Date: Feb 18, 2012
Flow: 61 CFS
Water Temp: 41 Degrees
Had a great day with friends today on the Arkansas in Pueblo. Fishing was and the crowds not so much. This is going to be a busy weekend in the Arkansas River, but take off if you can get it! The tiny midges continue to hatch. Most are #24-28ish and black in color. A Johnny Flash or a Black Beauty is a good match. Zim and I saw a couple BWOs. It won’t be long now. As soon as we begin to see more BWOs the fishing will improve dramatically.
We were able to get into some nice fish today. Mark was able to get on a nice brown right away. His fish was the neatest fish of the day. The browns in the Arkansas have great color and are a rare sight in Pueblo. Most of the big rainbows took and egg or a worm. All on the smaller and medium sized fish were keyed in on the midges. Later in the day, as it warmed up, a Pheasant Tail started to pick up a few fish. It is time to start fishing a few BWO nymphs again!
Still very cold in the mornings. Well below freezing until 11 or so. Make sure to bring your gloves and hat for the early mornings. The ice sheets make re-rigging easy, nice perch for your rod!
Be careful of the occasional backwoods deliverance hillbillies too, cause you gotta a purty mouth!