Lake Pueblo is one of the most popular waters in southern Colorado. The reservoir has a State Park on the east end and a State Wild-life Area on the west end. Lake Pueblo offers boaters the opportunity for plenty of water skiing, jet skiing, and sailing. The state park has over 400 campsites and plenty of trails for hiking, horseback riding, and biking. There are two full-service marinas, one on the north shore and the other on the south. A popular swim beach, Rock Canyon, provides a sandy beach to lay out during the summer for an extra $1 per person. There are plenty of day-use and picnic sites around the lake. Some of the most popular sites are near the Rock Canyon beach. At approximately 5600 surface acres when full, this large reservoir has continued to hold adequate water during drought years while other southeastern reservoirs were drained. The CDOW rates Pueblo as a “hot spot.” And no wonder, anglers can expect to encounter good numbers of walleye, wiper, bass, catfish, bluegill, crappie, and rainbow trout. Boats should note that Zebra mussels were detected in Pueblo Reservoir and anglers are asked to prevent their spread to other waters. Boat anglers should clean all vegetation and debris from their boats and trailers before leaving the reservoir. Anglers should also drain all water from their boats bilge and livewells. All minnow buckets should be dumped before leaving the area. State Parks personnel will be inspecting boats prior to launching and upon departure and anglers can expect to comply with these inspections.

Our bait recommendations

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