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Little Red

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:34 pm
by TMA6278
Hello everyone, this Ted Brasher from down below Mansfield. Mary Alice and fished the Little Red for a couple of days in early Sept. Fished from Winkley Shoals area down to Lobo on the 8th, had good success on jig head soft hackle pheasant tails size 16. The next day went further down river above Rainbow island, kinda slow until we added rootbeer midge dropper, then it was game on! All C&R of course. MA caught a nice 3lb. brown, and has not let me forget about it!

We are planning on coming up to the Little Mo the middle of Nov. so hope to see you on the river!

Re: Little Red

Posted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:31 am
by Johndavis
Hey Ted, Your post on the little red really has me interested. I have never fished there before, but my brother in law from Illinois mentioned it and after your post we want to check it out. The spots you mentioned are for wade fishing? Where do you stay? I can Google places to stay, just don't know the area for wade fishing. Any info would be appreciated. You can email me at instead of going through message board if you would rather. Posting on the message board helps others who might be seeking the same info. Thanks, John D

Re: Little Red

Posted: Fri Dec 20, 2019 8:44 am
by TMA6278
Hey John, sorry for the delay in responding. Safari would not allow me to go to the website because of "security issues", had to switch to Google Chrome. Winkley Shoals is a great wading area, but we were drift fishing with Mike Winkler from Ozark Anglers. Had great fishing particularly below WS just below Charlie's Island, but caught fish all the way down to Lobo. Good wade fishing right at Barnett Access just down stream from landing and at Libby Shoals walk-in access. Just have to compete with local bait fishermen. They don't mind setting up on the bank directly in line with your back casts! Don't get me wrong, most are good, friendly folks, just unaware of fly fishing requirements. Area around Rainbow Island also only accessible by boat, to the best of my knowledge, but good drift fishing. You can rent a boat at Lobo if you don"t want to spring for a guide fee. Hope this is helpful. Again, sorry for long delay in replying. Ted

Re: Little Red

Posted: Fri Dec 20, 2019 9:07 am
by TMA6278
Hey John, forgot to address lodging. We have a 5th wheel and stay at John F. Kennedy RV park when we can, if not, we stay at Woolly Hollow State Park at Greenbriar. About a 40 minute drive from Woolly Hollow to the river. You can also google "cabins on the Little Red" to get info on places to stay. Ted

Re: Little Red

Posted: Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:10 pm
by roberjc
Back in May we stayed in one of the River Hideaway cabins. We stayed in Over the Rainbow, she has 3 cabins. It was a nice place to stay. The cabins have dock access and overlook the river. I personally did not do very well wade fishing, but the half day I went out with guide Greg Seaton We cleaned up on fish.