And just like that, summer is almost over. Not that it matters on a year round tailwater trout ecosystem. Changes are inevitable and always welcomed when it comes to the many different approaches to landing a trophy trout.
Currently our lake levels are below power pool as the lack of rain and high temperatures remain. The flows on both the White River below Bull Shoals Dam and the Norfork tailwater are low or non-existent during certain points during the day. During the low flows the most productive fly fishing is nymphing midges, scuds, sowbugs, or the likes. When generation increases to a low to moderate level, opportunities to present dries such as terrestrials, soft hackles, and other surface bugs can induce a strike at any moment.