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Arkansas River - Salida

Fetching Current Flow

Arkansas River SalidaThis section of the Arkansas River provides Gold Medal fly fishing for Brown and Rainbow trout. With 60 miles of river frontage on either side of Salida, you can always find your own spot to cast your line. Best fished before May 10th and the famous "Mother's Day" hatch or after run-off ends sometime in early July. August 15th is also the date augmented flows for the rafting business end and the river returns to a lower flow.


Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area Brochure and Map

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Distance - 98.1 miles - 1 Hour 54 minutes

Date/TimeDischarge (cfs)
04/27/2017 @ 11:00373
04/21/2017 @ 11:00444
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  • Orvis 101 Events

    When: Apr 01, 17 8:00 AM Where: Anglers Covey

    Orvis 101 Introduction to Fly Fishing

  • Early season Stillwater Fundamentals Events

    When: Apr 06, 17 6:00 PM Where: Anglers Covey

    Early season stillwater Fundamentals-Classroom

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During the Summer

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