Vega State Park Perfect for Spring Fishing
Joel Evans of the Daily Sentinel in Grand Junction wrote a great article on ice fishing in the winter and hitting the lakes of Grand Mesa during spring “ice-out” season. “Most of the trout were rainbows from 8 to 12 inches long. I did catch one cutthroat. A few went a little bigger. All were average size — neither fat nor skinny…But what fun with consistent action. I hardly had time to make a cup of hot chocolate!” he wrote.
During the Winter to Summer ice-out season, he advises, “Bank fishing at just about any Colorado lake after ice-out is productive. Small boats, especially a sit-on-top kayak, will get you out from shore while staying dry, but the water will be too cold for float tubes and inflatables.” In the Spring there can still be quite a bit of snow and ice up on the mesa top so plan accordingly. Vega State Park, at an elevation of 7,696 ft. is often the earliest lake to ice-out. Go get some…and read Joel’s full story here.