The river remains the same (low and clear). For the last couple of days, they have cut the generation back to one unit for one hour during the late afternoon. The water temperature is staying in the good range throughout the trout section of the river.
Arkansas Game and Fish stocked another batch of Mcconaughy rainbows in the Lobo and Dripping Springs sections last Friday. These are about 3 to 6 inches in length. This is making it hard to get to the larger fish in some areas since the little stockers are eager to bite. They are beginning to spread out over larger areas but you still may encounter a large number on shallow shoals in the area. The larger fish are still there; you just have to endure quite a few strikes from the smaller guys. A little inconvenience but it will be good for the river. This strain of trout seems to grow quickly and put up a good fight when hooked. Also, the brown trout will probably find them to be a good food source as they begin feeding before the spawn.
Fishing remains good with midge and blue winged olive hatches continuing on the river. I have seen some signs of caddis hatches but they are coming off mostly at night. Sow bugs, small midge pupas and small streamers seem to be the best flies. Small tippet and good presentations are needed in the low, clear water.
Bill did everything right and was rewarded with this good brown on Friday.