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Winter patterns

Don Schnable
January 24, 2014
White River - Freshwater Fishing Report

If you are interested in a guide trip please contact... Mar Mar Resort and Tackle Shop LLC, Big Phil's Guide Service on Arkansas' White River and Bull Shoals Lake, call 870-445-4444 or 870-405-7671 or E-mail marmarresort@wholedamarea.com. The winter has warmed a little, fishing on the river has, and will be awesome. The regulations on the river will change back to "normal" February 1, 2014. Consult your regulation book or go to www.agfc.com. The Annual Shawnee Supreme Invitational Trout Tournament is scheduled for Saturday March 8, 2014. For more information go to www.cotterarkansas.com. Water has been running most days with minimum flow to 6 generators going. Things don't change much this time of year. Plan for the weather. Target the fish you want, I.e. Numbers or Big Fish. What ever you decide , dress for the occasion and have a wonderful time. When the generators do come on, take advantage of the rise it creates a very good bite for the Rouges, Spoons, Roster Tails, and other artificial baits. Trophy Browns are being caught at night when the generators are shut down. Come see me for details on this. Best baits right now are Nightcrawlers, Frozen Shad, River Slicks, and Sculpins. Flat Fish in gold or silver, Broken Back J-9 Rapala's in the trout and shad colors, or a Stinging Lizard have been working as well. Powerbait and Powerbait Trout worms in white, bubblegum,or orange have been doing well to catch numbers. For the Fly Fisherman Streamers, White Jigs, Midges, Woolly bugers, and Nymphs. Call me if you have questions. Be sure of yourself or get a guide. Now is some of the best times to catch world class fish. Call 870-445-4444 or 870-405-7671 for availability. Visit our websites at www.marmarresort.com or www.bigphilsguides.com or Email marmarresort@wholedamarea.com.
If you choose to go on the river with Big Phil's Guides. You will be provided with many happy memories of the day !!! A half day for two everything is provided, all of the drinks, bait, rods and reels, for ONE SET PRICE. No Ala-cart here. No add-ons at the last minute. Bring a camera!! We guarantee you catch fish or you do not have to pay anything. Now that's a guarantee. All game and fish regulations as well as limits are always observed. To report poaching or Game and Fish issues call 800-482-9262. A half day or a full day guide trip with a shore lunch as a gift makes a wonderful memory. Catch and release is preferred in all areas, however all kept fish are cleaned to request, whole, skinned, or filleted by their guide. The lake level on 01/19/14 was about 559, one foot below normal pool with minimum flow. Be aware of generation levels and lake levels. The Water can be treacherous. Experience counts. Using Big Phil's Guides is the best way to go. If you have questions call 870-445-4444 or 870-405-7671. Always have personal flotation devices on board and in hazardous conditions they should be worn. If your not familiar with the river or the regulation changes get a licensed/Professional guide or guide service for your fishing needs.
Fishing's always good when your with Big Phil. We had several trips this week with a lot of Browns and some sizable Rainbows that were caught as well.

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