Wednesday, December 14, 2005
Here's the Arkansas today above Pinnacle Rock. Tough to get a drift through a foot or more of ice. That's what 20 below will get you. Expect to see Bighorn Sheep Canyon ice bridged from Texas Creek to Spike Buck for the remainder of the winter. There is open water above Texas Creek, but shoreline ice is trecherous, so be careful. Try the riverwalk in Canon City or below the dam at Pueblo.
Thursday, November 17, 2005
Saturday, November 12, 2005
Fishing is good now but sporadic. Post spawn fish are on streamers at the tails of runs and lots of fish are picking up Red Copper Johns dragging a #20 Baetis nymph. Not much surface activity at all, but the weather is nice and the fish are willing. That won't last much longer.....
Monday, October 31, 2005
This time of year a lot of fish simply don't survive the rigors of spawning. You will see them in eddys and pools either dying or already dead. This is only a small percentage of the fish in the river so don't be alarmed. They are either weak or old, or both.
Tuesday, October 18, 2005
Thursday, October 13, 2005
The Arkansas is clear now and fishing great on deep nymph rigs like a BH Prince trailing a Pheasant Tail or Baetis nymph in a 20. Hopper/dropper rigs will work today as the water temperatures warm up. There are some realeases from Twin Lakes that are keeping water levels around 400 cfs. Actually that should make fishing better.
Saturday, October 08, 2005
We fished O'Haver yesterday and the wind was cold and fish were deep and disinterested for the most part. Give it a few days to stabilize after this cold front. Should be good to go by Sunday. Try Olive Buggers, Red Copper Johns, and Renegades.
Monday, October 03, 2005
The Arkansas fished great today and yesterday on hopper/dropper rigs with an Orange Stimy trailing a Copperhead and a third fly behind the Copperhead. Larry's new Cold Turkey Baetis is killer and we'll have it up on the store tomorrow. Check out the bigger fish in the heavy water current tongues in the afternoon. A bounce nymphing method with a big stonefly nymph or Bead head Prince does the trick with lots of split shot and 2X tippet.
Monday, September 26, 2005
Hello everyone this is Curtis Andrews (one of Bill's guides). I had a full day trip on September 26th and my clients did very well on # 14 Orange stimulators, # 14 Red Octobers and # 16 Red Quill nymphs dropped 25 to 30 inches with a # 8 split shot about 6 inches up. We also caught fish on # 20 BWO emergers and # 20 Black Thunder. We fished at Parkdale and below Texas Creek.
Friday, September 23, 2005
Sunday, September 18, 2005
Tuesday, September 13, 2005
Fishing has been very good this morning, but the blue sky is creating a lot of glare. Last night saw much cooler temperatures, so Fall is definately here. We were 45 in Canon City and the high country had a hard freeze. Fish responded well to the small drop in water temperature this morning and ate bead head droppers and a few big Stimulators as well. Best stuff was Silver Ice and Orange Stimy. We'll get out and check out the spinnerfall late this evening.