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Lake: Granby Lake

granby ice / weather

Post By: thompo      Posted: 1/11/2017 7:51:41 AM     Points: 197    
just wanted to make a thread that we can throw some updates in as we get closer to the tournament

bernie posted a vid on facebook yesterday that showed about 5" of ice with 9" of slush over it
 Reply by: lackskill      Posted: 1/11/2017 8:25:41 AM     Points: 3006    
It's not looking like Granby will have much of an ice season this year. Long range forecasts show warm weather, wind, and snow.
 Reply by: thompo      Posted: 1/11/2017 8:29:46 AM     Points: 197    
part of me thinks oh that's awesome, maybe the fishing will be insane this spring due to no ice fishing pressure

the other part of me thinks man i wish we didn't already put down half for a $1000 cabin for the tournament
 Reply by: gr8whthntr2003      Posted: 1/11/2017 8:35:32 AM     Points: 17    
I'm pretty nervous about the ice too. I hope there's enough for snowmobiles on most of the lake.
 Reply by: Jimmy Ice      Posted: 1/11/2017 8:45:31 AM     Points: 538    
"Long range forecasts"

We're in Colorado dude. I wouldn't depend on a long range forecast in our state. :)
 Reply by: lackskill      Posted: 1/11/2017 9:15:08 AM     Points: 3006    
Jimmy, I started watching long range forecasts for Granby in October. They've been surprisingly accurate so far.
 Reply by: shmiley1      Posted: 1/11/2017 9:27:16 AM     Points: 2506    
I live here and can tell you they are rarely on target for weather in this valley.

As for the lake.... Its a mess. Lots of snow and slush with very inconsistant ice.
Spoke to some guys who walked out still water yesterday and they said 4 inches MAYBE with lots of of scary layers and slush.
 Reply by: D-Zilla      Posted: 1/11/2017 10:11:26 AM     Points: 1737    
This is troubling. They have a HUGE tournament, and bring in a TON of money every year, but conditions are pretty bad right now.

It's still 2 weeks out, and plenty of time to build ice, but if I have to fish the tournament shoulder to shoulder with everyone else, it's NOT going to be a fun year!
 Reply by: Jimmy Ice      Posted: 1/11/2017 11:11:52 AM     Points: 538    
That's great lack, but still we're in Colorado. While they maybe be on point to a degree, no one predicted 100mph winds weeks ahead of time in CO Springs. There will be ice fishing at Granby like every year, maybe a bit delayed but it'll be here.
 Reply by: shmiley1      Posted: 1/11/2017 11:54:07 AM     Points: 2506    
Ive been fishing the lake since before the new year...even take the machines out....but im here everyday watching and checking conditions so i know where i can go and where i cant. Im also VERY experienced on the ice,especially the ice on granby.
Knowing how the lake froze and where those lines are has definatly kept me out of the water this year.
 Reply by: jimmy1219      Posted: 1/11/2017 2:49:30 PM     Points: 144    
I was just up there and the weather reports said a low of -2 was in order. When we got up there the coldestruction we hado was -36. Don't believe the weather unless they are local.
 Reply by: Jimmy Ice      Posted: 1/11/2017 4:38:49 PM     Points: 538    
Exactly, as I was telling brat it's Colorado, forecasts don't mean much besides a inaccurate reference.
 Reply by: riper69      Posted: 1/11/2017 6:38:30 PM     Points: 4073    
 Reply by: LTC Deano      Posted: 1/12/2017 12:08:02 PM     Points: 155    
we fished the lake last weekend lots of slush and still some open water in places, if you don't know the lake it could be dangerous.
 Reply by: riper69      Posted: 1/12/2017 12:47:48 PM     Points: 4073    
Anybody fishing dike 3 yet
 Reply by: catch more      Posted: 1/14/2017 8:13:58 PM     Points: 0    
Fished dike 3 today 4 inches good ice Sush above frozen on top. Fishing was slow.
 Reply by: skiman      Posted: 1/14/2017 8:33:12 PM     Points: 1293    
As intriguing as catching a monster Laker might be, I am not afraid to admit that I do not know the ice at Granby as well as I need to to be safe. My concern is for those who think they do, and will sacrifice their safety, (and possibly the safety of others,) for a fish. I sincerely hope the weather cooperates for the tourney, and everyone stays on the right side of the ice.
 Reply by: gr8whthntr2003      Posted: 1/14/2017 8:53:22 PM     Points: 17    
A friend of mine fished off of Sunset Point today and said they fished 20 FOW and there was 10" of ice, he ventured out further and fished in 70 FOW and the ice was around 4"-5" with 10" of slush on top. I was told snowmobiles were getting stuck in some areas of the lake due to the slush, which is in random spots around the lake. He recommended to wear good water proof boots. Only landed 4 Lakers under 20", he had lots of activity on his flasher but only a few bites. He was using white tubes tipped with sucker.

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