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Lake Pueblo, CO

Popular Fish Species Lake Pueblo, CO

Pueblo Reservoir Popular Fish - Smallmouth Bass

Smallmouth Bass Fishing

Smallmouth bass are a favorite of many locals at Lake Pueblo, as they are plentiful and easy to catch, once located. Fishing for smallmouth bass is good anytime they are shallow - in spring, during high water, mornings in summer and during warmer fall afternoons. Use shallow crankbaits around rip rap, and around grass use worms, jigs, topwater and spinnerbaits. In winter, spend your time on deeper structure with small worms, jigs and spoons. Largemouth bass also reside here in decent size and numbers.

Pueblo Reservoir Popular Fish - Walleye

Walleye Fishing

Thanks to good fisheries management by Colorado Parks and Wildlife, a healthy population of walleye are thriving in the waters of Lake Pueblo this year. May and June are the best time for weekend anglers to catch them. During this time they tend to move shallower and closer to shore. Other times of the year they are more likely to roam around in deeper water. As always, staying close by schools of baitfish. They are eager to feed throughout the lake, but tend to concentrate around structure on points, flats and ledges off the river channels. A proven method for catching walleye here is trolling with spinners tipped with live bait, or trolling with long-billed, deep diving crankbaits. However casting live bait, jigs, worms and spoons also works well at times.

Pueblo Reservoir Popular Fish - Hybrid Striped Bass

Hybrid Striped Bass Fishing

Also known as wipers, hybrid striped bass, are a favorite of many locals and fishing guides at Lake Pueblo, as they are plentiful, run in schools and grow to bragging size. As a hybrid of striped bass and white bass, they have great potential for spawning massive numbers and growing to large sizes. Fishing for hybrid stripers is a matter of locating schools of bait, and schools of hybrid striped bass is likely to be in the area. Fish finders improve your odds of locating both bait and wipers. Live bait is very very effective here, and these chubby fish can be caught year round.

Lake Pueblo Fishing Video

Fish species to fish for...

Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, blue catfish, flathead catfish, black crappie, walleye, rainbow trout, rainbow/cutthroat hybrid, bluegill, yellow perch, saugeye, and wiper at Lake Pueblo in Colorado.

Several boat launch ramps and two marinas stand ready to welcome boaters at Pueblo Reservoir. 4,000 surface acres, 60 miles of shoreline and a nice variety of fish species await anglers at this fertile fishery in central Colorado. Bass, walleye, crappies, trout, catfish and wipers all draw fishing enthusiasts that enjoy the option to fish for both warm-water and cold-water species.

Lake Pueblo, situated in southern Colorado, is a popular destination for fishing enthusiasts seeking a diverse angling experience. The reservoir boasts an impressive variety of fish species, making it a paradise for both freshwater and warm-water fishing. Anglers can expect to catch species such as rainbow trout, walleye, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, catfish, crappie, and bluegill. Whether you prefer casting from the shoreline, fishing from a boat, or even trying your hand at ice fishing during the winter months, Lake Pueblo provides abundant opportunities to reel in a prized catch.

Lake Pueblo, with its diverse fishing opportunities, exciting boating experiences, and well-equipped campgrounds, offers a complete outdoor getaway for visitors. Whether you're an avid angler, a boating enthusiast, or simply seeking a peaceful camping retreat, Lake Pueblo in Colorado provides a picturesque setting to indulge in your favorite activities while immersing yourself in the natural beauty of the reservoir and its surrounding landscapes.

Perch, sunfish and saugeye also make good showings, and all make for a good fish fry. Pontoon boats and other boats are available by the hour, or by the day. There are plenty of camping areas and RV hookups at, or nearby, the lake. Lodging, restaurants, convenience stores and bait shops are all nearby. Quality bass fishing makes Pueblo a favorite for fishing tournaments.

Primary fish species residing in Lake Pueblo

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Blue catfish Black crappie Walleye Saugeye Rainbow Trout Cutthroat Trout Bluegill Yellow Perch Hybrid Stripers

Lake Pueblo Amenities

Marina: YES - 2
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: NEARBY
Convenience Store: NEARBY
Bait & Tackle: NEARBY
Restaurant: NEARBY

Today's Weather & Forecast

Boating on Lake Pueblo is a favorite activity among visitors, as the reservoir offers ample space for water-based adventures. Boaters can explore the expansive waters, enjoy a day of fishing, or engage in water sports such as water skiing, wakeboarding, and tubing. The marina at Lake Pueblo State Park provides convenient access to boat ramps, rentals, and other amenities to enhance the boating experience. Whether you have a motorized boat or prefer non-motorized watercraft such as kayaks and paddleboards, Lake Pueblo caters to all types of boating enthusiasts.

Fishing Boat Rentals

Laketime Rentals
Rentals: Kayaks
719 494-6884

Southshore Marina
Rentals: Pontoon boats
719 564-1043


Northshore Marina
N Marina Rd
Pueblo West, CO 81007
719 547-3880

Southshore Marina
1 S Marina Rd
Pueblo, CO 81005
719 564-1043

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Arkansas Point Boat Ramp
Located in the southeast corner of the lake, this is a multi-lane concrete ramp with plenty of paved parking.

Northshore Marina Launch Ramp
Located on the north side of the lake off North Marina Road, this is a five-lane, concrete ramp with excellent paved parking.

Fishing Guides On Lake Pueblo

Colorado Adrenaline Fishing - walleye, wipers

If you offer fishing guide services on this lake, please contact us for a free listing, to be posted here.

Fishing License

Click here for a Colorado fishing license.

Camping at Lake Pueblo is a fantastic way to fully immerse yourself in the outdoor beauty of the area. The reservoir offers several campgrounds with a range of amenities, including tent sites, RV sites with hookups, picnic areas, restrooms, and fire pits. Whether you seek a rustic camping experience or desire more modern facilities, Lake Pueblo has options to accommodate various preferences. Camping near the reservoir allows you to wake up to stunning views, embark on scenic hikes, and enjoy the tranquility of the surrounding landscape.

Closest Campgrounds & RV Parks

Lake Pueblo State Park - 970 522-3657

Prairie Ridge Campground - 719-561-9320

Arkansas Point Campground - 719-561-9320

Juniper Breaks Campground - 719-561-9320

Northern Plains Campground - 719-561-9320

Lake Pueblo CO Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Lake Pueblo
Lake Pueblo State Park
640 Pueblo Reservoir Rd
Pueblo, CO 81005
970 522-3657


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Lake Pueblo in CO

Fishing for walleye, bass, wiper, catfish and crappie in central CO.

Lake Pueblo, in Colorado.