Little Red River, Arkansas Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Fly Fishing Map of Little Red River, AR
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Little Red River, Arkansas Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Relax your grip on the rod to avoid fatigue. Also, remember not to overcast. The more time your fly is out of the water means less opportunity to catch fish. Our gift certificates and Rouse gear are available online at We have some spots left in January and February! Should be great fishing!
Fishing Report Last Updated:
4 / 8 / 2021
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Little Red River is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Rouse Fly Fishing

Water flow: medium

Visibility: 45 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 55 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: Depends on water level and generation.

Best stretch: Check with dam 501-362-5150 to see when releases have started and ended. This will be a deciding factor on what the best stretch will be.

Best access point: See above. JFK Park, Cow Shoals, Winkley Shoals, Libby Shoals, Pangburn Bridge.

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

hopper BWO midge

Fish species: Brown trout, rainbow trout

Fishing season: January 1 - December 31

Nearest airport: Heber Springs, AR (small aircraft) Little Rock, AR (commercial)

Person Fishing in a stream

Little Red River Description

The Little Red River runs through the gateway of the Ozarks near Heber Springs, Arkansas. It is a tailwater. The dam creates a massive lake, Greers Ferry. Below Greers Ferry Dam you will find some of the country’s best trout fishing. The Little Red rolls along 82 miles before it meets up with the White River. Roughly 45 miles of this are considered quality trout water. The river is full of a healthy population ...

Techniques & Tips

Nymphing has been productive, but we are also getting good windows for streamers.

7-Day Forecast

Looks like a little Tuesday night and Wednesday, but clear and sunny the rest of the week. Starting to get buggy! Spring is going to be on fire!

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