Fishing report for the 4th of July

For everyone coming to Heber Springs for the 4th of July weekend this report is for you.  Greers Ferry Lake is about 1-2 inches over where the want the lake.  This should be back to normal by Friday.  The Corp and Southwest power has been running water starting around noon until 10 pm at night.  This is a normal Summer pattern.  The demand for power during the summer months will have the corp releasing water daily.  This is great news.  Keeps fresh water in the river, fish much happier and healthier and water in the river.  For those that like to fish higher water you can find it in the lower river in the morning.  You can keep fishing the higher water all day long.  For those wading fisherman.  Start your morning at JFK park, cow shoals or Swinging bridge.  You will have low water until noon at the Dam or around 2 pm further down the river.  Makes for a great fishing day. 

The hatchery will be putting in lots of fish for the weekend.  Fishing should be awesome.

Come by either location to find what is working each day.

Hoppers, woolly buggers, zebra midges, sow bugs, big streamers, pheasant tails, copper johns etc...

Be safe and enjoy!

Warm water fly fishing guide trips

We are starting as of June 1st warm water fly fishing guide trips in and around Little Rock.  Fly fishing for bass, bream, carp hybrids etc has really gained steam in the last year or so.  I personally do more warm water fly fishing than I do cold water.  We are going to start this and try it for the next 2-3 months.  We provide everything for you (rod, reel, leader, tippet, flies and lunch).  We will be fishing out of a boat so no waders and boots.  Bring a pair of sunglasses, fishing license and camera.  We can provide casting lessons and instruction for fishing warm water.  Cost will be $250.  Email me if you are interested.

The Ozark Angler Guys.

Update on Arkansas Trout rivers 03-27-14

The White River and the Norfork River are now under power pool.  Both rivers are running water maybe because they expect rain tonight and want to be ahead of it.  The Little Red River is releasing water from the flood gates because of repairs on the power generators.  They are releasing the equivalent of around 1 unit that we are used to.  The Lake is about 3 inches over power pool.  We hope we do not get a ton of rain tonight to mess up things for the weekend.  Last night the lakes did not come up at all after the rain from last night.  We will keep you updated.  If you would like the current information in the Little Red River call our Heber Springs store at 501-362-flys(3597).  The southwest power number for the Little Red is of course listing zero units online 24 hours per day. 

Bull Shoals Link

Northfork Link

The Little Red RIver Link

Generation On the Little Red River

We often get questions about how generation from the dam and when the water will hit our favorite spots on the river.  This map was forwarded to me this weekend.  I did not make this map, however, it is a good general guide to use for the Little Red River.  We hope this helps. 

Greers Ferry Power Plant Repairs

HEBER SPRINGS, AR. (News release) - The Corps of Engineers, Little Rock District will be taking the Greers Ferry Power Plant offline March 10 through April 24 for necessary repairs.

Throughout the outage, one turbine will continuously release about 300 to 500 cubic feet per second into the Little Red River. A normal low flow release rate is 40 c.f.s. In comparison, a full power release from one turbine is about 3,500 c.f.s.

If rainfall causes the lake to rise above the conservation pool elevation of 462.04 feet, flood control releases will be made using the spillway gates. Release rates are dependent on downstream conditions and generally will not exceed the equivalent of two turbines, about 7,000 c.f.s.

Updated release rates are available by calling (501) 362-5150.

Officials at the Army Corps of Engineers' Greers Ferry Project Office regret any inconvenience this may cause, and asks for the public's cooperation until this operation is complete.

For more information contact the Greers Ferry Project office at (501) 362-2416, or stop by the office near the dam on Highway 25, three miles north of Heber Springs.

Story from I think it is great news and will have constant small release making our fishery stronger and allows all of us to wade in our favorite spots..

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I think it is great news and will have constant small release making our fishery stronger and allows all of us to wade in our favorite spots..

Happy New Year


May the road rise up to meet you,
May the wind be ever at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rain fall soft upon your fields,
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the hollow of his hand.
And may you be in Heaven
a half hour before the devil knows you're dead!

Thank you to all of our awesome friends and customers of The Ozark Angler.  It has been our pleasure serving you and look forward to an even better 2014.

Chad Kneeland

Generation schedules 12-30-13

Here is an update on the rivers in Arkansas for Tuesday.  After about 7 days of high water it looks as if the Little Red River will get relief first.  The Little Red is still over about 2-3 inches which is why they are really backing off.  The White and the Norfork Rivers are still over more than 1 foot.  I am including a copy of the schedule for you to plan your day accordingly.


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