Beaver Lake Striper Fishing Guide Report



BEAVER LAKE ARKANSAS STRIPER GUIDE FISHING REPORT

01/08/2018

Striper activity forecast for the week is:GOOD

POOR-FAIR-GOOD

BAILEY'S BEAVER LAKE GUIDE SERVICE(479)366-8664 TOPWATER TIME IS HERE! Beaver Lake Striper are using backs of coves, creek arms and shallow gravel bars. We have also been seeing a lot of fish surfacing so have your spoons, jigs or topwater plugs handy in order to capitalize on a quick rush when they pin bait to the surface. Fishing free lines, balloons and down lines between the surface and about 10' deep in order to insure that you have a good spread and you can also try trolling umbrella rigs with white or chartruese jigs/grubs or plugs like Rapala #14 husky jerk's in black back or purple back colors, Smithwick Rogues in similar colors in 5-6inch model on planer boards to stagger your presentation.

Make sure you do not keep striper under 20 inches and not more than 3 striper or hybrid or combination, Walleye must be 18 inches long with a limit of 4!

Know your species and make sure you identify any fish you keep. There is no limit on white bass, there is a 3 fish limit on striper/hybrid and a 20 inch minimum length on striper. You may not keep more than 3 striper and hybrid in combination.

Beaver Lake Striper Fishing Guide Report

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Fish location is greatly influenced by lake level and current flow, current in the lake from generation will generally position fish on upstream or down stream edges of structure......check the daily lake level and flow data link on my web site.

Live bait as always on Beaver Lake when fishing for Trophy Stripers is the go to approach.

 

On the mid and lower sections check out these area's. Water surface temps in the mid 40's

Dam-

Point 1-

Indian creek-

Dry creek-

Lost bridge north-

Point 3-

Lost bridge south-

Pine Log-

Point 4-

Big Clifty-

Point 5-

Point 6-

Rambo Creek Arm -HOT SPOT Check the back near War Eagle Cavern

Rocky Branch -HOT SPOT Check the back of larue near boat ramp

Ford and Cedar creek -HOT SPOT Check backs of these and pay attention to where tree line intersects channel

Larue-HOT SPOT Check check the main channel bends and cuts

Coppermine-HOT SPOT Check back of cove

Ventris-HOT SPOT Check back of this arm

Shaddox Hollow-HOT SPOT Check back of this arm

Upper section-

Hwy 12 Bridge-HOT SPOT Check main lake structures, humps and secondary points in the area where the channel intersects

Prairie creek-HOT SPOT Check back of this and Avoca

Coose Hollow- HOT SPOT Check back of this arm

Blackburn Creek-HOT SPOT Check back of this arm

Beaver shores-HOT SPOT Check main lake structures, humps and secondary points in the area where the channel intersects

Escapalia Hollow/Falls Hollow- HOT SPOT Check main lake structures, humps and secondary points in the area where the channel intersects

Horseshoe Bend- HOT SPOT Check main lake structures, humps and secondary points in the area where the channel intersects

Montne- HOT SPOT Check main lake structures, humps and secondary points in the area where the channel intersects

Hickory creek-HOT SPOT Check main lake structures, humps and secondary points in the area where the channel intersects

Wareagle-HOT SPOT Check main lake structures, humps and secondary points in the area where the channel intersects

Wareagle/White river Junction-HOT SPOT Check main lake structures, humps and secondary points in the area where the channel intersects

Blue springs area-

White river from point 12 up-Check cuts and bends near channel for active fish

 

  WALLEYE  

Beaver Lake Striper Fishing Guide Report

Walleye are in their fall migration and Walleye can be found from 20-30' deep depending on area's you fish.

Three way rigging Rapalas in natural colors for clear water or chartreuse/orange and clown colors in areas of stained water.

Try Rapala tail dancers, Bagley Rumble b's, flicker shad, bandit 300 series and Arkie 350's in colors that include orange and chartruese.

Try slow death rigs and spinner rigs on bottom bouncers in orange/chart.

Bink pro scale 1oz jigging spoons in white or white/chart combo and a variety of jigs are also producing walleye.

TIGHT LINES!

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Striper fishing guide service

Striper fishing guide service

Striper fishing guide service

Striper fishing guide service

Striper fishing guide service

Striper fishing guide service

BAILEY’S BEAVER LAKE STRIPER FISHING GUIDE SERVICE
479-366-8664

MIKE BAILEY

mike@beaversafari.com