Sport Fish Colorado guide Randy Sandoval made the trip to 11-mile to see what kind of salmon action he could find. The water temps are still in the low fifties and the bite was a little slow. Fish were holding in the 8-18′ range and changing lures often was the key! The final tally for the day was six kokanee and one rainbow. The mussle inspector said that the best report she had gotten that day was two fish. Action should pick up as the water temps approach the sixty degree mark and the water column stratefies. More reports to come!
5-31-2010 No Salmon Consistency
My little buddy Cody and his family were back in the area looking for some action so we ran out in search of the exciting salmon bite from a few days earlier! Unfortunately, runoff has intensified with the consistent warm weather we’ve had and as a result the water level has risen several feet and the water clarity is stained in the upper part of the lake. This did not bid well for our salmon bite. We managed to land a couple salmon, a rainbow, a lake trout, and lots of browns. We also had several other opportunities, but the fish weren’t stickin’ to the hook as well as they usually do. Water temps are anywhere from 53-58 degrees depending on the part of the lake you are in so the salmon fishing should get more consistent once the water temps and clarity stabilize.
5-29-2010 Shall We Try for Some Salmon???
Sport Fish Colorado had the privilege of taking Konrad Krauland, founder of Power Pro fishing line, and fellow friend, Tsukasa and family out in search of some trolling action! First priority was finding some of those elusive salmon! The first salmon of the year was a two year old, but the next five were all nice four year old fish! The salmon bite ended around 11 with a quality three year old. Then our focus switched to trout and we managed to land several nice browns and a lake trout despite some intense wind! It was good to see some salmon showing up this early and those four year old fish are Feisty!
5-26-2010 Casting for Trout on Blue Mesa!
Today we started off trolling for trout and then stumbled onto a great casting bite! We boated at least 20 rainbow trout, but the real prize was the quality brown trout that were hiding among and trying to feed on these rainbows! Several nice browns were landed on light tackle for a great fight and some hot action! Everyone had a great time and fish tacos will be served at Patch’s house tonight!
5-25-2010 Guide’s Day Off
I finally got a day to go fishing for lake trout by myself and it turned out to be a very refreshing day! The weather was great and the lake trout were biting. Four fish were caught and released and I had several others pop off the hook. I find that I usually learn the most when I am fishing by myself.
5-18-2010 Morrow Point Casting Bass Fishing!
With the last couple of days warming up significantly, runoff is starting to pick up on all of the Morrow Point feeder creeks. Chipeta Falls looks awesome with heavier flows! Trolling wasn’t as hot as it was sunday and increased runoff has muddied up more water so we spent most of our time casting for trout and even hooked up on a few salmon while casting! The trout bite is on fire right now with over 30 fish making it in to the boat!
5-17-2010 Chasing lakers
Spent the day with a few different parties chasing lake trout! Water temperatures have risen a lot over the last couple of warm days with the highest surface temp that I saw being 50 degrees. There were a lot of boats and shore fisherman out eary enjoying some great weather and fishing!
5-16-2010 First Morrow Point Fishing Report of 2010!
Today was the first Morrow Point trip of the year so we trolled and casted the entire lake to get a feel for what is going on. The fishing turned out to be great, which isn’t always true this early in the season! We had at least a dozen kokanee salmon on and managed to get nine of them in the boat! We also caught lake trout, rainbow trout and lots of brown trout! The runoff hasn’t has been delayed with the cool spring that we’ve had so the reservoir had very little muddy areas and the water clarity is great!
5-15-2010 Blue Mesa Jigging and Trolling
Today I fished Blue Mesa with three fellas who wanted to learn how to better fish the lake. I started off showing them how to find and jig for numbers of lake trout. We were on lots of fish and had several bites, but a lot of the bites were short strikes and we didn’t get any fish to the boat jigging today. Once we realized that the lake trout weren’t as aggresive as we hoped, we went trolling for browns and lake trout and found some good action! Despite fighting the wind, we managed to land several nice browns and lake trout and even had a monster on for a minute before it made a hard run and managed to shake the hook! These guys learned a lot about the lake, caught some fish, and had a BLAST, which is what Sport Fish Colorado is all about!
5-14-2010 Trollin’ Browns
Today I took my Scottish room mate and two of his Aussie friends out on Blue Mesa where we trolled for brown trout and the fishing was pretty good! We caught about six fish an hour for three hours before a storm rolled in. The average size brown was around 17″ and their health looks really good this year! We also caught one rainbow and a lake trout. A few salmon reports are starting to show up with 1-3 fish the average catch for the day, but I have also heard of a few people limiting out! Anybody have any idea what these browns are feeding on? Check out the stomache contents! Those were all in one fish!
5-8-2010 Chasing Lake Trout and Browns on Blue Mesa
Today we were vertical jigging for lake trout and brown trout. We found a lot of fish in 40-80 feet of water and had a lot of bites, but getting a solid hook in these fish was tough even with our Shimano rods and Power Pro braided line! We hit several areas and managed to get our target species in the boat. It was Cody’s seventh birthday today and he just so happened to have the “touch,” which resulted in him landing the most fish! Good job and Happy Birthday Cody!
5-5-2010 Antero, Spinney, & 11 Mile are open for boating!
I have not made it over to any of these lakes yet, but have heard that action has been great for trout at all three of these reservoirs! More reports to come as SFC’s guides make their way over to the action!