Bull Shoals, AR United States
White River Tailwaters Fishing Report 02.28.12
The White River has had a Shad Kill going on. With the shad coming through the dam a real good bite has been on. Best baits right now are Frozen Shad, CD7 or CD9 in gold or silver, Rouges blue or black back with orange belly. For the Fly Fisherman Streamers and White Jigs. Call me if you have questions. Be sure of yourself or get a guide. Now is some of the best times to catch world class fish. Call 870-445-4444 for availability, or visit the website at www.bullshoals.com/marmar or Email.email@example.com.If you choose to go on the river with Big Phil's Guides. You will be provided with many happy memories of the day !!! A half day for two everything is provided, all of the drinks, bait, rods and reels, for ONE SET PRICE. No ala-cart here. No add-ons at the last minute. We guarantee you catch fish or you do not have to pay anything. Now that's a guarantee. All game and fish regulations as well as limits are always observed. To report poaching or Game and Fish issues call 800-482-9262.A half day or a full day guide trip with a shore lunch as a gift makes a wonderful memory. The spawn brings on a special time for potential trophy fish. Catch and release is preferred in all areas, however all kept fish are cleaned to request, whole, skinned, or filleted by their guide. The lake level on 02/19/12 was 653.92. Be aware of generation levels and lake levels. The Water can be treacherous. Don't go with an inexperienced person on the river. The number to call for generation report is 870-431-5311. Normal pool is 654.00. With generation levels being low all week it has proven to be great conditions for big browns. Using Big Phil's Guides is the best way to go. They know how to navigate in all water conditions and they know the holes where the fish are stacked. If you have questions call 870-445-4444. Always have personal flotation devices on board and in hazardous conditions they should be worn. If your not familiar with the river get a licensed/insured guide or guide service for your fishing needs.
Fishing's always good when your with Big Phil. We had several trips this week with a lot of browns and some sizable rainbows that were caught as well. Protection of the fishery is important. We always have a great day.
This is the time of year POST SPAWN for these kind of beauties! This was caught 2/25/2012 by Todd Hunter with Agseal out of Harrison Arkansas
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The White River has had excellent fishing conditions. The lake has been maintaining right around the winter pool level and the generator flow has varied throughout the days. Having a guide is key to catching those memories for a lifetime. Bait fishing Sculpin, Nightcrawlers, or Shad has been producing some sizable Rainbows. Powerbait and Powerbait Trout worms in yellow, bubblegum,or orange has been doing well to catch numbers. If the generators come on, take advantage of the rise it creates a very good bite for the Rouges, Spoons, Roster Tails, and other artificial baits. Trophy Browns are being caught at night when the generators are shut down. Come see me for details on this method. Don't be bashful give us a call have a memorable experience with Big Phil's Guide Service. Great fish are being caught right now. There is no better time to go on a guide trip than right now. The weather is changing but the fish are biting. If you catch a trophy fish we as guides prefer to keep the fish in the river so others can enjoy the experience of catching larger fish. A replica mount lasts longer and is no more expensive than a regular mount and it keeps trophy fish in the river for others to enjoy. Please promote catch and release.
!!!!COMING REAL SOON TIME TO ENTER IS HERE!!!!
The annual Shawnee/Supreme Tournament has been set for this year early so there will be plenty of time to get your team together. It will be on Saturday March 10, 2012. It is still $100.00 per team with $1000.00 first place a $2500.00 big fish pot($25.00 additional Entry), and a $500.00 bonus if you are a fly fishing only entrant. Info at the Cotter Area Chamber of Commerce web site. Get your team together and enter into this great tournament. 870-321-1243 Remember the Sowbug Festival is around the corner.
Please be aware of your trash. Don't let it float down river. If you do see some please if possible pick it up. Thanks
If you are interested in a guide trip please contact...
Mar Mar Resort and Tackle Shop LLC
Big Phil's Guide Service
Bull Shoals Lake, Arkansas
870-445-4444 or 800-287-4204