Report Date: August 3rd, 2017
With the flows dropping on the Ark, the fish have been moving off the bank into the runs and riffles. Fish have been opportunistically feeding on larger stones, yellow sallies, and caddis imitations. The upper stretch has been fishing the best for the wade angler. Recent rainstorms have the lower portions much higher which has made it difficult to wade fish. The lower stretches have been a hit or miss with the recent rain storms blowing out the river.
Don’t be afraid to throw your larger terrestrial dries on the banks as the hoppers are beginning to become more prevalent. Large stimulators, Amy’s ants with darker stones trailing. Right now, Leadville and above is where to be at the moment. The lower stretch has been mostly off color.
Arkansas River Access Points