Happy Holidays and I hope the New Year is treating you well!! The fishing has been great but it’s time to head indoors for a few days. Like every year in January it’s time to hit Denver for 35th Annual International Sportsman Expo!! This is a 4 day show filled with everything a sportsman could ask for: great deals on gear & trips as well as a chance to learn & watch some pros that come into town. The show starts Thursday at noon and runs through Sunday.
After ISE, I will head straight to the Stock Show! I know what everybody is thinking …The Stock Show? Yep, were looking to preach the word of fishing to every person we can. The Stock Show runs from January 7th to the 22nd. This is a great event for anyone to come enjoy, we’ll be located down stairs near the arena in booth 16 on the north side of I-70.
NOW’S THE TIME TO BOOK A TRIP! Times are tough out there and we understand that so we are offering some of the biggest discounts we’ve ever offered. This year any of our regular 6 hour trips will be $100 off if booked at the show. A $100 deposit will hold the date. If you can’t make it to the show then call or email during the show to reserve your spot.
FISHING REPORT. Chatfield is a glass of water at the moment, it’s up to you if it’s half full or half empty. From Massey draw to the handicapped pier north is open water. From the swim beech south has 6 to 8 inches of ice that is fishing pretty well. There are a lot of Walleye’s being caught in low light periods of the day. Most fish are coming on steep drop offs from 8 to 18 feet of water and working jigging spoons or Jigging Rapalas seem to be producing best. There are also a ton of Trout being caught and some are very nice, exceeding the 20 inch mark. Cherry Creek is caped and producing pan fish (crappies, sunfish, and perch) as well as Walleye. Please use caution; with warmer temps we are seeing are changing the conditions daily.
Antero is fishing great with high numbers of fish but you need to go a little above and beyond to find and catch larger fish. So far the key to catching the larger fish has either been shallow water or smaller & more precise spots. Shorelines or shallow flats in 3 to 5 feet have been producing quite a few large fish. I look for small open pockets in the middle of dense weed lines. I like to find areas that a large fish can control. Early and late in the day still rods are producing and the rest of the day action rods are producing the most. Here are a few pics for the last 2 weeks out there!
Stop by the booth for more fishing reports on other lakes, I hope to see everyone at the shows!
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