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(I fished just off the residential boat ramp in about 50 feet of water)

Hey Scubapig, just curious, is that out from the boat ramp on the SW side of the lake, about a mile E of the dam.  Sorry for the ignorant question, I'm just not too familiar with the area and don't know how many boat ramps there are on Green Mountain.  Thanks!   
 

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Hey Chief,
This is the first message that I've gotten to reply to, from you (I'm not sure what happened to the others but do know that I will always respond to ones that I receive). Thanks again though, for the info. as to where the boat ramp is. I'm looking to give Green Mountain a try soon. Take care!
 

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Okay, what does it take to get a decent forcast??? For Green Mountain, it was supposed to be nice, sunny and winds of 10-20. I should back up a bit. I got a bit of a late start today, 7:30 and after spending over 3 hours on the parking lot that I affectionately call I-70, arrived at the lake. I was set up and was fishing by 11 am and for one hour, the weather was gorgeous. Sunny, a bit cool, but felt alot warmer than the temp, which was in the 20's at the time. Then it hit, the winds gusted from a constant in the mid 20's, up well into the 40's. Most of the fishermen out on the lake either headed closer to shore to attempt to find some cover or left all together.
As for the fishing, well, it was pretty decent. I was getting bites (subtle as they were) basically the whole time that I was there, from 11am-3pm. I ended up landing 1 rainbow and 10 macs, anywhere from 14 to 19". I was using the standard white tube jig, tipped with sucker meat in 62 fow about a hundred yards out from the Big Green Campground area.
Afterwards, it was over 3 hours in the parking lot (I-70) on the way back (I have never seen so much traffic on I-70 and there weren't even any accidents, just bottlenecks from the Eisenhower tunnel all the way to Idaho Springs, argh!).
Sorry for the whining, I guess that I should try to get out either waaaay ealier or perhaps, on a week day from time to time.
Well, that's it for now, take care all...........
 

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I agree, all the tips for lakers has been very good. Specifics are always good, as it can be the little details that make the difference between an okay and a fantastic day.
Of course, as you all know, having a Vexilar doesn't make the fish bite, but it sure lets you know where they are and how they are reacting to your presentation (jigging more aggressively to get their attention and then subtly twitching the bait, if at all, once they move in and sometimes teasing them into biting if the fish aren't all that aggressive). Others have mentioned the technique of dropping the bait to the bottom and moving it up briskly to attract attention as well, again, all of the above are good advice, depending upon conditions.
So, with that, I have a question. Green Mountain seems to produce lakers using the standard tube jig/sucker meat combo, which is great. However, what's are the various techniques to get after the Kokes (as well as general locations, if you don't mind sharing). While I was fishing yesterday I noticed some activity around 30 feet down, over 62 feet of water. I was jigging two rods for macs near the bottom (what I was targeting). If the conditions when I was there hadn't been so blustery, I would've tied on a swedish pimple (or some jigging spoon) and tipped it with a meal worm to see if I could get some reaction. Again, what techniques and general locations have worked on kokes there for some of you?
Thanks in advance for anticipated responses! Take care and best of luck!
 

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Hey Altidude,
I hear ya' as far as the late start goes. I was waiting on others to show up before I could go, you know, (hurry up and waiting). In the future, I do plan to be on the road no later than 6:30 am. Even so, I've never seen so much traffice and plan to never be trapped in it again, if I can help it (I know, famous last words, :).
I also expect some wind, not a problem. It's just that like many, when taking kids along, you check the forcast to try and plan a day that will be as nice as possible. A 5-15 10-20 mph winds again, with some gusts are to be expected. But when the forcast is for the above and you get out there and it's a 25 mph sustained wind, with gusts into the 50's well, that's a little bit much as far as a forcast being way off. That's what I was refering to. The dozen times or so that I've fished Granby, I've never seen winds as bad as they were yesterday afternoon at Green Mountain.
The fishing was decent there, but the conditions were really bad in the afternoon, as I indicated, most called it a day when it began to blow. I think I'll fish Green Mountain only on relatively calm days and make the drive to Granby where one can find more shelter from the wind on days that warrant it.
Again, thanks for the input and best of luck!
 

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Hey Rad, thank you much!
When I was at Green Mountain last weekend I saw people in that area and wondered if that was what they were targeting. Any suggestions on overall depth to look for? Also, what seems to work there? Swedish pimple/various other jigging spoons with a meal worm or something else?
As I mentioned before, I fished out from the Green Mountain campground and was fishing close to the bottom for macs. There also what quite a bit of fish coming through 30 feet down over 62 fow. I put a set line, ratso/meal worm at that depth and caught a rainbow but that was it. If the conditions hadn't been so brutal, I would been actively jigged at that depth as well. But with the wind, I primarily fished the bottom.
Again, thanks for the response, as I appreciate it!
 

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Hey Rad,
  That is one nice Mac!  What were it's measurements and weight.  Also, did you keep it and put it on the wall, release it and either blow up the pic or have a replica made?  Also, did you catch it on the standard laker fare?  Do tell,  ;D
 
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