2017 Sunshine Express Miramonte Mother's Day Fishing Derby May 14, 2017

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2017 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 after awards ceremony.

2017 Sunshine Express Miramonte Mother's Day Fishing Derby prize list:

1st Trout - Cabella's Rod & reel combo ($15)

1. $500 - cash (Longest Trout)

2. $400 value(approx.) fish replica - Purple Heart Taxidermy, Montrose
3. $50 gift cert. - Mile Hi Greenhouse, Eckert (Sunshine Express donation)
4. $50 gift cert. - Mile Hi Greenhouse, Eckert (Sunshine Express donation)
5. $50 gift cert. - Shoe Design, GJ
6. $40 Art Print - Apothecary Shoppe, Nucla
7. $35 portable air pump - CarQuest, Norwood
8. $30 Tie Dye Shirt - Starr's Guitars, Cedaredge
9. $30 gift cert. - Venus Studio, Nucla
10. $25 gift cert. - NNTC Wireless, Nucla
11. $20 LED flashlight/lamp - Timberline Ace Hardware, Norwood
12. $20 LED flashlight/lamp - Timberline Ace Hardware, Norwood
13. $15 pink hat - Starr's Guitars, Cedaredge
14. $15 gift cert. - Redd's Mercantile, Nucla
15. $15 gift cert. - Redd's Mercantile, Nucla
16. $15 gift cert. - Happy Belly, Norwood
17. $15 Cabella's Rod & reel combo - Cabella's, GJ
18. $15 Cabella's Rod & reel combo - Cabella's, GJ
19. $15 Cabella's Rod & reel combo - Cabella's, GJ
20. $15 Cabella's Rod & reel combo - Cabella's, GJ
21. $15 Cabella's Rod & reel combo - Cabella's, GJ
22. $15 Cabella's Rod & reel combo - Cabella's, GJ
23. $15 Cabella's Rod & reel combo - Cabella's, GJ
24. $15 Cabella's Rod & reel combo - Cabella's, GJ
25. $15 Cabella's Rod & reel combo - Cabella's, GJ
26. $10 box of Toffee - Ruth's Toffee, Nucla
27. $10 official playing cards - The Sunshine Express
28. $10 official playing cards - The Sunshine Express
29. $10(approx value) gift cert. - Blondie's Drive In, Naturita
30. $10(approx value) gift cert. - Blondie's Drive In, Naturita
31. $10(approx value) gift cert. - Blondie's Drive In, Naturita
32. $10(approx value) gift cert. - Blondie's Drive In, Naturita
33. $8 beef Jerky pack - Ray's Good Stuff, Montrose
34. $8 beef Jerky pack - Ray's Good Stuff, Montrose
35. $8 beef Jerky pack - Ray's Good Stuff, Montrose
36. $8 beef Jerky pack - Ray's Good Stuff, Montrose
37. $8 beef Jerky pack - Ray's Good Stuff, Montrose
38. $8 beef Jerky pack - Ray's Good Stuff, Montrose

Current Conditions & Forecast

The current weather forecast for Mother's Day at Miramonte Lake is: Abundant sunshine 61°HI (RealFeel® 68°)
Precipitation 5%, wind NW 5 mph, Gusts to 14 mph

Current conditions as of April 13: Water level is somewhat low and rising and mostly clear. Both boat ramps are open. Fishing action is reported to be already decent. Road is in good condition. 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

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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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