EpicFly: Arkansas River Bones

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Arkansas River Bones

I sat in the passenger seat spotting the occasional fish while my buddy Dan drove along the Arkansas River. All of a sudden we came up on a black spot on the bottom of the river that was about as big as a truck. As the black mass came into focus I realized this was a bait ball type grouping of well colored, healthy Sucker fish. We hopped out and put our best sucker fishing flies and techniques to good use. Like a couple of kids we laughed and joked as we played another dog fighting turd rustler. We gasped in awe as we spooked the fish and they moved over the river bottom like a blanket of black silk. You have to love the pleasant surprises that happen upon us in this sport.

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