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Blue Mesa Reservoir Fishery Management
Blue Mesa Reservoir Fishery Management
Kokanee salmon under water

Anglers: Help us maintain balance at the Blue Mesa Reservoir fishery 

Smaller lake trout on ice

After hosting two lake trout harvest incentive tournaments at Blue Mesa Reservoir in 2020 and 2021, Colorado Parks and Wildlife has documented that lake trout numbers are now at a more appropriate level at the reservoir and will suspend the cash-prize tournament in 2022. 

“We appreciate anglers' help in maintaining lake trout numbers at a level that allows for good survival of kokanee while continuing to provide opportunities for anglers to catch trophy lake trout,” said CPW aquatic biologist Dan Brauch. “Although numbers of small fish are lower now, continuing to harvest small lake trout will help us to keep the lake trout population at the right level into the future.”

For more information, please read the press release.

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