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
Flows have bumped up, so look for fish to spread out a little. Lots of redds, so be careful where you're walking.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Arkansas River Tailwater is currently Good

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

Water flow: 361 cfs

Visibility: 12 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 50 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: 9AM to 4PM

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

Person Fishing in a stream

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 rigs with quick drop presentations. Get down in a hurry or your flies will drift past the fish before getting to the proper depth.

7-Day Forecast

We have a little more water this week. Lots of nice fish. Rainbows are spawning. Be cognizant of redds and please walk on by


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