Date Posted: July 23, 2017

The generation is scheduled for 15 hours starting at 7:00 am on Sunday, July 23.  Monday generation: 15 hours starting at 6:00 am.  The lake is within about a foot of being in the normal pool so at that time the generation will be reduced.  Starting Wednesday, July 26th, the generation should be about 7 hours and starting about 12:00 noon.

Drift fishing ahead of the new water each day has been good.  Rainbows and browns are taking midge pupas and size 16 nymphs.  Wade fishing has been restricted because of the generation.  This should improve after Wednesday

On a more serious note and I think I speak for all on the Little Red, I would like to extend our deepest sympathy to the families of 2 drowning victims in the last two months on the river. I was personally involved with the latest, since 2 men working next to my home heard the daughter’s cries for help and were able to save her and retrieve her father from the water to my dock and tried their best to revive him. Both, father and daughter were wearing life jackets but the father was forced under a dock by the current and was unable to free himself in time.  I would like to ask that all persons kayaking and canoeing on tailwater rivers respect and realize the danger present when the flow is exaggerated by the generation.  Enjoy the rivers, but be safe by realizing that a simple mistake during strong flows can be costly.  The river can be a great place to float and fish from small craft during low water but not during generation periods.  Local outdoorsmen can help by politely asking persons launching small craft during high water if they are aware of the current’s danger. Many visitors to our state’s tailwaters are not aware of this danger.

Be Safe and Good Fishing!!

Greg Seaton



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