Bull Shoals Fishing

Shared by Missouri and Arkansas, Bull Shoals Lake offers excellent fishing opportunities. Known as a world-class fishery, it offers fishermen the chance to catch largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, walleye, trout, white bass, bluegill, catfish, and many other species of fish. For the best chances of catching a fish, try fishing in the upper section of the lake from Beaver Creek to Powersite Dam. In this part of the lake, you’ll find mostly walleye, white bass, rainbow trout, crappie, and spotted bass. Another great fishing location at Bull Shoals, known as the Pothole, is located just below Powersite Dam. You’ll generally find large numbers of fish here, including walleye, white bass, trout, and crappie. The best time of the year to fish this portion of the lake is from March through June. If you’re after trout, you’ll want to fish near Bull Shoals Dam in the lower lake. Note that you can only fish by boat in the lower-lake area. You’ll have the best luck if you head over at night.

Bull Shoals Fish:

Bull Shoals boat ramps:

The following boat ramps provide access to Bull Shoals.

Pontiac Cove Marina Boat Ramp
1251 County Rd Pontiac, MO

Bull Shoals Lake, Shockeys Boat and Bait Center Boat Ramp
US-160 Isabella, MO

Bull Shoals Lakes Buck Creek Park Boat Ramp
Protem, MO

Theodosia Marina Resort Boat Ramp
4301 Martingale Dr Theodosia – Big Creek, MO

Bull Shoals Lakes Beaver Creek Park Boat Ramp
100-504 MO-O Kissee Mills, MO