Date Posted: May 16, 2017

The river is clear with 2 generators running between 8:00 am and 9:00 pm.  This allows a short window of wading at Winkley Shoal (Old Swinging Bridge) from 8:00 am to about 11:30 am.  One should check this schedule each day before planning their trip. Drift fishing is good by staying ahead of the new water each day.  The bite is good on Rainbows and Browns using size 16 nymphs and size 20 to 16 midge pupas.  Fishing has improved each day with the clearing water.

The Corp and Southwest Power have informed me that the generation will be same schedule thru the weekend unless the forecast rain event was to cause flooding in the area.  This would cause a reduction in the generation with the river again becoming muddy.  If in doubt, check the USACE Little Rock app SWPA Forecast for river conditions and generation.  Hopefully we will miss any heavy rain and the river will be in good shape for the weekend.

Please take care when drifting the high water during the generation. Kayaks and boats will capsize when pinned against the upstream side of docks and logs. Plan ahead and move away from these obstacles. Only experienced kayakers should venture out on the high water!

Be Safe and Good Fishing!!
Greg Seaton

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