Arkansas River Pueblo Fly Fishing Report
Date: January 19, 2013
Arkansas River Pueblo Flow: 75 CFS
Arkansas River Pueblo: #17-21 Pueblo Emerger, #18-26 Black Beauty, 20-22 Rojo Midge, #20-22 Jujubaetis, #20-22 Jujubee Midge, #20-26 Miracle Nymph, #20-24 Olive CDC Rs2, 6MM Glow Roe, Mottled Dark Roe, Natural Roe, Peach Pearl Troutbeads
The Arkansas River in Pueblo is still seeing great flows! 75 CFS on the Arkansas River Tailwater in Pueblo is great for this time of year. It does look as if things are changing today (Jan, 19th), and the flow is dropping slightly. This should not affect things too much, as long as it stays around the 60-70 CFS range. The river has been COLD in the mornings, and that is also when the fishing has been the best (despite the bone chilling temps). The temperature has been in the teen and twenties, until around noon. Warm weather is forecasted for the next few days, so be prepared to see a few bugs and for fishing to heat up! Tiny midges has been hatching, but it has been spotty at best. Most of the bugs are hatching in the afternoon and they are tiny, around a #26-30! Kyle did catch a nice fish yesterday! One of the best ones this year! The bows are starting to get their spring colors and it won’t be long now before spring is here!
Fish the slots and deeper runs. With the lack of bugs, the fish are just hanging out in deeper water and taking it easy. Look for runs, diversions, bridge holes and basically anything with at least 3-4 feet of depth to it. Eggs and midges are the most productive patterns. Fish 3X to the egg and 5X-6X to the dropper. Not much dry fly action yet, at least not worth tying on a dry fly. But as the weather warms, look for some bigger midges and maybe even the occasional BWO to show up!