Bull Shoals

Marion - Arkansas


  • 202 catches

  • 1K+ followers

  • 407 spots

This superb fishery continues to be one of the most famous resources in the nation. Outstanding aesthetics, water clarity and outdoor recreation opportunities account for the lake's popularity. This is not a flipping lake and heavy tackle is out of place....

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Bull Shoals Fishing Reports

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  1. 1 lb. 6 oz. 15 in. Tiger Trout

    1. Darryl Roane 0
      Not a big trout fisherman but that is a pretty fish! Nice
    2. Chad Jaco 0
      Nice fish Jimmy!!🎣
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  2. AGFC hatcheries introduced Tiger Trout & Golden Trout to the upper White River in Arkansas recently. Just informed before this outing but wasn’t certain said ...more person wasn’t pulling leg (u know them dern fishermen) the markings left no doubt. I believe it’s a hybrid Cutthroat/Brown. 🎣

    2 lb. 2 oz. 16 in. Tiger Trout with a Rapala Shadow Raps

    1. CreekWalker 0
      you are most definitely welcome, I'm 61 & fished most of my life, started trout fishing about 10 yrs ago, fell in love with it. the tigers are the most beautiful ...more but brookies are a close second. was on the white river below bull shoals 2 yrs ago for a few days after Christmas with my son. caught a few bows, it's pretty nice there & the people were nice also.
    2. Jimmy McDaniel 0
      Thank so much Creek. I was told they’re hoping they will do same as the Browns and spawn here. Rainbows do not say the experts although I’ve caught one maybe 6” ...more b4. I know enough about their reproduction to fill a shot glass. But since 82 I’m still get just as fired up seeking the the grownups🦅🎣
    3. Jimmy McDaniel 0
      Thank so much Creek. I was told they’re hoping they will do same as the Browns and spawn here. Rainbows do not say the experts although I’ve caught one maybe 6” ...more b4. I know enough about their reproduction to fill a shot glass. But since 82 I’m still get just as fired up seeking the the grownups🦅🎣
    4. CreekWalker 0
      brook trout, brown trout cross. they sometimes happen naturally, here in the midwest!
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  3. 15 in. White Crappie with a Rapala Original Floaters

    1. Josh Sommerville 0
      Nice one Darryl👍🏻👍🏻
    2. Shawn Jordan 0
      helluva catch Darryl - nicely done that's a dandy crappie catch in anyone's book!!!
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  4. 15 in. Largemouth Bass with a Rapala Ultra Light Cranks

  5. 4 lb. 22 in. Brown Trout

    1. Shawn Jordan 0
      you can certainly tell your love for fishing Jimmy and maybe Wayne and I can make it down your way someday and look you up - thanks for sharing your insights and ...more great pictures love it friend and I love the great outdoors especially southern Mo and Norther Arkansas
    2. Jimmy McDaniel 0
      Im partial to Jerkbaits Shawn, my favorite is the Rapala Shadow Rap, Deep Bill for high water shallow for minimal flow and Shoals🎣. Holler anytime my friend
    3. Jimmy McDaniel 0
      Im partial to Jerkbaits Shawn, my favorite is the Rapala Shadow Rap, Deep Bill for high water shallow for minimal flow and Shoals🎣. Holler anytime my friend
    4. Shawn Jordan 0
      yes I am sharing your info with Wayne my fishing buddy and letting him know you have extended your hand in friendship and good will that we might know where to fish ...more when we are able to get down to Bull Shoals area - I cannot wait
      are you using power baits or lures trolling maybe for these beautiful brown trout - wow nice catch Jimmy you mush know where to go to catch these
      beauties - this would be so much fun for both Wayne and I to meet up with you some time and all go out fishing together that would be fantastic for me at any rate - keep in touch Jimmy McDaniel - keep posting your nice catches and I will keep Wayne in the loop - I believe he has the Fishidy app as well on his phone - we picked up a pre owned pontoon Bass Buggy at Lake of the Ozarks recently and are getting it ready to fish this Spring and into the Summer and beyond - Thanks so much have your contact info now locked and loaded in my cell phone contacts mine is 913.626.
      6650
    5. Jimmy McDaniel 0
      Shawn, call or text anytime 501-352-7040 Bull Shoals Dam has 8 generators when lake is high lots of flow when low minimal Best when medium flow about 8,000-15,000 ...more cfs. Also Bull Shoals Lake & Norfork Lake very good fishing👍🎣
    6. Jimmy McDaniel 0
      Shawn, call or text anytime 501-352-7040 Bull Shoals Dam has 8 generators when lake is high lots of flow when low minimal Best when medium flow about 8,000-15,000 ...more cfs. Also Bull Shoals Lake & Norfork Lake very good fishing👍🎣
    7. Shawn Jordan 0
      Okay Jimmy - my buddy Wayne and I just bought a pre owned pontoon and will be using it to fish lakes like Stockton, Taneycomo and maybe even Bull Shoals if we can ...more make it down that far - we both live in the Olathe - Lenexa Kansas area. We both love to fish and he is a rabid fisherman and has gotten me into it now. So I saw this app Fishidy and decided I would get it on my phone to see what I could find out about who is catching fish and where. We both love to trout fish and Taneycomo is a wonderful place to fish for them but seeing the bigger trout such as yours oh boy howdy now you are talking big time trout fishing buddy. And we both love and enjoy crappie fishing as well and were impressed with Stockton Lake in particular the Mutton Creek Marina area. keep in touch my email is shawn.jordan1957@gmail.com - thanks Jimmy may pick you brain going forward certainly would love to know where the 'hot' spots are , I know my buddy has mentioned the White River area as a good place to trout fish. thanks again Jimmy keep in touch friend!!!
    8. Jimmy McDaniel 0
      Shawn lemme know I’ll be glad to share a few things I’ve learned in 40 years
    9. Jimmy McDaniel 0
      Shawn lemme know I’ll be glad to share a few things I’ve learned in 40 years
    10. Shawn Jordan 0
      nice catch Jimmy my buddy and I would love to try Bull Shoals we live in the Olathe Ks area
    11. Shawn Jordan 0
      nice catch Jimmy my buddy and I would love to try Bull Shoals we live in the Olathe Ks area
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  6. 3 lb. 4 oz. 19 in. Brown Trout

  7. 3 lb. 19 in. Brown Trout with a Rapala CountDown Minnows

  8. 5 lb. 8 oz. 25 in. Brown Trout

  9. Very early spawn made for slow bite on Big Browns but after couple outings pole started bending really fine!🎣😁

    4 lb. 2 oz. 21 in. Brown Trout with a Rapala Shadow Raps

    1. Jimmy McDaniel 0
      Thank ya Josh
    2. Josh Sommerville 0
      Nice Brown Jimmy👍🏻
    3. Jimmy McDaniel 0
      We are blessed with dam generation of year round 52 degree water great mgmt. by AGFC & USACE World class browns have evaded me almost 40 years, the first timers ...more constantly kicking my b***! lol
    4. Rick S 0
      Nice! No trout like here unless you go to Lake Erie
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