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Arkansas River, Colorado - Fishing Report - June 23, 2017
The river is blown out badly from runoff. We hope it is near the peak and will start falling
soon, but we wrote that before. It usually end around the first of July but this year  there
is a big snow pack.

Stream Conditions:

Pueblo Tailwater:

7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is a slight chance of rain through Monday, then
Highs will range from 80 to 81 and lows from 43 to 46 degrees.

Recommended Trout Flies:
Rate: 3680 cfs
Level: 6.23 ft
Afternoon Water Temperature: 57
Clarity: stained badly
USGS Real-Time Stream Flow Data at Parkdale CO
Rate: 3270 cfs
Level: 11.45 ft
Afternoon Water Temperature: 55
Clarity: stained
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
Western Green Drakes, size 10/12, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Pale Morning Duns, size 16/18, nymph, emergers, duns and spinners
Salmonflies, size 4/6, nymphs and adults
Golden Stoneflies, size 10/12, nymphs and adults
Green Sedges, (caddisflies) size 14/16, larva, pupa and adults
Spotted sedges, (caddisflies) size 14, 16, lava, 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.
Western Green drake could begin to hatch anytime now.
Pale Morning duns should start at the lower end of the river.
Salmonflies are hatching.
Golden stoneflies will start anytime now.
Green Sedge caddis are hatching.
Spotted Sedge caddis 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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