Bull Shoals Lake Fishing

Bull Shoals Lake Fishing

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. .



Top Bull Shoals Lake Fishing Spots

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.


Yocum Ledge
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.


Sugarload Ledge
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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Bull Shoals Lake Fishing Prediction

Optimal fishing activity will be between 4 - 8 AM on Monday.

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data in Bull Shoals Lake, you should target one of the following top 6 species for this time of year:
  1. Brown Trout - 23.53% Catch Rate
    Brown Trout

  2. Smallmouth Bass - 23.53% Catch Rate
    Smallmouth Bass

  3. Rainbow Trout - 17.65% Catch Rate
    Rainbow Trout

  4. Black Crappie - 11.76% Catch Rate
    Black Crappie

  5. White Bass - 11.76% Catch Rate
    White Bass

  6. Largemouth Bass - 5.88% Catch Rate
    Largemouth Bass

  7. Recommedations above based on 34 local reports and 7 species of fish for May in Bull Shoals Lake.

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Top Bull Shoals Lake Fishing Charters & Guides

Wishes and Fishes Fly Shop
I have been offering guided fly-fishing trips on the White River and Norfork River in Arkansas for trophy brown trout and rainbow trout since 1995. Let me show you one of the most overlooked trophy trout fisheries in the country.

Dally's Ozark Fly Fisher
THE equipment, flies and gear you need, and at the right price, to fish the White River, the Ozark waterways and beyond.

Beard's Guide Service
Catching trophy trout is our specialty. Fly fishing or spin fishing, we catch trout of four pounds or more on almost all trips. Our guides all have extensive experience fishing the White and North Fork rivers in all types of weather and water conditi

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Top Bull Shoals Lake Bait & Tackle Stores

Wishes and Fishes Fly Shop
I have been offering guided fly-fishing trips on the White River and Norfork River in Arkansas for trophy brown trout and rainbow trout since 1995. Let me show you one of the most overlooked trophy trout fisheries in the country.

Dally's Ozark Fly Fisher
THE equipment, flies and gear you need, and at the right price, to fish the White River, the Ozark waterways and beyond.

Big Red's Bait and Tackle
Bass fishing tackle, rods, and reels, for the tournament fishermen to the laid back fishermen. Trout bait for the White River. Walleye Crappie and Cat fish baits

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Top Bull Shoals Lake Marinas

Buck Creek Marina
Buck Creek Marina is located near Protem, MO on Bull Shoals Lake. We offer boat or watersport rental, bait and tackle, boat slip rentals, and store.

Hwy125 Marina
Our Bull Shoals Lake marina provides quality marine services and products to northern Arkansas. Hwy. 125 Marina offers a full fleet of rental boats at an affordable rate for the whole family to enjoy. We want our customers to have a memorable vacatio

Lakeview Cove Marina
Lakeview Cove Marina provides all the necessities to enhance your time on the water whether your interest is fishing or boating. We offer overnight and yearly facilities for your boat in one of our new, covered docks or you can cruise the lake in one

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