Arkansas River
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Trending Flies in Recent Reports

  1. Trico Emerger  

  2. Parachute BWO  

  3. Baetis Nymph  

  4. BWO  

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Recent Guide Reports

Nov 28 Royal Gorge Anglers

General Overview

The forecast is extremely positive for the next 10 days, get out and take advantage before winter arrives! Clarity has really come around on the Tailwater over the course of the last 10 days. It seems lake turnover may be nearing its end. Flows are now in that winter range and should hold in that 60-100cfs window until next Spring. Bug activity certainly will be focused on the full lifecycle of the Midge, BWO and Trico for the majority of the winter season, so be sure you're prepared with those bugs in small sizes...and you'll do well.

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

Nov 17 Royal Gorge Anglers

General Overview

Clarity has really come around on the Tailwater over the course of the last week. It seems lake turnover may be nearing its end. Flows are now in that winter range and should hold in that 60-100cfs window until next Spring. Bug activity certainly will be focused on the full lifecycle of the Midge, BWO and Trico for the majority of the winter season, so be sure you're prepared with those bugs in small sizes...and you'll do well.

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

Nov 13 Royal Gorge Anglers

General Overview

Last week was characterized by some tremendous fishing on the tailwater, we had some absolutely exceptional guide trips...and things will only get better as the river clears post-lake-turneover. We're still seeing some exponential Trico activity and building Pseudo Baetis activity (Fall BWOs), so bug activity has been steady and will only build as we move into the early winter season. *You will see some off-color conditions from time to time with the lake now in the middle of "turnover," as we transition into cooler weather. This is actually a good opportunity to have some cover and get closer to fish...and honestly, it will have no negative affects on productivity assuming some clarity still exists.

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Stream Conditions

Above Pueblo Flowrate: 104 cfs

Clarity: Clear to Tinted (Lake Turnover seems to be finishing, clarity has been much better)

Suggested Methods

As we move through the end of the Fall Season we encounter alot lower water and smaller bugs in general. Best success will be had focusing on Trico, Midge and Fall BWO lifecycle activity. Nymphing will still be your staple throughout the day but be prepared with small hatch matching dries and emergers as event he bigger fish have been found focused on the surface and sub-surface film if enough bugs are present.

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719-269-3474

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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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