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Lake: Tarryall Reservoir

Ice-fishing101 for young men

Post By: Montana John      Posted: 1/10/2019 8:48:53 PM     Points: 0    
Next weekend I hope to introduce several young men to the world of ice fishing at Tarryall. I picked it because it is close to CS but I don't have any experience there. Can someone tell me about the current ice conditions and where in the lake I might have the best luck for these guys? Assuming to use mealworms and jigs, but feel free to offer other suggestions as well. Long time reader first time blogger. Thanks!
 Reply by: Goosehunter82      Posted: Jan. 10, 8:53:33 PM     Points: 45486    
I usually fish terryall early in the ice season. Wax worm on a small jig dead sticked will pretty much always catch you trout. I do best on the north end.
 Reply by: swede2      Posted: Jan. 11, 7:36:07 AM     Points: 236    
You might also try bringing shrimp and putting marble sized or less-sized chunks on as bait. It won't die like wax worms can if not stored properly. If the water is clear, try fishing under 12 fow so you can watch the bottom and fish by looking down the hole. Always loved doing this when I was first learning!
 Reply by: Montana John      Posted: Jan. 11, 7:39:00 AM     Points: 0    
Thank you, Goosehunter!
 Reply by: Montana John      Posted: Jan. 11, 7:43:13 AM     Points: 0    
Good suggestions, Swede! Is this just shrimp from the local grocery store seafood counter? I have done that before, but was not sure if there were other/better options. Thanks.
 Reply by: mackman16      Posted: Jan. 11, 8:24:01 AM     Points: 447    
the shrimp I like to use I can only find at King Soopers. It's cooked salad shrimp. It is in the frozen section. The salad shrimp is smaller and you can kind of use the hook to make it look like a tail coming off the jighead.
 Reply by: Mr. Fly Fisherman      Posted: Jan. 11, 8:37:54 AM     Points: 148    
I like krill from the pet store.
 Reply by: Montana John      Posted: Jan. 11, 2:07:51 PM     Points: 0    
More great suggestions. I will make a trip to the grocery store and check it out. Thanks, Everyone!
 Reply by: adrenaline_junkie_ff      Posted: Jan. 11, 2:19:01 PM     Points: 7739    
Personally, I prefer raw shrimp. I get a bag, keep it in the freezer and bring just a single tail or 2 with me in a snack sized zip lock. At the end of the day, I just throw it out unless it has remained frozen all day.