Arkansas River
Below Pueblo Reservoir

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Trending Flies in Recent Reports

  1. Caddis Larva  

  2. Prince Nymph  

  3. Cranefly Larva  

  4. Parachute BWO  

  5. BWO  

  6. Psycho Prince  

  7. Trico Emerger  

  8. Adult Cranefly  

  9. BWO Emerger  

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Recent Guide Reports

Jun 16 Royal Gorge Anglers

General Overview

Flows are lowering on the Tailwater as runoff has ended on the Freestone section, and clarity has been exceptional for this time period. You will still want to look for relatively steady flowrate, fishing can shut down with any substantial flow bumps or drops. The Tailwater is always an option you just have to understand holding water and how to approach the fishery and be a safe wader...give us a call to grab a guide to maximize your time on the water (888) 994-6743 ext 2.

Though its mostly still a small bug game for certain, those bugs (BWOs & Midges) have been very active within all lifecycle stages. We've had some nice overcast days and looks like we've got more upcoming, which are always great for heavier activity in the BWO emerger and adult categories...and on the flip-side your brighter/ blue bird days the Midge category will typically be your breadwinner. In addition, we've seen some fish respond to caddis larva/ pupa...so keep those on your radar as well. Clarity is still exceptional on the Tailwater and will be until flows bump dramatically. Our guides have been producing some great trips on the Tailwater as of late, and the long-term forecast looks fantastic ...plan some days! The Spring season offers some of the most productive fishing of the year on the Tailwater with building BWO lifecycle activity, so plan some days...and if you're ready to take your game to the next level, give us a shout to grab a guide for a day! (888) 994-6743 ext 2

Give us a shout if you'd like to pre-book a float trip with our phenomenal tailwater guides (888) 994-6743 ext 2...available float dates are extremely limited as we are the only float outfitter on the tailwater.

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: 805 cfs

Clarity: Green Tint ~ 2-3ft

Suggested Methods

The late Spring Season on the Arkansas Tailwater involves typically very consistent bug activity...and though for the most part its a Small Bug game, we do start to fish some larger flies with more water. Be ready with full lifecycles of Midges, Tricos, Caddis and Mayflies (Small/ Dark BWO's). Our guides have began to take fish on larger attractor nymphs as well in the Cranefly Larva, Psycho Prince, and Two-Bit Hooker categories.

Royal Gorge Anglers operates the oldest fly fishing guide service and full service flyshop on the Arkansas River Freestone and Arkansas River Tailwater. Our guide service also offers various guided fly fishing experiences on the South Platte River, Gunnison River, Stillwater, Private Ranches, Backcountry and more. CLICK HERE to Learn more about our Guided Trip Options or Call us (888) 994-6743 ext 2 to talk to us directly...

This report was written by Royal Gorge Anglers: http://www.royalgorgeanglers.com
719-269-3474

Jun 07 Royal Gorge Anglers

General Overview

A bit higher releases now as we've got some real, albeit short lived runoff on the Freestone section. You will want to look for relatively steady flowrate even at these higher levels, fishing can shut down with any substantial flow bumps or drops. While the Freestone section is seeing snowmelt, the Tailwater is always an option you just have to understand holding water and how to approach the fishery and be a safe wader...give us a call to grab a guide to maximize your time on the water (888) 994-6743 ext 2.

Though its mostly still a small bug game for certain, those bugs (BWOs & Midges) have been very active within all lifecycle stages. We've had some nice overcast days and looks like we've got more upcoming, which are always great for heavier activity in the BWO emerger and adult categories...and on the flip-side your brighter/ blue bird days the Midge category will typically be your breadwinner. In addition, we've seen some fish respond to caddis larva/ pupa...so keep those on your radar as well. Clarity is still exceptional on the Tailwater and will be until flows bump dramatically. Our guides have been producing some great trips on the Tailwater as of late, and the long-term forecast looks fantastic ...plan some days! The Spring season offers some of the most productive fishing of the year on the Tailwater with building BWO lifecycle activity, so plan some days...and if you're ready to take your game to the next level, give us a shout to grab a guide for a day! (888) 994-6743 ext 2

Give us a shout if you'd like to pre-book a float trip with our phenomenal tailwater guides (888) 994-6743 ext 2...available float dates are extremely limited as we are the only float outfitter on the tailwater.

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: 1420 cfs

Clarity: Green Tint ~ 2-3ft

Suggested Methods

The late Spring Season on the Arkansas Tailwater involves typically very consistent bug activity...and though for the most part its a Small Bug game, we do start to fish some larger flies with more water. Be ready with full lifecycles of Midges, Tricos, Caddis and Mayflies (Small/ Dark BWO's). Our guides have began to take fish on larger attractor nymphs as well in the Cranefly Larva, Psycho Prince, and Two-Bit Hooker categories.

Royal Gorge Anglers operates the oldest fly fishing guide service and full service flyshop on the Arkansas River Freestone and Arkansas River Tailwater. Our guide service also offers various guided fly fishing experiences on the South Platte River, Gunnison River, Stillwater, Private Ranches, Backcountry and more. CLICK HERE to Learn more about our Guided Trip Options or Call us (888) 994-6743 ext 2 to talk to us directly...

This report was written by Royal Gorge Anglers: http://www.royalgorgeanglers.com
719-269-3474

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Phone Number: 970-453-4135
Address: 100 N. Main St., Ste 206, Breckenridge, CO 80401
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Phone Number: 303-447-2400
Address: 1904 Araphoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302
Website: http://www.royalgorgeanglers.com
Phone Number: 719-269-3474
Address: 1210 Royal Gorge Blvd., Canon City, CO 81212
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Phone Number: (719) 778-3059
Address: 5200 Nature Center Road, Pueblo, CO 81003
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Phone Number: (970) 513-8055
Address: 249 Summit Place, Silverthorne, CO 80498
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Phone Number: 303-733-1434
Address: 1303 E. 6TH Ave, Denver, CO 80218