BULL SHOALS LAKE FISHING REPORT (April 7, 2021) by Jabet Wade Pontiac Cove Marina, pontiaccove.com

Spring fishing is well under way on Bull Shoals Lake. To say it’s predictable or consistent is not really accurate right now. The fish should be migrating toward the banks, but they can’t seem to make up their minds, which is keeping our local anglers guessing a little bit. We expect it to get better every day.

Meanwhile, folks are catching fish in the creeks and on the main lake and secondary points. You can try throwing a variety of baits, including a jig, spinnerbait, jerk bait or a grub. The A-rig is still a favorite for folks who like to fish with it. 

The water temperature is in the upper 50s and reaching 60 degrees in some places. The lake level is dropping 5 to 6 inches per day. At press time, it was at 668.3 (9.3 feet above normal pool). At this rate, the Corps is predicting it will be back to normal pool by April 22. 

As the water temp continues to warm up and the lake becomes more stable, we look for fishing reports to get better every week. 

Something for your calendar: The Angling for Athletes Benefit Buddy Bass Tournament, hosted by Theodosia Marina and benefiting Special Olympics of Missouri, has announced the sixth annual meeting for Oct. 2. Follow the tournament Facebook page for more details.

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