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2019 Sunshine Express Miramonte Mother’s Day Fishing Derby

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2019 Final Results:

1- Valerie Heldman, Fruita – 20 in. Brown Trout – 2.64 lb

2- Larry Bicknase, Montrose – 2.40 lb
3- Jeff Paraday, Redvale – 2.38
4- Maree Farr, Naturita – 2.18
5- Amy Self, Montrose – 2.13
6- Arnulfo Dominguez, Norwood – 2.11
7- Elisheba, Paraday, Nucla – 1.98
8- Paula Riley, Nucla – 1.98
9- Syver Bicknase, Norwood – 1.98
10- Vincent Gennaro, Henderson – 1.85
11- Aaron Spangler, Dove Creek – 1.80
12- Stephanie Petrose Spangler, Dove Creek – 1.78
13- Medie Graeger, Norwood – 1.74
14- John Riley, Nucla – 1.74
15- Brad Allgood, Naturita – 1.74
16- Craig Graeger, Norwood – 1.71
17- Daisy Dominguez, Norwood – 1.71
18- Colton Spangler, Dove Creek – 1.69
19- David Self, Montrose – 1.69
20- Clint Proffitt, Dove Creek – 1.69
21- Kaustine Wilcox, Fruita – 1.67
22- Alex Cruz, Dove Creek – 1.65
23- Deborah Paraday, Redvale – 1.63
24- Thomas Jensen, Nucla – 1.45
25- Jerimha Paraday, Redvale – 1.43
26- Vincent Gennaro, Henderson – 1.43
27- Cindy Nylund, – 1.41
28- Crystal Proffitt, Dove Creek – 1.38
29- Tyra Gennaro, Redvale – 1.36
30- Bree Walker, Naturita – 1.34
31- CR Dobbs, Nucla – 1.32
32- Demian Brooks, Norwood – 1.32
33- Isaac Paraday, Redvale – 1.25
34- Ann Marie Morgan, Naturita – 1.25
35- Deana Goff, Mancos – 1.23
36- Jennifer Oria, Grand Junction – 1.12
37- Pauline Enos, Nucla – 1.10
38- Sam Rich, Norwood – 1.08
39- Linda Rich, Nucla – 1.05
40- Conner Slafter, Ridgway – .77
41- Mike Rich, Nucla – .48

1st trout- Carl Morgan, Naturita – 8a, 1.56 Brown trout

 

 

 

Entry Forms

2019 Contest Rules

All entrants must check in prior to fishing, at registration table by the 2nd boat ramp near the dam campground.
All Colorado State fishing regulations apply, 4 trout bag limit, EXCEPT that only one (1) trout per participant will be eligible for weigh-in for prizes.
$10 entry any age. Fishing begins at 6a, fish from shore or boat.
**Only one fish may be weighed in per entrant. All fish must be weighed in BEFORE 3p to qualify for prizes, no exceptions.**
Top prize awarded for the longest trout (1st tiebreaker: length of tail at fork, 2nd: girth inches, 3rd: weight). Subsequent prizes awarded for heaviest fish, 2nd heaviest and so on. Extra prizes (if any) will be given away in a random drawing during awards ceremony.

 

Current Conditions & Forecast

The current weather forecast for May 12 at Miramonte Lake is:

  • Overnight Low 43°F, South southeast wind 6-14 MPH.
    Day: Partly cloudy, High 66°F, West southwest wind to 7 MPH.

Current conditions as of May 8 : Open water, water level is full, both boat ramps are open. Road is decent, loose gravel and muddy in spots. Watch for abundant deer and elk on road.

Recommendations & Tips
Trout fishing at Miramonte Lake is generally best at night, however fishing is also good in the daytime. Rainbow Trout in the 12-18+” range are abundant and activity picks up after ice-off with good to excellent conditions the norm through Memorial Weekend. Be ready for the possibility of a big fish anytime, but particularly early or late in the day. Below are some of the lures and baits that have been reported to work at Miramonte Lake:
Lures: Crayfish fly or lure patterns, Kastmasters, Panther Martins, Super Dupers, Rapalas, Tasmanian Devils
Baits: Crayfish, Worms, Salmon Eggs, Power Bait (best colors: Rainbow, Orange, Chartreuse, Lime Twist, Corn Yellow)
Have you caught fish at Miramonte lately? Email your results to us!

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About Miramonte Lake

Colorado Fishing Regulations

Statewide Fishing Conditions

Fish Species Identification

Entry Forms

How To Get Here:Driving directions to Miramonte Reservoir from Norwood:
1- Go east on CO 145/Grand Ave for 1.7 miles. 2- Turn right onto Rd 44Zs(Dolores-Norwood Rd.), follow for 13.3 miles. 3- Slight right onto L40 Rd/Miramonte Rd, follow to lake, about 3 miles.

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