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-- Pueblo, Colorado

North Shore Marina

lake and they have done very well. It is not uncom- mon to catch spots in the upper South Shore Marina four pound range, smallies in the five pound range and largemouth that weigh over six pounds. Pueblo Reservoir is made up of rock walls, long main lake points, ledges, countless coves loaded with brush and trees. If you are a heavy line flippin kind of fisherman, or a fisherman who prefers drop shotting six pound test, this is a lake for you. The lake fishes great in the spring time, jerkbaits and small S o tubes are my favorites. The summer topwater action is incredible, if you are buzzbaits and spooks are great and the fall bite is even better. The ever out this bass are chasing shad so your crankbaits and spinnerbaits are a way, hit up Pueblo good choice of bait to throw. The bass fishing starts picking up Reservoir. I think you will in mid April and is good till late No- like what you vember. I was just out on lake find. To get the day before Thanksgiving here take Interstate 25 and did very well. This time of to Pueblo head west on U.S. 50 Pueblo Reservoir is made up year the water temps reach that 7 miles to Mcculloch Blvd go south 4 of rock walls, long main lake 49-DEGREE mark and the jig- miles to Nichols Rd. go south on Nichols Rd. ging spoon bite is hot! It is not 1 mile to North Park Entrance. points, ledges, countless coves uncommon to catch every spe- There are two full service marinas on loaded with brush and trees. If cies that the lake offers on the the lake, one on south side and one on north spoon and the Kentucky’s and side. To contact the north marina call at 719- you are a heavy line flippin kind Small mouth stack up on the 547-3880 or www.noshoremarina.com. For of fisherman, or a fisherman who main lake ledges. A 100 fish day the south shore call at 719-564-1043 or www. is not uncommon. Look for the thesouthshoremarina.com. If you would like prefers drop shotting six pound fish on the bluff walls sitting in to contact the park office the number is 719- 20-40 feet of water. Fish verti- 561-9320 or www.lakepueblo.park@state. test, this is a lake for you. cally with a 1-OUNCE spoon ei- co.us. The park also has over 400 campsites ther white/white or chartreuse/ many with electrical hookups and communi- white and you will have a great ty showers. To make reservations call 719-561- time! 9320 ext 10. Make sure you call way in advance; the campgrounds Colorado has several bass clubs who have tournaments here do fill up fast. If you would like to stay in a hotel, there are several every year. In the past to win a tournament it would take a 5 fish within 15 minutes from the lake. bag weight 14-15 pounds to win. I say in the next couple years you The park fee is $5.00 daily and there are stations at the north are going to need a 20-pound sack to win. entrance and the south entrance. BW

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