Fishing Date: 28 Dec 2015
River/Lake: Arkansas River – Below Dam in Pueblo
Section/ Specific location(s): Above the Nature Center
Air Temperature range during fishing: High 30’s
General Weather conditions (sunny/cloudy/windy/etc): Sunny Skies, some scattered clouds
Water Flow (CFS): 71 cfs Water Temp/Time taken (or best guess): 40 Degrees/11:30 am
Water conditions/clarity (clear/stained/murky/etc): Slight discoloration – visibility about three feet
Hatches: Blue Wing Olives and Midges
Fish location/where caught: Riffles, deep runs, head of pool.
Where in water column: Bottom, and on top.
Any other feeding behavior you noticed? Very subtle strikes on subsurface presentations
Ballpark number of fish landed/size: 14 landed between 12 and 16 inches
Type of fish: Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, and Cuttbow Trout
Flies that worked/sizes: On subsurface: #22 Mercury Flashback Black Beauties and #22 Grey RS II’s.
On Surface: #24 Parachute Adams & #22 Comparadun BWO’s.
Other Comments: I’ve been fishing subsurface the first two hours until the BWO’s and Midges start to pop
then focus my efforts on top.
Submitted by: Guide – Gene Rea