Blue Mesa Ice Fishing Report/Conditions: progress is being made!
Blue Mesa Reservoir, near Gunnison Colorado, has had good ice from about the Iola boat ramp to just before the middle bridge for several weeks now. Ice thickness is 6-16″ with 5-8″ of snow on top. This section should be good for snowmobiles and fourwheelers. Most everything west of Middle bridge has recently capped and needs time to thicken up. Trout fishing has been good along the rocky shorelines for a mix of rainbow trout and brown trout. We are catching anywhere from 15-40 fish a day and we’re seeing some cutbow trout mixed in as well and some have been nice sized! We have not heard any salmon reports nor seen any on our outings. I hope they are just hiding from us on the west end of the lake! Yellow perch have been showing up some days on the east end of the lake. They are usually in 12-25′ of water. The lake trout bite has been very good to us so far with some really nice fish showing up! They have been all over the place as far as depths. A good solid depth for action is 40-60′.
The pics below are of the lake last friday along with some recent catches!
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