Fishing Report For the Arkansas Tailwater


Arkansas Tailwater Pueblo Fishing Report  


April 17th, 2018


Arkansas Tailwater below Pueblo Reservoir


General Overview

Things have been really solid now that flows are a bit more consistent, and BWO hatch activity has been very solid which is driving fishing. We highly recommend checking this section out over the course of the next 4-6 weeks, as fishing should continue to be exceptional.

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Stream Conditions

Above Pueblo Flowrate: 339 CFS

Clarity: 3 Plus Feet

April 15th was the cutoff point for higher release to open up some capacity in the reservoir. Clarity has been quite solid as of late...conditions are solid!


Suggested Methods

  Our guides have done well focusing on Caddis, Baetis, and Midge lifecycle along with a handful of trusty attractor nymphs (pig sticker, egg pattern, psycho prince, hares ear). We have seen some strong BWO and Midge surface activity as well, so make sure you're prepared with dries. 


Arkansas Tailwater Fly Fishing Guide