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Lake: Pueblo Reservoir
Fish: Walleye

Pueblo Walleye

Post By: Andy1160      Posted: 8/18/2020 2:51:50 PM     Points: 0    
Looking to make a few trips down to Pueblo the next couple of weeks. Iíve been hearing of an almost non existent walleye bite. Are the rumors true? Has anyone been having luck? Is the Shad hatch messing everything up? Are we almost on the back end of the hatch? What are they biting on? Where are they? Thanks in advance, from and avid fisherman.
 Reply by: SGM      Posted: Aug. 18, 4:03:29 PM     Points: 14399    
First off welcome to the site Andy

It is true that the walleye bite is very slow right now which is very typical for Pueblo this time of the year. Usually about July thru the end of August and even into September the bite dies mainly due to about a billion shad fry in the lake. Another factor is the water temps get pretty warm which turns the bite off. All that said you can still catch eyes working jigs or even jerk baits off points and drop offs. Mid September the water tends to cool down, the big hatch is over and the eyes start moving into their fall feeding mode. Jerk baits, cranks, jigging spoons and the old jig and crawler will all catch fish.
 Reply by: Hawaiian Punch      Posted: Aug. 18, 5:27:39 PM     Points: 8110    
Dog days of summer . . . .try the three lakes in the Denver area . . .Chatty,C.C. and Aurora.Pueblo is too hot.
 Reply by: Andy1160      Posted: Aug. 19, 8:51:36 AM     Points: 0    
@Hawiian Punch

I live in the metro area and have been fishing these reservoirs. Primarily CC, but it just had a Shad hatch as well. Went to chatty on Sunday, caught a few fish, but they are choked out and skinny. I want to fish Aurora, have been out twice, but itís like a giant breakfast bowl. I noticed that you are pretty oriented with the body of water. Would love the opportunity to get to know it.. 330-671-6775. Andy.
 Reply by: motoxxx43      Posted: Aug. 19, 11:14:01 AM     Points: 2483    
Are you fishing from a boat or shore?
 Reply by: Hawaiian Punch      Posted: Aug. 19, 11:35:46 AM     Points: 8110    
I will call you . . . . .330 or 303
 Reply by: Andy1160      Posted: Sep. 14, 4:14:24 PM     Points: 0    
Im fishing from a boat. @SGM I was down there two weeks ago, and didnt catch anything but smallmouth.

It appears the water temps have dropped, have you found out if they have moved into the fall feeding pattern yet? We were marking a ton of fish but couldnt get them to bite anything (blade baits,jigging raps, jigs and crawlers). We were working points in skiers cove, mid shoals, and peck creek. Headed back down tomorrow morning, any insight would be greatly appreciated, as we are pre fishing for a tournament this weekend. All fish are CnR by the way.
 Reply by: tnhj      Posted: Sep. 17, 8:23:38 PM     Points: 51    
I gave up a couple of weeks ago after trying everything besides spooning. To many shad and the heat didn't help. I have noticed an improvement for walleye's in about a week in years past trolling.
 Reply by: SGM      Posted: Sep. 18, 9:39:18 AM     Points: 14399    
Andy, have been out chasing elk the last week no walleyes. Elk hunt was a bust so maybe we should have chased eyes.

Anyways the bite will get better now that the temps are cooling down and the main shad hatch is over. We work points and deep holes all over the lake with jigging raps, blade baits and a worm/jig. Usually these baits are the top producers this time of year. Heading out Sunday and try to find some.

If you find a school and don't get any hits in 15 to 30 minutes I move on to the next school. Also sometimes the more aggressive /feeding fish are the ones that are suspended.