Fishing Report For the Arkansas Tailwater


Arkansas Tailwater Pueblo Fishing Report



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November 27th, 2023


Arkansas River Tailwater below Pueblo Reservoir (Pueblo Tailwater)


General Overview

Winter conditions are beginning to arrive on the tailwater with lower flows and cooler water temps, both will make this fishery more consistent. November, December and February can be some of the most consistent and productive months of the year on the plan some days, and if you're interested in learning more about this great fishery...hire one of our fantastic guides for a day!
 Fish will be most active during heavier lifecycle activity, which will also occur more in the lower light windows (Morning and Evening). The late Fall window will definitely feature a return to smaller be sure your box is loaded up with full lifecycles of Pseudocleon Baetis (Micro BWO's), Tricos and Midges.

A lot of spring fly fishing opportunities in the Royal Gorge give us a shout to get out on the water! Questions? Call us (719) 371-4530 or CLICK HERE for more information.

Please call us at (719) 371-4530, or visit our Guide Trips online to inquire about availability if you're interested in booking a soon for prime Spring dates, they're disappearing rapidly. 



Stream Conditions

Flowrate: 73 cfs (plus ~25 cfs out of the Hatchery)

Clarity:  Stained to Clear



Suggested Methods

Best to revert back to smaller flies now that we have lower flows. Best success will be had focusing on Trico, Midge, and BWO lifecycle activity. Nymphing will still be your staple throughout the day but be prepared with small hatch matching dries and emergers as even the bigger fish have been found focused on the surface and sub-surface film if enough bugs are present. Streamer fishing can be a good tactic on cloudy days or early/ late when the light is lowest...slow dead swings on your streamer presentation.




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