Post By: waterwolf Posted: 6/5/2012 11:25:18 PM Points: 134
I'm planning on fishing the blue on Thursday. Havent been there for a couple years and only 2 times before. A friend from North Dakota is going along and pumped about fishing in Colorado. I can show him scenery but not sure about fish. Were do we start looking for Kokanee. I have a 16 ft lund and downriggers. Also where do the lakers hang out this time of year? Any help would be appreciated.
Reply by: BITE ME Posted: 6/6/2012 6:35:12 AM Points: 5393
I just came back from a 4 day trip and Koks are on fire but I had little luck on lakers . as for a boat slip that's the only way to go 14.00 per day and come and go as you please. Fyi Koks liked 2.0 up to 2.7 mph 10 to 20 ft early am then down to 40 to 60 ft as the sun get's high.
Reply by: waterwolf Posted: 6/6/2012 9:42:24 AM Points: 134
Thanks for the info Bite Me. Glad to hear you hit it on the kokes. And thanks for the infor about speed. It seems quite a bit faster than we usually troll. I under stand that the kokes move, but which part of the lake was the most productive?
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Reply by: Jack44Fish Posted: 6/7/2012 9:12:03 AM Points: 989
Bite Me--thanks for the great info. I plan a trip to Blue Mesa in a couple of weeks. Have fished there several years ago with lead core. Are the same terminal tackle working--seems I remember Arnies and wedding rings were good in past. Attractors like cow bells did not seem to matter much then, how about now?
fished BM last weekend. Limited out on Kokes, but had to put in a lot of hours to do it. At times the wind made it very difficult, but had fun. They bit on almost everything - killers,dick nights, needlefish, squids. Water level is down some. temps varied from 59 in the morning to 63 in the afternoon.
Fished blue mesa last week also and did well trolling at 25- 40 fow 1-2 mph with hot pink squid /spinner trailed behind a dodger. Also check in at gene taylors sporting goods in gunnison for info and tackle, one of the coolest tackle shops in colorado. Elk creek has the best launch and camping.
i visited gene taylor sporting goods today. one of the top 5 sporting goods stores in the country. it is nice to go into a store that is not a big chain store and they have everything you could ask for.
We're here now and slipped at Elk Creek. It's a nice deep cove the marina is in and the ramp is deep. There are 28' plus sized boats launching everyday.
Fishing for kokanee has been great but it's a early morning bite. Around 11:00 or sooner it slows down dramatically. Storms have come through like clockwork about noon each day. Around 2:00 or so it clears out and you can get back out.
I have caught some nice, not great lakers heavy spooning in 90' or so of water in the afternoon after we stop trolling.