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Old 09-16-2009, 08:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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If anyone wouyld like company to go to Jefferson this winter for some Saturday or Sunday ice fishing, I would appreciate a ride. I do not have a snowmobile to get up there but I do have a small 2 man hut and 10" gas auger. Would be happy to pay for gas. I get a kick out of fishing the lake in spring and summer and have always wanted to fish the hard water up there.
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Old 09-16-2009, 04:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Icing Jefferson can be great. It doesn't get a whole lot of pressure because winter access is so hit or miss. When the wind comes up, it often gets up to 40 to 60mph. Then the huge drifts make it a problem to even get in to the main entrance. Last year a couple of guys got stuck in drifts and had to walk to town and pay big $ for a tow, at least one other guy spent the night in his truck, etc. There are times when the snowmobile guys can get in, other times when you have to have an ATV and a whole lot of the time when it just really isn't possible to get in at all unless you want to hike 7 up miles with all your gear. Try posting in the Find a Partner category when the time comes and see if anybody is going up. There are always guys who want to go but sometimes it makes more sense to go to Granby!
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Old 09-27-2009, 03:18 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Where is exactly is Jefferson Resevior? This will be my first winter in Colorado as I'm stationed at Fort Carson and don't exactly know any places to go. I know some spots I've open water fished don't allow ice fishing, so I was curious if you guys knew of anything. I do have an ATV if they are allowed on the ice here. I'm from Minnesota, and I've discovered fishing here is alot different than back home. Anyway, I would be interested in going to Jefferson sometime if it isn't too far from Carson.
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Jefferson Lake is in South Park, a few miles from the town of Jefferson, probaby 120 miles or so from Ft. Carson.

As for spots near Ft. Carson, two of the best around are Antero Res. and Eleven Mile, both just up hmy 24 in South Park. Antero will have fishable ice by early December most years.

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Old 09-30-2009, 10:24 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Hi there Kries 22.
You will also have access to Antero Reservoir for ice fishing and it can be reached by u in a couple of hours. Just look it up and you can get directions. Antero thru the ice can be a great fishery. However, no vehicles of any type allowed on ice. So be prepared to walk.
Also was in Minnesota last week walleye fishing. Did great.
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