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I'm gonna go to leadville and then call it good on ice fishing.

I went to williams fork and green mtn preparing to do my brave/walrus ritual of walking on the ice in crocs. backfired on me big time, since the slush was bad and I fell through the first crust layer.. stepping in a foot deep of slushy goodness.

williams fork's inlet was wide open, so I walked back there and fished. saw a few really large rainbows, managed one that was 18 inches. packed it up after an hour and went to wolford where lots of bows and browns were in the muddy shallows on the north end, chasing crawdads. ice there was rotting and the lake was half and half. same with green mtn... ice is getting eaten up good in the inlet with the river being high.. and the inlets dumping water. the big wall by the dam was opening up and that whole area between heeney and the dam was death ice.

I'd post this in the report area of the forum but i figure for some of the people who chase that uber late ice like me... I'd give them a heads up.
 

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...my brave/walrus ritual of walking on the ice in crocs. backfired on me big time, since the slush was bad and I fell through the first crust layer..
Sounds more like a fat and dumb ritual than anything brave. probably would have been okay with real boots and a little less weight! haha
 

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Thanks for the report and information. Caught a real nice rainbow through the ice at wolford this year and he crapped out what was left of a few crawdads. Must be a big part of their diet in there.
 

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I'm gonna go to leadville and then call it good on ice fishing.

I went to williams fork and green mtn preparing to do my brave/walrus ritual of walking on the ice in crocs. backfired on me big time, since the slush was bad and I fell through the first crust layer.. stepping in a foot deep of slushy goodness.

williams fork's inlet was wide open, so I walked back there and fished. saw a few really large rainbows, managed one that was 18 inches. packed it up after an hour and went to wolford where lots of bows and browns were in the muddy shallows on the north end, chasing crawdads. ice there was rotting and the lake was half and half. same with green mtn... ice is getting eaten up good in the inlet with the river being high.. and the inlets dumping water. the big wall by the dam was opening up and that whole area between heeney and the dam was death ice.

I'd post this in the report area of the forum but i figure for some of the people who chase that uber late ice like me... I'd give them a heads up.
Can the crocs and take snowshoes, when the top layer slushes up you won't be falling through, a plank to get to solid ice helps sometimes also, mornings only, warm afternoons are not your friend on late ice and bring a floaty along just in case. I've been doing this a long time the ultimate would be a hovercraft.
 

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Can the crocs and take snowshoes, when the top layer slushes up you won't be falling through, a plank to get to solid ice helps sometimes also, mornings only, warm afternoons are not your friend on late ice and bring a floaty along just in case. I've been doing this a long time the ultimate would be a hovercraft.
Tell them your other teqnique. run the snowmobile full throttle across any questionable spots or sections of open water and only stop where you know its a solid slab. And please provide pics.
 

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been working up in leadville the past week, haven actually seen turquoise but I'm sure its still ok. clinton still looks good but theres a lot of snow up there so walking may be a *****. i hear there bringing a lot of water into gm so the ice should come off quickly. if you need somebody to tag along id be available.
 

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I'll keep you in mind for sure. Would like the company because everyone has given up on on ice.
 

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Talked to a buddy of mine today that's been going up to WF every weekend to work on his house. As of this weekend WF is completely open. I imagine Wolford and GM are the same.
 
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