Little Red River



LITTLE RED RIVER

One of the most popular fishing and floating streams in Arkansas, the lower Little Red River flows from the base of Greers Ferry Dam near the town of Heber Springs to eventually merge with the White River at the Hurricane Lake Wildlife Management Area just east of Searcy. The chief reason for its popularity is its status as one of Arkansas's blue ribbon trout streams - thousands and thousands of trout are stocked in the stream on a regular basis.  Although, the Little Red River trout fishing gets most of the publicity on the Little Red, anglers shouldn't overlook opportunities for taking other species as well.  The river has healthy populations of chain pickerel, spotted and smallmouth bass, green and longear sunfish, rock bass and bluegills.   Good scenery and convenient access also work in the river's favor.  The condition of the river is dependent upon generation periods of the powerhouse at the dam. It becomes very swift and dangerous in spots when water is released, but after generation ceases, the Little Red reverts to a peaceful Ozark mountain stream with long, gentle pools and numerous shoals.  The Little Red River tail water, which feeds into Greers Ferry Lake, holds the current world-record for German Brown Trout (40 lb 4 oz).  Trophy-sized fish are common in our waters.