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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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Average: 3 (1 vote)
| Water Temp:51-60 F | Clarity: Clear
Fish Caught | Lunker: using a
Fishing Report
October 22, 2014
Newland's Resort below Bull Shoals said water conditions are trending toward higher flows in the late afternoons. Popular baits have been shad, sculpins, Power Bait, pink artificial worms, Rapalas and Little Cleo spoons. Visit the Projected water flow page and live web cam at Newland's web site. Berry Brothers Guide Service (870-453-2424) said several rain events, cooler temperatures and heavy winds were the norm the last week or so. On the White, we had significant generation in the afternoon and lower generation in the morning with no wadable water over the weekend. The Catch and Release section below Bull Shoals Dam will close from November 1, 2014 to January 31, 2015 to accommodate the brown trout spawn. The State Park will be seasonal Catch and Release for the same period. All brown trout must be immediately released. In addition, night fishing is prohibited in this area during this period. On the White, the hot spot was Rim 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, root beer midges, pink and cerise San Juan worms, and sowbugs. Double fly nymph rigs have been very effective (try a flashback beadhead pheasant tail nymph with a ruby midge or red fan tail midge suspended below it). There is a bumper crop of grasshoppers this year and the trout are already keying in on them. I favor shorter leaders (seven and a half foot 3X) and a stiff six weight rod to proper deliver these weighty flies. My favorite flies are Dave’s hoppers and the western pink lady. To increase hook ups I always use a dropper. I am currently using a ruby or root beer midge in size 18 on a 3-foot or longer tippet (depending on the depth of the water I am fishing). Sportsman’s White River Resort (870-453-2424) said the water is fairly low with zero to two generators running. Bait anglers are doing the best on cocktail shrimp and pink worms. Small stickbaits and Rooster Tails are working well on brown trout. Fly-fishermen are doing well on grasshopper patterns.
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Fishing Report Provided by Dally's Ozark Fly Fisher - Steve Dally
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3
Average: 3 (1 vote)
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Fishing Report
October 10, 2014
Dally’s weekly fishing report tends to be well slathered with pictures of big brown trout, which showcases what the White River is famous for, but with the late season hopper-brown report already posted yesterday, I think this week would be a good chance to highlight some of the other finned beauties that inhabit these waters. Our rainbows, cutthroats, and Norfork brook trout are too often overshadowed by their large brown cousins, but with the brown trout spawn upon us, now is the perfect time to show love and appreciation for all trout regardless of shape, size, color, religion, or political affiliation. The fat rainbow pictured above took a deep drifted egg pattern on high flows, while the beautiful cutthroat pictured below fell for a well presented Root Beer midge on low flows. Fish like these are the norm on the White River, the unfairly described “filler” between brown trout encounters, but sometimes a little bread and butter is all that’s needed for satisfaction, and they deserve a little time in the spotlight too.
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