Curecanti Fishing Report - May 21, 2021
Blue Mesa - Kokanee are up from last year. Salmon can be found from the surface to 40’ feet. The more water the better the chance of keeping the gill lice from spreading so do a rain dance.You can reach them by trolling with lead-core line. On the end of your line, a dodger to lure and tip your hook with corn. Hook quality is very important. Kokanee are light biters and quality sharp hooks are a must.Lake Trout are starting to lower and can be found from 50-80’ downTrolling and casting for both rainbow and brown trout is very productive. Browns have been near rocky shorelines.
Shore Fishing - Shore fishing is still good. ¼ oz Castmaster in gold and countdown 5 in a brown trout pattern or gold are working well.
The Gunnison River - Nymphing is the most productive rigging with stonefly nymphs and attractor patterns. Rainbow’s are spawning so please be aware of redds (don’t know ask)
Spin Fishing the River - Panther martins in assorted colors and patterns. Bubble fishing with an olive wooly bugger (#8) slow retrieve.
All Colorado State fishing regulations apply within Curecanti National Recreation Area. Please refer to the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Fishing Regulations.
GOLD MEDAL & WILD TROUT WATERS - EAST PORTAL
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RULES AND REGULATIONS
KOKANEE SALMON AND LAKE TROUT IN BLUE MESA
Last updated: May 25, 2021