Date Posted: June 17, 2017

Summertime and the living is easy!  Well maybe not easy but good!  The river is clear with the generation still on the 12 hour on and 12 hour off schedule.  Southwest Power has changed the hours to 10:00 am to 10:00 pm due to a shift in the power demand.  The Corp currently is expecting the lake level to be back to normal by mid-July using the current generation amounts.  This means we may miss 24 hour generation.  These forecasts depend on the weather pattern staying the same with no large rain events. The Corp may need to change the generation times for one day to complete some work on the river.  Check generation schedules to be aware of this change.
Fishing is good with some wade fishing available at the dam (early mornings), Winkley Shoal from about 8:00 am to 1:00 pm and lower shoals (late morning to midafternoon).  Drift fishing is good by staying ahead of the new generation and fishing the lower water from the previous day.  Large nymphs are working well in the deeper water and size 16 nymphs and midge pupas are taking fish in the shallow, clearer sections.
Please be careful when canoeing or kayaking during the high water periods each day.  We had another close call on the river this past weekend.  All are well but it could have been devastating.  Only experienced kayakers and canoeists should navigate the river during generation periods (high water).  Enjoy the river on low water but respect the dangers of swift current and high water. Water generation can be checked by calling 501-362-5150 and enter 3 # for Greers Ferry Dam or check the USACE Little Rock app.

Be Safe and Good Fishing!!
Greg Seaton


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