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Blue Mesa Fishing

#5 of 40 things to do in Gunnison Features Animals
Curecanti National Recreation Area, Gunnison, CO
+1 719-649-3378
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Awesome experience

Our family fished a half day Kokanee Salmon trip on the Blue Mesa. Robby was fantastic and we were... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Bethany F
Bryan, Texas
via mobile
The fishing is good.

It is best to get up early to fish as it gets windy by noon. Plenty of room for boats. Shore... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Blue Mesa Reservoir is Colorado's largest reservoir and home to the largest in Kokanee Salmon population in the Western US. Blue Mesa Reservoir is 330 feet at the deepest point and is made up of 3 basins, 4 boat launches, two marinas and over 100 miles of shoreline. It is truly a magnificent area nestled in the Rocky Mountains
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Curecanti National Recreation Area, Gunnison, CO
+1 719-649-3378
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Our family fished a half day Kokanee Salmon trip on the Blue Mesa. Robby was fantastic and we were able to catch our limit thanks to his guidance and knowledge. He is a very polite Christian man and we would recommend him for a fishing...More

Thank Bethany F
Robby R, Owner at Blue Mesa Fishing, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you Bethany, it was great meeting and fishing with you guys and I look forward to fishing with you in the future! God Bless

Reviewed 1 week ago

It is best to get up early to fish as it gets windy by noon. Plenty of room for boats. Shore fishing on the bottom for trout was good.

Thank prelucir
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Who doesn't love the deep blue of this large lake? So clean and lots of places to camp. There is even a shower for $3 by the marina!

Thank VickiShehan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome! Had a blast with Blue Mesa Fishing! I highly recommend this type of outing! What a great way to spend time with your spouse!

Thank Pastor Rob S
Reviewed 3 May 2017

This is Colorado's largest lake and can be some of the best fishing, It can also make you want to throw your tackle in the lake and never fish again, If you find a hot spot you will love this lake, If you don't well...More

Thank Dean M
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

I highly recommend this Lake, it is large and very beautiful. I was here while the ice was on the lake, the lake and mountains around are spectacular. Fishing was excellent, the derby was catch and release only, I will definitely come back in the...More

Thank phyllis a
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Whether you want to spend a day out on the shore catching perch, or a morning on the ice seeking trophy lake trout, this reservoir offers everything a fisherman/woman could hope for. Beautiful views, typically gorgeous weather, and amazing fishing opportunities.

Thank colourado14
Reviewed 18 October 2016

The Blue Mesa is a great place to fish for kokane, Lake Trout, rainbows, brown trout, and perch. One has the opportunity to catch record setting fish and a good days catch for dinner. It has a full service marina, restaurant, and dockage available.

Thank BILL W
Reviewed 6 October 2016

While we didn't fish, this pontoon boating was the best! The reservoir was practically deserted and we were able to float along or motor wherever and however we wished. We were able to take our dogs and the staff that helped us was very friendly...More

Thank ChristineHernandez
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

This was our 3rd trip to Blue Mesa. We have a small fishing boat and always catch fish here. Not so much at other Colorado reservoirs, but always at Blue Mesa. Wish we lived closer!!

Thank Tim W
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