Water opening up for fishing on Grand Mesa

Robert Christlieb, 15, of Grand Junction shows off the trout caught Sunday at Vega Reservoir by Christlieb and his grandfather, Leonard Miller of Collbran. The twosome were among other anglers enjoying a sunny and very windy day at Vega Reservoir. Vega, at 8,000 feet elevation, is one of the few lakes on Grand Mesa open for fishing.



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Robert Christlieb, 15, of Grand Junction shows off the trout caught Sunday at Vega Reservoir by Christlieb and his grandfather, Leonard Miller of Collbran. The twosome were among other anglers enjoying a sunny and very windy day at Vega Reservoir. Vega, at 8,000 feet elevation, is one of the few lakes on Grand Mesa open for fishing.

The hard wind blowing this past week might bluster up some good news for anglers. As of last weekend, most lakes on Grand Mesa were still well-covered with snow leaving few open places to wet…




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