River Report
Report Bugs Weather Map River Rating: River Flow: 32 cfs
River Statistics:
»Leadville
Current:   32 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   31 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   28 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   31 cfs
Gage Height:   4.67 ft

Pueblo
Current:   284 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   288 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   284 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   320 cfs
Gage Height:   8.66 ft

Salida
Current:   489 cfs
6 Hrs Ago:   489 cfs
12 Hrs Ago:   504 cfs
24 Hrs Ago:   534 cfs
Gage Height:   3.15 ft

The Ark is a great option for fall fishing. Blessed with a good snowpack, a mild summer and some recent precipitation the Arkansas has been a steady producer this fall. Baetis also known as Blue Winged Olives are going to be the most prevalent food source for these beautiful wild trout. October caddis, and midges are also on the meal ticket, midges more so in the morning and caddis during the warmer afternoons. Hayden Meadows is on the lower side of things but with the recent weather, look for the flows to bump up. Located at a higher elevation close to Leadville, look for the window of opportunity up there to be closing. Not that it is fishing poorly just that sooner is better than later. As you move down the Arkansas look for the temps to rise slightly due to elevation loss. That means terrestrials will still be a good bet for dry dropper rigs. Attractor foam dries are a good bet. Midges in the morning with BWO's taking over as it warms up. Weather can affect the flows but the middle basin is at a very wadeable flow. Look for the fish to be a a bit more spread out with the lower flows. Look for the area between Salida and Buena Vista to be a great day trip option. Plenty of brown trout inhabit these waters and we know that October and November are great months for streamer fishing for aggressive pre and post spawn browns. We like to say over here that when deciding on what fly color to select for streamers think the colors of fall. Browns, yellows, oranges, olives and reds all good options. The lower section of the Arkansas below Pueblo Res will continue to produce excellent dry fly fishing throughout the winter, it can be up to 20 degrees warmer in Pueblo than the Front Range.

Report Updated On: 10/03/2017
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Casting a fly in a tranquil mountain stream, feeling the tug on the line, and holding a beautiful rainbow trout makes us feel alive and intensely connected with nature. Fly fishing is our way of life and we are blessed with hundreds of nearby rivers and streams just a short distance away from Boulder. From the swift spring waters of the Clear Creek to the meandering bends of the South Platte, it's critical to consider fishing conditions in advance and prepare accordingly. We rely on our experienced guides who venture into the wild to let us know which rivers favor fly fishing, where fish are biting, and which fly patterns are most effective. Planning a successful fishing trip also requires knowledge of stream flows at various river points and an accurate weather forecast for a given destination. At Rocky Mountain Anglers, we are dedicated to providing all avid anglers with detailed and timely information about hatches, water, and weather conditions. So before you head out the door on your next fishing adventure, visit our web site to find valuable information that will prepare you for a successful trip. Have fun chasing after your next trophy trout and enjoy nature's beauty!The Rocky Mountain Anglers Crew
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