BRANSON, Mo., October 18, 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 1300 on October 18 is 647.72. The normal, “Seasonal Conservation Pool,” level for Bull Shoals Lake for this time of year is 657.0.
Bull Shoals Lake Tim Sainato, Professional Tournament Angler and Fishing Guide
The water temperature is at 60 degrees.
Mid to lower lake-I had a guide trip for walleye last week and we fished the Buck Creek area and found the fish in the 32 to 34 foot range. We fished on the gravel points with a night crawler rig drug slowly on bottom. A bonus to fishing this technique was all the bass we caught along with the walleye.
The smallmouth bass are hitting tubes(green pumpkin) on the gravel banks mixed with rock.Try fishing the 16 to 18′ range.
The Fall colors are exploding right now so get out and enjoy some of God’s Glory!
Until next time “Good luck and good fishin!”
Submitted by Tim Sainato, Professional Tournament Angler and Fishing Guide for Central Pro-Am Association