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Help Lake Pueblo employees avoid getting ‘hooked’

Posted at 7:49 PM, Mar 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-29 12:56:12-04

PUEBLO – It’s walleye spawning season at Lake Pueblo, and employees and volunteers are getting hooked, but not in a good way.

Workers say they’ve seen many lures stuck on nets from people fishing too close to them.

“It is a hazard for us when we pull the nets off in the boat,” said Aquatics Biologist Carrie Tucker. “If we don’t see them on time someone could grab the net and get their hands stuck on the hooks.”

Tucker says so far there have been no serious injuries, but people have had lures get in their hands.

“So just be aware of the buoys if you see them go around it not through it or near it most likely you will get your prop caught in the nets,” Tucker said.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife says no fishing will be allowed around the dam or the walleye span nets from April 1-15, or until CPW finishes the spawning process.