Guide To Fishing At Blue Mesa Reservoir
What to fish for...
Fishing for rainbow trout, brown trout, mackinaw lake trout yellow perch and kokanee salmon at Blue Mesa Reservoir in Colorado.
An impoundment on the Gunnison River, Blue Mesa Reservoir is a 10,000-acre reservoir located in the southwest corner of the state, 10 miles west of Gunnison, CO. It is the largest lake in Colorado and brags 96 miles of shoreline. Elk Creek Marina, boat launch ramps and several campgrounds enhance any trip here for boating camping and fishing.
The lake provides excellent fishing for trout, salmon and perch. One of the features of the lake is its deep water for big lake trout and salmon. Ice fishing in winter can produce some good fish frys as well as the chance to catch a lunker.
Fish Species in Blue Mesa Reservoir, CO
Blue Mesa Reservoir Amenities
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
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Fishing Boat Rentals
Elk Creek Marina
Rentals: Pontoon boats, canoes and kayaks
Elk Creek Marina
Gunnison, CO 81230
Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings
Curecanti National Recreation Area Launch Ramp
This is a four-lane, concrete ramp with docks and lots of paved parking. It is located mid-lake on the north side of the lake at Elk Creek Marina.
Iola Boat Ramp
Located in the southeast corner of the lake, this is a really nice launch area with a four-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and lots of paved parking.
Lake Fork Boat Ramp
Located in the southwest corner of the lake, this is a really nice launch area with a four-lane, concrete ramp with docks and lots of paved parking.
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Closest Campgrounds & RV Parks
Elk Creek Campground - 970 641-2337
Gunnison Lakeside RV Park & Cabins - 970 641-0477
Blue Mesa Point Campground - 970 641-3086
Gateview Campground - 970 641-2337
Blue Mesa Reservoir CO Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
Blue Mesa Reservoir
Elk Creek Marina 970 641-0707
Lake Fork Marina 970 641-3048
Pappy's Restaurant 970 641-0403
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Blue Mesa Reservoir in CO.
General Fishing Info
Trout, salmon and perch fishing in southwest CO.