Broken Bow : February 16. Water mid-40s. Bass fair on Alabama rigs with small white swim baits at 25-45 ft. around points and walls and on clown colored jerk baits around dead trees. Catfish good on juglines and trotlines baited with cut bait. Walleye on rattling rogues, 5-inch twirl tail grubs in pumpkin seed/chartreuse with 1/4 oz. lead heads running up the Mt. Fork River on upper ends and tributary waters and rocky bottoms.
Lower Mountain Fork: February 9. Water flow of 80 c.f.s. above the powerhouse. Water 56 and clear. Overall fishing is excellent all day long. The best areas are Spillway Creek, Evening Hole and Zone 2. The best access points are Beaver Lodge Nature Trail, Evening Hole Bridge and Old Park Dam. Fly fishing hatches are BWOs, midges and black caddis. Catching rainbow trout, brown trout, smallmouth bass and walleye. High stick presentation with nymphs in fast water. Swing soft hackles or throw streamers in deeper runs. BWOs, especially on cloudy days. Rainbow Trout spawning. Report submitted by Woodruff Guide Service.
The March edition of Trailer Life lists Beavers Bend State Park as a top ten destination for family spring break trips. Citing the more than 16 miles of hiking and biking trails, trout fishing, river float trips, horseback riding, golfing, train rides and numerous other family activities, the article also mentions the lake and festivals. Chances are if a family makes Beavers Bend a spring break destination they will be back for another visit.