Fishing Report – March, 30, 2016

Bull Shoals Lake

As of Wednesday, the Army Corps of Engineers reports the lake?s elevation at 658.65 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 3-30-2016) Bull Shoals Boat Dock said fishing is still good. Walleye are still up spawning in the bushes. A jerk bait fished along flats with bushes and gravel bottom should work well. White bass are still in the backs of some creeks. Small jerk baits, grubs and Alabama rigs are working well, just keep the lure white. Black bass are biting very well right now, but you have to work with the conditions. There?s been some strong wind. Early in the morning, there?s a shad bite going on, but throughout the day, you can do well on Fish Head Spins, tubes, Brush Hogs and spinnerbaits. Look for deep water near the spawning pockets to find the fish.


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