Robert F. Baker

Evaluation Of The Trout Fishery In The Tailwater Of Bull Shoals Reservoir, Arkansas, 1971-73

The fishery for rainbow trout (Salmo gairdneri) in the Bull Shoals tailwater has developed as a seasonal boat fishery which in peak years provides more than 250,000 angler days of fishing, and a catch of more than 750,000 trout. Use was concentrated along the upstream one-third (48 km) of the tailwater in 1971-73, where about 60 percent ot the total fisherman effort, 50 percent of the catch, and 75 peroent of the total guided fishing occurred. Since many anglers traveled long distances, rented boats and motors, and employed guides to fish the tailwater, the economic value of the fishery...


A Survey Of Bull Shoals Lake, Arkansas, For The Possibility Of An Existing Two-Story Lake Situation

The position of Bull Shoals Lake as the lower lake in a chain of four large reservoirs located on the main stem of the White River in Arkansas and Missouri is described. During the three years of 1961, 1962, and 1963, physical-chemical determinations were made at three sampling stations situated along the channel of the lake. Trout requirements with respect to tempera,ture and dissolved oxygen as reported by other authors in the Southeastern United States are reviewed. Data collected showed that trout could survive year 'round in the vicinity of all stations. Concurrent experimental...


Historical Review of Tile Bull Shoals Dam and Norfork Dam Tailwater Trout Fishery

Beginning with a stocking of 600 four- to six-inch rainbow trout in 1948 in the Norfork Dam tailwater located in North Central Arkansas, a fishery soon developed which was entirely new to the area. With the completion of Bull Shoals Dam in 1952, investigations began which soon showed that the native fishery was destroyed for many miles below the high dams. A trout stocking program carried on in conjunction with an investigational project produced such excellent trout fishing that the area became nationally famous within a few years, and a modern trout hatchery was constructed just...