BRANSON, Mo., September 20, 2012 – Bull Shoals lake covers over 45,000 acres and 1050 miles of shoreline. Most people staying in the Branson area would typically be fishing the Missouri waters at its southern end in the K Dock area. This report is submitted under the auspices of the Central Pro- Am Association (CPAA) by guide(s) who are actively involved in guiding on almost a daily basis. The level of Bull Shoals Lake as of 1600 on September 20 is 648.74. The normal, “Seasonal Conservation Pool,” level for Bull Shoals Lake for this time of year is 657.0.
Bull Shoals Lake by Tim Sainato, Professional Tournament Angler and Fishing Guide
The water temp is around the 80 degree mark lake wide and the water level is 4.5 feet low and continues to drop at a slow but steady pace.
Lower Lake-Fish jigging spoons on gravel flats and points in 30 to 32′ of water. Brush piles are a bonus and tend to hold the concentrations of fish. This technique has been producing a mixed bag including largemouth, Kentuckies and Walleye. My favorite spoon is a white 1/2 oz.
Upper Lake-The fish tend to be a little shallower due to the color in the water. There are fish being caught on shallow running crank baits on the ledge banks and channel swings(were a creek or river channel either swings in or away from the bank). My favorite shallow crank is the RC 2.5. This pattern is working early in the morning or all day if there is wind or clouds. A Jewel Bait Co. jig in 5/16 or 3/8 oz is also working in these same areas
Submitted by Tim Sainato, Professional Tournament Angler and Fishing Guide for the Central Pro-Am Association
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