1″-5.5″ of ice. The lake had about 5″ of ice off the boat ramp to at least 20 yards out. Past that ice looked newer and didn’t venture out. Open water in the middle from the aerator to the east for about 70 yards and a small open area on the south shore halfway from the boat ramp to the other parking area. No fisherman out around noon.
Gelatt was about 95% covered with a small section open on the west end. Ice is very choppy on both the east and west ends of the lake. The open section wasn’t promising with the current winds but hope it holds and starts building. No one out on it yet and no evidence of anyone gutsy enough to test yet.
The fishing is Slow to Fair right now. Fishing is starting to recover after the kill and we’ve heard of multiple people catching fish out of the lake. Best flies right now: Eyed Hornberg, BWO, Chan’s Red Leech Best Lures: Green/Gold Panther Martin, Gold/Silver Thomas Colorado Best Baits: Worms, Chartreuse or Spring Green Powerbait
The fishing is Slow right now. We’ve heard of a few people still catching fish out of Gelatt, but has definitely slowed since the kill. Best flies right now: Damsel Nymphs, Renegades, Hornberg Best Lures: Rainbow Rooster Tail, Brook Trout Rooster Tail Best Baits: Green or Chartruese Powerbait
The fishing is Slow right now. From what we’ve heard, there was an algae bloom that killed a number of fish. There are still fish alive in the lake, but not fishing like it was. Best flies right now: Chironomids, Parachute Adams, Damsel Nymphs Best Lures: Copper Kastmaster, Green/Black Panther Martin, Pearl Swedish Pimple Best Baits: Worms, Chartreuse Powerbait
Some info from the game and fish biologist about the fish kill this past weekend. Recent Gelatt Lake fish kill event: On Friday July 9th anglers at Gelatt Lake were catching fish. But by the morning of July 10th, hundreds of trout were lost due to low oxygen conditions. In addition, thousands of dead Fathead Minnows were observed. Oxygen most likely fell to lethal levels during the night due to plant respiration. While a good proportion of fish died from a lack of oxygen, it was not a total fish kill. There have been reports of fish still being caught since the event. Aerators were in operation and might have provided a zone of better oxygenated water for some fish to survive.
The fishing is Fair right now. Fishing is best early morning and late evening. Plenty of dry fly action. Best flies right now: BWO, Parachute Adams, Damsel Nymph Best Lures: Firetiger Cyclone, Green/Gold Panther Martin Best Baits: Red, White, and Blue Powerbait, Night Crawlers
The fishing is Fair to Good right now. Best fishing is early morning or very late evening (8pm). Best flies right now: Blue Wing Olive, Boatman, Elk Hair Caddis Best Lures: Green/Gold Holographic Panther Martin, Green Black Fury Best Baits: Orange or Chartreuse Powerbait
Fishing is fair to good! Flies: chartreuse copper johns, chironomids, hot-headed leeches, wooly buggers in olive or brown, amphipods, and damsel nymphs Lures: kastmasters with red, gold, silver, or pink; rooster tails (rainbow patterns and gold); rapalas (rainbow or brown trout patterns) Bait: night crawlers