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

The Ark near A-6 was high and muddy so I went to the upper river at noon. It was high at almost 600 cfs but clear to a depth of about 18 inches. I caught eight trout 10 to 16 inches long, 2 rainbows and the rest browns. They took green caddis larvae and golden stone nymphs dead-drifted in 2 to 4 feet of water. A few adult caddis were around but no fish were rising. No hits on streamers. ~ John -- April 22nd, 2014

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

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