It’s getting close to three weeks now that the SWPA, SouthWest Power Administration has not run any water on the Little Red River. The river is extremely low and has a brown tinge to it. The last few days have been considerably warm and with no generation the water temperature starts to rise. Check the USACE Little Rock app and look at the water temperatures before heading out.
Trout get stressed out in the warm water especially down river. Keep this in consideration and maybe hit the dam or upstream when choosing a spot to go fishing. The forecast for the next 10 days has rain and colder temperatures moving in. Let’s hope we get that rain that is predicted.
With the river being extremely low and not much water to get around or maneuver, I’ve been launching the boat out of Lobo Landing. It has the deepest water on the river. The best bite is early morning. The hot flies for me have been egg patterns and midge’s. San Juan worms have been producing as well. Try fishing the deep water around moss beds. The fish have been concentrated in the deeper water.