Twin Buttes opened up significantly yesterday in the wind. About 65% of the lake is now open including the boat ramp. There is still ice in the first bay and on the East end of the lake by the first outhouse. It was open water from the West end all the way past the boat ramp and all along the North shore. Should start to fish well with chironomid flies, and eggs but we’ll have to see how this goes this year.
Granite was about 80% open water. Fishing has been Fair. Eggs, Power Bait (chartreus, red), Krocodile’s (Red & White, Orange and Silver) Streamers and buggers are best bet right now Browns and Blacks.
Crystal was about 40% open water. Fishing has been Slow to Fair Power bait (pinks and reds) or eggs have had the best luck.
Twin was still completely capped but edges are shot every where we looked.
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.
Meeboer was about 40% open with fishable water on the East and South sides. Boat ramp was clear of ice. The west end bay and 1/2 of the “horseshoe” was still capped. Fishing had been a little bit slower but should pick up as ice comes off
Lake is capped but ice conditions very and are thin around the shore. 1.5″-3″ of ice. Fishing has been hard to report with ice conditions changing daily.
Lake Owen has around 6″ of ice and fishing is good. Access to the lake is day by day with drift conditions changing. People where able to get in with ATV this past week but may be snowmobile only any day.
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 has been fair. Plenty of open water, only ice today was on the east end of the lake.
Lake is wide open and fishing has been fair. Better if you can catch a day with less white caps, which has been hard the last couple weeks.
Fishing has been good to great. Bait: eggs, worms, power bait (red, grape) Flies: prince nymphs, damsel nymphs, mosquitoes, scuds Luers: Thomas spoons(gold/red, gold with dots)
Fishing has been fair. Lots of people have been heading out the last couple of weeks. Flies: scuds, damsel nymphs, hot heads Bait: power bait (red, corn), worms. Luers: Mepps and Panther Martins (reds, yellows)
Most if not all of the high alpine lakes are frozen with snow cover. Many are only accessible via snowmobile or some ATVs with current conditions.
Still frozen with snow cover. Only accessible via snowmobile or some ATVs.
Fishing is poor to fair. Water is rising and getting murky due to run-off. Flies: chartreuse copper johns, san juan worms, amphipods, chironomids, streamers with lots of flash.
Wheatland Reservoir #3 has open water for the majority of the lake. The exception is at the boat ramp where there are ice chunks making launching boats difficult.
Diamond is open and accessible. Fishing has been Fair. Flies: Hot Heads and egg patterns have been the go to so far. Bait: Worms have been working best. Lures: Mepps with red and white.
Had a Fly Store team member head out to #3 this morning. 95% frozen, very soft edges and ice didn’t look to thick. Will be ready soon (maybe snow and cold this weekend).
Thanks to or partners at Two Dogs for gitting out and checking some lakes yesterday. Now is a great time to look at booking your early season trip. https://flystore.net/two-dogs-guide-service/ Lake was 90% still iced over. Road was not passable all the way to lake.
Thanks to or partners at Two Dogs for gitting out and checking some lakes yesterday. Now is a great time to look at booking your early season trip. https://flystore.net/two-dogs-guide-service/ Alsop is 40-50% open. Should be good fishing this coming weekend.
Have to park right off road. Parking lot road still drifted in. River is starting to open but not much yet.
Lake is 98% open and boat ramp was clear of ice this morning (but not free of 3′ white caps). Only ice I saw was on dam at the north end and shoreline.
Lake is 90% iced hot shoreline is opening up and ice looks sketch on most of the lake. A couple of open shore areas that are fishable on the southwest shore past the heat ramp. A couple diehard wind fighters out this morning in one past the walking gate.
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 is about 60% maybe more open. From boat ramp to south is all open to almost the other shore. Shore line is open all the way around to the road for at least 15 feet and then opens up into the whole end on west for about 30 yards.
Lake is about 50% open. East end is iced over for around 250 yards then opens up completely. Ice starts on the west end by the point on the north side then opens up again at the west end.
5″-8″ of ice on most but shore line is getting thin and sketchy at best. Be careful as warm weather can effect the ice quickly. Fishing has been fair.
Our team member Caleb got out to crow this week. 15″-20″ of ice. Fishing was Fair to Good. Mostly smaller in size but fun to catch.
Lake was still capped with 18″-36″ of ice. Fishing has been Slow to Fair. the trout that have been caught have been good size 4-6 lbs 24″+ this last week. Not much for walleye this week. yellows and white jigs, Kastmasters and jigging raps.
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
Lake was open from the boat ramp to the aerator around to the South. the rest of the lake was capped with ice. Be careful as warm weather can effect the ice quickly. Last thickness was 6″-8″ Fishing has been Good the last two weeks. Pinks and greens working the best as of late. Photos from 3/6
lake is still capped on 3/5/20 last ice thickness report was 6″-10″ Fishing has been Slow to Fair.
Lake is still capped with 4″-6″ of ice be careful as warm weather can effect the ice quickly. Fishing has been fair. Blue and yellow jigs with meal worms.
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
Fishing was slow to fair. Best on the backside of the lake. there is plenty of ice 16″-24″+. best luck with glow and pink colors or “sucker” meat.
Fishing is fair. Ice is 8″-14″ on most of the lake with some open spots due to wind east of the “houses” in the bay and on the west end. Green & red jigs with meal worms, red power bait, spawn sacks.