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Hey all,

I had the pleasure of fishing Dillon Reservoir with Bigbrown46 (Eric) resident expert, and Coloradofisherman.com member, on the morning of Super Bowl Sunday. It was eleven degrees, and we were on the ice by 7:30 a.m., punching holes in about 15 inches of ice. We dropped lines to depths of 15 to 27 ft, and in an instant FISH-ON! The rainbows were hungry and taking mealies and crawlers, off a variety of colored ice jigs. We landed close to 20 before packing it up around 1:00 p.m., and missed hook setting just as many. Most bows averaged 12-15 inches. Eric explained that the lake has too many of the smaller bows which increases competition for food and stunts growth. Albeit, he has landed some monster Brown's at this lake, and during this ice season he's experienced two line breaks in the area we were fishing. We threw everything back with the exception of five or so that were gut hooked, which were kept. The limit for bows on this lake is four per person, and Eric recommends taking your limit when you can. I've never fished Dillon before, and was taken-in by the beauty of area and the mountain backdrops that surround this lake; it is truly a magnificent place to live.
If you looking for a great time on the ice, make plans to visit Dillon.

Pete/Chatfield
 

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hey Pete thanks for the good words man you are welcome to come back any time ice or open waters. just think thats just one of my holes in the water. again thanks alot for coming up to dillion.
 

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I'm looking for a place to take my three boys ice fishing. In the past we have done well at Wolford but it has slowed down this year. Sounds like Dillion is the place for some steady action. Problem is, I have never fished Dillion. Can you give me some ideas of the best ice fishing locations on Dillion. Anything would help. Thanks.

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i would just take them over to the dillion marina in the town of dillion the lake has 28 miles of shore line so it is kind of a big lake but to go and catch fish i would just go there fish between 12-35 ft of water using typical trout baits mealys, waxys and night crawlers on typical smaller ice jigs in the winter time on the lake i very rarely get any bites on powerbaits unless i am jigging for salmon.
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