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Arkansas River, Colorado - Fishing Report - July 05, 2020
Stream levels are down in good shape in all sections of the freestone river and the
Pueblo tailwater. There are multiple hatches taking place and trout are being caught.

Stream Conditions:






Pueblo Tailwater:






7 Day Weather Forecast:
(click the box below for more detailed weather information)







Recommended Trout Flies:
Rate: 839
Level: 3.31
Afternoon Water Temperature: 55 degrees
Clarity:  clear
USGS Real-Time Stream Flow Data at Parkdale CO
Rate: 725 cfs
Level: 9.55 ft
Afternoon Water Temperature: 52 degrees
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 Articulated streamers, size 6/4
Black Matuka and Olive Matuka Sculpin, size 4/6
Midges: Blood (Red), sizes 20/22, larva, pupa and adults -tailwater
Midges: Cream, size 20/22, larva, pupa and adults - tailwater
Midges: Light Green, size 20/22, larva, pupa and adults - tailwater
Pale Morning Duns, 16/18, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Spotted Sedge caddis, 14/16, larva, pupa and adults
Western Green Drakes, size 10/12, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Golden stoneflies, size 10/12, nymphs and adults
Black Carpenter Ants, size 16/18
Japanese Beetles, size 14/16
Sandwich Hoppers, Green, Brown, size 6/8/10/12
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. .
We still think a good 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.
Pale Morning duns are hatching.
Spotted Sedge Caddis are hatching.
Western Green Drakes are hatching.
Golden stoneflies are hatching.
Japanese beetles are working.
Carpenter ants are working.
Sandwich hoppers are working.
Fly Fishing Arkansas River, Colorado
A description of the Arkansas River, Guide
to fly fishing the Arkansas River, Arkansas
River fly fishing strategies, and much more
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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