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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.


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