Fishing Favorable for Summer Fun on the Water
The lakes are full and the stream are flowing in and around Leadville and Lake County. Here’s Tim Hill with Colorado Fly Fishing Guides located in downtown Leadville, with the latest conditions for fishing – enjoy!
Upper Arkansas River (Between Leadville and Buena Vista)
Flows are favorable for the walk/wade fisherman on the upper river. There is still quite a bit of caddis, sally and mayfly activity in Hayden Meadows and stoneflies are still kicking around from Granite to Buena Vista. Fish are also starting to turn on hoppers throughout the corridor and hopper/dropper or attractor/dropper rigs are providing consistent action.
There is some continuing restoration work being done on the Lake Fork of the Arkansas on Mon. – Fri. from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. This is just above the State Trust and Reddy Easements and it greatly affects the clarity in these sections starting around 11a.m. This also affects the clarity in Hayden Meadows above Kobe dropping the clarity here to fair. Below Kobe, Union Creek cleans the river up quite a bit, but it still remains stained when they are working. Anything below the Lake Creek confluence is not affected.
This work is scheduled to go until at least the end of August and possibly through to the end of September. Fishing these areas during the week should be done early in the day for the best conditions.