Location

CO
United States
38° 15' 57.816" N, 104° 45' 18.0396" W

Fishing Reports

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Average: 1 (1 vote)
Weather: Cloudy Air Temperature: 21-30 F Water Temp: 31-40 F Clarity: Clear 3 fish caught

Hit Pueblo on January 7th.  Water temp was 38 degrees and fish were findable on graph, but not catchable.  A cold snap rolled through after a series of warm days, and pushed the fish deep.  Normal fish depth on Pueblo is around 35 feet and shallower, but today fish were in 70-80 ft deep.  Shad were scattered and not balled up like one would hope for.  Most fish are caught on jigging spoons and deep drop shot this time of year, and even a few can be taken on craw colored crankbaits (wiggle warts are my favorite), but nothing was working today.  Look for the majority of shad and fish to be found on deep points and main river channel swings.  It will take a series of 5 days of a warming trend before the fish begin to move up the points some.  Lookfor the warmest water in creeks on the north side and work your way from the main river ledge back to the points then into the creeks.  Good luck as fishing tends to be slow until the end of March and really turns on in April.

 

Ehner

Denali Rods/Ardent Reels/Six2midnight Fishing Team/A and M baits

CatchSpeciesLure / BaitBrandWeight (lb)Length (in)
1Largemouth BassBunker SpoonDenali Rods
2Smallmouth BassRubber WormArdent
3Spotted BassBlade BaitSeaguar
3
Average: 3 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 71-80 F

The water temperature on the lake is starting to drop, which has had an impact on fishing. Fisherman are still having limited success for wiper and catfish using worms on the bottomon the westend at the mouthof Turkey Creek. As for the Arkansas Tailwater below Pueblo Dam fishing is picking up. The current flow is 301 CFS and the water is approx 66 degrees at the dam. Fisherman can expect the best success when the river is running below 200 CFS.

3
Average: 3 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 71-80 F

October 12, 2014
Flow: 385
Water Temp: 62
We’ve had a busy week with great guests and constantly changing river. On top of it all we made a jaunt down to Gunnison to explore Tomichi Creek (we’ll be helping out with the Ride With Autism next summer). Tomichi was a fun break fishing clear small streams for little browns and it’s a great reminder of how fortunate we are living minutes, or seconds in my case from quality trout, food and friends. I appreciate all the waves as we hang out, fish and BBQ.
Conditions have been up and down on the river as much as the flow. Clarity matches the current and the trout are moving with it. SJW, buggers, Johnny flash and hare’s ears produced the bigger trout. 4G mobile coverage throughout the tailwater allows for easy access to check the flows, and it’s recommended to do so. Cover lots of water and don’t skip the submerged clusters scattered about. Conditions will continue to improve as fall approaches. Thanks for the great days.
Tight lines,
Ben

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