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Bull Shoals Breaking Beaver's Striper Record


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Beaver has long been known for it's big stripers but just heard on 40/29 a 68lb Striper was caught in Bull Shoals. There are some problems with the scales that were used but they being checked out.

I know here on this forum a lot of Bull Shoals fishermen ere upset about the new stocking of stripers over there but looks like they have had stripers for a while to produce a State Record fish.

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From what I understand, that is a mysterious stocking that produced that year class of fish. I may be wrong, but I don't think AR or MO claimed to have stocked those fish 12 or 14 years ago, but somehow they are in there. I think the Last Missouri record came from Bull Shoals waters as well didn't it? Maybe 3 years ago below Taneycomo or was it Forsyth? I know a google search would turn it up, but my point is, they have been in there awhile, they get really big in there. It's exciting to think what type of striper fishery it will be in 5-7 years with the stocking plan they have for that place.

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They stocked somewhere between 14,000 and 19,000 "on accident" in the late 90's I believe. There have been many 50+ pounds stripers caught over the past 3 or so years. Bull is an outstanding lake and will grow any species you put in it to large sizes, Carp, Gar, Bass, Catfish, Crappie, Walleye, Stripers, yellow perch, cotton mouth, you name it. You could stock it with Snake head and let me tell you, there would be some big ones.

Due to an overwhelming number of requests, the proposed stocking of stripers has been put on hold for 3 years at which time the bass populations of Bull Shoals and the surrounding lakes with stripers will be assessed and a decision will be made going forward.

I know you guys love em, but I am happy about there decision for Bull.

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The whole contraversy about the bass population is misguided. There is no evidence in any other lakes that there is any problems. The stripers seldom feed on the same food source, they don't spawn in the same areas nor do they seek the same water temperatures. Ironicaly nothing is said about the one introduction thatt competes heavily, the walleye? The bottom line is that stripers feed on the bass competitors while the walleye feed on bass food and bass.

The problem with BS is feast and famine. The high water brings an outstanding spawn, but because the high water has pretty much killed off any cover available during normal pool, the spawn suffers.

We had high water last year and the 4-6" bass are almost a nuisance this year. Flooded brush means the number one fish eater in the lake, the walleye, can't get to them.

Today's release is tomorrows gift to another fisherman.

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68 Lbs., if it's confirmed, is massive! I remember when the old WORLD record was 71 lbs. and that stood for years, but was recently broken (can't remember what the new world record is). You'd have to think, if there are still fish swimming from that stocking that in a year or two it may be possible for Bull to produce a world record.

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I just got this link from the son...

The state (Arakasas ) says he didn't follow their "pocedures" !!!!!!!

http://www.gofishn.c...d-1000000-fish/

This guy did everything right and legal, I hope he gets his winnings and record he deserves it for sure. I hate to see Beaver lose the spot light, but for the chance to catch a quality 20-30lb striper I still think Beaver is on top, but shows what happens when people don't target a species of fish and they are left alone to grow. I am betting there are world class carp in Beaver....some parts of the world that would mean something.

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World Record Landlocked is 67.8... Striped Bass WORLD RECORD is (81 lb 14 oz). His fish will need to Break the World record by 4.7oz to qualify as the New world record or he will be tied for it.

If you ever wondered what it takes to get a world record http://www.igfa.org/images/uploads/files/IGFA%20RulesReqiurements_021411.pdf

As to the Bull Shoals BS about Stripers.. They have as much right to stock it as they do stocking any non-native species to that lake... Wonder which species were ORIGINALY native to BULLS SHOALS "LAKE"

I congradulate this angler for his catch a Striper of that size is a powerful fish. I would like to know what requirements he didnt follow though from the AGFC if IGFA is still thinking about it... I bet if IGFA certifies it AGFC will have mud on their face and accept it.

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