Date Posted: August 01, 2023

SWPA, SouthWest Power Administration has been running a consistent generation schedule for the past few weeks. I'd expect the same generation schedule to continue as long as it remains hot outside. The dam's generators are usually being turned on around 1pm to 2pm and they have been running two units for 5 to 6 hours. Always check the USACE Little Rock app before heading out. The current generation schedule has opened up a lot of river for wade fishing. 

With the hot weather we are experiencing, try to quickly land the fish and get them back into the water as soon as possible. Try fishing the deep holes around the moss beds and the oxygenated shoals and plunge pools below the shoals. The bite has been good, especially early morning and evenings.  The hot flies for me are small Pheasant tail soft hackles, Guides Choice Hare's ears, Pink San Juan worms and Root beer midge's.


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