Fishing hole

Ken Necessary (right) a member of the Pikes Peak Bass Masters, helps unload Gabrielle Meinders, 6, and her sister Makenzie Meinders, 10, along with mom Tessa (in back)  after a morning of fishing at Lake Pueblo. The girls were taking part in the Fort Carson Military Kids Fishing Day, in Pueblo Colo. on June, 14, 2014. (John Jaques,The Pueblo Chieftain)

Gold: Lake Pueblo

Lake Pueblo State Park, 640 Pueblo Reservoir Road, (719) 561-9320

For a chance to catch the big one, locals consider Lake Pueblo the best place to toss in their lines. Considered the best fishing “hot spot” in Pueblo, the lake provides over 4,600 surface acres of water, and 60 miles of shoreline. The lake is well stocked with native fish such as smallmouth bass, walleye, saugeye, wiper and catfish. Thousands of people take to the lake each year to try their luck and maybe a little bait, in hopes of catching a prize fish.

Silver: Arkansas River (spillway to the Nature Center)

Bronze: Runyon Lake

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