When the ice comes off of your local impoundment, it is typical for most species to start feeding aggressively! This is very true on Blue Mesa where ice off is one of your best chances to catch a trophy fish. Fish of all sizes are able to cruise all
throughout the water column in search of food since water temperatures are relatively the same throughout the water column. Trophy sized rainbows, browns, and lake trout are very sensitive to water temperatures so as water temperatures rise and the lake stratifies, these fish will move deeper and become less accessible.
The most productive way to cover lots of water with several presentations in hopes of running into a trophy sized fish is trolling. It is very important not to limit yourself to any particular depth, speed, color, or action. If you aren’t seeing results, tweek your game plan until you start seeing some action. If you are fortunate enough to catch a trophy sized fish, consider getting some pictures and measurements and release your trophy for somebody else to catch another day. Trophy fish take many years to get to that size and as the world becomes more populated with anglers, the opportunity to catch a trophy will continue to shrink, unless the majority practices catch and release!
Striper Fishing Montauk Point w/ Sport Fish Colorado!
Fishing from a kayak for blitzing stripers off of the tip of Long Island.
Giant Carp Through the Ice w/ Ice Fish Colorado!
A buddy and I found these carp lethargically swimming in three feet of water. There were not scared of our shadows or movements. Next we will attempt to catch them!
Monster Lake Trout Through the Ice on Blue Mesa Reservoir in Colorado!
Save the lake trout of Blue Mesa! Trophy lake trout take a long time to grow to trophy size. The Colorado Division of Wildlife has recently changed their lake trout eradication program to net and kill all fish 38" and under instead of 30" and under like it was just a few months ago. It takes Blue Mesa lake trout 18-20 years to grow to 38" and to net and kill fish of this size is a true tragedy. Follow sportfishcolorado.com and icefishcolorado.com for more information on Saving Lake Trout!!! Do your part by releasing fish over 30"!!!!!
Filleting a fish
How to fillet a fish, Colorado fishing.
Trophy Antero Trout Through the Ice w/ Sport Fish Colorado!!!
Wrestling with a 6lbs Antero Rainbow Trout in Colorado
Robby on Downrigger
Robby Richardson helps Salmon Fisherman with tips on downriggers.
Robby Richardson helps Salmon Fisherman with tips on attractors.
Robby talking Rods for Jerk Bait Fishing
Robby Richardson with Sport Fish Colorado ...What are you looking for in a rod and reel set up for fishing Jerk Baits? Let's find out what Robby has to say
Awesome Video of Kokanee Spawning in Blue Mesa
Kokanee salmon trying to spawn in a cove on Blue Mesa Rerservoir, Colorado!
Awesome under water ice fishing trout video with Ice Fish Colorado!!!