Blue Mesa Ice Fishing Report:
Last week’s cold temperatures made some new ice! Mid week we saw the narrows cap and then a few days later all of Iola capped! Currently, Blue Mesa is capped from the Gunnison River all the way to a little west of the Elk Creek boat ramp. Ice thickness varies from 2.5-5″ depending on where you go, so use caution! Fishing has been good, but it has taken some moving around most days to find the best action. There is a LOT of submerged brush that got flooded with the high water this year and that has helped the perch and sucker fry have a hiding place. The rainbow trout, brown trout, lake trout, and even bigger perch are dialed in on these hideouts and are taking advantage when they can find a concentration of fry! Check out the lake trout in the picture below…it had 33 fish inside of it! Match the hatch and the fish will bite! We have not had a chance to spend much time looking for bigger perch or kokanee salmon yet, but we are hoping to have some more info soon. Be safe out there and stay tuned…
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