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Dec 11 ArkAnglers

Wednesday 12/11, 2019

Flow at Wellsville: 548 cfs

Water Temp.: High 30s, low 40s

Clarity: Clear

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Saturday Report - Braden Baker

Flows are in the mid-500 cfs range below Salida. These higher than average flows will likely continue throughout the winter. In order to aim for low, consistent flows of 250-400cfs during the spring to benefit the fishery, extra water will be released from Twin Lakes all winter to begin making room in the reservoir for the anticipated snowmelt during runoff next year. The low spring target flows will be ideal for the hatch of next year's brown trout fry, as well as allowing the resident trout population time to maximize their caloric intake before entering the high stress season of the summer, when they operate at a deficit during the higher flows. Generally, the conditions on the river are clear with several feet of visibility. Fish are adjusting well, and will be most likely to feed during the warmest hours of the day.

Following colder nighttime temperatures, focus on fishing the Salida area from 10am to 4pm when the conditions are warmest. With fish transitioning into their winter lies, look for deeper pools below shallow riffles to find fish seeking food. Midges are the most prevalent food source in the river these days, but immature stonefly nymphs, caddis larva, and baetis nymphs are still important. Temperatures are back up in the 40s this weekend and the fishing should be quite good!

*Private water Arkansas River wade trips are available out of both our Salida and Buena Vista shops. Please call our stores for more details.

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Call 719-539-4223 or email [email protected] with questions or to make your reservation.

Salida Shop: 7500 W. Highway 50, 719-539-4223 / Open Monday-Saturday 8:30-5:30, Sunday 9:00-3:00.

Buena Vista Shop: 517 S. Highway 24, 719-395-1796 / Open Thursday-Saturday, 9:00-5:00. Closed Sunday-Wednesday.

This report was written by ArkAnglers: http://www.arkanglers.com
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Dec 02 ArkAnglers

Monday 12/2, 2019

Flow at Wellsville: 524 cfs

Water Temp.: High 30s, low 40s

Clarity: Clear

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Monday Report - Braden Baker

Flows are about 525cfs down below Salida. These higher than average flows will likely continue throughout the winter. In order to aim for low, consistent flows of 250-400cfs during the spring to benefit the fishery, extra water will be released from Twin Lakes all winter to begin making room in the reservoir for the anticipated snowmelt during runoff next year. The low spring target flows will be ideal for the hatch of next year's brown trout fry, as well as allowing the resident trout population time to maximize their caloric intake before entering the high stress season of the summer, when they operate at a deficit during the higher flows. Generally, the conditions on the river are clear with several feet of visibility. Fish are adjusting well, and will be most likely to feed during the warmest hours of the day.

Following colder nighttime temperatures, focus on fishing the Salida area from 10am to 4pm when the conditions are warmest. With fish mostly in post-spawn phases now, look for deeper pools below shallow riffles to find fish seeking food. Midges are the most prevalent food source in the river these days, but immature stonefly nymphs, caddis larva, and baetis nymphs are still important. Temperatures are back up in the 40s this week with partly cloudy days in the forcast. Look to fish on the warmest days following mild overnight tempuratures.

*Private water Arkansas River wade trips are available out of both our Salida and Buena Vista shops. Please call our stores for more details.

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Call 719-539-4223 or email [email protected] with questions or to make your reservation.

Salida Shop: 7500 W. Highway 50, 719-539-4223 / Open Monday-Saturday 8:30-5:30, Sunday 9:00-3:00.

Buena Vista Shop: 517 S. Highway 24, 719-395-1796 / Open Thursday-Saturday, 9:00-5:00. Closed Sunday-Wednesday.

This report was written by ArkAnglers: http://www.arkanglers.com
719-539-4223

Nov 30 ArkAnglers

Friday 11/29, 2019

Flow at Wellsville: 580 cfs

Water Temp.: High 30s, low 40s

Clarity: Clear

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Friday Report - Braden Baker

Flows are at nearly 600cfs down below Salida following some precipitation this week. Even after things settle down these higher than average flows will likely continue throughout the winter. In order to aim for low, consistent flows of 250-400cfs during the spring to benefit the fishery, extra water will be released from Twin Lakes all winter to begin making room in the reservoir for the anticipated snowmelt during runoff next year. The low spring target flows will be ideal for the hatch of next year's brown trout fry, as well as allowing the resident trout population time to maximize their caloric intake before entering the high stress season of the summer, when they operate at a deficit during the higher flows. Generally, the conditions on the river are clear with several feet of visibility. Fish are adjusting well, and will be most likely to feed during the warmest hours of the day.

Following colder nighttime temperatures, focus on fishing the Salida area from 10am to 4pm when the conditions are warmest. With fish mostly in post-spawn phases now, look for deeper pools below shallow riffles to find fish seeking food. Midges are the most prevalent food source in the river these days, but immature stonefly nymphs, caddis larva, and baetis nymphs are still important. Saturday looks to be pretty windy, but beyond that temperatures are back up in the 40s and should accompany sunny weather next week; ideal conditions for early December on the Arkansas.

*Private water Arkansas River wade trips are available out of both our Salida and Buena Vista shops. Please call our stores for more details.

Follow us on instagram at @ArkAnglers!

Call 719-539-4223 or email [email protected] with questions or to make your reservation.

Salida Shop: 7500 W. Highway 50, 719-539-4223 / Open Monday-Saturday 8:30-5:30, Sunday 9:00-3:00.

Buena Vista Shop: 517 S. Highway 24, 719-395-1796 / Open Thursday-Saturday, 9:00-5:00. Closed Sunday-Wednesday.

This report was written by ArkAnglers: http://www.arkanglers.com
719-539-4223

Nov 27 ArkAnglers

Wednesday 11/27, 2019

Flow at Wellsville: 519 cfs

Water Temp.: High 30s

Clarity: Clear, icy flows in the morning

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Monday Report - Braden Baker

Flows around Salida were pretty icy this morning following the cold temperatures last night, but will clear throughout the day. We don't expect to see the same ice flows the rest of the week as temperatures warm again through Thanksgiving.

These higher than average flows will likely continue throughout the winter. In order to aim for low, consistent flows of 250-400cfs during the spring to benefit the fishery, water will be incrementally moved all winter to begin making room in Twin Lakes for the anticipated snowmelt during runoff next year. The low spring target flows will be ideal for the hatch of next year's brown trout fry, as well as allowing the resident trout population time to maximize their caloric intake before entering the high stress season of the summer, when they operate at a deficit during the higher flows. Generally, the conditions on the river are clear with several feet of visibility. Fish are adjusting well, and will be most likely to feed during the warmest hours of the day.

Following colder nighttime temperatures, focus on fishing the Salida area from 10am to 4pm when the conditions are warmest. With fish mostly in post-spawn phases now, look for deeper pools below shallow riffles to find fish seeking food. Midges are the most prevalent food source in the river these days, but immature stonefly nymphs, caddis larva, and baetis nymphs are still important.

*Private water Arkansas River wade trips are available out of both our Salida and Buena Vista shops. Please call our stores for more details.

Follow us on instagram at @ArkAnglers!

Call 719-539-4223 or email [email protected] with questions or to make your reservation.

Salida Shop: 7500 W. Highway 50, 719-539-4223 / Open Monday-Saturday 8:30-5:30, Sunday 9:00-3:00.

Buena Vista Shop: 517 S. Highway 24, 719-395-1796 / Open Thursday-Saturday, 9:00-5:00. Closed Sunday-Wednesday.

This report was written by ArkAnglers: http://www.arkanglers.com
719-539-4223

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