Date Posted: January 19, 2021

First of all, Happy New Year!!!   I hope 2021 brings a more normal year health wise to all. 2020 was a stressful year for most and I hope the fishing trips on the river helped ease this stress. Sorry I have not posted in a while.  I have excuses, but you don’t want to hear them.  Getting busier in December, more than normal, and not fishing much in early January are the main ones.

After no generation for a majority of the time during December and early January, the schedule has returned to a more normal winter generation.  Mostly early morning generation for 2 to 4 hours.  There has also been a slight bit of generation in the evening hours. This should continue until the temperature warms or we get a large amount of rain to put the lake into the flood pool.  As always, this is not written in stone so please check the schedule before planning your trip.  The app, USACE Little Rock, is a good source and is free to download to your mobile phone.  The current generation and passed 24 hours are found by pressing the Releases icon on the upper left corner of the home page.  The predicted generation is found by pressing the SWPA Forecasts icon on the third row of icons on the home page.  Select the day and scroll to the GFD row to view Little Red River (Greers Ferry Dam). Be sure the date is correct since the postings occur after 4:00 pm each day for the next day.  After 4:00 pm on Friday, they are posted for Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

The river is clear with rainbows taking midge pupas, size 16 hares ear nymphs and small emergers.  There is a midge hatch daily with some winter caddis coming off as the temps warm in the afternoons. The browns are ending the spawn and a few are being caught above and below the shoals.
Reports show the spawn was successful with a lot or redds being seen. 

Good Fishing!!
Greg Seaton
501-690-9166

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