STRIKE MASTER AUGER WINNER # 8497665
HOURS: Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 3 PM (depending on conditions) Saturday & Sunday 7:00AM to 4:00 PM WE HAVE THE BAITS !!
OUR STORE IS WELL STOCKED WITH ICE FISHING GEAR COME DO SOME HOLIDAY WEEKEND SHOPPING. IN STORE SPECIALS THIS WEEKEND ONLY.
CPW began its Winter stocking program yesterday at the North Shore boat ramp. Take the kids almost a guarantee catch. More trucks dumped Wednesday.
DO YOU LIKE TO ICE FISH OR DO YOU LOVE TO ICE FISH? As the season progresses and the mild Winter we have had turns to real Winter conditions become more challenging and difficult. Fresh snow makes trekking serious exercise. Thick ice makes dull blades a nightmare and moving to different spots becomes a chore. How much do you really like to ice fish? If you are a fair weather fisher person and like easy peasy ice fishing this sport may not be for you at this time of the season. If you are a diehard like us it means fewer anglers less pressure bigger fish. Imagine trekking out for Kokanee to the deep. Not fun but an ice salmon angler addicted to the fish hunt will pay the price. For those looking for easy peasy it still lives at the North Shore Marina. A short trek to fish and fun. Ice skating rink to keep the kids busy and barbecue grill on our deck for free use. It’s WINTER IN COLORADO and its time for ice fishing fun!! It will be Spring before you know it!
ICE FISHING PIC CONTEST: Send us your ice pics for a chance to win $50.00 in store credit and a chance at $100.00 Grand Prize. To get the $100 you have to be selected for at least one Weekly Fishing Report. There will be $50.00 winners for each month Dec, Jan, Feb and March. Send pics to Larry@11milemarina.com
ICE SKATING: WE HAVE AND MAINTAIN A NICE AREA IF YOU CARE TO SKATE AT YOUR OWN RISK STATE PARK PASS REQUIRED
NO CONTEST SPECIAL PROMOTION: WIN A STRIKE MASTER 10 ELECTRIC POWER AUGER $600.00 VALUE. WINNING NUMBER 8497665
CURRENT CONDITIONS: It was a windy week. Warm weather brings wind. Cold not so much. Got a quick dump of about 6 to 8 inches last night here at the North Shore a little less up West. The ice is hard and thick at 24 inches and growing. Look to find about 8 inches of hard pack snow on top of that from Winter accumulation. All fishing access areas are open. Plowed but snow packed roads
THE COVID THE PARK THE MARINA UPDATE: We are a licensed grocery store and operate as an essential business with all required protocols in place. PARK COUNTY GOES TO YELLOW . In door dining up to 50% capacity.
ELEVEN MILE STATE PARK IS LOCATED IN THE SOUTH PARK NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA
ICE THICKNESS: 24 to 27
WATER FLOW: 84.2 CFS IN 87.3 CFS OUT
ST. CROIX: MADE IN THE USA: We are proud to be an authorized Dealer new for 2021. Currently featuring ice fishing rods and combos. We will have a nice selection of lake rods soon. They are also a new sponsor for our future tournaments. You really need to check these ice rods out. They are top of the line and worth every penny. As their trademark says Best rods on Earth. Purchase any St. Croix and get Three 11 Mile Marina Tiny Tots and Three Krystal Lazers a $10.00 Value. Buy 2 rigs and you’ll get a ticket for the Ice Auger Drawing.
WATER DOGS: We have what we have and will not be able to get anymore from our Supplier. Still the hottest Pike bait going this Winter
SHELTERS: We have two Shappell Insulated Wide House 5500. We have just been informed that Eagle Claw/Shappell will discontinue all ice shelter models for 2022 accept for the Wide House 6500 and 5500. No flip ups or cabin styles will be produced while they work on future product development. On another note the Paddle Bug will finally return to production.
AUGERS: We have a few Strike Master 40V Lithium Battery 10. Simply the best and the ice is getting thicker. Time to upgrade.
BERKLEY: Big Rock our main tackle Distributor and one of the largest in the US has told us that Pure Fishing, owners of the Berkley line of products has informed them to expect supply issues with their Power Bait, Gulp and Trilene product line. They have been and will continue to be hard to get as we move into forward.
SUPPORT THE REPORT: Many thanks to all of you that support our store and business. We love you. Many Many Thanks! We are here for you with a great selection of what works and up to the minute fishing information. AS they say it doesn’t get any fresher than that!
MARINA STORE AND LAKE SPECIALISTS: Camping, Fishing Equipment, Flies, Lures, Bait, Clothing, Food, Snacks, Drinks, Ice Cream and official purveyors of Boars Head brand products. Stop in and find out how we can help you catch. Get a topo map. They say information is gold. It's also critical to catching fish on the ice. The maps have GPS coordinates on them so you just can't miss. We want you to be successful here at the Mile. Get a map we will MARK IT UP with the hot spots. WE ARE HERE FISHING EVERYDAY AND CAN PUT YOU ON THE FISH THE OTHERS ONLY TELL YOU TO GO TO ELEVEN MILE
PIC # 1: Six Kokanee in less than 15 minutes. On this day the bite was 12:30PM
PIC # 2: Fresh snow…maybe this spot is good.
PIC # 3: No No follow me!
TROUT: FAIR TO GOOD: Action is hit and miss but plenty of great fish being caught. At North Shore it is stocker action but a numbers game. The big ones are there. Shallow is easy access at spots like at Lazy Boy and Howbert and pretty decent. Deeper water may not be worth the effort until the fresh snow either settles down or blows away. Nightcralwer laying on the bottom might get you a big fish if you want to fish bait. Stay away from egg sacks for the time being the stockers are like piranha and tear them to pieces. The best approach is always two rods with one spoon and one micro jig or just bait. We have seen very big Trout cruising just below the ice while salmon fishing in 60 feet of water but they just move on by.
We like our 11 Mile Krystal Lazers and tiny Tots. You can almost always catch a fish on one of them. It just depends on the color de jour. Orange has been coming on lately as well as greens both dark and light. If the won’t hit your jig drop down to just the bait.
KOKANEE SALMON: FAIR TO GOOD: It’s only good if you get lucky and you only get lucky if you put in the time. Reports from the channel out from Deer Island are good with consistent opportunities. Fish seem to be traveling in multi verse groups. You can catch big ones or small ones out of the same grouping. Duck Island has not been as productive but North Shore out from the Marina has. Stop in and we will show you on the map where to try. Lots of different spoons have worked. We have caught fish on Kastmaster, Krocodile, Buck Shot Rattle and Swedish Pimple. Pic # 1 fish were 30 to 40 feet deep and hung out for long enough to ice six. The bite was excellent. Drop it pop it hit! No tip of bait no fish. Make sure you always have an offering. Kokannee Specific Guide Trips available.
NORTHERN PIKE: FAIR TO GOOD: Nothing like seeing a monster Northern pay you a visit. But they don’t always want a waterdog or if the do they are still leery. We have seen them suck and spit one out faster than you can imagine. If that happens on your tip up you would never know and never get a flag. Try fishing the dog on a rod in your shelter. Sometimes they will come in on the dfog and actually go for the Kastmaster. Go figure. Go Fish. Try North Shore, Witchers Cove, Howbert on the East side or Stoll in 8 feet of water or less.
SPECIAL NOTE: 11 Mile Marina is located at the North Shore in Eleven Mile State Park, Lake George Colorado. A CPW Park Pass is required on all vehicles entering the Park. 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 or life 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 but every now and then we might. Be Safe. Fish On!
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This Fishing Report was submitted on 2/18/2021 12:21:52 PM by Seamus and last updated on 2/18/2021 12:41:05 PM.
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