Fort Smith
Rain Shower
5:25am9:03pm MDT

Current flows are approximately 3000 CFS with a water temp of mid 40’s. Water clarity is 4-6 feet with a small amount of cloudy run off coming from recent moisture. Weather conditions call for just a slight chance of rain this week which should lead to better water clarity. The fishing report is much the same as last week with Blue Winged Olives and Midges being the main hatches. Best patterns have been either Pheasanttail or Olive Pheasanttail nymphs (sizes 16-18) trailed behind a Pink or Tan Beadhead Soft Hackled Sowbug (sizes 14-16). Also working have been Beadhead Midge Pupae in Red or Black (sizes 18-20) trailed behind the same Sowbug patterns as above. Not too much for dry fly fishing as we have had to contend with a fair amount of wind lately, typical spring weather patterns. Tight Lines.