....for some that either fish'd with me or read my threads in trout forum....im obviously ate up with trout fish'n.My trout fish'n world is really a small box that encompasses southern momo and northern arky but by sheer luck this small box holds some of the best waters [to me] in the world.....tailwaters.Tailwater rivers created by huge hydroelectric dams for power that release water from impoundments[large lakes] that is to cold for native species [bass/panfish] to proliferate as they once had in undammed,free flowing river....hence the stocking of cold water species...trout. Now as most here know...I am unbias'd to techniques used to harvest/kill/C&R any and all game as long as it makes you happy and done legally and am as comfortable snagging/using bait as I am using a down rigger/fly fish'n.So's.... This year I think would be a good year for the world renowned shad run on taney/bull shoals/norfork tailwaters.An incurrence that stun's/kills shad on impoundments when water reach's 40-49 degrees and shad get flushed with releases from turbines of dams,creating frenzy of over indulgence to trout...be it major run[10+ miles] or minor run[mile or so below dam]The extreme cold winter is setting this up as it doesn't happen every year[major run] because bull shoals/norfork/taney lake's doesn't have optimum conditions[water temp+heavy release+shad die off] for a [major]run every year...although[minor] runs are common. It would also be a good year to check out norfork river[maybe the best trout water in Midwest/world] because rumor has it that federal hatchery on norfork is slated to close in 2015 due to federal cuts/pricy needed repair.Although arky has state hatchery,it's doubtful that it be enough to sustain pressure norfork gets ....this can be take'n as a canary in coal mine or speculation....jus say'n. As for rest of forecast...trout parks will be trout parks.I would hope bennitts new hatchery would start producing bigger trout by now with their new hatchery....because average size sure went down last couplo. ...and small intimate creeks will not be reported because we all know they are to fragile,scenic for internet reports and are best left for hard work'n,eco minded fishers and gawdforbid the mass's.