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First report of the year! My resolution is never to get skunked on a fishing trip again, but I should break that in a couple weeks...

I was thinking that there were probably some of you ice fishing above me, that thought amused me for a few minutes, heheh.

Anyway, since my dad went a few days ago, I was jealous, so we wnt again today. We parked at the alst lot before the dam, two other cars there, temperature a balmy (at least for that place) 29 degrees at 8:00 AM. Got in the water and there were salmon all over!! WEll, it wasn't Alaska, but you get what I mean. They should be dead by now, which was why I thought it was weird, but most of them were turning a dark blue and getting white patches and stuff on them, because they are almost dead. There are still a few bright red ones, but not many.

To the fishing.

I was using a pink egg pattern and a black beauty. My dad was using a chartruese san juan with some small midge as a dropper. The salmon were not biting at all, and I didn't see too many trout. My dad and I each landed one trout, mine on the egg pattern, his on his san juan.

All in all a good day, and it is beautiful up there. He wasn't closae enough when he caught it for me to get a pic of his, but here is mine and a few shots of the dam and some open water to show you that there is no ice up by the dam.

Pretty lil guy.



Dam, they are doing some construction on it, so you can't get too close.




Open water, deep pools, january...what more could you ask for...besides bigger fish.

 

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hey mustang do u know if there are still alot of salmon alive in the dream stream how do u get to where u were below the dam sounds fun
 
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i dont know if there are still salmon in the dream stream, but if they r like the ones below the reservoir, which im assuming just got flushed through the dam, you dont have long to try for them


to go below the dam, coming from denver, go to lake george and there will be a sign that says 11mile state park straight or something

look for a sign that takes you to the left, it will say camp alexander boy scout camp and 11mile canyon or something

there is a $5 usage fee, and you cannot access the lake from this road, its about 20 minutes on a pretty well maintained dirt road
 
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