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Arkansas (South Basin)

Rating - Fair   

Tuesday, Jun 11 2019
Monday 6/10, 2019 Flow at Wellsville: 3820 cfs Water Temp.: 40s Clarity: <1ft. visiblility below Salida, very brown. The river is on the rise as our annual snowmelt cycles have returned with the warm weather. The smaller tributaries are swelling will snowmelt and rainfall, and the river is reflecting these changes, as well. Visibility is extremely limited below Salida, and with increasing flows expect fish to be in a constant state of adjustment. Catchable fish that are still looking for food will be located along the edges out of the faster current, and can be tempted with streamers or large attractor nymphs like stoneflies. You want flies that will hit the water hard, and present a distinct silhouette underwater. Don't be shy on tippet; you'll be glad to fish heavier material at this point. There are still baetis in the river, so a tandem nymph rig can be effective to imitate both the large and small menu items. Be very careful when wading; do not step where you cannot see the bottom of the river. Focus on fishing from shore wherever possible. Midges and chironomids are starting to hatch at some of the low and mid elevation lakes and reservoirs. Please give us a call for updates on the local stillwater fisheries.




Tuesday, Jun 11 2019



Arkansas (South Basin)

Rating - Fair

Monday 6/10, 2019 Flow at Wellsville: 3820 cfs Water Temp.: 40s Clarity: <1ft. visiblility below Salida, very brown. The river is on the rise as our annual snowmelt cycles have returned with the warm weather. The smaller tributaries are swelling will snowmelt and rainfall, and the river is reflecting these changes, as well. Visibility is extremely limited below Salida, and with increasing flows expect fish to be in a constant state of adjustment. Catchable fish that are still looking for food will be located along the edges out of the faster current, and can be tempted with streamers or large attractor nymphs like stoneflies. You want flies that will hit the water hard, and present a distinct silhouette underwater. Don't be shy on tippet; you'll be glad to fish heavier material at this point. There are still baetis in the river, so a tandem nymph rig can be effective to imitate both the large and small menu items. Be very careful when wading; do not step where you cannot see the bottom of the river. Focus on fishing from shore wherever possible. Midges and chironomids are starting to hatch at some of the low and mid elevation lakes and reservoirs. Please give us a call for updates on the local stillwater fisheries.


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