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Rating - Fair   

Monday, Feb 26 2024
Report Date: 2/26/2024Current Conditions: The flows are currently at 110 cfs. below the dam. These flows are right around the average for this time of year. These flows are in line with the winter flow program for the Arkansas river. We should see flows stay right around 75-150 cfs clear through winter. (barring any "accidental" flow drops) We are seeing typical winter conditions on the tailwater. The water temps are cold. We are seeing water temps in the morning in the mid 30's. Its taking a bit for the fishing to turn on because of this. Even if the water only warms a couple of degrees, that will often times trigger some midge activity. The fishing has been decent and the river has been fairly busy. The prime fishing window has shifted to about 10:30 am to 3pm. The river is clear and sight fishing has been a ton of fun. The fish have concentrated a little more near deeper water but are moving into riffles and feeding aggressively on warmer days. The fish are taking full advantage of the hatches happening now. With the water temps getting cold, the midge activity has really increased. There are still a few BWO's hanging around, but they are definitely waning. Some days have afforded great dry fly fishing. These insects will be targeted in all of their life stages. Although the flows here are very volatile and can change in an instant, we don't really foresee any significant flow increases happening. We always recommend keeping a close eye on the flow rates.Hatches: Midges are the name of the game right now. While you may still see some mayflies, they are definitely tapering off. Midges are hatching throughout the day. Most of the focus has been on nymphing, but the dry fly fishing can be spectacular this time of year. Tactics: The fish are pretty concentrated in the deeper water right now. Once the day progresses, fish will start to move into more dynamic water to feed (riffles). The fish have become a little more spooky, so be sure to take your time! Nymphing has been the most productive and consistent. The streamer fishing has been good in the mornings and late afternoons. Don't be afraid to add some leech or worm patterns to your rig. Weather: Short Term- This recent storm system brought a little bit of snow to this area. What snow did fall is already mostly gone now. This week will be pretty quiet all throughout the area. Temps will be in the upper 40's and even get into the 60's by mid week. There will be abundant sunshine all through this week. Friday will cool down a bit with a passing front, but it does not look to impact the area other than that right now. Morning lows will continue to be chilly, but things will warm up fairly fast each day. In all, this will be THE PERFECT week to schedule some time on the water. It does not get any nicer in Colorado in February than this. Expect the river to be pretty busy this week. Long Term- After this week, its anyones guess on the long range forecast. Right now, it looks like it should stay quiet and quite warm the week of the 19th. Temps next week look to be in the 60's with little to no chances of precipitation. Things can change on the long range forecasts as they are not really all that accurate. We will be keeping an eye on this closely. Most forecasters are in agreement about some more changes happening the last week and a half of the month. Most major weather models are showing this. Let's hope we can get some more consistent storms in the high country. We can always use additions to the snowpack. As of today, our snowpack in the Arkansas basin is at 97% of average!Tips: The river has become noticeably more busy, remember that the entire river fishes well. PARKING NOTE- If you do fish in here, we recommend you don't leave anything in your car. Only take what you will have on your person. Thieves have been breaking into cars all over the place. This is an area we offer guided walk/wade and float trips, please give us a call if you are interested! RECOMMENDED PATTERNS your top 6 nymphs for today- Money midge, brown. sizes 20-24Blindside midge, black, grey. purple, sizes 20-22.Anneworm, red, size 22Mercury midge, sizes 20-24JuJu midge, zebra, brown, sizes 20-24Mini leach, brown-black, Sizes 14-18Our top Dry flies for today- Matts midge, black-size 22Mole Fly, all colors, sizes 18-22Parachute Adams, sizes 20-26Our top Streamer patterns for today- Laser legal, Natural. Size 4Double Gonga, yellow. Size 4Meat whistle, brown. Size 8

Monday, Feb 26 2024



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GPS: n 38 16 35.2668 w 104 36 16.5852

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Fishing is fair on jerk baits on points for walleyes and small mouth bass. Fishing has been reported best early evenings at dusk and early mornings.

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Pueblo Reservoir

RECEIVE FISHING REPORT UPDATES!


Rating - Fair

Report Date: 2/26/2024Current Conditions: The flows are currently at 110 cfs. below the dam. These flows are right around the average for this time of year. These flows are in line with the winter flow program for the Arkansas river. We should see flows stay right around 75-150 cfs clear through winter. (barring any "accidental" flow drops) We are seeing typical winter conditions on the tailwater. The water temps are cold. We are seeing water temps in the morning in the mid 30's. Its taking a bit for the fishing to turn on because of this. Even if the water only warms a couple of degrees, that will often times trigger some midge activity. The fishing has been decent and the river has been fairly busy. The prime fishing window has shifted to about 10:30 am to 3pm. The river is clear and sight fishing has been a ton of fun. The fish have concentrated a little more near deeper water but are moving into riffles and feeding aggressively on warmer days. The fish are taking full advantage of the hatches happening now. With the water temps getting cold, the midge activity has really increased. There are still a few BWO's hanging around, but they are definitely waning. Some days have afforded great dry fly fishing. These insects will be targeted in all of their life stages. Although the flows here are very volatile and can change in an instant, we don't really foresee any significant flow increases happening. We always recommend keeping a close eye on the flow rates.Hatches: Midges are the name of the game right now. While you may still see some mayflies, they are definitely tapering off. Midges are hatching throughout the day. Most of the focus has been on nymphing, but the dry fly fishing can be spectacular this time of year. Tactics: The fish are pretty concentrated in the deeper water right now. Once the day progresses, fish will start to move into more dynamic water to feed (riffles). The fish have become a little more spooky, so be sure to take your time! Nymphing has been the most productive and consistent. The streamer fishing has been good in the mornings and late afternoons. Don't be afraid to add some leech or worm patterns to your rig. Weather: Short Term- This recent storm system brought a little bit of snow to this area. What snow did fall is already mostly gone now. This week will be pretty quiet all throughout the area. Temps will be in the upper 40's and even get into the 60's by mid week. There will be abundant sunshine all through this week. Friday will cool down a bit with a passing front, but it does not look to impact the area other than that right now. Morning lows will continue to be chilly, but things will warm up fairly fast each day. In all, this will be THE PERFECT week to schedule some time on the water. It does not get any nicer in Colorado in February than this. Expect the river to be pretty busy this week. Long Term- After this week, its anyones guess on the long range forecast. Right now, it looks like it should stay quiet and quite warm the week of the 19th. Temps next week look to be in the 60's with little to no chances of precipitation. Things can change on the long range forecasts as they are not really all that accurate. We will be keeping an eye on this closely. Most forecasters are in agreement about some more changes happening the last week and a half of the month. Most major weather models are showing this. Let's hope we can get some more consistent storms in the high country. We can always use additions to the snowpack. As of today, our snowpack in the Arkansas basin is at 97% of average!Tips: The river has become noticeably more busy, remember that the entire river fishes well. PARKING NOTE- If you do fish in here, we recommend you don't leave anything in your car. Only take what you will have on your person. Thieves have been breaking into cars all over the place. This is an area we offer guided walk/wade and float trips, please give us a call if you are interested! RECOMMENDED PATTERNS your top 6 nymphs for today- Money midge, brown. sizes 20-24Blindside midge, black, grey. purple, sizes 20-22.Anneworm, red, size 22Mercury midge, sizes 20-24JuJu midge, zebra, brown, sizes 20-24Mini leach, brown-black, Sizes 14-18Our top Dry flies for today- Matts midge, black-size 22Mole Fly, all colors, sizes 18-22Parachute Adams, sizes 20-26Our top Streamer patterns for today- Laser legal, Natural. Size 4Double Gonga, yellow. Size 4Meat whistle, brown. Size 8


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