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Arkansas River Fly Fishing Report - Colorado Springs Gazette

May 15, 2013
Author: Will Rice

If you enjoy fly fishing on the Arkansas River you might want to check out this article from the Colorado Springs Gazette.  Paul Klee has found some interesting data and makes some great observations based on a recent trip to this classic Colorado fishery.  Here are a few sound bites: 

"The knock against the Arkansas, if there was one, was the lack of large trout.  That’s changing.  Studies indicate the population of brown trout longer than 14 inches experienced a 430 percent growth from 2011 to 2012, he said. In 2011, research near Wellsville revealed 11.9 trout of that size per square acre. In 2012, that number increased to 51. Sections of the river showed upward of 5,000 fish per square mile.”

For the entire article, CLICK HERE.


#1. Posted by B.Passione on May 24, 2013

This couldn’t be more true! The Ark was fishing like a beast this year. Average trout were 16-18” bows and browns.

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