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Fish: Rainbow Trout

Fishing Half Frozen Lake, Western CO Ice

Post By: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: 11/17/2020 2:19:24 PM     Points: 42    
Hey everyone, this post is a report of my recent fish outing as well as an ice report for what I saw when I was up on Grand Mesa. Just what I saw visually, I didn't go out with a chipper/spud bar or anything. Our initial plan was to open water fish but that all changed that day...

11/15 - Drove around for about an hour in between 9K-10.7K looking for open water, the first lake we drove by at 9K had ice and snow on it with no open water in site...The larger lakes closer to 10K looked roughly the same but more honeycomb type patches on the ice. Some of the lakes around 10.2K had thin layers of ice on them with little snow, nothing seemed safe from the eye test and of course no one was out on it fishing either...Hoping to get into some type of early ice action soon though in this area!!

Fishing - We hit a lake that was half frozen and Sam (GF) saved the day and was the only one that caught any fish. She landed 3 rainbows all with the ned rig! Bite was tough though Sam, Remy, and I tried a plethora of things that afternoon!! Got some fun drone shots of what we saw and still had a great time out!

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 Reply by: ass bass or cash      Posted: 11/17/2020 6:38:19 PM     Points: 2099    
I just watched that video after fishful thinker parkin lake premier on YouTube. Good stuff. I've never seen a ned rig for trout, it was effective for Sam! Definitely gotta try that out soon. I'm usually putting my bass rigs away this time of year.
 Reply by: bron      Posted: 11/17/2020 9:01:29 PM     Points: 38714    
Nice video again. Way to get it done on the half open water. Hope we can meet on hard water soon guys!
 Reply by: not too old to fish      Posted: 11/18/2020 11:13:44 AM     Points: 5433    
Nice video, looking forward to that first ice fishing video.
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: 11/18/2020 12:12:18 PM     Points: 42    
-ass bass or cash

Awesome! We LOVE the ned rig for trout, it works really well...If you try it, downsize your senko and terminal tackle or the trout will bite it sideways a lot, like a dog carrying a bone and it can make for a tough hookset sometimes...I never go above 1/16oz. I found this out by mistake when going for finnicky fall bass several years ago, didn't catch any bass that trip but caught over 30 trout lmao.
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: 11/18/2020 12:13:53 PM     Points: 42    

Thanks Bron! We ALMOST brought out the belly boats but Remy and I weren't feeling that idea in the end lol...Hopefully in December we can get out on the hardwater together...I have 2 weeks off during that month. We'll have to coordinate something.

-- not too old to fish

Hoping to be ice fishing this weekend or Monday at the latest...Fingers crossed for next weeks uploads to be all ice fishing!!
 Reply by: bron      Posted: 11/18/2020 6:15:49 PM     Points: 38714    
Ill be off for 2 weeks thru xmas and new years and we always do 2 trips during that time. Ill let you know where. Email me thru my skipper link.
 Reply by: ass bass or cash      Posted: 11/18/2020 6:48:53 PM     Points: 2099    
Thanks for that tip, C.O.F.F.! Imma try that out real soon😉