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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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3
Average: 3 (1 vote)
| Water Temp:71-80 F | Clarity: Clear
Fish Caught | Lunker: using a
Fishing Report
August 27, 2014
(Updated 8-27-2014) Newland's Resort below Bull Shoals said water conditions are trending toward low flows in the morning, and high flows in the afternoon, with Sunday being a little lower. Popular baits have been shad, sculpin, pink artificial worms, Rapalas and Little Cleo spoons. Visit the Projected water flow page and live web cam at Newland's web site. (Updated 8-27-2014) Sportsman’s White River Resort (870-453-2424) said the water is clear until about noon, when the generators start kicking in, then it becomes stained. As many as 8 generators are running in the afternoons. Trout are biting well on Rapalas and other stickbaits when the water is high and on zebra midges, copper Johns, Lil Cleo spoons, Rooster Tails and Buoyant Spoons when the water is low. (Updated 8-27-2014) Berry Brothers Guide Service (870-453-2424) said last week, we have had a minor rain event (a quarter inch here in Cotter), hot temperatures and moderate winds. The lake level at Bull Shoals fell 0.7 feet to rest at 2.9 feet below seasonal power pool. With the extremely hot temperatures we have been experiencing, we should see more generation in the afternoon during peak power demand. 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, 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). It's time to fish grasshoppers. There is a bumper crop of them this year and the trout are already keying in on them. Favorite flies are Dave’s hoppers and the western foam varieties. To increase hook ups use a dropper like a ruby midge in size 18 three feet below the hopper. Higher afternoon flows have been conducive to fishing large streamers as 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:81-90 F | Clarity: Stained
Fish Caught | Lunker: using a
Fishing Report
August 20, 2014
(Updated 8-20-2014) Newland's Resort below Bull Shoals said water conditions are trending toward low flows in the mornings, and high flows in the afternoons, with Sunday being a bit lower. Popular baits have been shad, sculpins, pink artificial worms, Rapalas and Little Cleos. Visit the Projected water flow page and live web cam at Newland's web site. (Updated 8-20-2014) Sportsman’s White River Resort (870-453-2424) said the water level is low in teh mornings, but rises as teh afternoon sun sets in. Fly-fishermen are doing well in the mornigns on black-and-white zebra midges, grasshoppers and San Juan worms. Spin fishermen are doing well on Little Cleos and Buoyant Spoons in the mornings and on stick baits like Rapala Original Floating Minnows and Rattling Rogues when the water is high. (Updated 8-20-2014) Berry Brothers Guide Service (870-453-2424) said during the past week, we have had a few minor rain events (for a combined total of a quarter inch here in Cotter), cooler temperatures and moderate winds. The lake level at Bull Shoals fell one tenth of a foot to rest at two and two tenths feet below seasonal power pool. On the White, the hot spot was the section from White Hole down to Cotter. 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 flashback beadhead pheasant tail nymph with a ruby midge or red fan tail midge suspended below it). It is time to be fishing grasshoppers. There is a bumper crop of them this year and the trout are already keying on them. Favorite flies are Dave’s hoppers and the western foam varieties. To increase hook ups use a dropper like a flashback beadhead pheasant tail nymph in size 16. The higher flows that we have been getting in the afternoons have been conducive to fishing large streamers.
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