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Ridgeway Reservoir Sponsored by
Date 17-Jul-14
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Conditions : Ridgway Reservoir - The reservoir is at 96% capacity and stable. Our most recent stocking of the reservoir, with 1,100 catchable rainbow trout, occurred on June 17th. Shore fisherman and boaters are reporting very good fishing for stocker-sized fish (8"-14") and a few larger fish (18"-22".) The catch is mostly rainbows, with a few browns and smallmouth bass. Shore fishermen are doing well along Dallas Creek day use area and Mears Bay shorelines. Shore fisherman should try gold Kastmasters, Power Bait, Pink Garlic Marshmallow Bait, or worms off the bottom. Boat fishermen are having luck with jigs and black/silver sinking Rapalas near the dam and around the opening to Mears Bay.

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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