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Lake: Jumbo Reservoir (Julesburg)

Jumbo ice

Post By: rkhancock      Posted: 1/12/2018 11:56:15 AM     Points: 6848    
Anybody know the ice conditions at jumbo?
 Reply by: fishingfreak      Posted: Jan. 12, 3:07:52 PM     Points: 1840    
I'd like to know as well, since I am heading back home soon. I'd like to get as much ice fishing done as possible.
 Reply by: cookster      Posted: Jan. 12, 3:46:04 PM     Points: 58943    
Last week there was 6" at the outlet with 4" of snow on top. The annex had about 4".
 Reply by: rkhancock      Posted: Jan. 12, 5:33:12 PM     Points: 6848    
I was at north Sterling today. 8 inches along the dam but edges are soft. Watch for pressure ridges and cracks.
May go to jumbo on Sunday. Will update if we go out there.
 Reply by: ColoradoRay      Posted: Jan. 12, 5:38:06 PM     Points: 15865    
RK - You get into any walleye?
 Reply by: rkhancock      Posted: Jan. 12, 6:15:29 PM     Points: 6848    
No walleye today. Only thing we caught this afternoon was a nice bluegill. Going back out to North Sterling in the morning
 Reply by: ColoradoRay      Posted: Jan. 12, 7:36:09 PM     Points: 15865    
Good luck. Jigging rattle spoons and dead sticking minnows has worked for me. Of course, that's after you find em
 Reply by: rkhancock      Posted: Jan. 12, 8:02:25 PM     Points: 6848    
Thanks for the tip! We marked quite a few fish we couldn't get to bite, don't know what they were. Well be using spoons and jigging raps tomorrow to try and catch a few.
 Reply by: fishslap      Posted: Jan. 12, 8:52:22 PM     Points: 14    
I was at north sterling last weekend. Got the skunk...which is rare. Marked tons of fish. I think they were mostly baitfish, specifically shad. Had many large bait balls come through when I tried deeper water. No predators following them.
 Reply by: rkhancock      Posted: Jan. 15, 9:00:03 AM     Points: 6848    
Fished north Sterling the past three days, never went to jumbo. Caught lots of bluegills and that was it. Marked lots of fish in deeper water but couldn't get them to commit. Ice is deteriorating fast. Was 6-8 inches everywhere on the east side where we drilled but there was a very large pressure ridges and a few big open water holes starting to form. Water clarity less than 6 inches and the lake is down 10-12 feet.