Arkansas River A-3 (Gold Camp)

Description: Over one mile of year-round river consisting of long runs, riffles, and pocket water. Browns and rainbows in excess of 18 inches have been reported. Lightly rafted with an occasional kayak.

Location: The property is located 20 miles south of Leadville and 12.5 miles north of Buena Vista on the east side of Hwy. 24

Capacity: Limited to 4 anglers.

To make a reservation call 303-421-6239 or 1-800-524-1814.

Rate Notes:

Adult 1/2 Day
Adult Aftn.
Youth 1/2 Day
Youth Aftn.

Property Log Book Comments

Beautiful day. Small catch of 8 total. Little activity after 10:30 a.m. SJ worm, PMX foam-tan, Zebra. Tried several others but without luck. Another fly fisher in the lower section did much better. ~ Gene -- October 10th, 2013

Two of us fished the lower section below the swinging bridge. Beautiful sunny and hot day. Another fly-fisher on the section above the bridge. The two of us landed about 9 with a large RB included. Lot's of strikes and lots of misses on top water foam hopper with a Zebra midge dropper, #20. ~ Gene -- October 10th, 2013

Fished half day. Bright sun to begin with. No hatches. Caught some in the flatter water below the walk bridge on an extended body PMD. Got several browns on a black ant in the quiet water on the east side of river. Steady, but not spectacular action. ~ Jack Kruse -- September 9th, 2013

Two of us fished A-3 on August 23rd from about 11am to 4pm when a storm pushed us off the river. Flow around 150 and very clear. Did not do well until the cloud cover came. Caught fish consistently on an olive caddis with Murphey\'s Micro May as the dropper. A lot of browns averaging 12\" or so. A few bows right below the walk bridge. A short but good day overall. ~ Jack Kruse -- August 26th, 2013

Challenging day on this great stretch, probably the 5th or 6th time fishing Gold Camp and toughest day here by far. Four of us pounded the water for at least 7 hrs with only 8 or so fish landed. At least one was a sweet 18 inch rainbow pulled from long run above the downstream big hole. We counted at least 20 rafting boats coming through and just think the fish were spooked all day from that many boats over them. Some guides even eddied out right next to us in the large pools until we made it very clear that was not appreciated. Browns and bows we did land were taking large yellow stonfly nymphs and bh prince nymphs. Tried caddis patterns and larvae but no interest. Tried hares ears and bh pheasant tails also no takers. Have had great days on this stretch but won't fish again on mid summer Saturday, just too many rafters. ~ mwooster -- August 12th, 2013

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