Beaver Lake area Arkansas - Stripers247.com Forums
 
Striped Bass Fishing Site Map | Contact Us | Fishing Log Software | Fishing Online | Advertise
to UPLOAD: please register or login

Go Back   Stripers247.com Forums > Sweetwater Stripers > Interior States and Landlocked Striper Forums > Arkansas
Forgot Password? Register Now!!


Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 06-10-2005, 04:03 PM
Bassman1 Bassman1 is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 2
Default Beaver Lake area Arkansas

:) In case you are wondering, I am retired from the US Navy and moved to Arkansas from California.

Since I am new to Arkansas and the Beaver Lake area, I would like to learn how to fish for stripers. My boat is located in a slip at the Prairie Creek Marina. I have fished for stripers a couple of times and even caught a 18 pounder on live bait trolling. I have not caught anything on lures and I have tried a few different types.

Recently, I have installed two manual Cannon downriggers with eight pound weights. My boat also has a good size live well, a Garmin GPS/Fish finder, and other standard features.

I also replaced my normal outboard motor propeller with a 15 1/2" and 15 degree pitch propeller, which slowed my trolling speed to around 2.4 knots or 2.72 mph. The reason I changed my prop was I used my boat for ocean fishing where the trolling speed was greater. I either fished for reef fish, tuna, shark, and other game fish.

Now that I reside in the Natural State, I would like to learn how to fish for stripers, slabs, large mouths, and other game fish.

If anyone out there has the technical knowledge on how to fish Beaver Lake and doesn't mind on giving up some trade secrets, please drop me a line (no pun intended) and we can exchange fishing stories.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 06-10-2005, 04:10 PM
JakeF's Avatar
JakeF JakeF is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: New Bedford, MA
Posts: 5,895
Default

Welcome to the site Bassman! Been a long time since I fished Beaver lake, went there a couple times for largemouth when I was a kid. Moved to MA last fall from Kansas City, MO, but grew up mostly fishing the rivers in southeast MO.

I'm not gonna be much help with your trolling questions, but did want to welcome you to the site. You might want to also browse through the forums for other landlocked states, as many of them contain some good tips for other lakes that might apply, in general, to Beaver.

Good luck out there!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-11-2005, 02:26 AM
Striperjim's Avatar
Striperjim Striperjim is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Planet Earth
Posts: 4,316
Default

Hi Bassman
Im from the east and not much help. But Check out the game and fish commission reports for Beaver/ sometimes there is some interesting info there. .ARKANSAS WEEKLY FISHING REPORT
Last week the Striper fishing had been fair around Point 5 and Honey Creek on live shad, C-10 Redfins and Rat-L-Traps at the dam
Enjoy the site. :D
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Old 06-11-2005, 12:25 PM
Bassman1 Bassman1 is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 2
Default Welcome Aboard

Thanks for the welcome aboard from both Baitrunner and Striperjim. Sure wish you FISHERMEN were from around these parts. I am positive I would learn many interresting points on striper fishing. It is always nice to hear from people wanting to advance the knowledge of the novice; of which I am.

One of the best magazines I have found on fishing and hunting here in the Natural State is the Arkansas Sportsman. It seems to always cover some topic on Beaver Lake and other surrounding areas. But you know the old saying, "Give me a fish and I will eat for a day. Teach me to fish and I will eat for a life time!" In reality, I mostly believe in the catch and release policy with the occasional keeper for the table for my wife and I; but never ever a large mouth.

Well, got to go and get the line wet. Hope to hear from the both of you in the future and also others that maybe locals willing to advance my overall fish to catch ratio.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-11-2005, 04:48 PM
Striperjim's Avatar
Striperjim Striperjim is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Planet Earth
Posts: 4,316
Default

Hi BM
This is purely speculation on my part as i have no knowledge of the impoundment, but it helps knowing these things to optimize those downriggers.
One of the interesting things about impoundment fishing is finding how deep they are holding and understanding the The Thermocline. Hybrids are bred to withstand the warmer temperatures of these lakes. Bull shoals is currently at 78 degrees. This is way too warm for the larger striper whos preferred temperature range is 50 to 72 degrees. Stripers have been known to literally stack on top of each other on the bottom to avoid the high temps. Warmer water is also devoid of oxygen so stripers will search out moving water and cover and probably be close to the dams tailwaters. The hybrids on the other hand prefer open water.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-03-2005, 12:29 PM
CaptainMorgan!'s Avatar
CaptainMorgan! CaptainMorgan! is offline
Reports and Info Dude
Got a Little Captain in you?
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 1,619
Default

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS

Beaver Lake: As of Wednesday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reports the lake?s elevation at 1107.18 feet MSL.

Southtown Sporting Goods said the lake is very low and very dangerous. Bream fishing is fair in 3 feet of water or less on crickets. Crappie are holding in 8 to 10 feet of water and are biting minnows fished in any visible brush. Bass anglers are doing fair on Carolina-rigs, drop shots and spinnerbaits during the day. The bass will come up to take a surface lure in the early morning and late evening. White bass and stripers are schooling around the No. 12 Bridge.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-10-2006, 09:45 AM
CaptainMorgan!'s Avatar
CaptainMorgan! CaptainMorgan! is offline
Reports and Info Dude
Got a Little Captain in you?
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 1,619
Default

Beaver Lake: As of Wednesday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reports the lake?s elevation at 1,105.61 feet MSL.

Southtown Sporting Goods said the lake is low. Crappie fishing is good on live bait from 8 to 12 feet deep around planted brush piles. Bass fishing is fair on spinnerbaits crankbaits and jigs fished near any cover in medium to shallow water. Stripers have been fair on live shad.

Beaver Tailwaters: McLellan?s Fly Shop said there has been very little generation over the past few days, providing plenty of wading opportunities. Of course, scuds and sow bugs as well as midge pupa patterns have been very productive. Egg patterns are still hooking several fish as many trout continue their spawning activities. Some of our favorite egg patterns are the Flashtail Mini Egg, the Unreal Egg, and the Micro Egg. For the health of the fishery, remember to leave actively spawning fish alone, and avoid wading through their spawning redds (clean, oval depressions in the gravel).

This is the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission?s fishing report for Jan. 4, 2006.
Keith Stephens (501) 223-6342, e-mail: [email protected]
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
area, arkansas, beaver, lake

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Beaver Lake Arkansas sanseiru New Member Introductions 1 01-04-2012 09:00 AM
Smith Mountain Lake Information CaptainMorgan! Virginia's Rivers, Lakes and Impoundments 0 03-08-2010 03:03 PM
Lake Montauk needs A Flush CaptainMorgan! New York 0 02-27-2010 09:18 AM
Beaver Lake, Arkansas kcfisher Arkansas 5 03-29-2008 05:42 AM
BEAVER LAKE ARKANSAS CaptainMorgan! Arkansas 6 04-14-2005 07:41 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:47 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 2004 - 2013 Stripers247.com LLC
Affiliated Sites:   Noreast.com   Allcoast.com    2coolfishing.com