Date Posted: April 03, 2018

Spring is unpredictable in Arkansas.  This is an understatement if ever one was made.  So far, we have gone from low water on the river to extremely high water and from cold to warm and back to cold.  It is definitely not boring for a guide on the Little Red River.
The Corp has informed me that they will request 3000 dsf for the generation on the Little Red River until the lake reaches its normal level which is 462.04 ft. This will amount to 2 generators running for 12 hours per day.  It is now 463.04 and rising slightly due to the rain tonight (Monday, April 3.)  The hours of generation will start about 6:00 am and end at 6:00 pm as long as the cold weather hangs around.  If the weather warms, the starting time will probably be around 10:00 am.  As always, check the generation forecast before planning your trip.
We had a window to fish last Saturday with mild temperatures and the bite was fair to good on size 12 mayfly nymphs and size 14 bead head caddis emergers.  The water is clear but finding a day when the generation allows a low water window to fish is challenging. We missed the heavy rain today and hopefully we will get a break in the high water by the weekend with the lake returning to normal.

Good Fishing!!
Greg Seaton


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