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Arkansas River Fishing Report
07/29/21

 The Arkansas River has been seeing consistent flows throughout the entire drainage and is fishing extremely well.  We have been seeing a variety of bugs on the water ranging from Golden Stones, Yellow Sally’s, Pale Morning Duns, Red Quills and Caddis.  Fish are still sitting at or near the banks, but we have been seeing more fish beginning to move into faster riffles and oxygenated pocket water as river temps rise.  Grasshoppers have been on the menu as well, so switching out your strike indicator for a large foam hopper pattern with a shallow nymph set up underneath will be very productive.  With good flows and good hatches the fish are happy.

Please note that we have been seeing very high water temps in the upper 60 degree range in the afternoons.  Be mindful of water temps as fish will get over stressed in these conditions.  

 

Suggested Flies:

 Pat’s Rubber Legs #10-14, Woven Golden Stone #10-14, Twenty Incher #12, Baetis Quill Body Lite Jig, Two Bit Hooker Gold #12-14, Duracell’s #14-16, Soft Hackle PT’s #12-16,  Hot Spot Hares Ears #12-16, Chubby Chernobyl #6-14, Guide Saver #12, Royal Wulff #14-16, Yellow Sally Head Lite, Stimulators #12-18, JJ Bugger #6, Drunk and Disorderly Mini #6, Dungeon Mini #6,  Motor Oil Articulated #4.

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