Fishing Report For the Arkansas Tailwater


Arkansas Tailwater Pueblo Fishing Report  


Helios 3 Test Cast


June 21st, 2018


Arkansas Tailwater below Pueblo Reservoir


General Overview

We've had some really strong fishing on the tailwater for the last 4-5 days. The river bumped into the 700cfs range, and clarity improved dramatically. The river still has some green tint to it, and clarity isn't perfect like the Upper River...however, fishing has been very strong and our float and wade trips have been very productive. 

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Stream Conditions

Above Pueblo Flowrate: 737 CFS

Clarity: 2-3ft (Green Tint)

It looks like we may be beyond the heavy release time period. Flows have been in the 700cfs window for a while, however, clarity has not been exceptional.


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 really begin to key on Caddis, PMD 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