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Lake: Vega Reservoir
Fish: Cutbow Trout

It's been a while! || Breaking Ice to Open Water Fish

Post By: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: 5/4/2023 6:01:23 PM     Points: 315    
Hey Everyone! It's been a while! Starting the first week of the year, I got SUPER busy. As some of you know I coach varsity basketball, and I wanted to give my 100% focus on my team this year. We also were hit with the injury bug extremally hard this year with several starters getting hurt for extended periods of time, one for the season...Also going through some life changes with moving, my GF's surgeries from her car wreck from last year (going well), and changing jobs... I didn't fish during this time but now that things are settling down I'm back.

FISHING REPORT: Was out this past Sunday with the GF and we were really looking to hit the ice-off bite.. We arrived and the lake was still frozen completely. This was a bit of a trip for us, so we decided to get our waders on and start breaking up edge ice.

The reservoir drops quickly in depth so we were only able to get a few feet out to break ice...I then blew up my belly boat and took the log I was using and started smashing ice, until about 15-20 feet out. After about an hour of clearing ice with my GF, we had enough water to fish, right at a transition point from the rocky dam wall to the muddy sides. We didn't have much water to fish, so vertical jigging was the way to go...After some time passed, the bite was on fire. We figured we wouldn't get much action for a while since we were so noisy breaking up the ice

It turned into a great day with lots of fish and lots of smiles! After a few hours we decided to let an elderly couple take over the spot, as they had passed by several times and were itching to fish too...Share the wealth right? I have pictures below of the day as well as a video link too for those that have time!

***Long post, thanks if you made it this far 😂😂

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 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: 5/4/2023 6:01:44 PM     Points: 315
Some fish pics of the day
 Reply by: Goosehunter82      Posted: 5/4/2023 7:13:14 PM     Points: 77540
Thanks for the update Tyler! Good stuff.
 Reply by: Barnacles      Posted: 5/4/2023 10:12:33 PM     Points: 4991
Welcome back. You owe us about 10 more videos. I got cold watching that one.
 Reply by: Troutbisquits      Posted: 5/5/2023 7:18:27 AM     Points: 2507
Glad you guys are making videos again! My fav Colorado fishing content on YouTube, including my own! Hope you guys have a great season this year!
 Reply by: not too old to fish      Posted: 5/5/2023 9:26:39 AM     Points: 9224
Yes, we did miss your reports and videos, glad to hear things are coming together for you and your GF. That's what I call determination, breaking ice in a float tube, congrats on your success!!
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: 5/5/2023 9:43:35 AM     Points: 315
-Goosehunter82

Appreciate it Cisco!! Feels good to be out on the water again.
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: 5/5/2023 9:44:15 AM     Points: 315
-Barnacles

Hahaha well we got a new side by side, so this Summer should be full of fun trips/videos! Ya I wish I brought extra socks this day
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: 5/5/2023 9:45:02 AM     Points: 315
-Troutbisquits

You're too kind, I appreciate that and hopefully we can get out again this year! Wish the same for you man!
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: 5/5/2023 9:46:08 AM     Points: 315
-not too old to fish

Thank you for that! Ya we're working out really well 😀I would've been thinking about it all day/night if I didn't lol.
 Reply by: eholm      Posted: 5/5/2023 2:19:09 PM     Points: 17791
Good stuff! looks like it may be possible to catch a Colorado grand slam in that reservoir.
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: 5/6/2023 11:42:54 AM     Points: 315
-eholm

Thanks man! I wish, I don't believe this place has browns.
 Reply by: bharper      Posted: 5/6/2023 12:13:29 PM     Points: 415
Sweet! Good to see you back at it! Keep em coming!🎣🤙🍻

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