Swimming is permitted anywhere in Blue Mesa Reservoir , except within 100 feet of marinas and docks, between the buoy line above the dams, within 100 feet of Lake City, Middle and Lake Fork bridges, or from an unanchored boat. Good places to swim are Windsurf Beach, Old Highway 50 Beach and Dry Creek.
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Blue Mesa Reservoir has a total capacity of 940,700 acre -feet and an active capacity of 748,430 acre -feet. At maximum water surface elevation, the reservoir occupies 9,180 acres .
From early May until August, we catch kokanee salmon on Blue Mesa by trolling with downriggers at varying depths, looking for large schools and offering lures with an array of colors and sizes, until we find the combination that triggers a strike. This is a fun fishing technique for all ages and experience levels!
Scent & Bait Tipping your lure with a piece of bait will help close the deal once the Kokanee approaches your lure. Popular Kokanee baits are Pink Maggots (real or synthetic), dyed-cured shrimp and dyed-cured White Shoepeg Corn. Be sure not to put too much bait on the hook as it will take away from the lure’s action.
For the most convenient spots to fish for Kokanee , you can head to Lake Granby, Williams Fork Reservoir, Wolford Mountain Reservoir, and Green Mountain Reservoir. However, the best spot in Colorado for kokanee fishing is the Blue Mesa Reservoir.
Lake Granby is the largest of our Great Lakes . If you come for a swim in the summer, you ‘ll love the clean feel she leaves on your body! Lake Granby extends almost ten miles to the east. You don’t notice this when you drive along her western shore on Hwy.
Water is 55 degrees in summer. Great scenery in the Rockies at 8500 feet above sea-level.