Tough as nails. A lot of small fish. I’m confused. Same old Beaver.
That is just a sampling of the quips collected from anglers preparing for this week’s Beaver Lake FLW Tour Major. Not exactly a ringing endorsement for one of the mainstays on the schedule. Some love it, some loathe it, but there’s still going to be a trophy and an oversized check handed out come Sunday afternoon.
Beaver Lake’s place in tournament bass fishing is well-documented. The White River reservoir in northwest Arkansas was the site of the All-American Invitational tournament back in June of 1967. One year later, Ray Scott created B.A.S.S. and the rest is history.
Beaver has been a constant on the FLW Tour schedule for more than a decade. Only twice since 2000 has the Tour not made a stop there (2005 and 2010) so there’s no shortage of data to pore over from this general time of year.
Before delving into more about the bite, here’s a breakdown of Beaver: