Fishing Report – March 23, 2016

Bull Shoals Lake Fishing

As of Wednesday, the Army Corps of Engineers reports the lake?s elevation at 659.05 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 3-23-2016) Bull Shoals Boat Dock said fishing has been very good lately. The water temperature is warming up and the fish are getting active. White bass are beginning to run in the backs of creeks. Howard Creek, Jamey Creek and the Theodosia arm are doing well. Early morning walleye fishing has been good on jerk baits in the river arms as well. Black bass are in prespawn mode, so look for north-facing creek arms where any runoff is coming in. Work your way from the back of the creek to about midway in the creek. Megabass and McStick jerkbaits are working well. Wiggle Warts also are producing well along rocky areas. If you can find some isolated cover, be sure to hit it with a jig


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