Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Arkansas River Mother's Day Caddis Hatch..It's That Time Again!

It's Caddis Time

TEXAS CREEK — Every year for the past oh, 10 years or so; I've made my way down to the Arky for some fun and mostly, the action that finds it's way on this amazing river. There's something about this river that every single person can find to their liking. Whether it's the 40+ mles of access, easy camping spots on the river, rafting access everywhere, local flavor with Salida/Buena Vista, Hatches and fish on the feed! Here's a link from last years trip!

By noon on Monday, sporadic sunshine had warmed up the Arkansas River to 50 degrees as it flowed through Fremont County at Texas Creek. Another two degrees might be all it would take to trigger the fabled spring caddis hatch.

"Maybe," said Taylor Edrington, who co-owns the Royal Gorge Anglers fly shop in Cañon City with his father, Bill. "But 55 degrees is the money temp."

As a lifelong Arkansas River fisherman working for the oldest outfitter on the river, Edrington has the so-called "Mother's Day Caddis Hatch" down to a science. It's an annual fly-fishing phenomenon pinned to the first weekend of May more for the convenience of fishermen than the actual fishing.

Read more: Caddis primed to give Arkansas River anglers a treat - The Denver Post

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Sanders said...

Haven't been down there yet, planning a trip in the next week or so...Caddis or I come!

Troutdawg said...

Nice, I hopefully will be back shortly as well. Lot's of good fishing to be had on the Arky for sure!