Post By: Kokanee Bro Posted: 8/27/2019 8:28:21 PMPoints: 239
I am posting this because I have seen a few discouraging posts for this lake. I was at Blue Mesa from 8/16-8/19 and was able to get on some fish. We even limited out 2 out of 4 days I was there. There are a fair amount of schools, but they are pretty small. You have an 80 foot deep 10 foot wide box you need to get your boat directly above to be able to get bites with any regularity. So the massive schools with the island of boats where everyone is pulling in fish were not there, but there were quite a few smaller schools. If you search around and find one of those schools, and park on top of it you can still catch a fair amount of fish. But you really need to be the first on a school because it is such a small window. We had boats all around us the entire trip, and very few caught fish because the schools were so small.
Reply by: Kokanee Bro Posted: Aug. 28, 11:59:51 AM Points: 239
We did not try the canyon. The majority of the people around us were very nice. Many also lost interest quickly because the lack of action. When it started to get too crowded the schools were pretty played out anyway and we just moved on and found other schools. Unfortunately gill lice were on 90% of the fish. Itís a dam shame