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The Lower Little Mo' / January Stocking
« Last post by GORDOBRY on January 05, 2023, 10:19:35 AM »
A good friend is fishing the Little Mo this week.  He called me yesterday and said he was at Albert Pike Wednesday and the stocking truck put some 600 fish in.  Don't have information as to stocking numbers on the lower river but assume they stock both locations on the same day.  I believe the 600 number is the number published for Pike.  Hopefully the lower river numbers will coincide with the published amounts.  He said the lower river is still somewhat clouded from the lake turnover.
Hen's Nest Reports! / Re: 29 December 2022. Dirty looking water!!
« Last post by SEARKJim on December 30, 2022, 12:35:26 PM »
Judy and I appreciate your reports……thanks a bunch.  We were there once during a turnover.  We fished a bit with nothing but dirty waders and lines to show for it.  Also, the water had a nasty smell.  Plan B was a trip to Albert Pike where we had an exceptional day.  Looks like some decent temps for awhile so maybe we will give it a try.  Thanks for your reports.
Hen's Nest Reports! / 29 December 2022. Dirty looking water!!
« Last post by HEN on December 29, 2022, 04:33:58 PM »
Just a quick up date on the river. A few days ago, when we had the 5 degree temperatures lake Greason turned over!!  It’s now flushing out really dirty water into the river every time they generate. It usually happens earlier in the year when the lake hits 50 degrees and the algae dies. Hopefully the coming rains tomorrow will help settle it out. Fish still bite, just break out your attractor flies. Water temp is fine and oxygen level seems to be ok, I haven’t seen any dead fish because of the turn over.
Hen's Nest Reports! / Re: 23 December 2022. “Now I know ☹️☹️😡😡”
« Last post by HEN on December 26, 2022, 06:14:49 AM »
I don’t use them either FlyFish. I’ll give it to some kid on the wall. Thanks.
Hen's Nest Reports! / Re: 23 December 2022. “Now I know ☹️☹️😡😡”
« Last post by Flyfish on December 25, 2022, 09:51:43 PM »
Hen, please feel free to pass the rod and reel along to someone who might appreciate or need it or keep it.  I certainly do not want it.  Thank you.
Oh, happy New Year!!!
Hen's Nest Reports! / Re: 23 December 2022. “Now I know ☹️☹️😡😡”
« Last post by pawpaw77 on December 23, 2022, 10:10:31 PM »
Merry Christmas Mike! Maybe they will be more generous with the trout in 2023 ???.
Hen's Nest Reports! / 23 December 2022. “Now I know ☹️☹️😡😡”
« Last post by HEN on December 23, 2022, 02:05:20 PM »
After checking today and seeing no evidence of a fresh stocking, I texted this to Melissa at the spring river hatchery:  Merry Christmas Melissa, will we get our Christmas stockings put out this year?😂😂. Here is her exact reply: “Hi Mike, Merry Christmas to you as well. We’ve wrapped up all of our 2022 stockings for the year, so it will be 2023 before we head south again. Thanks” I texted back “Wow, seems like we always get the short end of the stick down here on the Little Missouri!!” 

They stocked once in November and once in December on the 6th. No way we got the 5520 fish in November or the 5480 fish in December we were scheduled to get!!! (That’s my opinion)  Kinda sad. Don’t know why the Arkansas Game and Fish are wasting our money doing a creel survey on the river when they don’t stock any fish??  If you have any clout with a state Senator or Representative or someone on the Arkansas Game Fish board I wish you would use it and make our case for this river!!  I don’t or I would be calling.

Your up to date, guess good news is it’s too cold to fish here, (for me anyway!) it was 5 degrees here this morning. I’m not gonna bother giving you water temps, they are fine!!!🥶🥶🥶  They also have quite a bit of generation scheduled, next weeks schedule has been posted. There are some fish in the river, you just have to hunt them, it’s fishing not catching.

On another note, no one has come forward to claim the rod and reel that “Flyfish” found at Hinds Bluff. You can come by the house and get it if you want it FlyFish, you found it. To ease your minds, since I’m sure most of you went and checked your equipment for a missing rod, it’s not a fly rod!! Appears to be a $19.99 Walmart spinning reel combo special!!  Not much rod or reel. Maybe they left it on purpose?😂😂.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 🎆🎊🎈 to all. Tight lines. Mike.
Hen's Nest Reports! / Re: 16 December 2022. “I just don’t know?”
« Last post by pawpaw77 on December 16, 2022, 08:43:28 PM »
Thanks for the report, Mike!
Hen's Nest Reports! / Re: 16 December 2022. “I just don’t know?”
« Last post by Johndavis on December 16, 2022, 06:21:09 PM »
Thanks for the updaye Mike, The fish were friendly and fiesty at Hinds Bluff last Friday! John D
Hen's Nest Reports! / 16 December 2022. “I just don’t know?”
« Last post by HEN on December 16, 2022, 05:34:09 PM »
Been a few days since I’ve updated but there hasn’t been much to tell. Yesterday I drove thru Hinds Bluff on high water and my markers were gone off the stocking tube gate. I thought oh boy, they stocked the Christmas stocking early!!  Went to River Ridge and nothing had been disturbed on that gate?.  I’ve had people move the stuff on the gates before, just messing with me. 😟😟. The drivers know I do that so they try to put the markers back just like they were. 🤣🤣🤣 Fast forward to today, I fished a little while down at Old Factory, then came back by Hinds Bluff. I caught a bunch of really small fish at Hinds Bluff, almost like they dumped a load of lake Ouachita “catch pen” fish in there?? I just don’t know?  It’s to early for them to be emptying the catch pins?? I went thru the park today and asked the “Wall People” how the were doing and they said not great, so seems the park wasn’t stocked. They usually stock the few days before Christmas and that’s what I expect this year, some time next week. Meanwhile, there are still plenty of fish around to make it a fun day fishing IF you can stand the cold. Gonna be tough for me not to break my 50 degree rule for the next couple of weeks, but will try to keep you posted, if you can stand the cold it should be good fishing!!  🥶🥶🥶.
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