Was up at Rifle Gap February 22nd to record a video...We had plans to ice fish there but with the tough luck we've had so far this year and the reports of the east end opening up...We decided to fish in the open water instead. Bank fishing sounded fun but belly boating sounded better
There was about 200 or so yards open water on the East end and the trout were VERY ACTIVE!! Between Sam, Remy, and myself we had to have caught around 50 in the few hours we were there. All on a WIDE variety of lures/baits. I even got out some big lipless cranks and DT Raps to see if I could get some pike...Rainbows were biting that too.
There were several parties of people ice fishing that day out toward the west end and a couple of people fishing pretty close to where the ice was looking really thin. (Drone shots in video taken a few days after)
Below: 2 rainbows caught that day (pictures sucked that day) and also a picture of the lake from my drone! Also, a video of the action of the day!! [log in for link]