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Ridgeway Reservoir Sponsored by
Date 29-Oct-15
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Conditions : Ridgway Reservoir - The reservoir is at 71 percent capacity and dropping slowly. Both shore fisherman and boaters are reporting good fishing for stocker-sized rainbows (8"-14") with a few larger fish (18"-20") being caught. The catch is mostly rainbows, but there have been some bigger browns and smallmouth bass caught. Shore fishermen are doing well along the Dallas Creek day use area and Mears Bay shorelines. The Kokanee Salmon are running in Dallas Creek and the Uncompahgre River above the reservoir at this time. Shore fisherman should try gold kastmasters, green and rainbow power bait, or worms off the bottom. Boat fishermen are having luck with gold pop-gear and black/silver sinking rapalas near the dam and around the opening to Mears Bay. Bag and size limits have been removed for smallmouth bass in Ridgway reservoir. Fishermen are encouraged to take smallmouth from the reservoir to protect the rainbow and brown trout fishery.?

Reported by: Sportsman's Warehouse

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About: - Fishing Ridgeway: Rainbow trout are stocked annually by the Division of Wildlife. Brown trout, which inhabited the Uncompahgre River prior to construction of the dam, are also in the reservoir. Kokanee salmon have recently been stocked in the reservoir and have flourished. Ridgway State Park has two small ponds beneath the dam that are stocked with small trout.

Directions: Take U.S. 550 south of Montrose for 22 miles to the park entrance.

Boating:  One four-lane, concrete boat ramp.

Water Acres: 1,000

Elevation: 6,870 feet

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