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8/4/21 - Arkansas River - Kobe

ARKANSAS BASIN Fishing Report
Rating
5/5
FLOW
119 cfs
TRIP
Full Day Wade
DATE
Aug
04
WEATHER
Sunny 75°
GUIDE

Brian Hilbert

TRIP SUMMARY

Really great day on the Arkansas. The Ark continues to provide great trips for my clients with lots of bug activity and aggressively feeding trout. The flows were up a little due to afternoon rains the day before but the cool water had the trout extremely happy. In the morning it was all about midges. We tend to focus on the bigger bugs this time of year and it can be easy to forget just how important midges are to a trouts diet. Size 20 zebra midges put over a dozen fish in the net before lunch. In the Afternoon we switched to dry dropper set ups. The hoppers on the Ark are about a size 14 right now and a small foam hopper I tie convinced a few trout to commit to violent surface eats. My nymph droppers consisted of a size 18 sparkle pupa and I kept the zebra midge going. Afternoon eats were closer to 50/50 between the midge and caddis. We consistently saw caddis, midges, yellow sallies and a few pmd’s flying around in the afternoon but only the sporadic rise here and there. All in all, another epic day of catching wild browns on the Ark. Good luck out there!

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