September 9 – 13, 2019 — Thanks to the generosity of the Disabled Veterans National Foundation (DVNF), 8 disabled veteran from Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing programs enjoyed a spectacular few days of fishing and fellowship on Arkansas’s famed Little Red River.
The Little Red River is a prolific tail-water trout fishery. It is widely known for its 100% self-sustaining Brown Trout population that in 1992 produced a World Record Brown Trout which stood for 17 years. The Little Red is also heavily stocked with Rainbow Trout by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. This once-in-a-lifetime fly fishing experience brought the veterans to The Cabins at Lobo Landing where they enjoyed fantastic meals, fly tying, fellowship and phenomenal fishing for three days.
The fishing was prolific! Volunteer outing leader Tim Lewis remarked, “When the participants came back from lunch they were all amazed on how the fishing was on the Little Red. They said they had 50 fish in the boat before lunch! I told them that is not a normal day around here and don’t get use to it. They all laughed. After lunch and a little rest all the participants returned to the boats and headed back out on their fishing journey. The participants returned, we had a great dinner and everyone talked about the great fishing as each boat caught another 50 fish in the afternoon….Everybody retreated to their cabins laughing and in a good mood.”
After a great few days, the group collectively proclaimed their desire to return to the Little Red again soon.