Fishing Conditions: GOOD

Report Rating: GOOD
Crowd Rating: Crowded
Crowded

Fly Fishing Report Date:

Saturday, Mar 16, 2019

Weather & Water Conditions

Weather Water
Temp: 36-39 Temp: 32-35
Sky: Clear Flow: 195
Wind: None Clarity: Slightly Off
Precip: None Runoff: No 

Colorado Stream Update: Flows are starting to level off

Current Conditions at Arkansas:

The recent percipitation has provided a needed bump to the flows on the Arkansas. Try to present some slighlty larger patterns such as small san juan worms, leeches and Pheasant tail. These flies make great point flies. More water has allowed fish to spread out slightly, make sure to try different paths within the same drift. A couple feet left or right can result in entirely different presentations. Although the rain/snowmelt have increased CFS as of late, the flows have started to level off. This should provide great fishing conditions with falling flows in the neart future fishing.

The weather is warming up outside and it is beginning to look like spring again! Our guides suggest productive patterns like the Zebra Midge or Money Midge.  The fishing is good.  Clear skies and 36-39 degree weather. The water temperature was between 32-35 degrees and Slightly Off.

Likely Catch

Species: Rainbow
Weight: 2 lbs 0 oz
Length: 17 inches
Girth: 6 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: 20

Time: PM

Recommended Flies for Arkansas

Fly: Black Beauty
Color: Black
Size: 20
Time: All Day
Black Beauty Black Beauty
Fly: Rs2 Emerger
Color: Charcoal
Size: 20
Time: All Day
Rs2 Emerger Rs2 Emerger
Fly: Buckskin Worm
Color: Cream
Size: 16
Time: All Day
Buckskin Worm Buckskin Worm

Colorado Hatch Conditions for Late March

Caddisflies

Insects: American Grannom
Color: Bright Green to Greenish Brown
Dates: Mar 1 – May 15
Emergence: Early Morning & Afternoon
Size: 10-14
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 

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 

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: 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: 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 
Insects: Skwala Stone
Color: Dark Brown to Yellow Olive
Dates: Mar 1 – May 15
Emergence: 38-47° Water Temps, Late afternoon and evening. Riffles and bankwater near foliage.
Size: 6-12
Spinner Fall:
Illustrations © The Flyfisher Group 


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