Fishing Report – April 24, 2014

As of Wednesday, the Army Corps of Engineers reports the lake’s elevation at 660.38 feet msl (normal conservation pool – 654 msl).
Fishing Report for Bull Shoals Lake, Arkansas from Ken Minksy’s Loch Leven Guide Service said a lot can happen in a week this time of year. The main lake near Point 24 is up 9 degrees from last week, to 63. Walleyes are on the feed in the creek arms and are taking baits presented in the 12- to 20-foot range near secondary points. White bass are done spawning in some creek arms but going strong in others. Bear Creek still has nice numbers that are still in the spawning mode, while Shoal Creek whites have pretty much completed spawning. Kentucky bass are in the creek arms on secondary points and can be found in about 12 feet of water. They are eagerly taking baits while they ready for their spawning rituals. Suckers have begun their run up the creeks and are being seen in large numbers in 3 to 5 feet of water. Bow fisherman should be happy as there are also large numbers of carp on the move in flooded flats and great shooting to be had on calm sunny afternoons. Gar have also started to move into their spawning locations with a few showing up along main lake bluffs. The key to finding them is locating bluffs that have some sloping structure in 5 to 10 feet of water for spawning. Catfish of all types are also on the move and trotliners should do well along main lake bluffs and creek arms.

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