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Bull Shoals Will Be Great This Year


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According to Ken Shirley with the AGFC this will be a great year for fishing do to the high water years of 2008-2009-and early 2010.All species had record spawns in 2008 and also all forage fish as well. If last year was any indication I had some of my best fishing for numbers and different species in about 20 years. Also clouds of shad that were bigger than I have seen in all my career of 36 years!! The winter weather has broken for now and with the warmer temps next weekend should start to see some action heating up on the area lakes good luck and GOD Bless Hotdawg!

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I agree with Tim about how good this year (and last year) being great fishing on BSL. I finally got out on the water late yesterday afternoon and fished till a little after dark. Water temp was back up to 46-48 in the back end of the mid-lake secondary creek arm I fished. Water clarity was very clear which if you can find some colored water that should help. I did manage to catch a couple of fish on a suspending Rogue 1 14" LM and a 19" walleye. The walleye hit right at sunset.

I was fishing in the point 16 area there may be a little more color to the water further up the lake. Just before the snow storm hit us I launched at Peel (125 Park) and found better water color up around Buck Creek. The ramp at the 125 park was almost too low to use at that water level without having 2 people. Water temp was 43-45 that day and I did about the same with 1 SM and a 20" walleye. I don't think the night bite is going real strong yet but the walleye are starting to show up along the chunk rock spawning type banks half way back in the tributary arms and they will bite in shallow water right now. If the weather will stay warm and we get some rain I think the fishing will really take off for a early start to another great year of fishing on BSL.

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Fishing on BSL was so good last year that I'm not sure I could expect things to improve. I'll learn a little bit more which should help and I hope to do a little more springtime night fishing for walleye. I'll be interested in talking about night time jerkbait tactics as we get closer to March and April.

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It wasnt very good over the weekend! Had 3 little keepers Sunday that weighed 4 lbs and almost got a check in the tournament! Now that's pretty tough. The fish were 40-50 ft deep. If they get any deeper I wont have enough line on my reels to get to them LOL

HOOK 'EM HORNS
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