Blue Mesa Ice Fishing Report: The entire lake has been capped for about a week now. The ice from middle bridge to the dam is running 6-7″ but there are some spots to watch out for, so use caution! Everything east of middle bridge has 10″+ of ice with 3″ inches of snow on top. There are some large pressure ridges so use caution when crossing.
Fishing for rainbow and brown trout has been excellent along most rocky shorelines in 8′-40′ of water. Small spoons like kastmasters, swedish pimples, small tube jigs and ratso’s in a variety of colors such as pink, green and brown have been producing fish. Tip your presentation with a meal worm or wax worm.
Lake trout action has been very good in 40′-70′ of water along drop-offs and on points, flats, and humps. A 2-3.5″ white or glow tube jig tipped with a piece of sucker meat is hard to beat. Some larger lake trout are being caught but an unusually high amount of fishing pressure has most big fish on high alert. Please remember to consider releasing big fish over 25″ as they are trophies or future trophies that can live for up to 60 years and provide incredible opportunities to many different fishermen!
We’ve just begun to search for salmon and have caught some but they’ve been hard to come by. They have been cruising 10′-30′ deep and hitting spoons tipped with a meal worm or a wax worm.
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