Fishing Conditions: HORRIBLE

Report Rating: HORRIBLE
Crowd Rating: No one Around
No one Around

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Friday, Jan 11, 2019

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 19- Temp: 32-35
Sky: Overcast Flow: 91
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: Snow Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: The Arkansas River through Salida is tough sledding right now....

Current Conditions at Arkansas:

We're seeing a lot of shelf ice along the banks and very cold water temps.... which is leading to tough fishing conditions. I mean very tough. You can get the occasional trout to feed on a small PT or even smaller zebra midge pattern but by and large the "catching" here is non-existent. We recommend fishing the Arkansas tail water in Pueblo for better action on the Arkansas River

The fishing is awful.  Overcast skies and 19- degree weather. The water temperature was between 32-35 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Likely Catch

Species: Brown
Weight: 1 lbs 0 oz
Length: 13 inches
Girth: 4 inches
Brown Trout Female Brown Trout Female
Brown Trout Male Brown Trout Male

Current Insect Hatches at Arkansas


Recommended Flies for Arkansas

Fly: Pheasant Tail
Color: Brown
Size: 20
Pheasant Tail Pheasant Tail
Fly: Tungsten Zebra Midge
Color: Dark Olive
Size: 22
Tungsten Zebra Midge Tungsten Zebra Midge

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late January


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 


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 

Current Conditions

Currently: Clear
Temperature: 34.5 F (1.4 C)
Feels Like: 27 F (-3 C)
Heat Index: NA
Humidity: 53%
Wind: From the NE at 8.9 MPH Gusting to 12.5 MPH
Pressure: 30.23
UV: 0.0
partlycloudy Saturday: Windy, partly cloudy. Lows overnight in the mid teens.
nt_partlycloudy Saturday Night: Partly cloudy skies. Gusty winds during the evening. Low 16F. WNW winds at 20 to 30 mph, decreasing to 5 to 10 mph.
partlycloudy Sunday: Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 41F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph.
nt_partlycloudy Sunday Night: Partly cloudy skies. Low 22F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph.
snow Monday: Partly cloudy skies during the morning hours will give way to cloudy skies with a mixture of rain and snow developing in the afternoon. High 37F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precip 80%. Snow accumulations less than one inch.
nt_snow Monday Night: Variable clouds with snow showers. Low 14F. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 50%. About one inch of snow expected.
partlycloudy Tuesday: Partly cloudy skies. High 26F. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph.
nt_clear Tuesday Night: Clear to partly cloudy. Low 3F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.