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Arkansas River, Colorado - Fishing Report - October 20, 2017
The river is still running high in all sections. There are a few places you might be able to
wade but it will be mostly fishing from the banks. It should continue to fall. There isn't
any rain or snow in the forecast.

Stream Conditions:

Pueblo Tailwater:

7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is no chance of rain or snow for the coming week.
Highs will range from
61 to 65 and lows from 20 to 28 degrees.

Recommended Trout Flies:
Rate: 696 cfs
Level: 3.19 ft
Afternoon Water Temperature: 50
Clarity: stained
USGS Real-Time Stream Flow Data at Parkdale CO
Rate: 320 cfs
Level: 8.77 ft
Afternoon Water Temperature: 50
Clarity: stained slightly
USGS Real-Time Stream Flow Data at Pueblo CO
Midges: Blood (Red), sizes 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
Midges: Light Green, size 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
Midges: Cream, size 20/22, larva pupa and adults
Blue-winged Olives: size 18 and 16, nymph, emergers, duns and spinners
Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin, size 6
October Caddis, size 6, pupa and adults
Spotted sedges, (caddisflies) size 14, 16, lava, pupa and adults
Mahogany duns, 18, nymphs, emergers,duns and spinners
Strategies, Techniques and Tips:
Midges are hatching. For the best results, fish the larva and pupa imitations in tandem.
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.
October Caddis are starting to hatch.
Spotted Sedge caddis are hatching.
Mahogany duns 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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