It's 40°F today and we want to emphasize the importance of fisherman safety. These unusually warm temperatures are a bit concerning for ice fishing conditions in late January. Out on the lakes and reservoirs, these warmer temperatures are causing slush to build up on top of the ice shelf. As we’ve mentioned before, it’s never a good idea to fish in an unfamiliar area, especially with the rise in temperatures. Guided tours with a professional are the safest way to go out on the ice and we are available for bookings. Give us a call!
If you do choose to go out, there’s been quite a lot of action in the shallow waters of Stagecoach Reservoir. Make sure you bring your tools to measure the ice and water depth. We were having a lot of bites at around 10 to 15 feet.
The fishing in town has been awesome! The ice shelves are receding along the banks of the Yampa, opening up the water for a nice clean drag and hungry fish. Stick to your buckskins, midges, zebras, and top secrets.
In addition to downtown, the tailwaters and Sarvis Creek are also fishing really well right now and it’s worth the hike in!
So get out there and enjoy the sunshine!