Fort Smith
6:55am7:15pm MDT

Current flows are at 3260 CFS with a water temp of 60.4 degrees. Water clarity is good but there is a small amount of floating grass in the river. As the amount of daylight decreases we will see this increase as the grass dies off and floats down the river. Will certainly be an issue until mid to late October. Overall fishing is good with exceptional dry fly fishing with hoppers in the afternoon and evening. Warm temps and a bit of wind help this situation each day. Best patterns have still been the White Cloud hoppers or Morrish Hoppers sizes 8-12 in colors of peach, flesh, pink or tan. Nymph fishing in the morning has been fair with the usual scud and sowbug patterns. Good Luck.