Blue Mesa Fishing




September 23rd Troll 'em Up!

Hey guys- I'm back from sleeping in for 2 weeks and an awesome powell trip. The great news is trolling has been really good on Blue at all ends and Captain Dave has been doing trips and associated clowns are catching- the game is smaller salmon and lots of trout- not bad, no crowds and good cold fish- Dave is still running so if you want a shot- give a call! Talk soon.

Welcome back folks! It's been a few months of fishing for fun around the East Coast and Lake Powell and the Colorado River! We're back though and gearing up for ice fishing on the Western Slope. is almost finished and will follow the hard water season to ice out. We will be focusing on Rifle and Harvey Gap for jalopy perch and mix it in with Lakers at Blue Mesa Reservoir and MAYBE Granby! Alot of changes coming up and picks from the last three months coming- stick with us!
September 11th It's Over!

Howdy folks and welcome to the end of Bluemesafishing's season at Blue Mesa. Captain Dave will be staying to do trolling trips for smaller salmon and all trout species- so if you want a taste of the mixed bag-call us. The kokes left us about two weeks earlier than last year and this weekends clients are still crying about it- me too! Anyway, the good news is that it was a hell of a kokanee season with records being broken weekly! I'm not complaining about anything other than the frost this morning and packin it in early- but, thanks to all the clients that made it happen for us this year and we hope your fishing experience was awesome. Also thank you to the loyal folks that check the site- benefits are coming for you! The mighty Blue demands respect and if you got served this year- join the club and keep at it! So it's quiet time for us for awhile until the ice comes- then we will begin trophy perch season at Rifle Gap. You can learn how to ice fish as well as catch jalopy 14" perch and learn the tricks and licks it takes to get 'em. Stay tuned for updates and changes to the website. See ya soon!

September 10th Tiny but Mighty!

Did the last trip of the season today with the Bob and Karen Fischer and had a blast. We pulled out the downriggers due to popular demand and the kokes responded. Lake fork gave it up with 2yrs mainly and a few large fish mixed in- slammin arnies and assasins and made for a great last day. Kept 15 released 5 and lost 12- whatever. It was a nice end and the future looks great for kokes- they are stacked at Lake Fork. Great work from my last crew and they really made a memorable trip and didn't lose TOO many fish at the boat............ Koke fishing at it's finest- pics coming this weekend.

September 9th 3:1- yeah!

3 hours of fishing and 1 one fish caught, then another 3 hours and 1 caught. Pretty slow and not enough to book a trip! Wah wah Wah Wah Wah. Call me when the ice is off!!!- We'll be trippin' tomorrow (downriggers are back on the boat)

September 7th-8th More of the Same!

Still no fish- there are alot in the river though.

September 6th Blow Out!

The wind blows and blows and is still blowing- I know because I'm sitting in bed watching it white cap the lake. Prolly won't fish- stand by.

September 5th Busted!

The bottom fell out today as the fish gods laughed and the west winds salted the wounds. Eager holiday ramblers, including the entire fishing community got served on the salmon grounds with high hook being 1- for us we didn't even drop a line. 20-25 knot winds finished off the day and we headed for the marina at 12pm. The bomb squad did put together another famous crawfish boil and that made the day. What will happen next................ stay tuned.

September 4th Pickin!

Biomass reduction makes the tears fall on the ss stink ship- but it was a day off of the Ms, Captain Dave and Clown Town. Associated clowns found a few fish and we nailed 4 and called it- not alot of fish around but that could change in a day!

September 3rd Not Bad!!

The Maloney crew came out today and we caught. The biomass thinned out abit but a few great sessions came together and we put 17 in the box and fed a whole bunch. Great fishing great crew- thanks guys, it was a pleasure.

September 2nd Slay Day!

We had the Trottier party out today and slayed. It was non-stop from 8:30 to 11:30 and we left 'em biting!!!!!!! 52 landed which 20 were released. It's really good now!! *****************CHECK OUT THE ARCHIVES FOR AUGUST IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN SEEING WHAT'S BEEN HAPPENING THIS WEEK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!******************

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September 1st Bangin!

Went today with the Laird Party today and went home early- because we limited out. 33 landed, 4 released. It was just red hot. SFC did 61 and Captain Dave and clown town did 13. Another great day on a great lake in Colorado...... the end is near!

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If you fished with Blue Mesa Fishing, see your fish and reports below by clicking on the corresponding month in the archives!


Here are the Archives from this Year. Check out your Fish and enjoy the Pics!


January 2009

February 2009

March 2009

April 2009

May 2009

June 2009

July 2009

August 2009

September 2009

October 2009

December 2009


May 2010

June 2010

July 2010

August 2010

September 2010

November 2010

December 2010

Captains’ Log Hey Folks, this is Captain Casey, owner and head guide of Blue Mesa Fishing. We love fishing Blue Mesa Reservoir and do it with a passion to catch more and bigger fish and give clients a memorable guided fishing experience on every trip. Here at Blue Mesa Fishing we do many kinds of guided fishing trips from Lake Trout fishing during ice out in the spring, to kokanee salmon trolling in the summer and jigging in the fall. After the kokanee salmon leave the lake, we focus on fly fishing the secluded waters of the Lake Fork arm of the Gunnison River and Cebolla Creek. We also offer guided ice fishing trips from Blue Mesa Reservoir to Rifle Gap State Park in Western Colorado. Here at Blue Mesa Fishing, we try to catch throughout the entire year and offer a variety of ways to do it. If you’re interested in a trip, look through any of our packages, or just read through our site to learn how you can catch more and bigger fish in Colorado. Thanks again for checking us out and visit our three new sites found at the bottom of each page! Fish On

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