School has started for most folks, this Monday was first day back at it for those UARK Fly Fishers ….. they tried to end their break with a BANG last week …. Brett and Jackson spent Wednesday, Thursday and Friday chasing Stripers, Hybrids, White Bass, Rainbows and Brown Trout (aka Arkansas Butter).….I even got in on the Festivities ….. Thanks Guys! …. They have the fish dialed in on Da’ Fork …. Even our Guides are impressed ….
I did talk to several people that are taking their really young ones up to Dry Run Creek for the first time. Guessing they figured that the crowds would be smaller after local schools started. Several stated that they did well, but didn’t get any photos ….. My Advice ….. If your youngster catches a decent fish, it’s Huge to them …. Take lots of pictures, print some of them and then frame them …. Just to show them off years from now ….. we all have those memories, but pictures make the stories even more fun to tell! Moms and Dads usually tell the stories better because the Fish get bigger every time they tell it …. “Fishing People are Born Honest, but they get over it quicker than others!”
The SWPA forecast (http://www.swpa.gov/generationschedules.aspx) has been and seems to be stuck on 1 ½ generators on the Norfork River (now 10ft above power pool) with 5-6 generators on the White River (now 17 ft above power pool). The Norfork flows are being reported very well, but the White … it’s broke …. Again ….. cutting edge technology? …. (http://www.swl.usace.army.mil/Missions/Water-Levels/Real-Time-Data-Reservoir/)
The Creeks have gotten a little more water over the last week and probably are the best bet for wading … just watch out for the Aluminum Hatch …. Last ditch at a Summer Float can get a little out of control …. We all remember those trips … but we don’t talk about that publicly …. Do we?
As always, Come on by the Shop, We’ll try really hard to make yours “A great Day on the Water”