Date Posted: February 13, 2011

Well it did it again.....this time it snowed 8 to 10 inches!  That's not guide measurements, the snow was over my wading boots!  With that and the temperature at 6 degrees, I didn't venture out much.  When I did, I was standing on the ice with a couple of friends telling them about the trout I caught right before the freeze.  As you can see in the photo, I don't think they were believing me!   Have you ever known a guide to stretch the truth?

All kidding aside it was a rough week but things are looking up!  Yesterday was in the 50's and my client had a good day catching rainbows.  We fished the lower river because they started generating at 6:00 am.  We drift fished with sow bugs, midge pupas and olive searching nymphs and had good action.  He was new to fly fishing and was happy with his first outing....I think we have a new convert!

The river is clear and in good shape; the weather is good and getting better, so there's no excuse for not getting out and catching some trout. 

I took the above photo last Thursday at Magness Lake.  It never ceases to amaze me how beautiful nature can be!  I got some beautiful shots of the Trumpeter swans and other waterfowl and posted them on You Tube.  If you enjoy nature, take a look, I think you will enjoy.

 On a serious note:  There is news that the federal government plans on serious cutbacks to the fish hatchery at Greers Ferry.  This would have catastrophic effects on the trout fishery in the Little Red River.  Please contact these legislators and voice your opposition to this proposal....this would be a terrible blow to the economy of this region.  Also when agreements are made to replace a fishery that was adversely affected by a federal dam, these agreements should be honored!!  The contacts are as follows:    


John Boozman202-224-4843
Mark Pryor – 202-224-2353
Rep. Rick Crawford (R-1st) *
1408 Longworth House Office Building
(202) 225-4076; 225-5602
Jonesboro: (870) 972-4600
Web Site
Rep. Tim Griffin (R-2nd) *
1232 Longworth House Office Building
(202) 225-2506; 225-5903
Little Rock: (501) 324-5941
Web Site
Rep. Steve Womack (R-3rd) *
1508 Longworth House Office Building
(202) 225-4301; 225-5713
Fort Smith: (479) 424-1146
Web Site
Rep. Michael Ross (D-4th)
314 Cannon House Office Building
(202) 225-3772; 225-1314
Pine Bluff: (870) 536-3376
Web Site



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