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A few of us are looking for a destination
Posted 18 December 2004 - 10:28 PM
Not being to sure about the climate in the higher elevations around those dates, we may need to opt for Mountain Home. We're hoping for low water
Anyone fish these other rivers during that time of year? Cold wouldn't bother us. We're mainly concerned about flows and fish activity
BTW, the more the merrier....
Posted 19 December 2004 - 09:52 AM
Posted 20 December 2004 - 04:24 AM
|QUOTE (Shoe @ Dec 18 2004, 10:28 PM)|
|Looks like a few of us Michigan boys are gonna hit some distant waters sometime either the end of February or beginning of March. We've tossed around Tennessee (South Holston), Utah (Green River), back to Marble (AZ), or down to Arkansas to fish the White below Bull Shoals.|
Well, if you plan on going to the White River in March, you might want to think about staying away March 17-19. There's going to be about 200 flytyers for the annual Sowbug Roundup.
And I know y'all wouldn't be interested in that.
If I said I am one of the 200, that REALLY might scare you off.
Posted 31 December 2004 - 02:04 AM
The Green fishes well in march, with the start of the spring BWO hatch. Late feb will see dry action with midges, but it will be mostly a nymphing game. Weather can be fairly comfy to friggin cold, and the wind can be rough if you're floating. Rain, snow and bluebird skies are all possible...sometimes it seems like all at once! Temps from the low 20's to the upper 40's.
Lodging is anywhere from $160/night for a condo to $10 for a campsite. That time of the year it's usually pretty easy to book a room, but it'd be a good idea to book at least a month in advance. For date consideration, March 17-20 is the International Sportsman's Expo in Salt Lake, which will have the Green & our local waters busier than normal for that week & a little after.
If you choose the Green, let me know & I can help you with lodging/fly/guide selection. If I'm not on the road myself, I may be able to hook up with you guys.
I'm gonna be a Homer here. There's nothing like the beauty of Red Canyon (Green River "A" section) in the winter. Deep red rock dusted with snow and lined with scrubby evergreens. Huge boulders create deep pools in the vibrant green river, with water so clear you feel like you're drifting through an aquarium. Fewer people in the colder months keeps things quiet, and the wildlife stays closer to the water because of that. Mule deer are frequently seen, and you may come across a family of otters. The town of Dutch John, the original government camp when the dam was built, is now pretty much supported by the recreation created by the dam. In the winter business is almost exclusively about flyfishing, which gives the area the feel of a huge fish camp. Very friendly and extremely knowledgeable people, with two top notch flyshops.
You won't regret a trip to the Green.
Posted 31 December 2004 - 02:56 AM
Posted 31 December 2004 - 03:30 AM
Posted 31 December 2004 - 07:21 AM
Hope to hear from ya and see you down here in the Southwest VA North east TN area. It's a great place!
Posted 05 January 2005 - 05:44 PM
In March--there is no place like the White river in Arkansas. If ya go the weekend of the 18th, 19th and 20th you'll get to vist the Sowbug Roundup in Mt. Home. A wonderful event that Tony Spezio helped to popularize. There will be over 90 tyers from all over the USA. Plus at least one or two from England or Germany. It is a fine event.
I have been going for several years and have been fishing in Arkansas for about 15 or 20 years. An old service buddie--he lives in Little Rock--and I get together to tell lies and settle the woes of the world. Good fun all round.
Try Arkansas, you'll be glad you did. Good fishing and good weather in March.
Posted 05 January 2005 - 06:04 PM
We flipped a coin and decided on the White around BS. This will be my 4th trip down there. Hopefully they will be nice and keep some of the water in the pond.
Flymaster, I'm still looking at the Holston for a trip sometime this year. It's close enough for us to hit on a long weekend. I remember an episode on TUTV where the boys fished below a low-head dam that provides this section with oxygenated water. It didn't look like the big water like the Cumberland at Wolf Creek. Is that in the area you described?
Nightfish, The Green is also on the short list, but unfortunately will have to wait. There's a few members on the board that hit every year. It would be nice to have a little get-together sometime.
Jerry, you sure made that sound attractive. I'm just afraid that 3 days wouldn't be enough. Hope you keep that offer open
Steve, look us up. We'll post the dates in the next or so.
Posted 15 January 2005 - 12:52 AM
Posted 15 January 2005 - 01:04 AM
Posted 15 January 2005 - 08:36 AM
Thanks for the informative posts. You sure make it sound like a "have-to" fish river. Can you describe the access points if one were to float that in a drift boat? (distance, launch and take out, approximate float times...) How about motor restrictions?
June and July may be hard for me, but an April trip quite possible. I know I'll miss the major hatches. Do you experience flood pool levels during the run-off that time of year, or do they hold it back for Summer generation?
Sorry about all the questions. I come from a long line of "milkers". When one travels a good distance, it's always good to gather as much info as possible in order to minimize surprises and to shorten the learning curve.
Posted 15 January 2005 - 05:15 PM
Yup, offer is still open.
Posted 16 January 2005 - 12:59 AM
Posted 16 January 2005 - 01:02 AM