Wow, check out some photos sent to me by Jeremy Hunt of Taneycomotrout.com. Jeremy lives in Missouri and regularly guides and fishes the waters of the White River in Arkansas, the Norfork and Lake Taneycomo in Missouri. For years and years i've been hearing about the monster brown trout and rainbows of this area but have yet to fish it. I'm planning to now though after seeing some of these mega trout Jeremy and his Wife (pictured below) have been catching. The Ozark region of Arkansas is one of the best and most underrated trout fishing areas in the nation. It's a also a great destination for winter fishing for trophy trout. If your interested, you might think about checking out Jeremy's site before you go and maybe hiring him for a couple days. We are planning at trip for this spring to do some filming with him.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Last week i floated the American River with JJ Plank from the Sac Sierra Chapter of Trout Unlimited. I knew there was some steelhead in the river but i couldn't resist the urge to throw a ten weight with a huge streamer instead of an indicator rig. This feisty little hatchery steelhead took a size 2/0 streamer that i was hoping to hook a striper on. I had just hooked one fish and lost him. Thinking it was a striper and there might be another one, we rowed up a bit and fished through the hole again. When this guy grabbed, i thought for sure it was a schoolie striper. He was ripping line off the 10wt like a beast. When i saw it was a trout not a bass i was really quite shocked. Kudos to you hatchery steelie.