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A Guide for the Big & Little Fisherman in Your Life
Greers Ferry Lake BATESVILLE 40 miles
Lindsey’s Resort Trout Dock
JFK Park & Trout Hatchery
Catch & Release Area
Red River Trout Dock
Cow Shoals Access
Catch & Release Area
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Moss Dam Shoal
Big Creek Natural Area
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Swinging Bridge Trout Dock
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Lobo Landing Trout Dock
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Catch & Release Area Mossy Shoal
MILES FROM DAM
337 Lobo Access
R To Ark. Hwy. 5 & 25 Little Rock, 60 Miles
Ramsey Access Pangburn Shoal
GREERS FERRY DAM COW SHOALS ACCESS BARNETT ACCESS MOS DAM SHOAL LOBO ACCESS MOSSY SHOAL PANGBURN BRIDGE RAMSEY ACCESS
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WEST PANGBURN Dripping Springs Access
Dripping Springs Trout Dock
WALK-IN ACCESS SHOAL
Hwy. 167, 17 Miles
CATCH AND RELEASE AREAS: SEE MAP ABOVE
Area A: 100 Yards below Greers Ferry Dam to ½ mile downstream at the last fish hatchery outlet pipe near JFK Park. (Year Round)
To Se arc y, 15 Mi les
Area B: Canoe Creek to Cow Shoals. (Seasonal: Oct. 1 - Dec. 31)
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Area C: East of Dunham Shoals to Mossy Shoals. (Year Round)
FOR CURRENT GENERATION CONDITIONS: CALL (501) 362-5150
Consult the Arkansas Game and Fish for Rules, Regulations, and Safety Before Fishing on the Little Red River
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We talked to fishing guides, and well known, well respected locals. They hemmed and hawed a little and had the general consensus that “Fishermen don’t tell they show”, Eventually, in the spirit of tradition and in hopes that this favorite past time will be shared with the next generation they relented and shared a few of their best places to cast a line with us and a few tips. First thing to know is the Little Red River is where you go to catch Trout. Greers Ferry Lake is where you go to catch pretty much everything else including Walleye, Crappie, Kentucky Blackbass, and Hybrids. We’ll guide you to both, but if you’ve never had a fishing guide we have some of the best and recommend you hire an experienced guide at least once in your lifetime. © Greers Ferry Lake/Little Red River Association. Use prohibited without permission.
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Fly Fishing: Both Wadable and Drift Fishing are great on the Little Red River. Check out Barnett acccess near Heber Springs to the walk in access at Cow Shoals, Catch & Release Areas: Designated on Map (previous page.) The first few miles of river below the Trout Hatchery is a world-renowned trout fishing paradise. Be sure to check out Cow Shoal, Ritchey Shoal, & Winkley Shoal. Along the river, resorts, marinas, and outfitters offer professional guide services, boat rentals, overnight accommodations and more. Campgrounds are also available. © Greers Ferry Lake/Little Red River Association. Use prohibited without permission.
Secrets & Tips for Catching Trout • Use light tackle & small Lures. • Ultralight spinning rigs with two to four pound line are most popular. • Most trout are taken on bait. • Whole kernel corn, redworms, nightcrawlers, waxworms, salmon eggs, and even cheese take their share. • Want the up to date fishing report on the lake & river? Sign up for the weekly fishing brief here. © Greers Ferry Lake/Little Red River Association. Use prohibited without permission.
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Walleye can be caught early spring and late fall on a 10 inch worm in Narrows and close to Scout Island in the deeper area. Crappie and Blackbass fishing is good mid to late spring and early summer using crankbait, 5 to 6 inch tube worms, or jigs. Try your luck at little goat Island, or Devils Fork where it feeds into the Little Red River at the 263 Bridge. When it’s hot fish for Blackbass deep. You can also find Blackbass around five fingers along with Hybrids. Hybrids can be caught from Miller Point to South Shore Cove Creek area. Try your luck at Debras Island, Higden Bay. Remember to fish ethically, respectfully, and responsibly. Only take what you plan to eat. Help us take care of our lake & river. Be respectful of the fish habitats. © Greers Ferry Lake/Little Red River Association. Use prohibited without permission.
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Little Fishers can enjoy a complimentary lesson from most participating local fishing guides and at your nearest Marina. Just ask, we’re friendly folks.
Visit the Carl Garner Visitors Center and Museum. Little Fishers can see a replica of the record setting trout caught on the Little Red River, and learn about the history of the Dam.
Have your Little Fisher write about their experience and mail it to us (the old fashioned way). PO Box 494, Greers Ferry, AR, 72067. We’ll mail your Little Fisher a fishing certificate and their story could be featured in our guide. Take a tour of the Little Red River Fish Hatchery If you take a photo of your little fisher share it with us at #visitgreersferrylake. Don’t forget to include a photo of Gramps too.
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For proximity try John F. Kennedy Campground just downstream of Greers Ferry Dam. Old Highway 25 is nearby and Dam Site is not too far from the River. More camp sites can be found at recreation.gov. You can also make reservations there as well. Cabins & Resorts
For cabins seek ammenities at Red River Trout Dock, one of the favorites of seasoned fishermen. It has numerous country style rustic cabins, and there’s several restaurants nearby. The staff is friendly and helpful. Lindseys tops the list for families, and couples. There’s a large selection of modern cabins to choose from plus a restaurant onsite. The staff is friendly with great stories to share of their history living on the river. Fishing, history, plus hiking nearby. An outdoor lovers dream. Check out Lobo Landing Trout Dock for availability. There’s also a public access nearby. If your on the north shore of the lake be sure to check out the new family friendly Cobblestone Inn & Suites in Fairfield Bay. You can drop your line at the nearby Fairfield Bay Marina, or at one of the fishing holes on the lake. Plus the family can enjoy the spa, golf, cool pool, and nearby ammenities for everyone. For a family getaway near Heber Springs with a lot of modern comfort and views checkout Red Apple Inn. Picture Zen garden, plus golf and pool. Ahhh. Depending on the time of year it’s best to check openings and availability several weeks in advance especially during tournament season.
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