River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: Current Temp: 28°F 
River Statistics:
Salida
Current:   258 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   265 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   258 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   265 cfs

Pueblo tailwater is the place to be as far as the Ark goes right now. Smaller is generally better for fly selection on the Ark in Winter, and the heat of the day from 11-2 will bring the best fishing. Throwing small black Stoneflies, Midges under an indicator will get the job done most any day. With the winter flows the Ark has recently seen, fishing lighter tippet will be paramount to your success- think 5 and 6x fluorocarbon. The tailwater section through Pueblo is a great winter option. It is generally 10-20 degrees warmer in Pueblo than everywhere else in the state. Nymphing deep tends to be key. Dry fly opportunities present themselves as the day warms up. Sprout Midges, CDC Midges, and para adams in small sizes will pull fish. Finally, don't hesitate to throw on a Worm or egg as your point fly, especially if the midge bite seems to be slow- these general attractors will not only get fish looking towards your other flies, but will pull plenty of eats themselves. The Ark is a fantastic choice right now for anyone who finds themselves with a day off and wants to get out and rip some lips! Fishing the upper sections of the Ark can be hit or miss right now. Still plenty of shelf ice but if you can find some open water, the fish will be more than willing! After a long winter their stomachs will be growling looking for a meal. Short leash nymph rigs or smaller dry droppers will do best. Look for the tail out of runs to be the most productive.

Report Updated On: 02/13/2017
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