Post By: a dogg Posted: 7/30/2012 10:34:39 AM Points: 88
That cliff over by shipwreck point finally went! We were there on saturday around 10:30 just east of it when it went. Just wanted to throw a warning out there for eveyone to stay away. We were trying to determine how much fell by looking and we decided size wise it was equal to around 9 cars. Not scientific by any means but you get the point!. Anyone else see or hear about it??? It was the most amazing thing I have ever scene, the splash from it went all the way back to the top of the cliff (100 ft or so) and sent a HUGE wave out that had me worried in a 17ft boat. Anyone know why the dow has not blown it themselves yet??? If there would have been a bout under it it would have stood NO chance! Very dangerous!
Reply by: FishingJunkie Posted: 7/30/2012 10:46:23 AM Points: 312
Glad you were OK - just a side note: I watched a show on PBS about the biggest tsunami wave in Alaska (it happened in the 50's I believe) - it was generated by a massive landslide and the resulting wave measured over 1700ft (524m)!
Reply by: TJack Posted: 7/30/2012 11:22:02 AM Points: 273
Yea I've heard about that. The craziest thing to me is that 2 of the 3 fishing boats in the area survived the wave. Those fishermen must have had the ride of a lifetime, granted depending on where they were they probably didn't feel the wrath of the entire 1700 feet, still pretty crazy
Sounds crazy! My parents just moved to Pueblo and we have been there a couple times since. I am not familiar with the names of the coves and points. Where was his at in relation) o the south Marina? I would like to know before I head down from fort Collins for labor day. #1 so I know to look out for sunken rocks and #2 so I can maybe fish some new structure. Thanks guys.
a dogg - Glad you are alright and were able to see that awesomeness!!!!
I have fished that area many times but cant picture which rocks it was that collapsed. I am shorelocked so when we hit that area we start at sailboat launch and walk around towards the west. There is the first "island" (its an island early in the season but once the water level drops you can walk to it) and then it rounds the corner back to the north. Are you talking about the big ricks right there by the first island or is this further back in the cove closer to the north shore marina?
Years ago, we were fishing in the North Marina on the bank by the parking lot. It was at night. There was a full mood and you could see pretty good. We had about 4 lanterns out on the bank with all our poles and tackle. We heard this huge cracking sound and looked across the bank just in time to see the whole side slide down. We started grabbing stuff and headed to the upper bank. We just barely reached the top and turned and all of the lanterns, poles, boxes etc. were coming straight at us. That was one hellava wave. We asked the Parks Dept why they don't go around and knock down those clips and they told us they could not do anything with the res. because of the water rights and the volume of water in the res. Just like its illegal to take or clean driftwood off the face of the dam. Go figure Wojo
I could be wrong but, I believe what the op meant was ship rock which is a large rock outcrop west of sailboard flats (swim beach) on the north side of the lake. It has some huge cliffs above that looked to have some fracture lines. It is a little crazy trolling in that area but the fish seem to hang there. LT
The "island" I mentioned is actually at the very eastern most point of Shiprock Cove. I know there is another large rock outcropping further west from the first rock outcropping I mentioned. These must have been around those!!!
Reply by: a dogg Posted: 7/31/2012 8:14:02 AM Points: 88
yeah Looneytooner is right about where I am talking. I grew up in Canon City and have fished poueblo my whole life and have also fished that shoreline my whole life. I always wondered when it would go, its just crazy that 20 years later after i moved away and am back visiting is when it went. I'm glad I got to see it. I also saw more cracks as you go east a little down that shore line that looked like they will give soon. I'll never fish that shoreline ever again! I cant believe that knowone on here was there at that time..... After it happened everyone on the lake headed over to check it out. like 20 or so boats.
This sort of thing happened a few years back on the Cowlitz In WA State. One of our favorite steelhead fishing holes was right below a cliff. Of course it never rains in Seattle (ha ha) but the ground became saturated and away it went. If you find yourself fishing a river in WA or Oregon or even Alaska keep this in mind. A dangerous situation that can easily be overlooked.
Reply by: nightangler Posted: 8/2/2012 8:30:58 AM Points: 1278
If you've put in time on the north shore of Pueblo, odds are you have had a situation like ccpike mentions. I've learned to tread very carefully in a lot of spots because shale friggin hurts when you go sliding down it...