Date Posted: January 22, 2020

The river is clear with 2 units running each day for 12 hours. This should continue for the next several days since the lake is still about 2 ½ feet above normal.  For the last few days the generation has been split into two periods.  One starting at 5:00 am for 6 hours ending at 11:00 am and beginning again at 5:00 pm for another 6 hours.  This provides a small window at the dam in the early afternoon for wade fishing and drift fishing is available by staying ahead of the morning generation. The cold weather has been keeping most fisherman off the river, including me, so my report on how the fish are biting isn’t going to happen today. If you are in the mood for cold fishing, they are probably still taking sow bugs, large nymphs and micro jigs.

Please stay safe, if on the river during the generation.  Higher water with increased flows requires more attention to remain safe on the water.

Notice: I am happy to announce that the free fly-fishing class will again be offered by First United Methodist Church in Heber Springs with the first class on Thursday, February 20th at 7:00 pm. The class will be each Thursday for 4 consecutive weeks.  I am happy to be teaching this class for the eighth year and would like to invite anyone interested in learning to fly fish or expand their knowledge of fly fishing to attend. If interested, please call me at 501-690-9166 for additional information or to register for the class. There is no charge for this class.  Be ready to enjoy spring on the river by learning to fly fish.

Good Fishing!!

Greg Seaton

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