Really enjoyed this past January, February and March at the White River Trout Lodge in Northern Arkansas! When it comes to river conditions, water levels, weather and methods of fly fishing that produce, every year is different. Never seen a system change so much as the White River. The good was we missed low flows for day time fishing but that was a bad thing was low are ideal for our night time fishing. Very little mousing this winter. A few to many ice storms sure didn't help. But when it snows on the White its a brown trout day. Already looking forward and planning for winter 2023 - filling in calendar now. We will be back to White River Trout Lodge and coming earlier this year starting stay just after New Years.
Happy to be back in Arkansas and to get out of the cold, snowy Michigan weather. Wait a a minute! We currently have 5 inches of snow on the ground right now, it's 11 degrees outside and our flight out of Springfield Missouri is delayed to go to the snow! We are headed to the Atlanta fly fishing show - we hope! This is Not what I was expecting but it's not all that bad. All the snow is going to melt and bring up the water levels on the white river making for ideal streamer conditions.
Been enjoying the last couple weeks fishing and guiding on the White River here in Northern Arkansas! Fishing has been pretty good for both streamer fishing and nymphing. The White River is a ever changing system and rarely stays the same from one day to the next. Streamer fishing is what we do most days - hunting for big Brown Trout. Most productive with higher water and or clouds and rain. Rising water from power generation can work well also. Low water and bright skies and nymphing is much more productive. Below is a day in the rain and Browns were out eating big streamers!