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Little Red River Sponsored by
Date 12-Oct-17
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Conditions : Little Red River: Lowell Myers of Sore Lip’em All Guide Service said the Little Red is receiving 3-4 hours of generation on weekdays and lesser amounts on weekends. Sowbugs, midges, soft hackles and Woolly Buggers are working well for fly anglers. Pink-colored Trout Magnets are recommended for spin fishing. Always check before heading to the Little Red River by calling the Army Corps of Engineers Little Rock District water data system (501-362-5150) for Greers Ferry Dam water release information or check the Corps of Engineers website (swl-wc.usace.army.mil) for real-time water release and the Southwestern Power Administration website (swpa.gov) to see forecasted generation schedule.

Greg Seaton of littleredflyfishingtrips.com (501-690-9166) said Tuesday night that the weather finally feels like fall. A cool breeze was blowing on the Little Red. The water remains low and clear with a small amounts of generation in the afternoons (1-3 hours). It's best to check each day before planning your trip. The bite has been slow in the mornings but the fish are beginning to move and feed about 11 a.m. and through the afternoon hours. Small flies and small tippet are still the rule because of the clear water.

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About: - Little Red River: One of the most popular blue ribbon fishing and floating streams in Arkansas, the lower Little Red River are the tailwaters of Greers Ferry Dam near the town of Heber Springs. The Little Red eventually merges with the White River at the Hurricane Lake Wildlife Management Area just east of Searcy. The Ozark scenery is outstanding, and can offset one of those rare occasions when the fish aren't biting. The river is regularly stocked and for the most part fishes well all year round. In the cooler winter months larger browns tend to be more active.

The all-tackle, world record brown (40 pounds, 4 ounces) was caught in May 1992 in the Little Red River below Greers Ferry Lake by H. “Rip” Collins.

Access: The Corps of Engineers public ramp is located the north bank, next to the Federal Fish Hatchery, may be the easiest access to the upper portion of the river. Other public access points on the middle and lower stretches of the river. maintained by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, include Barnett (Winkley Bridge), Lobo (adjacent to Lobo Landing Trout Dock, Dripping Springs, and Ramsey. Four commercial boat docks also offer launch ramps.

Please note most of the land bordering the river is privately-owned and is posted.

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