Given the circumstances (fishing with Dan) Green Mountain might be good - for lakers, or Aurora for rainbow and perch (minnows and jigging spoons tipped with minnow heads). We didn't catch any perch yesterday but then again we didn't have perch eyes. I think Dan has perch eyes. We (4 people) did catch a dozen or so rainbows and one small walleye.
Me and ColoFisherman were at Aurora Res Sunday too. Never iced fiished there. The trick, it appears is minnows. We started just off boat ramp -swim beach along with the crowds. CFM caught a perch and we witnessed numerous NICE trout caught-released. I had to bum some trout to take home. Bit of Uncle Bucks fish fry and YUM..any hows, moved out to mid south part of lake, according to map, tried to locate gravel pits. I think we found them as we ended up next to couple of guys with NICE mess of perch. Again we were too little, too late plus we didn't have any minnows. Fished there for hour or two, numerous holes punched. Made our way back to swim beach boat ramp area and got into trout again.
Ice was 6-8 inches in boat ramp area and 3-5 inches farther out. Ice wont last long if it warms up. Could feel / hear the moan-crackle-pop of the ice throughout the day. A little spooky at times..pictured goin' thru!
Met nice chap DAN, gave us some heads up on wipers and the like. He popped a 2lb rainbow that me and family ate 2night. seems like a healthy fertile lake! Will definetly be back again. Great pix and video too...Pikester01