Date Posted: September 15, 2015

The river remains clear with about 4 hours of afternoon generation keeping the water cool, so wading and drift fishing are good.  Midges are hatching on the upper river and blue winged olives and other mayflies are hatching from mid to the lower river.  Both hatches are better in the afternoon.
Midge pupas, mayfly nymphs and emergers are the best wet choices and small dry flies are taking fish during the hatches. 
Due to a problem at the Spring River Hatchery, a large amount of 3 to 4 inch fish that were due to go to that hatchery, were put in the Little Red River.  Aside from being good food for the brown trout, it will be a wait and see to determine if this is a good plan for the Little Red.  In the meantime, this will explain catching some small rainbows along with the normal fish.

Good Fishing!!

Greg Seaton


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