Management Program completed two year-long angler surveys on the Bull Shoals Tailwater (White River) and Norfork Tailwater (North Fork River
DALLY’S FISHING REPORT: 9/23/22
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LEES FERRY FUTURE UNCERTAIN
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Dally’s Fly Fishing Report 9/16/22
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