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Southeast Colorado Fishing Conditions – June 9

Adobe Creek Reservoir

Fishing has slowed for crappie, with anglers not catching as many as on Memorial Day weekend. The catfish fishing is slowly picking up and anglers are catching a few wiper, drum, saugeye, and largemouth bass. The carp fishing has picked up quite a bit and fair numbers are being caught recently.

Arkansas River

Upper River: Runoff is upon us.  River flows, tributary flows, and reservoir releases are all increasing daily as snow melt really gets rolling, and the river has finally begun to dirty up. Though Hayden Meadows is discolored, the flows are still managable and fishing from the bank can still yield good days. Plus, one can always fall back on nearby lakes such as Crystal Lake and Hayden Reservoir if the river is not appealing.  

Middle & Lower River: This morning there was approximately 1' of visibility in the river down to Salida as the rising flow scours the edges. Look for the river to peak out in a couple of weeks, and when flows begin to recede clarity will return to the river. (Courtesy of ArkAnglers)

Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area

Lake Pueblo

The current surface temperature is around 55 degrees. Fishing on the lake has been fair to good. Anglers are consistently catching walleye on jerk baits, crank baits, and jigs. Bass fishing is also pretty decent right now. Soft plastics and crank baits are consistent producers for those pursuing bass. Trout fishing has been fair for those using bait from shore. We have not received any reports on catfish at this time.  Wipers have been far and few between. Anticline Pond has been producing a lot of trout. Boaters are reminded that the boat ramps are open and summer hours from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. are in effect. 

Lake Pueblo State Park

Turks Pond

The water level has risen a few feet. Fishing remains good for catfish. The fish are hitting on worms, chicken livers, and stink bait. Wiper and an occasional saugeye are being caught near the dam. Try mister fishing with twisters or kastmasters.  The crappie are spawning and are being caught along the dam on small pan fish jigs. The bigger fish are fewer in number but with time and effort can be caught. Bullheads are active and provide good action, but their numbers seem to be down compared to the last few years. There have been a few nice largemouth bass caught recently on jigs.

Two Buttes Reservoir

The current water temperature is near 70 degrees and continues to slowly drop. Butte Creek has not run with the recent storms but it should be primed to run given the right storm. The bass are up shallow and hitting a variety of lures from top water lures to Texas rigged worms. Small crappie are being caught around the lake on small jigs. The bluegills are hitting on night crawlers under a bobber. The catfish are being caught on chicken livers. The wiper are hitting lipless crank baits and shad style swim baits. A few saugeye in the 20 inch range have been caught on white twister tails and shad style soft swim baits.