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Post By: woody2410      Posted: 5/14/2007 11:27:44 AM     Points: 22    
Went to Pueblo Lake saturday morning around 4 am and left at 5:30 pm. on my first cast I hooked up on a Wiper. I quickly caught three more then headed for more Bass friendly areas. I landed good numbers of Smallmouth but only 2 were of leagle size. I still have yet to catch a good largemouth out of this lake. Around 9:30 the lake filled up quickly with Pleasure Boaters and the fish quit bitting just as quickly. I anticipated this daily sumer time event and had the wife and kids join me. The water Temp read 62.5 degrees but the kids didn't seem to mind and swam around for several hours. They all went home around 4 and I started fishing again. This time I kept with the Wipers. They were hitting hard and fast. I landed 15 fish in less than 2 hours and had more throw the hook. Thats some pretty good fishing.
One question I have for anyone who wishes to weigh-in,
So far this year I have not been able to catch a single Crappie at Pueblo Lake. Has anyone else experinced this unusual "void"? Is it possible they have been knocked down and numbers are extreamly low or am I just being too anxious? In years past I have been into the crappie as early as mid-april. I get a little worried when something seems to change my normallicy.
 Reply by: Fishinbud      Posted: 5/14/2007 3:35:17 PM     Points: 0
Sorry that I can't shed any light on the crappie situation at Pueblo, as I've never fished there. That said, I am looking to head down there for the first time in the next week or so. Is there any chance that you could provide a little more information as to what techniques you were using while getting into the wipers and the general areas where one should begin to look for them? Thank you and continued success!
 Reply by: woody2410      Posted: 5/14/2007 9:42:46 PM     Points: 22
No problem JJL,

Not sure if you are fishing from a boat or from the shore but If you are familiar with the lake this should work for both ways. If you set sail from the South Shore Marina head basically due north to the other side of the lake. There is a large cove that butts-up to a camp ground/day use area. If you are coming in by land, drive past the North Shore Marina and proceed to the campground. All along the west side of this cove are steep rock walls. where these walls come to a point, or change to a sloping rock slide, try throwing your best lure. The wiper are very active now and will hit just about anything. They are mostly active only in the early morning and late evening hours, I know people who target wiper only in the a.m. hours. I myself have had little luck in the heat of the day but know that they can be caught during this time. Use the same presentation as you would for Bass. Smallmouth are also found here in fair numbers. Good luck and let me know how you do, Woody.
 Reply by: Fishinbud      Posted: 5/14/2007 11:08:02 PM     Points: 0
Hey thanks for the tips. I have to admit, I do not know the lake really at all. In reference to the campground near the North Shore Marina, are you referring to the area just east of Juniper Breaks campground? Also, I will be fishing from a boat and will probably launch from the North Shore Marina (sorry for not being more clear in my original post). Thanks again, any additional input would be appreciated and I will let you know how I do later this week or early next week (depending upon when I can get out there). Take care and good luck!
 Reply by: woody2410      Posted: 5/15/2007 8:23:38 AM     Points: 22
Yes, the Juniper Breaks Campground is the cove I mentioned. Just hang a left after you come out of the North Shore Marina and go alittle over 1/4 mile. You will see a very large cove, can't miss it. Good Luck, Woody.
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