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Ice Fishing in Colorado is an awesome way to keep catching after the summer. The lakes turn over, get even colder and eventually freeze. In Colorado, our primary species are all trout species, stocked salmon, pike and some bass, crappy and perch. Everything else is in smaller populations because we are fishing most times at a mile high, and many times 7k feet or higher. This means cold water species. The good news is that cold water species stay active all year long, and the ice is no exception. Trout slam baits hard through the ice, salmon hit and run and pike swallow meaty offering and bulldog ya all the way to the hole. This is why we ice fish in Colorado. The action keeps going, just colder.
You’ve reached the Colorado Ice Fishing Information headquarters, brought to you by the BMFG Network- the leader in Online Fishing Reports and Information for Colorado Fishing! Let's talk about Ice Fishing , and If you love Colorado Ice Fishing, read our pages dedicated to Ice Fishing to learn how to push the limits of Our Network of Websites are built to supply Colorado Fisherman with all the best Tips, Tricks and Hot Spots on frozen lakes in Colorado. Ice fishing can offer the most productive and exciting fishing of the season! Hungry fish, lurking below the ice will always well presented baits and we hope you're on the other end of the fishing line! The BMFG Networ has been Ice Fishing Colorado for almost 12 years, and want to share our knowledge with this Ad Free Colorado Ice Fishing Resouce Site. Most of the information about Ice Fishing in Colorado will concentrate on the area know the Western Slope.
Did you know that Ice fishing is one of the fastest growing fishing styles in the US? Fortunately, Colorado has some of the finest waters to Ice Fish, so let's put the cold winters to good use! Our network has been ice fishing Blue Mesa, Rifle Gap, Harvey Gap and other Colorado’s lakes for over a decade we always so impressed by the abundance and quality of this region has to offer. We've caught jalopy perch in and located in and . We've fished deep for elusive Lake Trout and Kokanee Salmon on Blue Mesa Reservoir in Gunnison Colorado . In the late Ice Fishing season, we put on our SPF and concentrate on Granby Reservoir for a spectacular lake trout bite that can go all day! Use the Resources in this site for Tips, Tricks, Hot Spots and Gear to help YOU catch more fish on your budget and on your schedule! If Colorado Ice Fishing sounds foreign to you, I can assure you it’s a safe, fun experience that will keep you coming back for more. When learning how to productively Ice Fish, you will find yourself trying new tactics of your own to catch a trophy fish in Colorado. Please read our pages, and get geared up for an exciting fishing season this 2013 winter.
Below are the many Fish Species you can catch ice fishing in Colorado. There are many species of trout including , brown trout, cutthroat, brook trout and You can also catch perch, crappie, pike, largemouth and small mouth bass.
All the Colorado trout species can be found in most in Colorado with rainbows being the most plentiful. The DOW stocks alot of Rainbow trout each year and they can be easily caught from almost any shore line. The rainbow trout can be caught in the upper 20ft of the water column, hanging around points and transition areas. These fish are very active under the ice and are always ready for a quick meal.
Brown trout are usually found near rocky points as well as rock walls and adjacent to deeper water. Brown trout will eat many presentations with dark jigs tipped with meal worms or maggots always working well.
Kokanee Salmon are very tough to locate in many lakes because Kokanee salmon are always moving in schools around the lake. Kokanee salmon can be found in the upper 15ft of the water column. A jigging machine with flashers is the best way to attract them. When fishing near the the jigging machine, use anything pink, as well as silver spoons tipped with wax worms, or white corn. jig your baits erradically when fish are near.
can be found in most lakes throughout Colorado. The bottom is best palce to find these fish and Harvey Gap State Park and Rifle Gap State Park are the most productive lakes for perch. Fish using Genz bugs tipped with maggots. Find a muddy flat and start jigging within inches of the bottom. If you don't get any bites, move 20 ft. Start in 25fow and move around to 40fow and keep working until you find a school! You won't go far before you get a bite!
Crappie and can be found suspended over the perch in Harvey Gap all day long. Crappie bite the usual jigs rigged traditionally for crappie, tipped with wax worms or maggots. They will come in slow to inspect your baits, so always try to move the baits away from them. When Ice fishing in crappie areas, the action will most likely attract . This fish species will come in slow and hit hard. Be ready to set the hook and loosen you drag as the bass will make a few good runs before they submit! If this seems like a lot to digest, try fishing with a or email us and ask a few questions.