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No one been fishing Beaver?

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Duckman, there were SEVERAL striper boats in the upper White River last weekend. I can't vouch for their catches, but given the number of them up there, my guess is that they were catching some. As I mentioned before, the crappie were certainly cooperating.

The water temp was 49 to 51 degrees all last weekend. (Mostly cloudy and cool). This week should raise that by at least a few degrees. Possibly several degrees.

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The Striper Guides on Beaver are known for being a little tight lipped. I am hoping as the season starts really moving that there will be enough of us on this board giving reports to make a difference and help each other out. I usally fish the Dam area of the Lake to Big Cliffty, but I am interested in the Upper White area. What boat ramp to you use down there, etc. I am hoping to hit the Upper End of the Lake this weekend and will also give some type of report.

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heading east on hwy 412 there is a ramp just before the bridge and one , the second road after the bridge turn right to bule springs thats the last one..(dont leave anything in the bed of your truck) or turn left at nob hill and the road will take you to war eagle marina ,or point 12 the road dead ends in to the lake!! in the war eagle arm the others put you on the white river arm!

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We used Hickory Creek Marina but it's a one laner and will cost you $3.00.

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I just caught wind of that Hickory Creek area yesterday. I guess they are catching some nice stripers up there right now.

Jay, I also fish near the Dam area. I actually launch out of Lost Bridge Marina and fish up lake a ways. Do you have much luck down around the dam? I have never went clear to the dam but I have heard stories of guys sneaking under the cable and just slaying them! Don't know if I would be as bold as to do that but I wouldn't mind fishing somewhere around that area. Do you know anything about that area? Good to see some guys getting interested and talking about the Beaver Lake striper fishing. I've been fishing there for years and I have never found a site or forum where you actually had guys who fished Beaver talking to one another! :)

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I usally put in at Indian Creek or Lost bridge South. I do not do any trolling or live bait fishing. In the past I use either top water or big swiming baits. This year my goal is a big striper 15#'s or better on a fly rod. This limits my Striper bite to April, May, and somtimes June, but it is a blast. I had some really good luck in site of the Dam, but have never hooked up right by the Dam. I have been driving over the Dam and watched them bust the top so I know that they are there sometimes. I have been fishing for about Five years on Beaver for striper in the spring and have found some areas that seem to produce every year. Right around point 1 or the island is a good place to start in the Early AM, then moving down the lake point 5 is another great place for late AM action. After point 5 head down to Hogscald and there is 2-3 points down there that seem to hold fish. I have learned to never run wide open and keep one or two pair of eye peeled for any top water action. Even if you are sure they are just carp take a minute and try it. Some of the biggest fish I had last year was something I thought might be a Striper, instead of the 5-10 yard circle of exploding fish that you sometimes see on Beaver Lake.

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I'm with ya there Jay, I don't do one lick of trolling for the brutes. I'm a big lure man. Also, I've never had a bit of luck throwing in the daytime, so I strictly fish nights. Do ya reckon around the point on Molder Hollow would be any good for the night? You mentioned point #1 and #5, are these daytime spots for ya or night? If you are into the night deal there is a good spot around point #8 just south. I've done darn well there. What is Hogscald? Guess it is not shown on my map but are you talking about the points aroun Big Hollow? That is one heck of a drop off around point #1 just to the west of the boat ramp! Looks as if the channel cuts right up along the bank. I would imagine that the flats around the island in front of the darn would hold fish when the shad were running, but I wander if they would be running up on the flats yet or if the water may be a bit to chilly for them yet? I'm getting antsy to get outta here. Tomorrow at about this time I'll being hookin' the boat up and heading down. I'd imagine we'll probably launch outta LB south and hit that spot around #8 and maybe Molder Hollow and then up N. Clifty Arm a little ways. I'm not familiar at all with the dam are but Mike from Across the Creek tells me that they are catching them there right now. So we'll see when we get there tomorrow where he tells us to go. Good talkin with ya Jay!

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I will have to get my map out and refresh my memory, but I have heard of all the areas you are talking about. Hogscald is at the very end of a arm on the other side of point 5. Instead of going into Clifty take a right and at the end of the arm there is a large no wake zone and a big cliff. Popular spot in the summer for boaters. There is two points on your right about 1/2 to 1 mile from point five that always seem to hold some A.M fish. See if this map helps.Beaverlake.jpg

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Well don't have much to report for this weekend but I was there. Launched from Indian Creek and fished the coves and points on the north side of the lake from Indian Creek to the dam. As you all were probably aware the whether sucked! We launched Friday around 7'ish. The coves were all around 52.8 to 53.7°. We mainly threw large rattle traps and a few other lures by Castaic. Lake is lower than I've ever seen it. After midnight sometime the ligtning started so we tied up in a dock and let it pass. Got back on it around 2'ish a.m. and fished till 9:00 a.m. without ever boating a fish. Got back to Across the Creek and let me tell you the hail commenced to coming down and beat the hell outta my buddies new Tahoe. So needless to say the weekend in Arkansas was not to good for me as Saturday night was worse with tornadoes and hail storms everywhere so we didn't even take the chance of getting out on the water. But we're planning another trip in the not to far future to give her a whirl again. I guess they had a Striper tourney launch outta Prairie Creek but I didn't here the outcome. Hope yer alls weekend was better than mine! I also came home to Tonganoxie, KS to a house that got the dog snot beat outta it from golf ball and larger hail! What a weekend!! :angry:

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