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Arkansas River, Colorado - Fishing Report - August 20, 2018
Low water levels are problem in most places. You have to be careful to not spook the
trout
. There are still plenty of good hatches taking place. Rain is on the way.
Stream Conditions:






Pueblo Tailwater:






7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is a chance of rain through Thursday, otherwise clear
for this coming week. Highs will range from
74 to 80 and lows from 45 to 48 degrees.



Recommended Trout Flies:
Rate: 290 cfs
Level: 2.35ft
Afternoon Water Temperature: 56
Clarity: clear
USGS Real-Time Stream Flow Data at Parkdale CO
Rate: 54 cfs
Level: 7.53 ft
Afternoon Water Temperature: 56
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
Spotted sedges, (caddisflies) size 14, 16, lava, pupa and adults
Pale Morning Duns, size 16/18, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Little Yellow Stoneflies, size 16/14, nymphs and adults
Tricos, size 20, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners.
Japanese Beetles, size 16/14
Carpenter Ants, size 18/16
Sandwich Hoppers - Green/Brown, size 4 to 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.
Little Yellow stoneflies are hatching.
Tricos are hatching.
Pale Morning Duns are hatching.
Japanese beetles, Carpenter ants and hopper imitations are working.
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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