Monday, February 2, 2015

Quick Norfork River Fishing Report

I have not had a ton of time to fish lately but I did get to stop by the Norfork on my way back from a work thing on Wednesday.  In case you don't remember or are in a different area- last Wednesday was beautiful.  Turned out to be a fantastic couple of hours.

It took me about half an hour to figure out what the fish were snacking on.  I started out with a pair of midges and landed a few fish.  Switched to an egg pattern and started really picking some up.  Nothing big- just fat, spunky rainbows- did see a few large fish, though I managed to spook all of them.  At some point, I noticed a decent mayfly hatch coming off.  When the wind died down, the fish would really get after it on top- so I switched to a dry fly and caught several.  I absolutely love catching a trout on a dry.

This one (and most of the others) took the egg.

All in all I probably landed somewhere close to 20 fish.  I even got a sunburn.  Not bad for a late January (work) day in the Ozarks.