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FISHING REPORT

Weekly Fishing Report 01.29.15

MARINA STORE HOURS: SATURDAY AND SUNDAY 6:00AM - 4:00PM Monday - Friday by Reservation. If you are coming down during the week and need something at the store just give us a call and we will meet you there.

Team Hembree

 WE CARRY A FULL LINE OF ICE FISHING GEAR BOTH RETAIL AND RENTAL. GUIDED SERVICES BY RESERVATION. ICE MASTER PACKAGE $110.00/Day Everything two people need to go ice fishing ie. shelter, power auger, electronics, 2 rod combo's, heater, scoop, bucket. You bring the shovel.

The hot bait at the lake 11 Mile Krystal Lazer and Tiny Tot ice fishing jigs custom made and hand tied by us and only available from 11 Mile Marina on line at a great price.

CABELA'S COLORADO CLASSIC ICE FISHING TOURNAMENT JANUARY 10, FEBRUARY 7, MARCH 7, 2015

THE SOUTH PARK ICE MASTERS, SATURDAY FEBRUARY 7. CONTEST STARTS AT 7:00AM ENDS AT 2:30PM. No gimmicks here. Just a serious ice fishing contest where you can use your own gear, punch your own holes and fish any where on the lake. The best ice fishermen in the West both Professional and Amateur compete for whopper size cash prizes, bragging rights and the coveted Ice Masters Champions Green Jacket. The contest is Trout only. Each team of two anglers can weigh in two Trout with heaviest weight winning.  Twenty percent of the field wins cash prizes. Lots of door prizes, food and fun. Fishing Has No Boundaries will host the awards ceremony barbecue. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Park County RE-2 School District. Cabela's staff on hand with free schwag for all. Sign up on the link above.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: We could use a few volunteers to act as on ice tournament officials fanning out accross the lake and checking on teams. Volunteers get fed well, get lots of free stuff, have fun and make new friends! Apparently most of last years volunteers have signed up for the contest this year.

WATER FLOW: 44.9 CFS IN   54.2  CFS OUT

TIP OF THE WEEK: No fish seen in 60 minutes....move even if its just a little.


CURRENT CONDITIONS: We understand that it has been unseasonably warm on the Front Range but it is a bit curiuos that people call up and want to know if the lake is melting and is the ice safe. With stories on the news of people falling through ice in places we suppose folks become concerned. Eleven Mile is at almost 9,000 feet. It has been warm here but it is still winter all the way. Ice thickness running 20 to 26 inches and it is hard. No new snow, all roads are clear. All fishing access areas bare open.

STOCKING ALERT: CPW annual winter stocking continues. Its been going on for at least three weeks now and the trucks keep pulling up. It takes a lot of trucks to move 180,000 fish. Thats the general number although CPW measures in pounds. You've got around 5,000 lbs in a truck which may be 8,000 to 10,000 fish. The Cutthroats, Cuttbows and Rainbows are making it around the lake. North Shore continues to be port of entry. Lots of fun for the kids. They said they have about 8 more truck loads to go.

TROUT:FAIR TO GOOD:Team Hembree

"Hey Larry,
   We had one of the best days we ever had at 11 Mile yesterday. We were going to stop in but the kids were really tired. Biggest fish was 4.2. Caught four other really nice ones as well. The best part about the whole day was Daniel was able to reel his first fish in through the ice by himself. He ended up landing a stocker first then two 17 inchers. It was a great day. I didn't see a lot of people around us having a lot of luck. We must have just sat on a gold mine.   Thanks Dan Hembree"

Dan started ice fishing last year. He always brings his kids. They have experienced Eleven Mile and know all about not catching fish sometimes. I told him that Eleven Mile is a place where if you put in the time the lake will reward you one day. When we go ice fishing we always bring a very postive attitude. You need to feel that today, you are going to catch "the big one". If you don't there is always tomorrow. There is Fish Karma here and it is all over the lake. Find your own hot spot. If you do not have a topo map of the lake, get one. They are accurate and it is an important tool to know about where you are fishing. Weed beds, overflow channel, rock drop offs, debth, etc are all important.

KOKANEE SALMON: Fish are being caught from Goose Island all the way down to Deer Island. Move if your spot is dead, they can be located. Limits may be hard to come by but 5 or 6 will do. Size varies with mostly smaller ones showing up of late. Swedish Pimple's, Kastmaster and Krocodile's are effective tipped of course. I have had anglers see a 3/8 oz Kroc on the end of one of my rigs and act surprised. They work and work well. The White Pearl has been a great Kokanee lure for me for years. Its gets down fast when you need to and the fish are not shying away because of the size. Work them vigorously.

NORTHERN PIKE: FAIR: Although the stocker action has brought them into view the little fish must be an easier meal than your dangling dog. A few more are being caught but it is still difficult to get them to strike. Try a large white tube jig with a small piece of sucker on the dead stick. If all you are fishing for is Pike use one tip up and work a spoon on the other. Or you can fish for Trout and have a live water dog rigged and ready to go on a stiff rig sitting in some water. When the big one shows up slowly move the dog down to the proper level.

EQUIPMENT AND COOL STUFF AVAILABLE:  One new Jiffy 10" Power Auger left $419.00. Eagle Claw In Line Cold Smoke Rod/Reel Combo $39.95  Beaver Dam Carbon Fiber/Titanium Tip Stick Combo $49.95 and Beaver Dam Tip Ups. 2015 Abu Garcia ice combo's are hot at $35.95. Trout Traps and really mini marabou's. Striker Ice Products including Jackets, Bibs, Rod cases, Gloves, Hats and more. Live water dogs and and when it comes to suckers one size does not fit all needs. We have a variety of sizes in single, double, triple pack and more. Wax worms in stock. We try to present different, new and innovative ice fishing products not seen all around town. For real ice fishermen we have a very unique store. We want to help you catch fish not just sell you some thing to do that. We take the time to show you how to rig a tip up or other bait presentations.  We will answer all your questions and we love to do it. It's not an easy business model since we are only open on weekends but with your support it seems to work,  Many Thanks.

One thing we can't do is give change for Park Passes without a store purchase. Remember its $7.00 per vehicle. When the Park Office is not open early in the morning you can use self service pay stations with exact change or even a check will be accepted by CPW in the envelopes.

THE CLAW GIVES UP THE SPARKLE TUBES: Joseph Lopez plucked a jar of 15 hermetically sealed Pink Berkley Sparkle Tubes from our Fun House Tackle Claw Machine.

SPECIAL NOTE: 11 Mile Marina is located at the North Shore in Eleven Mile State Park. A Colorado State Park Pass is required on all vehicles entering the Park even if you are just coming to the store. In addition any fees for Guide/Outfitter/Rental services do not include Park fees, CO fishing license or gratuities.

The WEEKLY FISHING Report is produced by fishermen for fishermen. We try to get it done every Thursday but some times fishing gets in the way. So if its not there on Thursday morning it will show up by Friday. We appreciate all the support and acknowledge that many of you won't miss a week. Many Thanks.

Reservations and payments taken over the phone and purchases on line via credit card are secure.

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Weekly Fishing Report 01.22.15

Jorge's big fish of the day. Photo Kandy Stoehr

MARINA STORE HOURS: SATURDAY AND SUNDAY 6:00AM - 4:00PM Monday - Friday by Reservation

 WE CARRY A FULL LINE OF ICE FISHING GEAR BOTH RETAIL AND RENTAL. GUIDED SERVICES BY RESERVATION. ICE MASTER PACKAGE $110.00/Day Everything two people need to go ice fishing ie. shelter, power auger, electronics, 2 rod combo's, heater, scoop, bucket. You bring the shovel.

The hot bait at the lake 11 Mile Krystal Lazer and Tiny Tot ice fishing jigs custom made and hand tied by us and only available from 11 Mile Marina on line at a great price.

CABELA'S COLORADO CLASSIC ICE FISHING TOURNAMENT JANUARY 10, FEBRUARY 7, MARCH 7, 2015

THE SOUTH PARK ICE MASTERS TRAVELING TROPHY, SATURDAY FEBRUARY 7. CONTEST STARTS AT 7:00AM ENDS AT 2:30PM. There are no gimmicks here. Just a serious ice fishing contest where you can use your own gear, punch your own holes and fish any where on the lake. The best ice fishermen in the West both Professional and Amateur compete for whopper size cash prizes, bragging rights and the coveted Ice Masters Champions Green Jacket. The contest is Trout only. Each team of two anglers can weigh in two Trout with heaviest weight winning.  Twenty percent of the field wins cash prizes. Lots of door prizes, food and fun. Fishing Has No Boundaries will host the awards ceremony barbecue. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Park County RE-2 School District. Cabela's staff on hand with free schwag for all. Sign up on the link above.

WATER FLOW: 44.1 CFS IN   55.1  CFS OUT

TIP OF THE WEEK: Use sharp hooks. Eagle Claw Lazer Sharp or Gama hooks will make a difference.


CURRENT CONDITIONS: Ice thickness 17 to 22 inches. New snow around six inches with wind blown areas. All fishing access areas are open. Roads are plowed and clear.

STOCKING ALERT: CPW annual winter stocking continues. The Cutthroats, Cuttbows and Rainbows are making it around the lake. North Shore continues to be port of entry. Lots of fun for the kids.

TROUT:FAIR: With the annual massive winter stocking in full gear it's interesting to observe where they go and how they try to hide. One thing is for sure wherever there are lots of little fish there are big fish on the prowl. Large Trout eat lots of stockers too! It is not all that unusual to catch a large Trout on your tip up when fishing a waterdog or sucker for Pike. The little fish have speed to their advantage as the larger fish move much more slowly in the winter. That's why an easy meal is often the ticket for them. When the fish are rejecting your offerings try an easy meal. A single salmon egg fished directly on the bottom or even Power Bait on a three inch leader. You'll want to use a spring bobber or sensor for sure with this technique. You will see your sensor move ever so slightly and if you are quick enough its, fish on! Terry Wickstrom mentioned that I was one of the few Presenters at the ISE that got the Aquarium tanked fish to strike. In one demo I dropped a three inch tube jig on the gravel bottom. Three huge Browns circled it. All I did was move it ever slow slightly on the bottom and the biggest Brown sucked it right up. Speaking of sensors and spring bobbers, we just got in some Beaver Dam rod and reel combo's that we saw at the Big Rock West Dealer show. These cool rigs have a patented Titanium sensor built into the rod tip that slides in and out and can be used when appropriate. We don't think you can find these around town so come check them out, they are really fine.

KOKANEE SALMON: Fish are being caught from Goose Island all the way down to Deer Island. Move if your spot is dead, they can be located. Limits may be hard to come by but 5 or 6 will do. Size varies with mostly smaller ones showing up of late. Swedish Pimple's, Kastmaster and Krocodile's are effective tipped of course. I have had anglers see a 3/8 oz Kroc on the end of one of my rigs and act surprised. They work and work well. The White Pearl has been a great Kokanee lure for me for years. Its gets down fast when you need to and the fish are not shying away because of the size. Work them vigorously.

NORTHERN PIKE: FAIR: Action has improved slightly. At the very minimum we are seeing a lot more fish. The stockers have brought them out of hiding. North Shore anglers have reported seeing huge Pike no doubt picking up their easy meal. Your easy meal offering is a water dog or whole sucker on a tip up. It doesn't get any easier than that. Unfortunately when Brock and I went fishing in the storm yesterday we forgot our Pike rigs. We defied the elements and moved frequently. When we tried 8 feet of water or less we saw lots of stockers and numerous big fish both Trout and Pike. And how shall I say a FREAKIN HUGE Northern approached Brock's tiny white tube jig. Perhaps one of the biggest fish through the ice we have seen. Simply breath taking. We watched in silence as the monster stared intensely at the jig. We maintained radio silence hoping not to knock something over or make any kind of sound that might spook the fish. Brock whispered in my ear "If he takes it I'll be broke off or spooled for sure". Ten minutes pasted but it seemed like forever as the stand off continued. Brock, still being young and impatient decided to try a very very very slight twitch. In the slowest of motion not even duplicated in Hollywood the fish moved in reverse until he was out of sight. It was very cool to see. In that past I have had a large Pike watch a bait for up to 20 minutes before opening its jaws and inhaling the bait.

OTHER COOL STUFF: We also saw some other cool stuff at the Vegas show and have gotten them in. Like the Trout Traps. A brand of crappie jig pre rigged with a Gamagatzu hook in a package of three. All the best colors available. We also have some really cool looking Maribou jigs in micro size. Can't wait to try them.Stacy and Larry at ISE

ISE POST SCRIPT: Congratulations to Kolby Plum of Cheyenne, WY who won the 1/2 Day Ice Fishing Guide Trip for two that was given away at the show.

SPECIAL NOTE: 11 Mile Marina is located at the North Shore in Eleven Mile State Park. A Colorado State Park Pass is required on all vehicles entering the Park even if you are just coming to the store. In addition any fees for Guide/Outfitter/Rental services do not include Park fees, CO fishing license or gratuities.

The WEEKLY FISHING Report is produced by fishermen for fishermen. We try to get it done every Thursday but some times fishing gets in the way. So if its not there on Thursday morning it will show up by Friday. We appreciate all the support and acknowledge that many of you won't miss a week. Many Thanks.

Reservations and payments taken over the phone and purchases on line via credit card are secure.



    
 

Weekly Fishing Report 01.15.15

Grand Slam Trout Champs. Full contest results to be posted soon.

MARINA STORE HOURS: SATURDAY AND SUNDAY 6:00AM - 4:00PM Monday - Friday by Reservation

 WE CARRY A FULL LINE OF ICE FISHING GEAR BOTH RETAIL AND RENTAL. GUIDED SERVICES BY RESERVATION. ICE MASTER PACKAGE $110.00/Day Everything two people need to go ice fishing ie. shelter, power auger, electronics, 2 rod combo's, heater, scoop, bucket. You bring the shovel.

The hot bait at the lake 11 Mile Krystal Lazer and Tiny Tot ice fishing jigs custom made and hand tied by us and only available from 11 Mile Marina on line at a great price.

CABELA'S COLORADO CLASSIC ICE FISHING TOURNAMENT JANUARY 10, FEBRUARY 7, MARCH 7, 2015

CONTEST RESULTS: We went from thre contest to Denver to set up for the ISE and won't be able post the full Grand Slam results until next week. Come see us in Denver.

WATER FLOW: 51.3 CFS IN   56.9 CFS OUT

38TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL SPORTMEN'S EXPOSITION THURSDAY THROUGH SUNDAY DENVER CONVENTION CENTER

COME SEE US AND THE FULL LINE OF STRIKER ICE BRAND PRODUCTS AT BOOTH 643 INCLUDING SUITS, GLOVES, HATS, ROD CARRIERS AND MORE.  ONLY AT THE ISE ONLY FROM 11 MILE MARINA.


CURRENT CONDITIONS: Ice thickness 13 to 16 inches. No significant new snow. Hiking is much easier with a few ice patches starting to appear. Break out the cleats again. All fishing access areas are open.

STOCKING ALERT: CPW has been dumping Snake River Cutthroats and Cuttbows into the lake for days. Probably around 15,000 to 20,000 fish. North Shore will be inudated with 10 to 12 inchers. So if youi want to take your kids out this weekend and have a rip roaring good time North Shore would be the place.

TROUT:FAIR: The lake has been challenging. Fish are being caught but it is not gang busters that's for sure. Finding them is the battle. Many of the fish you find are interested in what you offer. Lazers, Paddle Bugs, Rat Finke's and Kastmasters have done well. Move if you see no fish. We usually wait one hour then its time to try another spot. It is amazing how just a few feet can make a big difference.

KOKANEE SALMON:FAIR TO PO: We have lost the or in Poor because there are fish being caught but its is mostly for those that know what they are doing when it comes to catching salmon at Eleven Mile. One team in the Grand Slam weighed in nearly nine pounds. Most ohers had only one or two fish. Swedisd Pimples and Paddle Bugs work well.

NORTHERN PIKE: POOR: We have seen lots of big ones cruising North Shore chowing down on recent stockers. Catching them around the lake has been very difficult. Whole sucker on a tip up or large spoons have done best.

SIGN UP NOW FOR THE SOUTH PARK ICE MASTERS TRAVELING TROPHY NOW.

CABELA'S COLORADO CLASSIC PRO-AM ICE FISHING TOURNAMENT 2015: Teams representing our sponsors as well as others will fish it off for bragging rights, trophies and cash. With a Big Fish Pot win and highest point total for the season a team could win over $3,000.00 in the Pro Division. All others will be competing for even larger cash prizes in the Every Day Angler Division. All employees of Cabela's, 11 Mile Marina, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Eagle Claw, Pure Fishing, Sportsmens Warehouse, all other participating sponsors as well as licensed guides, professional anglers and past contestants that meet certain criteria must fish in the Pro Division. So that means the Every Day Angler has a good chance to win BIG MONEY. As mentioned below we are extending the discounted deadline for all three contests one more time because of the new Striker Ice deal. First contest is the Grand Slam. All species and you can fish anywhere on the lake.

Grand Slam Results to be posted soon.

INTERNATIONAL SPORTSMEN EXPO, DENVER CONVENTION CENTER JANUARY 15-18, 2015. Ice Fishing Guide since 1994 Larry Falk on the Aquarium tank for three seminars. "Jigs and Rigs: how to make all that stuff catch big fish" Tank demo on jigging techniques and how to set a tip up. Thursday Jan 15  12:30PM  Friday Jan 16  3:30PM and Saturday Jan 17 6:30PM.

SPECIAL NOTE: 11 Mile Marina is located at the North Shore in Eleven Mile State Park. A Colorado State Park Pass is required on all vehicles entering the Park even if you are just coming to the store. In addition any fees for Guide/Outfitter/Rental services do not include Park fees, CO fishing license or gratuities.

The WEEKLY FISHING Report is produced by fishermen for fishermen. We try to get it done every Thursday but some times fishing gets in the way. So if its not there on Thursday morning it will show up by Friday. We appreciate all the support and acknowledge that many of you won't miss a week. Many Than

Reservations and payments taken over the phone and purchases on line via credit card are secure.



    
 

Weekly Fishing Report 01.08.15

For those frustrated, by Eleven Mile. 8.2lbs white pepper tube. photo courtesy 11milemaster.

MARINA STORE HOURS: SATURDAY AND SUNDAY 6:00AM - 4:00PM 

 WE CARRY A FULL LINE OF ICE FISHING GEAR BOTH RETAIL AND RENTAL. GUIDED SERVICES BY RESERVATION. ICE MASTER PACKAGE $110.00/Day Everything two people need to go ice fishing ie. shelter, power auger, electronics, 2 rod combo's, heater, scoop, bucket. You bring the shovel.

The hot bait at the lake 11 Mile Krystal Lazer and Tiny Tot ice fishing jigs custom made and hand tied by us and only available from 11 Mile Marina on line at a great price.

CABELA'S COLORADO CLASSIC ICE FISHING TOURNAMENT JANUARY 10, FEBRUARY 7, MARCH 7, 2015

WATER FLOW: 51.3 CFS IN   56.9 CFS OUT


CURRENT CONDITIONS: There has been decent melting. It was 51 degrees a couple of days ago. There is still plenty of snow on the lake. But the roads are greatly improved and the hike on the ice is easier because of warm conditions and wind packing down the snow. All fishing access areas are open. Ice thickness is running 12 to 18 inches and firm.

STOCKING ALERT: CPW has been dumping Snake River Cutthroats and Cuttbows into the lake for three days. Probably around 15,000 to 20,000 fish. North Shore will be inudated with 10 to 12 inchers. So if youi want to take your kids out this weekend and have a rip raoring good time North Shore would be the place. If your in the contest chances are they won't be able to get all over the lake yet and get in your way.

TROUT:FAIR TO GOOD: There is still frustration out there for many but some of that had to do with the moon cycle.  That Full Moon really slowed things up. Action is on the rebound. The other side is just Eleven Mile. It has always been a challenging lake for many. But as the photo above shows this lake is home to lots of big fish.
Patience is a virtue as is a willingness to move and try different things and then in end timing is everything. From what time they bite to when you set the hook. White has been very a productive color. Many baits are effective. The fish want what you have its just they seem to be very spread out. Work 8 to 13 feet of water. Where ever the crowd is that's where you don't want to be. Its a big lake and if the fish are not concentrated and they are not they could be any where. Hot spots include Howbert Point, Suckers Cove and Stoll Mountain.

KOKANEE SALMON:FAIR TO POOR The hikes are easier now but still grueling. Its almost like going to Las Vegas of late, at least for us at the Big Rock West Sports Dealer Show this past week. Lots of hiking but enough action to keep you in the game but not enough to limit out and then you are just worn out from the trip. The hike has improved and spot specific is the name of the game. Spoons like Kastmaster and Swedish Pimple tipped with a red meal worm along with various pink jigs like the Paddle Bug do seem most effective. Look to deeper areas around Deer and Duck Islands.

NORTHERN PIKE:FAIR TO POOR: Fish are very hard to locate. They just seem to be hiding. Whole sucker works well. Rocky Flats and Howbert Point along with Witchers Cove showing promise. Only a little has changed here. Spots to work are Witchers Cove, points around Deer Island, Rocky Flats and west of Stoll Mountain.

CONTEST STUFF: The Grand Slam is this weekend and the weather looks promising. You can still sign up on the day of the contest but it does cost just a little bit more.

CABELA'S COLORADO CLASSIC PRO-AM ICE FISHING TOURNAMENT 2015: Teams representing our sponsors as well as others will fish it off for bragging rights, trophies and cash. With a Big Fish Pot win and highest point total for the season a team could win over $3,000.00 in the Pro Division. All others will be competing for even larger cash prizes in the Every Day Angler Division. All employees of Cabela's, 11 Mile Marina, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Eagle Claw, Pure Fishing, Sportsmens Warehouse, all other participating sponsors as well as licensed guides, professional anglers and past contestants that meet certain criteria must fish in the Pro Division. So that means the Every Day Angler has a good chance to win BIG MONEY. As mentioned below we are extending the discounted deadline for all three contests one more time because of the new Striker Ice deal. First contest is the Grand Slam. All species and you can fish anywhere on the lake.

THE END OF BERKLEY SPARKLE TUBES: The Berkley Spark Tube was a great little bait. Discontinued by the company about six years ago. They work great here year after year. We were fortunate to have a large stash that lasted about six years. But they are truly gone now except few a few coveted jars. Some of you know about our Fun House Claw Machine in the store. For $.50 a pop you can win tackle stuff. There is one jar of Pink Sparkle tubes (15) in that machine. Give it a try.

INTERNATIONAL SPORTSMEN EXPO, DENVER CONVENTION CENTER JANUARY 15-18, 2015. Ice Fishing Guide since 1994 Larry Falk on the tank for three seminars. "Jigs and Rigs: how to make all that stuff catch big fish" Tank demo on jigging techniques and how to set a tip up. Thursday Jan 15  12:30PM  Friday Jan 16  3:30PM and Saturday Jan 17 6:30PM. We will have a full line of Striker Ice Suits at the ISE.

SPECIAL NOTE: 11 Mile Marina is located at the North Shore in Eleven Mile State Park. A Colorado State Park Pass is required on all vehicles entering the Park even if you are just coming to the store. In addition any fees for Guide/Outfitter/Rental services do not include Park fees, CO fishing license or gratuities.

The WEEKLY FISHING Report is produced by fishermen for fishermen. We try to get it done every Thursday but some times fishing gets in the way. So if its not there on Thursday morning it will show up by Friday. We appreciate all the support and acknowledge that many of you won't miss a week. Many Than

Reservations and payments taken over the phone and purchases on line via credit card are secure.



    
 

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4224 County Road 92
P.O. Box 107
Lake George, CO 80827

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