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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

  1. 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.


  2. 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.


  3. 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.


  4. Walleye
    2/19/2019 7:46:16 PM -


  5. Gunnel Fork
    3/25/2018 9:58:14 PM -


  6. Deep Hump
    3/8/2021 6:56:02 PM -


  7. Tie Chute Bluff
    3/25/2018 9:58:14 PM -


  8. Big Creek
    7/18/2018 11:28:52 PM -


  9. Barren Fork
    7/18/2018 11:28:52 PM -


  10. Bronie Yurkonis Walk In Access
    5/3/2013 10:40:00 PM -



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Bull Shoals Lake Fishing Forecast

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data for fishing Bull Shoals Lake, you should target one of the following species for this time of year:
  1. Bonefish

  2. Bonefish

    There is a 14.29% catch rate for Bonefish, based on 1 Bonefish counted.

    Bull Shoals Lake Bonefish Counts Chart
    Bonefish

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  3. Largemouth Bass

  4. Largemouth Bass

    There is a 14.29% catch rate for Largemouth Bass, based on 1 Largemouth Bass counted.

    Bull Shoals Lake Largemouth Bass Counts Chart
    Largemouth

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  5. Rainbow Trout

  6. Rainbow Trout

    There is a 14.29% catch rate for Rainbow Trout, based on 1 Rainbow Trout counted.

    Bull Shoals Lake Rainbow Trout Counts Chart
    Rainbow

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  7. Smallmouth Bass

  8. Smallmouth Bass

    There is a 14.29% catch rate for Smallmouth Bass, based on 1 Smallmouth Bass counted.

    Bull Shoals Lake Smallmouth Bass Counts Chart
    Smallmouth

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  9. Tarpon

  10. Tarpon

    There is a 14.29% catch rate for Tarpon, based on 1 Tarpon counted.

    Bull Shoals Lake Tarpon Counts Chart
    Tarpon

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  11. White Marlin

  12. White Marlin

    There is a 14.29% catch rate for White Marlin, based on 1 White Marlin counted.

    Bull Shoals Lake White Marlin Counts Chart
    White

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  13. Yellow Perch

  14. Yellow Perch

    There is a 14.29% catch rate for Yellow Perch, based on 1 Yellow Perch counted.

    Bull Shoals Lake Yellow Perch Counts Chart
    Yellow

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Recommendations above based on 7 species of fish and 7 fish counted for February around Bull Shoals Lake.

To date, there are 43 species of fish and a total of 293 fish counted for Bull Shoals Lake and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 11/29/1899 (124 years).

Last Update: 2/8/2023 12:18:21 AM

*** 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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Latest Bull Shoals Lake Fishing Reports

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    2/8/2023 9:38:00 AM - We have seen films featured on the Montana Fishing Film Festival program over the years seems hard to believe it has been running 10 years. Above is the teaser for this year’s


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    2/7/2023 10:33:00 AM - Take a wade through tropical waters of the Red Sea for a range of salty hard pullers including Trigger Fish. Enjoy


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    2/7/2023 9:18:00 AM - Ever wondered how to set up your drag. Orvis’ new weekly “Ask the Experts” Column tackles the problem with answers from ten guides Capt. Chuck Hawkins  Hawkins Outfitters (Tra


  • Texas Fly Fishing & BrewFest
    2/6/2023 9:16:13 PM - If you are kicking around the Dallas-Fort Worth region over the last weekend in February swing by the 6th Annual Texas Fly Fishing & Brew Festival. The Festival will draw angl


  • Dally’s Fly Fishing Report: 2/3/23
    2/3/2023 7:57:00 PM - As of Wednesday the dam is officially back open for business. The long absence of pressure and the anadromous nature of trout came together and created some fantastic opportun


  • EPA Formally Blocks Pebble Mine
    2/2/2023 8:56:00 AM - The EPA blocked the Pebble project by citing a rule under its Clean Water Act that allows the agency to ban the disposal of mining waste in parts of the Bristol Bay watershed.


  • IT’S BACK: wISE’S lOVEFEST v-lOG
    2/1/2023 8:55:32 PM - If You couldn’t make it or even if you could you can find a bunch of memories in the Streamer Lovefest 2023 V-Log dig it


  • Luke’s Lovefest Photo Essay
    1/30/2023 12:34:21 PM - Dally’s guide sometime shop hand and growing photographer Luke Coffey circled the 10th Birthday Lovefest Saturday night leaving us with some great images of an awesome event.


  • FEEL THE LOVEFEST 2023
    1/30/2023 12:33:50 PM - APPARENTLY Dally’s Streamer Lovefest was missed judging by the excited crowd that rolled through the doors Saturday night to help celebrate the event’s 10th anniversary. Perha


  • Online Auction of Whitlock art at lovefest
    1/26/2023 8:21:11 PM - Dally’s Streamer Lovefest guests and fly fishers across the country will be able to bid on two spectacular signed Dave Whitlock brown trout prints online during Saturday night


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Top Bull Shoals Lake Bait & Tackle Stores

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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 Fishing Charters & Guides

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. Cranor's Guide Services
    Licensed and insured professional trout fishing guides like Donald Cranor have the necessary knowledge of where trout schools will be, and most importantly, they have the flexibility of putting in on the best water zone for the day you are fishing. T

  5. Greg's White River Guide Service
    Greg's guide service gives both experienced and novice anglers a opportunity to fish comfortably aboard a boat that was designed to fish the White River. Our goal is to provide a custom trip that will create memories that will last a life time.

  6. Gone Fishin' White River Guide Service


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Top Bull Shoals Lake Marinas

  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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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