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 The Arkansas River below Pueblo Reservoir is an amazing winter tailwater fishery. Even though it is a tailwater, flows below the dam can get dangerously high during spring runoff, so be careful wading. This stretch of river is known for being a nice urban fly fishing destination. There is a public restroom at the parking area near Valco Ponds and the city of Pueblo is only a ten-minute drive away, with its full compliment of restaurants and stores. You'll need to purchase a parks pass in order to use the Valco Ponds parking lot.

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Directions - 61.8 miles - 1 Hour 43 Minutes

  1. From Anglers Covey: take I-25 south to Pueblo
  2. Get off on the highway 50 exit and go right
  3. Take highway 50 to Pueblo Blvd. and turn left
  4.  Turn right on Thatcher and take Thatcher to Valco Ponds. 

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