This morning, I experienced a mixed trip, that is, a trip which consisted of three family members each of whom wanted to fish using different methods. One gentleman wanted to fly-fish exclusively. Of the other two, one fished only with an ultra-lite spinning rod while the third fished both methods. It was very interesting trying to keep up with everybodyand rewarding in the fish department. After the latter two had placed four trout each on the stringer, they began catching and releasing, while the first caught and released all of the trout he caught fly-fishing. He was the only one who caught browns, three, in addition to many rainbows. He was successful with micro-jigs, hares ears and 'ants' which he had tied before coming up to Arkansas. It is always great to fish with good companions!
The Reel Recovery fly-fishing contest was held today and was won by friend and fly-fishing guide, Ken, who caught 97, yes, ninety-seven trout! He told me that he averaged a trout every 2 minutes twenty seconds. He sounded pretty tired when I spoke to him this afternoon. I'll bet!!
Tomorrow, the generation schedule indicated that only one hour, 4 PM, will move water at about 22% of capacity. The high temperature for tomorrow is expected to hit 79º F. under sunny skies. Winds will be from the ESE at 5 MPH. Another perfect day in the Ozarks!