Saturday, April 23, 2011

Spring River Ark 4/08/2011

We had a very enjoyable fly fishing trip to the Spring River just below Mammoth Spring Arkansas. It was Dan, Ray, Jim, Rocky, Ron and myself. We stayed at the Riverside Motel with the nice rear balconies overlooking the river. We fished the usual public access and campground access and really caught a lot of fish in many areas. The best flies that I heard about were the Wooley Bugger, Bedspread, Glo Ball, scud, crackle back, and even a few on the big Chernobyl Ant (over at Lassiters). We managed to catch tons of fish. The weather was very nice with no rain and off and on wind. The red buds were in peak bloom and the flowering dogwoods just started blooming as well – just beautiful! Later on Sunday, Dan & Jim spent an extra day over at the White River going to the dam, but with 2 generators running, couldn't wade fish. So it was over to Handicap on the Norfolk where they went upstream and caught tons of rainbows and a few browns, biggest around 17 inches. Most caught on glo balls and scuds. They stayed overnight at the Mountain Home Comfort Inn and woke up to a rainstorm. So they headed up to Taneycomo, where the water was shut down and the fishing was great on scuds and glo balls. After this, they felt it was one of the best fish catching outings of all time. What a great time!


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Brown by Jim


Jim with rainbow


Ron, Rocky, Terry, Dan, Jim, Ray

Spring River

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