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Can you ice fish Taylor Reservoir?

Can you ice fish Taylor Reservoir?

Ice Fishing in Colorado Guide: The Gunnison Basin on Colorado’s Western Slope is home to both Blue Mesa Reservoir and Taylor Reservoir–Blue Mesa is the state’s largest–as well as several smaller lakes and ponds, making for a plethora of ice fishing options come early December.

What kind of fish are in Taylor Park Reservoir?

rainbow trout
Both Taylor Park Reservoir and Taylor River provide exceptional fishing opportunities. Each section of Taylor River offers a unique fishing opportunity, so you could spends day fishing different spots. Species include rainbow trout, brown trout, lake trout, kokanee salmon, and northern pike.

How thick is the ice on Blue Mesa Reservoir?

Blue Mesa reservoir near Gunnison and Crested Butte, Colorado has 8-20″ of ice across the entire reservoir with 4-6″ inches of snow on top.

Can you ice fish on Blue Mesa Reservoir?

Blue Mesa Reservoir Ice Fishing Trophy sized kokanee salmon, brown trout, rainbow trout, perch, suckers and lake trout all live in the deep waters of Blue Mesa and can be caught through the ice!

Why is Blue Mesa Reservoir so low?

Climate change is drying up Colorado’s water supply Climate change is leading to less snowpack, and warmer temperatures mean less water is making it into the Colorado River. Blue Mesa is Colorado’s largest reservoir, and it hit its second-lowest level on record for the end of August.

Can you swim in Gunnison River?

No water recreation (swimming, paddle-boarding, etc.) Fishing and boating are permitted, but avoid all contact with algae.

Taylor Park Reservoir is as pristine and beautiful as it is a great fishery. Taylor has several species of fish including Brown and Rainbow Trout, Kokanee Salmon, Northern Pike, and Mackinaw (lake trout). Our preferred species is Lake Trout but we can target whatever you like. Our permit with the NFS means SPACE IS LIMITED.

How big is Taylor Park Reservoir in Colorado?

Taylor Park Reservoir is a 2000 surface acre reservoir providing good opportunities for catching rainbow, brown, and lake trout as well as northern pike. (CDOW) Find Local Fishing Spots on the Interactive Map!

Where is Taylor Park Marina in Taylor Park?

Welcome To Taylor Park Marina! Taylor Park Marina sits at an elevation of 9,300 feet on the southern edge of Taylor Park Reservoir. The lake is bordered by the Continental Divide.

Where is the Taylor Reservoir in Gunnison County?

Location: Gunnison County. Taylor Reservoir is located 29 miles northeast of Gunnison. Take Hwy 135 north towards Crested Butte for 9 miles, then right at Almont 20 miles up the Taylor River Road.