Arkansas River Tailwater - below Pueblo Reservoir, Colorado Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Arkansas River Tailwater - below Pueblo Reservoir, Colorado Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Tactical nymph rigs with longer leaders. Streamers should be tried.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Arkansas River Tailwater is currently Just OK

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

Water flow: 586 cfs+ Hatchery release of approx 15 cfs

Visibility: 20 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 39 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: 10 AM to 4 PM

Best stretch: Quality water from Dam to Nature Center

Best access point: CO Rd 96

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Midges, BWOs

Fish species: Rainbow Trout; Brown Trout

Fishing season: Year Around

Nearest airport: Pueblo

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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

Typical tailwater nymphing rigs apply here as well. However, some fish like to cruise the film in search of trapped emergers, so a greased leader systems also pays dividends. Low flows now tend to congregate larger fish into the rock formations.

7-Day Forecast

Flows are up and down right now and on the higher side. Very technical.. Fish are definitely in rock structures and deeper runs.

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