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Lake: Vega Reservoir
Fish: Cutbow Trout

Nice Trout at Vega

Post By: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: 1/21/2020 2:38:39 PM     Points: 27    
Went up to Vega recently with my GF and had a successful half day (we got a late start to the morning)! We landed into a variety of different sized Rainbow and Cutbow Trout...A couple that were really nice sized, nothing crazy huge though. Bite was pretty good until a storm rolled in toward the evening...I'm getting into ice fishing heavy this year, and I've noticed that when a mountain storm rolls in, the bite always turns finicky for me. Anyone else experience this or is it just me being dumb :P ?

Ice Thickness was 10-12" in my area. No slush and only a couple inches of snow.
Attached are some photos of the day and below is a Link to a video of the day as well. If you choose to watch the video, I hope you enjoy!!

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 Reply by: butterytrout      Posted: Jan. 21, 4:25:09 PM     Points: 70    
Definitely have noticed pre-storm conditions being hot and then the fish turn off a bit once the storm arrives
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: Jan. 21, 9:47:57 PM     Points: 27    
- butterytrout - Exactly what i've noticed...I am not an expert AT ALL when it comes to barometric pressure and the like when it comes to fishing...Think that is having the effect? Anyone an expert on this?
 Reply by: butterytrout      Posted: Jan. 22, 2:57:35 PM     Points: 70    
I've heard that dropping barometric pressure increases feeding, so maybe once it levels out once the storm arrives the feeding also drops off? Not an expert either, that's just what I have heard.
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: Jan. 22, 7:13:26 PM     Points: 27    
- butterytrout - Thanks for the insight. I'm going to start paying really close attention to that from now on. It's just weird, on open water, if I ever decide to brave a rainstorm, it seems to always produce good results. Was thinking it would be similar with ice. Going to have to start researching that haha.