Reply by: FishingJunkie Posted: Jan. 11, 9:52:13 AM Points: 1810
Not an expert on this lake, so take advice from others, but if no other guidance: drive over to Heeney boat ramp, walk out until you find about 60-80ft of water. Fish on the bottom with something (i.e. tube jig on 1/2 oz head) tiped with a bit of a sucker meat. Try different sizes. Use electronics, don't ignore suspended fish. Tight lines.
Oops... just realized that part of the lake is probably not even frozen..... Be careful out there....
Solid advice!! I'd add that I've done well with 2 1/2 to 3 inch bright white, pearl white and salt and pepper colored tubes. Also, I talked to Master Bait & Tackle and she said that there may be as much as 5 inches of ice on the north end. Not enough to take a snowmobile out, but enough to walk on. I haven't had that confirmed by a second source though.
Reply by: burny Posted: Jan. 13, 1:59:23 AM Points: 23
https://www.fishexplorer.com/co/fxrforum.asp?action=det&pid=658563 Here was my tip and it helped out a fellow explorer but ice is still sketchy in areas so where I fish it may still be open water. Im trying to head up this holiday weekend. Good luck and be safe.
Had a few too many fireballs last night. Walked out to the lake about 9am adjacent the west marina, made it a couple feet and went directly through the ice. The group I was with caught 5 Lakers total but nothing huge. Ice is sketchy around the edges, solid 8" everywhere else we went.