Fishing Report for the White River in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.
Sam took a client out to flyfish yesterday morning. When he launched at Bertrand, he noted that there was no flow in the river. Flyfisher-folk really desire a little flow in the water to cause some movement of the flies. This usually results in a better catch and a much happier fisherman. They headed down river about 8 AM, initially fishing between Bertrand and Spider Creek. No ‘flow’ resulted in slow fishing. But, the Corps came to the rescue by beginning to generate 4 hours early. Wait a second, they wanted a LITTLE flow not a Texas flood! Fishing continued with a slight change of plans regarding where the boat was coming out of the water. The trailer was moved to Houseman where the haul out was much easier to accomplish in the faster current. Regardless of the generation schedule change, it was another beautiful day on the White River.
This morning, Sam and I launched at Housman at 7 AM and trolled downstream looking for white bass activity. As seen in the picture, we found them as well as a couple of trout. We could have exploited the whites in the areas that we caught them, however, we wanted to see how far towards Beaver the fish were active. The whites hit Rapala CD-7s, black on silver, and on Rapala scatter raps of the same size and color. If you want to get a few, our advice to launch around 6 AM and serve them breakfast. The largest in the photo was 3.2 lbs.
Generation today began at 10 AM and is scheduled to go through 9 PM. The high temperature predicted for the day is 83º F. under sunny skies. The winds will be northerly from 4 to 6 MPH.
Fishing report and photo courtesy of Hosanna Hills Fishing