Arkansas River Tailwater - below Pueblo Reservoir, Colorado Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
Fly Fishing Map of Arkansas River Tailwater, CO
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Arkansas River Tailwater - below Pueblo Reservoir, Colorado Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Fish are hugging rock formations. Most fish found in riffles are smaller ones. Use a lot of split shot and get down quick
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Arkansas River Tailwater is currently Excellent

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

Water flow: 500cfs+ Hatchery release of approx 20 cfs

Visibility: 8 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 48 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: 9 to 3

Best stretch: Quality water from Dam to Nature Center

Best access point: CO Rd 96

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Midge, BWOs

Fish species: Rainbow Trout; Brown Trout

Fishing season: Year Around

Nearest airport: Pueblo

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

Tactical Nymphing. Use small midges and Baetis behind a SJ Worm or egg pattern.

7-Day Forecast

Good flows and great conditions


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