Bull Shoals Lake Fishing Report – November 2, 2016

Bull Shoals Lake Fishing Report – November 2, 2016

As of Wednesday, the Army Corps of Engineers reports the lake’s elevation at 653.98 feet msl (normal conservation pool – 659.00 msl).

K Dock Marina reported that very warm water temperature has not helped the bite. Had 71 degrees surface temperature last Thursday afternoon at the dock, and temps have ranged 68-71. Water is clear to stained. Water level is almost back to the old power pool normal level of 654 feet msl. All species are slow. They were hoping for great weekend temps for fishermen, though – still in shorts and a T-Shirt for Halloween! Showing 83-85 degrees this week. Hit the lake early before the sun bakes the surface of the water. Fish slow and off the banks.

Crappie and walleye should start hitting soon when the cold snap comes. Live minnows on crappie, spoons on walleye and small plastics on bass.

Been getting some good reports on catfish. They are feeding on live bluegills, nightcrawlers and crawdads.


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