To all you Walleye fans, get those rods out and get a line wet. As a guide for Tightline Outdoors I am on the water almost everyday and know firsthand that several lakes have been producing some great Walleye’s. Aurora Reservoir has been fabulous from shore from 7pm to 8pm (closing time). Be prepared so you can spend more time fishing then changing lures during that “witching hour”. Make sure you have some stick baits such as Smithwick Rogues. If you like to finesse, fish roadrunners and tube jigs have been producing the best results.
Pueblo Reservoir has been producing some nice fish as well. The concentration areas are the dam, Skiers Cove, Turkey Creek and the Arkansas River. Jigs with Berkley Gulp! Minnows, Bass Pro Shops shad, and perch colored XPS Professional Series jerk baits are part of anglers must-have arsenal.
Cherry Creek Reservior has been producing Walleye during the day with Bass Pro Shops XPS Lazer blade baits and Rapala Jigging raps. As the sun goes down and the shad move up to the surface plan to cast. From shore I suggest using Storm Tunder Sticks, Smithwick Rogues, Original Rapala’s and Husky Jerks.
Chatfield Reservoir has been producing nice walleye’s at night. Boaters have been casting or trolling stick/ jerk baits such as Smithwick Rogues, Husky Jerks, Bass Pro Shops XPS Professional Series Jerk baits and Rapala Original floating minnow baits.
Please remember that at Cherry Creek, Chatfield, and Pueblo that the Division of Parks and Wildlife are doing their annual netting of Walleye for spawn purposes. The dam faces are closed from 4pm to 9am daily as well as a restricted zone of 150 feet from any net. Thanks and good luck. ~Ron Lowry