Fishing Report for Jan 11
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Upper Blue Valley Region
Lake Dillon and Upper Blue Valley Fishing Report
Ice fishing on the Snake River remains fair as the Kokanne Salmon run comes to an end. A few spawned out salmon are being caught but most fish being caught are Rainbow Trout. Rainbow Trout are being caught working lures off the bottom. For the rainbow trout, tipping your jig or lure with a meal worm, gulp minnow or raw shrimp can help during a slow bite. Fisherman are also catching an occasional Arctic Char as they move in to feed on the salmon eggs.
The Frisco bay has safe ice as well as a few coves on the main body of water. Some nice brown trout are being caught as they begin to prowl for food in order to fatten up for winter.
Fly fishing on the Blue River below the damn remains steady with more fish moving up closer to the dam as water temps down lower are have cooled way down. Egg, worm, mysis shrimp, and midge patterns in size 20, 22 and even size 24 midge patterns can always trigger a bite. Use a 6x tippet, and approach the runs slowly and cautiously to trick these large and well educated trout.
Green Mountain Reservoir continues to develops ice at the inlet and a few lake trout and rainbows are being caught. Spoons and jigs worked off the bottom and higher in the water column for suspended fish has been working.
Georgetown is fully capped and fisherman are catching brown and rainbows. small jigs, tipped with a worm, or spoons and blades have been producing
Officer Gulch has fish able Ice. Small Brook trout, rainbow trout and a few cutthroat trout can be caught using small ice jigs such as tungsten jigs, tipped with a meal worm are very effective.
As always, use caution. Early ice conditions can change at anytime.