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Three Great Days: Catching Continues

This past week Larry H. from St. Louis and an OFF (Ozark Fly Fisher member) spent three days catching with Fly Fish Arkansas on the White River.  Generation hasn’t changed in a few weeks but the temps did and on one day there was even a full moon which if you are a regular reader of this site you know I feel it slows the catching down.  It did on wednesday somewhat but we also had a front come through.  Normally at this time of the year when cold fronts come through it turns the fish on and I think that is what happened on tuesday.  It was however much slower than the day before and on the day after.  What I’m saying is that if not for the cold front the catching would have been even much slower.  All three days Larry hooked and landed some great fish including some great brown trout and some really nice 18 inch bows.  When larry told me he hasn’t been fly fishing but for a couple of years it surprised me because by the way he was casting and mending I would have thought he had been fly fishing for a long time.  Outstanding job Larry.  Keep up the good work and have fun at the OFF outing at Taneycomo.

The D.O. has been a bit tough on the fish we caught and for that reason did not take all of the pictures we could have in order to protect these fish.  This low D.O. problem should pass soon with colder weather.

Conclave will be upon us soon so check out the SOC website  http://www.southerncouncilfff.org for the latest info and happenings.

As of 10:00 am today the lake level is at 659.36 or just over 3 1/2 feet above normal pool elevation.  This does not mean that generation will suddenly cease as the corps could decide to drop the lake even further for a number of reasons.  It has happened before but I do think that we will see less generation than we have been seeing which has been at 16,000 CFS to 16,800 CFS.  

 

Gamakatsu hooks are now in stock and on the pegs.  Drop by before OCT 15th and take 20% off the regular price.  There are some barbless hooks as well as the B10S stinger hooks.  

Call and book your fishing adventure now by calling 870-404-8906

Stay Fishy my Friends.

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Group Trips~New Boat~Bookings~Guide Addition

It’s been a hot summer this year for just about everyone in the country and trying to find a way to keep cool has been a challenge. One way of course has been to fish the cold clear waters of the White River in north Arkansas where in the early mornings one needs a light jacket.  The trout live in cold water and being on the cold water is one heck of a fun way to have some fun outdoors catching fish and stay cooler at the same time.  This summer myself and  and the guides of FFA (Fly Fish Arkansas) have been on the water catching fish, having fun and showing some folks from all over the country our passion for fly fishing by doing lots of on the water instruction.  It’s amazing how many young ladies and gentleman under the age of 21 have an interest in this activity.  It is a pleasure to coach and instruct these folks.

Building a new boat:  I started this project in may and it is finally coming to completion.  I know it looks pretty rough in this picture taken a while back but check out these pictures.  It’s tough to work outside in the afternoons after guiding when the temps are at near or over 100 degrees.

Group Trips:  Fall will soon be upon us and this time brings some really nice weather in the Ozarks.  Late September, October and early November are some of the most popular times to fish on the White River.  October is when our leaves change and the weather has that bit of an early morning nip to it with a nice gradual warm up to 80 degrees or so with cool nights in the 60’s.  Our group special has been pretty popular this year due to the quality of the lodging we are offering in the way of private luxurious housing with fantastic views.

New Addition to the Guide Team:  Sometimes experience is what it takes to make a day for the fisherman and experienced guides are getting harder to come by on the White River so we are pleased to announce that FFA and Clint Wilkerson have teamed up along with Ron Yarbourough and Kevin Brantonies with guide experience on the White River of 50 years.  No other team comes close to this amount of time on the White River.

Here are some pictures of my new boat.

Rod trays on both sides of the boat and up front a two cooler system.  One for drinks and one for food.

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.Hard at work in the heat with the real brains of this operation Joey who actually works in a local boat factory.  He’s good.

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Almost finished.  We should be breaking a bottle of bubbly across the bow by this weekend.   Note lots of dry storage in this boat to put clothing and bags.

Book your fall Ozark fishing adventure now by calling 870-404-8906

 

Stay Fishy My Friends.

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