Post By: Mark403 Posted: 1/5/2008 9:02:22 AM Points: 5706
Hello, Has anyone been up to Green Mountain lately? I have never ice fished there and am planning a trip next weekend and would apreciate any ice update and maybe some suggestions on where to fish and what bait to use to catch some big lake trout.
On coloradofisherman (the other forum) it has been reported that the ice is good to go at 6-8" or so. Out from the Big Green campground (the parking lot on your left before you get to the dam) is a good place to access the lake. You only have to walk a few hundred yards at the most to be in productive waters, whether going for lakers or kokes (some kokes there have been reported to also be affected by gill lice, argh, but if you're still looking to go for them, they can be found easily over the channel suspeded about 20-40 fow over 150-200 fow). For lakers, I'd hit rocky humps 35-60 feet deep (several are very close to shore as you get closer towards the dam). Also, out from the Heeney marina on similar structure always seems to be productive. For lakers, standard fare of white or chartreuse tube jigs tipped with sucker meat will get you bit. Good luck!
Reply by: Stump Posted: 1/22/2008 8:27:21 AM Points: 15
My partner fished it this weekend - he graphed a lot of kokanee in 100 feet of water but they were very finicky - he was using a silver swedish pimple tipped w/ mealworm but couldn't get them to take it - he caught 2 but there were others catching fish as well. Trout were numerous - smaller stockers - he caught and released 14 or 15 but no real big fatties. Parking lot was open but difficult to maneuver in and he felt you really need a snowmobile or ATV to get some serious fishing done.
Reply by: radar1 Posted: 1/26/2008 6:20:26 AM Points: 97
I was there on 1/19 and we caught 1 koke and about a dozen Lakers. We noticed the Koke had the mites in there gills. Not a good sign.The Koke was caght with a swidish pimple and wax worm and the lakers on sucker meat and saks.
Reply by: Fishinbud Posted: 1/28/2008 8:30:21 AM Points: 0
Imo, that would be out from the Big Green Campground parking lot (where most everyone parks). Then it's anywhere from a few hundred yards, up to about a half mile walk (if you want to go all the way to the dam). For kokes, anywhere deep over the channel (in the middle of the bay should work, imo, a jigging machine is a must have item for kokes). For lakers, look for humps in 40-60 fow (there's some nice ones along the steep rock banks). For the lakers, standard fare (3" white tube jig, tipped with a small piece of sucker meat always produces). Good luck.
Weather permitting we are going to GM 2/8, and based on what I see in the other posts, the gear that I use in the summer is not going to work. One of my summer Koke lures is a wedding ring (trolling). I can see where switching the hook for a jig could work. I have got some ideas about adding some bling to my setup. If the fun is too much, we might also have to stop off at Blue Mesa to see what the Kokes are doing there. I have no problem catching a Laker, in fact I would love to.