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AR
United States
36° 21' 14.3388" N, 92° 35' 40.164" W

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Fishing Report Provided by Arkansas Game & Fish Commission - Arkansas Game & Fish Comission
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| Water Temp:71-80 F | Clarity: Cloudy
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July 23, 2014
(Updated 7-23-2014) Newland's Resort below Bull Shoals said water conditions are trending toward low water in the mornings and higher water in the afternoons. Popular baits have been shad, sculpins, pink artificial worms, Rapalas, and Little Cleo spoons. Visit the Projected water flow page and live web cam at Newland's web site. (Updated 7-23-2014) Sportsman’s White River Resort (870-453-2424) said rainbow trout have been caught on Power Bait, corn, and wax worms. Two good brown trout (one 25 lbs. and one 12 lbs. were caught on live sculpin. (Updated 7-23-2014) Berry Brothers Guide Service (870-453-2424) said the hot spot has been Rim Shoals. The hot flies are olive woolly buggers, Y2Ks, prince nymphs, zebra midges (black with silver wire and silver bead or red with silver wire and silver bead), pheasant tails, ruby midges, pink and cerise San Juan worms, and sowbugs. Double fly nymph rigs have been very effective (try a beadhead pheasant tail nymph with a ruby midge or red fan tail midge suspended below it). The sulphur hatch has been sparse. Several anglers have reported success fishing this hatch. It is time begin fishing grasshoppers. There is a bumper crop of them this year and the trout are already keying in on them. My favorite flies are Dave’s hoppers and the western foam varieties. Increase hook ups with a dropper. A flashback beadhead pheasant tail nymph in size 16 works well.
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Fishing Report Provided by Arkansas Game & Fish Commission - Arkansas Game & Fish Comission
Rating:
3
Average: 3 (1 vote)
| Water Temp:61-70 F | Clarity: Cloudy
Fish Caught | Lunker: using a
Fishing Report
July 16, 2014
(Updated 7-15-2014) Newland's Resort below Bull Shoals said water conditions are trending toward the low side, with some afternoons having high water. Popular baits have been shad, sculpins, pink artificial worms, Rapalas, olive-colored marabou jigs and Little Cleo spoons. Visit the Projected water flow page and live web cam at Newland's web site. (Updated 7-15-2014) Sportsman’s White River Resort (870-453-2424) said this morning was the first time in a week that people have actually been able to see the river for all the fog. The recent cooldown kept the fog off teh water. This morning, the Corps also cranked up the water to 8 full generators. Some rainbow trout have been caught on live or prepared baits and quite a few brown trout have been caught on stick baits and jigs, but nothing of notable size has come in a while. (Updated 7-16-2014) Berry Brothers Guide Service (870-453-2424) said the hot spot has been Wildcat Shoals. The hot flies were olive woolly buggers, Y2Ks, prince nymphs, zebra midges (black with silver wire and silver bead or red with silver wire and silver bead), pheasant tails, ruby midges, pink and cerise San Juan worms, and sowbugs. Double-fly nymph rigs have been very effective (try a beadhead pheasant tail nymph with a ruby midge or red fan tail midge suspended below it). The sulphur hatch has been sighted but is sparse. Several anglers have reported success fishing this hatch. It seems to be late, possibly due to the brutal weather last winter. This is our most reliable mayfly hatch of the year. It is a size 14 to 16 insect and it is yellowish orange. Before the hatch, fish copper Johns and pheasant tails. As the insects begin their emergence, switch to a partridge and orange or partridge and yellow soft hackle. This is often the most productive tactic. When you observe the adults on the top of the water, switch to a sulphur parachute dry fly. It is time to prepare for fishing grasshoppers.
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