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Hen's Nest Reports! / Re: 12 April 2023. A Quick Note.
« Last post by pawpaw77 on April 12, 2023, 07:32:38 PM »
Thanks for the update, hope to be up there tomorrow.
Hen's Nest Reports! / 12 April 2023. A Quick Note.
« Last post by HEN on April 12, 2023, 09:42:52 AM »
It’s Wednesday morning and they are not generating!!  They have stuck to the generation schedule this week. None scheduled for today or tomorrow. Lots of fish in the river and only about 2 weeks until the catch and keep season is over!🤗🤗. Lots of people fishing over the past week. From my talking with them, I would guess that over 1500 trout were caught in the seven day period, in the stretch of water from the Dam to The Meat Hole!!  That’s a lot of pressure on that 400 yards or so of river. Even heard Jeff was up here to catch a few, sorry I missed him. Had reports of a lot of 40 to 100 fish days by some people, needless to say, by Sunday afternoon they all had the sore mouth and slowed down biting considerably. Water temperature and clarity are really good and the spring hatches are regular. Should be a great week to get out and fish, no significant rain forecast and nice air temperatures.
The Lower Little Mo' / Lost rod tube cap
« Last post by hobiegates on April 11, 2023, 10:06:20 PM »
Hello fellow anglers!  I was out on the Little Mo at the Riverside Picnic Area last weekend and on Friday, April 7, I somehow lost the cap to my rod tube. It is a black aluminum threaded cap that says Orvis 9'5" 5wt.  I was parked on the very north spot and I think it fell out of the back of my truck into the grass.

Is there any chance someone found it?
Hen's Nest Reports! / 6 April 2023. Lots of fish.
« Last post by HEN on April 06, 2023, 06:50:55 AM »
Corp seems to be sticking to the posted schedule. 🤗🤗. Getting reports of some people catching 50 to 100 fish a 
 day! Lots of fish in the river, better get it while it’s hot. Looks like weather is gonna cooperate the next few days and the barometric pressure is rising. Still have March browns hatching and a lot of gnats, but the little fish seem to be jumping on anything flashy and colorful.
Hen's Nest Reports! / 3 April 2023. Better generation schedule!!
« Last post by HEN on April 03, 2023, 11:05:57 AM »
They stopping generating at 10:00am today as scheduled!!🤗🤗🤗. The posted generation schedule looks better this week than it has in months. You get a chance to fish a lot of falling water. I fished before they generated this morning from 6:30 to 9:00 at Hinds Bluff and Old Factory, caught a lot of small fish, none bigger than 12 inches. We only got a trace of rain past week and the lake is almost 3 feet below flood pool. If we don’t get any huge down pours I expect they will stick to the posted schedule.

The water temperature is great and the clarity is ok considering all the rain we have had. There have been a lot of March Browns hatching, thus brown flies have been working really well. Also olive flies like my Christmas Tree jig.😏😏.  Most all the fish I caught this morning were fat and sassy. I’d bet the fishing is best at the park since a lot of fish tend to push up river when they generate as much as they have this past month.

Get out and enjoy April since March was a bust😞. Remember, if you take out just one more piece of trash than you bring in, we will never have a trashy river. Tight lines!! 
Hen's Nest Reports! / Re: 26 March 2023 “lots of H2O”
« Last post by HEN on March 31, 2023, 05:47:34 AM »
Fished yesterday morning and afternoon. Caught lot of small fish and a few in the 13 inch range. The fish are really fat and healthy. Lot of people out, some catching, some not. 🤔🤔   Still big March Brown hatches happening. Brown flies seem to be the ticket, I think the fish have learned what to eat during all the generation. Just laying on bottom sucking up everything that floats by.
Hen's Nest Reports! / Re: 26 March 2023 “lots of H2O”
« Last post by Jeff Guerin on March 30, 2023, 09:05:18 PM »
Did you get to fish this afternoon / evening???

I’ve been washed out for Saturday, once again! 🙄
Hen's Nest Reports! / 26 March 2023 “lots of H2O”
« Last post by HEN on March 26, 2023, 06:00:28 AM »
Past week has been a wash out on the lower Lil’ Mo’ and next week doesn’t look much better. Next Thursday is about the only chance to fish, IF they hold to the schedule?  Felt bad for the guys and gals of the Louisiana Fly Fishing club (Alexandria I think, correct me if I’m wrong). A group of about 20 stayed here at Swaha this past weekend and watched the river roll by!!  At least there was some fishing had at Albert Pike, and they did stock there last Tuesday. But then along came a rain and the upper river jumped up to 10 foot!!😬😬. Got to be vigilant on that stretch of wild river, it comes up fast. Also caught one group of them at OFS one morning before daylight, they started generating at 7:00 that morning so it gave them about 1 1/2 hours fishing at OFS. They invited me to their big fish fry on Friday, I thank them for the invite!!  Hope they all had an enjoyable and safe weekend.

Maybe things will settle out over the next couple of weeks and I can have better fishing forecasts!🎣🎣🎣.

Hen's Nest Reports! / Re: 15 March 2023 “Just so you know!”
« Last post by Jeff Guerin on March 17, 2023, 09:57:50 PM »
Love the last paragraph!!!

Indeed, good sir! Indeed!  ;)
Hen's Nest Reports! / 15 March 2023 “Just so you know!”
« Last post by HEN on March 15, 2023, 05:11:03 PM »
Fish were stocked today on the lower Little Missouri River. They were stocked at all 5 locations and on high water with 3 generators running full force!  There may already be a few hitting the Ouachita river just above Camden 🤣.

The water temperature is hovering around 50 degrees all up and down the river. Water clarity is good, which is surprising considering how much rain we have had.

I did get to fish a few hours a couple of times this past week when they had to hold water so the river could drop some down river, especially where the Little Missouri hits the Ouachita above Camden. It’s still above flood stage!  The fish 🐠 were plentiful and “fat and sassy” from all the generation, and hitting anything you threw in the water. One day I was only able to fish at the park because with all the runoff from the rains, the river was running at RiverRidge and below, just like they were generating and had a bunger valve open!!  Fast and muddy

 It’s impossible to know when we will be able to Wade fish again. The “bait chunkers” are catching a few on the high water. Just have to watch the schedule and the river gages, but you can’t trust the schedule because they don’t stick to it and keep changing it. It will be that way until they get the lake and the rivers under control 

One point I’d like to make. I do not post or advise when they stop generating with out notice for flood control purposes. They may stop for an hour or a day, who knows!!!  It would really piss someone off if I posted it, they drove up here and they were back generating. I try to give “real time warning” when I can if they are generating when the schedule sez they are not.  BUT NOT ALWAYS! ‼️. Being able to fish at times when they just suddenly stop generating is a perk of living on the river. 😁😁.

When things do calm down, as they always do, the fishing should be really good and the fish should be really strong. Until then remember, you can never step in the same river twice, the water is always flowing. It’s always a new adventure.
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