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Trout fishing, scenery superb below Beaver dam

Posted: September 5, 2017 at 6:15 a.m.

A leaping-rainbow trout gives Dwayne Culmer a fight Aug. 25 at the White River below Beaver Dam. Seven miles of trout water stretch from the dam to Houseman Access.

The jig is up when it comes to whiling away a late summer day on the cool, trout filled White River below Beaver Dam.

Anglers fish for trout on the Beaver tailwater. Flies such as bead-head pheasant-tails, zebra midges and prince nymphs work well.

Culmer shows a trout he caught with a jig.

Effective trout lures include small jigs (from left) small crank baits and spoons.

The White River below Beaver Dam.

Go with the flow

Fishing from a boat is the best way to catch trout below Beaver Dam when power is being generated.

Anglers may launch small power boats or paddlecraft at three public launch ramps. Beaver Dam ramp is about 200 yards downstream from the dam. Bertrand ramp is three miles down from the dam. Houseman access is seven miles downstream from the dam.

Check the 2017 Arkansas Trout Fishing Guidebook or www.agfc.com for complete trout fishing regulations.

Source: Staff report

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