Drove to Estes Park this morning to see if there was any ice on the lake , Lake is almost half way open and so is Mary's Lake . Came back home to grab my open water gear, just in case and went out to Douglas Lake , 75% open water. Ice is deteriorating fast . Found a open spot south of the Boat ramp brought in a nice Bow bout 14-16 inches on a crawler, said hello and good by to it ) he/she was a great fighter glad to see it swim away . It was worth to drive 133.7 miles today for that Bow. Of to Lone Hagler tomorrow morning but not to early . Love to fish !!!