The lake remains very high with a small amount of water being released through the generators only out of Bull Shoals Dam. We are still about 25 feet above normal, making it difficult to fish our normal patterns for Walleye and Crappie. The bass have been hot and cold the past few weeks, but are starting to feed on shad and crawdads. The lake may be high, but I have never seen it this nice and clear in September! Should be back to normal mid Nov. Fall fishing should be great!
Water Level – 684.00 (Very High)
Water Temp – 85 degrees
Water – Clear
Black Bass (Large Mouth, Small Mouth & Spotted Bass) – Good on Top water early mornings. Also good on Jigs, Green Pumpkin Plastics and Crank Baits off the points.
Walleye – Fair on Large Crank Baits and Shiners. Bottom Bouncing is very difficult at this time due to the high water. Spoons working good on suspended walleye off the sand flats.
Crappie – Fair to Slow due to high water. Live minnows around trees and brush piles may work when the water temp drops below 80 degrees.
Bluegill – Good on crickets and pieces of night crawlers. Bobber fish the rock bluffs and deep coves.