Arkansas River
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Trending Flies in Recent Reports

  1. PMD  

  2. Trico Emerger  

  3. Baetis Nymph  

  4. Two Bit Hooker  

  5. Prince Nymph  

  6. Parachute BWO  

  7. BWO  

  8. Guide's Choice Hare's Ear  

  9. Psycho Prince  

  10. Hare's Ear  

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Sep 11 Royal Gorge Anglers

General Overview

Its been a bit more technical over the last several weeks with alot lower water and high daytime temperatures. We're still seeing some exponential Trico activity and a few early 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. Soon enough we'll see cooler temps and better fishing throughout the day...until then, get on the water at sunup and off the water mid-day.

Please call us at (888) 994-6743 ext 2, or visit our Guide Trips online to inquire about availability if you're interested in booking a trip...before all our days are gone!

Stream Conditions

Above Pueblo Flowrate: 69.9 cfs

Clarity: Clear

Suggested Methods

The Summer months on the tailwater continue to focus on the full lifecycles of the very broad mayfly population along with Midges, Caddis and various attractors. Nymphing will be your go-to in the Summer and be ready with small/ dark Trico & BWO nymphs, PMDs, Midge Larva, and attractor nyphs such as Guides Choice Hares Ears, Psycho Princes, and Two Bit Hookers (Various colors). Be ready with adults in the Caddis, BWO, Trico and you will find localized groups of feeding fish in slack water and pockets.

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Address: 1210 Royal Gorge Blvd., Canon City, CO 81212
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Address: 5200 Nature Center Road, Pueblo, CO 81003
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