2019 Sunshine Express Miramonte Mother’s Day Fishi
2019 Contest Rules
All entrants must check in prior to fishing, at registration table by the 2nd boat ramp near the dam campground. All Colorado State fishing regulations apply, 4 trout bag limit, EXCEPT that only one (1) trout per participant will be eligible for weigh-in for prizes. $10 entry any age. Fishing begins at 6a, fish from shore or boat. **Only one fish may be weighed in per entrant. All fish must be weighed in before 3p to qualify for prizes, no exceptions.** Top prize awarded for the longest trout (1st tiebreaker: length of tail at fork, 2nd: girth inches, 3rd: weight). Subsequent prizes awarded for heaviest fish, 2nd heaviest and so on. Extra prizes (if any) will be given away in a random drawing during awards ceremony.
2019 Sunshine Express Miramonte Mother’s Day Fishing Derby prize list:
$75 gift cert to Mile High Greenhouse, Eckart – Sunshine Express Media, Nucla $50 gift cert to Mile High Greenhouse, Eckart – Sunshine Express Media, Nucla $50 gift cert to Mile High Greenhouse, Eckart – Sunshine Express Media, Nucla Starr’s baseball cap – Starr’s Guitars, Cedaredge Tie Dye Broncos colors shirt – Starr’s Guitars, Cedaredge TBA – Car Quest, Norwood TBA – Tabeguache Trading Co, Nucla TBA – Redd’s Market, Nucla TBA – The Good Life Pet Supply, Cortez One haircut cert ($20) – Venus Salon, Nucla TBA – Ruth’s Toffee, Nucla Rod & Reel combos ($15) – x35 – Cabella’s, Grand Jct $8 Jerky bag – x6 – Ray’s Good Stuff, Montrose
1st trout: rod & reel combo – Cabella’s, Grand Jct
Current Conditions & Forecast
The current weather forecast for May 12 at Miramonte Lake is:
•Overnight Low 43°F, South southeast wind 6-14 MPH. Day: Partly cloudy, High 66°F, West southwest wind to 7 MPH.
Current conditions as of April 25 : Open water, levels good, both boat ramps are open. Watch for abundant deer and elk on road.
Recommendations & Tips Trout fishing at Miramonte Lake is generally best at night, however fishing is also good in the daytime. Rainbow Trout in the 12-18+” range are abundant and activity picks up after ice-off with good to excellent conditions the norm through Memorial Weekend. Be ready for the possibility of a big fish anytime, but particularly early or late in the day. Below are some of the lures and baits that have been reported to work at Miramonte Lake: Lures: Crayfish fly or lure patterns, Kastmasters, Panther Martins, Super Dupers, Rapalas, Tasmanian Devils Baits: Crayfish, Worms, Salmon Eggs, Power Bait (best colors: Rainbow, Orange, Chartreuse, Lime Twist, Corn Yellow)