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:
Fish species: Rainbow Trout; Brown Trout
Fishing season: Year Around
Nearest airport: Pueblo
Recommended fly fishing leader: 9 Foot Leader
Recommended fly fishing tippet: 6X Tippet
Best fly fishing rod: 9' 4 Weight Fly Rod
Best floating fly line: Trout Easy Mend WF Fly Line
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 ...
hatches year around. A new Catch and Release section has been placed from Valco Ponds to the Nature Center.
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.
Flows are up and down right now and on the higher side. Very technical.. Fish are definitely in rock structures and deeper runs.