Date Posted: July 05, 2024

Hey folks, it's Mike Winkler here with your latest update from the Little Red River. 

The generation schedule lately has been minimal, with the SWPA running water for just an hour or two each night. Daytime temperatures are soaring into the 90s, and coupled with the lack of released water from the dam, we're hitting the river early to beat the heat. Remember, fish can get stressed when water temperatures hit 68 degrees, so it's crucial to practice quick catch and release.

The best bite has been found in deeper sections around moss beds, where fish seek cover and shade from the sun. Look for areas with some current and a drop-off into deeper water for optimal results.

Lately, the hot flies have included a Pink San Juan Worm under an indicator. When fishing these mossy areas with minimal current, try adding a bit of action to the San Juan Worm by flicking the rod tip or giving a slight mend to the line to simulate movement. Other successful flies have been the Pheasant Tail Nymph, Guides Choice Hares Ear, and Rootbeer Midge.

Get out there early, stay cool, and tight lines!


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