Re: Arkansas River
My brother would kill me for discussing this in public but here you go. Down toward Florence can be very good but highly dependent on river flows. The numbers seem much lower down toward Florence and just after Florence but the the fish are healthy and can become quite large.
Just about the entire river through Canon City is good, access via the city trail system is great with multiple trail heads along the river that van be used as an access point. The section is best fished prior to the caddis hatch in spring due to the numbers of fish and dependency on river flows and clarity. There are a couple of feeder creeks just up stream from Canon that will create very difficult fishing during runoff and high precipitation.
The river really is a gem from just after Texas Creek all the way up to Salida and onto Beuna Vista. The river is known for the Mother's Day caddis hatch but the blue wing olives in March are my favorite bugs and the river is less crowded.
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