Date Posted: August 21, 2017

The river is clear with a normal flow. Generation continues to be on an afternoon schedule starting about 1:00 pm.The bite is good on small mayfly nymphs and midge pupas.  This sounds like a broken record but a good one.  Blue wing olives are continuing to hatch during midday and early afternoon. Some trout are being caught on dry flies and emergers during the hatch.

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). Upper left corner of the app (Releases) shows current and past generation.  SWPA Forecasts (on the lower left) shows forecasted generation (this is posted after 4:00 pm for the next day). The Corp is now announcing the starting time for the current 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
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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