Ice Fishing

Working with fluctuating reservoirs

Up thirty feet and down eighty feet in the same year?  If your reservoir regularly changes depth to manage water supplies or due to drought the daily, monthly, or yearly change in depth affects your fishing success.  Or simply plays with your mind and tests your ability to find the fish every day.

Wounded Warriors

Everyday a hometown young man or woman makes a decision to become the most valuable patriot assets of America, volunteering to join the United States Armed Forces. For what ever their individual reasons they felt compelled.

On January 19, I took a group of men from Wounded Warriors.  Last summer I was talking to a gentleman about the Wounded Warrior program. After a short conversation he gave me contact information for a guy named Dominic. I called Dominic and we set up the first of many fishing trips. He wanted to "put the troops up" for a night, feed them dinner the night before and send them up with lunches while we were fishing.

Happy Holidays from Fishing with Bernie

We wanted to wish you and your family the Christmas season's joys and wonders. We have had enough cold days to be able to start ice fishing in some areas in Grand County. The ice has been thin so before you go check with the local tackle shops and friends to check the reports of safe ice conditions, but you should also always check as you go and bring a friend! We went out on Grand Lake last week and caught 5 fish from 28" to 38" in 50 feet of water!

First Ice Tactics

I love that ole familiar “thump” of a fish, it has been quite a few months since I felt that on my ice rod. First ice is one of my favorite times of the year. The lake levels are different this year from last year. The fish will have moved, but they always do. Out west we face fluctuating reservoir levels every day. When first walking onto the ice I have learned to look at the lake edges and use that information to guide me where to fish.