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Lake: Smith Reservoir (Costilla Cty)
Fish: Rainbow Trout

Fishing on Thin Ice

Post By: johnski      Posted: 11/24/2015 1:06:27 PM     Points: 3937    
Some innovative fellas from Pueblo/CSprings did not let the 1.5 inches of ice stop them from catching a few rainbows. I ventured to the lake to do a conditions report and found these fellas having fun with Mount Blanca in the scenic background. They had hunted waterfowl at first and then went fishing by using their kayaks to scoot along the thin ice. They punched holes with a shovel. If they broke thru, which they did not, it would still be an easy out as they were not far from shore and had a young fella that could toss them a rope. Sure made my day and way to go fellas.
 Reply by: wickedfisha      Posted: 11/24/2015 1:28:55 PM     Points: 1485    
That's the first time I've ever seen anything like that. Cool!
 Reply by: ADub TT      Posted: 11/24/2015 8:42:43 PM     Points: 396    
Thats a goodun! Them ole boys prol been doing that for decades! Be nice to have "private" honey hole like that!
 Reply by: coachmerc      Posted: 11/25/2015 12:29:36 PM     Points: 15    
thanks for the regional reports, helped save me a 90 min drive from Pueblo. look forward to hearing more from you!
 Reply by: Dr. Scofield      Posted: 11/25/2015 6:23:38 PM     Points: 0    
We had a great time fishing that day. Thanks for taking our picture. Lee.
 Reply by: johnski      Posted: 11/26/2015 6:20:36 PM     Points: 3937    
It was nice to meet you fellas. Happy Thanksgiving.....
 Reply by: team FMFO      Posted: 11/27/2015 1:16:09 PM     Points: 3313