Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Its getting to be that time of year....

Fall is approaching fast, I still have maybe 8 or 10 days available in oct and nov. But they are going fast. Its my favorite time of year. I love the color changes, I love the Blue Winged Olives, I love the tug of the big browns, I love watching the eagles, I love chasing the hybrids on Greers Ferry. I think this is going to be a cold winter, so fall fishing may be the ticket. If you want to have the trip of your lifetime I wouldn't wait any longer to book it. email me at millnermatt@gmail.com or kati and ask for my schedule at kati@jamierouse.net Looking forward to getting you guys on the water!!
 p.s. just a little preview of whats to come. fished on sunday with my buddy hays and these are a few of the fish we landed while goofing around!

JD

Over the weekend I did a group trip with Rouse. We took out a crew of mobsters from FTN. I had Philip and JD in my boat. It was a low water and sunny day. We had to work hard for our fish but still probably landed 40...wow kinda makes me feel spoiled, not many places you have 40 fish days and call it tough! JD landed the two nicest fish of the day. One jumped back in before we could get its pic, but here is the fish he did land. The pic was taken mostly to make philip jealous...as he has still not been on the blog.

Guy and Rich

Guy and Rich are a couple of awesome guys TN boys who love Ar. They make an annual pilgrimage  for a week or so and fish usually the white, norfork and the little red. This year we had kinda bum conditions for the style of fisherman they are but we sure had fun, We nymphed up a bunch rainbows in the morning and then waited for the dam to release water in the afternoon. We got several nice browns, and a hybrid. It turned out to be a really fun day as par usual when fishing with these guys!



Sunday, September 7, 2014

Jans Hog

Friday Afternoon I had the chance to fish with Mike and Jan. It was a great morning of fishing. Mike started the morning off with a really big fish on and ended up breaking it off. Jan however had a chance at a thumper a few hours later and landed it! It was the nicest fish she has ever landed she said which is always kind of cool!

Fox and Mike

Well the river continues to fish well. We are in decent generation pattern for this time of year. Typically we are seeing a couple of hours of water in the afternoons with little to almost no generation on the weekend. The fish are certainly enjoying the days with higher flows but the wade fisherman enjoy the lower flows. Here are a few nice fish my man Fox caught, as well as one his pops Mike caught.


Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Hybrid!

Yesterday I took out a long time client of my Johhny Jackson. It was my first time however to fish with Johhny's wife, Connie. They did great we pretty consistantly caught fish all day long. Not just Jonny. Connie held her own for sure. At the end of the day we were starting to wrap it up when this happened! A Hybrid sipped Johhny's egg pattern! It was a sweet fish on 5x tippet and his 5 wt rod!

Randal's fish.

Saturday my man Jimmy Bogan came on back to see me and brought his friend Randal. The morning was tuff, fish were kinda spooky. Of course there was literally fifty cars at the boat ramp parking lot. We did manage to find a few sweet spots and land a total of 40 fish for the morning. Which we were certainly pleased with!

My man, Dr. Usdan.

So the good Doctor came to spend a couple of days fishing with me over the weekend. We fished thursday afternoon on the little red and friday afternoon on the Norfork. The bite on the Red was great. In fact Dr. caught all browns and no bows. It was a perfect streamer kind of day. The norfork was a little more challenging. We caught some nice fish including this stud rainbow but they did not come to the boat easy thats for sure!

Family Time

I recently got the chance to fish with my mom and my cousin. I don't get to fish with family nearly enough as most weekend i am usually working already, so my mom and my cousin came up in the middle of the week. The river was a little off color due to the rains from the day before but they still managed to whack some great fish, plus it was just really nice to get to spend the day with the people you love, doing what you love!

First cast Love.

I almost forgot to share this nice photo with you guys. This was one I caught on the very first cast last week while handing a rod to a client....nice way to start the day!