Monday, January 19, 2015

Change of plans: Let's do Dowdy Thursday

Okay, our original plan to ice fish the ponds at St. Vrain State Park are falling victim to warm winds and temperatures in the '60s.  Talked to park staff Monday and she reports the ponds are likely to be off limits starting Wednesday.  Ice is still about 5 inches, but receding from the bank, which makes old Ozark boys like me nervous.

So:  let's do Dowdy Lake (about 50 miles northwest of Fort Collins, 287 to Red Feathers Lake Road, about 20 miles west to the little town of Red Feathers).  Meet in the K-Mart parking lot at 8:30 a.m. to carpool, or drive up and park on the lake's northwest edge by the bathrooms.

Bring your ice cleats; I suspect the snow's all melted and the lake's going to be slippery.  Any of the usual trout baits should work fine.

Questions?  Contact Bill. 

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