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    Syver, Thanks for the info re fish on your...

    Syver,

    Thanks for the info re fish on your sonar. My sonar is at least 15 years but I keep it because it works very well for jigging and when the fish are deeper it works plenty well enough for...
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    Kokaneeds, Pretty sure I haven't sorted out...

    Kokaneeds,

    Pretty sure I haven't sorted out the depth issue. Since fishing has been so slow on the lake, I was in Gene Taylor sporting goods in Gunny this afternoon to "talk fishing." One of the...
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    After over a week without fishing we were on the...

    After over a week without fishing we were on the water early Sunday morning; 1 kokanee, 3-4 small macs and one brown. It was pretty disappointing.

    Last Wednesday on an early morning trip to...
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    Sounds to me like you are getting it dialed in...

    Sounds to me like you are getting it dialed in Kokaneed. We haven't been seeing schools of salmon; I think that when we motor over shallow fish they move to the side. In you kayak, you probably go...
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    Hey Kokaneeds, nice to see your post and thanks...

    Hey Kokaneeds, nice to see your post and thanks for the kind words.

    We fished this morning (Friday), a too rare event this summer due to other stuff that just doesn't leave us enough time. To cut...
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    I agree with you Kokehead21 that it helps the...

    I agree with you Kokehead21 that it helps the share fishing info and I guess its pretty obvious my natural inclination is to share. On the other hand I've overshared a time or two and paid the...
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    Photos for the previous post. Lures from...

    Photos for the previous post. Lures from yesterday, lures ready to use and the fish from yesterday.

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    I had noticed our last two trips that several of...

    I had noticed our last two trips that several of the guides were using planer boards. I wondered at the time how this worked with leadcore line. After reading Pac12AfterDark's post above I realized...
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    Thanks for the info Pac12afterdark. I wish we...

    Thanks for the info Pac12afterdark. I wish we had seen it before leaving this morning but I'll use if we fish tomorrow.

    Fishing today (Monday) was slow, with 3 salmon and 4 small macs in about...
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    Thanks for the data links Captcapsaicin. The...

    Thanks for the data links Captcapsaicin. The papers and sites you linked me to come at a good time as I just finished reading Barbara Tuchman's 784 page pot boiler, A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous...
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    So a guy I know was doing a delivery out at the...

    So a guy I know was doing a delivery out at the house this morning and we talked fishing for 15 minutes or so. He's a local and has fished BM extensively for 35 years. He said ice fishing was very...
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    Thanks for the tip about exploring the column...

    Thanks for the tip about exploring the column more thoroughly. We fished again this morning with no morning bite and then picked up 3 salmon again around 8:30. But we were fishing very shallow -- 9...
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    Fish at last! We fished Blue Mesa for the...

    Fish at last!

    We fished Blue Mesa for the first time Monday morning and after a couple of stumbles out of the blocks were able to catch 3 kokes and eat them for dinner. Based on Jimscol's report...
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    Trigger Warning: Fake Fishing Report Follows ...

    Trigger Warning: Fake Fishing Report Follows

    While we got the boat inspected, launched and in the slip last Wednesday, we still haven't fished and don't see how we can before Memorial Day. I had...
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    Readers of the recent 2019 Blue Mesa Fishing...

    Readers of the recent 2019 Blue Mesa Fishing Report can be forgiven if they are wondering, "is that guy over in Gunnison issuing fake fishing reports again?" The evidence is impossible to refute;...
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    We drove the length of Blue Mesa yesterday (April...

    We drove the length of Blue Mesa yesterday (April 29) on the way home from fishing Lake Powell. It was nice to see the lake entirely open (as far as we could see anyway) but no boats were on the...
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    The inlet area in the Iola basin at Blue Mesa...

    The inlet area in the Iola basin at Blue Mesa Reservoir is showing a little open water, not so much elsewhere. The first photo is of the Cebolla basin, looking toward the Elk Creek Camp Ground...
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    Thought I'd share an interesting tidbit from the...

    Thought I'd share an interesting tidbit from the Gunnison Country Times (April 11) we found when we returned home from Denver today (April 14):

    "Working in conjunction with the US Fish and...
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    I think you're calling this one right and it will...

    I think you're calling this one right and it will be interesting to see if I can detect the severity and the length of the effect, so thanks. You know you are living right when you collect your data...
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    good for you. Nice looking components and as...

    good for you.

    Nice looking components and as you point out, for $2 this is a good experiment. I like to visit the local fishing shops when we travel, always looking for kokanee lure components. ...
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    Hey SuperD, I hear you about rapidly rising...

    Hey SuperD,

    I hear you about rapidly rising water and fishing, so I tried to think back to years when BM was hit with a lot of run off -- couldn't recall them clearly so I'll maybe take a look at...
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    Lake Level Projections

    Over at Wayne's Words a guy posted a link to Dept of Interior and Bureau of Reclamation lake level projections
    https://www.usbr.gov/uc/water/crsp/studies/24Month_03.pdf.

    The plan projects the...
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    I've been wondering whether the concessionaire...

    I've been wondering whether the concessionaire will be able to get the docks moved and the marina "open" before that first tournament because of ice but also maybe low water. I haven't been down the...
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    2019 Blue Mesa Kokanee Fishing Report

    Well, OK, so maybe not so much a fishing report as a thinking about fishing report and wishing I was fishing report.

    Last fall, 2018, the lake was at a near record low level. For those who know...
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    Everyone around here (Gunnison area) that fishes...

    Everyone around here (Gunnison area) that fishes is wondering what the upcoming season will be like. Most, including me, are pretty optimistic.

    I've seen algae blooms in Blue Mesa in late...
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