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Lake: Pueblo Reservoir
Fish: Spotted Bass

Favorite fish to catch....

Post By: dizzel      Posted: 5/12/2017 11:09:48 PM     Points: 22698    
What is your favorite species to target in Colorado, though I would like to catch wiper all day and night long, they are a harder fish to target because they move a lot, so I love to target the Kentucky Bass or AKA spotted bass, I can usually find these guys from February through November at the local reservoir I fish, one of my favorite ways I catch them is with an ultra-lite rigged with a finesse worm or a curly tail grub and 16/0 oz to 1/8 oz jig head bouncing the edge/shelf or drop shot with a wacky rigged worm, vigorous and strong fighters but still a very pretty fish to catch.

This was from tonight, caught on a white curly tail.

What is your favorite fish to catch and what method do you use?
 Reply by: Golfprogreg      Posted: 5/13/2017 7:53:16 AM     Points: 9    
My favorite species to target here in Colorado is brook trout. I use spinners, small jerkbaits, and flies (beetles, hoppers, ants) on the fly-n-bubble.

Brook trout- the official trout of the Denver Broncos.
 Reply by: rkhancock      Posted: 5/13/2017 8:47:07 AM     Points: 18297    
Mine would have to be smallmouth bass for the fight and techniques.
 Reply by: jman      Posted: 5/13/2017 10:02:55 AM     Points: 2244    
My number one fish I fish for and enjoy are tiger Muskie.
and big brookies and pike hands down.

I honestly get pretty board targeting bass and walleyes. Other then smallies in chessman that can be a addicting puzzle piece to figure out.
 Reply by: riper69      Posted: 5/13/2017 10:18:02 AM     Points: 2315    
Totally
The brook trout is one one the hardest fighting fish, when you can find them over 15 inches
That's a beautiful brookie above did you get a replica of it?
 Reply by: jman      Posted: 5/13/2017 10:29:50 AM     Points: 2244    
No I did not I'm waiting on a 20+ for the mount. Got a couple 18s and a 19 last year
 Reply by: ultralightfanatic      Posted: 5/13/2017 1:02:19 PM     Points: 814    
My fave so far would have to be Mr or Mrs Smallmouth, preferably on a topwater.
 Reply by: Lone Shark      Posted: 5/13/2017 1:21:50 PM     Points: 854    
Lakers. Hate the 3 hour drive but have become addicted chasing Lakers on the Kayak

Love Walleye and Smallies too
 Reply by: phidoux      Posted: 5/13/2017 2:36:02 PM     Points: 5229    
MA cat fish. I've only caught two this season so far but that will change as time goes on.
 Reply by: Mr. Fly Fisherman      Posted: 5/13/2017 2:54:49 PM     Points: 148    
I think big brown trout and smallmouth are tied for favorite fish to catch. I love to feel a big brown smash a streamer and I usually throw leech patterns if I'm fly fishing or a ned rig if I'm not fly fishing for the smallmouth.
 Reply by: bharper      Posted: 5/13/2017 3:12:02 PM     Points: 185    
Trout with Bass and Pike a close second.
 Reply by: Toadfish      Posted: 5/13/2017 4:37:24 PM     Points: 3788    
Anything that will bite. The tug is the drug
 Reply by: Smelly      Posted: 5/13/2017 6:51:18 PM     Points: 21416    
My sentiment Exactly , Mr Toadfish !!
 Reply by: bron      Posted: 5/13/2017 7:06:50 PM     Points: 27869    
I'm with you two....if it peels drag that's all that matters.
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: 5/13/2017 8:35:07 PM     Points: 47218    
you three all known weirdos!

Something pretty special about brown trout and pike.
 Reply by: Kev-o      Posted: 5/13/2017 9:16:04 PM     Points: 50869    
I gotta say that it's a tie between lakers and small mouth.
 Reply by: bron      Posted: 5/13/2017 9:59:13 PM     Points: 27869    
If the fish can't drag my pole in, break it, or hurt me....why go after it?
 Reply by: BigFish4me      Posted: 5/13/2017 11:07:45 PM     Points: 235    
Im with bron. I love pike or musky on light tackle (bass/trout gear), but topwater bass with plastic frogs are also a blast.
 Reply by: RogBow      Posted: 5/14/2017 7:17:57 AM     Points: 1660    
Maybe walleye but everything else is great though too so that's a really tough question. The reason I picked walleye is because to consistently get them you need to adapt and have various fishing methods and knowledge about them. A lot of people say walleye is the best meat, I think they are good but pike, white bass, perch, crappie, and wiper are at least as good when cooked fresh imo.
 Reply by: SGM      Posted: 5/14/2017 8:29:47 AM     Points: 7155    
MY favorite is the one currently on the end of my line. Agree with Toadfish, if it swims I like to catch it.
 Reply by: Hawaiian Punch      Posted: 5/14/2017 9:28:06 AM     Points: 3845    
Small Mouth . . . .
 Reply by: motoxxx43      Posted: 5/14/2017 10:15:10 AM     Points: 1718    
I'm pretty partial to targeting massive LMB.
 Reply by: yard dogs      Posted: 5/15/2017 11:16:46 AM     Points: 616    
I agree with the above - that whatever is on the end of my line I'm more than happy with, but lakers are my drug....
 Reply by: Flyrodn      Posted: 5/15/2017 2:13:27 PM     Points: 184621    
Like 'em all. Take pride in diversity, to date 2017, brook, brown, rainbow, yellow perch, walleye, white bass, wiper, walleye, white and black crappie, common carp (and mirror variation), bluegill, green sunfish, pumpkin seed, smallmouth and largemouth bass, creek chub, and gizzard shad. The seasons just getting rolling.
 Reply by: Fisherguyd      Posted: 5/15/2017 2:25:42 PM     Points: 96    
It'll always be Smallmouths for me! Second: LM/Spotted bass
 Reply by: riper69      Posted: 5/15/2017 5:41:16 PM     Points: 2315    
Lakers especially through the ice
 Reply by: edawg      Posted: 5/17/2017 12:19:43 PM     Points: 217    
Wipers on the fly.
 Reply by: randog      Posted: 5/17/2017 12:35:40 PM     Points: 1646    
No stiff arm needed
 Reply by: navacito      Posted: 5/17/2017 2:56:01 PM     Points: 27    
Never met a fish I didn't like
 Reply by: jonjon85      Posted: 5/17/2017 4:28:48 PM     Points: 1377    
Not picky down to catch em all. Some of my favorite catches thus far tho.
 Reply by: riper69      Posted: 5/17/2017 5:20:59 PM     Points: 2315    
Wish you could find more of these
Took me way down stream
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: 5/17/2017 6:28:34 PM     Points: 47218    
motoxx you should join the small fish contest on the plus side.. you might and I emphasize might.. be able to give Kev-O a run for his money!
 Reply by: fishinfoco      Posted: 5/17/2017 9:08:21 PM     Points: 295    
Ol bucketmouth for me.
 Reply by: kingkong      Posted: 5/17/2017 9:55:48 PM     Points: 678    
 Reply by: GoNe_FiShIn_11      Posted: 5/17/2017 10:17:15 PM     Points: 3483    
I like to catch they all. Got a say catching carp out of the river is quite entertaining too.

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