Just got home from a super trip fly fishing the White River, Arkansas. After last years trip in April my buddy and I planned a return this May. However, the rona thing casued us to phostphone until May.
The caddis hatch was on the down side but we found some rainbow, cutthrout and brown trout willing to eat dry flies but the nymph bite was great all day. My buddy brought his hog island, which was nice since we only had low flows until about 2 pm each day.
The Corps of Engineers would bump the flows up to about 4 or 5 units each afternoon. This provided a chance to throw streamers. Althought, we would have rather had the lower flows and nymphed...but you take what you can get. Trust me we were super happy to be fly fishing the White River and not a complaint was heard.
Check out the two videos below to seehow great th fishing was, inspite of it being at the end of the caddis bite. We'll be back up next year, but probably a few times before that also.