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Good day,

I am a new fisherman to the CO state and would like to know if anyone can give me any tips on how fish Lake Pueblo for cats. I have never fished there before and do not have a boat. I will be doing some bank fishing. Any advice will be greatly appreciated.

See ya on the waters,
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bank fishing for cats here is mostly miss and hard to do from a boat. a few people can do it both ways but I can only think of 3 who do it well. I have been fishing pueblo for over 30 years, boat and shore and catch less than one per year
 

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The numbers of cats in Pueblo is small compared to the size of the lake. But, it holds some really large cats. Night fishing expect to get bit three or four times in about the same number of hours. Expect the cats to run 10lbs and up. I posted about spring and spawning cats, come summer try this. Look for the finger coves and set up at the mouth of the cove. Cats will run in and out of the coves during the night. They don't have to be big coves. Don't fish too far out. Keep your bait in water five to twelve feet deep. Fish at an angle away from where you're sitting..down the shoreline and keep any light off the water. I like chicken livers during the summer. Use half a liver thread the hook gently through the liver don't over thread or you'll turn it into mush. I don't use any weight and just do a gentle lob cast. Leave some slack in your line and watch for your line to move. You'll also catch some wipers as they too love chicken liver.
 

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The numbers of cats in Pueblo is small compared to the size of the lake. But, it holds some really large cats. Night fishing expect to get bit three or four times in about the same number of hours. Expect the cats to run 10lbs and up. I posted about spring and spawning cats, come summer try this. Look for the finger coves and set up at the mouth of the cove. Cats will run in and out of the coves during the night. They don't have to be big coves. Don't fish too far out. Keep your bait in water five to twelve feet deep. Fish at an angle away from where you're sitting..down the shoreline and keep any light off the water. I like chicken livers during the summer. Use half a liver thread the hook gently through the liver don't over thread or you'll turn it into mush. I don't use any weight and just do a gentle lob cast. Leave some slack in your line and watch for your line to move. You'll also catch some wipers as they too love chicken liver.

this is one of the three I posted about
 

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One of these days I'll do some night fishing for catfish down at pueblo, it's just a hard change of pace when the walleye, crappie, and wiper are biting good. I've heard that brush hollow is a better catfish lake but I've yet to try it.
 

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After doing some research, I think I will be trying out Brush Hollow instead of Lake Pueblo due to a few tournaments going on there. I also prefer it to be quiet, if I can help it. Thanks fishaddict99 for the recommendation.
 

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Ended up going to Brush Hollow on Sat morning. I got there pretty early around 0600 and was checking out the lake. I ended up on the Western side of the lake. where I had to walk down a series of rocks/hills. I was unable to find the road to go around the dam to get to the other side. I just wanted to fish. As soon I casted my first rod in, like 3 minutes, I had hooked a nice eating size catfish. The rest of the day was slow. Averaged 1-2 bites a hour, but did not catch any fish. I was using a Carolina rig with #4 treble hook w/punch bait. Left around 1300, but had a great time on the lake. Been 10 years since I last fished. Going to try another lake this weekend. Not sure exactly where yet.
 

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Yeah, as bobber said. When you came in, you drove past the road to the east side of the lake and the boat ramp. There's a sign on your right a couple blocks off of 115. On the dam side, there is a washed out 4x4 road that would allow you to get from the west side to the east side. Not recommended. If you come in on the east side, you can drive to the west side and depending upon water levels..there's a lot of shoreline to fish. Be careful driving on or around the lake bed during low water periods. Not sure how many trucks I've seen pulled out of that mud with 4x4 tractors. Can't be cheap.
 
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