Fishing Report – Bull Shoals, AR – December 18, 2013
(Updated 12-18-2013) Berry Brothers Guide Service (870-453-2424) said the Catch and Release section below Bull Shoals Dam is closed until Jan. 31, 2014. The state park are is catch-and-release for the same period. In addition, night fishing is prohibited in this area during this period.
On the White, conditions have greatly improved. Access roads and ramps are clear of snow and ice and all are usable. The U.S. Corps of Engineers have been running a bit more water and that has benefited the streamer fishing. There have been very few anglers and most were fishing streamers like sex dungeons and circus peanuts. Other hot flies were Y2K’s, prince nymphs, zebra midges (black with silver wire and silver bead or red with silver wire and silver bead), pheasant tails, ruby midges, pink and cerise San Juan worms, and sow bugs. Double-fly nymph rigs have been very effective.
As of Wednesday, the Army Corps of Engineers reports the lake’s elevation at 658.42 feet msl (normal conservation pool – 654 msl).