Fishing Report – May 1, 2014

Bull Shoals Lake Arkansas Fishing Report

As of Wednesday, the Army Corps of Engineers reports the lake’s elevation at 659.51 feet msl (normal conservation pool – 654 msl).
Ken Minsky of Ken Minksy’s Loch Leven Guide Service said the big warm up in water temperatures we experienced a week ago really got the fish moving into shallower water. The recent low pressure accompanied by high winds and below average temperatures may put a temporary halt to the action anglers were enjoying. Spotted bass and crappie are in 8-12 feet of water. I did notice while bow fishing that some spotted bass have moved into 1 to 2 feet of water, with a few beds being made. Smallmouths are being caught in 8 to 18 feet of water near secondary points. Walleye were caught anywhere from 5 to 30 feet deep on main lake structure and structure near primary points. Suckers are still running up creek arms and carp are just about everywhere, especially in the backs of shallower bays. Gar are just starting their mating routine with some making a showing along main lake bluffs, White bass are spreading out throughout the larger creek arms as well as the main lake, adding great fun to anglers targeting other fish.


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