It has been a super busy fall on the river, with great fishing to be had consistently. As the leaves have fallen, the illustrious hopper bite of 2013 has pretty much come to an end. With some of the biggest browns of the year all landed on dry flies, it's hard to argue that this was one of the best years for dry fly fishing we have seen.
I plan I updating my reports page much more frequently, as I admit I have been slacking in that department. Check in frequently for some good fishing reports to come.
Now for a little reportage...
As of the past week, there has been a lot of wadeable water below Bull Shoals. Minimum flow is proving itself to be great for fishing, with great numbers of fish caught on grey and tan McLellans hunchback scuds, midges, a and blue wing olive nymphs. Every once in a while, they will make a big pulse of water from the dam that can produce a fun streamer bite and a chance at a hog. Yellow, olive, white, and black streamers have all been contenders.
Egg patterns trailed by a midge is all you need. Nuff said. The princess tailwater has been phenomenal as usual, giving up lots of big rainbows and browns lately, as well as a trophy 17 inch brook trout last week for one of my clients.