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Arkansas River, Colorado - Fishing Report - April 09, 2018
The stream levels are back up to normal in the freestone, and high at this time in the
tailwater. Fish the lowest to middle section of the freestone.
Little Black caddis have
started hatching on the lower river.

Stream Conditions:

Pueblo Tailwater:

7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is a slight chance of snow on Friday, otherwise clear
for this coming week. Highs will range from 42 to 70 and lows from 15 to 32 degrees.

Recommended Trout Flies:
Rate: 358 cfs
Level: 2.55 ft
Afternoon Water Temperature: 49
Clarity: clear
USGS Real-Time Stream Flow Data at Parkdale CO
Rate: 675 cfs
Level: 9.47 ft
Afternoon Water Temperature: 48
Clarity: slightly stained
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
Skwala stoneflies, size 10, nymphs and adults
March Browns, size 12/14, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Little Black Caddis, size 18, pupa and adults
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.
Skwala stoneflies are hatching.
March Browns are hatching.

Little Black 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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