Last Updated June 4, 2018
Little Red River
Our source for the Little Red River, Lowell Myers, told us, "Currently the Little Red River is receiving early afternoon and evening generation. This schedule pattern provides great wading opportunities on the upper river in mornings and lower river in afternoons. With summer vacations beginning and a holiday weekend, the Little Red will see a lot of boaters and anglers. Remember to practice your best boating, canoeing/kayaking and wading etiquette while enjoying the Little Red River. For fly fishing, we recommend soft hackles, hare's ear, pheasant tails, sowbugs and streamers. Hot pink and cotton candy colored bodies on chartreuse jig heads are recommended for Trout Magnet spin fishing. Always check before heading to the Little Red River by calling the Corps of Engineers Little Rock District water data system (501.362.5150) for Greers Ferry Dam water release information or check the Corps of Engineers website (swl-wc.usace.army.mil) for real time water release and the Southwest Power Administration website (swpa.gov) to see forecasted generation schedule."
Lowell Myers, Sore Lip'EM All Guide Service, website: sorelipemall.com, email: [email protected], phone: 501.230.0730
Tommy Cauley told us, "The water level at Greers Ferry Lake, at the time this report was written, was 462.71, .33 feet below normal pool of 463.04 feet, and should stay about the same. The catching is hot on the lake right now for several species as we are having a threadfin shad spawn and its just that time of year. They will eat a bunch for the next couple of months after coming off the spawn. Our lake is real healthy at present with a lot of shad and healthy fish. The hybrid and white bass are really chewing well right now as last Monday I cleaned 76 out of a 150 white bass we caught in a half a day fishing, and the big hybrids are eating good as well as you can see by the pictures (see gone fishing section of this issue). The best bite is around the shad, of course, use spoons, in-line spinners, swimbaits, and live bait is working also, from 22-45 feet of water, Just stay with the shad…the fish are feeding heavy 5 or 6 times a day. The walleye are ganged up on rocky flats eating crawlers dragged along the bottom or suspended in water from 16-30 feet. Low light are the best times to catch them and this bite will continue until mid-August. The crappie are eating jigs and minnows in 12-25 feet of water all over the lake and this will last until its gets real hot and then early morning or late evening or at night will be the best. Bream are bedding on this moon coming up and will be good the rest of year on crawlers, crickets, in-line spinners, and small crank baits. The catfish are eating just about anything you throw in the water right now and the blues and channels are finishing up their spawn. The flatheads are eating good before their spawn in June on jugs, trotline and rod and reels. The black basses are still in all three phases of the spawn, some still on the bank spawning, some recouping, and some post spawners eating again real good. Do not forget about the bream spawn coming up as they will be roaming the banks in packs chasing bream around. Also the rest of fish can be caught with Texas-rigged lizards, spinnerbaits, right bite Sinkos and jigs, the deeper fish can be caught with c-rigs and football heads. A good top water bite is going on as well."
To book a trip with Tommy, call 501-654-8844 or 501-940-1318. You can also email Tommy at [email protected].