BEAT THE HEAT

BEAT THE HEAT BY JOHN BERRY I was out on the river yesterday guiding a father and his daughter. When I arrived at my car in the access parking lot at the end of the day, I noted that the temperature was ninety five degrees at 4:30 PM. The day had been grueling, despite the […]

JOHN BERRY FISHING REPORT 8/09/2014

JOHN BERRY FISHING REPORT 8/08/2014   During the past week, we have had a minor rain event (a quarter inch here in Cotter), cooler then hotter temperatures and moderate winds. The lake level at Bull Shoals fell six tenths of a foot to rest at two and one tenth feet below seasonal power pool of […]

JOHN BERRY FISHING REPORT 4/11/2014

JOHN BERRY FISHING REPORT 4/11/2014   During the past week, we have had several rain events (for a combined total of less than an inch here in Cotter), warmer temperatures and heavy winds (to include lake wind advisories). The lake level at Bull Shoals rose two tenths of a foot to rest at two tenths […]

PLANNING SOWBUG

PLANNING SOWBUG BY JOHN BERRY For those of you that attended the Sowbug Roundup, it was yet another flawless gathering of fly tyers that has become the best fly tying event in the southeastern United States. The truly miraculous thing was that it went off without a hitch or any drama. The North Arkansas Fly […]

DO NOT FORGET THE SOWBUG ROUNDUP

DO NOT FORGET THE SOWBUG ROUNDUP THIS WEEK BY JOHN BERRY I looked out my front door and noticed the crocus blooming and realized the spring is here and it is once again time for the Sowbug Roundup, our premier fly tying show of the year. The fact that the crocuses were peeking through three […]

JOHN BERRY FISHING REPORT 3/21/2014

JOHN BERRY FISHING REPORT 3/21/2014   During the past week, we have had rain, sleet and snow (a couple of inches of rain and three inches of snow here in Cotter), colder then warmer temperatures and heavy winds (to include lake wind advisories). The lake level at Bull Shoals rose one and six tenths feet […]

winnersof sowbug roundup fly tying contest announced

WINNERS OF THE SOWBUG ROUNDUP FLY TYING CONTEST ANNOUNCED BY JOHN BERRY This year I was the chairman of the Sowbug Roundup fly tying contest. A couple of years ago I chaired the Baxter Bulletin Fly Tying Contest. I moved the event because; the Sowbug Roundup is a fly tying festival and is therefore a […]

JOHN BERRY FISHING REPORT 3/14/2014

JOHN BERRY FISHING REPORT 3/14/2014   During the past week, we have had a minor rain event (just a trace here in Cotter), much warmer temperatures and heavy winds (to include lake wind advisories). The lake level at Bull Shoals rose seven tenths of a foot to rest at one and five tenths feet below […]

JOHN BERRY FISHING REPORT 3/15/2014

JOHN BERRY FISHING REPORT 3/07/2014   During the past week, we have had freezing rain, sleet, snow, brutally cold temperatures and heavy winds (to include lake wind advisories). The lake level at Bull Shoals fell seven tenths of a foot to rest at two and two tenths feet below seasonal power pool of 659 feet. […]

SURE CURE FOR CABIN FEVER

SURE CURE FOR CABIN FEVER BY JOHN BERRY This winter has been tough for me to get in my quota of personal days of fly fishing. It seems like the holidays took more days than usual. This included a couple of road trips that kept me out of town far longer than I wanted to […]