Fishing Conditions: GREAT

Report Rating: GREAT
Crowd Rating: Crowded
Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 48-51 Temp: 36-39
Sky: Clear Flow: 602
Wind: None Clarity: Slightly Off
Precip: None Runoff: Yes 
(All Day)

Colorado Stream Update: Water is coming up, get out before run-off sets in!

Current Conditions at Arkansas:

Fishing on all sections of the Ark has been picking up, and Spring has definitely settled in. More bugs have been moving around lately with the warm weather. BWO's have become the preference both above and below the surface and some fish have been caught looking up. Patterns Like Barr's BWO, PT's, and olive RS2 are finding fish regularly. Nymphing deep runs continues to be the most productive way to find an eat. With run off approaching, patterns like worms and leeches make great point flies. The caddis have started to move around, but cold water temps put us a little ways out before the expected hatch. Caddis nymphs have been producing fairly well.

The weather is warming up outside and it is beginning to look like spring again! Runoff is just around the corner so be sure to get a few more beautiful spring days on the water.  The fishing is great.  Clear skies and 48-51 degree weather. The water temperature was between 36-39 degrees and Slightly Off.

Likely Catch

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 1 lbs 8 oz
Length: 16 inches
Girth: 8 inches
Rainbow Trout Female Rainbow Trout Female
Rainbow Trout Male Rainbow Trout Male

Current Insect Hatches at Arkansas

Insect Type: Mayfly

Insect: Blue Winged Olive

Color: Green

Size: 18

Time: PM

Recommended Flies for Arkansas

Fly: Caddis Pupa
Color: Green
Size: 18
Time: All Day
Caddis Pupa Caddis Pupa
Fly: Pheasant Tail
Color: Brown
Size: 20
Time: All Day
Pheasant Tail Pheasant Tail
Fly: Buckskin Worm
Color: Cream
Size: 16
Time: All Day
Buckskin Worm Buckskin Worm

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late May

Caddisflies

Insects: Little Sister Sedge
Color: Green to Greenish Brown
Dates: May 15 – Aug 30
Emergence: Afternoon & Evening
Size: 14-16
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 
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: 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: Salmon Fly
Color: Black to Reddish Brown
Dates: May 15 – Jul 15
Emergence: 50-60° Water Late Morning on
Size: 4-8
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 
Insects: Small Western
Color: Brownish
Dates: May 15 – Jul 15
Emergence: 46-56° Water Temps
Size: 14-18
Spinner Fall: NA
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 

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 Ant
Color: Black
Dates: May 1 – Nov 15
Emergence: All Day
Size: 20-24
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

Clouds
Currently: Broken Clouds
Temperature:  38 F
Temp Max:  50 F
Temp Min:  27 F
Humidity: 48%
Wind: 13 WNW mph
Pressure: 1002
Snow Tuesday 9:00PM — 27 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 19 and 27 .
Wind: 11 WSW mph; Humidity: 97%;  Snow: 0.562 for next 3 hours.
Clouds Wednesday 6:00AM — 13 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 11 and 13 .
Wind: 12 WSW mph; Humidity: 98%; 
Clouds Wednesday 9:00AM — 24 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 24 and 24 .
Wind: 14 SW mph; Humidity: 86%; 
Snow Wednesday 12:00PM — 28 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 28 and 28 .
Wind: 19 SW mph; Humidity: 93%;  Snow: 0.75 for next 3 hours.
Snow Wednesday 3:00PM — 31 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 31 and 31 .
Wind: 17 SW mph; Humidity: 89%;  Snow: 0.625 for next 3 hours.
Snow Wednesday 6:00PM — 31 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 31 and 31 .
Wind: 18 SSW mph; Humidity: 81%;  Snow: 0.563 for next 3 hours.
Snow Wednesday 9:00PM — 19 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 19 and 19 .
Wind: 10 SSE mph; Humidity: 86%;  Snow: 0.125 for next 3 hours.
Clouds Thursday 6:00AM — 23 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 23 and 23 .
Wind: 19 ESE mph; Humidity: 98%; 
Snow Thursday 9:00AM — 29 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 29 and 29 .
Wind: 28 SE mph; Humidity: 91%;  Snow: 0.188 for next 3 hours.
Snow Thursday 12:00PM — 30 
Expect snow with temperatures ranging between 30 and 30 .
Wind: 31 SSE mph; Humidity: 95%;  Snow: 2 for next 3 hours.
Snow Thursday 3:00PM — 34 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 34 and 34 .
Wind: 51 S mph; Humidity: 88%;  Snow: 1.5 for next 3 hours.
Snow Thursday 6:00PM — 30 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 30 and 30 .
Wind: 45 SW mph; Humidity: 77%;  Snow: 0.688 for next 3 hours.
Snow Thursday 9:00PM — 19 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 19 and 19 .
Wind: 15 SW mph; Humidity: 90%;  Snow: 0.312 for next 3 hours.
Clouds Friday 6:00AM — 13 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 13 and 13 .
Wind: 15 WSW mph; Humidity: 97%;