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Cool weather& cool water has turned the fish on!

Don Schnable
September 21, 2012
Bull Shoals - Freshwater Fishing Report

Subject: SCHNABLE...Greers Ferry Lake & Tailwaters






Little Red River
Lindsey's Resort (501-302-3139) said the river is clear and normal. Trout fishing has been excellent. Successful anglers are using wax worms, marshmallows and PowerBait. Rapalas and spinners are working during high water. Extra Crispies, sowbugs and anything with red seem to be working for fly-fishermen.


Greers Ferry

As of Wednesday, the Army Corps of Engineers reports the lake's elevation at 454.1 feet msl (normal conservation pool 461 msl). .


Tommy Cauley of Fish Finder Guide Service said the water temperature is 78-82 degrees and falling. Hybrid and white bass are on a tear all over the lake, and can be caught with a lot of baits right now, top-water, knock-offs, swim baits, in-line spinners and jigging spoons are working real well. Find the bait and just stick with it; the fish are close by and if and when they come up, just stay still when they move and they come right back to you. Throw the Arkansas Claw when the bite gets tough for a reaction bite. Bass fishing is good up to 40 feet of water. Suspended fish will eat the Arkansas Claw, the deep bottom fish are eating jigs, Carolina rigs, Texas rigs, drop-shots and jigging spoons, and shallow fish and in-between fish will eat top-water baits, jigs, spinner baits, square-billed crankbaits and jighead worms. Watch for schooling fish, as well. The bream bite is still going good on crickets, small crankbaits, top-water flies and night crawlers. Catfish are eating pretty good on trotlines baited with a lot of different baits; whatever you have confidence in, use it. Crappie are in 12-15 feet of water getting grouped pretty good on minnows and jigs, or casting small baits in the pole timber or trolling small crankbaits. Walleye are getting better on the tips of small chunk-rock flats, trolling a lot of different crankbaits and dragging night crawlers or leeches, or use the same on a drop-shot

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Spring Creek Ent.
Hc 1 Box 1265
Isabella, MO 65676
Phone: 417-273-4859
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