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Arkansas River

Check out the Stream Flows & fishing Conditions on the Arkansas River Below Pueblo Reservoir, Canyon City, Salida & headwaters. The Arkansas River was just named the newest addition to Colorado’s Gold Medal Waters. Let Minturn Anglers help you find out why with our latest Arkansas River fishing report.

Mothers Day Caddis in Colorado

Why the Mother’s Day caddis hatch isn’t just about one bug Recently I had been hearing reports like I do every year that the caddis hatch was on at the Arkansas River, so I decided to go check it out for myself. I grabbed some fly rods, a friend, leftover pizza, and some beer and set off towards Canyon City. The famed “Mother’s Day” caddis hatch is an annual spectacle/fishing event that occurs on many Read More

Arkansas River Pueblo Tailwater | Winter Fly Fishing Report

Teva and I met up with Frank on the Arkansas River this week and we are happy to report it fished well!  The Arkansas River tailwater below Pueblo Reservoir is quickly becoming one of the most popular tailwaters for winter fly fishing.  From Denver, it’s an easy drive South on 1-25 and the winter temps are usually pretty mild. The Arkansas River below Pueblo fishes well anywhere from Pueblo Reservoir Dam to just below Pueblo Read More

Arkansas River Report | Pueblo Frostbite Fish-Off

4308-Pueblo Frostbite Fish-Off-Arkansas River Denver

Location: Arkansas River Below Pueblo Reservoir Date: 1/21/12 Flow: 65 CFS Clarity: Slightly Cloudy Weather: Warm, Overcast in the PM Hot Flies: #14-18 Prince Nymph, Eggs, Worms, Midges From the Aspen Times…On the fly: Local angler nets another victory Brandon Soucie and I fished for the second time in the Pueblo Frostbite Fish-Off tourney this past Saturday 1/21. The event is a fundraiser for the Pueblo Trout Unlimited and is run completely by volunteers. Since Read More

Arkansas River Pueblo Fishing Report

Arkansas River Pueblo December 8, 2011 Flow: 55 CFS Water Temp: 39-45 Degrees The Arkansas River below Pueblo has been on fire lately!  The BWO’s have hatching in great numbers, even as we progress into December.  The midges have also picked up.  Nymphing has been productive in the early morning hours and the dries begin around noon.  Parachute Adams, Extended Body BWO’s, Sprout Midges and Erics Midge have all been productive dry fly patterns in Read More

Arkansas River Pueblo Tailwater Fly Fishing Report

Arkansas River November 29, 2011 Flow: 55 CFS Clarity: Gin Clear Weather: Sunny and 50-60 Water Temp: 43-50 Degrees If you have never fish the Arkansas River below Pueblo Reservoir, then you are seriously missing out. The Arkansas below Pueblo largely overlooked by Denver and Colorado fly fisherman. I would go so much to say as it is the best winter fishery in the denver/front range area.  Not only does the Arkansas have huge numbers Read More

Arkansas River Fishing Report – September 10, 2011

Arkansas River near Canon City Flow: 350cfs @ Canon City Clarity: Clear Weather: 75 and Sunny I made it up to the Arkansas this weekend with one of our customers, Gary Cordray.  Gary is an Arkansas fanatic and knows the river in and out from Leadville to Buena Vista, so it was nice to head down to a somewhat new river (to me) with someone with experience.  I’ve fished the tailwater section below Pueblo Reservoir Read More

Arkansas River Fishing Excellent Rincon to Lone Pine

Date: First Week of September, 2011 Flow: 585 CFS Clarity: Very Clear Rating: EXCELLENT/FUEGO/BONKERS/HOT HOT HOT! Flies: #12-16 Yellow & Tan Stimulators, #14-16 Yellow, Black & Tan Puterbaugh Caddis, #8-12 Stimi Chew Toy, #8-14 Amys Ant, #8-10 Aerial Assault Misc: 3x-4x tippet, Dry Shake, Floatant The Arkansas River has always been one of those rivers I’ve never fully explored.  It always seams that if I’m going to drive 2 hours to float I’m going to Read More

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