The fishing has been a little tougher after this last week of extreme heat.  The surface temp around our area is already at 88 degrees!  Pretty hot for the middle of June!  Start fishing your deeper summer patterns for Walleye and Crappie.  Bass are still good on a variety of jigs and lures.  Also, keep in mind that the boat launch at the end of K Hwy is almost completely under water.  With the new seasonal pool now set at 662.00, our boat launch and access road is a thing of the past.  Frustrating to think that fishermen and recreational boaters living in and visiting the Branson area will struggle to find an access onto Bull Shoals Lake.  I’ll elaborate more on the reason why this has happened in another post.

Lake Level – 663.5

Lake Temp – 88 degrees!

Lake is Clear to Stained

Black Bass – Good on Top Water early mornings and evenings.  Also good on Jigs, plastics in the brush and big worms.

Walleye – Fair on deep diving crank baits and bottom bouncing night crawlers.

Crappie – Slow to Fair on live minnows.  15 to 20 feet deep.