Staying up to date on current river conditions is the best way to ensure a successful fly fishing trip. This is your resource to learn more about current conditions on the Arkansas River and where anglers are reporting success.
Spring is a great time to get out on the Arkansas River for fly fishing before true runoff begins in late May and June. Anglers are finding success with dry fly fishing is the shallow areas along the edges of the river. Currently, the best time to fish on the Ark is between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. We recommend using midges, baetis, golden stone fly nymphs, and larva for forage.
ARKANSAS RIVER FLOW: 779 CFS
SPRING DETAILS: There is good visibility currently on the Arkansas River with water temperatures in the high 60s. Water temperatures higher than 68 degrees Fahrenheit can stress fish with low oxygen levels so please stick to fishing cooler waters.
Spring is a great time to get on the Arkansas River. We recommend getting out there in April and May before the high water kicks in and the CFS goes up. Spring is a great time to fly fish for Brown Trout and Rainbow Trout.
Summer is a great time to catch large mouth bass on the Arkansas River. Fly Fishing is best in July and August after the high water has come through in June.
Fall fly fishing brings cooler weather and less crowds in addition to great trout fishing. When fishing in the fall we recommend getting out there a little later because the cool nights bring in more bug and fish activity.