Reply by: shmiley1 Posted: 1/11/2017 9:27:16 AM Points: 2503
I live here and can tell you they are rarely on target for weather in this valley.
As for the lake.... Its a mess. Lots of snow and slush with very inconsistant ice. Spoke to some guys who walked out still water yesterday and they said 4 inches MAYBE with lots of of scary layers and slush.
Reply by: Jimmy Ice Posted: 1/11/2017 11:11:52 AM Points: 538
That's great lack, but still we're in Colorado. While they maybe be on point to a degree, no one predicted 100mph winds weeks ahead of time in CO Springs. There will be ice fishing at Granby like every year, maybe a bit delayed but it'll be here.
Reply by: shmiley1 Posted: 1/11/2017 11:54:07 AM Points: 2503
Ive been fishing the lake since before the new year...even take the machines out....but im here everyday watching and checking conditions so i know where i can go and where i cant. Im also VERY experienced on the ice,especially the ice on granby. Knowing how the lake froze and where those lines are has definatly kept me out of the water this year.
As intriguing as catching a monster Laker might be, I am not afraid to admit that I do not know the ice at Granby as well as I need to to be safe. My concern is for those who think they do, and will sacrifice their safety, (and possibly the safety of others,) for a fish. I sincerely hope the weather cooperates for the tourney, and everyone stays on the right side of the ice. Skig
A friend of mine fished off of Sunset Point today and said they fished 20 FOW and there was 10" of ice, he ventured out further and fished in 70 FOW and the ice was around 4"-5" with 10" of slush on top. I was told snowmobiles were getting stuck in some areas of the lake due to the slush, which is in random spots around the lake. He recommended to wear good water proof boots. Only landed 4 Lakers under 20", he had lots of activity on his flasher but only a few bites. He was using white tubes tipped with sucker.