Fishing Report for March, 2007

Friday, March 30th, 2007

Fishing Report

There was no water generation Weds., and Thursday. Today they ran 2 generators starting around 9:30am. As of 4:30 pm they are running 2 still but it is only up 2 ft. Table Rock Lake is 915.1, just .1 over power pool.

Before the water came on this morning we had our clients throwing a Tungsten beaded midge and an Adams bug and did very well. When they started running water we put on a sowbug scud and a san juan worm.

This weekend is youth turkey season. I am planning on being out in the woods with Jessalyn our granddaughter, who has told me that she does not want a jake, but a BIG Bird!

Tuesday, March 27th, 2007

Fishing Report

For the wading Fly Fishers….Good news… the water was off today! It also was off yesterday from 11 am to 3 pm.

We had a couple of trips out and fishing today was really great. Nothing really huge, but lots of fish. In fact we only used a couple of patterns, and both were midges. Still using fluorcarbon tippets… it is almost a must any more down here.

Friday, March 23rd, 2007

Fishing Report

Well the conditions have sure changed the last 2 days. They have basically been running 4 generators, and fluctuating the actual lake levels by a few feet.

Had trips out each day though and we did really well. Hooked a really nice larger fish today. Just sticking to the old high water standards…. Scud patterns, chamois worms, large rabbit streamers, and tungsten beaded midges. With the water off we have beening throwing soft hackles and small woolies.

Hopefully water will be off this weekend.

Tuesday, March 20th, 2007

Fishing Report

The Dam sure has not run much at all. Sunday am they ran for a little but that was it. Even with all the rain we had early this morning, they didn’t turn on any generators.

We’ve had trips out everyday this last week. Fishing has been really good. Not any huge fish by any means, but lots of them.

Our “hottest fly” pattern has been the tungsten beaded midge. It’s a fly that originated at our shop several years ago.
Next on the menu the zebra midges in copper and brown or black.
San Juan worms in peach and scud patterns in brown or sowbug.

White bass have started running and we’ve heard several reports of large numbers being caught, on Fly rods and spinning rods.

Crappie are starting to do well also.

One of the locals landed a really nice 7 lb large mouth this week on Table Rock Lake, using the new X-Rap purple ghost.

Tuesday, March 13th, 2007

Fishing Report

Fishing has really been good the last couple of days. Water has generally been off sometime every day. Today it went off at 8 am.
There really wasn’t that many people fishing today either.
Early today the zebra midges were the ticket. Also used peach san juan worms, and possum scuds in size 18. About 5 pm an olive woolie bugger in size 12 was making it hard for the fish to say “no”!

Tuesday, March 6th, 2007

Fishing Report

Water was off Sunday till 3:30 pm…. Monday it was off from 10 am to 4 pm….. and today they started out with 4 generators and cut it down to 2 around 10:30 am and then went to 1 a little later, but they went back running 2 generators at 4:30 pm.

Yesterday I had a trip out in the afternoon when the water was shut off, and it was a fish on almost every single cast! My client was a beginner, but it sure didn’t take long for him to catch on. Of course you almost need to throw in a disclaimer when fishing is so great!

We were using mostly midges, with copper doing the best.
Adam’s bug did well too.

Also try:
San Juan worms
soft hackles

We have had a couple of reports that quite a few white bass are being caught in some of the coves on Bull Shoals.

Seeing a few nice crappie, mostly on the James

Friday, March 2nd, 2007

Fishing Report

Table Rock Lake is finally back to power pool levels, which means hope is in sight for less water to run.
Today the dam ran 2 generators but at a 1 level, meaning it was up only 3+ feet than normal off levels.

Bob, who you may have met up at our store, or on the water, landed a really nice 23″ rainbow today, breaking in his spanking new reel and great net out, the right way.

Bigger rainbows have started moving up towards the Dam. I think its probably the very beginning of the early spring spawn.
Fly Picks

Water on:
Scuds -(unbeatable) orange, tan, or brown
San juan worms in brown
Adams bug (also working with the water off too)

Water off:
small soft hackles
woolie buggers
zebra midges