I took the wife fishing on New Years to Dowdy lake. Ice is 8-11 inches and there is very little snow on the ice, the lake had more people than I have ever seen on it. I like taking inexperienced ice fisherman to Red Feather because you can almost always guarantee fast action on slimers. This day did not disappoint we lost track of how many we caught in 3.5 hours of fishing. Nothing big though. I have never caught anything big at Dowdy or West. Parvin on the other hand is much more difficult to fish, and is artificial only but there are some nice fish to be had there. I was at Parvin the week prior with a buddy and we caught 5 between the two of us. 4 browns and 1 rainbow. All healthy 14-16in fish.