Bass fishing last weekend was better than it has been for a long time. Numerous baits worked in both the creeks and on the main lake. I caught bass on a shaky-head worm, square-bill crankbait and the Bama rig. Fish were as shallow as 3 feet, and others were as deep as 25 feet. Fish your style, and you will find bass.
Walleye on Norfork Lake have been hitting jerkbaits and live minnows. If you troll a flicker shad in the Udall area and north, you should have good results. Quite a few crappie are being caught from Liner Creek north by people fishing for white bass.
White bass have started to arrive in the river system on both lakes. As usual, the small males are the first to arrive, and as the water temperature continues to rise the females will show. It may take several weeks before white bass fishing is really good as the water is still in the low 50s. Live minnows, sliders, rooster tails and swimming minnows all work on white bass.
Sucker grabbing season has started and will get better as the water warms. We need several warm nights to get these fish moving. We have grab hooks and sinkers as well as large trebles for these fish. We are continuing our 25 percent off jerkbaits sale for another week. It’s a great time to pick up some Lucky Craft or Spro baits.

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