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Aug 07 Royal Gorge Anglers

General Overview

Flows are now down dramatically with downstream water calls non-existent. We've got 2-3ft of visibility with a green tint. Flowrate could be a moving target over the next month. Fishing has been very solid in the early AM and in the evenings, but be sure to give the fish a break during the hot window (1-3PM). We continue to see heavy Trico and BWO activity with PMDs, Caddis and other sundry bugs mixed in. We're now in the flow range where wading will be a solid option, but our guides will continue to float as we can cover more water. Still be cautious wading anything over 500cfs, as it can be pushy! Give us a shout if you'd like to book a float or pre-book a wade trip with our phenomenal tailwater guides (888) 994-6743 ext 2...available float dates are limited as we are the only float outfitter on the tailwater.

*Note: We are beginning to book many of our Summer Float Dates to capacity already. 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: 308 cfs plus approx 25 cfs out of the Hatchery

Clarity: 2-3ft (Clear Edges, Green Tint in the Current Tongue)

Suggested Methods

With clarity holding strong, we haven't really seen fish transition to eating larger flies like we typically do. So, we've continued to guide with staple bugs, mainly in the Trico, BWO, PMD and Caddis categories. Nymphing will be your staple at these slightly elevated flows, and be sure to use plenty of weight. Fish may be pushed to the edges in certain structure, so that will present some opportunities. If you elect to fish from the bank or wade a little bit, be careful!

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

Aug 03 Royal Gorge Anglers

General Overview

Flows are back down in the 600-700cfs range and clarity is much improved. We've got 2-3ft of visibility with a green tint. Fishing has been very solid in the early AM and in the evenings, but be sure to give the fish a break during the hot window (1-3PM). We continue to see heavy Trico and BWO activity with PMDs, Caddis and other sundry bugs mixed in. We're now in the flow range where wading will be a solid option, but our guides will continue to float as we can cover more water. Still be cautious wading anything over 500cfs, as it can be pushy! Give us a shout if you'd like to book a float or pre-book a wade trip with our phenomenal tailwater guides (888) 994-6743 ext 2...available float dates are limited as we are the only float outfitter on the tailwater.

*Note: We are beginning to book many of our Summer Float Dates to capacity already. 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: 637 cfs plus approx 25 cfs out of the Hatchery

Clarity: 2-3ft (Clear Edges, Green Tint in the Current Tongue)

Suggested Methods

With clarity holding strong, we haven't really seen fish transition to eating larger flies like we typically do. So, we've continued to guide with staple bugs, mainly in the Trico, BWO, PMD and Caddis categories. Nymphing will be your staple at these slightly elevated flows, and be sure to use plenty of weight. Fish may be pushed to the edges in certain structure, so that will present some opportunities. If you elect to fish from the bank or wade a little bit, be careful!

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

Jul 30 Royal Gorge Anglers

General Overview

We've seen a significant bump in release due to the heavy upstream rains over this past weekend. That being said, flows will not hold in this range for long. We expect to see flows match in-flows at the Portland Gauge (above Pueblo Reservoir) in the next few days. The clarity is stained but fish continue to eat small bugs and fishing has been productive. Our guides will continue to operate float trips only on the Tailwater until we get under 700cfs. If you opt to wade, be cautious. Give us a shout if you'd like to book a float or pre-book a wade trip with our phenomenal tailwater guides (888) 994-6743 ext 2...available float dates are limited as we are the only float outfitter on the tailwater.

*Note: We are beginning to book many of our Summer Float Dates to capacity already. 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: 1500 cfs plus approx 25 cfs out of the Hatchery

Clarity: 2ft (Clear Edges, Heavy Green Tint in the Current Tongue)

Suggested Methods

With clarity holding strong, we haven't really seen fish transition to eating larger flies like we typically do. So, we've continued to guide with staple bugs, mainly in the Trico, BWO, PMD and Caddis categories. Nymphing will be your staple at these slightly elevated flows, and be sure to use plenty of weight. Fish may be pushed to the edges in certain structure, so that will present some opportunities. If you elect to fish from the bank or wade a little bit, be careful!

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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