Blue Mesa Ice Fishing Report: The Ice is moving west!

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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BLue Mesa ice fishing report 2019

Blue Mesa lake trout eating perch

Perch for dinner!

Blue Mesa lake trout with 33 fish inside!

We found 33 fish inside this lake trout from Blue Mesa!

BLue Mesa ice fishing report 2019

BLue Mesa ice fishing report 2019

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