Monday, May 20th Fishing Report
Two more weeks until the Catch and Release area is open.
For daily water conditions and lake levels, call the Bull Shoals Powerhouse at (870)431-5311.
BULL SHOALS LAKE LEVEL
Lake Level: 663.41 msl
Last Report: 662.82 (Power Pool is 654 msl)
MSL is mean sea level. When we say that the lake level is 654
MSL, that means that the top of the lake is 654 feet above sea level.
If the water is low and wadeable, use green midges, emergers, and soft hackles. For higher water, try pink chrome-headed jigs and red or pink san juan worms. Green zebra midges have been extremely hot this past weekend.
Spin Cast Fishing
The preferred rod and reel set up includes a 6'-6'6" light action rod with 4-6 pound test line.
Two and three generators have been running for quite some time now. Many different fishing techniques can be utilized.
Bait fishing using a river rig is a top producer for quantity. Most fishermen will use yellow or chartruese powerbait, pink powerbait trout worm, Gulp worms, and live redworms or night crawlers.
Jig fishing is another popular method using a chrome-headed pink or white jig.
The lures that tend to catch many trout are the red and gold buoyant spoon, the gold or gold and red little cleo, blue fox spinners, rooster tails and super dupers. Stick baits have also been catching some nice trophy trout. Blue back, orange belly suspending smithwicks, gold countdown rapalas, and pearl shad xcaliburs to name a few.
Please note that a trophy trout released can be replicated if you have the dimensions and pictures of the fish so that one day someone else can experience a great trophy trout as well.
It is rewarding to see the bait fisherman, fly fisherman, guides, operators and the public working together in the best interest of the White River and it's Trophy Trout fishing program. Just proves what a bit of teamwork will do.
Good luck with your fishing and take a buddy along to make memories for a lifetime.
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