Bull Shoals Lake

Spring fishing on Bull Shoals Lake this year

By promise
The last 2 years we have had high water in spring during the spawn. When I went out looking for the white bass spawn last march & april. I was catching 6-8 inch bass right and left. This year keeper size fish should be abundant.  I cant wait till the White bass spawn I caught one that weighed 4 lbs 8 oz....I should have took a pic and measurements for a replica but dummy me I didnt....I get home and look in the fish and game book and the state record was 5lbs 2ozs..oh well maybe she's still out there... I know I am going to look for her :)  

26" Walleye

By deerrun
Can you believe it - he did it again - from land!  This 26" Walleye was still breathing when this picture was snapped.  An 18 1/2" was caught from the same spot.  Fishing can't get much better than this - don't even need a boat.  Stay at Deer Run Guest House & Cabins.   We can tell you where and with what lure.

Bull Shoals 4th of July Celebration

By Gastons White River Resort
Bull Shoals 4th of July Celebration. The day starts at 1000 AM with the dedication in the park. Vendors will be there from 1000 AM - 4 PM. Music in the park starts at 1030 AM. The Best of Branson Show will be at The Bull Shoals Theater of the Arts. The show will be from 4 PM to 6 PM. The Fire Works will start at dark. For more information call 870-445-4775 or The Chamber Director at 870-445-4443.   Home of trophy trout for over 50 years ! Gaston's White River Resort, Lakeview, AR It cost no more to go FIRST CLASS !!! Become a Fan of Gaston's FaceBook Site

Dutch Oven Workshop

By Gastons White River Resort
May 2, 2009 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Dutch Oven Workshop Bull Shoals-White River State Park Meeting place: Meet at the Riverside pavilion. This is your chance to learn the time-honored tradition of Dutch oven cooking. Join us to learn about this historic cooking vessel and cook a full meal over hot coals. Fee includes workshop instruction, a 2-quart Dutch oven, workbook, and a full meal. Don’t miss out on a discount for all cast-iron cookware and accessories at our gift shop the day of the workshop. Call to reserve your spot. Admission: $35

Landing the Walleye

By deerrun
One of our customers was fishing off our point from land and hooked a nice Walleye.  The Walleye decided to hit the brush and our guy walked out into the water and landed the fish.  Now I never heard of Walleye fishing like this.  Right afterwards he then caught a big Largemouth.  I tell ya, the fish are biting.  

Osprey spotted

An Osprey was spotted perched over our bluff.  It created quite a stir - great photo opts and lots of talk about how he came to be on Bull Shoals Lake.

Powerhouse Tour Guides Needed

By Gastons White River Resort
Powerhouse Tour Guides Needed “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world;indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” –Margaret Mead Bull Shoals-White River State Park is looking for some thoughtful committed citizensto expand its Powerhouse Tour Guide program at the Bull Shoals Dam. For more information about how you can become a Powerhouse Tour Guide or and Escort for the Guide come to the James A. Gaston Visitor Center on Wednesday, June 3rd at 12:pm for a briefing on what a Tour Guide or an Escort does, answers to any questions you may have, and begin a tour of the dam for initial training. If you have questions before the meeting please call the Bull Shoals-White River State Park at 870-445-3629.

Remember the Studebaker?

By mountain_home_AR_realtor
For all you readers over 55 or so, you probably remember the Studebaker. My first new car was a Studebaker Lark. Of course, I grew up in South Bend, IN, so what else would I drive! Well, I had more than one, and grew to love that old car. I bought a rusted out old  1963 Champ pick-up truck back in the '70's and rebuilt it. I even drove it down here to Arkansas when we moved in 1977. I used it for a number of years while we were in the resort business and sold it about 1989 and it was still running. Don't know where it ever went. Now I own a 1950 Champion Starlight coupe, which I even drive to work once in a while. Those of you who live in Mountain Home, AR, probably have seen me driving it around town. May 9th there is a car show at our CENTURY 21 LeMac Realty East parking lot, and you bet I'll be there. There will be all kinds of antique cars, free entry, awards given by Chevy Classic Club, and free hot dogs, too. You can bring your car, if you have one to enter. If ...

The Promise Land

By deerrun
Deer Run Guest House & Cabins and Oak Ridge Resort are two of several resorts located in the Promise Land Area of the Ozarks.  Located 20 miles outside of Mountain Home, AR in the rural Ozarks.  Driving down our road to Bull Shoals Lake you'll see deer and wild is laid back and quiet.  Take advantage of the great hospitality of our resorts...enjoy life and the beautiful nature of the Ozark Mountains.  Eleven 1-4 bedroom housekeeping cabins and three housekeeping houses, covered boat docks and boat rentals.  Visit our websites today and check availability.  http://www.deerrunguesthousecom