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This website was down for a few months but we are up and running again and White River Fishing information will be coming at you again.

River Info: Believe it or not flows are low and there are a few wading spots on the river but bring your kayak, float tube, raft or boat as many of those spots are only accessible by a water craft. The lake is very high at this time 693.78 (top is 695) in 2012 the lake topped out at 696.5 with flows of 40 to 50K cfs currently as of this morning 2255 CFS

Fishing Report June 6:

Looks like we beat last years record for rain which was the second rainiest year on record. Which means this years record beat last years record so 2020 is not the 2nd rainiest year on record. With that being said our two lakes are at the top of the flood pool with flood gates currently open on the White at Bull Shoals. The C.F.S. has roughly been about 9 units of water. Two of the generators are also down which means some pretty warm water is mixed in with the colder water. That of course makes catching on the spillway side of the dam a little tougher. The water seems to start mixing up in the state park. After that catching on the right side of the river (looking down) gets much easier.
I’ve been fishing with two 3/0 split shot using Cortlands Top Secret 4X tippet with an eggs and various colors of SJ Worms on roughly 10-11 foot leaders from indicator to first fly. The extra unit of water is covering some areas of the river that normally do not see any water but it does force up cane worms from the ground which of course trout love to eat. I’m looking for shallow areas of the river which includes some areas in the middle of the river. Island or even submerged islands are a great spot to look for. The catching can get tough if the water bumbs up a bit which causes the river to get mossy so I make a run down stream to get in front of it Then make a run back upstream one the water stabilizes. We are catching some pretty good fish both bows and brown trout but not like in years past when the flood gate water was at 10 or 12 units of water and covered even more ground. Unfortunately that kind of water starts to get really close to homes and buildings. The C.O.E. has done a great job this go around of containing property damage.
Be careful on the river in these flows as your drifts are moving pretty fast so be aware of what is below you. There are also lots of trees that have fallen into the river as well. Trees can get one into trouble in a hurry.

Jimmy T.

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Minimum Flow~Fall Fishing~Fly Tying

The leaves are changing and we are getting some of the best color I’ve seen in several years.  The fish are also changing colors and are starting to sport the colors of the spawn.

24″ Bow Released Unharmed

This fish above was hooked on a pink San Juan Worm tied on our new 839 Streamer hooks Size #14 heavy wire (now available on our web shop http://theflyfishing-store.com $10 for 50 count).  This past month a steady one unit of water has been running very consistently and with few breaks looks as though it will continue to do so.  Perhaps the weekends will bring some minimum flow as did one day this week.  

The past two days rainfall has caused some runoff.  I will be on the water the next two days and of course I will start with a SJ Worm below the creeks in the faster water.

 

839 Streamer Hook Heavy Wire 50 Ct box $10.00

The unreal egg is another fly I will be using in the faster water this weekend.  In areas such as Cane Island or Blue Hole an egg attractor (apricot yarn) with an orange tungsten bead tied on a Jig Hook HSCJ516 #12 hook and either a ruby or glitter midge below that.

Check out our web shop as we have added lots of new products such at Deer Hair, Veevus Body Quill and of course our new Barbless Hooks, Chemically sharpened with wider gapes black nickel.  And you get 50 hooks for only $10.00  Give them a try!  If you don’t like them return them and I’ll give you your money back on any unused ones.

http://theflyfishing-store.com

If you are familiar with the firehouse hooks these are the same ones.

HSC316 Very Similar to the 2488 50 count box only $10.00