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Last week’s rain got the walleye and white bass moving. On Norfork Lake, several keeper walleye were caught from the bank at the Florence Cook Access on jerkbaits. Live minnows would have worked just as well. White bass have been caught on both lakes as they begin their annual run also. On Bull...

Ray Grisham caught this smallmouth bass, which weighed about 3 pounds, while fishing with Wyatt in the Spring Creek area of the lake.
Wyatt Grisham and his dad, Ray Grisham, enjoyed some fishing success last week on Bull Shoals Lake.

Tecumseh resident Bill Driscoll and a friend caught 26 white bass and a few crappie Saturday on Norfork Lake at the Bridges Creek Access, known locally as Stump Hole.
Local residents got their first taste of the spring white bass run last weekend as temperatures warmed and the fish began biting.On Saturday, Tecumseh resident Bill Driscoll and a friend took to Norfork Lake at the Bridges Creek Access, locally known as Stump Hole, off County Road 551 (Smokey Road...
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Monday night held its second public workshop in Ozark County this month, this time welcoming residents to a drop-in session at Lutie School in Theodosia to introduce its proposed Shoreline Management Plan Revision for Bull Shoals Lake. An estimated 50 people...
Richard Bradshaw of Winon became the most recent state-record breaker in Missouri when he gigged this northern hog sucker Jan. 27 on the Current River in Carter County. The new “alternative method” record fish caught by Bradshaw weighed 2 pounds, 12 ounces with a length of 18.6 inches. His catch...

Mark Case, project manager at the Corps of Engineers’ Mountain Home, Arkansas, office, discusses the proposed Bull Shoals Lake Shoreline Management Plan with Theodosia homeowners Ron and Christine Reinbold at a workshop meeting held Monday night at Lutie School. Times photo / Norene Prososki
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Monday night held its second public workshop in Ozark County this month, this time welcoming residents to a drop-in session at Lutie School in Theodosia to introduce its proposed Shoreline Management Plan Revision for Bull Shoals Lake. An estimated 50 people...
Prior to the big rain last week a few white bass were caught on both lakes. The Stump Hole area on Norfork produced a few, as did Gooley Creek on Bull Shoals. Live minnows, sliders and swimming minnows all work well. The rooster tail spinner is also a popular bait for whites. Expect the white bass...

Highway 181 near Dora VFD
Raising livestock is a way of life for many Ozark Countians, and eating beef is a way of life for most residents here. We might not think about it much, but we non-farmers and farmers alike are thankful for modern technology and machinery – plus the long, hard work on the part of agricultural...
If we get the 5 to 6 inches of rain predicted this week it will have several positive impacts on fishing. First, it will start the walleye run up the rivers for their annual spawning run, and second, we need the water to get the white bass moving. The white bass are still a few weeks away, but this...
The Missouri Department of Conservation is updating its black bear research webpage with enhanced features and information on Missouri’s native black bear population. The new webpage will offer black bear research project summaries, project updates, new research photos, videos, interactive story...

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