Fishing Report For the Arkansas Tailwater


Arkansas Tailwater Pueblo Fishing Report  


August 16th, 2018


Arkansas Tailwater below Pueblo Reservoir


General Overview

**Flows are low but clarity is excellent, and there should be no equipment in the river for hydro work from here on out. 

Fishing has been excellent on the tailwater but its no secret, so its been rather crowded! Downstream water calls have been eliminated, so this is a wade fisherman's paradise right now and there is alot of bug activity. Highly recommended that you check this section out, and conditions should hold on this section through the Late Summer and Fall. 

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Stream Conditions

Above Pueblo Flowrate: 80.7 CFS

Clarity: 2ft+ (Summer Green)


Suggested Methods

 We have continued to see strong BWO, Caddis and Midge hatch activity, and those bugs will always be producers. During "Summer Primetime," however we have really began to see fish key on Caddis, PMDs, Tricos and micro Stonefly lifecycle patterns in addition to your staples. As with any watershed, look for your heavy hatches before switching to dries...deep nymphing will be your best producer throughout the day. 


Arkansas Tailwater Fly Fishing Guide