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    Ccox1982 got a reaction from ZigJigman in Quick report, Nov 18   
    After the rain had pushed through and the lightning had quit, me and my son got out on the water about 10:30. We put in at Wildcat Resort. What appeared to be  1-2 units running for the day, we jetted up to just below Gaston's. With 1/16 oz jigs and 2lb line on are rods, we started are drift. We fished back and fourth down to wildcat shoals for the day. With the wind blowing anywhere from 10-15 mph, we managed to put 50 fish in the boat under tough conditions. It was a quiet and nice time on the water with hardly any traffic.  Great time spent with the youngster on the water. 




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    Ccox1982 got a reaction from Diamond City Fisher in Quick report, Nov 18   
    After the rain had pushed through and the lightning had quit, me and my son got out on the water about 10:30. We put in at Wildcat Resort. What appeared to be  1-2 units running for the day, we jetted up to just below Gaston's. With 1/16 oz jigs and 2lb line on are rods, we started are drift. We fished back and fourth down to wildcat shoals for the day. With the wind blowing anywhere from 10-15 mph, we managed to put 50 fish in the boat under tough conditions. It was a quiet and nice time on the water with hardly any traffic.  Great time spent with the youngster on the water. 




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    Ccox1982 got a reaction from Phil Lilley in Quick report, Nov 18   
    After the rain had pushed through and the lightning had quit, me and my son got out on the water about 10:30. We put in at Wildcat Resort. What appeared to be  1-2 units running for the day, we jetted up to just below Gaston's. With 1/16 oz jigs and 2lb line on are rods, we started are drift. We fished back and fourth down to wildcat shoals for the day. With the wind blowing anywhere from 10-15 mph, we managed to put 50 fish in the boat under tough conditions. It was a quiet and nice time on the water with hardly any traffic.  Great time spent with the youngster on the water. 




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    Ccox1982 got a reaction from JestersHK in Quick report, Nov 18   
    After the rain had pushed through and the lightning had quit, me and my son got out on the water about 10:30. We put in at Wildcat Resort. What appeared to be  1-2 units running for the day, we jetted up to just below Gaston's. With 1/16 oz jigs and 2lb line on are rods, we started are drift. We fished back and fourth down to wildcat shoals for the day. With the wind blowing anywhere from 10-15 mph, we managed to put 50 fish in the boat under tough conditions. It was a quiet and nice time on the water with hardly any traffic.  Great time spent with the youngster on the water. 




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    Ccox1982 reacted to Terrierman in Quick report, Nov 18   
    Quality fish and what a way to get them with your son.  Nicely done sir.
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    Ccox1982 reacted to Johnsfolly in Quick report, Nov 18   
    Great looking fish! Glad to hear that you were able to take out your son. I'm sure that he had a great time! You could spoil a kid on a trip like that one, but in a good way.
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    Ccox1982 reacted to Greasy B in Quick report, Nov 18   
    Those are some very nice. 
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    Ccox1982 got a reaction from Foghorn in Quick report, Nov 18   
    After the rain had pushed through and the lightning had quit, me and my son got out on the water about 10:30. We put in at Wildcat Resort. What appeared to be  1-2 units running for the day, we jetted up to just below Gaston's. With 1/16 oz jigs and 2lb line on are rods, we started are drift. We fished back and fourth down to wildcat shoals for the day. With the wind blowing anywhere from 10-15 mph, we managed to put 50 fish in the boat under tough conditions. It was a quiet and nice time on the water with hardly any traffic.  Great time spent with the youngster on the water. 




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    Ccox1982 got a reaction from Johnsfolly in Quick report, Nov 18   
    After the rain had pushed through and the lightning had quit, me and my son got out on the water about 10:30. We put in at Wildcat Resort. What appeared to be  1-2 units running for the day, we jetted up to just below Gaston's. With 1/16 oz jigs and 2lb line on are rods, we started are drift. We fished back and fourth down to wildcat shoals for the day. With the wind blowing anywhere from 10-15 mph, we managed to put 50 fish in the boat under tough conditions. It was a quiet and nice time on the water with hardly any traffic.  Great time spent with the youngster on the water. 




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    Ccox1982 got a reaction from Greasy B in Quick report, Nov 18   
    After the rain had pushed through and the lightning had quit, me and my son got out on the water about 10:30. We put in at Wildcat Resort. What appeared to be  1-2 units running for the day, we jetted up to just below Gaston's. With 1/16 oz jigs and 2lb line on are rods, we started are drift. We fished back and fourth down to wildcat shoals for the day. With the wind blowing anywhere from 10-15 mph, we managed to put 50 fish in the boat under tough conditions. It was a quiet and nice time on the water with hardly any traffic.  Great time spent with the youngster on the water. 




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    Ccox1982 reacted to Ham in White River Fishing Report 8/23/16   
    I had some things to do before I Could fish and I did a lot of second guessing as I kept trying to work out the best plan for my fishing trip today. I had painted myself into a corner by trying NOT to plan until I knew the weather and the water levels. I'll probably do the same thing tomorrow. I guess I'm a slow learner.
    I finally decided to fly fish only. I choose to do Rim Shoals and fish from the normal walk in area. I thought about using the yak as a water taxi, but I did not have a shuttle arranged so no go there. Nope, just going to walk it. I took the four weight.
    I looked at generation history and generation projections. I felt like I was safe to wade until at least 6 PM, but I am still really paranoid about getting caught by high water. I packed my phone with me and re-checked mid trip. They turned water on as previously scheduled. So no worries, but I still worried. I set an alarm on my phone.
    I started out with a single heavily weighted Pheasant Tailed nymph. I missed a few takes, but never caught a fish on it. A nice Cutty completely engulfed my indicator up close and personal. I tried to stay patient and worked my way across to the top of the first island. Be aware wading in some areas is much more difficult at 700 plus CFS than it was at <200 CFS. Fish are fat and happy though.
    I talked to a local gentleman that lives just upriver from Rim Shoals. He fishes down there a lot. He runs a Shawnee with a Merc jet. I was going fish less and he was abusing them. He shared that he was using a sowbug pattern. He usually does and he is usually catching them. I switched to trout crack and it was ON. I got 6 to hand and quick released another 3 or 4 pretty quickly. I was feeling much better about things.
    I decided to swap flys. Just because. I put on a hopper and added on a self tied Ruby Midge about 15 inches below it. It did not take long at all to start getting looks. Freaking trout would loom up under the hopper. Some slashed at it and other melted away without biting, but I was only catching fish on the ruby midge. Catching is fun however you do it, but Dang It, I wanted some hopper fish.
    I believe that I was catching fish that were attracted by the hopper, but settled for the dropper. The dropper was often a lot higher in the water column than is normally effective with a midge. I also learned that the hopper doesn't react to a take the way an indicator does. I missed fish because of that, but lesson learned. I find it difficult to watch for a hopper take and a hopper pull down at the same time. I feel like I am to fast to pull the hopper away and to slow noticing the ersatz indicator acting funny. 
    I am perfectly willing to blame myself. I apparently suck at fishing hoppers. I missed bite after bite after bite. Worst yet I was counting the misses. Sometimes, it was not my fault. A Big pudgy one knocked it away from herself with her big blunt nose. One guy struck where it had been a split second after I lifted it for another cast. Etc. I saw one munch it and he most def had fly in mouth. Rubber legs were sticking out from between his lips, I lifted up and never touched him. 
    I stumbled onto the Cutthroat Kindergarten. I caught several Colorado sized cutthroat. Very colorful and very small. Many of the rainbows I caught were colorful and fought hard. 8-10 fought a little too well.
    I fooled around and had the biggest Rainbow I have ever had hooked on a fly rod eat my hopper. She jumped completely out of the water multiple times. Huge. Beast. Pink Cheeked Monster. I had it on long enough to dream that I was going to catch it. Then it was just gone. Barbless beat down. 
    I did finally catch a few trout on the hopper. I loved every one of them. I still swore angrily at the ones I missed. I coined a new term for that anger. Troutrage. Feel free to use it If you find yourself dropping f bombs every time you miss a take on a dry fly or hook the fish just good enough to roll him before the hook lets go. I think I hooked 7 of the 22 bites on the hopper. I think I caught 4 trout on the hopper.
    I finished with 27 trout brought to hand in 4 1/2 hours of fishing. I got really frustrated at times, but knocked some more of the rust off my fly fishing skill set. I lost all 6 of the ruby midges that I had brought with me. Me and 6X are frienemies. I tired some other stuff (had to). I had less success with a SJW. I had a little luck with a Red Zebra midge, but settled on a BH Prince nymph. I would have rather stick with Ruby Midge, but the BHPN did about as well honestly.
    one final note. The trail through the woods along the river that Gary Flippin graciously made is in SERIOUS disrepair. Washed out in several places. Multiple trees have fallen across it. And it is heinously overgrown. Any two points are said to make a line and I guess you could say the path I took was a trail.  I think I was on the actual trail at least half the time. I did donate some blood to a green briar vine and I also got reacquainted with stinging nettles, but I avoided venomous reptiles, so it's all Good. 
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    Ccox1982 got a reaction from Dances With Smallies in Summer Stripers   
    Striper are biting good as of two weeks ago. I took my dad and son out on a trip and guided them around. We found shad down towards the mouth of the river. We fished with 2 generators flowing.  I wouldn't even bother fishing with no generation, unless you fish early morning with a kayak. Can't really get around much in a boat unless you fish from Gore landing and down. Also the bite is really tough. The stripers love it when the generators are on. I've noticed a few guys doing well on big articulated streamers.  Shad or rainbow colored.  I run a Shawnee trout boat with a short shaft Evinrude. Put in at Gore landing. I'm able to run all over the river no problem with two generators, but with one I gotta take it easy in a few areas. Good luck.
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    Ccox1982 got a reaction from BilletHead in Summer Stripers   
    Striper are biting good as of two weeks ago. I took my dad and son out on a trip and guided them around. We found shad down towards the mouth of the river. We fished with 2 generators flowing.  I wouldn't even bother fishing with no generation, unless you fish early morning with a kayak. Can't really get around much in a boat unless you fish from Gore landing and down. Also the bite is really tough. The stripers love it when the generators are on. I've noticed a few guys doing well on big articulated streamers.  Shad or rainbow colored.  I run a Shawnee trout boat with a short shaft Evinrude. Put in at Gore landing. I'm able to run all over the river no problem with two generators, but with one I gotta take it easy in a few areas. Good luck.
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    Ccox1982 reacted to jtram in 3 days, 3 tailwaters   
    This should probable go under trout, as it is for 3 different waters, but I love the little red so it goes here. Me and the family left Friday afternoon, heading south to pick up a boat and break it in. Didnt have a chance to fish friday evening so we took it easy at the hotel snd got a little swimming in. Saturday morning found us heading for heber to try to break the boat in right! 

    The fishing was terribly slow, but the boy got to have the honors of being the first to slime the boat.
    Spent the evening with some family in Heber we dont get to see often and called it a day. Sunday morning brought a nice T-storm in, which delayed the fishing until after 10. I got to take my uncles father-in-law out once the storm passed snd we proceeded to steadily catch 'bows on eggs and micro jigs until mid afternoon.

    As soon as we loaded the boat, I took off for Norfork to fish. I made camp in record time, wadered up and hit the water. It was tough for a poor fisherman like myself but I did pick up my first AR brookies on #20 wd-40's. 

    I fished streamers from dark until midnight ish with no luck. 
    The next day i put in at Cotter and went to work catching ridiculous numbers. I still had not caught a brown, and in the heat of the day had given up when I stopped at a skinny riffle to wet wade for a bit. 

     
    I picked up a small cutthroat on a whitetail midge (phone was in the boat ) and got to thinking about not catching that brown early to finish my slam. 10 minutes, and another cutt later I picked up my only brown of the trip!!!!!! Rounding out my first slam completely unexpectedly! 
    I packed up just ahead of the rain and headed home from a crazy fun weekend feeling very blessed with a super cool ending. 
    A few more pics



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    Ccox1982 reacted to BilletHead in Shout out to Plastic_worm   
    While running through websites I check out daily I ran upon a video that Plastic_worm one of our forum members did. It made it on Moldy Chum. Losing it, upper right hand corner. Another one well done Plastic_Worm !
    http://www.moldychum.com/
    BilletHead
     
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    Ccox1982 got a reaction from Diamond City Fisher in Quick report for June 30-July 2   
    Finally got back to the White River for some much needed trout fishing. We fished half a day Thursday and all day Friday and Saturday. For being the holiday weekend, the water wasn't crowded at all. Water generation for Thursday and Friday was low generation early (2 units) and higher generation in the afternoon(5 units).  Saturday they only  generated two units for the day. We fished marabou jigs with 2lb line. Black/olive and tri olive were the colors.  I did pick up my fly rod on a few drifts each day to change it up a bit. Managing to catch some trout on size 12-16  Hares ear nymphs with a indicator.   All three days the fishing was really good. Lots of fish being caught.  Especially early and late afternoon. We fished all over the river. From the state park,  down to Rainbow Drive Resort. The fishing was best for us from The Sportsmans, down to Wildcat shoals. Lost a couple of really good fish this trip, but that's how it goes. Ended up being a great trip with the family and a couple of friends.                      
     16 3/4 inch cutty, plus a couple of bonus fish.21&22 inch wallys 
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    Ccox1982 got a reaction from grizwilson in Quick report for June 30-July 2   
    Finally got back to the White River for some much needed trout fishing. We fished half a day Thursday and all day Friday and Saturday. For being the holiday weekend, the water wasn't crowded at all. Water generation for Thursday and Friday was low generation early (2 units) and higher generation in the afternoon(5 units).  Saturday they only  generated two units for the day. We fished marabou jigs with 2lb line. Black/olive and tri olive were the colors.  I did pick up my fly rod on a few drifts each day to change it up a bit. Managing to catch some trout on size 12-16  Hares ear nymphs with a indicator.   All three days the fishing was really good. Lots of fish being caught.  Especially early and late afternoon. We fished all over the river. From the state park,  down to Rainbow Drive Resort. The fishing was best for us from The Sportsmans, down to Wildcat shoals. Lost a couple of really good fish this trip, but that's how it goes. Ended up being a great trip with the family and a couple of friends.                      
     16 3/4 inch cutty, plus a couple of bonus fish.21&22 inch wallys 
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    Ccox1982 got a reaction from Johnsfolly in Quick report for June 30-July 2   
    Finally got back to the White River for some much needed trout fishing. We fished half a day Thursday and all day Friday and Saturday. For being the holiday weekend, the water wasn't crowded at all. Water generation for Thursday and Friday was low generation early (2 units) and higher generation in the afternoon(5 units).  Saturday they only  generated two units for the day. We fished marabou jigs with 2lb line. Black/olive and tri olive were the colors.  I did pick up my fly rod on a few drifts each day to change it up a bit. Managing to catch some trout on size 12-16  Hares ear nymphs with a indicator.   All three days the fishing was really good. Lots of fish being caught.  Especially early and late afternoon. We fished all over the river. From the state park,  down to Rainbow Drive Resort. The fishing was best for us from The Sportsmans, down to Wildcat shoals. Lost a couple of really good fish this trip, but that's how it goes. Ended up being a great trip with the family and a couple of friends.                      
     16 3/4 inch cutty, plus a couple of bonus fish.21&22 inch wallys 
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    Ccox1982 reacted to Mitch f in A guide to wearing baseball hats   
    It's possible to keep the sun out of your eyes if you wear the hat the way it was intended...but granted, it doesnt look as cool.

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    Ccox1982 reacted to Ham in NFOW Fishing report 6/22/16   
    Did a long float with part time fishing yesterday. I basically was a shuttle bro for my wife and a friend of hers. They occasionally stopped and let me catch up with them. We floated from Hammond Camp to Patrick Bridge. 
    Water looked a little stained from rain the night before, but no problems. I took two spinning rods with 6 lb nano/ 6 lb leader. I was committed to Zig jig and a small soft plastic. I could have brought the kitchen sink, but there was no need. 
    Warm water part of the float I caught Ozark Bass and Smallmouth bass. It was easy. I saw bass on beds. Tried to leave them alone. If you don't want to catch bedding smallies. Stay home.
    hit the cooler water and went Zig Jig only. Fish definitely showed a preference from Brown/Orange over Triple Olive. A little harder to pattern this  trip. I was pretty dialed in last time out, but they were more scattered this time around. They all came out of fishy looking spots though.
    I did catch my first NFOW Brown. About 15 inches. I caught four more massive Rainbows. 2 over 20 and 2 more over 18. Beasts. Very angry. Pulled me and the yak around. I catch a lot of trout out of the White River, most of the Rainbows over 20 inches I have caught have come from NFOW in the handful of trips I have made there. It would be astonishing to look at the analytics on that.
    I ended up with 40 fish. Close to a 50:50 split trout vs everything else. I saw a couple more species that I wanted to catch, but missed out on. Maybe next time. 
    Serious troutheads need to give Justin at Sunburst a call and make this deal happen. Not a huge numbers deal, but these fish are big and pretty and as close to natural spawn as you're going to find around here. 
    Campgrounds were full, but the water was not crowded. I'll try to make another trip there in the fall. 
     
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    Ccox1982 reacted to LittleRedFisherman in Just had to share!   
    It gets better fellas, Max and I talked on the phone kind of teared up and he says he wasn't letting that boy Wait for his grubs to come in,  so he drove an hour to Elsinore today and met the boy and his dad gave him a big supply of plastics and a fishing pole!  My hat is off to max on this one I'm glad to be a  associated with something good !

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    Ccox1982 reacted to Ham in White River Fishing Report 5/25/16   
    Minimum flow. 600 CFS. 8 mph wind from the south. Air temp mid 70's. Cloudy.
    water much more stained than usual from recent heavy rains. Visibility of about 18 inches. 
    I caught them. Took the Coosa and paddled upstream. I threw 1/16 oz Zig Jigs. I could catch them on Triple Olive. I got smart and switched to a Brown/Orange for higher visibility. Zero fish. Zero bites. Nothing nada zip. I gave it multiple tries just to prove a point. I could throw the triple olive and get bit swap and get no bites. This happened three times. The bite on triple olive would be first or second cast. I would give brown Orange 10 casts. 
    I fished 2 1/2 hours after work. I caught 32 including a fat and angry 18 inch Brown. He  Jumped clear of the water 4 times. I was laughing out loud. What a hoot.
    I had a lot of other chances and lost a dozen fish I had hooked. Never lost a jig, but that triple olive one is looking pretty rough. It's caught 40 plus fish at this point. 
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    Ccox1982 reacted to Ham in White River Fishing Report 5/15/16   
    Minimum flow. Almost no wind. Lots of "moss" on bottom. No problem.
    fished out of my Coosa for 2 hours. I got 29 to hand and had lots of other fish hooked up. My first time on the White River in Months. I was a little rusty
    I fished two of Richard Cross's Prototype Gen 2 Crossfire rods. Both of them are better rods than the original Crossfire. Lighter. Crisper. I think I liked the lighter power of the two better. Both were plenty sensitive. The decision is all Richard's to make, but I will offer my opinion. 
    i fished 1/16 oz Zig Jigs exclusively. Olive/Ginger, Triple olive, and Brown/Orange. I caught fish on all of them.
    i really like riffle areas on minimum flow. The trout there are actively feeding. 
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    Ccox1982 got a reaction from bkbying89 in Friday 8th of April   
    Made the 7 hour round trip to  the White River on Friday. Pulled up to the boat ramp at White Hole about 8:30. Six units rolling with didymo blowing all through the river and gusty winds. Not great conditions. Made the trip straight up to the damn to get ahead of the trash. When we arrived, they shut off three units, leaving on three. We fished 1/16 and 3/32 oz jigs all day, fishing from the damn to Gaston's most of the day. Wind was bad further down u went. Some parts of the river were white capping. Fishing was tough for us jig fisherman, but we managed to catch fish. No big numbers, think we caught around 50 ish  between the two of us. One of the tougher days of fishing, but still a good day to enjoy the great outdoors. Here's a few pics, with a bonus fish.  

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    Ccox1982 got a reaction from JamiePatterson in Friday 8th of April   
    Made the 7 hour round trip to  the White River on Friday. Pulled up to the boat ramp at White Hole about 8:30. Six units rolling with didymo blowing all through the river and gusty winds. Not great conditions. Made the trip straight up to the damn to get ahead of the trash. When we arrived, they shut off three units, leaving on three. We fished 1/16 and 3/32 oz jigs all day, fishing from the damn to Gaston's most of the day. Wind was bad further down u went. Some parts of the river were white capping. Fishing was tough for us jig fisherman, but we managed to catch fish. No big numbers, think we caught around 50 ish  between the two of us. One of the tougher days of fishing, but still a good day to enjoy the great outdoors. Here's a few pics, with a bonus fish.  

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