Chase – Southern Comfort

Last week I took a little trip back to my home waters of the White and the Norfork Rivers for a Bachelor Party/ Fishing Extravaganza. The First two days of the trip were pretty tough due Bull Shoals running 6-7 Units non stop. On Sunday I meet my folks down at the Norfork which began a three day fish slam. We caught the tail end of the 13 year Cicada hatch which produced a few nice bows and cutthroats. I then switched solely to large streamers while my dad nymphed deep with scuds and sow bugs. We both pulled out some nice fish, but the larger browns were on streamers.

We left the Ozarks and headed back down to the Dirty for some serious bass fishing and I really wasn’t prepared for what was in store. We headed to our place just east of Jackson, Ms which had two lakes managed solely for monster bass and blue gill.

Dad with a nice bass caught on top!
We had two full days of tremendous top-water action which ended with a few nice 6-7 pounders showing up for some photo shoots not to mention the other 40+ fish in the 2- 5lb range.
Overall the trip was a blast, definitely the cure for my run-off blues.

Get out Bassin here along the front range and cope with the high water that we have been having.

~Chase Stewart – FRA Guide