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Early Season Trip – Pueblo Tailwaters

March 20

Are you new to the club or needing a little extra help to get started?  Look for “Buddy Here!” in the attendee list above. Reach out directly to Buddies to  coordinate. We can’t guarantee that CWF Buddy Volunteers will always be available on a trip but we’ll try!

Trip Name: 

Arkansas River, Pueblo  

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POC (Name, Email, Phone): 

Yeida Chang trips@colowomenflyfishers.org 

Start Date: 

03 20 2021 

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Location/Directions: 

https://goo.gl/maps/zVJaKicqc6QXMcwKA 

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Meet Time/Location: 

Let’s meet at the Osprey picnic area between 10:30-11 am. This is on the north side of the river. When you get to Pueblo, take Highway 50 west, then head south on Pueblo Blvd.  Heading south on Pueblo Blvd, take a right on 96 (Thatcher Ave). Make a right onto Pueblo Reservoir Rd and then right on Juniper Road. After you cross over the Arkansas, turn right on Vineyard Dr., then left on Honor Farm Rd, then onto Rock Canyon Rd. We’ll meet at the parking lot loop at the end of Rock Canyon Rd. DO NOT TAKE Honor Farm Rd off of Pueblo Blvd to get there. It goes private and you can’t get through.

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Trip Details: 

The Arkansas River tailwater below Pueblo Dam is a great for early season fishing, with miles of quality water from the dam to the Nature Center and over nine miles of public access water. 

You will need to pay the state parks day use fee ( $7.00?) if you don’t have a yearly pass..  There is a self pay kiosk on Juniper Rd before you cross the river.  

Please be aware of spawning rainbows and look for fish that are feeding, not spawning. Spawners will be on shallow gravel beds.  

For info on river conditions and flies, the Drift Fly Shop is an excellent resource. Hint on flies: tiny (22-24) midges and BWOs, egg patterns. 

Flows are currently at around 75 cfs, which is on the low side, but typically increase mid March, which usually makes for better fishing. The tailwater is usually well stocked with rainbows, but there are also some lunkers to be had if you can find deeper holes. 

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Camping/Accommodations: 

I’m intending this trip to be a day trip but lodging in Pueblo (assuming you’re comfortable with it), or camping accommodations at Lake Pueblo State Park should be available on short notice for those who want to make an extended trip. 

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Date:
March 20
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CO United States
Attendance: 6