White Bass / Stripers RSS
In addition to some nice white bass, I hooked a small hybrid and striper today. Sadly, I also watched a couple of bait fishermen keep at least double their legal limit of hybrids (which is 3 per day, hybrids and striped bass combined for Beaver Lake), and I would've called the Arkansas Game and Fish Poaching Hotline (1-800-482-9262), but I went for an unintentional swim this morning and soaked my phone.
The white bass fishing was hot on Sunday before the storm front moved through, and the river levels only bumped up a little with the rain, so the fishing should continue to be good all this week!A switch rod comes in very handy for covering lots of water during white bass season. Another nice whitie on the switch rod! Dave is originally from Oklahoma, so he's noodled a few catfish in his day, but this is his first one on a switch rod!
The hybrids and white bass were very cooperative this morning, making me more than a little late for work! Grey and white and all white Clousers were working best for us.We've scheduled another "McFlyShop Staff Meeting" for tomorrow morning, so if you show up at the shop right at 10 and we're not open yet, please accept my apology in advance! For some reason during white bass season, our stated "Hours of Operation" become more of a suggestion than a hard rule!
A pre-work "staff meeting" was held this morning. It went pretty good. Grey and white Clousers worked best for me. Call in sick, skip work or class, do whatever you have to do to get out there and chase the whites--it won't last long!
The white bass fishing was good this weekend, and we received a few more decent reports from today. If we don't get blown out by the rain forecasted for tonight, the fishing should be great this week! Unfortunately, the season isn't going to last much longer, so get out there as soon and as often as possible! Another nice whitie on the Scott L2H 11' 5wt switch rod!Locked and loaded--the McFlyShop boat rack full of Scott rods ready for some white bass action!