Bull Shoals Lake is a whopping 27 feet above normal pool as of Wednesday, and some of that extra water is affecting the fishing there, according to guide Del Colvin. Below the dam, though, anglers are catching some nice rainbow trout (right photo) and brown trout. Cotter Trout Dock reports that while summer has arrived and things have gotten hot, so is the fishing. The river level has been consistently low for the past week, so it’s been a great time to pull up to a favorite brown trout spot and throw out a minnow. The rainbow bite has been excellent with many 13- to 14-inch rainbows being brought to the boat daily. The pink worm has been successful – combine that with frozen shrimp for great results. A rise in the river level is anticipated in the coming weeks as the Army Corps of Engineers works on its flood-control efforts. That means as the river level rises, drifting near the bank with a live or artificial worm will bring in the rainbow, they say, maybe like they did first first-time angler Judy (no last name provided), a Springdale woman guided by Robert Studdard and shown with Robert and rainbow in the photo.