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I am going to try and introduce the kids to ice fishing on Thursday and wanted to see what the forum thought would be the best place for me to take them so that they can get into some action. We all know how short kids attention spans are.

I am concidering Aurora, maybe get some perch. Cherry Creek or another local lake.

I know where I would go if it were just me but need help from you guys that have already introduced kids to the ice.

Any feedback would be great.
 

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right now if the ice is still good St. Vrain ponds on I-25 And Hwy119 are one of the best places to fill limit fast on stockers


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Similar to what coloradojaguar said - somewhere with a hot bite. Local lakes are nice for the short drive, but it can be tough and I've found it's worth driving if I want to have a better shot at turning a newbie on to some hot fishing.

Might check the ponds in Golden Gate Park (not sure how the ice is now) or maybe Georgetown or Tarryall or the Red Feathers area, which are all usually pretty good.
 

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I would have to say Evergreen. They copuld even watch other kids eat it while trying to ice skate. >:D Although they might decide the want to ice skate instead. There is always a lot of families there with kids and good fishing too.
 

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I'd say Monument Lake...Easy access on and off the ice, good fishing for stockers and a McDonalds as you're leaving town. ;)
 

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go_fly_fishing said:
i agree with hobie the other place is dillon. always a guaranteed limit on kokes.
Is dillon still hot for the Kokes? I was thinking the run might be over by now.
 

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it wasn't over last week. last year we were still catching them in mid and late january. so i guess i don't have a guarantee but its a good bet.
 

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i would take them to aurora and fish the marina cove so get on the ice at the swim beach and go right into the cove! you can go to the end of the cove fish 10 fow and you can watch the perch swim around and take your jigs! they are not huge but the kids will love it! drill a hole in front of your bucket and another 8 inches in front of it you can watch the perch in the close hole and have your rod in the further hole! its a blast for the kids! have fun and be safe wherever you go!
 

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i was up at west lake today and action was nonstop, stocker RB's and small browns but all you could want, gauranteed to keep a kids attention, however the wind was howling today, probably would have needed a rope for the kids today, great place for kids if the weather is nice!
 

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We had a great time at Golden Gate Park about 2 weeks ago. And hit Georgetown on Christmas Day. Ice is super thick up there - easily 10" in spots. Fish are kinda persnickety at Georgetown - small pink things, white things, and wax worms.

Have fun, either way.

Hey coloradojaguar, thanks for stopping by with the kid the other day. Nice talkin to ya. Nice pic of fish with the kid too. Hubby was laughing about that lady's ancient ice auger! ;)
 

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Red Feather Lakes, NW of Fort Collins about 50 miles, between Parvin Lake And Dowdy Lake, right on the turn to Dowdy Lake...
 

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Thanks zman there seems to be a lot of lakes up there I see some on the map but they don't have names maybe it's cause my map is small.
 

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You have to be careful up there most of them are private...to the property owners around them...most are posted but some are not...pretty much your choices in the area are Dowdy, West, Bellaire and Parvin (flies and lures only)...
 
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