No snow but a lot of rain and the river is muddy. That's the weather report from the Little Red River. We got about 2 inches of rain and the runoff has made the river really dingy. This was the largest rain event so far this year. Hopefully they will generate some water in the next couple of days and clear the river. They are not generating at this time and the river is low. The best chance of fishing the next couple of days would be from the park at the dam to above Canoe Creek. With the weather forecast being very cold and windy for the next couple of days, it might be best to stay warm and wait. Better days are ahead!
Stay warm, tie flies and clean fly lines..............doesn't sound like as much fun as fishing, but that's my plan.
A couple of Notes:
1. I will be teaching a free fly fishing class at First United Methodist Church in Heber Springs. The first class will be at 7:00 pm. on Monday, February 21st with classes each Monday at 7:00 pm for about 6 weeks. If you are interested, please call me at 501-365-3330 and enroll. If I am on the river, please leave a call back number and I will return your call.
2.The local chapter 722 of Trout Unlimited is having a members meeting at Mack's Fish House in Heber Springs at noon on Saturday, February 19th. Please join us for lunch. If it's a nice day come to fish and take a break for lunch and come to the meeting. If the weather is not so nice, come to the meeting anyway, we would like to see you. If you're not a member, please come and meet us and see what we're planning for this year.