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Old 07-02-2019, 09:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ive been fishing Pueblo for the last 2 yrs since I moved here. I have a 17 ft ranger with a 9,9 kicker and a auto guide trolling motor. I located plenty of fish down toward the low end some. I caught 40 last weekend but all were 17 inches. Can anybody give me some tips for bigger fish.They are in the same area all the time just nothing above 17 inches.Ive been trolling walleye baits and crawlers and most come off the crawlers in the weeds and a far out point .
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Old 07-07-2019, 07:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
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With the size limits that is simply the way it is at Pueblo. Sometimes you get lucky and hit a few bigger ones, but most will be under the 18 inch limit because when they get close to 18 inches people keep them. So the size distribution is truncated - only 3% to 5% of the Walleyes in Pueblo are 18 inches or longer (and they get caught dozens of times before they get that big).



Enforcement historically has been minimal, so lots of people don't even measure their fish! It has improved a little over the last couple years, but there are few game wardens in Colorado so they only do random checks now and then (the last couple summers I have been checked a couple times each year on the weekends - I fish there most weekends.)


All I can tell you is keep plugging away and eventually you will catch a limit - it's a numbers game. (Experiment a bit when you are catching fish because sometimes the bigger fish want something slightly different.) Forget the old rule that bigger lures catch big fish - on Pueblo that is rarely the case - smaller lures tend to catch more walleyes on Pueblo; including some big ones.



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^^^Truth^^^... I would add... once you do find a larger fish, hang out a while in that area. Walleye tend to school in groups of similar size fish, so where there is one there may be more.
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