Going Fishing at Bull Shoals Lake

Fishing as a Family at Bull Shoals Lake

Bull Shoals Lake is a 45,000-acre reservoir in the Ozark Mountains, offering a clear and beautiful landscape for you to catch some incredible fish. Due to the clear water, the process can be difficult, but quite rewarding.

At Bull Shoals Lake, you’ll find a wide range of fish for both amateur and expert fishers. To ensure a fully stocked lake, the Arkansas Game and Fish and the Missouri Department of Conservation release several hundred thousand fish into the lake each year.

Fishing for BassFish you will find throughout the lake include:

  • Large Mouth Bass
  • Small Mouth Bass
  • Spotted Bass
  • White Bass
  • Blue Catfish
  • Channel Catfish
  • Flathead Catfish
  • Walleye Pike
  • Rainbow Trout
  • Brown Trout
  • Black Crappie
  • White Crappie
  • Bluegill
  • Longnose Gar
  • Freshwater Drum
  • Redhorse Suckers
  • Carp Suckers
  • Hog Suckers
  • Common Garp
  • Threadfin Shad
  • Longear Sunfish
  • Bluntnose Minnow
  • Brook Silversides

Be sure to consider the baits needed for each type of fish. You’ll also have better luck with some fish depending on the area you choose to cast your line. If you’re inexperienced, there are a wide range of guides available to take you out to the best spots and increase the odds of you going home with a fish “this big”.

Looking for the perfect place to stay during your fishing retreat? Visit us at www.thedriftwoodresort.net for more information about booking your next vacation.

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