Fishing Report For the Arkansas Tailwater


Arkansas Tailwater Pueblo Fishing Report


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October 14th, 2019



Arkansas River Tailwater below Pueblo Reservoir (Pueblo Tailwater)


General Overview

The reservoir is turning over a little bit here over the last week, so clarity has diminished...but, it hasn't really affected fishing. The big driving factors for a dramatic increase in productivity have been cooler water temps (due to cooler overnight lows) and a giant increase in hatch activity (BWOs and Tricos primarily). We have now transitioned to walk wade format guide trips on this section, and have had some fantastic days the past few weeks with many nice fish to the net...time to plan some days!

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Stream Conditions

Above Pueblo Flowrate: 208cfs

Clarity: 18"-2ft


Suggested Methods

 Flows are beginning to fall into more typical early Fall levels. With more winter-like conditions, we will be transitioning from larger attractor style nymphing rigs to more typical tailwater rigs with a focus on our active lifecycles. Currently, our guides are focusing most on Red Quills, Tricos, PMDs, Caddis and Midges throughout their respective lifecycles. Focus your efforts on more oxygenated water (heavy structure and riffles) we move out of this hotter weather. As things cool down, and releases drop fish will spread out a bit more. 

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