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Old 06-26-2017, 11:25 AM   #1
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First Trip to Beaver Lake Arkansas

Since I keep my boat at Bull Shoals Lake, I have been there several times this year. Did very well on Walleye opening weekend.

Last Saturday, (6/24) I was able to drive down to Beaver Lake for a look. Both lakes are extremely full and the vis isn't as good as usual. However, below the thermocline, vis is doable.

Here's a picture of a nice Striper I got near the dam.

Hope everyone is enjoying the diving and spearfishing !

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Old 06-27-2017, 11:38 AM   #2
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Re: First Trip to Beaver Lake Arkansas

Nice , as usual Les, I just got back from a week at BS. Always a learning adventure with a yo-yo lake like that. After a couple days I had it (them) figured out. Vis was harsh to say the least, except down deep where there were no fishies. Get any good Wally?? Best I got was 23", only whopper I saw I already had a spearful of 21" wally, and he didn't like what his buddy was telling him! Are those stripers good to eat?
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Nice fish Les!
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Old 06-29-2017, 06:39 PM   #4
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Re: First Trip to Beaver Lake Arkansas

That's a real nice fish! My Father in law lives in Rogers. I think I'm gonna have to ship so gear to him so when we "Visit" I can sneak away for a while.
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Nice , as usual Les, I just got back from a week at BS. Always a learning adventure with a yo-yo lake like that. After a couple days I had it (them) figured out. Vis was harsh to say the least, except down deep where there were no fishies. Get any good Wally?? Best I got was 23", only whopper I saw I already had a spearful of 21" wally, and he didn't like what his buddy was telling him! Are those stripers good to eat?

Stripers are good to eat, but not as good as Walleye!
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Old 07-22-2017, 01:54 PM   #6
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Re: First Trip to Beaver Lake Arkansas

Les, how deep was both the thermocline and the stripers during your trip? I have been diving below the thermo some and had to order a hood to deal with the cold. Even with the vis being a little better under it is still so dark that I find it hard to see much down there.
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Les, how deep was both the thermocline and the stripers during your trip? I have been diving below the thermo some and had to order a hood to deal with the cold. Even with the vis being a little better under it is still so dark that I find it hard to see much down there.
40' Yep, dark and cold, lol
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Nice fish. Still kills me that I spent the better part of a week out there for nationals and didnt even see one
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