Blue Mesa Reservoir

Gunnison - Colorado


  • 11 catches

  • 198 followers

  • 3 spots

Blue Mesa Reservoir, a 9000 acre storage reservoir, offers good fishing for kokanee salmon, brown trout, rainbow trout, and trophy lake trout. Blue Mesa Reservoir is located within Curecanti National Recreation Area. (CDOW)

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Blue Mesa Reservoir Fishing Reports

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  1. Caught through the ice in 40FOW, by sometimes island in Iola basin. Big tube jig tipped with sucker.

    Brown Trout

  2. Details: Golden Rainbow Trout

    1. evanprice21 0
      Thanks and caught on a mepps orange/gold spinner
    2. King_Fisher 0
      Nice fish and welcome to fishing crew! Any info? Info=cred!
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  3. Details: Golden Rainbow Trout

    dinner time.

    1. zjmess 0
      Haha nah. that would be funny though. thing is though they weren't my fish so I just got the gutting table lol
    2. flounderpounder88 0
      You caught the table? 😂😂
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  4. Details: Golden Rainbow Trout

    Flyfishing

  5. Details: Coastal Cutthroat Trout

    Flyfishing

    1. YakTX 0
      Nice cutties
  6. Here is an update from Robby Richardson at Sport Fish Colorado: "Water temps continue to rise pushing the kokanee salmon to depths of 40 to 80 feet suspended ...more in the basin areas of the lake. The surface temp ranges from 70 to 75 degrees across the lake. The salmon have been hitting wedding rings, Rocky Mountain Tackle assassins and squids, and Radical Glow spinners. Pink, orange, red, and green have all been good colors, and glow colors have been good deep. As always, the key is timing the right color/lure combination at the right time. Tip these lures with white shoepeg corn. Bigger schools can be found deep so keep an eye on the fish finder. Rainbows have been hitting these same presentations from the surface to 30 feet deep. Browns can be caught in 30 to 80 feet of water and have been hanging off the bottom on some of the bigger flats and points. Squids, Rapalas, and jigging gulp minnows have all been effective, and green and blue and white combinations have been effective as well. Lake trout can be caught the same way, but the fishing for them has been slow. Good luck!" Report courtesy of www.kansasangler.com and Zeiner’s Bait and Tackle.

  7. Here is an update from Robby Richardson at Sport Fish Colorado: "We have seen a major transition over the last week with the kokanee salmon dropping to depths ...more of 25 to 80 feet suspended in the basin areas of the lake. This is due to water temperatures rocketing up to 70 degrees! The salmon have been hitting wedding rings, Rocky Mountain Tackle assassins and squids, and Radical Glow spinners. Pink, orange, red and green have all been good colors, but the key is timing them right. Tip these lures with white shoepeg corn. Bigger schools can be found deep so keep an eye on the fish finder. Rainbows have been hitting these same presentations from the surface to 20 feet deep. Browns can be caught in 20 to 80 feet of water and have been hanging off the bottom on some of the bigger flats and points. Squids, Rapalas, and jigging gulp minnows have all been effective, and green and blue and white combinations have been effective as well. Lake trout can be caught the same way, but the fishing for them has been slow. Good luck!" Report courtesy of www.kansasangler.com and Zeiner’s Bait and Tackle.

  8. Here is an update from Robby Richardson at Sport Fish Colorado: "Overall, the fishing has been consistently good for all species with the exception of lake ...more trout. Kokanee salmon can be found in deeper water suspended 5 to 35 inches down. They have been hitting wedding rings, Rocky Mountain Tackle assassins and squids, and Radical Glow spinners. Pink, orange, red, and green have all been good colors, but the key is timing them right. Tip these lures with white shoepeg corn. Rainbows have been hitting these same presentations from the surface to 20 inches deep. Browns can be caught in 20 to 80 feet of water and have been hanging off the bottom on some of the bigger flats and points. Squids, Rapalas, and jigging gulp minnows have all been effective. Lake trout can be caught the same way. Good luck!" Report courtesy of www.kansasangler.com, Zeiner’s Bass Shop.

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