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Last Updated March 30, 2018

Arkansas

Little Red River

Our source for the Little Red River, Lowell Myers, told us, "Currently the Little Red River is receiving 2 units of generation plus release from the spillway gates. This release pattern, or a combination of generators and spillway gates, is expected to continue through the weekend into early next week. We should begin seeing a decrease of water release this coming week release until the lake level reaches conservation pool. If you choose to fish these conditions, you will want to use long leaders and weight. Concentrate on pools along the banks away from the strong currents. Key for both fly fishing and Trout Magnet fishing during heavy generation is the ability to get and maintain a good presentation of the fly or Trout Magnet. Working shoreline with streamers is also an effective fly fishing method during high water conditions. 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.  

Greers Ferry

Tommy Cauley told us, "The water level at Greers Ferry Lake is at 465.42 feet and falling with generation and flood gates open, it is 3.38 feet above normal pool of 462.04 feet, they are trying to remove one more foot of water to keep it at 463.04 feet for the time being and it will be at that level tomorrow, until rains next week should put it back on the rise again. The catching over all is good on all species, but the weather is going to have the full-blown bite off just a tad as the cool nights are going to keep things leveled off until its right for all species to spawn at different times to keep the specific species viable. The crappie fishing is good while the sun is out and pretty predictable, but if its cloudy they will be scattered more, they have been hanging around the ambush spots eating good as they are pulling this water, try from super shallow out to 10-12 feet of water on jigs and minnows. The bream are starting to show their faces some more shallow, and the water warms with the sun, try crickets and small artificial baits, from 1 foot out to 10. Catfish no-report. Walleye are still being caught up the rivers and will continue to be for a while even after spawn is over and some lake fish are now starting to show up on a more regular basics, for the river or lake fish use small minnows on a jig head or a drop shot and grubs, crank baits are working good at times as well they are hanging out from 6 inches out to 30 feet, various weather conditions will play a big roll. The black bass are eating good and they to can be caught from real shallow out to 30 feet or so on spinner baits, traps, small and large crank baits, c-rigs, and football heads, and of course a drop shot and a shakey head. The Hybrid and White basses are in various stages of the cycle as well, and can be caught real, real shallow and also deep as 45 feet in some areas, a-rigs, grubs, swim baits, spoons, in-line spinners and live bait working as well."
To book a trip with Tommy, call 501-654-8844 or 501-940-1318. You can also email Tommy at [email protected].

 

 

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