Welcome to ArkAnglers!
It's early March and conditions are looking great, particularly in Bighorn Sheep Canyon or the water immediately upstream of Salida up to the Big Bend area. At this point, flows are in the low 300s, giving our fishery a great start on the spring feed and allowing fish to fatten up for runoff in late May-June. Expect blue-wing olive mayflies to start hatching by mid-March and caddis in mid-April, with good conditions holding up till the 15th-20th of May. In other words, we are transitioning out of winter and expect 60-75 days of good fishing prior to spring runoff. Wading and floating are both good spring approaches, and as the days grow longer/warmer, more and more of the river becomes productive. Sometimes the toughest question is just how to decide on where to fish!
This website is meant to help with those decisions. From the descriptions of different access points to the three reports updated almost daily, it is our hope that you will find the information herein to be both timely and accurate. For questions or to make guide trip reservations, one can email us from the site or call us at 719-539-4223. And, of course, our two fly shops in Salida and Buena Vista stand ready, seven days a week, to provide hands-on instruction and guidance for those who wish to venture further afield or deeper into the details.
We have a great several months ahead of us in the valley.
We look forward to fishing with you!
SALE items in Salida as of 4/11/16:
Redington Palix Wading Boot (felt) - Retail: $89.99 / Sale: $65
2015 Women's WIllow River Waders - Retail: $149.95 / Sale: $99
Call 719-539-3474 or stop by the Salida shop to check sale prices and inventories.