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Arkansas River, Colorado - Fishing Report - August 18, 2017
The river is in good shape in all sections from the headwaters to the tailwater at Pueblo.
We are receiving some good reports from customers. There are still some insects
hatching and terrestrial imitations are working as well.
Stream Conditions:






Pueblo Tailwater:






7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is a chance of rain everyday for the next week. Highs
will range from 7
5 to 78 and lows from 46 to 48 degrees.


Recommended Trout Flies:
Rate: 802 cfs
Level: 3.35 ft
Afternoon Water Temperature: 57
Clarity: clear
USGS Real-Time Stream Flow Data at Parkdale CO
Rate: 524 cfs
Level: 9.33 ft
Afternoon Water Temperature: 55
Clarity: clear
USGS Real-Time Stream Flow Data at Pueblo CO
Blue-winged Olives: size 18 and 16, nymph, emergers, duns and spinners
Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin, size 6
Western Green Drakes, size 10/12, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Pale Morning Duns, size 16/18, nymph, emergers, duns and spinners
Golden Stoneflies, size 10/12, nymphs and adults
Tricos, size 20, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Green Sedges, (caddisflies) size 14/16, larva, pupa and adults
Spotted sedges, (caddisflies) size 14, 16, lava, pupa and adults
Little Yellow stoneflies, size 16/14, nymphs and adults
Sandwich Hoppers, size 8-12, brown and green
Carpenter Ants, size 18/16, black
Japanese Beetles, size 16/14
Strategies, Techniques and Tips:
The Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin streamers are good flies to use for larger trout.
Blue-winged olives are hatching, They will hatch on and off for the next few weeks.
Western Green drakes are hatching.
Tricos are hatching.
Pale Morning duns are hatching.
Golden stoneflies are hatching.
Green Sedge caddis are hatching.
Spotted Sedge caddis are hatching.
Little Yellow stoneflies are hatching.
Terrestrials - Carpneter ants, Japanese beetles and hoppers may be important.
Options For Selecting Flies:
1. Email us (sales@perfectflystore.com)
with the dates you will be fishing this
stream and we will send you a list of our
fly suggestions. Please allow up to 24
hours for a response.

2. Call us 800-594-4726 and we will help
you decide which flies you need.

3. Email us (sales@perfectflystore.com)
with a budget for flies and we will select
them to match the budget and get them to
you in time for your fly fishing trip.

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