Tuesday, October 21, 2014

My man Henry.

Today I fished my man Henry. Henry and I have been fishing together for a while now and have had some incredible trips with him solo, his son and his grandsons. Today we had to work pretty hard for the fish we got. We drifted lots of flies over lots of water. Some days you just have to work harder than others....but we also got rewarded today for our efforts and Henry got to land this amazing rainbow and made it totally worth it!

87 years young

The past few days I guided a group of Osage men. William, has fished with me before many times. This year he turns 88.  He's a hell of a fisherman and a really awesome guy to get to spend the day in a boat with. I certainly hope at 87 I am floating rivers and catching fish. Yesterday morning the clouds settled in above us and we had crazy amounts of monster browns moving all around us. We didn't hook the submarines but we did manage to land lots a great fish, including this brown.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Lou and Louis.

Yesterday I ran up to Norfork to meet Lou and Louis. We decided to take the newest predator drift boat out. The new boat is a little different than the one on the site and a lot lighter, faster, sleeker, more open and a blast to fish out of. The boys crushed it. We caught several browns, lots of cutties, and of course plenty of bows. Almost every fish we caught was broad and beautiful. This river is fishing really well right now. If you want to get up there soon let me know and Ill do my best to make it happen. Once the water came up we pushed off the river and jumped over to Dry Run creek. Well as you know there is not a better time to be there than now. So what are you waiting for?!?




Nate Strikes Again

Last Sunday I took out my boys Nate and Dollar.  The water was low so we decided to nymph. Nate wasn't on his game at all. Dollar absolutely was.  It was every 8 fish dollar caught Nate would catch one.  Sometimes we just have days like that right...well then they blew the horn and Nate's eyes lit up like a kid and a candy store. We busted out the streamer rods and all of a sudden Nate began to smile! Here are  just a few of the reasons why...

Colby lays it down.

Last week I ran a group trip with Jamie, It was a lot of fun. We took a group of guys from Calumet and some of their customers. The bite was pretty awesome and they boated lots of fish. I didn't take many pics but I did get this one of Colby with a nice 17 inch rainbow one morning!

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.