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Any conditions/activity intel on Blue Mesa to share?

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I was there 2 weeks ago. I found between 8" and 24" of ice. We caught some nice rainbows and a brown. We really wanted some Perch, but nope. No lakers either. The locals we ran into were friendly and helpful. The place was surprisingly uncrowded.
 

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Was just up there a day ago. If you're looking for rainbows just find the water <20'. You'll get a fish or two swimming suspended through in the deeper water (>50') but it's so hit and miss. Perch? Let me know if you find those 5"ers, I'll use them for bait. About 3" of snow on the ice west of Bridge 2.

As stated ice is 10" west of Bridge 2 and just gets thicker as you head east. Wind has been bad my last two outings so you better have a shelter. 27degree air and 20mph wind blowing ice particles makes for a cold day otherwise

CPW was all over on the ice so make sure all your "i"s are dotted. Hard to get crowded on that reservoir, it's a long drive from big population center and it's fairy big even when low.

Good Luck,
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Was just up there a day ago. If you're looking for rainbows just find the water <20'. You'll get a fish or two swimming suspended through in the deeper water (>50') but it's so hit and miss. Perch? Let me know if you find those 5"ers, I'll use them for bait. About 3" of snow on the ice west of Bridge 2.

As stated ice is 10" west of Bridge 2 and just gets thicker as you head east. Wind has been bad my last two outings so you better have a shelter. 27degree air and 20mph wind blowing ice particles makes for a cold day otherwise

CPW was all over on the ice so make sure all your "i"s are dotted. Hard to get crowded on that reservoir, it's a long drive from big population center and it's fairy big even when low.

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Thanks for the info guys. I'll let you know if I find any perch.

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Thanks for the info guys. I'll let you know if I find any perch.

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Caught a some solid browns and rainbows. In 20 fow as recommended. Beautiful day sunny, warm and no wind. No perch sorry to report. Pic of my son with a brown. Kept a couple bows for the smoker.
thanks

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