Date Posted: November 09, 2022

The SWPA, SouthWest Power Administration has not been running much water or a consistent generation schedule lately. Always check the USACE Little Rock app for the generation schedule before heading out. Look at the  release feature on the app for unexpected releases.

With colder weather forecasted this coming week I'd expect to see more water being released for power demand. For the past couple of weeks the temperatures were in the mid 50's for the morning lows and in the 70's for the day time highs along with the SWPA running little to no generation for days the brown trout spawn has not kicked in 100% just yet. 

The best bite has been early morning or while fishing the falling water. When they don't run water for a few days try fishing anywhere that there's moving water or you can get a drift. Also try fishing the deeper holes they are holding fish.

Try fishing a double nymph rig with an Egg and a midge dropper. Or anything small and buggy underneath an indicator.  Apricot & Peach Egg patterns along with Midges have been producing.  Small streamer patterns have been working well while using an intermediate sink line or sink tip. Try stripping Crackle back emergers and Slump busters flies in the fast riffle water or the deeper pools.

Simon Seaton. Born and raised in the UK, United Kingdom now residing in Houston Texas. Ended up catching this nice Rainbow Trout that looks like it's been in the river awhile while nymping the falling water at Dripping Springs access on the Little Red River. 


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