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Arkansas River Pueblo | March 22, 2012

Date: March 22, 2012
Arkansas River Flow: 77 CFS
Water Temp: 49 Degrees
Flies: #18-22 Rojo Midge, #16-20 Pheasant Tail, #14-18 San Juan Worm, #20-22 RS2, #20-22 Johnny Flash, #18-22 Parachute Adams, 6mm Mottled Ruby Roe Troutbeads, 6mm Cheese, 6mm Oregon Cheese

The unexpected happened the other day.  They dropped the flows!  Traditionally, the flows begin to increase dramatically in March and April.  But that is okay, this means we can get a few more days of fishing in before high water.  The fish definitely felt the flow reduction today.  They were spooky and acting a bit nervous all day.  I felt like I spooked more fish than I even got a chance to throw too.  The water is clear and the Blue Winged Olives are hatching.  Finally the water temperature hit 50 today, just barely in the afternoon.  I saw several Blue Winged Olives flying around and lots of the smaller/medium fish eating them.  As the BWOs hatched, the fished moved into the shallow riffles and heads of runs!  Finally, no more dredging the deep runs!  It is only supposed to get warmer this week, so the outlook is good!  Keep an eye on the Flows.  When they creep up to around 150-300, it should be epic!


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