Chasing White Bass April 4th


Spring brings the spawn and the craziness in trying to figure out when and where those fish will be.  I chased the White Bass up the White River arm of Beaver Lake to the Twin Bridges Area near Goshen, AR.  The fish were there early Friday morning according to reports, but left sometime that afternoon as a cold front pushed in.  We were hoping they would get active again Saturday morning after the sun came up, but none were to be found.  The air temperature stayed pretty cool, but the unobstructed sun produced some comfortable radiant heat.

I tied up some Clouser minnows to fish with in colors of white, white/blue, white/yellow, and white/chartreuse. We tried fishing them deep and shallow, fast and slow, but we couldn’t manage a single White Bass. We did get some soft subtle bites, but couldn’t get any hook ups.  We did manage to get one Small Mouth Bass, but nothing else.  There were many frustrated fishers out there trying to figure out where the fish went and when were they going to get active again.

I got to explore some new area so not all was lost.

Here’s a video of our only fish.

Happy Fishing and Stay Trout Tough!


Published by nwatrout

Fly Fishing Guide on the White River below Beaver Lake Dam, also known as Beaver Tailwaters. Located 10 miles west of Eureka Springs, AR or 30 miles east of Rogers, AR and Bentonville, AR off Hwy 62.

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