Went a couple weeks ago, it's only had safe ice for about a month. Fished for crappies, ended the day with 35, mostly 6 to 8", with about 10 above that to 11". Only kept 12 that were 9" or better. Also caught 3 trout. We had to follow them, they wouldn't school in the same areas much, always moving. Most folks fishing the dam area. Perch guys said the same thing, they appeared to be catching mostly 6-8" perch also, didn't see many bigger. One kid had a 38" Northern on a tip-up, caused quite a commotion among about 10 teenagers following him around. I hear it's gotten way slow. Fish deep water, like 60', to find the crappie suspended about 15 to 30' down. Tungsten jigs best.
That is one healthy looking Pike. I heard a lot of people are catching the Crappie and some Perch by the Dam. I might have to take my time and wonder over there some day. I might be back over there in the next few days.
Yep, true down by the dam, but much better at the other end of the lake. You can still catch quite a few crappie there from 3:30 till dark thirty. The turnover will probably make the pike harder to catch though.
That being said, I will probably stick to your Lake Z where you line up those two spots for deep water.
I'm going to whip up some flies for ice fishing. I want to start by sort of mimicking the current lures/jigs on the market that people tend to have success with here in Colorado. I have a few ideas in mind, but want to hear from you guys. (Calling Dr Cro, P.S. I enjoy your videos)...
I will be in Leadville in a couple weeks and I have never iced Twins or Turquoise.
Which lake would you suggest for someone with out access to a snowmobile? I have all other equipment needed, just wondering what will I be faced with? I'm not targeting the monsters. I just want to learn about...