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The Birth of the Bull Shoals Lake

Date: 2014-08-07 12:00:00 am

The Birth of the Bull Shoals Lake


Bulls Shoals LakeBull Shoals Lake in Branson is a man-made lake that was formed when the construction of the Bull Shoals Dam was completed in 1952. The dam was built for the purpose of producing hydroelectric power and controlling the flood in the White River basin. Bull Shoals Lake is one of the most visited vacation destinations in Branson that offers exciting water sports adventures and great fishing activities that you will truly appreciate. The lake covers an area of 45,000 acres and has a shoreline of one thousand miles surrounded by deep forests.

The pristine waters of Bull Shoals Lake boasts a clean and crystal clear water which has been widely recognized in the Midwest as the most popular fishing spot. The abundance of fabulous white bass and wall eye help make fishing in Bull Shoals Lake became a popular sport. Aside from the most popular fishing destinations in the Midwest, the lake is also great for wake boarding, swimming, scuba diving, boating, water skiing, and parasailing. Bull Shoals Lake has area resorts and marinas that offer sports equipments, boat rentals, supplies on sale, and trained fishing guides for hire. Downstream of the Bull Shoals Lake that drifts to the White River is where the prime trout fishery located that produced states records for cutthroat and rainbow trout.   

Bull Shoals Lake is not only a popular fishing destination, but also perfect for many exciting water sports adventures such as boating and scuba diving. The lake features area resorts and several public marinas that offer dock facilities for boating enthusiasts. At the dock facilities, boaters can buy supplies including fuel for their boats. The facility also offers boat rentals, wave runners, scuba gear, water sports equipments, and a request of service guide for fishing trip. There is also a full floating marina store in the lake where boaters can buy reels and rods, marine hardware, sunglasses, snacks, clothing, and many more.

While some sports enthusiasts in the lake enjoy the fun of boating, swimming, jet-skiing, or parasailing, it is noticeable that fishing is one of the most favorite recreations in the lake. Fishing enthusiasts in the lake can easily angle largemouth bass, striped bass, white bass, and black bass. Each year, record sized fish such as walleye, crappie, and catfish are regularly caught from the lake.

If you want to enjoy other water sports adventure with ultimate fun and excitement, try scuba diving in the lake. This exciting activity under the waves is ideal for beginners and advanced divers. Many scuba divers who have experienced diving in Bull Shoals Lake have called the place “The Caribbean of the Midwest”.  Diving instructors in the lake offer beginner and advanced diving classes. The sunken boats, the beautiful rock formations, and different types of fish are some of the things that can make your diving experience a memorable one.

If you want to experience a great fishing expedition, boating, and exciting scuba diving adventure, come to Bull Shoals Lake in Branson and stay at the best accommodations of Thousand Hills Golf Resort.


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