Fishing Report For the Arkansas Tailwater
June 1st, 2023
Arkansas River Tailwater below Pueblo Reservoir (Pueblo Tailwater)
A lot of spring fly fishing opportunities in the Royal Gorge Region...so give us a shout to get out on the water! Questions? Call us (888) 994-6743 or CLICK HERE for more information.
Please call us at (888) 994-6743 ext 2, or visit our Guide Trips online to inquire about availability if you're interested in booking a trip...book soon for prime Spring dates, they're disappearing rapidly.
Flowrate: 2530 cfs (plus ~30cfs out of the Hatchery)
Clarity: Tinted to Clear...still very good!
Bigger flies can be best with any bigger releases of water we may see in the coming weeks and more turbid conditions, revert back to smaller flies in lower flows. Best success will be had focusing on Trico, Midge, and BWO lifecycle activity. Nymphing will still be your staple throughout the day but be prepared with small hatch matching dries and emergers as even the bigger fish have been found focused on the surface and sub-surface film if enough bugs are present. Streamer fishing can be a good tactic on cloudy days or early/ late when the light is lowest...slow dead swings on your streamer presentation.
Royal Gorge Anglers operates the oldest fly fishing guide service and full service flyshop on the Arkansas River Freestone and Arkansas River Tailwater. Our guide service also offers various guided fly fishing experiences on the South Platte River, Gunnison River, Stillwater, Private Ranches, Backcountry and more. CLICK HERE to Learn more about our Guided Trip Options or Call us (888) 994-6743 ext 2 to talk to us directly...