Fishing Report – April 6, 2016

Bull Shoals Lake Fishing Report

As of Wednesday, the Army Corps of Engineers reports the lake?s elevation at 659.04 feet msl (normal conservation pool ? 659 msl).

(updated 3-23-2016) K Dock Marina (417-334-2880) said the water temperature is 50 to 55 degrees and the water is stained. Black bass are biting well in the 10 to 15 foot range. Try jigs, jerk baits and pearl-colored swim baits and flukes. Wiggle Warts and spinnerbaits are working well on breezy days. Crappie are slow but improving on live minnows and small soft plastics. They are not on the banks yet, so concentrate on brush and trees in 10 to 15 feet of water. Walleye are slow, but a few can be caught on crankbaits and night crawlers. White bass are slow right now.

(updated 4-6-2016) Bull Shoals Boat Dock said the water is about 53 degrees from the recent cold fronts. A lot of smallmouth are on the beds. There?s a lot of color in the water in the Theodosia arm. Fishing is best in the backs of creeks closest to the dam. Wiggle Warts and Rock Crawlers are the best bets for bass right now. White bass are still in the backs of some creeks.


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