Tim's Roaring River Fishing Report





Tim Homesley has been fishing Roaring River State Park for over 30 years, and has fished an average of 300 days per year for the last 23 years.




In addition to his own outstanding experience on the local streams and lakes, Tim also has access to the experience of the three guides he runs out of his shop.

You can always get the up-to-the-minute fishing information you need by stopping by Tim's Fly Shop!







Guide Phil Glaze, now working through Tim's Fly Shop






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Fishing at Roaring River has been nothing but great this year, seems like everytime a big rain system moved into the area, it missed us for the most part, we have had great water all year, we could use some rain right about now.

Water is low and clear at the moment.

Ants, Beetles, hoppers, cracklebacks, caddis, para adams, Griffiths gnats, dry midges in black, olive, cream, and light brown.

Right now you need 9' 7X leaders right now when fishing dry flys.

I'm getting away with 6X fluorocarbon when fishing nymphs, or buggers.

On you spinning line right now you can't go wrong with 2lb line, I wouldn't fish anything heavier than 3 myself right now.

Good results on spinners right now, still considered to be a early morning only lure there have been some good reports on spinners in the evening. Black, brown, green and yellow seem to be the best colors right now on a spinner.

Micro, and little Ozark jigs are tearing the trout up right now, these little jigs work miracles in the summer heat and the low clear water, olive, white, black/yellow and tan are the best colors right now.

Regular jigs are also very good right now, black/yellow with a gold head has been very good and the olive R.R. special is still working very well.

Plastic baits are pretty good, electric chicken worms worked really well all weekend, as did the cheese yellow and the orange/white.

Eggs are still the most effective bait for people who just want to heave and leave a bait :) white eggs, flo. yellow, and flo. orange eggs have all been working great.

It's been a great summer and the temps are very nice down here right now, so come down and try it out, next Saturday is kids day here at Roaring River, bring a kid down and have some fun, for more info call the hatchery, (417) 847-2430.

     - Updated 06/16/16




August 2013 flood photos: 










Guide Phil Glaze












Tim caught this 20" McCloud River rainbow out of Crane Creek. 







Here's a beautiful 15-lb, 31 1/2" Char that Tim Homesley caught on a trip to Alaska.




For the latest water conditions from the USGS, log on to http://waterdata.usgs.gov:80/nwis/uv?07050152 .













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