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Arkansas River, Colorado - Fishing Report - February 17, 2017
The lower section of the freestone river is getting into good shape. The water is stained
some from melting bank snow and ice. The weather will continue to be nice and fairly
warm this coming week with little rain or snow in the forecast. Midges and little
Blue-winged olives are hatching.
Stream Conditions:

Pueblo Tailwater:

7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is a chance of snow or rain on Sunday, then clearing,
for the n
ext few days.  Highs will range from 44 to 51 and lows from 19 to 23 degrees.

Recommended Trout Flies:
Rate: a little low (currently not working)
Level: 2.55 ft ?????
Afternoon Water Temperature: 41
Clarity: clear
USGS Real-Time Stream Flow Data at Parkdale CO
Rate: 85 cfs
Level: 7.85 ft
Afternoon Water Temperature: 39
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
Winter Stoneflies, size 16 and 18, nymphs and adults
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
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.
Winter stoneflies are hatching.
Midges are hatching.
Options For Selecting Flies:
1. Email us (
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 (
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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