Fishing Reports and News from the Cabin

5.25.17 Fishing Report

5.25.17 Fishing Report

The Little Red River continues to see 12 hrs of daily generation. The generation begins early morning which provides some wadeable water downstream for a few hours each day and excellent drift fishing from a boat. When fishing higher water, use long leaders and add weight to get your fly or Trout Magnet down for a good presentation. For fly fishing, we recommend san juan worms, pheasant tails, sowbugs and streamers. Pink and red colored Trout Magnet bodies on chartreuse heads are recommended for 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....
5.18.17 Fishing Report

5.18.17 Fishing Report

The Little Red River has been seeing two units of generated water release from the Greers Ferry Dam 10-12 hrs each day over the past week. We expect this schedule to continue this week, but anticipate longer periods of heavy generation to begin very soon. When fishing higher water, use long leaders and add weight to get your fly or Trout Magnet down for a good presentation. For fly fishing, we recommend san juan worms, pheasant tails, sowbugs and streamers. Pink and red colored Trout Magnet bodies on chartreuse heads are recommended for 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....
4.5.17 Fishing Report

4.5.17 Fishing Report

The Little Red has received heavy generation over the past week. Depending on any significant rain event, expectation is for generation to be reduced and then to settle into a scheduled water release pattern. For fly fishing, we recommend gold ribbed hare’s ear, sowbugs and streamers. Pink and white colored bodies on chartreuse 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...
3.28.17 Little Red River Fishing Report

3.28.17 Little Red River Fishing Report

The Little Red is receiving heavy generation since the past weekend rains. When the water conditions are right and the weather is warm, we are seeing lots of caddis coming off on all sections of the river. For fly fishing, we recommend your favorite caddis fly, gold ribbed hare’s ear, pheasant tails, soft hackles, sowbugs and streamers. Pink and cotton candy colored Trout Magnet bodies on chartreuse heads are recommended for 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...
3.15.17 Little Red River Fishing Report

3.15.17 Little Red River Fishing Report

Even with recent rains, the Little Red is in good shape with scheduled generation keeping all sections of the river clear and fishable. For fly fishing, we recommend gold ribbed hare’s ear, pheasant tails, soft hackles, sowbugs and streamers. White and cotton candy colored Trout Magnet bodies on chartreuse heads are recommended for 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...

3.10.17 Fishing Report Update and River Conditions

Just an update on the 3.8.17 Fishing Report…. The storms we experienced last night were fast movers and didn’t stain or muddy the river as they sometimes do. The Little Red should be in good shape for fishing this weekend with scheduled generation on  Saturday and...
3.8.17 Fishing Report

3.8.17 Fishing Report

This week’s rain has discolored the middle and lower sections of the Little Red while the upper sections remain clear. Scheduled generation this week should clear up all sections in a few days. Currently we are receiving power generation on weekdays and very little generation on weekends. With forecasted rains towards the end of the week and over the weekend, we will post river condition updates on here and our social media pages.  Warmer temperatures have produced good bug activity with hatches of BWO, March Browns and caddis on the middle and lower river. For fly fishing, we recommend gold ribbed hare’s ear, pheasant tails, soft hackles, sowbugs and streamers. Black and cotton candy colored Trout Magnet bodies on gold jig heads are recommended for 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...

February 22 Fishing Report

The Greers Ferry Lake level is below pool for this time of year allowing for sporadic water releases for the Little Red River. Currently we are receiving power generation on weekdays and very little generation on weekends. With the warmer temperatures, we are seeing good bug activity with hatches of BWO and March Browns on the middle and lower river. For fly fishing, we recommend gold ribbed hare’s ear, pheasant tails, soft hackles, sowbugs and streamers. For Trout Magnet fishing, black and cotton candy colored bodies on gold jig heads are recommended. 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...

New 2017 regulations for the Little Red River

Several changes have been implemented in the 2017 trout management regulations. Here is an overview of the new changes: • The 16- to 24-inch protected slot limit for all trout species on the Little Red River has been removed, and a five-fish daily limit with only one trout over 16 inches allowed is now in place. • The no culling regulation has been expanded to cover all species of trout on the Little Red River. Once a trout of any species is caught and placed on a stringer, in a fish basket or in a live well, it must be kept and counts toward an angler’s daily limit. • Mobility-impaired anglers may now fish on Collins Creek downstream of the wooden vehicle bridge in JFK Park. • The JFK and Mossy special regulations areas have been converted into year-round catch-and-release areas. • The Cow Shoals Seasonal Catch-and-Release Area is now a year-round catch-and-release area. • Fishing times at Cow Shoals Catch-and-Release Area are from 30 minutes before sunrise until 30 minutes after sunset from Oct. 1-Dec. 31. For more information and view the complete 2017 Arkansas Game and Fish Trout Fishing Guide book go to:...