Date Posted: January 30, 2018

The river remains low with the upper section of the river clear, middle section cloudy and the lower section dingy.  This is due to the rain last week and no generation.  The river is slow to clear after runoff from rain over the watershed.  It will take 3 to 4 hours of 2 unit generation to clear the lower river. 
Fishing has been fair to good on the upper half of the river and slow on the lower section.  Small flies are producing most of the fish in the clear water and streamers and larger flies in the colored water. The lake remains about 7 feet low and this, along with the mild temperatures, have been the cause of low generation the past two weeks. With colder weather on tap for the weekend and first part of next week, an increase in generation should help.

 NOTICE:   I will again be offering the free fly fishing class at First United Methodist Church in Heber Springs beginning Thursday evening, February 15th.  The class lasts for 4 weeks (each Thursday night from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm).  These dates are February 15, February 22, March 1 and March 8.  It would be best to attend all classes, but if this not possible, come when you can. To register for this class, please contact Greg Seaton at 501-690-9166.  If I am unable to answer, I will return voicemails or texts.

Good Fishing!!
Greg Seaton

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