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Lake: Pueblo Reservoir
Fish: Rudd

Fish ID?

Post By: alwayzskunkd      Posted: 7/26/2011 6:11:33 PM     Points: 1576    
A friend of mine was out th Pueblo res a while back doing some bow fishing and he got this fish. Said when he spotted it and shot it he thought it was a carp. He said the fish was about 18 inches and 4 -4.5 pounds. After looking online I come to the conclusion that this fish is a Rudd. Am I correct? I have never heard of a rudd.

What does anyone know of these fish?
 Reply by: BiggieSmalls      Posted: 7/26/2011 6:14:19 PM     Points: 1252    
Looks to be a Gizzard shad to me
 Reply by: Fiddler1986      Posted: 7/26/2011 6:17:12 PM     Points: 7995    
Yeah i'd say gizzard shad as well. You got some great catfish bait now!
 Reply by: zwcarlson13      Posted: 7/26/2011 6:17:33 PM     Points: 457    
Same here looks like an adult gizzard shad
 Reply by: EOrf      Posted: 7/26/2011 6:18:41 PM     Points: 2482    
Hey Jeff,you ever fish lake isabelle aka san isabelle the west side is over ran with rudd,there they look like gold fish

I say gizzard shad also
 Reply by: alwayzskunkd      Posted: 7/26/2011 6:43:27 PM     Points: 1576    
He said it was not a shad so I didn't even bother looking at shad lol. Now that I did look you guys are correct. Thanks everyone!!

I don't know anything about bow fishing so was it ok for him to shoot it?
 Reply by: Ch00Chee      Posted: 7/26/2011 6:50:08 PM     Points: 62    
nice shad! great for cutbait!
 Reply by: Neyet Stalker      Posted: 7/26/2011 7:01:23 PM     Points: 10794    
Nasty stinky critters, we caught 30 of those with jerk baits early this spring.
 Reply by: alwayzskunkd      Posted: 7/26/2011 7:18:44 PM     Points: 1576    
LOL I have never seen a shad.
 Reply by: Neyet Stalker      Posted: 7/26/2011 7:26:43 PM     Points: 10794    
Yeah man you aint missing nothing...lol

Some of these guys use them for catfishing.

Cherry Creek is full of them, they grow some big walleye/wiper.

Early this spring they were stacked thick, aggressive, and hitting 6" Bombers ferociously! ha
 Reply by: alwayzskunkd      Posted: 7/26/2011 7:30:43 PM     Points: 1576    
but I have never caught one so I will have to catch one some day :)
 Reply by: Robby      Posted: 7/27/2011 12:01:46 PM     Points: 402    
When I used to need some good catfish bait I would sight fish shad with just a single piece of corn and no weights. Just throw it out there and they will hit it like a perch. Just a heads up though, they have super sharp scales on their stomachs so be careful. Great bait!

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