Date Posted: April 04, 2024

Current Conditions:

The Little Red River has maintained a steady generation schedule over the past week, with the Army Corps of Engineers consistently running one unit of generation 24/7. Greers Ferry Lake is anticipated to reach power pool levels on April 5th. Anglers are keeping an eye on the upcoming weekend and next week to monitor any changes in the generation schedule.

Preferred Fishing Spots:
Given the current generation schedule, launching the boat near the Dam has been a successful strategy. Fishing near the banks or in shallow areas of the river has yielded positive results.

Fly Fishing Techniques:

  • Double Nymph Rig: Set at 6ft deep, using an egg pattern as an attractor with a caddis fly or Pink San Juan Worm below it. This setup has been effective near banks and shallow river areas.

  • Deeper Water Setup: Set at 9 ft deep, adding a split shot above the egg pattern to reach deeper water. Hot flies include egg patterns, San Juan Worms, and caddis fly patterns.

Streamer Fishing:

  • Recommended Flies: Double Deceiver flies in White, Olive, or Brown and Yellow have been successful, especially on cloudy days.

  • Tackle Setup: Using a 330 grain sink line on an eight-weight fly rod, anglers are casting toward the bank for optimal results.

Additional Tips:

  • Utilize the SWPA Generation Schedule to plan your fishing trips based on predicted generation for the day.

  • Adjust fly depths and patterns based on water depth and conditions for optimal fishing success.


This report is included in the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s fishing report. If there is the lake or stream you plan to fish visit the AGFC's FISHING REPORT for current news on other great fishing and recreational areas throughout the beautiful state of Arkansas.

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