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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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Fishing Report
April 23, 2014
(Updated 4-23-2014) Newland's Resort below Bull Shoals said water conditions are remaining at nice floating levels, with 3 to 5 generators running all day long. Trout have been biting well on Rapalas, Little Cleos, sculpins and pink artificial worms. Be sure to visit the Projected Water flow page and live web cam at Newland's web site. (Updated 4-23-2014) Sportsman’s White River Resort (870-453-2424) said the water is a bit mossy and is flowing at normal levels. Trout fishing was excellent over the weekend on wax worms and Power Bait. Many brown trout were caught on Rogues and other stick baits as well as jigs. No big fish came in last weekend, but good numbers were caught by many anglers. (Updated 4-16-2014) Berry Brothers Guide Service (870-453-2424) said the hot spot last week 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 cerise or pink San Juan worm with a ruby midge pattern suspended below it). The Corps of Engineers has been running much more water and that has been an advantage to streamer fishermen. Bang the bank and strip the fly back to the boat. This is heavy work and requires advanced casting skills. Some effective patterns are sex dungeons and circus peanuts. We have had numerous reports of caddis hatches. Though sparse, the trout did not key in on them mostly due to the high volume of water. It is a harbinger of spring and a promise of what is to come. Before the hatch, fish green caddis pupa (size 14). You will often get more strikes at the end of the drift as the fly rises. When the move to the surface and begin keying in on emergers switch over to a green butt soft hackle (size 15). When they start taking adult insects off the water’s surface, you should switch to a green elk hair caddis pattern (size 14).
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Fishing Report Provided by - Paul Port
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Average: 3 (1 vote)
| Water Temp:41-50 F | Clarity: Clear
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Fishing Report
April 17, 2014
Fished caddis dries and caught a couple trout now that the water is low. Use green elk hair caddis flies in slower water. The hatch is better when the sun is out.
Catch Report
CatchSpeciesLure/BaitBrandWeight (lb)Length (inches)
1Rainbow TroutDry Fly111
2Brown TroutDry Fly218
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