Date Posted: April 25, 2017

The rain last Friday caused the river from Canoe Creek to Lobo to be dingy and this moved down river by today.  The short period of generation Monday night pushed the muddy water downstream and helped begin to clear the upper section.  April showers are coming on schedule and Wednesday is another one to watch.  With the lake still about a foot low, generation is on a demand only basis and we are now the lowest pool level in the White River district so most of the generation should come from Bull Shoals, Norfork and Table Rock.

Caddis, blue winged olives and midges are hatching with the midges being the early birds and the caddis and bwo’s coming off later in the day.  Midge pupas have been a good choice in the mornings along with caddis emergers and mayfly nymphs.  Size 20’s on the midges and 16’s on the caddis and mayfly nymphs have been productive. Caddis emergers (size 16) and blue winged olive emergers (size 18 and 20) are good in the afternoons if the fish are rising.

Cross your fingers and hope the heavy rain misses the Little Red with the weather systems coming on Wednesday and over the weekend and the river will stay clear. Check the generation schedules for water levels.

Good Fishing!!
Greg Seaton

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