This fishing report covers the upper Arkansas River from Leadville to Buena Vista. It is provided courtesy of Colorado Fly Fishing Guides, located at 504 Harrison Avenue* in downtown Leadville.
Upper Arkansas River (Between Leadville and Buena Vista)
Aug. 20, 2021
Flows have dropped in the upper valley, which has made the river more accessible for the walk and wade angler. The dominant hatches are caddis, yellow sally, bwo, and midge in Hayden Meadows. Hoppers with small mayfly and/or midge emerger droppers have been successful in the meadows. Hopper/dropper setups along the edges or nymphing deeper, faster water is producing results from Granite to Buena Vista.
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