I fished the 22nd and 23rd with Jeremy Hunt and Fly's and Guides. It was my first experience with dedicated streamer fishing for those larger predatory trout, and I wasn't disappointed. We hit the White River below Bull Shoals both days, and I had a great time.
We started out the day on dirty water, and there were about 45 minutes when we were questioning our decision to hit the White that day. We hugged the bank and slowed down for a while and the good water came. We floated the river until after dark when the water started dropping out on us. We finished the day with a number of fish in the 16-18 inch range. My fishing partner, Tom, capped the day with a 21 inter after dark.
With a sore arm, I had looked forward to throwing lighter lines and flies on the Norfork. Fortunately, Jeremy convinced me that we would be better off hunting big fish back at the White. Consistent generation for several hours, gave us high and very clean water. It didn't take long to know we were going to have a good day. We were able to hook up and land several good fish.
Including my personal best 24 incher.
And when I was physically too sore to cast any more, Jeremy stepped in and brought a few fish to the boat. His best being this fish over 20 inches.
Jeremy kept me on the water and gave this beginner a good combination of encouragement and instruction. I had a great time on the White and learning what it takes to throw these big streamers and bang the banks for big predatory trout.