considering a first time fly fishing trip or know someone who is thinking of
giving it a try, you might enjoy watching this video. Laura is a news anchor
for THV11 in Little Rock.
The river remains clear with morning and
evening generation during the week and little or no generation on the
weekend. Morning generation usually
begins at 6:00 am and runs for 2 to 4 hours.
Evening generation usually begins about 5:00 pm and runs for 4 to 5
hours. With this pattern wade fishing is
limited to Winkley Shoal until about 9:30 am and then JFK Park from about noon
till 5:00 pm.
The brown spawn has been hard to read
this year. As much as 3 to 4 weeks ago
my fishermen were catching browns that had spawned and we’re still catching a
few that are still carrying their eggs.
It seems this year the spawn has been spread over a lengthy time and no
large concentration of browns on the shoals at one time. Catching the larger fish has been that same
old story “being on the river at the right time and place”.
Midge hatches the last couple of days are
the main attraction for the trout and matching the size and color of the hatch
is the key to success. Try a pupa or emerger that sinks slowly. This is for the lower water ahead of the
A Blessed and Merry Christmas to All!!