Fishing Report For the Arkansas Tailwater


Arkansas Tailwater Pueblo Fishing Report


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October 12th, 2021


Arkansas River Tailwater below Pueblo Reservoir (Pueblo Tailwater)


General Overview

Things are certainly trending in the right direction over the course of the last several weeks with much cooler conditions, and great bug activity in general. We're still seeing some exponential Trico activity and some Pseudo Baetis (Fall BWOs), so bug activity has been steady and will only build as we go into the Fall. However, for the next few weeks we highly advise you fish early to protect the health of the fish with low water and high air temps. Alot better activity and safe water temps throughout the day now...but the best hours will still be in the morning.


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Stream Conditions

Above Pueblo Flowrate: 58.8 cfs

Clarity:  Clear


Suggested Methods

As we move through the Fall Season we encounter alot lower water and smaller bugs in general. Best success will be had focusing on Trico, Midge and Fall BWO lifecycle activity. Nymphing will still be your staple throughout the day but be prepared with small hatch matching dries and emergers as event he bigger fish have been found focused on the surface and sub-surface film if enough bugs are present.


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Arkansas Tailwater Fly Fishing Guide