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Lake: Blue Mesa Reservoir


Post By: 1fish      Posted: 6/5/2020 7:52:30 AM     Points: 0    
Anyone fishing for kokanee?
 Reply by: yard dogs      Posted: Jun. 5, 8:09:26 AM     Points: 703    
Lots of people!
 Reply by: hunter creek      Posted: Jun. 5, 9:11:56 AM     Points: 2736    
Great post!
 Reply by: 1fish      Posted: Jun. 5, 11:30:02 AM     Points: 0    
I meant , I how is the fishing for kokanee been?
Also does anyone know when the campground will open by the Lakeview marina.
 Reply by: 1fish      Posted: Jun. 5, 3:21:52 PM     Points: 0    
Yard dogs, I was just trying to get info on the kokanee at blue mesa. Did you get all your points by being a wise guy?
 Reply by: RoyR      Posted: Jun. 7, 10:10:58 AM     Points: 3344    
Campground is taking reservations via reserveamerica, just made one the other day.
 Reply by: RogBow      Posted: Jun. 7, 3:46:48 PM     Points: 1871    
GSO replied to the kokanee thread I started. They said they are catching kokes lakewide and the bite is good. Of course, they are pros and most of us are not.

I am excited to get down there too.
 Reply by: IceFishingFool      Posted: Jun. 7, 8:39:59 PM     Points: 9556    
Well 1fish the question posted was answered, and I got a good chuckle out of Yard Dogs answer, glad to see he still has some humor.

A little more explicit wording could have gone a long way. At times its difficult to figure out just exactly what was on your mind.

Like the fellow that went into a surgeons office....the Dr. said can I help you, and he replied "I think I am a moth. Dr. said I believe you want the psychiatrist's office. The fellow said "Yes I know"

Dr. then ask why he had come into the Surgeons office ???

The fellow said.......Your light is on.

Oh BTW, he has far more "fins up" than points.
 Reply by: colotroy      Posted: Jun. 17, 11:01:43 AM     Points: 320    
Heading to BM Friday 6/19, any tips for getting on the kokanee?

I've heard top to 30'? How's Cebolla fishing?

Is an Arnie still king for Koks?


 Reply by: chodeman      Posted: Jun. 17, 9:17:40 PM     Points: 920    
Was there last weekend. we found a few suspended at 50' over deep water. Trolled everything and did best with small spoons behind dodgers. Silver/chrome was the only color we caught on. focused just east of middle bridge, south shoreline.
 Reply by: blackdog1      Posted: Jun. 19, 7:32:26 AM     Points: 3    
colotroy , arnies are still around but not allot of people fishing them. dodger with squid of spiiners standard rig now day. tip with white shoepeg corn, hated arnies, allways twister the line bad and did not matter how good of swivel I had in front of them. marina has everything you need just have to order it through the door, stores not open for browsing, NPS did not get the memo to open back up.....
 Reply by: GSOutfitters      Posted: Jun. 19, 2:44:19 PM     Points: 281    
Every basin in the lake has been fishing fair - good for them. The bite is not "hot". Surface to 50 feet deep, dodger/lure combo with shoe peg corn. Arnies in white and orange have been consistent, yes.
Gene Taylor's in Gunnison is open and has Arnies and anything else you might need.
 Reply by: colotroy      Posted: Jun. 23, 8:37:07 AM     Points: 320    
Thanks for the input everyone....

Trout fishing was hot in the coves but in open water was ok. There were times where with 2 guys and 4 poles we had browns on 3 of the 4 poles and couldn't keep lines in the water. ( arnie behind cowbells ) Lots of catch and release...

Finally found Koks in Sapinero in the middle at 40-50, then at about 13:00 they went deep to 80. Only hits was on arnies.

Caught a few koks in Cebolla but they seemed random and 20-30ft and was always a surprise. In Sapinero you saw the schools on the fish finder and knew the depth to target.

I've fished arnies for years and have always had luck with trout and koks in Blue and never have had an issue with line twisting/tangling.

Everything seemed to like green this trip.

Had a great trip and caught lots of fish but did not get into the koks like I'm used to. I spent too much time looking for them in Cebolla this trip.

Good luck!
 Reply by: blackdog1      Posted: Jun. 24, 5:10:51 PM     Points: 3    
sounds like you had a good trip! been allot of activity in sapinero the last week , figured someone figured the kokes out! did you check the kokes for gill lice, just curious how they looked?

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