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UPDATE: Tuesday Report

UPDATE: Thursday Morning.   Guided a gentleman from AZ ( Dick) on Tuesday.  The morning was cool and windy but heated up after lunch and the wind died down for us a bit as well.    Generation was shut down at 11:00 am and we got to sight fish at the dam.  Not very crowed that afternoon.  Caddis were dancing around and a few takes on the surface.  The planarian was the best fly of the afternoon for us.  I turned over some rocks to find out what was prolific.  Other than scud and a few sow bugs the planarian were clinging to the rocks and the fish seemed to prefer them.  Midges on higher water in the morning along with sow bugs were the ticket to a successful morning of fishing.

updated 4/29/10  6:50 am thursday morning.

I was pleasantly surprised yesterday when I checked out the generation schedule for the White River here in Arkansas and saw that Bull Shoals Dam was scheduled to be shut down some for today.  Then I checked the flow charts and I believed it when I saw 0000’s for the CFS.  Generation was shut down at midnight last night.  Generation is scheduled to begin again at 6:00 am and end again at 11:00 am when it is scheduled to be shut off again until 5:00 pm this afternoon.  The Norfork is scheduled to be shut off until 4:00 pm this afternoon.  The lake level has risen slightly and is up to 656.85 as of 3:00 am this morning.  At this point in time I’d sure hate to try and predict through the weekend what the C.O.E. and S.W.P.A is going to do with generation.  The lake is almost three feet above normal pool and with this shut down will surely rise a bit more.  When it does come back on it will begin with 100 MW and then go to 200 MW and then back down to 100 MW for a couple of hours when it will be shut off again.

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Fly Shop News: These fly boxes below arrived yesterday.  Tungsten beads will be arriving later this week and we will have some new colors.  A natural color tungsten bead will be in stock in all the sizes and  green will also be in stock up to size 1/8.

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Water Proof Fly Box~ 5 inches high by 4 inches wide

This fly box above is double sided and water proof.  Each side has 250 slots and is 5 inches by 4 inches so it will go in a pocket or fit into a fly vest. I saw one in the latest Cabela’s ® for $24.99  I have these boxes on sale for $16.00 each and will ship them to you for $2.50 or if you get two of them I’ll ship them at no charge.  Add 8% sales tax if they are shipped to an address in Arkansas.   Call the shop at 870-445-3848 or 870-404-8906 and use your Visa or Master Card and we’ll ship them out to you  today.

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The weather for today will be sunny with highs in the lower 60’s.  We begin to warm up some on Wednesday with highs in the low 70’s and into the low 80’s on Thursday. Friday brings a chance of showers and thunderstorms with highs in the mid 70’s with the chance of rain at 60% during the day and at 50% in the evening.

Good Fishing.  Book your fishing trip for the month of June now by calling 870-404-8905

4/27/10

By JimTraylor

I have 25 years experience guiding on the White River and have taught 100's of folks how to fly fish. I welcome newcomers. My casting instruction technique is simple, gentle, easy going and highly productive. All trips are catch and release only.

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