Spring Fishing Report

Spring has finally arrived in the Ozarks….But as I am writing my report the temperatures are 30 degrees, what’s up with that? Oh well by the end of the week it will be back in the 70′s.

Current water conditions through out the White River system has been moderate generation.  The White River has seen around the clock generation from 4,000-10,000 CFS, Fishing has been slow to moderate with the colder than normal water temps.  The Caddis hatch has been non existent because of the heavy flows and I am afraid we wont experience the hatch we had last year because of the colder temps.

The Norfolk has been fishing very good: With water conditions from 0 units to 1 unit or 184 CFS (MF) – 3,000 CFS.  Fish are focusing on midges and some very nice fish have been caught.  My flies of choice have been #16-18 BH Zebra midge, Prince, Stinnett Midge. Color has been Camel brown. On higher water a san Juan worm with a midge dropper has been deadly.

The White River system offers the finest fly fishing experience in the Midwest. Trophy browns of 20″-24″ are common with the chance of landing a 30″er….The rainbows on the Norfolk are colored up like a rainbow and its very common to land the Arkansas grand slam, with a rainbow, brown & cutthroat.

Now is the time to break away from the winter doldrums and fish the White River system..give me a call.

Stinnetti