Fishing & Fishing
The deep, clear waters of Bull Shoals Lake
offer many types of fishing. Whether you're a novice or professional,
the lake's many creek channels and high limestone bluffs provide
ample opportunity for daily catches.
Bull Shoals Lake has earned a reputation
for some of the best bass fishing in the nation. The lake supports
smallmouth, largemouth, Kentucky, and white bass as well as
a large population of crappie, catfish, walleye, and pan fish.
Bull Shoals has an annual stocking program.Approximately 200,000
walleye are stocked every spring, and over 100,000 catfish
are stocked each fall.
March, April, and May are months when even
a novice fisherman will catch fish on Bull Shoals. The fish
are in the shallows for spawning and will attack almost any
bait that threatens their spawning bed. Techniques that produce
this time of year include casting, trolling, and live bait fishing.
The warm temperatures of June, July, and August
spur fish to seek out deeper, cooler water. Morning, evening,
and night are productive fishing times during the summer, as
well as fishing with down riggers any time of day. Night fishing
with plastic worms or jig and pig often produce limit catches
During the fall, hair jig
fishing off the points can attract some of the biggest bass
in the lake. Deep-running plugs have gained a reputation
for producing during the
fall season. Mild winter weather and no closed season make
fishing a year-round sport on Bull Shoals Lake. Winter's average
daytime high temperatures range from the upper 40s to low 50s.
Bass in deep water are lured by spooning and jig and pig. Live
minnows work to produce crappie during the winter season.
Visit us and catch one
of these 6 lb. Bass!
Even girls catch
fish at our resort!
host Mike discussing
tackle with guest.
World Record 53-pound Striper
Sligar on 8 lb test
fishing with Bob Upton.
This Hybrid Striper won
contest in 1997.
of bass night fishing.