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Epic Snowpack In Colorado Rocky Mountains

Spring Forecast For Morrow Point & Blue Mesa Reservoirs

The 2018/19 Winter season began with most of Southwest Colorado in an exceptional drought. A late start to snowfall was discouraging until things changed at the end of December 2018 when the jetstream began favoring the four corners region. It has been snowing ever since. The current snowpack is 154% above average.

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Happy Spring 2019!

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Although Spring is in the air here in Gunnison country, WE HAVE SNOW and LOTS OF IT! The much-needed snowfall this past Winter means that the reservoirs will have plenty of water this year ... now it's the waiting game.

When will Ice off happen? It is anybody's guess at this point, but what is for sure is that Spring and pre-runoff fishing is perhaps the best of the year for hungry, trophy sized, trout bite... We hope to be trophy lake trout and brown trout fishing within the month on Blue Mesa, the latest I have ever seen boats launch on Blue is April 27th. So, we are optimistic about a mid-April start. On Morrow Point we will try to launch the boats on May 1st, this can seriously be the best fishing in the state that week. These fish are hungry, very gullible and very catchable... COME FISH PRE RUNOFF with us!

Check out some fishing highlights video clips from Morrow Point HERE.

Contact Ryan VanLanen to book your Spring 2019 fishing trip HERE.

June on Blue Mesa = excellent Kokanee Fishing

June has been great for GSO on Blue Mesa. Kokanee fishing has been as good as it gets and the fish are healthy and HUGE. We still have some days open in July and the fishing should stay just as good as it is now.

 

 

 

 

Also we have been doing some Fly Fishing trips around the Blue Mesa’s waters. Consider us for your next fly fishing trip in the Gunnison valley

 

Blue Mesa Lake Trout

Trophy lake trout season has been good to GSO so far. Not gonna say it’s been easy, but finding a way to produce fish for clients on most trips!! With low water levels we’re finding some fish in new spots and been trying lots of new lures and tactics to induce a strikes> its been fun re-learning the lake at this water level. The bad news for good fishing this season is that many of the old trophy sized fish are being harvested by some anglers daily. It’s so sad to see people have no consideration for the fishery that they love so much. It’s so sad to see these old fish end up on stringer. I heard of one boat keeping 17 mackinaw one day,  half of which were old big fish and another that had 5 over 3olbs one day! sad sad sad, very ignorant and very disrespectful to an amazing fish that takes so long to grow that big! Please consider this lake trout  fishery for the future generations of anglers that will want to catch these fish and not just here the stories from you about how many 30lb’ers you threw on the grill years ago!

SAVE A LAKE TROUT>EAT KOKANNE FOR DINNER

April 2013, Blue Mesa Reservoir Fishing

A cold month it was, trophy fishing was not hot but we found a way to put BIG fish in the boat most days out with clients, April stats are. 1 fish over 30lbs (35)4 over 20lbs , and a handful in the teen’s , The highlight of the month was the first fish I guided was this Monster 32in 15lb Brown Trout!

 

Fishing the Ice Line Pays Off!

Paul Warner stays warm with his first ever lake trout

Bill Duffel, happy to see that our state fish & game hasn’t KILLED all the next generation!
My 35lbr on FROZEN april day