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FISHING REPORT

Weekly Fishing Report 02.26.15

Patrick's snow fish...Marina March Madness 2014

SNOW UPDATE:02.27.15 Not much overall. There were more predictions of snow than actual precipatation. About 4  inches with roads clear and fishing access areas open.

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. Contact Us

 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, aheater, 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

MARINA MARCH MADNESS March 7

Before there were ice fishing grid contests in Colorado there was Marina March Madness. The last of the Classic events is a fun and exciting way to finish off the season. Three two hour fishing sets held at North Shore keeps you in the game until the very end. Teams that were in all three events vying for points know all to well what can happen with 100's of points to be won. In the past teams have come from no points to Classic Champs.

When we were developing the event some asked us, "What does basketball have to do with ice fishing?". Absolutely nothing we would respond. But getting in the March College Basketball spirit is a fun way to spend the weigh in breaks between fishing sets. Each team gets two free throws during the break. The team that makes the most free throws gets a hundred bucks. Meanwhile at the three point line contestants can win prizes by making a very long Marina March Madness 3 pointer. And the Big Fish Pot winner is not necessarily the biggest fish of the day. Providing each team that wins first place in each set is qualified there will be a random draw of those teams to determine the BFP winner.

You need not have been in prior events to enter but for those that did or will one of next years new sponsors Striker Ice Brands will give away two Predator Ice Fishing Suits (Bibs and Jacket) on a random draw of qualifying participants. There looks to be a little over 100 qualifying persons. Must be present to win. Early Sign Up through March 2 saves money. Call 719-748-0317 with any questions.

WATER FLOW: 49.9 CFS IN   55.5 CFS OUTFishing Has No Boundaries Barbeque On Ice...Marina March Madness 2014

CURRENT CONDITIONS: Ice thickness running 11 to 20 inches. We did not get much snow out of that last weather system that hit the Front Range. Two or three inches at the most. The nice thing about Spring snow is it does not take long for roads to clear. We will update the snow conditions if needed. Some day soon we will have a weather cam here (honest, working on it now). All fishing access areas are open. A few inches of fresh snow on the lake is just perfect to protect the existing cap. It has been cold and the ice is as firm as it has been in a month. Thats good because we got a late start this year and it feels like we just started so we welcome more winter up here because we love hitting the hard water!

TROUT:FAIR: Fair may be a kind description as many  struggled to get the fish to bite. Anglers from Antero came down hoping for a little better luck than they had there which was minimal but to no avail. There are fish being caught and many of them impressive. The bite seems to be early and late. The shallows still find the most action. Moving is still important. Rat Finke's, Tiny Tots, and small crappie jigs tipped with meal worm have been as good as anything. Go through the tackle box. Don't sit idly by waiting. Be proactive. Change up move around.

KOKANEE SALMON: POOR: Its sad that the best action here are in the memories of days gone by. Look for a couple here and a couple there but it sure is a lot of work for little benefit. You can get lucky and hit a spot that works but that is the exception not the rule.

NORTHERN PIKE:POOR: If viewing big Northern's counted for anything you could call the action Excellent. But getting even the small ones to bite is not an easy task. We're stumped. Best thing is try EVERYTHING, but try it in shallow water like 4 feet or less.

USED EQUIPMENT FOR SALE: Jiffy 8"Power Auger Model 60 Regular $399.00 (new) Rental Equipment Like New less than 90 days old $259.00 Only a couple available.

Fun on the ice...Marina March Madness 2014Vexilar Genz Box FLSE-8 90 days old Like New $249.00 Act Now only 2 available.

Shappell S3000 Two Man Shelter Cabin Style with Floor. Rental Equipment Like New $289.00 Reg Price Now $179.00 Limited Availability.

NEW EQUIPMENT: Shappell FX100 Flip Up Shelter $179.00 in the box, only 1 available.

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.

Join the Fun Sign Up Now For Marina March Madness 2015

Copyright 2015 11 Mile Sports, Inc. All rights reserved.



    
 

Weeky Fishing Report 02.19.15

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. Contact Us

10lbs is a big Trout by any standard, caught the day after the contest.

 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

MARINA MARCH MADNESS March 7

The last of the Classic events is a fun and exciting way to finish off the season. Three two hour fishing sets held at the North Shore keeps you in the game until the very end. Basketball rules during weigh in. Shoot 3 Pointers for prizes. Sign up now.

WATER FLOW: 49.9 CFS IN   55.5 CFS OUT

CURRENT CONDITIONS: All fishing access areas are open Colder weather and some minor new snow covering has slowed what seemed like an impending ice off. The ice is actually in better shape than it was two weeks ago. It has not lost any mass still showing thickness running 11 to 20 inches. Winter weather forecasts for the next few days means we will be ice fishing for now. We are happy about that.

TROUT:FAIR TO GOOD: Most of the bigger fish caught have been in spawn mode and are hitting ice off type baits. Yes, night crawlers, Power Bait, Salmon Eggs and Spawn Sacks laying on the bottom in shallow water. The deeper you get the fewer the fish. Lots of stocker action all around the lake. Corral Cove, Stoll Mtn, Sucker Cove and Howbert Point have been fun.

KOKANEE SALMON: POOR: Almost to much work as you get lucky less and less. Its a lot of hiking but if you do get the right spot you can catch some fish. Mostly smaller what appear to be two year olds. Swedish Pimple  4 or 5 PFO. Kastmaster 1/4oz FT and always put a little pink thing down there. Work channel areas off any of the islands.

NORTHERN PIKE:POOR: Finding them is not the problem. They are so not interested in what you have. Lots and lots of big fish seen but not caught. All you can do is keep trying. North Shore, Rocky Flats, Cross Creek and Witchers Cove are friendly harbors for big fish. Let us know when you catch one.

USED EQUIPMENT FOR SALE: Jiffy 8"Power Auger Model 60 Regular $399.00 (new) Rental Equipment Like New less than 90 days old $259.00 Only a couple available.

Vexilar Genz Box FLSE-8 90 days old Like New $249.00 Act Now only 2 available.

Shappell S3000 Two Man Shelter Cabin Style with Floor. Rental Equipment Like New $289.00 Reg Price Now $179.00 Limited Availabilty.

NEW EQUIPMENT: Shappell FX100 Flip Up Shelter $179.00 in the box, only 1 available.

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.

Copyright 2015 11 Mile Sports, Inc. All rights reserved.Future South Park Ice Masters Champ



    
 

Weekly Fishing Report 02.12.15

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. Contact Us

IN MEMORY OF BUD EASTON

http://www.pueblowestview.com/news/3325236-120/easton-pueblo-fishing-west

L to R. Perry A/Ford W (Pro Div Champs) and Joe M/Michael G (Am Div Champs)

 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

MARINA MARCH MADNESS March 7

The last of the Classic events is a fun and exciting way to finish off the season. Three two hour fishing sets held at the North Shore keeps you in the game until the very end. Basketball rules during weigh in. Shoot 3 Pointers for prizes. Sign up now.

CONTEST NOTES:

Michael Gonzales and Joe Martinez Jr. from Pueblo scored the Big Fish Pot and First Place in this years South Park Ice Masters. As was the rule last year, win both and a Polygraph is automatic. The pay out will be $3,450.00 total. The test will be held today with a follow up ceremony at Cabela's Lonetree at 2:00PM. Mike and Joe were ready to take the test immediately, unfortunately it has to be done at the companies office. All contest results will be posted Friday.

A comment about honesty and cheating: In a Feb 4 article in the Denver Post the writer said this "When there's money on the line, the cheaters won't be far behind.  That's the prevailing perception among would be participants of many ice fishing derbies, where cheating has become commonplace". We strongly disagree with this statement. Yes the first sentence may be true. Dare we say NFL and Little League Baseball. But to indict ice fishermen across the board is a stretch. We believe the vast majority of our participants are honest and good sportsmen. There is no evidence to show cheating at ice fishing contests is "commonplace". One incident in our event in 2013 and one mentioned in the article in Minnesota in 2013 does not prove that ice fishing contests are any more corrupt than a Bass fishing contest. Polygraph's are standard in the contest industry where big money is on the line. If rules are consistently enforced cheaters will be kept at bay. Always check the pressure in the football!

WATER FLOW: 44.9 CFS IN   54.2  CFS OUT


CURRENT CONDITIONS: All fishing access areas are open, roads are clear and dry for the most part. Ice thickness is being reduced by the mild weather. Look to find 10 to 18 inches in most places. Although the ice is softer than one would like to see this time of year things are still firm with most shoreline areas in good condition. The Fed Ex driver reported to us seeing open water at Tarryall and Antero.

TROUT:FAIR: Action continues to be difficult although the 8.745 lb BFP winner in this past weeks contest shows that the big ones are on the prowl. Probably a good bet to fish shallow water as Spring conditions and a probable early ice off have big fish in spawn mode and cruising in the shallows. Bait becomes more effective this time of year. Spoons still stir them up when worked vigorously. The jigging Rapala has also produced.

KOKANEE SALMON: FAIR TO POOR: Almost to much work as you get lucky less and less. Its a lot of hiking but if you do get the right spot you can catch some fish. Mostly smaller what appear to be two year olds. Swedish Pimple  4 or 5 PFO. Kastmaster 1/4oz FT and always put a little pink thing down there. Work channel areas off any of the islands.

NORTHERN PIKE:POOR TO FAIR: Not much has cjanged here. Persistence, presentation and patience. Catching one of theose trophy fish is like hunting big game. They are big because they are smart (for a fish). They learn what to avoid so they take their time deciding on what to eat or not to eat when it comes to your offerings. Water dogs have seen some decent action.

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.

Copyright 2015 11 Mile Sports, Inc. All rights reserved.



    
 

Weekly Fishing Report 02.05.15

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. Contact Us

Caught on a trip here from Raton, 27 inches! Photo courtesy P.Vigil

 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. 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 like Shelters and Vexilar, 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 through TODAY. No on-line registration will be accepted Friday or Sat AM. We have strong preregistration but slots still available. Check In begins at 4:00AM for pre-registered. Walk ins can sign up after 5:30AM please.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: We could use one or two more volunteers to act as on ice tournament officials fanning out across 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: When fishing bait on the bottom using a sensor or spring bobber is essential to detecting a hit in time to set the hook.


CURRENT CONDITIONS: All fishing access areas are open, roads are clear and dry for the most part. Ice thickness has not increased at all in the last two weeks. Still seeing 18 to 24 in most places and firm. But for this time of year you might normally see up to 36 inches. It has been cold enough to maintain but not cold enough to make. Apparently State wide ice conditions vary dramatically with Blue Mesa never really freezing over completely, anglers reporting only 8 to 10 inches at the Three Lakes Contest which for that date is not much ice and the Rifle Gap Contest being cancelled earlier in January due to poor conditions.

STOCKING AND FISHING IS FUN ALERT: CPW annual winter stocking appears to be finished so 180,000 plus or minus a few pounds of Cutthroats, Cuttbows and Rainbows in the 10 to 13 inches range are fanning out across the lake. To be sure the North Shore remains the most infected or is it infested oh no its effected. Yes its fish in barrel at North Shore so bring your kids this weekend and get them hooked on ice fishing. Recent equipment renters caught over 50 fish. Great weather and great fun. Contests participants will more than likely try to avoid North Shore so there will be plenty of room. Contest festivities and FHNB barbecue are open to the public. Weigh begins at 2:30PM.

TROUT:FAIR: At best for some and poor for others as the last week saw stocker action but not much more. Anglers struggled to get the bigger fish to bite but as the moon wanes the bite usually improves. Bigger spoons have been effective but they won't touch them with out a little bait on one of the treble hooks or just switch out to a single hook with meal worm. We also put a small 6 inch stinger hook on a Kastmaster sometimes with a meal worm. If they don't go after the spoon itself they will often grab the worm near by. Work them vigorously. Deep water or around the islands in the nooks and crannies to avoid the stockers and catch bigger fish.

KOKANEE SALMON: FAIR TO POOR: Almost to much work as you get lucky less and less. Its a lot of hiking but if you do get the right spot you can catch some fish. Mostly smaller what appear to be two year olds. Swedish Pimple  4 or 5 PFO. Kastmaster 1/4oz FT and always put a little pink thing down there. Work channel areas off any of the islands.

NORTHERN PIKE:POOR TO FAIR: Every one seems to have a story of the big ones they see but getting one of those to hit some thing is the trick. Not impossible though. Persistence, presentation and patience. Catching one of theose trophy fish is like hunting big game. They are big because they are smart (for a fish). They learn what to avoid so they take their time deciding on what to eat or not to eat when it comes to your offerings. Water dogs have seen some decent action.

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. Getting ready to put another one in.

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.

Copyright 2015 11 Mile Sports, Inc. All rights reserved.



    
 

Chef's Special Ice Fishing Jigs!

11 Mile Sports Chef's Special! Krystal Lazer and Tiny Tot Jigs
$32.40

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

(719) 748-0317
1 877-725-3172
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