: Blue Mesa Reservoir - The base water temperature is at 42 degrees with the water level sitting at 27 feet low and rising 3-4 inches per day. The Trout fishing is excellent throughout the entire lake. Brown trout and rainbow trout are being caught along almost any shoreline across the whole lake. Use marabou jigs, tube jigs tipped with meal worms or small jerkbaits to catch these fish. Lake trout fishing is slow to fair with a few 20+lb fish being caught weekly. Look for this fishing to pick up as the water warms up a little. A few salmon are being caught trolling in the western basins from 5-25 feet deep. Look for this fishing to improve as water warms as well.
Reported by: Sportsmen's Warehouse
Lures & Spinners
Blue Mesa Reservoir is Colorado's largest body of water and offers plenty of
outdoor recreation for a great vacation. Blue Mesa Reservoir is operated by the National
Parks Service in Gunnison and is managed as the Curecanti National Recreation
Area. Blue Mesa Reservoir sits at 7491.3 feet above sea level nestled in the
Rocky Mountains 15 miles outside of Gunnison Colorado.
Blue Mesa in known best for the large kokanee.
Other species Lake Trout, Brown Trout, Perch and Brook Trout (more)