Fishing Report February 17, 2011
From Arkansas Game and Fish Commission
Sportsman’s White River Resort (870-453-2424) said the water is clear and at normal levels. Five generators are running. Fishing is good to excellent on Power Bait and sculpins.
Jim Brentlinger at Linger’s Guide Service and Fishing Lodge (870-499-5185) said water levels have been very low for quite a few days. As much as that congregates the fish in smaller areas it also will slow the bite quite a bit. When you find an active group of fish, stay with them and they may very possibly wear you out biting anything you send their way. When the water levels are very low, 1/16- or 1/32-ounce jigs work very well. They sink slower in the shallow water and give the fish a chance to look it over as it is falling. Gold Blue Fox spinners in size 3 work very well in the low water as well.
Bull Shoals Lake
As of Tuesday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reports the lake’s elevation at 646.69 feet MSL (Normal conservation pool – 654 MSL).
Mike Worley’s Guide Service said water temperatures are in the mid to upper 40s, and the lake is still 7 feet below power pool. Walleye and bass are moving into shallow water and biting on suspending stick baits in the creek arms. There also is a deeper bite for bass on Fat Albert grubs and Stingray flat-tailed grubs dragged along the bottom or fished along the bluff banks in 20 to 40 feet of water.
Bull Shoals Tailwater