Date Posted: August 02, 2017

The lake is back in the conservation or normal pool and generation is for power demand only so river levels will be low for most of the day.  The generation schedule has been two units running from 1 pm to 7 pm during the week and less generation on the weekend due to less demand for power.  Wade fishing and drift fishing have been good on this schedule.  The river is clear and the bite is good with fish taking small mayfly nymphs, small sowbugs and midge pupas.
Check the generation before your trip because changes to the posted data happen due to increased demands for power and other reasons.  USACE Little Rock is a good app for your cell phone (add 1 hour to the start time: example: if the app shows 8:00 am, the generation started at 7:00 to reach that amount) and the Corp is now announcing the starting time for the generation on the recording when you call 501-362-5150 and 3# ext. (This is exact) The following are approximate times when 2 unit generation will arrive at these locations.
    Cow Shoals:              1 hour
    Winkley Shoal:          3 hours
    Lobo Landing:           5 hours
    Dripping Springs:      6 hours
    Ramsey Landing       8 hours

Hopefully this will help all plan their fishing and recreation on the river safely.  Enjoy the river and please respect it and be safe.  Canoeing, kayaking and fishing are much safer on low water. Only experienced persons should navigate the river during high water generation. Knowing which section of the river to fish or paddle according to the generation will add to your enjoyment and safety on the river.

Good Fishing!!
Greg Seaton


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