River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 159 cfs
River Statistics:
Current:   159 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   166 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   174 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   172 cfs
Gage Height:   5.41 ft

Current:   919 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   919 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   773 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   782 cfs
Gage Height:   9.82 ft

Current:   1140 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   1180 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   1250 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   1130 cfs
Gage Height:   3.96 ft

Spring runoff is in full effect on the Arkansas, flows are high and off-color these days. Throwing large Stoneflies and Caddis under an indicator will certainly still get the job done. The higher flows also allow for some heavier tippet- a trip down there last week saw almost every fish eating on 3x and 4x. Focus on the softer water behind rocks and along the banks, where fish can get some protection from the high flows and rest. You may still see some fish coming to the dry in the high water- try Caddis dries in the slews and back-eddies if you're trying to convince a top water eat. Next, don't hesitate to throw on a Worm or leech as your point fly- these general attractors will not only get fish looking towards your other flies, but will pull plenty of eats themselves. Finally, the streamer bite has been fantastic in these higher flows, so don't be afraid to throw a Thin Mint, Gonga, or Sparkle Minnow if nymphing is slow or you want a change of pace!

Report Updated On: 06/11/2017
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