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Arkansas River Fishing Report

 The Arkansas River has been steadily dropping and is fishing extremely well.  There have been decent golden stone and yellow sally hatches that should only improve in the coming days.  Fish are still sitting at or near the banks, holding in pocket water and along seams of the main current.  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 high water behind us the trout will be very aggressive and opportunistic feeders and the next couple of weeks should see some of the best fishing of the summer.

Suggested Flies:

Prince Nymphs #10-14, Fast Water Prince #12-14, Pat’s Rubber Legs #10-14, Woven Golden Stone #10-14, Twenty Incher #12, 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, Stimulators #12-18, JJ Bugger #6, Drunk and Disorderly Mini #6, Dungeon Mini #6,  Motor Oil Articulated #4.

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Salida, CO 81201


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