Don’t let the recent snowstorms get you down! The Arkansas has still been fishing great, with 360 CFS at Wellsville float fishing or wading are both great options. Morning temps will remain below freezing from here on out so concentrate your efforts in the heat of the day when fish become more active. Another storm front moves in on Monday through Wednesday bringing much colder weather. After that the long range forecast shows sunny skies and daytime highs in the upper 40s and low 50s, which should bring some phenomenal fall fishing conditions!
As far as the fishing goes look for fish holding further back in runs when temps are colder but as the day heats up focus on riffles, ledges and pocket water at the head of the run. Nymphing Golden Stones, Cased Caddis, Baetis and Midge patterns will produce fish right now. Don’t be afraid to throw hopper dropper rigs in the heat of the day for a fun late season hopper eat.
Keep the dream alive and happy fishing!!
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