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  1. Lots of stockers today along with a few nicer ones. Caught this guy in a deeper run on the Y2K under an indicator. Got some great jumps out of him.
  2. My favorite is a version of the ruby midge. I use bright red thread and then black wire and a silver bead. Works great on the White and Norfork.
  3. Thanks for the invite but we have Christmas parties to attend both Friday and Saturday nights. Sounds like a great time and good weather. You guys go get them and be safe.
  4. Yes it will. I have always had good fishing for bigger trout on the Spring river in December and January. Saw another one that was bigger than this one.
  5. Went back to the same general area and got this nice male today. He was holding downstream from an active redd and took a Y2K. .
  6. I guess they can still have fun going thru the motions.
  7. I made a few trips to the Spring river recently since the White has been just a tad high for wading with the fly rod😄. Fishing has been good with lots of stocker rainbows, a few browns and some better rainbows in the mix. I've seen some really nice rainbows on redds which is normal for this time of year. There are also some nice fish holding below the redds waiting for eggs to flow down with the current. That was the case yesterday and a Y2K was the perfect fly for that type of fishing. It is fun to watch the fish on the redds as the male will chase any other trout that come near the redd and then return to his spot behind the female. Also fun to fish the trout below the redds as it is mostly sight fishing and you can see the takes. Here's a few pics, first one is 2 rainbows on a redd. The male looked to be around 20". Other 2 are colored up males that were holding below the redds.
  8. Looking at Gene's webcam it looks quite a bit higher than one unit. http://www.ozarkvideos.com/genestroutfishingresort/?cam=up
  9. Agree, may have to go check it out.
  10. The generators are shut down (may be for maintenance) and they are running water thru the siphon and 3 flood gates @ 1 foot for about 1700cfs plus the siphon. BTW Spring river was pretty good today. Water was a bit off color but lots of trout. The old Spring river pink miracle fly worked great.
  11. Looks like SWPA did what they said they were going to do...dump Bull Shoals starting on the 28th. Prediction for tomorrow.😢 Guess I'll head to the Spring river manana. https://swpa.gov/gen/thu.htm
  12. It dropped out late morning today. I was wade fishing above White Hole and looked around and the boat was almost high and dry. Got there in time to shove it back into some water. Fishing was good and caught some really colored up rainbows along with 1 brown and a couple of cutthroats. Actually caught 5 or 6 on a BWO when the water went down and the bugs started hatching.
  13. Took the boat and then got out and waded. The water was low all day, about 1 generator running, which makes for perfect wading.
  14. Here are couple of the better rainbows...
  15. We had almost 2 inches of rain last night and the river was muddy here at Cotter this morning. Just what we needed... more water. I noticed they shut the dam down to 2 generators this morning around 9 so I took the boat up to White Hole access and ran to a nice shoal then got out and waded. Water was clear up there and fishing was great with lots of nice rainbows, a couple of brookies, 2 nice browns and a cutthroat. The bigger brown was 23.5 inches and put up a really good fight taking me into my backing twice and had me chasing her downstream a ways. She took a peach colored egg pattern.
  16. Took the boat up to White Hole access and ran up to a shoal that is wade able in this high water. Fish were holding in little seams on the edges and they were interested in the egg/midge combo. Caught a couple decent browns around 15", a good number of rainbows and 1 nice cutthroat. Each little seam seem to be holding from 5-10 trout. They would show themselves and I could catch 3 or 4 and then they lost interest. No problem just move down to next seam. Here's a few of the better ones...
  17. I launched the boat at Wildcat ramp this morning in a thick fog and ran up to a nice shoal area and then got out and waded. There were some BWO's hatching when I got there and I caught 4 rainbows and a small brown on a size 20 BWO. Once the sun burned the fog off the hatch stopped. I switched back to the egg/midge combo and had some pretty good action. Caught quite a few rainbows, a decent brown and 1 cutthroat. Here's a couple of the better rainbows. They were colored up for the spawn and dropping milt when I removed the hook.
  18. Actually neither... Bruce creek shoal.
  19. They shut the water down on Bull Shoals because of flood conditions downstream so there has been some great wade fishing the last few days. Took the boat to a favorite shoal and got out and waded. Caught quite a few rainbows and this nice brown. He hit a ruby midge dropper beneath a peach colored egg. I lost a real pig of a rainbow also. Looked to be in the 25" range and really fat. Hook just pulled out. Hopefully we will get a few more days of low water before they open it up again.
  20. They shut the water down on Bull Shoals because of flood conditions downstream so there has been some great wade fishing the last few days. Took the boat to a favorite shoal and got out and waded. Caught quite a few rainbows and this nice brown. He hit a ruby midge dropper beneath a peach colored egg. I lost a real pig of a rainbow also. Looked to be in the 25" range and really fat. Hook just pulled out. Hopefully we will get a few more days of low water before they open it up again. This post has been promoted to an article
  21. The Newport gauge is currently at 14.6 and rising so I guess that is why Bull Shoals is cutting back.
  22. Just what we needed... more water. Interesting that they shut Bull Shoals dam down to minimum flow this morning for the first time in months. Went up to the state park around noon and caught some nice rainbows on small caddis dries which were hatching on the low water. Saw quite a few stranded trout from the drop out in small depressions and lots of sculpins in the receding water. Schedule shows water coming back up tomorrow morning so hope the herons and eagles don't eat all the trout.
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