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Arkansas River, Colorado - Fishing Report - May 19, 2017
The river is in full runoff mode but the colder weather has slowed it down and slowed the
hatches down as well. The stream is too high to fish anywhere except from the banks.
All you can do it to keep in touch with us. We will keep you informed as to the status of
the runoff.
Stream Conditions:






Pueblo Tailwater:






7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is a chance of snow today and again snow and rain
from Monday through next Thursday.
Highs will range from 59 to 68 and lows from 28 to
3
4 degrees.


Recommended Trout Flies:
Rate: 1550 cfs
Level: 4.27 ft
Afternoon Water Temperature: 51
Clarity: clear
USGS Real-Time Stream Flow Data at Parkdale CO
Rate: 1200 cfs
Level: 10.00 ft
Afternoon Water Temperature: 50
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
Little Brown Stoneflies, size 14, nymphs and adults
Skwala Stoneflies, size 10, nymphs and adults
Little Black Grannom Caddis, size 18, pupa 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
March Browns, size 12/14, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
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.
Little Brown stoneflies are hatching.
Little Black Grannom Caddis are hatching.
Skwala Stoneflies are hatching.
Midges are hatching (fish them in the tailwater).
March Browns are hatching.
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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