Post By: Knighstick Posted: 9/6/2018 6:35:35 PMPoints: 0
Hello all Iím a newbie to this forum trying to find a good spot for catfish in Pueblo reservoir. Iíve read that the turkey creek and swallows locations are good spots. Iíll be fishing from the shore (no boat) and was wondering what the conditions are and what the catfish are hitting on. Thanks much in advance for any help!🙂
Reply by: RogBow Posted: 9/8/2018 7:31:38 AM Points: 1660
If I was going to fish for catfish at Pueblo I would do the following.
1. Arrive at the lake about an hour before sun down and set up in an area where the water is no deeper than 5 or 6 feet close to shore and there are minimal snags, like brush etc. Sandy or muddy bottom as the rocky areas quickly take your gear. Look at a contour map then go see what the substrate actually is.
2. Second rod stamp
3. Nightcrawlers, cheese punch bait, hot dogs, crayfish tails, and maybe some other catfish specific baits found at the store.
4. 2 rod holders
5. Glow sticks so you can see the end of the rods at night better. Tape them on with elec tape.
6. Cooler full of drinks/food
7. Small radio
10. Bug spray
11. Circle hooks, about 1/0 or 2/0. Catfish aren't hook shy ime. Let them tighten the line then just reel, don't jerk it.