Arkansas River Pueblo Fly Fishing Report
Water Temperature: 65
We have been remiss in writing reports, last guide trip 1 June. With the typical 95 degree days and massive flows, a peak of 4820 CFS it is too dangerous to guide, let alone fish. However, there were a couple of days when the weather was cool and the flow was 1100 CFS. I fished the Flag Hole with great success! When the flows approach 700 CFS a side channel appears and it is immediately populated with nice fish. On that particular day the side channel was clear and I was sight fishing to a 20 incher ++. I landed a nice 18 inch bow on a Red SJW.
We are negotiating with a local owner to guide on his bass pond! Further details as we work it out! As you can see I landed numerous 3 to 5 pound bass on a purple leach pattern. A couple of the bass actually walked the dog! The pond also contains 30 plus carp 20 plus catfish and a few wipers.
As a reminder, we still guide Rainbow Falls Mountain Trout. This is an opportunity to land trophy trout in the seven pond range on the property. The steam contains numerous rainbow species, Snake River cuts and some Kamloops all in the 18 to 20 inch range.
Click for larger view.