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Lake: Jackson Lake

When does Jackson freeze up ?

Post By: cardo      Posted: 11/7/2019 5:56:53 PM     Points: 788    
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: 11/8/2019 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: 11/8/2019 8:03:22 AM     Points: 11880    
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: 11/8/2019 11:34:30 AM     Points: 788    
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: 11/8/2019 12:30:29 PM     Points: 507    
Catching walleyes through the ice in CO.

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 Reply by: GoNe_FiShIn_11      Posted: 11/8/2019 9:27:26 PM     Points: 11880    
The eyes are here just have to work a little harder for them.
 Reply by: khutch51      Posted: 11/12/2019 10:52:10 AM     Points: 727    
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: 11/12/2019 11:45:16 AM     Points: 11880    
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: 11/12/2019 9:43:23 PM     Points: 13735    
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: 11/13/2019 8:49:28 AM     Points: 727    
I caught an 17 inch Wally at Chatfield last year early ice (Early Ice for Chat that is).
 Reply by: Assassin      Posted: 12/24/2019 9:36:50 AM     Points: 1069    
So I saw a video this morning of some colorado guys ice fishing for wipers. They didnt say where they were but im almost certain its jackson. Anyone been out to check the ice lately?
 Reply by: Goosehunter82      Posted: 12/24/2019 10:27:38 AM     Points: 54222    
I'm staring out the window at Barr right now. It's capped but it looks sketchy. I'd imagined Jackson's probably similarly situated.
 Reply by: Assassin      Posted: 12/24/2019 10:50:06 AM     Points: 1069    
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Idk check it out
 Reply by: Goosehunter82      Posted: 12/24/2019 11:03:42 AM     Points: 54222    
Ya. That's AJ fishing over by the south side of the boat ramp. I've fished the same ice as him the past couple of years and will say we fish ice that I wouldn't suggest others fish. Not to say in wouldn't fish it for sure but it's probably not the quality of ice most people are looking for or prepared to be on. Looks to be about 2 inches or so in his video.
 Reply by: Assassin      Posted: 12/24/2019 12:23:54 PM     Points: 1069    
Yea he said 5" in the video but it didn't look like 5 lol looked a little sketchy
 Reply by: snowscum      Posted: 12/25/2019 7:35:49 AM     Points: 89    
I didnt see anyone with safety picks.

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