The Famous Clyde’s Southern Revival Tour

Clyde's Southern Revival Tour: Part III. Small wooden cabins with prison bars in the windows advertise cheap guns, rundown gas stations converted into liquor stores promise a sale on Sundays, and friendly folks serve barbecue on styrofoam plates. Additionally, each mountain chain sports an under-appreciated trout fishery. The White River used to be a premium bass fishery marketed toward adventure-seeking Chicagoans. A negative side-effect of the free-flowing river was the White’s susceptibility to dangerous flooding. The bass moved downriver and into warmer feeder streams. The White River below Bull Shoals now annually receives 1.4 million hatchery fish to sustain the largely put-and-take fishery. Clyde came to the White to get in on some of the stocker action. The big browns tend to feed when water levels are high, which happens when the Bull Shoals Dam is generating power. But warm weather and low rain led to decreased power demand and generation capabilities.
Mercury Marquis, flaccid pontoon edition.

Though separated by several hundred miles, the Ozark Mountains and Appalachia share a certain colloquial charm. Small wooden cabins with prison bars in the windows advertise cheap guns, rundown gas stations converted into liquor stores promise a sale on Sundays, and friendly folks serve barbecue on styrofoam plates. Additionally, each mountain chain sports an under-appreciated trout fishery.

The White River used to be a premium bass fishery marketed toward adventure-seeking Chicagoans. Like these classy ladies, flyfishing for bass.

A negative side-effect of the free-flowing river was the White’s susceptibility to dangerous flooding. In the late 1940s, The Army Corps of Engineers stabilized river flows with several hydropower-producing dams.

An inadvertent consequence of the completion of the Bull Shoals Dam was cooler water temperatures below the dam. The bass moved downriver and into warmer feeder streams. In 1955, Congress…

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