Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD
Crowd Rating: Crowded
Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Wednesday, Sep 4, 2019

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 60+ Temp: 56-59
Sky: Clear Flow: 300
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: The Arkansas is fishing well in every section

Current Conditions at Arkansas:

The Arkansas has been fishing well as flows continue to drop. Clear water means good presentations and light tippets. Hopper-dropper setups are moving fish in the afternoons, but look for fish in faster water where the oxygen is. A nymph rig fished at the appropriate depth is going to find the most eats. A good attractor pattern like a worm or a leech followed by a smaller offering should do the trick. Hare's ears, PT's, and of course caddis offerings are all good thoughts.

This is one of the best times of year to be on the water! The water is low and clear and the sight fishing is very good, make sure you have a quality pair of polarized glasses.  The fishing is good.  Clear skies and 60+ degree weather. The water temperature was between 56-59 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Likely Catch

Species: Brown
Weight: 3 lbs 0 oz
Length: 18 inches
Girth: 9 inches
Brown Trout Female Brown Trout Female
Brown Trout Male Brown Trout Male

Current Insect Hatches at Arkansas

Insect Type: Stonefly

Insect: Yellow Sally

Color: Yellowish Green

Size: 18

Time:

Recommended Flies for Arkansas

Fly: Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail
Color: Brown
Size: 18
Time: 
Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail
Fly: Rs2 Emerger
Color: Black
Size: 20
Time: 
Rs2 Emerger Rs2 Emerger
Fly: Caddis Emerger
Color: Brown Olive
Size: 18
Time: 
Caddis Emerger Caddis Emerger

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late September

Caddisflies

Insects: Green Sedge
Color: Olive to Gray Brown
Dates: Jul 15 – Sep 30
Emergence: Morning & Afternoon
Size: 12-14
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Little Black Sedge
Color: Chocolate to Black
Dates: Jul 15 – Sep 30
Emergence: Sporadic
Size: 16-18
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Micro Caddis
Color: Yellow, Orange or Brown
Dates: Jun 15 – Oct 15
Emergence: Sporadic
Size: 20-22
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: October Caddis
Color: Orange Tan to Grayish Black
Dates: Sep 1 – Oct 30
Emergence: Shallows, Afternoon & Evening
Size: 8-10
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Spotted Sedge
Color: Brownish Yellow
Dates: May 15 – Sep 30
Emergence: Sporadic
Size: 10-12
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: Gray Drake
Color: Gray
Dates: Jun 1 – Nov 30
Emergence: Late Morning
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Mahogany Dun
Color: Reddish Brown to Blackish Brown
Dates: Sep 1 – Oct 31
Emergence: Early Afternoon
Size: 16-18
Spinner Fall: Late Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Micro Blue Winged Olive (BWO)
Color: Pale Olive Green to Blue Gray
Dates: Jun 1 – Nov 30
Emergence: Clouds & warmest part of day
Size: 22-26
Spinner Fall: Evening
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Red Quill
Color: Reddish Brown
Dates: Jun 15 – Sep 30
Emergence: Mid Morning
Size: 14-16
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: September Stone
Color: Reddish Brown with Orange belly
Dates: Aug 15 – Oct 31
Emergence: Early Afternoon to Evening
Size: 4-10
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 

Terrestrials

Insects: Beetle
Color: Brownish to Black
Dates: May 1 – Nov 30
Emergence: All Day
Size: 10-18
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Black & Red Ant
Color: Red & Black
Dates: Jul 1 – Sep 30
Emergence: All Day
Size: 18-20
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Black Ant
Color: Black
Dates: May 1 – Nov 15
Emergence: All Day
Size: 20-24
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Cricket
Color: Brownish Olive to Black
Dates: Jun 1 – Nov 30
Emergence: Twilight & Dusk
Size: 8-16
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Grasshopper
Color: Green to Brownish Tan
Dates: May 15 – Nov 15
Emergence: All Day
Size: 2-14
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Red Ant
Color: Red to Orangish
Dates: May 1 – Oct 15
Emergence: All Day
Size: 18-22
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 


Current Conditions

Clear
Currently: Clear Sky
Temperature:  64 F
Temp Max:  73 F
Temp Min:  57 F
Humidity: 8%
Wind: 29 SW mph
Pressure: 1021
Clear Sunday 6:00PM — 57 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 47 and 57 .
Wind: 15 W mph; Humidity: 35%; 
Clear Sunday 9:00PM — 37 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 30 and 37 .
Wind: 7 W mph; Humidity: 64%; 
Clouds Monday 6:00AM — 30 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 30 and 30 .
Wind: 10 WSW mph; Humidity: 54%; 
Clouds Monday 9:00AM — 43 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 43 and 43 .
Wind: 11 SW mph; Humidity: 33%; 
Clouds Monday 12:00PM — 50 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 50 and 50 .
Wind: 17 WSW mph; Humidity: 22%; 
Clear Monday 3:00PM — 54 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 54 and 54 .
Wind: 21 WSW mph; Humidity: 22%; 
Clear Monday 6:00PM — 50 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 50 and 50 .
Wind: 10 NW mph; Humidity: 31%; 
Clouds Monday 9:00PM — 34 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 34 and 34 .
Wind: 9 NNW mph; Humidity: 39%; 
Clouds Tuesday 6:00AM — 30 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 30 and 30 .
Wind: 6 NW mph; Humidity: 59%; 
Clear Tuesday 9:00AM — 44 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 44 and 44 .
Wind: 8 W mph; Humidity: 33%; 
Clear Tuesday 12:00PM — 51 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 51 and 51 .
Wind: 17 WNW mph; Humidity: 26%; 
Clear Tuesday 3:00PM — 55 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 55 and 55 .
Wind: 22 WNW mph; Humidity: 24%; 
Clear Tuesday 6:00PM — 49 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 49 and 49 .
Wind: 13 NNW mph; Humidity: 32%; 
Clear Tuesday 9:00PM — 34 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 34 and 34 .
Wind: 8 NW mph; Humidity: 49%;