Date Posted: December 13, 2016

If you're considering a first time fly fishing trip or know someone who is thinking of giving it a try, you might enjoy watching this video. Laura is a news anchor for THV11 in Little Rock.

The river remains clear with morning and evening generation during the week and little or no generation on the weekend.  Morning generation usually begins at 6:00 am and runs for 2 to 4 hours.  Evening generation usually begins about 5:00 pm and runs for 4 to 5 hours.  With this pattern wade fishing is limited to Winkley Shoal until about 9:30 am and then JFK Park from about noon till 5:00 pm.

The brown spawn has been hard to read this year.  As much as 3 to 4 weeks ago my fishermen were catching browns that had spawned and we’re still catching a few that are still carrying their eggs.  It seems this year the spawn has been spread over a lengthy time and no large concentration of browns on the shoals at one time.  Catching the larger fish has been that same old story “being on the river at the right time and place”.

Midge hatches the last couple of days are the main attraction for the trout and matching the size and color of the hatch is the key to success. Try a pupa or emerger that sinks slowly.  This is for the lower water ahead of the rise.

A Blessed and Merry Christmas to All!!

Good Fishing!!

Greg Seaton



This report is included in the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s fishing report. If there is the lake or stream you plan to fish visit the AGFC's FISHING REPORT for current news on other great fishing and recreational areas throughout the beautiful state of Arkansas.

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