Fishing Reports and News from the Cabin

3.24.15 Fishing Report

3.24.15 Fishing Report

We are currently receiving one unit of generation 24 hours a day. Expect this generation pattern to continue this week and probably through the weekend. The lake level is slightly over three feet from top pool. Moderate to heavy generation will continue until the lake level drops below pool level. This generation pattern allows for good drift fishing from a boat. Long leaders and added weight are recommended to get flies or Trout Magnets down for a good presentation. Streamers, san juan worms and midges continue to work well for fly fishermen. Trout Magnet colors continue to be hot pink body on chartreuse and gold Trout Magnet jig heads. Always check before heading to the Little Red River by calling the Greers Ferry Lake Powerhouse recording or check the Corp of Engineers website for real time water release and the Southwest Power Administration forecasted generation...
Quick River Update 3.19.15

Quick River Update 3.19.15

Just a quick river update for Thursday morning, 3.19.15. Last night’s rain has made the middle and lower sections of the river stained/muddy overnight. Two units of generation started this morning at 5AM creating high water fishing conditions on the upper river, but will clear out the stained water over the next...
3.17.15 Little Red Fishing Report

3.17.15 Little Red Fishing Report

We are currently receiving two units of generation around 10-12 during the day with the lake level at two feet (at the time of this report) above seasonal top pool. We are expecting heavy generation to continue until the lake level drops below pool level. The upper river is clear, fishing well, but will have high water due to the current generation schedule. Middle river is clear, fishing well and has good water levels in the morning before the generation reaches this area around 11:00AM. Lower river continues to be stained from recent rains and runoff. Streamers, pheasant tails, san juan worms and midges continue to work well for fly fishermen. Trout Magnet colors continue to be hot pink body on chartreuse and gold Trout Magnet jig heads. As always, if you need up-to-date river information feel free to contact Sore Lip’Em All Guide Service. Always check before heading to the Little Red River by calling the Greers Ferry Lake Powerhouse recording or check the Corp of Engineers website for real time water release and the Southwest Power Administration forecasted generation...
3.10.15 Little Red Fishing Report

3.10.15 Little Red Fishing Report

  Today, Tuesday, the Little Red in front of the cabin is muddy from creek runoff up stream. The middle and lower sections of the Little Red are stained and muddy from the recent snow and rain runoff. The upper section of the Little Red has been clear. The generation schedule continues to be primarily morning and evening water release, however this could change to a heavier generation with forecasted rain this week.  Streamers, pheasant tails, copper johns, san juan worms and midges continue to work well for fly fishermen.  Trout Magnet colors continue to be hot pink and “purple haze” bodies on chartreuse jig heads. Always check before heading to the Little Red River by calling the Greers Ferry Lake Powerhouse recording or check the Corp of Engineers website for real time water release and the Southwest Power Administration forecasted generation schedule....
3.3.15 Fishing Report

3.3.15 Fishing Report

We continue to receive morning and afternoon generation on the Little Red River. Streamers, pheasant tails, copper johns, san juan worms and midges are working well for fly fishermen.  Trout Magnet colors continue to be hot pink and “purple haze” bodies on chartreuse jig heads. Always check before heading to the Little Red River by calling the Greers Ferry Lake Powerhouse recording or check the Corp of Engineers website for real time water release and the Southwest Power Administration forecasted generation...
Little Red River Foundation

Little Red River Foundation

For several years a small group of us have been working on creating a nonprofit foundation for the Little Red River.  Finally, the Little Red River Foundation has obtained its 501(3) (c) status and a working webpage.  The Little Red River Foundation is not intended to compete with Trout Unlimited or any other conservation groups.  Our goal is to work along with other groups, governmental agencies and private individuals to preserve and improve the Little Red River.  We hope you will take time to look at the website and then join as a member. The Little Red River is a treasure for trout fisherman, paddlers and nature lovers. The Little Red River Foundation (LRRF) is dedicated to preserving, protecting and enhancing the River’s natural beauty and resources while improving the overall fishing experience.  The Little Red River Foundation will serve a as voice for those who love the Little Red and will work with federal and state officials as well as local stakeholders, river users and homeowners to encourage enhancement and preservation.  The Little Red River is an economic engine for the region creating jobs and bringing tourism tax dollars to the local communities. To grow the LRRF into a strong authoritative voice, we need your financial support.  Your contribution will support preservation programs, research and in time hire staff that will seek grants and corporate sponsorships to sustain the organization long term.  Please consider making a contribution of $25, $250 or $500.  A $500 contribution will establish you as a Trophy/Founding Member of the LRRF.  We’ll send you a vehicle decal with the Founding Member insignia to proudly...
Take Advantage of the Cold Days; a Guide’s Perspective

Take Advantage of the Cold Days; a Guide’s Perspective

Winter arrived a little late here on the Little Red. Valentine’s weekend brought more ice and cold weather than flowers and candy. Over the past few weeks there have been more geese on the river than boats. As far as I can tell, geese don’t provide near the fishing pressure that people in boats casting a Trout Magnet or fly do. So by the time Ol’ Man Winter decides to release its grip and the warmer weather of spring arrives, the fish should be hungry, less pressured and ready to be sore lipped. In some ways I welcome the winter break, but there is always maintenance work and preparation to be done as a guide. One area I focus on is rod and reel maintenance. I normally re-spool my Trout Magnet reels every couple of months during spring and summer, but with winter maintenance I take a little more time to give them a good cleaning, oil them, make sure all screws are snug, and then put fresh 2lb SOS line on. Fresh line eliminates “line memory” (where the line holds the shape of the spool) and eliminates kinked or stretched line that has been used and abused during the busy fishing season. I will clean and oil fly reels and clean the sticky residue (that has formed from strike indicators) off the rods. Fly line is examined for nicks, cuts and wear. If needed, it will be replaced with new RIO line. If line replacement is not necessary, it is cleaned and conditioned. New knotless tapered leaders are placed on the fly lines. On a “warmer winter day”...
Little Red River Fishing Report 2-25-2015

Little Red River Fishing Report 2-25-2015

The cold weather has slowed boat and wade traffic on the Little Red, but a few are still braving the temperatures to land some trout. The river was muddy early this week due to last weekend’s rains. However, the morning and afternoon generation should clear it up quickly. Streamers, pheasant tails, Copper Johns, San Juan worms and midges are working well for fly-fishermen. The best Trout Magnet colors continue to be hot pink and “purple haze” bodies on chartreuse jig heads....