Fishing Conditions: FAIR

Report Rating: FAIR
Crowd Rating: Not Crowded
Not Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Sunday, Dec 15, 2019

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 32-35 Temp: 32-35
Sky: Clear Flow: 300
Wind: None Clarity: Crystal Clear
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: Fishing the tailwater of the Arkansas near pueblo is good winter option - The upper water are fishing well on ice free days.

Current Conditions at Arkansas:

Fishing the tailwater of the Arkansas near pueblo is good winter option - The upper water is fishing well on ice free days. Target deep holding water through the warmest parts of the day. Fish are being found primarily on nymph-rigs. 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. Midges are becoming a key part of the fishes diet so don't be afraid to fish the small stuff.

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

Likely Catch

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 2 lbs 12 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: Midge

Insect: Black Midge

Color: Black

Size: 22

Time:

Recommended Flies for Arkansas

Fly: Prince Nymph
Color: Brown
Size: 18
Time: 
Prince Nymph Prince Nymph
Fly: Black Beauty
Color: Black
Size: 22
Time: 
Black Beauty Black Beauty
Fly: Buckskin Caddis
Color: Cream
Size: 20
Time: 
Buckskin Caddis Buckskin Caddis

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late January

Midges

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 


Current Conditions

Clear
Currently: Clear Sky
Temperature:  28 F
Temp Max:  37 F
Temp Min:  18 F
Humidity: 63%
Wind: 11 WSW mph
Pressure: 1027
Clouds Monday 8:00PM — 25 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 21 and 25 .
Wind: 5 W mph; Humidity: 71%; 
Clouds Monday 11:00PM — 24 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 22 and 24 .
Wind: 9 WSW mph; Humidity: 60%; 
Snow Tuesday 2:00AM — 24 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 22 and 24 .
Wind: 10 WSW mph; Humidity: 72%;  Snow: 0.06 for next 3 hours.
Snow Tuesday 5:00AM — 24 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 23 and 24 .
Wind: 6 NW mph; Humidity: 87%;  Snow: 0.13 for next 3 hours.
Clouds Tuesday 8:00AM — 21 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 21 and 21 .
Wind: 6 W mph; Humidity: 91%; 
Clouds Tuesday 11:00AM — 30 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 30 and 30 .
Wind: 8 SSW mph; Humidity: 78%; 
Clouds Tuesday 2:00PM — 32 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 32 and 32 .
Wind: 11 SSW mph; Humidity: 79%; 
Clouds Tuesday 5:00PM — 26 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 26 and 26 .
Wind: 1 WNW mph; Humidity: 85%; 
Clouds Tuesday 8:00PM — 21 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 21 and 21 .
Wind: 11 WNW mph; Humidity: 85%; 
Clouds Tuesday 11:00PM — 18 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between 18 and 18 .
Wind: 13 W mph; Humidity: 85%; 
Clear Wednesday 2:00AM — 16 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 16 and 16 .
Wind: 14 WNW mph; Humidity: 84%; 
Clear Wednesday 5:00AM — 15 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 15 and 15 .
Wind: 13 WNW mph; Humidity: 84%; 
Clouds Wednesday 8:00AM — 15 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 15 and 15 .
Wind: 12 WNW mph; Humidity: 82%; 
Clouds Wednesday 11:00AM — 27 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 27 and 27 .
Wind: 5 WSW mph; Humidity: 59%; 
Snow Wednesday 2:00PM — 30 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 30 and 30 .
Wind: 15 WNW mph; Humidity: 51%;  Snow: 0.13 for next 3 hours.
Snow Wednesday 5:00PM — 22 
Expect light snow with temperatures ranging between 22 and 22 .
Wind: 3 W mph; Humidity: 73%;  Snow: 0.06 for next 3 hours.
Clouds Wednesday 8:00PM — 15 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 15 and 15 .
Wind: 13 WNW mph; Humidity: 80%; 
Clouds Wednesday 11:00PM — 13 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 13 and 13 .
Wind: 12 WNW mph; Humidity: 81%; 
Clear Thursday 2:00AM — 11 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 11 and 11 .
Wind: 14 WNW mph; Humidity: 80%; 
Clear Thursday 5:00AM —
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 9 and 9 .
Wind: 13 WNW mph; Humidity: 77%;