4.8.15 Little Red Fishing Report

4.8.15 Little Red Fishing Report

Well we are dealing with high water on the Little Red with 2 units running 24hrs. We expect this pattern to continue through the weekend and through the first part of next week unless we receive heavy amounts of rain tomorrow night (Thursday). If we receive heavy rain, we expect they will back down some on generation in fear of flooding downstream. High water in the early spring is not anything new for us…it happens almost every year. When the river is not blown out with two generators in the spring, the fishing is normally fantastic with lots of hatches and hungry trout. When it is blown out, it just makes things challenging trying to schedule and/or reschedule trips for better water conditions. Can you fish on two units? Short answer is yes, but we try not to. The danger factor for being on the water increases immensely on two units and your catch rates drop significantly. Some will use powerbait/worms and very heavy sinkers to catch fish on high water, but we only use Trout Magnets and flies. However, if we have experienced anglers fishing, we will venture out to fish. The best option in high water is fishing streamers with sink tip line pounding the banks and slack water. We can also use weighted nymphs and Trout Magnets with long leaders (8-9ft) working pocket water and areas where the current is not as strong. Yesterday we ventured out and picked up a few fish, but if you are looking for numbers, high water is not the time to be out fishing. If we get heavy rain, check...
Little Red Fishing Report 4.1.15

Little Red Fishing Report 4.1.15

Corps of Engineers started running two units today. It appears they will run them from 6AM through early evening daily. With this pattern, we should have fishable water mid river during the morning until the generation pushes in. It is raining hard here on the Little Red this evening, so expect a muddy river for a couple of days until the runoff is gone from the creeks and drainage areas. This generation pattern will allow for good drift fishing from a boat, but will not be conducive to wading. Streamers, hares ear, 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 Corps of Engineers website for real time water release and the Southwest Power Administration forecasted generation...
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...