Posts Tagged ‘Bass Fishing’

Striper Bass

July 22nd, 2016 by Lake Forest Cabins

Striper Bass are HOT right now!  Today we are featuring Don Andreasen of Beaver Fever Guide Service.  Check out this catch from just a few days ago.  Don and his customers went out on a half day fishing trip and boy did they score!

All Striped Bass shown below were caught while fishing with Beaver Fever Guide Service on Beaver Lake Arkansas. They specialize in Striper Fishing using live freshly caught bait.

Don and his crew have been guiding Beaver Lake Striper fishing trips for over 23 years, and he takes more than 500 Striper fishing trips per year combined. If you are looking for trophy Striped Bass, They can help put you on them. If you have a large group, that’s not a problem either because they have 4 boats to accommodate you.

With Starkey Marina being just 3 miles from Lake Forest Luxury Log Cabins, you and your friends can have a blast catching trophy Striper Bass!  Just contact Beaver Fever for more information on booking a Striper fishing trip on Beaver Lake in Arkansas 479-359-2322 or email don@beaverfeverguides.com.

Striper Bass Catch July 20, 2016

Striper Bass Catch July 20, 2016

Activities Eureka Springs

July 4th, 2016 by Lake Forest Cabins

So what activities is there to do in Eureka Springs, Arkansas?  We get his question a lot!  In addition to enjoying the outdoor Swimming Pool here at Lake Forest Luxury Log Cabins, you can check out our YARDzee / Farkle game and have a blast challenging your family and friends.  Maybe you want to explore?  Just take off anywhere on our property and hike through the woods.  If your ready to venture out off property, take a look at this list of cool things to do in the Beaver Lake area and Eureka Springs, Arkansas!

  • Rent a pontoon boat or go out on the Tarzan Boat at Starkey Marina! Just 3 miles from us.
  • Rent a canoe or kayak at Spider Creek (4 miles from us)  or from Clear Water Ozarks www.clearwaterozarks.com
  • Go Ziplining! with Ozark Mountain Ziplines (8 miles from us)
  • Bringing your bicycle? Check out the bike trails and walking trails at Lake Leatherwood which is located between us and the city limits of Eureka Springs, Arkansas
  • Schedule a Striper fishing trip with one of our area guides on Beaver Lake or if River fishing is your thing, we have guides for that too!
  • Horse back riding is available in the area.  Great for family fun!
  • Kids will love the Big Cats at Turpentine Creek!
  • Visit the downtown area of Eureka Springs, where you will find restaurants, taverns, and unique shopping.  Enjoy all the historic homes and buildings that make Eureka Springs, Arkansas the place it is today!

All information is available on the “Our Area” page of our website.

 

Tarzan Boat at Starkey Marina

Tarzan Boat at Starkey Marina

Trout Fishing Report

June 24th, 2016 by Lake Forest Cabins

Trout were biting! Fishing report provided by Hosanna Hills Fishing:  Yesterday we fished close to Beaver Dam and caught and released 7 or 8 trout in a very short time, about 25 minutes, The fish were hitting all of the light colors of powerbait. Today, I fished in the same location, but started at 9 AM just to see if the later hour was going to affect the bite. It did not, as you can see in the picture. The colors that worked best were salmon peach and yellow. If you decide to fish at the site nearest to the Dam, remember that no one is allowed to be closer than 100 yards from the dam. I noticed that a fly-fisherman was about 40 yards from the structure. He is very lucky that he was not accosted by the Game and Fish, or even worse, by the Feds. Go out and have fun, but try not to get into a ‘jam.’
Generation is scheduled from 1 through 7 PM today. The high temperature is expected to hit 92º F. with a ‘real feel’ of 106. The winds are from the SW at 6 to 8 MPH under partly cloudy skies. There is a good chance of afternoon and evening thundershowers.

 

Hosanna Hills Fishing Guide Services Trout

Hosanna Hills Fishing Guide Services Trout

Fishing White River

June 11th, 2016 by Lake Forest Cabins

Fishing White River with Hosanna Hills Fishing we launched at Houseman Access at 6 AM. Because several boats had launched at the same time and headed upstream, we immediately began trolling downstream dragging two different Rapalas. We began catching whites on one lure, but not the other. Corrected the situation by tying on the same type of successful lure on the other rod. The whites were pretty scattered; but, as you can see in the picture, they were in the biting mode. Trolled until around 8:30, when the bite slowed to a crawl. We moved upriver of the Hwy 62 bridge and tried bait fishing. Talk about slow! After catching a couple of rainbows on bait, we decided that trolling would be more effective. It was. There were a good number of boats on the river, perhaps a corporate package of some sort. Do not know how they fared, but some of them were still on the river when we pulled out. The morning was almost the perfect temperature for being out on the river. However, by 9:30 or so, it was time for sunscreen.
The generation for today is scheduled from 3 through 5 PM. The winds are from the SSW at 5 to 7 MPH, under mostly sunny skies. High temperature for the day should be 89º F. If you plan on going out, do not forget your sunscreen!

Fishing report brought to you by Hosanna Hills  Guide Service

 

Hosanna Hills Fishing

Fishing Report Eureka Springs

June 8th, 2016 by Lake Forest Cabins

Fishing Report for the White River in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

Sam took a client out to flyfish yesterday morning. When he launched at Bertrand, he noted that there was no flow in the river. Flyfisher-folk really desire a little flow in the water to cause some movement of the flies. This usually results in a better catch and a much happier fisherman. They headed down river about 8 AM, initially fishing between Bertrand and Spider Creek. No ‘flow’ resulted in slow fishing. But, the Corps came to the rescue by beginning to generate 4 hours early. Wait a second, they wanted a LITTLE flow not a Texas flood! Fishing continued with a slight change of plans regarding where the boat was coming out of the water. The trailer was moved to Houseman where the haul out was much easier to accomplish in the faster current. Regardless of the generation schedule change, it was another beautiful day on the White River.
This morning, Sam and I launched at Housman at 7 AM and trolled downstream looking for white bass activity. As seen in the picture, we found them as well as a couple of trout. We could have exploited the whites in the areas that we caught them, however, we wanted to see how far towards Beaver the fish were active. The whites hit Rapala CD-7s, black on silver, and on Rapala scatter raps of the same size and color. If you want to get a few, our advice to launch around 6 AM and serve them breakfast. The largest in the photo was 3.2 lbs.
Generation today began at 10 AM and is scheduled to go through 9 PM. The high temperature predicted for the day is 83º F. under sunny skies. The winds will be northerly from 4 to 6 MPH.

Fishing report and photo courtesy of Hosanna Hills Fishing 

Hosanna Hills Fishing 6/7/16

White River Fishing

June 2nd, 2016 by Lake Forest Cabins

White River Fishing Report Courtesy of Hosanna Hills Fishing Guides

Over the past few days, bank fishing at locations other than Bertrand has left a little bit to be desired. Tuesday, I fished close to the 100 yard mark from Beaver Dam and off the gravel bar downstream from the launch ramp. The fishing nearest the dam was nonexistent while the gravel bar bite was slow, about every 20 minutes.
Wednesday, the bite at the holes down river from the Parker ramps pretty much was a reflection of Tuesday’s action…..slow to none. Was told that the stocking truck could not access the river near the dam because they would have to back too far into the river to find adequate depth to release fish. The stocking pipe at Parker is still buried under gravel, so stocking there is not feasible. The truck then moved to Bertrand, where all of the trout were released.
Based on that information, I fished at the Bertrand launch ramp on the White River from 7 to 8 AM today and caught 4 trout in 45 minutes. The trout were pretty active until the water began to flow back toward the Beaver Dam. This is caused because Table Rock Dam downriver was not generating, so the water released from Beaver could not flow through, causing the water to back up and flow back upstream. This is not an unusual phenomenon.
Generation today is scheduled from 10 AM through 9 PM. The high temperature for today should be 73º F. under cloudy skies. Watch out for late morning and afternoon thundershowers. The winds are predicted to be from the NNE at 5 MPH.

 

Hosanna Hills Fishing White River

Hosanna Hills Fishing White River

White River Fishing Report

May 29th, 2016 by Lake Forest Cabins

What a fantastic morning to be on the river! Hope you and yours took advantage of this PERFECT morning to be on the White River. The winds were nil, the temperature was mild enough to warrant a t-shirt and the trout were ready to make the fishing experience a memorable one. Launched at Bertrand Launch Ramp at 7:00 AM, and, with a charming couple aboard, fished our way downstream to Houseman Access. Fished several spots with power bait and trolled between them when we were looking for a different background. The trout bit on chunky cheese, yellow, salmon peach and garlic. Trolling success was due to a 1/4 oz Colorado gold on silver spoon. We boated about 20 fish and, as one can tell by the photo, the guide kept his limit, since Hosanna Hills is in the ‘collect fillets for smoking’ mode. The five trout that were released were either too small or too large. The birthday lady aboard set the example of how to catch with bait, while her husband demonstrated trolling technique. There were many boats out on the water for this Memorial Day weekend. Since tomorrow promises to be another perfect day, try to get out and treat yourselves.
Generation is scheduled to be from 11AM through 11PM. The winds today are westerly at 2 MPH, under partly sunny skies.

Fishing report brought to you by Hosanna Hills Fishing Guide Service http://www.hosannahillsfishing.com

 

Hosanna Hills White River Fishing Guide

Hosanna Hills White River fishing haul

White River Fishing

May 23rd, 2016 by Lake Forest Cabins

White River Fishing Report brought to you by Hosanna Hills Fishing Guides

Contrary to rumors, I’ve not gone ‘toes up,’ just been too lazy to write a report for the last three days. Fished on Saturday at White Bass Cove and was ‘skunked’ on the white bass. The whites are pretty much the same in the lake as they are in the river; that is, some days they are there and the next, they are elsewhere. If you are fishing from the bank, you cannot go search for them.
Sunday, we fished on the river near Beaver Dam and began catching trout just when the Corps blew the horn to generate….three hours before the posted schedule. That is not a complaint, since the schedule is subject to change without notice. It would have been nice if they had blown the horn before they began their generation instead of after since we were fishing 100 yards below the dam. At least we saw the water begin to come out from under the dam. They did sound the warning horn about 4 minutes after they began to generate.
This morning fishing in the river near the dam started off ‘hot’ for the first three trout. Within 10 minutes, three were on the stringer. After that, it took 40 minutes to catch the last two. Guess the fish needed a coffee break! So did I, so it was back to the Hosanna Hills fish cleaning station. There were no other fishermen on location for the time I fished this morning. Since it should be a great day to fish, if you are not working, go wet a line!
Generation for today is scheduled from 3 through 5 PM. The high temperature for the day should be 77º F. under mostly cloudy skies with a chance of afternoon thunder showers. The winds are from the SSE at 8 MPH.
Contact Hosanna Hills http://www.hosannahillsfishing.com
Hosanna Hills Haul

Hosanna Hills Haul

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