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Lake: Granby Lake
33rd Annual 3 Lakes Ice Fishing Contest

Slow day at Granby

Post By: SF18E      Posted: 9/21/2020 11:42:06 AM     Points: 334    
Fished Granby Lake 9/19. Launched the boat at about 0630, headed right to Deer Island. Fished in 4 areas at depths ranging from 60-100 feet using a variety of 2-3.5 inch jigs tipped with sucker meat. I have a Hummingbird Helix 7, but have recently started bringing my Marcum LX-7 Ice Fishing sonar as well. If you haven't tried this from a boat, I recommend it. I was able to see fish, but they were not striking anything. They would come to our lures and check them out but not strike. Frequently had multiple fish at multiple depths, but no takers. All appeared to be coming off the bottom to investigate, but again did not strike. Got skunked. I'm fairly new to jigging for lakers, but have been doing really well at Turquoise Lake lately. Not sure why we did not have luck at Granby. The smoke was noticeable but not bad. The boat launch at Stillwater was pretty dead, which was great.
 Reply by: not too old to fish      Posted: 9/21/2020 1:45:19 PM     Points: 5433    
That's why I call Sonar fish finders frustration meters. I only use them thru the ice as I don't have a boat. Nothing causes more frustration then seeing fish down there and have them not bite anything you put in front of them.
 Reply by: jdavis      Posted: 9/21/2020 1:55:52 PM     Points: 64    
@not too old to fish I call that the friendzone.
 Reply by: shmiley1      Posted: 9/21/2020 4:44:59 PM     Points: 2649    
Its spawning time for them here on granby. They always have their moods but location is key during spawn times.
Was kind of an early start this year. We have been doing very well using the same old jigs as we use the rest of the year.