Category Archives: Fly-fishing Forecasts

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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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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New Year Begins with Low Water

Ah, the vicissitudes of life on the water! Last year we began with another round of very full lakes and flood releases on the tailwaters. This year we need rain. Unofficially, here are the lake level numbers comparing 2017 and … Continue reading

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New Year Begins with High Water

Heavy rains Thanksgiving weekend and again Christmas weekend have the lakes back to where they were last August. The four lake flood storage reached 68 percent by January 4. The Little Rock District Corps of Engineers announced on their Facebook … Continue reading

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Higher Tailwater Temperatures This Fall

Water temperatures in Table Rock, Bull Shoals, and Norfork tailwaters are higher than usual this fall. Temps from Bull Shoals are staying around 60°F to 64°F from the dam all the way down to Calico Rock—some 62 miles. The lake … Continue reading

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Where’s the Beef?

The official start of spring is one month away! Up until now, browns have not been able to put on much weight after the spawn. With the cold temperatures resulting in reduced metabolism and more limited food source, I don’t … Continue reading

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Beaver Dam Boat Ramp Update

I stopped by the dam access today. The Corps has the boat ramp marked off as a construction zone now, and the old damaged part of the ramp has been removed from the river. A contractor has been hired to … Continue reading

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Nice Weather Break for a Week

Good time to get thee to the river! Enjoy the nice weather while we have it. © 2015, Scott Branyan

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It’s Frozen Out There

It’s only three or four degrees across northern Arkansas this morning. Temperatures will remain subfreezing through Saturday. Beyond that, it looks like temps will make it back into the 30s for next week, but rain, freezing rain, sleet and snow … Continue reading

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Beaver Dam Boat Ramp Damaged

A low water section of the boat ramp immediately below Beaver dam was washed away during generation the middle of August. For a number of years, the ramp had shown signs of becoming undercut and sections of it dropping lower. … Continue reading

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