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Lake: Granby Lake

Grandby starting to ice?

Post By: hookemhogs      Posted: 12/20/2019 7:16:47 AM     Points: 356    
Any word on when Grandby's going to cap this year and be safe to get out on.?
 Reply by: KayakerFishfinder      Posted: 12/20/2019 8:32:37 AM     Points: 13888    
It looks like it capped overnight based on the webcam.
 Reply by: NoCo Fungi      Posted: 12/20/2019 9:24:46 AM     Points: 0    
It's almost always safer ice after the first of the year. Might be a little sooner this year but always use caution. But as mentioned it does look capped at the moment
 Reply by: A10FLYR      Posted: 12/20/2019 7:54:30 PM     Points: 44    
A few spots of open water by the dam and dikes. Didn't walk down and check it tho. Went to Monarch instead.
 Reply by: Assassin      Posted: 12/20/2019 11:05:04 PM     Points: 1034    
Nice I'm heading up there the week of the 6th in January. Hopefully it will be good by then. What you all think?
 Reply by: riper69      Posted: 12/21/2019 5:41:25 AM     Points: 2822    
How was monarch
 Reply by: A10FLYR      Posted: 12/21/2019 8:06:34 AM     Points: 44    
A pain!! 6" of very wet slush! Small brookies and rainbows.
 Reply by: KayakerFishfinder      Posted: 12/21/2019 9:09:11 AM     Points: 13888    
I just drilled a few holes at sunset boat ramp the ice is about 3 in thick, but I only walked out 20 ft. It is clear ice, but not worth fishing yet.
 Reply by: riper69      Posted: 12/21/2019 8:34:25 PM     Points: 2822    
 Reply by: hookemhogs      Posted: 12/22/2019 5:41:10 PM     Points: 356    
Thanks for the updates I knew it was a little early. I've walked out a number of times on Green Mountain on news day but it can be hit and miss and it caps a little sooner than Granby but GM has been heavily declining since the hill lice hit the lake.
 Reply by: shmiley1      Posted: 12/22/2019 8:09:51 PM     Points: 2568    
Still a good bit of open water at stillwater and few other places. Its a big/deep lake. Give it a bit.
 Reply by: Ryno1290      Posted: 12/31/2019 8:17:50 AM     Points: 62    
Been fishing granby for a few years now, but just got snowmobiles this year. Iím thinking of going up tomorrow and was just seeing what thickness of ice people are confident fishing on with snowmobiles. Any opinions are welcome, just want to get some info from more experienced people. Thanks

Also if anyone has current thickness of the lake, that would be helpful as well
 Reply by: shmiley1      Posted: 12/31/2019 9:12:26 AM     Points: 2568    
Its different for everyone. I personally want 5-6 inches of GOOD ice for my sled minimum. I know some folks comfortable with 1/2 that.

Reports have been 4-7 inches depending on location.
 Reply by: adrenaline_junkie_ff      Posted: 12/31/2019 11:11:28 AM     Points: 7478    
Just be very cautious on sleds. I went up early last year and drilled number of holes off sunset. They were all 5" clear ice so we unloaded sleds and went towards the corner of Rainbow Bay. Got around the corner to the left of the boat ramp and started breaking through. My buddy and I pinned it and headed for shore. A bit scary.
 Reply by: bouldertrout      Posted: 12/31/2019 3:49:55 PM     Points: 18    
It really depends on the location. Fished Dike 3 area Sunday 29th and it was 4.5+ inches everywhere we drilled. I would wait for a few more days before taking out snowmobile.
 Reply by: ilovesmallmouth      Posted: Jan. 1, 7:59:59 AM     Points: 0    
Just don't stop and you'll be fine


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