With heavy rains on the Arkansas Basin, release has been increased dramatically. The river has little to no clarity. We would hold off until flows pull down around 1000cfs, and clarity returns.
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Above Pueblo Flowrate: 1710 CFS
Big water doesn't mean you can't get out and catch fish, it just means you need to adopt a different mindset. The huge advantage is that fish are congregated on the edges and in softer water, so they are easy to find. We find fishing Big Dry/ Dropper rigs and streamers are the most productive methods. Focus on darker colors in off color water for better success and work the edges. You will always find fish in big water, and sometimes the biggest fish come out to play during runoff and post-runoff. Call us (888) 994-6743 for specific big water pattern and rigging recommendations...