There are all kinds of fishing enthusiasts, from the
little kid with a cane pole dabbling for perch in a farm pond to
the big kids with big bass boats and thousands of dollars invested
in rigs, jigs, crankbaits and stinkbaits, electric bobbers and electronic
fish finders. But sooner or later, if they get really serious about
fishing, they'll take up a small fly rod or ultralite spinning gear,
and take to the small streams.
Whether you fancy trout or bluegill, the challenge
of wresting your dinner from the depths of a shady pool or the sparkling
water below a riffle is beyond comparison. In Bryant Creek you will
find largemouth and smallmouth bass, rock bass or goggle-eye, bluegill
and perch, and, below spring outlets, the glorious rainbow trout.
You will also find solitude, beauty, and heart's ease, there for
the taking. As long-time Ozarks humorist the late Bill Ring was
fond of saying: "If you're too busy to go fishing, you're too