Regional Reports - West

Neenoshe Reservoir

Neenoshe Reservoir in southeastern Colorado is one of the most overlooked spring fisheries in the state, but it delivers for those who know it. Twenty-inch saugeyes are the headliners here, but wipers are going anywhere from 14 to 22 inches, and the lake should produce good numbers of 12- to 13-inch crappies. Worm-baited jigs catch every fish in the lake. But any shad-imitating crankbait is great here, and guys who fish Road Runner¿¿¿style jigs do well. A top wiper lure is the blue-backed chrome Rat-L-Trap. Some folks fish nothing but orange Wally Divers. Neenoshe is located 15 miles south of Eads on Highway 287. Contact: Angler's Choice in Pueblo (719-564-2671); Division of Wildlife in Lamar (719-336-6600).