Big Bob's fishing report: Oct. 11, 2017

Bob Stickles

Lake levels are back to normal, and fishing has picked up. A major tournament on Bull Shoals was won a few weeks ago with 19-plus pounds. Buzz baits, spinnerbaits and crank baits have all been working. Look for bass on main lake bluffs starting at the bluff ends. Fish next to the bluffs with a spinnerbait or crank bait and vary the depth until you find the level the bass are holding in. Walleye are being caught at 25 to 30 feet on deep-diving crank baits or worm harnesses. The benefit of dragging a night crawler is that you can catch a variety of fish. Big bluegills are a sucker for night crawlerd.

On Lake Norfork, small white bass are being caught in the Stump Hole area on sliders or small spinners. Crappie on both lakes are starting to bite with live minnows the bait of choice. We now have live minnows in stock.

Jewel has several new color jigs in the 3/4 weight, and we have them in stock along with the middle-size Whopper Popper and the new colors of the Rock Crawler. Pfleuger has remodeled its president spinning reel, and these will be available soon.

Now is the time to take advantage of the good weather and fish. See you on the water.

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