Bull Shoals Lake, Table Rock Lake, and Norfork Lake
Bull Shoals and Norfork Lakes are very large reservoirs in the White River Basin. Known primarily as bass lakes, other species like crappie, walleye, and stripers/hybrids are starting to grab attention. Because of their size, fly fishers must be opportunistic to be successful. Stripers can be caught at times when they are on the surface chasing shad, and crappie are susceptible during the spawn when they gather around shallow structure. I don’t know too many people going after walleye on a fly. A boat is mandatory, and something meant for large lakes is preferable. There are a few guides fly fishing on Bull Shoals and Norfork.