Post By: Alex31 Posted: 11/15/2022 12:51:26 PMPoints: 17
Hi, Planning to go up on Saturday and was wondering if anyone near by can provide an update on conditions. Is there ice by now with the cold weather we are having? Open Water? Trying to avoided unsafe ice. Thank you!
Reply by: not too old to fish Posted: 11/16/2022 3:42:47 PM Points: 8447
I believe no ice is ever 100% safe as there are a number of things to watch out for. Inlets and moving water can erode the ice to a very thin layer even if the rest of the lake is a foot or more thick. Pressure ridges are never to be trusted. I saw a guy fall thru 20" of ice when he jumped over a pressure ridge at Antero Res. Rocks linning the shore can heat up during the day and melt the ice where you get off at the end of the day. So be aware of these and others that may be waiting to spoil your day and you can still have a good time with a little knowlidge and common sense.
Thanks for the safety reminders guys. Just looking for beta if anyone has ACTUALLY BEEN to Tarryall in the last day or two. Hit me up on email if you prefer to share privately: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks in advance and tight lines!
Reply by: Alex31 Posted: 11/22/2022 10:42:17 AM Points: 17
We got there Saturday afternoon, saw maybe 7 people and 2 tents out on the lake, ice had some cracks and didnít we just didnít feel safe to go out, so we drove to 11 mile hoping to find some open water, our spot had some thin ice there as well, so we didnít get to fish. Will wait a week or more, depending on weather and will then go out when we feel safer. Thanks
Reply by: Mark Posted: 11/22/2022 2:46:15 PM Points: 113
Fished Tarryall today. Southwest side. Found about 8 plus inches of ice. 3 people fishing SW side, more on east side. Maybe 10 folks. Fishing for me was a little slow. Marking fish and lots of bits though.