3.29.18 Little Red Fishing Report

As the Greers Ferry lake returns to near seasonal pool, the Corps of Engineers has closed the spillway gates and is regulating the lake level by water release through the two generator turbines. The amount of water release will depend on how much rainfall we receive throughout the state this week. Hopefully we should begin seeing a decrease of water release and more favorable generation/water release schedule as the lake is maintained around seasonal pool. If you choose to fish high water 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.