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Lake: Jackson Lake

When does Jackson freeze up ?

Post By: cardo      Posted: 11/7/2019 5:56:53 PM     Points: 418    
I want to do lots of ice fishing over Christmas vacation but don't like thin ice. When is Jackson usually safe to walk on ?
 Reply by: kenny      Posted: Nov. 8, 7:26:41 AM     Points: 762    
Solid ice on the plains lake can be tricky. Some winters it doesn't
even happen.
The best time is the dead of winter. Late December/January.

Cross your fingers
 Reply by: GoNe_FiShIn_11      Posted: Nov. 8, 8:03:22 AM     Points: 6530    
I believe itís at least January most years. Last year everything didnít really lock up until January and even after that it never really was safe. I was on prewitt in the beginning of February last year on 4 inches of ice.
 Reply by: cardo      Posted: Nov. 8, 11:34:30 AM     Points: 418    
Thanks for the info. Sounds like Christmas is too early. I want to catch some walleye but Colorado doesnít seem to be the place to do it through the ice.
 Reply by: Killerfihser      Posted: Nov. 8, 12:30:29 PM     Points: 564    
Catching walleyes through the ice in CO.

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 Reply by: GoNe_FiShIn_11      Posted: Nov. 8, 9:27:26 PM     Points: 6530    
The eyes are here just have to work a little harder for them.
 Reply by: khutch51      Posted: Nov. 12, 10:52:10 AM     Points: 0    
Any word on good Ice Spots in the early season here in Colorado? From MN originally and trying to get some good Ice ASAP! Thanks!
 Reply by: GoNe_FiShIn_11      Posted: Nov. 12, 11:45:16 AM     Points: 6530    
Have to go to the mountains for any ice right now. The lower elevations donít usually get good ice until January ish. You might start a new post asking this question. Probably get better results.
 Reply by: TADA32      Posted: Nov. 12, 9:43:23 PM     Points: 9904    
Depends on where you are willing to travel cardo. Gotta work for those eyes. I usually do my best for walleye through the ice. I would just see what lakes you are willing to go to, but there are a lot that you can do well.
 Reply by: khutch51      Posted: Nov. 13, 8:49:28 AM     Points: 0    
I caught an 17 inch Wally at Chatfield last year early ice (Early Ice for Chat that is).