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Lake: Pueblo Reservoir

Tips an local help

Post By: pheng      Posted: 4/5/2021 3:42:55 PM     Points: 85    
Hi everyone so I plan to go and test my luck at Pueblo this up coming weekend for the very first time and don't have a clue on how to break apart the lake to being successful. Just want to go out and try to be successful on pretty much anything honestly. Don't really know how the fish are moving with the water still kinda cold and really need some help with tips and what to look for what depths and just how I can just go out without coming back home from a big trip and leaving myself with a bad impression on this lovely lake. Anything will help, I really appricate the help.
 Reply by: Smelly      Posted: Apr. 5, 4:11:20 PM     Points: 25132    
Can’t give you any info on the lake. But before anybody can help you. They’r gonna have to know if your fishing from shore , or a boat. It kinda sounds like possibly a boat ,cause you’re talking about “ what “ depths “ . It makes a pretty big difference . And if fishing with lures or bait would also be helpful. The more specific you can be , the better your odds of getting good info are .
 Reply by: SGM      Posted: Apr. 5, 6:17:31 PM     Points: 15438    
Right now and for the next few weeks it will be a tough bite. Water temps are coming up which will help but still fairly cool for most warm water fish. Walleyes are still spawning and those that have spawned are fairly inactive. That said some fish are being caught mostly with crank baits, stick baits or jerk baits. I know folks that have caught fish from the dam to Swallows area. Rocky points seem to be one of the best areas right now with flats that are adjacent to deep water next.
 Reply by: Barnacles      Posted: Apr. 5, 6:21:46 PM     Points: 634    
This is not helpful, I know. I fished there on foot last week & was completely intimidated. Everything is going to change in a matter of days though. Warm water fish are right on the brink. You might be hitting it just right. If I was going back this weekend, I'd be ripping a crankbait all over the upper end of the lake.
 Reply by: Salmon Slayer      Posted: Apr. 6, 10:16:46 AM     Points: 1569    
To familiarize yourself with the lake go to any major outdoor store and buy the Fish n' Map for Pueblo Reservoir. Apart from going with a guide or knowledgable partner, this map will be your single best resource by far.
 Reply by: pheng      Posted: Apr. 6, 10:49:13 AM     Points: 85    
Well I will be out there doing both. Shore fishing and a bit of boating just to get a good feel about the lake just trying to break apart the lake. Will be using both bait and lures. Was just asking for some tips about what I can do to just get a confident feel before having a hard time out there. I just wanted some help from people who has been to this big lake, and I'm grateful for this who has took their time to help out letting me know about the current situation over there right now. Seems like right now it's a hit or miss up until the water warms up. I'll push an update after I hit it.
 Reply by: pheng      Posted: Apr. 6, 10:53:39 AM     Points: 85    
Also the dam the dam will be closed for the walleye spawn and egg collection correct?
 Reply by: motoxxx43      Posted: Apr. 6, 4:58:51 PM     Points: 2629    
Dam is fishable from both shore and boat. Walleye netting is done for the year. Managed to get out Sunday evening to fish until 10:45p. The regular shore techniques were not working for me. Tried jerkbaits in various sizes and retrieves from clown colors to almost blacked out. Went to 4 of my usual areas and never got a bite though I could have filled a second bag of trash cleaning up worm containers and beer cans. I can confirm there are a ton of fish lurking the shoreline though. Using a spot light to look for reflections of eyes I saw groups of shad to much larger fish hiding in the depths further off the shoreline. They were not at all hungry.
If you plan of fishing the west end in the evenings you might want to scout some areas and be in them before dark. It gets busy out there...
 Reply by: pheng      Posted: Apr. 7, 9:24:01 PM     Points: 85    
Thank you for the update and sharing the info. Yeah sounds like a tough bite and I will do like u said and look around first before hitting a spot. Sounds very tough but just gonna have to try and see how it goes.

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