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High altitude ice

Post By: Trailerman      Posted: 11/9/2022 2:54:11 PM     Points: 34    
Any of you crazies seeing any ice at higher elevations? If so what elevation? I am trying to decide if itís time to dust off the snowshoes and the ice gear, or stay down low.
 Reply by: Wreckstar      Posted: 11/9/2022 3:37:43 PM     Points: 3091
Yea, I have already seen a few videos. Hell with the weather report for the coming week we may have some front range ice sooner than later...
 Reply by: Trailerman      Posted: 11/9/2022 3:52:48 PM     Points: 34
Yeah I think I may have to get a few casts in after work tonight for the last nice night for a while. any ice thicknesses on those videos? I hate hiking with the spud bar.
 Reply by: GoNe_FiShIn_11      Posted: 11/9/2022 6:28:17 PM     Points: 9734
O man I am ready for some ice. This cold front is just a tease. Wonít be long thatís for sure.

I bet thereís some ice forming above 10k. I agree with hiking with the stub bar. Itís definitely a must at first and late ice. It does make it hard to pack light though.
 Reply by: ND Transplant      Posted: 11/10/2022 5:43:23 AM     Points: 13676
I checked ice yesterday at 10,300. It was 6" thick. We are going to ice the lake above it at 10,600. I anticipate it will be 8" thick. Can't wait. Tis the season.
 Reply by: Trailerman      Posted: 11/10/2022 4:29:15 PM     Points: 34
Ok good info. Was that in or near the James peak wilderness area?
 Reply by: ND Transplant      Posted: 11/11/2022 5:14:58 AM     Points: 13676
@Trailerman - Indian Peaks Wilderness is where I checked but I imagine any lake about 10k is fishable now with at least 4" of ice. Not sure where you're headed but good luck!
 Reply by: randog      Posted: 11/11/2022 3:48:19 PM     Points: 1737
Brainerd area, Mitchel and little Mitchell have some nice fish
 Reply by: Trailerman      Posted: 11/11/2022 7:26:44 PM     Points: 34
Lol hot spotting at its finest. JK randog keep up the good work!
 Reply by: randog      Posted: 11/12/2022 12:28:08 PM     Points: 1737
Trailerman, 🤷 Brainerd is nothing special, some one already blasted out Mitchell on this forum anyway. But I finally got my comment/posting privileges back so I have to be chill.
 Reply by: Trailerman      Posted: 11/12/2022 2:32:21 PM     Points: 34
Thereís really no secrets hardly anymore in the age of the you tube.
 Reply by: skiman      Posted: 11/12/2022 3:05:39 PM     Points: 2609
If you want to keep a secret, just donít post anything!
 Reply by: randog      Posted: 11/12/2022 8:34:30 PM     Points: 1737
Trailerman, there are still plenty out there. Last place I fished not a soul in sight. Caught 15 or so. Place before about beginning of October not a soul in sight . Many secrets out there still
 Reply by: ND Transplant      Posted: 11/13/2022 6:06:05 AM     Points: 13676
@Trailerman - Ice was actually closer to 10" at 10,600. Hot bite too. Good luck!
 Reply by: eholm      Posted: 11/13/2022 10:14:16 AM     Points: 3031
I fished one at 10,200 a few days ago and ice was 5" thick, but some thin spots around the edges!
 Reply by: 2bithooker      Posted: 11/13/2022 3:31:27 PM     Points: 1
my swedish pimples are begging to be get jigged

 Reply by: randog      Posted: 11/13/2022 9:02:06 PM     Points: 1737
Trailerman long lake is the spot. Ask nd
 Reply by: ELVIS      Posted: 11/14/2022 4:37:00 AM     Points: 6260
Went to Ranchers Lakes and they are completely caped, didn't get on it, looks like some descend Ice. No Ice fishing allowed. Too bad, so sad
 Reply by: Trailerman      Posted: 11/14/2022 2:18:56 PM     Points: 34
Per the ladiesí request did not make it this weekend. She didnít believe you that the ice was safe! Next weekend going for sure tho.


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