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Lake: Williams Fork Reservoir
20th Annual Wolford Mtn Reservoir Ice Fishing Contest

Hitting Williams Fork on Thursday

Post By: bouldertrout      Posted: 1/10/2017 8:09:28 PM     Points: 18    
Thinking of hitting Williams Fork on Thursday, anyone knows if the recent winds/warmer weather have made the ice unsafe? Also got skunked last year around this time, so if you have any suggestions on areas with good laker bites, would be grateful to learn them.
 Reply by: skiman      Posted: Jan. 10, 8:32:13 PM     Points: 1092    
boulder,
Weather still doesn't look too promising. Wind and snow to continue. Do it could make for a dicey trip. Not sure about the ice quality either. Be safe!

 Reply by: Jimmy Ice      Posted: Jan. 10, 8:35:06 PM     Points: 253    
Lake was 12 inches of ice two days ago, Ice will still be safe I take it,but use caution of course. Also that area didn't get hit with snow as heavy as Vail pass area.
 Reply by: skiman      Posted: Jan. 10, 10:03:10 PM     Points: 1092    
New storm on the way. May or may not be an issue for travel on Thursday. Might want to check C-Dot Road report.
 Reply by: bouldertrout      Posted: Jan. 10, 11:29:15 PM     Points: 18    
Thanks for the info folks!
 Reply by: Dopey      Posted: Jan. 11, 6:51:29 AM     Points: 86    
If I didn't have to work Thursday or have a doc appointment, I'd be down to follow you up or split the ride! In my experience, the worst the weather, the better the fishing is up there.
 Reply by: Tbubb      Posted: Jan. 11, 7:52:28 AM     Points: 12684    
Ice will be fine. It was 11-12" of hard "glass" ice last weekend, and though it has hit nice high temps here in the last few days, it was 10deg colder up there, and below freezing for at least 1/2 of the day. Hopefully the cold/warm cycle has helped the snow atop the lake consolidate so that it isn't too slushy.

Fish early in the day (sunrise to 10am) for the best bite, and fish in 30-50 FOW.
 Reply by: bouldertrout      Posted: Jan. 11, 1:17:48 PM     Points: 18    
Thanks Tbubb, this info was quite helpful.