Arkansas River Tailwater - below Pueblo Reservoir, Colorado Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
Fly Fishing Map of Arkansas River Tailwater, CO
Bookmark and Share
Arkansas River Tailwater - below Pueblo Reservoir, Colorado Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Fish are along edges if you want to try and tempt them with heavier nymph rigs, dry/ dropper or streamers. Do not try to wade out at this current flow...
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Arkansas River Tailwater is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Royal Gorge Anglers
Angler's Covey

Water flow: 320cfs+ Hatchery release of approx 20 cfs

Visibility: 8 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 56 Degrees F

Water condition: Stained

Best time of day to fish: 7 AM till 2 PM

Best stretch: Quality water from Dam to Nature Center

Best access point: CO Rd 96

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Midge, BWOs, Caddis, PMD

Fish species: Rainbow Trout; Brown Trout

Fishing season: Year Around

Nearest airport: Pueblo

Free Orvis Fish Sticker

Arkansas River Tailwater Description

The Pueblo Tailwater has grown to be one of the more productive fisheries on the Front Range of Colorado. One of the major attributes that attracts anglers to this section of water is the winter fishery. Anglers can expect more temperate weather and more productive flows in the winter than most tail waters in the state. This fishery produces some excellent size ranges of both Rainbow and Brown Trout, with solid ...

Techniques & Tips

Flows are falling now, with water dropping on the Upper Arkansas. We have continued to see strong BWO and Midge hatch activity, and that will remain in higher flows...but, also keep your big water attractor nymphs on tap as they will become great producers as flows continue to step up.

7-Day Forecast

Flows back down and fishing is good in the AM and evening.

Save Email


Add Your Fishing Report