Welcome to FishingNotes.com Beaver Lake fishing report page. Here you will find all the information you need to make the best decisions for today's fishing. Current weather including air temperature, barometric pressure, wind speed and direction are continuously updated throughout the day. Beaver Lake water temperature is one of the vital statistics included on this page. We also include the moon phase as full and new moons are generally better fishing times. Help in choosing what time to hit the water with daily sunrise and sunset times plus moon rise and moon set times. We would love to hear how your fishing trip went, feel free to share your days success on the community report page. Good luck and we hope you catch a full bag today!
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Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 86
July 14 2015== fishing on beaver lake is so bad that even the liars aren\'t catching fish...
Fishing Rating: 5
Water Temperature: 43
Lance Hughey says, \"I\'m hooked! First time ever today (3/7/14) spider
rigging. Good day fishing in blue springs on Beaver Lake, AR I used minnows
13ft down in 15 feet of water. Water temp was 43.\"
Species: Striped Bass
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 48
Stripers are fair, and scattered throughout the lake. War Eagle river is
starting to clear up some, so if the weather stays fair, you might want to
try up there in the river. White river is still muddy, and the middle
part of the lake is holding lots of thredfin shad and the Stripers are
near it. Good luck, and if you need a Good Striper Guide, look up Ed
Chapko at www.striperguides.net
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 55
April 17, 2011
Fishing Rating: 1
"http://www.beaversafari.com Beaver Lake Striper Report BAILEY'S BEAVER LAKE GUIDE SERVICE (479)366-8664 stripers are in the creek arms and the rivers. There is a mud line at the mouth of the war eagle where it meets the white river. The edge of the mud line provides cover to actively feeding striper, they will use it to ambush shad. The white bass run has started and will peak near the 10th of April. Try using Spoons, Spinners, or Grubs/Jigs in White or chartreuse. The morning bite has been the best, most of our fish have been caught by 8a.m. However if it is over cast the bite could last all day. Most striper are keyed on the flats where they can hunt shad. Balloons with bait fished 5-6ft deep without any weight, ""Free linning"" or ""flat linning"" are the live bait technique's to use. Troll slowly! And expect to cover water, you will have to make a ""milk run"" of several spots to get your fish. An umbrella rig will also produce, remember to use chartreuse in the stained water. Try trolling redfins, rapala's and other shallow plugs about 150ft back. Try using planer boards with your plugs or live bait in order to spread your efforts in an attempt to locate the most active stripers. Live bait as always on Beaver Lake when fishing for Trophy Stripers is the go to approach. For daily Beaver Lake levels and flow data go to my website and click on the Daily Beaver Lake Level and Flow info link. There is a 20 inch minimum and a daily possession limit of 3 striper or hybrid or combination of. There is no limitation on white bass. If you have trouble with identification look on page 39 the Arkansas Fishing Guidebook or click this link, the fine is very expensive and you could loose your fishing privileges! The following area's will be holding striper at different times during the day. On the white river from the hwy 12 bridge to mouth of War Eagle where it meets the White river. The area known as Creech has been the best. War Eagle/White river junction-Look in the mouth of the War Eagle up to the side-walk hole. Water temperature is in the mid to high 50's. White bass and hybrids are really stackin' up in this area. Free-line and balloons 8-10ft deep for striper and cast spoons or roster tails for whites and hybrids. Some nice fish are being caught up at the side walk and the 50cent hole's. Spoons, Spinners, grubs in White or chartreuse for white's and 'brids. The lake level needs to be at about 1127 for access past the last shoal on the War Eagle in order to get a boat up to the two dollar/cemetery hole where white bass are stackin' up. No fish at the ""Mill"" yet. You will need to pay The land owner $2 for access through the gate to the deeper hole's where the whites are stackin' up. Remember you are a guest on their property, treat it with respect! DO NOT LITTER! White river-White bass run is heating up. Fish are piled up near Neils bluff and white bass are being caught all the way up to slick rock. Spoons, Spinners, grubs/jigs in White or chartreuse. Water temp's in the mid to high 50's. Blue springs area-412 bridge is holding some fish, during bright sun they are suspending in the shade of the bridge. Good late morning spot. Cedar Bluff area-Flat is holding fish. Water temps in the mid to high 50's. Hickory Creek- Fish activity is fair. Look in Hickory creek cove. Fish are shallow, use a ""free-line"" approach with a decent sized bait about 4-6 inches long. Water temp's in the mid to high 50's. Horseshoe Bend-Fish are up river/creek arms but will return in a few day's. On the mid and lower sections check out these area's. Water temp is in the mid to high 50's. Prairie Creek -Some fish still in the area but most are moving up river. Look for fish from the bridge up river on the flats"" including Beaver shores. Copper mine-Fish are up river but will return in a few day's. Rocky Branch-Fish are up river but will return in a few day's. On the lower section try Indian creek-Holding some Striper Lost Bridge-Holding striper in the area known as ""Fish Trap Hollow"""
Fishing Rating: 1
"Monday, March 15, 2010 Beaver Lake Striper Report BAILEY'S BEAVER LAKE GUIDE SERVICE (479)366-8664 Fishing has been good, the stripers are moving into the creek arms as daily temperatures continue to rise near the 60 degree mark. The bait is staying near the surface looking for the warmest water. The white bass run has started and will peak near the 1st of April. Spoons, Spinners, grubs in White or chartreuse. The striper have started their push up river. The activity level will increase as the ambient temperature continues to rise. Find the warmest water. The morning bite has been the best, most of our fish have been caught by 8a.m. However if it is over cast the bite could last all day. Most fish are 8-20 deep. ""Free linning"" or ""flat linning"" are the technique's to use. An umbrella rig will also produce. Try trolling redfins, rapala's and other shallow plugs about 150ft back. Try using planer boards with your plugs or live bait in order to spread your efforts in an attempt to locate the most active stripers. Live bait as always on Beaver Lake when fishing for Trophy Stripers will be the go to approach. For daily Beaver Lake levels and flow data go to my website and click on the Daily Beaver Lake Level and Flow info link. The following area's should hold fish, however try to find the warmest water possible (Look in the backs of coves they will warm the fastest). This will also depend on lake flow. You will find a link to the Beaver Lake level and Flow charts for Beaver Lake on the Area/species information page of my website. Here's on old guides trick, if you are fishing up river where the water is dirty try dipping your shad/minnows tail in a chartreuse dye it doesn't matter if it is scented it just makes the bait more visible to the fish. On the white river from the hwy 12 bridge to mouth of War Eagle where it meets the White river."
Fishing Rating: 1
- water temp. below Rocky Branch area is around 50 Degrees. Fish wiggle warts around chunk rock and pea gravel banks half way back in the bigger creek channels. Windy banks are a key here as well as bait fish. Keep boat about 10 to 15 deep and cast 45 degree to shore. Also try 3/4 oz. football head jigs in green pumpkin around deeper boat docks and rocky points near deep drop offs. - Does anyone know where to catch em off the bank? Any help i would be greatful for! Thanks!
- It is that time of year again, time to jerk some rouge's. Try jerking them around Prairie Creek and work your way to the damn. Crank baits in crawdad colors work good along big chunk rock banks.
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Largemouth bass fishing is in full spawn now the water temperature has climbed up to 62 degrees. The large female bass will be on the beds and holding tight. Spawning bass won't be feeding aggressively at this water temperature but they will be catchable. In addition, all bass don't spawn at the exact same time or water temperature. If you aren't a site fisherman, you should be able to find some larger females and male largemouth on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding so fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again.
- Crappie are holding close to main lake coves. I have also found them on main lake points around 10 to 13 feet. They are holding close to rip rap and isolated stumps in flat regions. Main colors are solid white or chartruse.
- The ole paper mouth feeding well on hula popers attatched to bottom bouncers. Relating to gravel in 40 feet of water or more. Something about the gurgling noise that drives them wild. - Crappie are pretty hungry right now, they seem to really enjoy Shinee Hinee artifical bait. Caught the limit using these within just a few hours. View Tip Location on Map
Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The crappie spawn should be really heating up now. Crappie prefers to spawn on gravel bottom typically with brush and/or emergent vegetation for cover. If the lake is void of gravel bottoms, find the rocks or rip rap. Crappie will use the larger structure rocks for cover. Cast some small grub baits in the shallows looking for the spawning crappie. Good luck today!
- Walleye are not an easy catch, but this time of year they become a little more predictable. Find a school of baitfish in 20-30 FOW and look for a telltale walleye arc or "christmas tree" below and you have found a school of feeding eyes.
Lead core line and the silver river rockers have been good, wiggle warts, and pointer minnows too.
If you can't mark any that way, work brush piles in 20-30 FOW with a Silver or gold Spoon, a Sonar or a Darter.
The walleye are coming off of the spawn now. Fish will be feeding very more aggressive making up for lost time eating during the spawn. Walleye will start moving back to their typical structure of choice and should be getting into the lake flats and deep structure. It?s time to hit the water. This may be the best water temperature to be on the water. There shouldn?t be too many fishermen on the water this early and there are many species that are hitting their prime water temperatures to be biting very well. Have fun today!
- catfish are held up in the cavern. alabamarigged wolly buggers and copper johns tipped with wax worms.
Walleye Commander 8-----)
Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The water temperature is climbing and the catfish will start becoming more active now. The catfish spawn is right around the corner and generally all catfish species will be looking to spawn. Blue catfish, flathead and channel catfish spawn in much the same areas. Mostly spawning in deep tree lay downs that have lots of shade, holes in the bank, sunken barrels and tires. With baitfish becoming active, it?s time to catch some small sunfish, bluegill, shad and frogs and getting the line in the water.
Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The spotted bass spawn is in full swing now. Fishing will become slower but won't turn off completely. If you are fishing for female bass go with plastics and really slow your presentation and stay around the spawning beds. You should be able to find some larger females and male bass on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding and the fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again.
- The white bass are just starting to enter the mouths of the rivers. Some females are being caught most are males. The water temp is around 57 and the the water is stained. Crank baits and road runners being trolled and some casting is working. Green or red and black is the color to use. So get to lake if you can it's just a matter of time before it's in full spawn. View Tip Location on Map
- I have had very good luck catching the whites on a white and grey rooster tail. The 3/8 oz seems to work better in these hot temps. Cast out towards docks and banks and let it fall for 5 to 6 sec before retrieving. I have caught many on the fall. Overcast cloudy days also seem to be better. View Tip Location on Map - Friday 3-16-13 Fish the mouth of War Eagle and White river. I used road runners, spoons, jigs, small Rapala of all color and sizes and never got a bait. It maybe a week or two to early. View Tip Location on Map
White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
- Beaver's fame is its Stiper fishing How could this be rated a 3 try a 10 for people who understand the habits of Striped bass, a 5 for those who troll a great deal and a 3 for those who have live bait following the striper guides. Stipers are Large and plentiful with some leg work and research done to figure them out. Many States that have Stiped bass fisheries would give an arm and a Leg to have a lake that supports a Large population of these fish like Beaver.
The best tip for anglers trying for these fish is to use live bait when ever possible. Free lining bait with a open spool constantly produces for me, let the fish have the bait for a vcount of 7 using circle hooks makes it much easier. Have a good graph and meter the fish. After metering the large school work the outside edges of them. The main body may be in 50 to 80 feet of water. If i see them in this situation I will work 25 to 35 feet taking advantage of the feeding fish chasing bait up shallow.
Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
- Don't listen to that idiot, smallies are the king of bass. Let them go.
- the ole dookie are at the dam thick dont tell anybody View Tip Location on Map - the idiot that said kill small mouth is just that.. an idiot. ignore this idiot, small mouth bass are great all around , CATCH AND RELEASE! Protect American fisheries and all that they have to offer - DON\'T KILL SMALLMOUTH BASS.
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The smallmouth bass spawn is in full swing now. Fishing will become slower but won't turn off completely. If you are fishing for female bass go with plastics and really slow your presentation and stay around the spawning beds. You should be able to find some larger females and male bass on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding and the fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again. Hit the water NOW, we can?t believe you are reading this and not fishing right now. GET OUT!!
Beaver Lake Solar and Lunar Conditions
Current Lunar Fishing Tip:
The affects of the moon on freshwater fish and game are at a minimum right now. There will be another full moon coming up here in a few days. The fisherman should never use this as an excuse to not get on the water. The affects of the moon can only enhance the outcome of a day's fishing not decrease potential catch for today. On days without the new or full moon, all other factors including weather, barometric pressure, wind and cloud cover will make up today's equation for success.