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Arkansas River, Colorado - Fishing Report - February 18, 2019
Stream levels are still low and you have to continue to be careful to not spook the trout.
There are still g
ood midge hatches as well as winter stoneflies.
Stream Conditions:






Pueblo Tailwater:






7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is a chance of snow Monday/Tuesday and
Thursday/Friday, otherwise clear
for the coming week. Highs will range from 26 to 34
and lows from
-5 to 16 degrees.


Recommended Trout Flies:
Rate: xxx  cfs (not working) streams are low
Level: 2.23 ft
Afternoon Water Temperature: 35
Clarity: clear
USGS Real-Time Stream Flow Data at Parkdale CO
Rate: 56.5 cfs
Level: 7.66 ft
Afternoon Water Temperature: 38
Clarity: clear
USGS Real-Time Stream Flow Data at Pueblo CO
Blue-winged Olives: size 18 and 20, nymph, emergers, duns and spinners
Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin, size 6
Black Matuka and Olive Matuka Sculpin, size 4/6
Midges: Blood (Red), sizes 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
Midges: Cream, size 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
Midges: Light Green, size 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
Winter stoneflies, size 16/18, nymphs and adults
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.
Matuka sculpin streamers also work good.
We still think the best strategy is to fish a tandem Midge rig under a small strike indicator
with the midge lava as the bottom fly and the midge pupa as the top fly. Fish the adult
midge only when you observe trout feeding on the surface.
Winter stoneflies are hatching.
Fly Fishing Arkansas River, Colorado
A description of the Arkansas River, Guide
to fly fishing the Arkansas River, Arkansas
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