Author Archives: Scott Branyan

About Scott Branyan

Scott Branyan, a native Arkansan, is a full-time fly-fishing guide.

New Trout Regulations in Effect

Arkansas Game and Fish Commission passed most of the recommendations from its trout biologists last fall for Bull Shoals and Norfork tailwaters after conducting public input meetings in August. The new regulations include raising the minimum length limit for cutthroat … Continue reading

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White River Tailwater Conditions for the New Year

Happy New Year! We’ve had mostly subfreezing temperatures since Christmas. Watch for ice around the boat ramps! River gauge on Crooked Creek has been frozen since New Year’s Eve. Weather should begin to moderate this coming week with some highs … Continue reading

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Christmas Greeting and 2017 Memories

Hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas and Holiday Season. Scott

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Video: A Steelhead Quest

Here’s a wonderful video and story of Terry Myers and her unique steelhead quest.  

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High Water Update

Bull Shoals and Norfork lakes are forecast to be back to normal levels by the end of this month. Look for continuous generation until then. Beaver is forecast to be back to normal pool October 5th. Look for prolonged generation … Continue reading

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AGFC Revisits Bull Shoals and Norfork Tailwaters Trout Management Plan

Updated 10/20/17 – Here is the link for the online survey. Take the 2018 Fall Fishing Regulations Proposals Public Comment Survey Meetings were held in Mountain Home August 3rd and 24th. Documents from both workshops, which spells out the current … Continue reading

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ReachCast Newsletter Ends

The ReachCast newsletter has come to the end of its run. I’ve been posting the newsletter since 2003 and feel it is time to bring it to an end. Thanks to everyone who has subscribed, and given feedback and encouragement … Continue reading

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2017 Flooding

Update 6/11/17 – All spillway releases were ended this past week. Flood event which began the last week of April is finally coming to a close. The Corps is letting Newport fall out to regulating stage. Complete notes below on … Continue reading

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Flood Event Notices

Big rain event underway this weekend. All notices are currently posted on the river reports page. Scott

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Three-Day Lower Buffalo River Wilderness Float

After years of talking about it, my friend Mike and I finally had a good window to float the lower Buffalo River. Here’s an account of the float. Enjoy. © 2017, Scott Branyan

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