Well, temperatures in the 80’s didn’t last long. Summer has returned with a vengeance. Mid to high 90’s are forecast thru the week of the 4th. The bite on the upper and mid-river sections has been good and the lower river has been weak the last 4 days. Insect activity has been better in the upper sections. Blue wing olive mayflies, midges and even a few caddis are hatching with the best fly choices being small pheasant tail nymphs and emergers, midge pupa and red-ass soft hackle. Sow bugs are taking fish when there is no insect hatch.
Generation should remain the summer pattern of afternoon releases of 4 to 5 hours on weekdays and shorter periods on the weekend. Fishermen can check the proposed releases on the USACE Little Rock app or https://www.swpa.gov/generationschedules.aspx .
Happy 4th of July and remember courtesy is contagious! Have a safe and happy holiday.
Good Fishing!! Greg Seaton 501-690-9166 littleredflyfishingtrips.com
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