Part Four: The Best Spot For You
There was an article recently in the Little Rock and the Memphis paper about the Little Red River and how the river was still "swollen from recent rains". That is not exactly the case. They have been running two generators 24/7 for the last several weeks to lower the lake levels from flood stage to normal pool as a result from the spring rains, but the river is always at these levels when the dam is operating both units.
There have been 12 boats sunk this summer and that is attributable more to throwing an anchor out of the back of the boat than anything else. I wonder if the number of sinkings per full generation hour is greater this summer than times when full generation was more intermittent.
If you are a drift fisherman, anywhere on the river is a good place to have a house with a boat dock, but there is no place to wade for fly fishermen until the river returns to a more normal generation schedule, and the rumor is that should be by the first week of August.
The important thing is to be patient with the river and use a little common sense.
Most importantly---Come live it with us.