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Island Lake Grand Mesa

Post By: Wmdunker      Posted: 12/4/2019 2:10:06 PM     Points: 407    
Went Ice fishing today at Island Lake on Grand Mesa. Got on the ice about 9:30 am and immediately started catching fish. I fished for a couple of hours and caught about 20. They included a mix of splake and rainbows. The splake were mostly small, but I did keep 4 rainbows ranging from 12 to 14 inches long. They all had very nice pink meat. The ice was okay, but there was slush in places. Everyplace I checked had 4-5 inches of good hard ice under the slush. I only ventured about half way from the east end to the island. A couple of other guys showed up around 10:30, but it looked like there had only been one other group on the ice before me within the last few days. The snowmobiles have not ventured out yet so I had to break trail, but the snow was not deep on the ice, so it was not bad. Attached is a picture of the fish I brought home.

 Reply by: Pathway      Posted: 12/4/2019 2:41:28 PM     Points: 534    
Thanks for the update. Wish I had time to go.
 Reply by: Digginjiggin      Posted: 12/4/2019 4:24:23 PM     Points: 339    
Thanks for the update and WTG on the mix of fish.
 Reply by: Swampy13      Posted: 12/4/2019 4:40:20 PM     Points: 85    
Sounds like you had a good time. It is a great place to dust the cob webs off of the equipment and get the feel of the ice bite.
 Reply by: Wmdunker      Posted: 12/5/2019 6:56:49 AM     Points: 407    
Swampy - you got that right, early ice on Island seldom disappoints. I hope to go again soon.

Pathway - since when did you not have time to go fishing?
 Reply by: Pathway      Posted: 12/5/2019 8:26:15 AM     Points: 534    
My wife has me chained to the embroidery machine. I said my ankle is raw from the iron clasp and she said put some salve on it.
 Reply by: SGM      Posted: 12/5/2019 8:40:24 AM     Points: 15633    
Nice catch, just wish it was not so far from my home.
 Reply by: Swampy13      Posted: 12/5/2019 5:19:28 PM     Points: 85    
I might have to make a quick trip up there sometime next week to be sure all my stuff is working correctly. Maybe on Wednesday. Have to see what the weather brings for us on Monday, forecast is calling for some snow.
 Reply by: bharper      Posted: 12/11/2019 10:49:47 PM     Points: 238    
Great job! Looks like fun!🎣👍
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