Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD
Crowd Rating: Somewhat Crowded
Somewhat Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Tuesday, Nov 5, 2019

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 48-51 Temp: 36-39
Sky: Clear Flow: 175
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: The Ark continues to produce some great days on the water

Current Conditions at Arkansas:

The upper Ark near Granite is flowing low and clear. With winter conditions starting to become more consistent fish are being found primarily on nymph-rigs. Fishing through the lower areas and the canyon has been great! Hare's ears, PT's, and of course caddis offerings are all good thoughts. Trail a more selective pattern like a RS2 or a small baetis emerger. As the browns cycle through their spawn, be sure to fish ethically. Streamer fishing has been hot lately especially during last light. Natural colors like greys and tans have been turning some nice fish.

It is getting closer to winter and the fish are turning on to the midges again. Try fishing a Money Midge (size 18-22) for best results. For the best insect hatches, especially blue winged olive mayflies try to get on the water mid-morning on the cloudier and cooler days. The days are getting shorter and the weather is drastically cooling down.   The fishing is good.  Clear skies and 48-51 degree weather. The water temperature was between 36-39 degrees and Crystal Clear.

Likely Catch

Species: Brown
Weight: 2 lbs 12 oz
Length: 17 inches
Girth: 8 inches
Brown Trout Female Brown Trout Female
Brown Trout Male Brown Trout Male

Current Insect Hatches at Arkansas

Insect Type: Midge

Insect: Black Midge

Color: Black

Size: 22

Time:

Insect Type: Mayfly

Insect: Micro Blue Winged Olive (BWO)

Color: Olive

Size: 24

Time:

Recommended Flies for Arkansas

Fly: Two Bit Hooker
Color: Olive
Size: 18
Time: 
Two Bit Hooker Two Bit Hooker
Fly: Disco Midge
Color: Red
Size: 20
Time: 
Disco Midge Disco Midge
Fly: Rs2 Emerger
Color: Blue Gray
Size: 22
Time: 
Rs2 Emerger Rs2 Emerger

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late November

Mayflies

Insects: Gray Drake
Color: Gray
Dates: Jun 1 – Nov 30
Emergence: Late Morning
Size: 14-16
Spinner Fall: 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 

Midges

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: 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 

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: Cricket
Color: Brownish Olive to Black
Dates: Jun 1 – Nov 30
Emergence: Twilight & Dusk
Size: 8-16
Spinner Fall: NA
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 


Current Conditions

Clouds
Currently: Overcast Clouds
Temperature:  26 F
Temp Max:  30 F
Temp Min:  20 F
Humidity: 86%
Wind: 13 ESE mph
Pressure: 1016
Snow Thursday 8:00PM — 23 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 21 and 23 .
Wind: 9 SSE mph; Humidity: 96%;  Snow: 0.75 for next 3 hours.
Snow Thursday 11:00PM — 20 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 19 and 20 .
Wind: 3 WSW mph; Humidity: 96%;  Snow: 0.69 for next 3 hours.
Snow Friday 2:00AM — 20 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 19 and 20 .
Wind: 10 S mph; Humidity: 96%;  Snow: 0.94 for next 3 hours.
Snow Friday 5:00AM — 21 
Expect snow with temperatures ranging between 20 and 21 .
Wind: 8 SW mph; Humidity: 95%;  Snow: 2.31 for next 3 hours.
Clouds Friday 8:00AM — 21 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 21 and 21 .
Wind: 8 WNW mph; Humidity: 88%; 
Clouds Friday 11:00AM — 30 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 30 and 30 .
Wind: 12 WNW mph; Humidity: 72%; 
Clouds Friday 2:00PM — 32 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 32 and 32 .
Wind: 13 WNW mph; Humidity: 76%; 
Clouds Friday 5:00PM — 22 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 22 and 22 .
Wind: 14 WNW mph; Humidity: 79%; 
Clear Friday 8:00PM — 15 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 15 and 15 .
Wind: 18 WNW mph; Humidity: 84%; 
Clear Friday 11:00PM — 13 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 13 and 13 .
Wind: 18 WNW mph; Humidity: 84%; 
Clear Saturday 2:00AM — 10 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 10 and 10 .
Wind: 17 WNW mph; Humidity: 83%; 
Clear Saturday 5:00AM —
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 9 and 9 .
Wind: 16 NW mph; Humidity: 80%; 
Clear Saturday 8:00AM — 14 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 14 and 14 .
Wind: 13 WNW mph; Humidity: 73%; 
Clear Saturday 11:00AM — 31 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 31 and 31 .
Wind: 7 SW mph; Humidity: 62%; 
Clear Saturday 2:00PM — 34 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 34 and 34 .
Wind: 5 SW mph; Humidity: 76%; 
Clear Saturday 5:00PM — 24 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 24 and 24 .
Wind: 12 WNW mph; Humidity: 76%; 
Clear Saturday 8:00PM — 18 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 18 and 18 .
Wind: 17 WNW mph; Humidity: 68%; 
Clear Saturday 11:00PM — 16 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 16 and 16 .
Wind: 17 WNW mph; Humidity: 60%; 
Clouds Sunday 2:00AM — 16 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 16 and 16 .
Wind: 17 WNW mph; Humidity: 60%; 
Clouds Sunday 5:00AM — 15 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 15 and 15 .
Wind: 18 WNW mph; Humidity: 63%;