Fish Explorer Logo
Colorado Fishing
Colorado Fishing  
Login Usr:Psd:
Don't have an account? Register now...
spacer spacer
Go back to Main FxR Forum listings
Lake: Dowdy Lake
Fish: Rainbow Trout

Son's first time ice fishing.

Post By: Darbs      Posted: 12/19/2020 8:42:06 PM     Points: 73    
Good evening friends. I have been a member since 2007 but haven't posted anything in recent years. I took my 8 year old son on his first ice fishing trip yesterday. We had a blast. Nothing like seeing your kid ice his first fish! I submitted a lake update as well. Thanks!
 Reply by: Darbs      Posted: 12/19/2020 8:45:08 PM     Points: 73    
13 years and still haven't figured out how to post pictures straight up. Lol.
 Reply by: Goosehunter82      Posted: 12/19/2020 8:45:11 PM     Points: 59720    
Bad @$$! He looks like he's having fun!
 Reply by: Hawaiian Punch      Posted: 12/19/2020 9:06:52 PM     Points: 8832    
Well done! Dowdy is an easy access,kid friendly kind of lake . . .making your son's first trip a win/win time . . . .
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: 12/19/2020 9:09:14 PM     Points: 62336    
What a way to return to posting on the forum!
 Reply by: Darbs      Posted: 12/19/2020 10:31:39 PM     Points: 73    
Anglerwannabe...thank you for posting the pic straight up! Agree on Dowdy as being a great place for kids to get them introduced to ice fishing. He took to the Vexilar like a pro in just minutes. I'm gonna have to invest in a 2nd one I guess. Lol. Great practice for his upcoming 1st laker trip at Granby.
 Reply by: MOJO      Posted: 12/19/2020 11:18:32 PM     Points: 450    
Super incredible! Is that a splake, with its' forked tail?
 Reply by: Darbs      Posted: 12/20/2020 12:05:11 AM     Points: 73    
It's a rainbow.
 Reply by: Hawaiian Punch      Posted: 12/20/2020 10:28:09 AM     Points: 8832    
"He took to the Vexlar like a pro" thats why I get my neighbors 8yr old kid to help me with my PC . . .LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!
 Reply by: RPG      Posted: 12/20/2020 3:02:00 PM     Points: 9498    
A pair of Keepers!
 Reply by: cardo      Posted: 12/22/2020 3:20:13 PM     Points: 988    
That's a nice looking rainbow. How thick is the ice ?
 Reply by: bron      Posted: 12/22/2020 6:13:30 PM     Points: 38902    
Great photo! Good for the young man on a nice catch!
 Reply by: FishHuntNow      Posted: 12/23/2020 9:32:30 AM     Points: 1481    
And so begin the memories. Love seeing the kiddos get into this fine sport!
 Reply by: Darbs      Posted: 12/23/2020 7:56:25 PM     Points: 73    
Cardo...the ice last Friday was 6-7 where we fished.
 Reply by: Troutbisquits      Posted: 12/24/2020 8:21:10 AM     Points: 721    
Good job Dad! I took my son to red feather for his first ice trip last year as well. He was 5 and caught 5 fish in 1.5 hours all by himself! Probably the best lakes in northern colorado for fast action on stocker sized trout.

Back to top...
Operation Game Thief
Call to report illegal fishing/hunting:
Email CPW