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Date 12-Oct-16
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Conditions : Beaver Lake: Southtown Sporting Goods (479-443-7148) said the water is up a little in the lake. No reports on temperature or clarity. Bream are good on redworms and crickets. Bass are fair; the bass are going after spinnerbaits early in the day, while favoring crankbaits or plastic worms after the sun is up. No reports on crappie or catfish.

Bailey’s Beaver Lake Guide Service (479-366-8664) said the lake turnover has begun. You will notice the green stuff building up on your line as you are fishing and this has got Beaver Lake striper are on the move using main lake structures and mouths of coves etc. Some Beaver Lake striper are using gravel bars, points, humps, tree tops and cuts in the bank to corner bait. Fishing weighted downlines will definitely get you some fish. There has been some topwater activity from striper and white bass. Beaver lake striper fishing will be good with striper taken on live shad fished on downlines from 10-60 feet deep, and also try trolling small umbrella rigs with white grubs or chartreuse for stained water, plugs like Rapala No. 14 husky jerks in black back or purple back colors and Smithwick Rogues in similar colors in 5-6-inch model on downriggers. Jerkbaits like flukes, swimbaits and jigs will also produce. Water surface temps are in the mid-70s. On the mid and lower sections check out these hot spots: Dam (Hybrid Cove has fish), Point 1, Indian Creek (check past the marina near power lines), Lost Bridge North, Point 3, Point 4, Big Clifty, Point 5, Point 6, Rambo Creek Arm, Rocky Branch (especially bluff in front of marina, the island and smaller islands in front of Larue Cove), Ford and Cedar Creek and Larue. White bass have been seen surfacing at Prairie Creek, Beaver Shores (along with walleye being caught in numbers as well), Horseshoe Bend (walleye also), Mont Ne (walleye too), Hickory Creek (walleye), War Eagle and the War Eagle/White River junction (more walleye). Walleye are making their way out of the main lake in numbers in fall migration mode but can be found scattered still around the lake and are on the feed. Walleye can be found from 10-30 feet deep depending on areas 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 and Bandit 300 series in colors that include orange and chartreuse. Try slow death rigs and spinner rigs on bottom bouncers in orange/chartreuse. Bink pro scale 1-ounce jigging spoons in white or white/chartreuse combination and a variety of jigs are also producing walleye

Tailwaters - Guide Austin Kennedy (479-244-0039) said that with the river at low levels, fishing from a boat has its limitations. However, trout are biting nicely on various PowerBaits fished with light terminal tackle. Various spoons and Rapalas have produced some nice results as well. Walleye are still being caught between Houseman access and Beaver Town jigging live minnows. Safety reminder: With the low water conditions, folks are taking to wading to fly fish, etc. When you hear the dam horn, you need to exit the water to a safe location on the bank. This past week, emergency responders with Inspiration Point Fire Department performed a successful rescue of a stranded fisherman on a gravel bar just downstream from Spider Creek. Luckily there were no injuries; however, the water was moving and rising quite rapidly by the time responders reached the angler.

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About: - Beaver Lake: Widely recognized as an outstanding fishing resource. The striper fishery deserves special mention as one of the nations finest, with potential to produce record fish in the 50-pound category. More information

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