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Water. And lots of it.

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As most of you are aware, both rivers are wide open and also have flood gates partially cracked. The White River is running approxiamtely 30,000cfs, which in generator terms is the equivelent of 10 generators. The flood gates on the Norfork are approximately the equivalent of an extra generator, making it the equivalent of 3 generators total. Big water. There is currently no wade fishing on either river for the most part. It is possible to fish over flooded grass, such as at the ramp at Wildcat Shoals, with a San Juan worm and pick a few fish up here and there. Unless you are experienced operating an outboard in swift water, I'd think twice about renting a boat, too. It's extremely swift and deep right now and there is little room for error or daydreaming when floating. As much as it pains me to say this, the Norfork is still a mudbath. The water coming out of the dam is muddy. We expeted the flood gates to help it, but no luck there. The White is a little off color, but still fishable. The nymph bite is decent, but you gotta get down deep with a couple grams of lead and a 12-15ft leader. The streamer bite has been pretty good, but you gotta get down deep as well there, so it's a little more work than usual. At least an 8wt 330gr is needed, and I highly recommend fishing flies tied with Fish Skull heads to aid in getting them down. I hope I have better news for you wade fishermen in the near future, but it's pretty bleak right now. Don't forget, if you guys want to get in on the streamer game, call and book a trip with "Big Fish Barry" Annalora, Brad Smith, Larry Babin, or myself. Cheers! 

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Fishing Report 12/7/15

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As you probably are already aware, Arkansas got hammered with rain again and the brief period of low water we saw was gone in an instant. Back to round-the-clock gneration. That being said, the rivers have been fishing pretty good. The White has been somewhat murky with the lake turning over, but if you can find a stretch free of debri the fishing is good. The Norfork has been running two generators around the clock. The ticket has been good old fashioned bacon and eggs on both rivers. Mostly apricot or peach colored eggs and bright pink San Juan Worms. Droppping a larger Ruby Midge or Clint's Sunday Special off the egg isn't a bad idea either. Hope this helps and hope we see some more low water soon! Merry Christmas, y'all! 



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