Blue Mesa Ice Fishing Report-
Here you can find current ice fishing reports and ice conditions for Blue Mesa reservoir near Gunnison, Crested Butte, and Montrose Colorado. You can also find past Blue Mesa ice fishing reports by choosing the year you would like on the navigation bar to the left. These Blue Mesa ice fishing reports typically cover ice conditions, fishing activity, weather, and areas to be careful of. These Colorado fishing reports are compiled first hand by our fishing experiences and trips on Blue Mesa. We update these reports every time we go out or hear new, relevant information from reliable sources. Blue Mesa typically gets its first safe ice around the Lake City bridge in early December. It then takes until mid to late January for the safe ice to reach all the way to the dam. We try to keep these fishing reports updated, but get extremely busy with ice fishing trips during the winter. For more up-to-date, sometimes live, on the water Blue Mesa ice fishing reports and pictures, please follow us on Facebook and Twitter!
December 14, 2014 Blue Mesa Ice Fishing Report: Options!
The lake is still about 95% open water and water temperatures are still in the 40-44 degree range, which means that it is going to be a while before we see ice! The Gunnison River inlet has 6-10" of fishable ice and the trout bite has been very good! There are also a few mature kokanee salmon swimming around the inlet area, but they look to be on their death beds. Stay tuned as we get colder weather and more fishable ice!
November 11, 2014 Blue Mesa Ice Fishing Report: No ice in sight!
As of right now we are still fishing lots of open water! The coldest water I have seen in in the inlets and ranges from 36-50 degrees. The trout fishing is red hot right now!