Let's just spend a minute thinking about a few things. In southern Colorado, we are about two weeks away from some of the first Blue Winged Olive hatches on the Arkansas River. They generally start around St. Patrick's Day--maybe a week after--depending on the weather and water. On some of our local tailwaters like Deckers and Cheeseman sections, the BWOs are not far off either. Fish are rising to midges pretty good right now and that will continue with the BWOs. On the Arkansas, BWOs will continue to hatch when the caddis show up around April 15th or so in the Canon City Area. When the water comes down the hill around May 15th, we can hit the area reservoirs for some chironomid eating fatties. Before we know it, we will be well into the early summer fishing and the best is yet to come. So hang in there just a bit longer and those bugs will start popping and we will once again be standing in our favorite water, casting our favorite rod and hoping the day doesn't end too quickly.
#24 BWO emerger
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