Fishing Conditions: EXCELLENT

Report Rating: EXCELLENT
Crowd Rating: Not Crowded
Not Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 60+ Temp: 52-55
Sky: Clear Flow: 371
Wind: None Clarity: Slightly Off
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: The fishing is outrageous right now through the Bighorn Sheep Canyon section of the Arkansas!

Current Conditions at Arkansas:

If I had to use one word to describe the Arky right it would be an easy choice: Caddis! These guys are out in full force. During the early part of the day trout here are feasting on the caddis pupa emerging through the water column, in which you'll want to swing your presentation down river which will make your Graphic Caddis pattern look just like an emerging pupa. Once the trout start feeding off of the surface its time to ditch the dropper and go straight on with a single dry or even a double dry fly rig! Regardless of your specific pattern you use-- there are a few working right now-- make sure your pattern has a black colored body to it. 4x monofilament tippet is working just fine here.

Runoff is just around the corner so be sure to get a few more beautiful spring days on the water. The key to catching fish is to read the water and predict just where the fish will be holding.   The fishing is fantastic.  Clear skies and 60+ degree weather. The water temperature was between 52-55 degrees and Slightly Off.

Likely Catch

Species: Brown
Weight: 0 lbs 14 oz
Length: 14 inches
Girth: 4 inches
Brown Trout Female Brown Trout Female
Brown Trout Female Brown Trout Female

Current Insect Hatches at Arkansas

Insect Type: Caddisfly

Insect: Little Black Sedge

Color: Blackish

Size: 18

Time:

Recommended Flies for Arkansas

Fly: Graphic Caddis
Color: Dark Olive
Size: 18
Time: 
Graphic Caddis Graphic Caddis
Fly: Elk Hair Caddis
Color: Black
Size: 18
Time: 
Elk Hair Caddis Elk Hair Caddis
Fly: Peacock Caddis
Color: Blackish
Size: 18
Time: 
Peacock Caddis Peacock Caddis

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late April

Caddisflies

Insects: American Grannom
Color: Bright Green to Greenish Brown
Dates: Mar 1 – May 15
Emergence: Early Morning & Afternoon
Size: 10-14
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Little Tan Short Horn Sedge
Color: Dark Brown to Yellow
Dates: Mar 1 – Aug 30
Emergence: Sporadic
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 

Mayflies

Insects: Blue Winged Olive
Color: Light Olive Brown to Brown Olive
Dates: Mar 1 – Nov 15
Emergence: Clouds & warmest part of day
Size: 16-18
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Western Black Quill
Color: Purplish Black to Grayish Brown
Dates: Apr 1 – Jun 30
Emergence: Mid Morning
Size: 14-12
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 

Midges

Insects: Black Midge
Color: Blackish to Black
Dates: Apr 1 – Nov 15
Emergence: All Day
Size: 18-20
Spinner Fall: 2-3 Hours
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Chocolate Brown Midge
Color: Brown to Chocolate
Dates: Feb 15 – Dec 15
Emergence: All Day
Size: 20-22
Spinner Fall: 2-3 Hours
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Micro Black Midge
Color: Blackish to Black
Dates: Mar 1 – Nov 15
Emergence: Morning
Size: 22-26
Spinner Fall: 2-3 Hours
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Snow Midge
Color: Gray to Charcoal
Dates: Jan 1 – Dec 31
Emergence: Warmest part of day
Size: 24-28
Spinner Fall: 2-3 Hours
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 

Stoneflies

Insects: Micro Black
Color: Dark Brown to Black
Dates: Jan 1 – May 15
Emergence: 38-44° Water Temps Heat of Day
Size: 18-22
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Skwala Stone
Color: Dark Brown to Yellow Olive
Dates: Mar 1 – May 15
Emergence: 38-47° Water Temps, Late afternoon and evening. Riffles and bankwater near foliage.
Size: 6-12
Spinner Fall:
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Winter Black
Color: Black Brown to Reddish Olive, Mottled Brown
Dates: Apr 1 – Aug 15
Emergence: Cold Mountain Streams and Small Ponds
Size: 18-22
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 


Weather for Arkansas

Current: 42 °F Partly cloudy Wind: 0 MPH N
Current Condtions

Partly cloudy

Temperature: 42 °F
Humidity: 34%
Wind: 0 mph N
Pressure: 14.74 psi
Cloud Cover: 50%
Sunday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 47 °F  <br/>Low: 27 °F <br/> Wind: 12 mph WNW
Sunny
High: 47 °F
Low: 27 °F
Wind: 12 mph WNW
Monday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 54 °F  <br/>Low: 29 °F <br/> Wind: 6 mph W
Sunny
High: 54 °F
Low: 29 °F
Wind: 6 mph W
Tuesday's Forecast
weather forecast: Sunny<br/> High: 52 °F  <br/>Low: 29 °F <br/> Wind: 7 mph W
Sunny
High: 52 °F
Low: 29 °F
Wind: 7 mph W