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Water BodyBull Shoals
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Set in the scenic Ozark Mountains of northern Arkansas and southern Missouri, Bull Shoals Lake has hundreds of miles of lake arms and coves perfect for boating, water sports, swimming and fishing. Nineteen developed parks around the shore provide campgrounds, boat launches, swim areas and marinas.
OwnershipU.S. Army Corps of Engineers
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Area Specific Regulations
  • Crappie (black and white combined) daily limit is 15.
  • Crappie shorter than 10 inches must be released immediately to the water.
  • Striped and hybrid bass combined daily limit is three.
  • Largemouth and smallmouth bass must be 15 inches or longer to keep.
  • Spotted bass must be at least 12 inches long to keep.
  • Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass combined daily limit is six.
  • Walleye must be at least 18 inches long to keep.
  • Walleye daily limit is four.
  • No fishing in the Pot Shoals net pen area.
  • Legal to take game fish (except largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass) with spear guns during season.
  • The White River Border Lakes License (WRL) entitles the holder to fish in the Missouri portion of Bull Shoals Lake without buying a Missouri nonresident license.
  • Handicapped-accessible fishing pier is available at the Bull Shoals Recreation Area.