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Lake: Blue Mesa Reservoir

Nicer fish showing up

Post By: Inlandsharpie777      Posted: 1/12/2018 7:09:32 PM     Points: 235    
Fished from noon to about 4 o'clock today, looking to get into some nicer fish west of the bridge in deeper water. I don't have a depth finder, but based on a fairly decent knowledge of the topographic layout of that area, I'd say we fished from 30ish feet of water up to about 20, jigging for lake trout and big browns with spoons and tubes with both waxies and sucker meat. Fishing was slower in deeper water, but we picked up one brown out closer to the river channel. After we moved in, we had solid action on very nice brown trout from about 1 to 2 pm. We iced our first laker of the season, taped out at 16, so nothing special. The fishing dropped off hard after that flurry, but picked up right before we left, I'd say about 3:30, still in the 20ish fow range. Hope to help out any weekend warriors desperate for ice, I understand the cravings. I'm always looking for new people to talk fishing with, so if you see a big blonde dude with a blue shappell shelter, come stop by and I'd be happy to make your acquaintance!

 Reply by: bharper      Posted: Jan. 12, 8:18:17 PM     Points: 101    
 Reply by: malty falcon      Posted: Jan. 12, 8:31:30 PM     Points: 4403    
Is that Hunter's buddy from the Blu/Black Shappell? Good ones! I found more browns north of the river channel as well, from 26-20 FOW. I missed the lakers, though.
 Reply by: SGM      Posted: Jan. 12, 9:48:35 PM     Points: 4457    
Very good, but you're killing me. Can't wait to get back out.
 Reply by: Inlandsharpie777      Posted: Jan. 13, 10:11:34 AM     Points: 235    
I know a few Hunters, mostly fishing guides in the area as that's also my job occupation. I do have a blue and black shappell. Sorry to be the tease, but know ya know whats going on! I think the bigger fish are on that roadbed there so if you guys have a vex... try and locate it. If you guys are ever looking to fish or have last minute conditions questions (I live 5 minutes from the lake) feel free to shoot me an email at
 Reply by: Troutman      Posted: Jan. 13, 8:28:35 PM     Points: 59    
Nice report. Iam also desperate for ice. Will be up in the area in a couple weeks. How far is the ice out past the lake city bridge?
 Reply by: yard dogs      Posted: Jan. 14, 8:25:46 AM     Points: 647    
Think I saw you yesterday as we drove by. Still so much open water, but we did see some people on dry creek as well
 Reply by: yard dogs      Posted: Jan. 14, 8:26:18 AM     Points: 647    
Sounds like a good time. Think I saw you yesterday as we drove by. Still so much open water, but we did see some people on dry creek as well
 Reply by: Acefisherman      Posted: Jan. 14, 2:46:52 PM     Points: 155    
I was fishing on the east side of the bridge Friday. Caught 2 browns and 2 bows in 24 feet. 12 inches of ice with 2-3 inches of snow. Green jig with white tube w/meal worm and gulp. Much slower than the Miramonte trip I made last week. Need to take a week off so won't be fishing till the 26th unless plans change.
 Reply by: Inlandsharpie777      Posted: Jan. 14, 10:52:31 PM     Points: 235    
Ice is about 500 yards west of the bridge. Will be out tomorrow, may go up to taylor if anyone wants to rendezvous
 Reply by: yard dogs      Posted: Jan. 15, 8:23:36 AM     Points: 647    
Would love to - if it wasn't for that dam "work: thing...
 Reply by: MesaMan      Posted: Jan. 16, 9:15:40 PM     Points: 705    
Ah, nice cold snack.

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