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 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 


Current Conditions

Snow
Currently: Light Snow
Temperature:  19 F
Temp Max:  32 F
Temp Min:  7 F
Humidity: 28%
Wind: 57 W mph
Pressure: 1013
Clear Monday 5:00PM — 14 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 12 and 14 .
Wind: 32 WNW mph; Humidity: 63%; 
Clear Monday 8:00PM —
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 3 and 5 .
Wind: 17 WNW mph; Humidity: 78%; 
Clear Monday 11:00PM — -1 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between -2 and -1 .
Wind: 14 WNW mph; Humidity: 86%; 
Clouds Tuesday 2:00AM — -2 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between -3 and -2 .
Wind: 14 WNW mph; Humidity: 84%; 
Clouds Tuesday 5:00AM — -4 
Expect broken clouds with temperatures ranging between -4 and -4 .
Wind: 16 WNW mph; Humidity: 83%; 
Clouds Tuesday 8:00AM —
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 1 and 1 .
Wind: 13 WNW mph; Humidity: 79%; 
Clouds Tuesday 11:00AM — 10 
Expect scattered clouds with temperatures ranging between 10 and 10 .
Wind: 32 NNW mph; Humidity: 56%; 
Clouds Tuesday 2:00PM — 12 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 12 and 12 .
Wind: 29 N mph; Humidity: 55%; 
Clouds Tuesday 5:00PM — 10 
Expect overcast clouds with temperatures ranging between 10 and 10 .
Wind: 15 NNW mph; Humidity: 65%; 
Clear Tuesday 8:00PM — -1 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between -1 and -1 .
Wind: 14 NW mph; Humidity: 81%; 
Clear Tuesday 11:00PM — -5 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between -5 and -5 .
Wind: 15 WNW mph; Humidity: 82%; 
Clear Wednesday 2:00AM — -6 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between -6 and -6 .
Wind: 16 WNW mph; Humidity: 79%; 
Clear Wednesday 5:00AM — -6 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between -6 and -6 .
Wind: 15 WNW mph; Humidity: 76%; 
Clear Wednesday 8:00AM —
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 4 and 4 .
Wind: 12 WNW mph; Humidity: 63%; 
Clear Wednesday 11:00AM — 23 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 23 and 23 .
Wind: 10 SW mph; Humidity: 49%; 
Clear Wednesday 2:00PM — 30 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 30 and 30 .
Wind: 15 W mph; Humidity: 53%; 
Clouds Wednesday 5:00PM — 25 
Expect few clouds with temperatures ranging between 25 and 25 .
Wind: 15 W mph; Humidity: 60%; 
Clear Wednesday 8:00PM — 11 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 11 and 11 .
Wind: 17 WNW mph; Humidity: 82%; 
Clear Wednesday 11:00PM — 10 
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 10 and 10 .
Wind: 16 WNW mph; Humidity: 84%; 
Clear Thursday 2:00AM —
Expect clear sky with temperatures ranging between 9 and 9 .
Wind: 16 W mph; Humidity: 83%;