Shoals Lake Fishing Report & Lake Conditions
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Shoals Lake Fishing Report
Friday, October 25, 2013
Hello everybody! The lake is turning over as it usually
does this time of year. The water temperature is around 70 degrees on the surface and in
the low 60's all the way down to 45-50 feet. The thermocline was around 45 feet and moving
down. Not much change in the fishing. Not much to report. Until Next time.
Bass - updated 9-27-13
- Top water is working most of the time
now. Spooks, flukes and any plastics that will go from the surface to 10 feet seem
to be the best.
- Plastics are working in 10 to 15
feet of water in the middle of the day. The mustard colored and watermelon colored tube
jig (gitzit) seem to be the best.
- Spinner baits on cloudy windy banks for
largemouth bass. Mostly natural colors in clear water and bright colors in dingy water.
- split shot or drop shot a night crawler or in
30 to 40 feet of water.
- Split shot a crawfish in 30 to 45 feet of water
- vertical spooning in 30 to 45 feet of water
White Bass -
Very few reports of white bass. I would think trolling
or spooning should be producing some of these.
Walleye - updated 9-27-13
- Bottom bouncing with night crawlers in 30 to 40 feet
is producing some walleye.
- split shoting or drop shoting night crawlers in 30 to
40 feet is producing walleye
- flat trolling with deep diving baits, simulate a
bluegill or minnow .
- spooning in 30 to 40 feet of water.
- Small minnows around brush piles
- small 1/16 ,1/32, 1/64 oz jigs around the brush
NOTHING EVER CHANGES ON THE RIVER
EXCEPT THE WATER LEVEL! THE FISHING IS ALWAYS GREAT! This question gets asked a lot.
"When is the best time to fish the river?" The answer is anytime. The water
comes out of the bottom of the lake therefore it is always very cold. It doesn't have the
temperature cycle of a normal body of water. It doesn't matter if its 100 degrees out or
10 degrees out. The water temperature stays the same within a few degrees, Therefore, the
fishing is always the same and always good. Arkansas stocks the White River with rainbow
trout year around so the fishing is good year around. The water level doesn't matter
either, you just have to change how you fish. If the water is high then you usually drift
and float fish, if its low then you anchor and still fish. Naturally, fly fishing is
better when the river is low. So, come fishing whenever you can !
The river fishing has been great! Check out the 2012 picture page for photos of
some big ones caught over the last couple of weeks. Nothing new on the patterns. ---
Worms, night crawlers, power baits, salmon eggs, Count down Rapalas, spoons, rooster
tails, jigs and just about any other type of trout bait or pattern you have heard of.
Come visit our expanded bait and Tackle department and
good luck and good fishing to!
FISHING -- INFORMATION -- FISHING
Photos Of Recent & Past Bull Shoals Lake
& White River Fish Catches
See what Bull Shoals Lake Boat Dock customers caught on Bull Shoals Lake and the
Road Condition Information For
Web site detailing any road closings due to flooding or construction.
Arkansas Highway & Transportation Department on Twitter. Shows current road closing
3. Phone 501-569-2374 for a recording of Arkansas road closures
Surrounding States - Flooded &
Closed Road Information
Links for Arkansas & surrounding State highway and road condition information
Local Weather & Lake Level
Lake/White River Generation Levels
This shows both Bull Shoals Lake level and White River Level. "Elevation" shows
the lake level as feet above mean sea level (ft-msl). "Tailwater" shows the
river level as feet above mean sea level (ft-msl). "Release" is shown as cubic
feet per second (cfs). Electrical "Generation" is shown as megawatt hours (mwh).
This simple text table shows what the Corps believes lake levels will be a few days into
the future. Useful to fishermen and boaters who are familiar with area lake levels.
A table showing the current lake levels compared to past years. Also shows the lake level
each morning, how full each lake is, the 24 hour change in level, and the average daily
water releases in cubic feet per second (cfs). "SEAS/CONS POOL" stands for
Seasonal Conservation Pool, which is a fancy term for normal. Looking at this table shows,
for any given day, whether lake levels are above or below normal, and by how much. Finally
it shows just how much water storage capacity is left within the entire water storage