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Hen's Nest Reports! / Re: 22 September 2022 “Slow week on the river”
« Last post by Jeff Guerin on September 30, 2022, 07:13:50 PM »
Well, guess what! Much like many dates this past year, not happening! 🙄
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Hen's Nest Reports! / Re: 22 September 2022 “Slow week on the river”
« Last post by HEN on September 24, 2022, 10:00:12 AM »
Be good to see you Jeff!!
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Hen's Nest Reports! / Re: 22 September 2022 “Slow week on the river”
« Last post by Jeff Guerin on September 23, 2022, 02:07:17 PM »
I hope to actually be up there on the 2nd!!!

Save a few for me! 😎
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Hen's Nest Reports! / 22 September 2022 “Slow week on the river”
« Last post by HEN on September 22, 2022, 10:23:04 AM »
Nothing much to report since last post. Still catching VERY few fish. Have not caught another baby Brown since my last post !! Checked at Hinds Bluff access to see if any were there, they were not, and the water temperature was 74 degrees!!  Water yesterday north of Copperhead crossing was 58, that’s great. They did generate the day before. Did meet another AGFC trout biologist on the river here Sunday with Randy Posey. He was still training Posey for his trout surveys this fall. He asked some questions and I’m sure you know I gave him my opinion!!🥴😬😬. His name was Joe Kaiser. The other biologist I met last week was Ryan Gary, they are both out of Mountain Home and their telephone number is 877-425-7577. ( that little bit of info is for you Carlton).  The days have gotten hot again here, so not much chance of the water cooling off down river, thus, no stocking any time soon😡😡. Had a few of the regular crowd out this weekend catching a few trout. That’s good because it lets the AGFC people see there is interest in this river in the off season!! 
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Hen's Nest Reports! / 17 September 2022 “after one day of generating!!”
« Last post by HEN on September 17, 2022, 11:46:28 AM »
This morning I dusted off my Sage TXL-F “000” rod, the one I use on Willams Creek in Colorado to catch small Brooks and Cutthroats.  Really fun creek to fish, just out of Pagosa Springs. I was gonna go to the park and slay the little Browns!🤗🤗. I caught two!!!  Just one day of generating scattered them all over the river-I HOPE!! Hope they didn’t just wash away. I see this happen ever time they stock the little baby Browns.  If you don’t catch them before they generate, they all but disappear!!  Did at least catch 5 nice Rainbows, two on the R & A light Cahill slider I was using to chase the Browns, one on my Oregon Cheese Jig and two on a squiggly worm 🪱. Therefore no complaints other than chasing the baby Browns for over an hour and only catching two!! 
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Hen's Nest Reports! / Re: 16 September 2022. “Brown trout stocked yesterday”
« Last post by Jeff Guerin on September 16, 2022, 06:07:01 PM »
There ya' go Mr Ingram! Pics loaded in!
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Hen's Nest Reports! / Re: 16 September 2022. “Brown trout stocked yesterday”
« Last post by Jeff Guerin on September 16, 2022, 02:42:30 PM »
Awesome, Mike! And I will add the pics to your post when I can get back to the ‘puter! 😆

As to what happens to most really fresh stockers, Browns or otherwise, a large percentage get taken out illegally! 🤔😠

I can no longer remember what the percentage was, but a great number of fresh fish (across all of Arkansas’ trout waters) are taken out within two weeks! 😵‍💫
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Hen's Nest Reports! / 16 September 2022. “Brown trout stocked yesterday”
« Last post by HEN on September 16, 2022, 10:54:43 AM »
You read right, they stocked brown trout at the park yesterday afternoon!!  Or should I sat they stocked brown trout minnows 😂😂. They are all 6 to 8 inches long!!  The large mouth bass in the river love them. Jeff sez he has seen them do early season stocking before, but that was before my time. The water temp at the park is 60 degrees this morning, even tho they haven’t generated in two days, so the fish should do fine. I did check River Ridge to see if any were put there, they were not, which is good because that water was 72 degrees!!  It was tough fishing before, and now it’s almost impossible to catch a decent fish, the little Browns jump on everything you throw. You can catch as many of those as you want because they haven’t generated. They are supposed to generate this afternoon at 12:00 and that should spread them out a little. Hope they don’t wash down in the hot water😬😬. I sent Jeff some pictures to post for me, he should do that as soon as he has time.

On another note, I met our new Little Mo’ trout biologist a few days ago. Those of you that know me, know I can’t remember his name, sorry!🤔🤔. He works for Christie Graham, who was over this river, and is now a supervisor.  Very nice guy, new this year to the Game and Fish department. He said he had some big plans for the Little Mo’ this year, guess the early brown stocking is one of them?  Maybe he will do early BiGGER rainbow trout also!!  He also had Randy Posie with him. Mr Posie has been doing odd jobs in this area, for the Game and Fish, for some time now. He is going to be doing creel surveys on the river this fall and next spring. Some of you May remember a lady named Lolita who did them a few years back. Mr. Posie will have a number of questions when he catches you fishing. It’s to our
benefit to do the surveys, and give accurate information.  It could help the Game and Fish manage this river better.

Be gentle with the little Browns. If it’s like times past when they stocked the little ones, you won’t see many in a week or so!!  Don’t know what happens to them??? 
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Hen's Nest Reports! / Re: 9 September 2022. “Cooler on the river”
« Last post by Johndavis on September 13, 2022, 10:39:52 AM »
Mike, Thanks for he updates. Really appreciate them. Can't hardly wait till they get all areas stocked a couple of times. I do hate to see the catch and release at Riverside go away  next month though. John D
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Fire Away! / Re: Locations
« Last post by Johndavis on September 13, 2022, 10:37:05 AM »
Gordobry, Once they make several stockings, usually after Thanksgiving through about April one of my favorite spots to fish is at Hinds Bluff. There are several spots where you can try different techniques, flies, etc. Butt Buster Shoals is at Hinds Bluff above the stocking pipe. It is a great place to drift a fly in shallow moving water and work on mending your line. It reminds me of some streams out west. Just be careful of overhead limbs. John D
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