Post By: Wisconsin Posted: 9/16/2012 7:09:53 AM Points: 152
Another day at Pueblo, and the most catch was Carp. Makes you wonder if that is all that's in there. We caught 1 walleye that was 16 1/2 inches. Just wish we could catch Walleye's the size of these carp. We were trolling with Rapala's. Go figure!!!
It may be ugly but I wouldn't mind having to reel in a fish that size as you know it fought nice and hard. I managed a few small bass while wading out and fishing over the weekend. There was a ton of shad activity in Denver Cove just out past where we could cast to so i just walked right into the water and cast from there. Interesting feeling when you are chest deep in water fighting a fish and having smaller ones pecking at your legs (I assume they were fish pecking at my legs, if not I'm a bit freaked out hahaha). The little 12" bass I caught pulled pretty hard on an ultralight when wading out so I am kinda glad I didnt get a carp when out chest deep, coulda pulled me right into the water hahaha!!!!
Where are the wiper? this time of year should be top water spectacualar1 TOO much bait fish, shad population has em swimming around with there mouths open and getting there fill, poor stocking and management has this res on the down fall. Want big walleyes ? throw jerk baits in clown color by the dam at night... but wipers are full, and i need a battle, not a fish that fights like a tumble weed
Tweenty years on p dub and this is the worst i,ve seen it.
Reply by: Wisconsin Posted: 9/21/2012 6:48:50 AM Points: 152
i have to agree with you this fishery is nt what it used to be, have nt seen any wiper this year at all, should check stocking report to see whats been put in since they don t reproduce, we ll keep fishing it though cause a bad day of fishing is still better than any day at work tight lines WISCO
Reply by: nightangler Posted: 9/21/2012 11:30:26 AM Points: 1258
I haven't caught a wiper since Memorial day weekend. I cant imagine they are actively out hunting down schools of shad right now considering how many dead ones there are right now. We 9fishing partner Dustin and I) were fishing in a cove by the old DOW ramp in the SWA the other night and when we would turn on our headlamps the shad would literally jump out of the water when we shined the light on the water there were so many of them. How are you supposed to intice a wiper, walleye, bass, etc. when there is so much food already in the water that is easy pickings?
Reply by: tunedin Posted: 9/22/2012 9:43:58 AM Points: 2
This is exactly my point, they increased the shad population aroun 1998 a good idea at the time hoping to grow large walleyes and small mouth bass,conditions in lake pueblo could be perfect to grow a world class fishery imagine small mouth bass that would average 6lb, walleyes to 12lb, wipers at 15-20lbs- all are realistic possabilities - lake fluctuations make it impossible for the fish to have succesfull spawns year after year, this year in august the water in the west end looked terrible and we found a lot of dead crappie in various coves, They make their money allowing it to be a play ground instead, i have nothing against recreation water sports, but the lake is trashed and i have even been told by high rank dow that the plan is to keep the party crowd coming back because it brings in way more revanue than fisherman. after twenty some years living a mile from the res i moved away ... dissapointed and disgusted
Too funny. Growing up on Lake Ontario in NY, I only caught a few carp on Rapala's. Until today: my first time fishing Pueblo, I caught this little guy on a fire tiger shad rap. My fishing partner was dumbfounded, but will be even more so after reading your forum link!