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Lake: Pueblo Reservoir
Fish: Walleye

Pueblo Heating up

Post By: SGM      Posted: 5/17/2018 7:51:47 AM     Points: 6516    
As the water temps rises the fishing gets better. Hit the lake yesterday with a friend and had a great day. First stop we hit was the only spot as we never moved. Between us we landed 68 eyes with 6 keepers, 7 SMB, 3 LMB and 9 spots. Weather was great and so was the fishing. Biggest eye was 19.25, biggest SMB was 15.25 and the big spot was 17 inches.

Diggins and his wife are coming over for a 3 day fun filled weekend on the lake so I had to get out and do a pre-scout. Hope to get a few shots of him catching something other than suckers.
 Reply by: bron      Posted: 5/17/2018 8:36:44 AM     Points: 24112    
Nice fish Russ! Very jealous on the spotted bass, havn't caught one yet.
 Reply by: yard dogs      Posted: 5/17/2018 2:22:41 PM     Points: 602    
Very nice indeed sir. One of these days...
 Reply by: SGM      Posted: 5/17/2018 3:15:02 PM     Points: 6516    
YD, Iíve got open seat for you, Brit and and yard pups who want to play. Just need to coordinate dates.
 Reply by: Hawaiian Punch      Posted: 5/17/2018 3:26:53 PM     Points: 2990    
A nice/well rounded catch!
 Reply by: SmileyMFL      Posted: 5/17/2018 3:54:48 PM     Points: 1    
Looks like a great day! I'm very new to targeting walleye. If you don't mind me asking, what were you using to catch the walleye? I fish from shore or a kayak, so it would be nice to have something good to throw at them from time to time. I've actually only caught one walleye so far.
 Reply by: Freestone303      Posted: 5/17/2018 4:04:35 PM     Points: 442    
Nice spotted bass!
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: 5/17/2018 4:08:26 PM     Points: 44050    
Told you dynamite would work well down there! lol

Smily - jerk baits at dawn and dusk work pretty well
 Reply by: bharper      Posted: 5/17/2018 4:18:55 PM     Points: 154    
Nice multi species day!!!! Nice Spot! Cheers🍻!
 Reply by: SGM      Posted: 5/17/2018 5:24:28 PM     Points: 6516    
Thanks all.

AWB, quite stop telling the secrets. Also I prefer to call them DuPonte spinners.

Smile jigs, blade baits, jerk baits, jigging spoons all do well. Sometimes tipped with worms, minnows or gulp minnows.
 Reply by: skiman      Posted: 5/17/2018 5:49:23 PM     Points: 1643    
Iím jealous! Will be thinking about you, and not being able to get out for the next few months!
At least I should be good to go for hard water season. Good job on the eyes and spotted bass!
 Reply by: dizzel      Posted: 5/17/2018 9:23:58 PM     Points: 21117    
Very nice Spot SGM, I hooked one about 2 weeks ago that was well over 18, line snapped.... ya ya fish stories lol

Plo is always one to offer up multi species day if you are in the right areas.

Great Catching for sure!!!
 Reply by: SGM      Posted: 5/18/2018 8:17:20 PM     Points: 6516    
Ski, hope we can get you out after your surgeries.

Dizzel, thanks lots of fun. To bad you lost that tank.
 Reply by: WapitiStalker      Posted: 5/19/2018 9:00:25 AM     Points: 0    
wow beautiful fish.. i could tell the spotted bass looked a bit different than a largemouth but i would have thought it was a largemouth if i caught one of those.. how can you tell the difference? it seems the eyes look different/ darker? the line through middle of body not as prominent and looks muddled and spotty up near the top of his back? the face/head looks a bit different too the LMB would have a bigger mouth and spotted looks more like a smallmouth's head? just wondering how to best identify that its a spotted bass
 Reply by: dizzel      Posted: 5/19/2018 9:26:39 PM     Points: 21117    
Once you catch enough of them its pretty easy. Look at the pictures below:

The first one is a Large Mouth, notice the jaw line is past the eye or well behind the eye.

The second is a spotted bass, the jaw does not extend past the eye, tons of spots I have caught have a red eye but that's not always the case.

The spotted bass has a "tooth patch" on tongue area while the LMB does not.

The LMB's dorsal fin has a shallow connection, the spotted bass has a distinct connection.
 Reply by: SGM      Posted: 5/20/2018 7:19:47 PM     Points: 6516    
Dizzel, thanks for the assist.
 Reply by: Angler Jack      Posted: 5/22/2018 11:29:56 AM     Points: 421    
Does anyone have an extra seat that i could tag along sometime? Im more than willing to pay for gas and whatever else

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