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Lake: Blue Mesa Reservoir

Blue Mesa snow conditions

Post By: Kris201      Posted: 1/11/2017 8:58:47 AM     Points: 22    
Hey everybody, I was wondering if you guys could tell me how much snow is on the ice. Also if people are running fourwheelers and side by sides on the ice yet? I would greatly appreciate any info. Thank you!!!
 Reply by: Troutman      Posted: Jan. 11, 10:01:36 AM     Points: 56    
I will let you know what I find on Friday.
 Reply by: Lefty2053      Posted: Jan. 11, 10:36:14 AM     Points: 1065    
I know someone that took his ATV on Dry Creek last week. Elk Creek is a no go as there is sketchy ice there. ATV's were on the Lake City Bridge area as well.
 Reply by: Kris201      Posted: Jan. 11, 10:53:56 AM     Points: 22    
Troutman thank you, but we will be there Friday through sunday. Good luck out there. Thanks Lefty that's good to know
 Reply by: Troutman      Posted: Jan. 11, 11:31:06 AM     Points: 56    
Iam up there Friday- Sunday also. See you on the ice or high alpine brewery.
Silver F150.
 Reply by: Kris201      Posted: Jan. 11, 11:49:24 AM     Points: 22    
Hey troutman, that sounds good we will be in a silver f350
 Reply by: jpitis      Posted: Jan. 11, 2:18:42 PM     Points: 0    
I was at the blue yesterday and fished by turtle island West of Stevens creek. The fishing was hot from 0700 Hrs until 1030 Hrs. There was about six inches of ice when we started with no water on the ice. By 1030 Hrs the snow was melting on top and we were standing in three to five inches of water. The ice made us a little nervous so we packed it in. We went to the lake city bridge area and tried again but once we got down to the water area the snow was deep and the water under the snow cap was at least four to five inches deep. Hope this helps. Hoping for a good freeze!!
 Reply by: SportFishColorado      Posted: Jan. 11, 5:24:13 PM     Points: 1872    
I have been out the last two days. The snow isn't as bad as you would think, 4-7" ( and drifts now after today's wind), but the slush was really bad at the end of today. There are obvious slush pockets, but today we only went over a few small ones when we headed out in the morning and when we returned, there were some very large slush pockets that were a pain to get through with snowmobiles! A buddy of mine had a side by side at on Dry Creek today and said he almost got stuck too. Elk creek had bad slush in the cove yesterday, with 6" of good ice until I got to the east point and then the good ice turned into frozen slush that wasn't very thick. Sketchy to say the least!
 Reply by: Kris201      Posted: Jan. 11, 6:46:13 PM     Points: 22    
Jpitis and Sportfish I really appreciate your guys reports. I'm going to have the wife and 3 year old so I'm just trying to figure out what to expect this weekend. Thanks again!!!
 Reply by: Lefty2053      Posted: Jan. 11, 6:50:32 PM     Points: 1065    
Kris201 I think your best bet would be Dry Creek. It is more sheltered than anywhere else that has good ice so I would think less Slush as well.
 Reply by: Kris201      Posted: Jan. 11, 8:36:50 PM     Points: 22    
Thanks Lefty!!! We will probably give that a shot! We have a good shelters if we can just try to avoid the standing water as much as possible for the little guy. I really appreciate all the information
 Reply by: yard dogs      Posted: Jan. 12, 8:16:53 AM     Points: 444    
That sounds a little less than ideal... I think me and my brother will switch gears and take the little boat out on the open water Sunday.


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