Fishing Reports June 2011

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Red hot fishing, and OK fishing too.

Mon, 06/27/2011

Blue Mesa is full of fish, wood, planton, high water and boats! Fishing has been great with windows of activity and periods of tested patience. I honestly don't know what day it is but I know it's been awhile since the reports. Crews are working hard and fish are biting, and not biting. Thanks to the fish gods. This video is some the hottest action we've seen in Blue Mesa in years- enjoy!

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Ok Fishing

Fri, 06/24/2011

Had three trips with all the same results- periods of excitement followed by periods of tested patience. We've been pulling fish but working for them. Pics coming.

Kokanee Katching, still going

Wed, 06/22/2011

Had a great crew out today and worked our way into some fish. The kokes were not committing suicide but hit an array of baits and kept us challenged. The bite continues to be good and we hope it stays that way- good luck fisherman!
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Working to Catch, doing OK!

Tue, 06/21/2011

The change up came with the 30knot winds and snow on Monday. Water temps dropped 6 degrees and kokes slowed a bit. Fish remain in all parts of the water column and are challenging to pattern into. We had the Smith party out and got our share but the fish made us work. There are alot of trout moving so mixed bag is coming over the rails. The afternoon trip was nice weather but slow fishing. Lake trout ruled the bite with kokes starting in small spurts and quitting- water is coming up fast so maybe that's doing it- don't know- will let you know Wed!

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Good Fishing to Come

Sun, 06/19/2011

Spent the day doing the really fun part of guiding- washing and waxing the boat, vaccum, gas up change the oil change the rigs and dry the potentional mussel carrying slime of the boat- 8 hours and still at it. The am and pm bite has been sick with a steady pick before and after. I'll be out for the pm session tonight to pattern up for the weeks' trips- will report later- hope you did some catching this weekend.

Blue Mesa Blowout

Sun, 06/19/2011

Good thing I washed the boat, otherwise it wouldn't have rained. 20mph Gale, short bite at 7pm with lakers and small kokes- send the
wah-mbulance. We'll try again tomorrow.

Blue Mesa Blow

Sun, 06/19/2011

After a cancellation I grabbed Jim off the dock and we went for it. 20-25 knot winds and dropping water temps did not really excite the bite. We nailed small fish and lakers non-stop and decided to call it a day.-
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If one of you guys helps in the sale of this truck, I will offer a free guide trip! Thanks!

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Kokanee Salmon Lake Trout Blue Mesa Fishing Guide Blue Mesa Reservoir Colorado

Nuss Crew Nailed a few, Kokes... thank you!

Sat, 06/18/2011

Charlie came out with the kids and we gave 'em hell. Kokes went crazy at first light. We worked hard afterwards and were rewarded with fat 4's. We thank the fish gods and kept a modest limit- 24 total + mixed bag, released the babies and hit the dock. Our pic is the lower one, Hugh, Diane and crew was out there and got theirs- Kokanee, thank you.

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Another Day of Great Fishing

Thu, 06/16/2011

Traveled the lake from the fork to elk creek and saw everyone catching fish. Everywhere we stopped we hit 'em and people were literally hooking up at every stop. Ended up with a 'few' fish for the grill. Folks, the kokes are back for your fishing pleasure. Please respect the bag limits and release fish that you will not eat. If we take 'em all, we'll be crying the blues next year. Mom and I released 35 salmon in the last two days- try releasing it's fun!
Look forward to good fishing this weekend and great weather- the moon has only helped the bite! Good Luck.

Great Fishing Here, Expect More

Thu, 06/16/2011

Fishing has been nothing short of great and it's only getting better. The bite has been steady all day and let's hope the population sustains. Mom and I released of over 30 huge salmon in a few short sessions. We've kept a few for the grill and sent the rest packin!- try it, keep only what YOU need, not enough for everyone. Anyway, we fished a little of the entire lake and saw people catching from the fork down to elk creek. Enjoy good fishing and practice some release, and have a great time- see ya this weekend.

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Day of Death

Tue, 06/14/2011

The crew assembled... 8am. First drop - slabs on. Fish continued to commit suicide on well presented baits until we tried to move away from them (with little success) to find some browns. We worked browns hard with the usual suspects and came up with one follow- they are there, just not biting- finished with 22 in the box, and went back out for the evening blitz- I hope it stays hot. The fish went on a massive kill session today- full moon, weather, water temp- I wouldn't dare make a guess, but I threw 2 weeks ago's pattern plus some and it came to- go figure- remember, it changes by the minute.

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Night Blitz- everynight!

Mon, 06/13/2011

Had a cancellation and slept in- no complaints. Took the mom out tonight for a session at lake fork and had a hot non-stop blitz for an hour and a half 18-20 fish, all 4th years and ripping drag off the leads. - truly unblelievable, but it's been happening every night. Mom reeled in everyone while I worked the net- classic!

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Spanking Continues

Sun, 06/12/2011

The bite continues to be great. Had a nice pm trip and crew nailed some big 4's. The pattern changed from wobbly to spinny- keep at 'em boys and the fish will abide- the proof was at the cleaning station with limits being filleted like mad- owwwwwwwwwwww!

Kokanee Mop Up

Sat, 06/11/2011

Had two trips today with the best of the best. The am bite was challenging and we worked hard to get big fish. We ended up with with a nice bag and Skip and Doug were a hell of a crew. Steve and his family joined us for pm trip and we were in them thick from first drop- last count was 26 4's and I said my prayer to the fish gods- they nailed all the way to dock and we couldn't complain. Everyone seemed to have crushed it today so good work!- am pics are coming!

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Spanked 'em and thanked 'em

Fri, 06/10/2011

Had the Bruning crew out and had a great day. The bite was steady and fish were cooperating. They spanked a bunch lost a bunch and gave 'em hell! Thanks

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Kokanee Slay-day

Thu, 06/09/2011

Had two great crews today and two great bites. The kokes committed suicide on well presented baits and kept the clients busy as well the cap. Thank the fish gods and thank the great clients for your business. Fish ON!!

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Mac Atttack

Wed, 06/08/2011

Not much else to say but shoulda' been there

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Great Trip

Wed, 06/08/2011

More of the same.

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Kokanee Madness

Sun, 06/05/2011

The bite is still mad dog. I will out of town for 2 days on a fishing related trip. Be assured the koke bite will continue and the only updated needed is what color- don't know but green and pink (the usual) is doing just fine. Catch up with you in a few- good fishing.

Kokanee Kill-Fest

Sat, 06/04/2011

The bite was wide open today with the mood onfire- caught from 7am to 7pm all around 20fow. Get out here and get some! Our crew only wanted a few for the table so many are swimming for you! Enjoy the fishing and only keep what you need! Good luck and see ya out there.

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Kokanee Salmon Lake Trout Blue Mesa Fishing Guide Blue Mesa Reservoir Colorado

Great Weather, a little slower

Fri, 06/03/2011

Lake Fork was a little slower today but the crew and managed a few for the box. The bite shut down around 9:30 and we just stared at fish dancing through the spread. The crew hung in there and worked it. Lost a nice laker tonight with a few short strikes- they are on specific feed which is hard to match- wah wah. It's just nice to fish without wind- I prolly shouldn't have said that!!

Great Fishing, good people......WIND

Thu, 06/02/2011

The fishing continues to be great with great crews... our penance? Wind. LEt's deal with it because it's keeping the fishing hot. The run off has begun and big mudlines are moving in from the lake arms. Fun trip yesterday, Greg,we missed ya- Fisherman, get out here and git your limits!

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Good Fishing Continues

Wed, 06/01/2011

Spanked a good 6lb laker, mixed bags of nice kokes, bows, browns and dink lakers. Mid lake is still hotter than lake fork but it's coming togeter- the full story and pics tomorrow- Fish On!

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