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Lake: Blue Mesa Reservoir
Fish: Brown Trout

Good Times at Blue

Post By: SGM      Posted: 4/23/2018 8:50:53 AM     Points: 7155    
The wife and I got our first boat trip to BM this weeeknd. Went across Monarch about noon Saturday which was wet and sloppy but no real issues to drive other than all the road grim kicked up all over the boat. Launched about 330 and the wind was pretty bad so we fished the narrows. Picked up 5 brown (12-15 inches) 2 bows about 12 and a 16 inch laker. Only fished 3 1/2 hours so not to bad and missed several hits. Sunday we met up with Diggins, Yarddog and one of his pups. Fished 2 boats and caught lots of browns and small bows. They trolled and casted the shore lines while we stayed out deeper and just trolled. We also picked up 7 kokes with 5 being 16.5 to 17.25. Fish are all over the water colume from 10 to 40 feet. Wedding rings in green with 1/2 a crawler worked well deep and pink squids up high seemed to be the ticket. Sunday was a beautiful day with little to no wind and warm. Saw a dozen or more deer in 3 groups along the water drink which to me is always cool. We fished Cebolla, the narrows and Iola with our best luck in Iola. Plan to be back first weekend in May.
 Reply by: oldguy      Posted: 4/23/2018 10:34:41 AM     Points: 245    
Good to see you and your wife up and fishing again. My family wants to go camping somewhere this summer and I was thinking about Blue Mesa. Is there anything to do in Gunnison beside fishing? Sight seeing or hiking close by? I usually take them to Big Mac but I am sure that they want to go some place different this year. Do you recommend Blue Mesa? Thanks
 Reply by: SGM      Posted: 4/23/2018 12:12:28 PM     Points: 7155    
Old guy when are you thinking of going? Lots to do in the Gunnison area, Black Canyon National Park is about an hour west, you can ride the Point Marrow boat that travels the lake with lots of history info, 4 wheeling near Lake City on Engenier Pass and several other passes, Keebler Pass, go up and check out Crested Butte etc. depending on time of year I can give you ideas of where to fish and wha5 to do use. Let me know. Also if you will want electric for your camp site you will need to book soon. Only so many sites and they fill up fast.
 Reply by: oldguy      Posted: 4/23/2018 12:37:06 PM     Points: 245    
Russ,

I am thinking the end of June since we are going to have some family members coming from Canada. I have a popup camper that I can bring along with a couple of generators so electric camp site is not a must. If you can suggest some good sight seeings, much appreciated. BTW,we don't mind some fish for dinner back at the camp so if you can give me some tips on where I may catch some perch. I don't know about you but eating fish at the camp is sooo much better than at home.
 Reply by: bharper      Posted: 4/23/2018 4:51:16 PM     Points: 185    
Nice to be out with the spouse and see friends while catching fish,what could be better! 🎣🍻
 Reply by: Digginjiggin      Posted: 4/23/2018 5:22:22 PM     Points: 286    
Great to see you and Karen and Libby on the Lund again. In your element slamming the fish again. Gonna be a Great early Kokanee season from what itís starting out! The whole day was very nice with lack of wind and the fish cooperating! Canít wait for Sunday and Monday to hit some more places.
 Reply by: bron      Posted: 4/23/2018 6:16:01 PM     Points: 27869    
Sounds like a good mixed bag, glad you are back at it Russ! No perch yet?
 Reply by: SGM      Posted: 4/23/2018 6:18:44 PM     Points: 7155    
Oldguy, send me an e-mail rorlo82@aol.com and I can give you some info.

Diggins, looking forward to this weekend. A day at Navajo then 2 by you where ever we fish. Im sure it will be a great time.

Bron, thanks, did not look for perch this time but plan to first weekend in May when we go back.

BHarper, was nice to be back out in the boat. She is 14 Years old and runs like she did when we first got her. Something magical about being out on the water like that.
 Reply by: malty falcon      Posted: 4/23/2018 7:45:50 PM     Points: 5728    
Randy told me the perch are mostly deep to really deep. I am gonna stick to Laker hunting on 4/24, with trolling later on the schedule, targeting salmon.
 Reply by: bharper      Posted: 4/23/2018 7:47:19 PM     Points: 185    
SGM- Iím going to a wedding Sat. outside of Durango,I might hit Echo Canyon,Vallecito,or the Animas Friday.I might drive by Nighthorse Sunday or go by McPhee,thereís also seven trout ponds outside of Dolores(I seen a video of a guy catch an approx. 7 lb Brown there)I think the guys name on YouTube is Mcfly? My buddy caught 5 Tigers the other day out of the lake Diggins knows! If you guys go down that way you might checkout 2 Rascals Brewery on 147 N. 1st in Montrose(Russian Imperial Dark Cherry or the Amber are my favs!)
 Reply by: SGM      Posted: 4/23/2018 8:27:58 PM     Points: 7155    
Jeff, tried for lakers but only got the one. Saw what I believe where several deep or on the bottom but no takers. Hope you do well. let us know. saw some balls of fish deep but thought they where kokes. Maybe I was wrong and they where perch. might have to give it a try.

Harper, I know the tiger lake and might hit in next weekend. Think that Nighthorse will be good for awhile until it starts to get some real pressure. Good luck let us know how it goes.