Fishing Report – February 10, 2011
From Arkansas Game and Fish Commission
Sportsman’s White River Resort (870-453-2424) said the water is low and clear with 2 to 6 gates open. Brown trout are biting well on woolly buggers, small spoons, pink/white Power Bait and Rattling’ Rogues and Rapalas.
Randy Oliver at www.randyoliverguide.com (901-832-1903) said low generation this week has rainbows hitting size 5 floating Rapalas in perch color.
Guide Davy Wotton had no report.
Jim Brentlinger at Linger’s Guide Service and Fishing Lodge (870-499-5185) said fishing has been consistent with low water levels each day on the White River. The best action is on a ginger-colored White River Zig Jig. Fly fishing is good on olive woolly buggers in shallow, swift runs and on San Juan worms and egg patterns.
Bull Shoals Lake
As of Tuesday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reports the lake’s elevation at 646.74 feet MSL (Normal conservation pool – 654 MSL).
Bull Shoals Tailwater
Just Fishing Guides said generation increased substantially after the bitter temperatures, probably due to power demands. Streamer fishing continues to be the most popular method for catching fish with a good shot at a trophy. Standard nymphing tactics are also working well with scud, sow bug, midge, worm and blue wing olive patterns.