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Lake: Pueblo Reservoir
Fish: Channel Catfish

Catfishing

Post By: Knighstick      Posted: 9/6/2018 6:35:35 PM     Points: 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: Sharkkilla      Posted: 9/7/2018 7:19:14 PM     Points: 0    
1st off catfishing is dangerous stuff. Be careful ! They will kill you!
 Reply by: RogBow      Posted: 9/8/2018 7:31:38 AM     Points: 1663    
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

8. Headlamps

9. Net

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.
 Reply by: Borntofish1988      Posted: 9/9/2018 1:16:22 PM     Points: 25    
I agree with RogBow. There are some good cats in there. I've had the most luck on the west end but have caught them all over the lake. All of them were decent size.
 Reply by: Slay them with AVET      Posted: 9/10/2018 4:13:00 PM     Points: 3    
I think RogBow hit the nail on the head, couldn't have said it better myself.
 Reply by: Sharkkilla      Posted: 9/11/2018 9:41:16 PM     Points: 0    
What's everyone's opinion on the swallows? Is it to late in the season to get any cats out of there?
 Reply by: Knighstick      Posted: 9/11/2018 9:54:22 PM     Points: 0    
Thanks all so much for all the help and pointers