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Lake: Pueblo Reservoir
Fish: Walleye

Want to catch some good eating walleyes?

Post By: Big_D      Posted: 8/30/2023 6:36:51 PM     Points: 513    
Rent a boat slip, deploy your green lights, buy some bait from the marina, fish from your boat and take home some great tasting walleyes.

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 Reply by: not too old to fish      Posted: 8/30/2023 8:35:44 PM     Points: 9228
Nice video, congrats on your success and yum on the fish.
 Reply by: Dakota Dude      Posted: 8/31/2023 9:30:39 AM     Points: 2573
Great video! Love seeing the food chain.
 Reply by: Big_D      Posted: 8/31/2023 9:42:28 AM     Points: 513
So if you guys are curious they were biting every time we dropped the bait down. If you hang the leech right below the bait ball you'll get a hit every single time. They were obviously not all keepers but I would say every 1 out of 7 or so fish were legal size. It wasn't on the video but we caught some huge trout in the 22 - 24 inch range as well with the leeches.
 Reply by: Hawaiian Punch      Posted: 8/31/2023 4:51:58 PM     Points: 11535
Me like!
Tell me a bit more about the green lights . . . .I found some on Amazon for 20$ . . .
 Reply by: Hawaiian Punch      Posted: 9/1/2023 6:03:57 AM     Points: 11535
How much does a slip cost to rent for a night? Is that the north marina?
Can I call ahead to rent the slip?
Phone number?
 Reply by: Trailerman      Posted: 9/1/2023 3:25:34 PM     Points: 61
Believe that is the south shore marina and they charge 45 per night.
 Reply by: Hawaiian Punch      Posted: 9/2/2023 9:31:49 PM     Points: 11535
Thanks Trailerman . . . .this might be a cure for the dog days of summer.
 Reply by: Barnacles      Posted: 9/4/2023 8:26:50 AM     Points: 4992
Never tried that at Pueblo. I've got a friend that rigged LED lights from Tractor Supply all around his boat... angled down to the water. He just fips one switch and lights up the world. Works great. I have the floating "crappie lights" on my boat, They work good but they can hog some battery.

 Reply by: JIGORNAUT      Posted: 9/4/2023 9:11:44 AM     Points: 327
What brand lights are you using/how many lumens do they put out?
 Reply by: Hawaiian Punch      Posted: 9/4/2023 12:58:55 PM     Points: 11535
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I got 2 coming
 Reply by: Hawaiian Punch      Posted: 9/6/2023 5:11:15 PM     Points: 11535
Just got the lights I ordered . . . .WOW!!!!!! BRIGHT!!!!!!!!
Test them out at Pueblo Friday night.
 Reply by: dizzel      Posted: 9/6/2023 8:13:26 PM     Points: 25223
Just don't consume if they look like this.
 Reply by: Trailerman      Posted: 9/6/2023 8:58:57 PM     Points: 61
Is that the sandy flesh disease? I have not actually seen it yet but thats kinda freaky. Havenít heard of it in the Denver metro yet
 Reply by: Big_D      Posted: 9/7/2023 2:45:08 PM     Points: 513
Hey guys! Sorry was out of town for a bit. Yes, it's south shore marina and yes it's $46 per night. I think the leeches may be out of season already but in the past crawlers have worked around this time. So far none of the 18 - 22 inch walleyes have sandy flesh disease but I did fillet one from Nebraska that had it.
 Reply by: Hawaiian Punch      Posted: 9/8/2023 12:59:24 AM     Points: 11535
Welcome back Big D . . .I'm headed down to Pueblo tonight to try my luck . . .my lights came in from Amazon and I reserved a slip at the South Shore marina . . .I got a cooler full of crawlers and plenty of finger food/snacks ,ect.
will report when I'm back.
The lights I ordered from Amazon came in and I tested them out . . .guess what? The lights are polarety smart . . .I got the clamps on the wrong posts of the battery and the light didn't turn on . . .I reversed the polarity and they worked just fine.
 Reply by: Big_D      Posted: 9/8/2023 10:16:09 AM     Points: 513
Good luck HP! I know you'll kill it out there.
 Reply by: tnhj      Posted: 9/9/2023 7:00:40 PM     Points: 61
The North shore marina area has a lot more wipers. I'd bet you chances would be better on the north side if wipers are what your after.
 Reply by: Big_D      Posted: 9/12/2023 10:21:59 AM     Points: 513
I've fished both marinas at night and from my experience I've caught about the same amount of wipers on both side. I do like the north shore cause the rules are more laxed but the south shore is much cleaner and quieter.
 Reply by: Gurnman      Posted: 9/13/2023 12:33:34 PM     Points: 603
Eagerly awaiting the report from HP!
 Reply by: Gurnman      Posted: 9/13/2023 12:35:45 PM     Points: 603
Also, can you tell if the fish has sandy flesh disease from the outside? Or only after you filet it?
 Reply by: Hawaiian Punch      Posted: 9/13/2023 5:59:10 PM     Points: 11535
We got there too late to experance the shad/light thing and only caught one eye and 4 stocker trout.We did have a school of Shad(all over 12 in) come to one light for most of the night.
 Reply by: SGM      Posted: 9/15/2023 11:04:19 AM     Points: 23629
Gurnman, as I understand it you can only tell after I you filet the fish. It is not a problem at Pueblo as only one case has been identified that I am aware of. Iíve cleaned hundreds of walleye from Pueblo and have never seen any signs of the sandy flesh.
 Reply by: Gurnman      Posted: 9/18/2023 8:50:40 PM     Points: 603

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