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Blue Mesa Fishing Report: It keeps getting better!

Water Temp 55-60
Inflow (cfs) 1287
Outflow (cfs) 1268
Lake Elevation 7482
Boat Ramp Hours 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Marinas Elk Creek Open 6:30-6:30, Lake Fork- 6:30-6:30

The salmon fishing continues to excel to levels we haven’t seen in a long time!  Fishing is excellent right now for numbers and quality, especially if you know how to read your electronics.  Come take advantage of this incredible action and get yourself some delicious fish in the process!

Trout– Rainbows are showing up from the surface down to 27′.  We are mostly catching these fish on kokanee tackle while fishing for salmon.  Some anglers have been doing well trolling z-rays and tazmanian devils in 1-15′ of water for more rainbows.  Browns can be found most consistently in 5-35 feet of water along rip rap shorelines and off of the points. They are shallow early and late in the day and then they drop back down into deeper water.  Crankbaits, jerkbaits, and maribou jigs have been consistent producers as well as kastmasters, krocodiles, and blue fox spinners.  Casting, trolling, and jigging have all been producing but trolling has been the most productive.

Lake Trout– Mackinaw are running 40-100 deep right now.  These fish are roaming several different types of structure such as points, humps, sunken islands, and flats.  Trolling some type of rainbow or salmon imitation or jigging a tube jigwith sucker meat or Berkley gulp! minnow has been most effective.

Kokanee Salmon– Every day has been a little bit different, but these fish are hanging out in 1-80′ of water with lots of action from 15-30′.  Change depths frequently until you find results.  These fish move up and down a lot depending on the conditions so don’t lock yourself in to a certain depth.  Knowing how to read your fish finder is a critical skill in consistently catching these fish.  All colors have been producing depending on the day, but pink, orange, white, and green have been the most consistent.  Rocky Mountain Tackle squids and spinners and our Lazer hooks from Eagle Claw have been hot!  Tip these with white shoe peg corn and run them behind a Rocky Mountain Tackle dodger.

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