OK… It’s been a while since my last report. But here is a little catch up. Generation has gone from lots and lots of CFS (cubic feet per second) 20,000 range 24/7 and is now low 3,000 CFS in the am and amping up in the afternoon to 20,000 CFS. The dam was fishing real well but has slowed since this past sunday so I’ve been working the area from wildcat shoals down to rim shoals the past three days and these areas have been producing some incredible numbers of fish along with some good bows and some small brown trout. Using soft hackle flies with tungsten beads mostly with a long leader 12 feet and staying on 2 units for the day. Yesterday was a 70 + fish day with Derek and Bruce from Elgin Il. Rick B. from texas has also been fishing with me for the past few weeks and is doing well on soft hackle type flies as well. Another fly that is working well in the afternoon is Davy Wottons Pearl and Black in size 16. Yesterday afternoon at rim shoals this fly produced in excess of 30 fish in a couple of hours for us. Our lake level has dropped but not as fast as predicted due to various rains and storm we’ve had during July and August and as of this morning Bull Shoals lake level is at 656.25 It looks as though we may be getting some low water later later in the month of August and hopefully for sept and oct as well.
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My son, Derek, and I fished with Jim and landed well over 70 trout with Jim. Although we have fly fished before, we never tried to fly fish for trout. With Jim’s instructions, we were on trout all day, and had a terrific time on the water. Jim even pulled over to assist 2 different fishermen in distress. We are very fortunate to have fished with Jim and look forward to fishing with him again.
If your searching the internet to find a guide for your trip to the White River, look no further. Jim is the real deal and will put you on fish. Went fishing with him last week and caught 70+ trout. Enough said…….