I may be going out on a limb here,but if the waters is low and theres no ice in the marina cove . . .we still have a ways to go before we see fishable ice. They were starting to fill the lake back up at the end of November,but it sounds like the repairs at Rampart are not finished yet,so refilling might take longer.Another thing to think about . . .the main lake at Aurora has stayed open for most of the winter the last few years,between the lake being refilled and the depth of the main lake,only the coves have had safe ice.I have seen a few brave souls out on thin ice,but I'd not venture out there.I heard talk of some guys that had the ice they were on break away and carry them across the lake to the dam from lonetree cove last year.
Reply by: Hawaiian Punch Posted: 12/29/2019 6:21:03 AM Points: 7195
We are getting some good overnight low temps and low daytime highs.Last night it was 10 degrees.The south coves will start to freeze up soon,but be super careful till you know its safe ice. I would not follow others out on the back coves or lead others out till I cut a few holes up shallow and I'd check everwhere I went for a few days! I know the urge to fish is strong,please be smart about new ice! EDIT: I'll be in the area and I'll drive around back and take a stroll sometime today. I'll get a update/first hand look.
Reply by: Hawaiian Punch Posted: 12/31/2019 7:39:41 AM Points: 7195
I found ice in the rear of Lonetree! I did not bother going down to see how thick the ice was.You can see that there is a small amount of ice from the trees to the back of the cove . . .I would not trust that ice!