Lake Pueblo (main reservoir): Surface temperature is 55 degrees currently. Fishing on the lake has been fair to good as of late. Anglers are consistently catching walleye on jerkbaits, crankbaits, and jigs. Bass fishing is also pretty decent right now. Soft plastics and crankbaits are consistent producers for those pursuing bass. Trout fishing has been fair for those using bait from shore. No reports on catfish at this time. Wipers have been far and few between. Anticline Pond has been producing lots of trout. Boaters are reminded that the boat ramps are open and summer hours (5 AM to 11 PM
) are in effect.
Lake Pueblo is the premier destination in southeast Colorado for a multitude of outdoor recreation activities. Lake Pueblo offers great fishing, boating, water sports, bird watching, hiking, biking, and many other outdoor opportunities, so come out and see what this great state park has to offer. It truly is a desert oasis.
Arkansas River tailwater: The tailwater has seen steadily increasing flows out of Lake Pueblo. Currently, the river is running at 710 cfs. Despite the higher flows, anglers are still catching fish in the river. Spin fishermen and fly fishermen are both reporting success. Spin fishermen are doing well on spinners and fly fishermen are still having luck on midge, caddis, blue wing olive patterns, as well as streamers. Please use caution when wading in these higher flows, as the current is extremely strong, despite depth and speed of current.
Valco ponds (ponds 1,2,3, and a small portion of pond 4 are all publicly accessible).
Bass fishing has been good on the ponds for anglers using the same tactics as what is being used on the reservoir.