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Tecumseh resident Bill Driscoll and a friend caught 26 white bass and a few crappie Saturday on Norfork Lake at the Bridges Creek Access, known locally as Stump Hole.
Local residents got their first taste of the spring white bass run last weekend as temperatures warmed and the fish began biting.On Saturday, Tecumseh resident Bill Driscoll and a friend took to Norfork Lake at the Bridges Creek Access, locally known as Stump Hole, off County Road 551 (Smokey...

First place Greg Phillips, left, and Pete Pearson won first place in the Ozark Mountain Bass Club’s February tournament held out of Buck Creek Ramp on Bull Shoals Lake.
The Ozark Mountain Bass Club held its February tournament recently out of the Buck Creek Ramp on Bull Shoals Lake. It was a cold day with temperatures below the freezing mark  that caused the eyes on the rods to ice over. The water temperature was 44º F. Fish were caught on Alabama rigs.The winners...
This past week I fished for striper, walleye and crappie on Norfork Lake. The stripers are just about ready to turn on. The water temperature in Bennett’s Bayou is ranging from 51 to 55 degrees, depending on how long the sun stays out and how cold it was during the night. The shad are shallow in...
Last week’s rain got the walleye and white bass moving. On Norfork Lake, several keeper walleye were caught from the bank at the Florence Cook Access on jerkbaits. Live minnows would have worked just as well. White bass have been caught on both lakes as they begin their annual run also. On Bull...

Ray Grisham caught this smallmouth bass, which weighed about 3 pounds, while fishing with Wyatt in the Spring Creek area of the lake.
Wyatt Grisham and his dad, Ray Grisham, enjoyed some fishing success last week on Bull Shoals Lake.

Tecumseh resident Bill Driscoll and a friend caught 26 white bass and a few crappie Saturday on Norfork Lake at the Bridges Creek Access, known locally as Stump Hole.
Local residents got their first taste of the spring white bass run last weekend as temperatures warmed and the fish began biting.On Saturday, Tecumseh resident Bill Driscoll and a friend took to Norfork Lake at the Bridges Creek Access, locally known as Stump Hole, off County Road 551 (Smokey Road...
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Monday night held its second public workshop in Ozark County this month, this time welcoming residents to a drop-in session at Lutie School in Theodosia to introduce its proposed Shoreline Management Plan Revision for Bull Shoals Lake. An estimated 50 people...
Richard Bradshaw of Winon became the most recent state-record breaker in Missouri when he gigged this northern hog sucker Jan. 27 on the Current River in Carter County. The new “alternative method” record fish caught by Bradshaw weighed 2 pounds, 12 ounces with a length of 18.6 inches. His catch...

Mark Case, project manager at the Corps of Engineers’ Mountain Home, Arkansas, office, discusses the proposed Bull Shoals Lake Shoreline Management Plan with Theodosia homeowners Ron and Christine Reinbold at a workshop meeting held Monday night at Lutie School. Times photo / Norene Prososki
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Monday night held its second public workshop in Ozark County this month, this time welcoming residents to a drop-in session at Lutie School in Theodosia to introduce its proposed Shoreline Management Plan Revision for Bull Shoals Lake. An estimated 50 people...
Prior to the big rain last week a few white bass were caught on both lakes. The Stump Hole area on Norfork produced a few, as did Gooley Creek on Bull Shoals. Live minnows, sliders and swimming minnows all work well. The rooster tail spinner is also a popular bait for whites. Expect the white bass...

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