Category Archives: Events

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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Presentation March 5th

I’ll be presenting a program on White River Hatches at the Arkansas Chapter of TU in Fayetteville on March 5th. This presentation will discuss some of the major hatches we see on our tailwaters and how you can use knowledge of … Continue reading

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Winter and Spring 2012 Speaking Engagements

I’ll be speaking at the White River Chapter of TU in Mountain Home, AR on February 6th, presenting a program on White River Hatches. This presentation covers some basic insect biology, how to locate and identify insects, solving imitative problems, … Continue reading

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First 2011 Beaver Tailwater Management Meeting

Arkansas Game and Fish Commission held its first public meeting since 2005 to take a revised look at the public’s ideas on management of the trout tailwater. Here are the charts that were posted at the end of the meeting. … Continue reading

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Beaver Tailwater Management Plan Meeting March 1

Here’s the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission press release: BENTONVILLE – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Trout Management Program will revisit the management plan for the 7-mile trout fishery in the White River below Beaver Dam in northwestern Arkansas. … Continue reading

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MDC to hold public forums on preventing invasive “rock snot”

Here’s a didymo news item of interest to you who fish both Arkansas tailwaters and Missouri waters. © 2011, Scott Branyan

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Totally Trout, March 6th, Totally Compromised

In a creative public relations arrangement, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and Chesapeake Energy of Oklahoma City have partnered to bring the Totally Trout family event back to the Arkansas State Fairgrounds March 6, 2010. What’s wrong with this picture? Chesapeake … Continue reading

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Arkansas Chapter TU Banquet

Banquet and ticket information is out for the Spring Fundraising Banquet which is Friday, March 5th. © 2010, Scott Branyan

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Roaring River Open House This Wednesday

Roaring River State Park as well as other parks in Missouri are facing budget cuts by the Department of Natural Resources. Parks are funded by sales taxes and, well, sales are down. There will be an open house at the … Continue reading

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2008 Second Wettest Year on Record

Rain totals are in for the year. Pretty astounding amount of rain fell in Arkansas in 2008. According to KTLO, the total for Mountain Home area was 69.81 inches, making it the second wettest year on record for that area. … Continue reading

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