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White River Arkansas Fishing Report

Current Fishing Report For The White River

Current Fishing Report For The White River

Here is a good current fishing for the White River from guides Jeremy and Lisa at Flys and Guides: https://flysandguides.com/august-5-6-7-2020-flys-and-guides-white-river/ If your looking for a guide trip this summer or fall do contact them!

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Getting Plans All Set For This Coming Winter

Getting Plans All Set For This Coming Winter

So much looking forward to this coming winter and spending it down on the White River!  Will be there for 3 months starting Jan 10th.  Just like the past 3 years we will be staying at the White River Trout Lodge. Will be stripping streamers and hunting Big Brown trout! This year with a longer stay will be fishing the spring caddis hatch. A great time to come for those that like to dry fly fishing. Currently we are filling in our calendar for lodging/guide trips. We have space availability now for groups up to 12 people and for single anglers. I will be updating our online calendar this coming week. If interested in coming now best to just give me a call on my cell at 989-889-5374 or email at kelly@michiganstreamside.com Here are a few photos from last year that I did not post!  

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Quick Trip To The White River

Quick Trip To The White River

For the first time I got to fish the White River in late July!  Trip down was to pickup a boat and only had a couple days to fish.  Was hoping for better hopper fishing but that has been a little late in coming and should be killer later in August and all September.  What we did was stripped streamers looking for Big Browns!  Did move some good one but most didn't commit. Our most productive patterns were Slop Mop 4" in olive and Circus Peanut in tan. Lots of nice rainbows were chasing and eating our streamers! Best bite was the midge bite.  We didn't do a lot of it but it sure produced lots of action.   

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Say No To Bobbers – It’s Streamer Time & The Hunt For Big Browns!

Say No To Bobbers – It’s Streamer Time & The Hunt For Big Browns!

Many methods of fly fishing to choose from here on the White River and of late the discussion of which method is best on a given day. My take on it is you got to pick the method best suited to the conditions you have that day to find a Big Brown trout! When hunting for Big Browns there is always a risk that it doesn't all work out. As a fishing guide I hate to see my clients not catch fish but would catching a bunch of stocked rainbows really make it better? Hell no!! If Big Browns are the goal for the trip you stick to the best plan for catching them and not waste half the day targeting Rainbows. Can lead to landing that awesome Brown Trout late in the day when not fearing getting shut out! Currently it seems like the rain wont stop for more than a few days and high water is here forever - this means we strip big streamers!  Earlier in the week Bull Shoals Dam was run mostly 6 generators and about 17k cfs. Late in the week flood gates came on and flows rose to around 21k cfs. The next…

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Recent Reports

Current Fishing Report For The White River

Here is a good current fishing ...
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Getting Plans All Set For This Coming Winter

So much looking forward to this ...
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Quick Trip To The White River

For the first time I got ...
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Say No To Bobbers – It’s Streamer Time & The Hunt For Big Browns!

Many methods of fly fishing to ...
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Streamer Time Is Here On The White River!

I have spent the last 10 ...
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Our Plans Are All Set For This Winter On The White River

Currently lots of water in the ...
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New Winston Streamer Rod Is Here – Alpha+

Winston Alpha+ Fly Rod 9′ 8wt ...
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Arkansas Finest – Trophy Brown Trout and Duck Hunting January 2020

We are adding a new option ...
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Big Flows and Big Streamers!

Big flows continue around the clock ...
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