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Lake: Joe Wright Reservoir
Fish: Arctic Grayling

Joe Wright ice

Post By: The Fishing Junky      Posted: 12/7/2021 3:59:10 PM     Points: 76    
I went up to Joe Wright this weekend and did some ice fishing, the lake is capped with 8+ all over. The fishing was decent, I got my first grayling though, that was pretty cool! Also found out there are green back cut throats in there!! Originally we hiked into chambers but it was not ready just yet.
It was a really cool adventure to say the least, itís always fun to catch a new species, especially in new waters

I really have to say though, Iíve always thought of grayling as a mysterious, or kind of elusive fish, maybe because there are few places to have the opportunity to catch them here in Colorado. I was super surprised, they actually turned out to be a very aggressive, and oddly tough fighting little fish!! Here is the video link, hope you check it out and enjoy!!
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 Reply by: The Fishing Junky      Posted: 12/7/2021 3:59:58 PM     Points: 76
 Reply by: Barnacles      Posted: 12/7/2021 5:53:19 PM     Points: 4420
Very cool. Still chasing open water bass & crappie in the SE, but starting to look forward to the ice. That looks fun.
 Reply by: fishMA      Posted: 12/7/2021 6:01:32 PM     Points: 111
If you do good remember that the regulations are flys and lures only no bait.
 Reply by: HeavyC      Posted: 12/7/2021 9:27:22 PM     Points: 5896

HC Out!!
 Reply by: Troutbisquits      Posted: 12/8/2021 8:28:00 AM     Points: 2392
I'm pretty sure everyone who has fished that lake knows exactly where it is just by watching the video. Hotspot away! That lake has too many Grayling. People should keep a couple. No chance of it getting overfished. Ice gets stupid thick later in the season and the Grayling bite dies down a ton
 Reply by: xavierk31      Posted: 12/8/2021 2:29:16 PM     Points: 6008
Really hoping to make it up to Joe Wright next year at some point. Beautiful colors on those dorsal fins, nicely done!
 Reply by: ozzy      Posted: 12/8/2021 6:53:18 PM     Points: 1256
that whole lake is a hotspot! LOL!
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: 12/9/2021 2:42:33 PM     Points: 315
Nice video man! Congrats on the grayling😀🎣
 Reply by: skiman      Posted: 12/9/2021 4:02:50 PM     Points: 2825
Nice! What did you use on the Jawjacker?
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