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White River Arkansas Fishing Report

Streamer Time Is Here On The White River!

Streamer Time Is Here On The White River!

I have spent the last 10 days on the White River and will be here thru March doing guided float trips. So far the streamer fishing has been pretty good with lots of water in the river. Late last week the river got very stable with water level around 13-16k cfs around the clock. Some flow changes can create an excellent streamer bite but extreme flow changes typically does not help. Early this week Shawn hit this beautiful Big Brown stripping a jointed Great Lakes Deceivers! We taped this one at 27"! After another rain storm with a little ice mixed came thru this week and the White River is up even more now. Currently power generation is at 16k conduit release is at 7k which makes river flowing at 23k cfs. This is big streamer water you need the heavy sink tips. My favorite is Airflo Streamer Max Shovelhead 330 grain on a 8 or 9wt. In these heavy flows it's time to search out the shallower parts of the river. Flooded lawns are ideal! You just never know when it will happen on the White River! Last week one day the streamer was a bit slow and the…

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Our Plans Are All Set For This Winter On The White River

Our Plans Are All Set For This Winter On The White River

Currently lots of water in the White River System and this will be ideal for our winter streamer fishing! I will start posting some up to date fishing reports and water conditions.  I will be spending 9 weeks on the White River this winter starting on January 15th thru March 21st. I really look forward to our stay in Arkansas and love guiding & fishing the White River.  Stripping streamers and hunting for a Big Brown like this one! Will be bringing lots of new gear and flies. Got a few new patterns to try out this winter. Will have a bunch of the new Winston streamer rods and the Alpha+ series is just made for the White River. Just like the past two winter's we will be staying at the White River Trout Lodge. We still have some open dates for guided float trips and lodging/meals. We can handle groups up to 12 people and do have packages available for multi day trips with lodging and meals. For those just looking for a day trip we have plenty of guides open throughout our stay. Currently we have these open slots at the lodge: January 18th thru 22nd, Jan 28th…

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New Winston Streamer Rod Is Here – Alpha+

New Winston Streamer Rod Is Here – Alpha+

Winston Alpha+ Fly Rod 9′ 8wt 280-330gr An amazingly light, crisp and balanced eight weight that is one of our go-to streamer rods for trout, steelhead, and Atlantic Salmon. From Michigan to Arkansas, this is the rod we most often put in a client’s hand when pursuing big fish. Highest performance boron/graphite composite materials Exceptionally powerful, capable of generating high line speeds Designed to cast big flies, over-sized lines, shooting heads and sinking tips Extra reinforced ferrules for ultimate lifting power Designated grain windows for each rod model Designed and Handcrafted in Twin Bridges, MT Can be purchased online at: https://michigan-streamside.com/product/winston-alpha-fly-rod-9-8-wt-280-330gr/

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Arkansas Finest – Trophy Brown Trout and Duck Hunting January 2020

Arkansas Finest – Trophy Brown Trout and Duck Hunting January 2020

We are adding a new option for our Arkansas trips this coming January. The combination of guided fly fishing for trophy trout on the White River and guided Arkansas duck hunting! 6 nights of lodging, 3 days of guided float trips on the White River, 2 days of guided duck hunting and all meals are included. Lodging on the White River will be at the White River Trout Lodge for first 4 nights and then 2 nights at the Duxmen Outfitters Lodge just south of Jonesboro. The cost of this package is $2400 per person and we can accommodate groups up to 12 people. Duxmen Outfitters is a 1st class setup and offers some of finest duck hunting in Arkansas being locate on a major fly way on the Cache River and Claypool Reservoir. Also they own/lease 7,000 private acre of fields and flooded timber. For more info on duck hunting: https://www.duxmenoutfitters.com Here is there awesome lodge! Some of the finest duck hunting in the country is in Arkansas and Duxmen Outfitters shoots 2000 plus ducks a season. Currently we have two weeks setup for these trips: January 12-17 and 19-24. If your looking for other dates or a different…

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Recent Reports

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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The White River Trout Lodge

The last two winters we have ...
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High Water Continues In Northern Arkansas.

The past week high water around ...
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Michigan Fly Fishing Club Here At The White River Trout Lodge

Had a great group of guys ...
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Big Water Is Back!

Big flows are back here in ...
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