The fishing is fair right now. Lake is almost 100% open. Best Baits: Red or Green Powerbait Best Lures: Green or Rainbow Trout Spinners Best Flies: Boatman, Chironomids, Scuds
The fishing is slow to fair. Fish seem to prefer the deadstick over jigging. Ice: 2-10″ Best Baits: Nightcrawlers, Meal Worms Best Lures: Orange and Pink Jigs
Fishing is Slow to Fair right now. Ice: 4-8″, be cautious around aerators Best Lures: Chartreuse Jig, Silver Mepps Spinner Best Baits: Mealworms or Nightcrawlers
Gelatt is mostly capped with the only open water being the section near the aerator. Ice is about 2-4″, however there are many air bubbles in the ice.
The fishing is Fair to Good right now. Cutthroat can be found shallow in the evenings close to sunset. Best Flies: Scuds, Caddis, BWOs, Renegades Lures: Green or Gold Spinners Baits: Baby Crawlers, Chartreuse Marshmallows
The fishing is Fair to Good right now. Cutthroat can be found shallow in the evenings close to sunset. Best Flies: Scuds, Boatman, BWOs, Chironomids Lures: Green or Gold Spinners Baits: Red Powerbait, Baby Crawlers
The fishing is Fair to Good right now. Fish are getting more active and can be found close to shore hitting an evening hatch of BWOs. Best Flies: Chironomids, Boatman, and BWOs Lures: Green or Gold Spinners Baits: Red Powerbait, Baby Crawlers
The lake is now completely open. Fishing is slow to fair but will be improving with each warmer day. Best Flies: Chironomids!!! Leeches, Scuds and Boatman as well. Lures: Green or Gold Spinners Baits: Red Powerbait, Baby Crawlers
Gelatt has ice on about 85% of the lake but was open from the aerator south all the way to the boat ramp. About 35 yards of shoreline are fishable around the boat ramp/ parking area. There is also a small open section starting on the north shore.
The fishing is Good. Lots of small fish to catch with a good chance of a big cutthroat. Ice: 0-10″, thin or open near aerators. Wax worms or Nightcrawlers on pink or orange.
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. Best flies right now: Balanced Leeches, Blue Wing Olive, Hornberg Best Lures: Copper Kastmaster, Green Roostertail Best Baits: Green Powerbait, Nightcrawlers
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
The fishing is Fair right now. Dry flies are out! Best Flies: Chironomids, BWO, Renegade, Black Gnat Best Lures: Green/Silver or Green/Gold Holographic Panther Martins Best Baits: Nightcrawlers
The fishing is Good right now. Rainbows and Cutthroat are very aggressive in the early morning or late evening. Best flies right now: Chironomids, Balanced Leech, Boatman Best Lures: Copper/Bronze Kastmasters Best Baits: Florescent Red Powerbait
Gelatt was 70%+ open water with plenty of fishable area from shore. Boat ramp was clear of ice. East end was still capped with ice and a small amount of ice was still left on the West end. Fishing was fair to good before ice started to come off.
Fishing has been slow as the ice has been not cooperating. Lake is almost completely capped with a small open area on the west side in the middle. Ice is very clear but appears extremely thin.
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
Lake is 85% open. Only ice is on the west bank out toward the aireator 150 yards. Only concern would be the flow becoming detached and shifting in the lake. Should be a good spot to hit open water this weekend.
Lake was open from the boat ramp area to the East. Ice on west end was 3″-7″. Be careful as warm weather can effect the ice quickly. Fishing has been good. photos from 3/6
Fishing was Good to Great Ice was 8″-12″ water around the aerator was open. blue colors and orange power bait.
Fishing was good. Ice was 6″-10″ with open water around the aerator. Pink & Green colors, mellows, night crawlers
Ice is 3″-5″ maybe a bit more on west end and less by boat ramp. Fishermen out on a hit about 35 yards from shore where it seemed to start thinning out to 4″. Some soft slush around shore. As always conditions can change quick so use best judgment and be safe.
Lake is about 50% frozen. Open from boat ramp west for around 150 yards.Fishing was fair this weekend on open water.
Lake is 95% open.Fishing was slow today from the 1 person we talked to.Lots of wind out there today.No one on the water when we went by.
Lake is capped including by the aerator. No evidence of people out yet (not enough ice anywhere for us to head out on it)
Fishing is Slow to Fair Flies: BH Prince Nymph, Damsel Parachute, Damsel Nymph, Wooly Bugger (Brown, burnt orange) Lures: Kastmaster (Blue, Red), Thomas (Gold, Silver) Bait: Worms, Power Bait (Pink, RWB)