BEAVER LAKE ARKANSAS STRIPER GUIDE FISHING REPORT
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Striper activity forecast for the week is:GOOD
BAILEY'S BEAVER LAKE GUIDE SERVICE(479)366-8664 Beaver lakes rising waters have not affected fishing adversly as we are still catching lots of striper. Beaver Lake striper have been mostly keyed on shad spawning in freshly flooded vegetation so fishing near areas of buckbrush etc has been productive. Some Beaver Lake Striper have also been feeding heavily on crawfish that are trying to take advantage of the spawning shad and flooded araes with terestrials that have been submerged all over Beaver Lake. Beaver Lake striper are using main lake points, humps, ridges, rock piles, brush lines and ditches on their annual down lake migration and in the search for food. Walleye are also using the same areas and are biting in the 4-10ft range. 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! Beaver lake striper fishing will be GOOD with striper taken on live shad fished from the surface down to 30ft deep also try trolling small umbrella rigs with white grubs or chartrues for stained water, plugs flat lines or slightly weighted lines like Rapala #14 husky jerk's in black back or purple back colors and Smithwick Rogues in similar colors in 5-6inch model. Striper are also being caught at night by casting main lake points with large surface lures like Redfins and Rapalas or large rattle traps ar producing fish.
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.
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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 shad 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 high mid-high 60's.
Dam- Walleye being caught along the riprap.
Indian creek-Look in the mouth and in the back near the power lines!, check dry creek as well!
Lost bridge north-
Point 3-HOT SPOT!Check main lake strucutres and secondary points in the area for Beaver Lake Striper.
Point 4-HOT SPOT!Check main lake strucutres and secondary points in the area for Beaver Lake Striper.
Lost bridge south-
Point 5-HOT SPOT! Check main lake strucutres and secondary points in the area for Beaver Lake Striper.
Point 6-HOT SPOT!Check main lake strucutres and secondary points in the area for Beaver Lake Striper.
Rambo Creek Arm-HOT SPOT!Beaver lake striped bass are here! Check in the back as well as main lake structures and secondary points in the area for Beaver Lake Striper.
Rocky Branch-HOT SPOT! The bluff in front of the marina, the island and the smaller islands in front of the larue cove are all producing stripes!
Ford and Cedar creek-HOT SPOT!Beaver Lake Striper taken in cedar creek, ford creek and goat island at larue! Check in the back as well as main lake structures and secondary points in the area to catch Beaver Lake Striper as they make their way towards the main lake!.
Larue-HOT SPOT!Check main lake structures and secondary points in the area to catch Beaver Lake Striper as they make their way towards the main lake!
Copper mine-Check main lake structures and secondary points in to catch Beaver Lake Striper as they make their way towards the main lake!
Ventris-HOT SPOT!Check main lake structures and secondary points in the area to catch Beaver Lake Striper as they make their way towards the main lake!
Shaddox Hollow-Check main lake structures and secondary points in the area for Beaver Lake Striper.
Upper section- Beaver Lake Striper are in these areas.
Hwy 12 bridge-
Escapalia Hollow/Falls Hollow-
War eagle/White river junction(point 12)-
Blue springs area-
White river from point 12 up-
Most walleye are being caught about 5-10ft deep and can be caught using a variety of methods. Three way rigging Rapalas in chartreuse/orange and clown colors in areas of stained water. Slow death rigs, shakee blade and spinner riggs featuring orange and chartrues beads are working very well on a bottom bouncers. Jigs tipped with minnows, nightcrawlers or leeches, gulp or power bait will also work in place of live bait. Jigs with curly tails in white, chartruese, orange or black are good options as well. Bink pro scale 1oz jigging spoons in white or white/chart combo are still producing walleye in the deeper holes.