Last week I took my buddy Brad out on a walk wade trip...Typically I run most of my trips through the boat but since it was just one angler decided to take a little different approach. The walked in a couple of different places and proceeded to smack up on some quality brown trout. Brad has been fishing with me several times and the big was has shown his face to us on more than one occasion but has not made it to the net. I would say We accomplished our goal of getting Brad a few grip-n-grins!
This week I fished with my good clients Norm and Angie. We fished for two days and caught some great fish...lots of browns and rainbows. The weather was great, the food was great and the fishing was even better. We fished all over the river and it was a great change of pace. Here are just a couple of the awesome fish the Lachapelle's landed!
Today I fished TJ and Cliff. We had a good front approaching us but we went ahead and tried it anyways. The day started off with a dozen or so super solid rainbows. It slowed down for a bit but right before the front came in we started smacking some big browns. Both of the boys got a nice solid grip and grin and TJ hooked a amazing 10 pounder but the fish schnucked us and broke off. The ride back to the ramp was a little spooky in the storm but it was a great day and well worth getting wet!
Today I got the chance to take a friend of mine whom I have known since elementary school and his two brothers fishing. We had tough conditions on the Little Red with the River being about as low as it gets. The fish are spooky and there are tons of other anglers who are also trying to enjoy the wonderful weather. The guys prevailed and caught tons of great sassy rainbows. Alex's brown was certainly the highlight of the day!
I recently got a new skiff, the predator. It is a locally made boat in Mt. Home. Rob of Shawnee/supreme brought out the new line of boat and my guide buddy Forrest designed it. The boat is super sick and perfect for our Arkansas tail waters and creeks as well as just about any river anywhere that has trout in it. I took my good client Dr. Albright and one of his residents out for a float down the Norfork and it was great. The fishing was stellar and the boys crushed it!
early this week I got the chance to fish with David and Daniel. Daniel had bought the trip for his father for his birthday. David Had broken his back about a year before and was concerned how the trip would shake out. The guys were awesome. They caught loads of beautiful fish and really enjoyed the great weather. This was one of the great looking bows that Daniel caught!
So the fishing on the Little Red has been been good, The water has been low and the fish are not the easiest to catch right now but with some hard work you a day can be good. I have been on the water almost ever day for the past couple of weeks and have not much time to blog but I wanted to give you all a quick update on how the river was fishing. Ryan and Bill who fish with me often came out for a little brown trout hunting. The boys crushed it. We landed loads of rainbows and several nice browns.