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Lake: Trinidad Reservoir

Anybody ever fish Trinidad Res. through the ice?

Post By: MountainGrown      Posted: 12/5/2020 7:24:04 AM     Points: 157    
My son and I were thinking of fishing for perch & other warm water species at Trinindad Res. In January or February. Does anyone have any experience fishing there on the ice? I have no information on freeze up dates or where to fish. Any help is appreciated. Thanks MG
 Reply by: Hawaiian Punch      Posted: 12/5/2020 2:21:34 PM     Points: 11476
I spent a few years in Trinidad,but never got a chance to visit the lake . . . .could be a sleeper . . .let use know how you do.
 Reply by: wingman13      Posted: 12/5/2020 6:48:43 PM     Points: 102
Not sure there would be any decent ice, never heard of anyone icing it
 Reply by: Hawaiian Punch      Posted: 12/5/2020 7:17:49 PM     Points: 11476
The time I spent there the winters were pretty mild,you might bring open water gear in case its not frozen.
 Reply by: SGM      Posted: 12/5/2020 8:20:27 PM     Points: 23217
It does freeze some years but might be 5 year’s between fishable ice. If it does freeze it is for a short period.
 Reply by: MountainGrown      Posted: 12/5/2020 8:41:20 PM     Points: 157
I have friends that go over to Rifle Gap and ice fish for perch, I see that Rifle Gap is 5900 ft. in elevation. Trinidad Res. is 6200 ft in elevation. We were going to spend a couple of nights in the camper and fish hard for a couple of days, seems like a fun winter fishing trip. Can you think of any other good perch lakes that can be ice fished in Colorado. I'd prefer someplace in southeast Colorado.
 Reply by: chodeman      Posted: 12/5/2020 10:08:30 PM     Points: 3796
I live down here in southern Colorado and would be shocked if there is fishable ice at Trinidad. The last time I remember good ice was 2007 I think and it only lasted a couple weeks.
 Reply by: Flyguy44      Posted: 12/6/2020 10:29:39 AM     Points: 331
One of my favorite lakes in the state to fish, but not through the ice. Be very cautious if there is ice. IMO a fall through the ice is not worth a 10” perch.
 Reply by: dblendc      Posted: 12/7/2020 10:25:39 AM     Points: 187
Be super careful and let us know how you do!
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