Winter is tailwater time in Colorado. Today’s Denver Post explores the Arkansas river below Pueblo Dam, where it finds a mix of risers amidst habitat improvements sparked by the Pueblo Arkansas River Corridor Legacy Project.
“True enough, the tailwater fishery depends almost entirely on stocking by the DOW. Rainbow and cuttbow trout, with an occasional hatchery brood fish added to the mix, are stocked year-round, and recent stockers provide most of the fishing activity near the points of easy access to the river. However, that scenario might be gradually changing.”
Tom Bie is the founder, editor, and publisher of The Drake. He started the magazine in 1998 as an annual newsprint publication based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. He then moved it to Steamboat, Colorado (1999), Boulder, Colorado (2001), and San Clemente, California (2004), as he took jobs as managing editor at Paddler, Senior Editor at Skiing, and Editor-in-Chief at Powder, respectively. Tom and The Drake are now both based in Denver, Colorado, where The Drake is finally all grows up(Swingers, 1996) to a quarterly magazine.