23 March 2015
ield season is under way here and there are quite a few projects the fisheries crew is starting to work on. It seems that no matter how busy things seem to get I can always manage to add more to the pile. I cannot tell you how happy getting out of the office for a full day yesterday made me. I have some phone calls to return, e-mail this time of year is a more effective way to communicate, as I do not mind sending an e-mail a 0700 or 2100 but calling your residence at those hours I most likely will not do. I will return all communication, plus please remember to leave an area code with your phone number please. I get call from throughout the southwest.
Just FYI the two docks on the west side of Mundo Lake were set up yesterday. The Fisheries Crew should have the other two docks set up soon.
Fishing reports have been coming in slowly from Mundo and even I am impressed with the quality of fish being caught. Last week a 24” rainbow that must have gone 9 pounds was taken by a community member. One angler from Durango this weekend reported one 20” fish and a few more in the 18” inch range. Yesterday while putting up the dock a community member landed two trout in the span of an hour from shore, one 16” and another 14”. Everything seems to be working, as in all the usual suspects’ powerbait, worms, though the Durango angler mentioned that a black wooly bugger did not perform as well as a smaller caddis nymph.
I have yet to see any bass in pre-spawn mode, but I imagine all the warm water creatures will be waking soon. Spring has sprung and though I wish winter would have dropped a lot more snow, it is awesome that fishing season is here!
Please do not forget to skim or preferably read in depth the 2015-2016 fishing proclamation and remember the season starts on April 1st!
Look forward to seeing you all out on the water this season.