Alex Townsend is the Colorado Parks & Wildlife (CPW) aquatic biologist for Area 13, which includes the Upper Arkansas River Basin. He recently gave a presentation to the Arkansas River Outfitters Association (AROA) on the health of the fishery in 2023, and CPW has generously made the presentation available to us. Trout population density and size are up, stocking efforts have increased in recent years, rainbows are doing great, and the recovery of Hayden Creek Cutthroat is progressing well. Click below to download.