Dowdy will have good ice, NO one wants to go to John tomorrow so I will probably head to Dowdy. If you fish by the damn get in about 15-17' of water, Use a light green ratso or green jig. Tip with a healthy meal worm make sure to pinch it so the juice flows drop to bottom raise up about 3" off bottom or about two cranks on the real and watch for just a light tug or tightening of the line and have fun.. Probably see ya there.
Directions - Take Highway 93 north from Golden one mile to Golden Gate Canyon Road. Turn left and continue for 13 miles to the park. , this is directions to golden gate, good luck man , use worms, most people fish kriley the big pond but i like slough i caught lots of rainbows when i was there awhile back
Dowdy is the place to go from Fort Collins, Elvis. I was up on the Red Feathers today. Ice was solid and 12" thick. Not a problem at all. Perfect place to check out your new equipment. That's actually what I was doing. I set up my new fishfinder and used it to identify, target and capture a fish at Parvin Lake. I saw it appear on the flasher about 4' under the ice, pulled my jig up to that level, worked it a little, and BAM!
O.K. I 'going to Dowdy,first,and on my way home I stop at Parvin,look for a silver Nissan,Frontiere,ELVIS-IPlates in the parking lot.I we wearing a red wool head and a green army jacked,see you on the ice.