Eleven Mile Reservoir. I will start this post by using the same addiction metaphor that I have used so many times and describe this weekend the best way possible as “Binge Fishing.” I had stayed away from the river this past week in hopes of hitting the Delaney Butte Lakes as pain free as possible. Lots of fisherman fishing this lake, most reporting it to be very slow but the ones catching fish are very satisfied with the size and overall health. 4000 and above best for Whitewater. Book a Trip Now! 1 Day Contest – February 6th 2021 Placing for prizes based on length plus girth Grand Prize $1,000.00 Hourly Prizes Youth under 16 compete for separate cash prize “Gold meda”l fishing for Brown, Cutbow, and Rainbow Trout is available. Delaney Buttes Lakes State Wildlife Area. Anglers reporting steady bite other than from 2 to 3:30pm using white Berkeley tubes in 16 FOW & spoons. A continued FYI… The North Park Chamber of Commerce has scheduled the ice fishing contests for Delaney Buttes as follows: - Delaney Butte Lakes Ice Fishing Contest February 1st 2020 Details and information available at: northparkchamber.net or lakejohnresort.com (fishing tab) Small olive or black Chironomids have been the most productive aquatic insect to imitate for the time being. The further from shore you get the thinner the ice still. Pictures attached. Conditions : Delaney Lakes - As of 11/11/2020, the water at all three lakes remain open and free of ice. During daylight hours we’ll target the fish in the deeper water with nymph rigs and as the sun fades away we’ll get out the streamer rods and change our focus to the shallow bays. Roads around lake on west and northeast side of lake are drifted/not passable. Colorado; Michigan; Minnesota; Montana; New York; North Dakota; South Dakota; Docks have been removed and anglers are limited to shore fishing only. 5th place- $200. Delaney Buttes consists of three separate lakes – North Delaney, South Delaney, and East Delaney. Antero Ice Fishing Report: The ice fishing remains steady on Antero reservoir. Most anglers reporting no fish movement on cameras or anything being caught. Placing for prizes based on length plus girth of trout caught by individual during two-day contest. Roads accessible with some drifting near the edges and the road is still accessible to the south end of the lake. 500-4000 Good Float/ Fishing Level. The US Ice Fishing Association exists to provide a source for finding ice fishing events and sharing ice fishing adventures. As the ice starts to peel away shorelines heat up faster than the rest of the lake which attracts the fish to the shallow bays. Binge Fishing the Delaney Butte Lakes !!! All the roads to the lakes are plowed, snow packed in areas but accessible. Beautiful Walden, CO. PO Box 92 Walden, CO 80480 (970) 723-4600. northparkchamber@outlook.com. Fishing activity depends on who we tal Big Creek = This lake is only accessible by snowmobile at this point. Cowdrey = capped with 6” of ice. We are hoping to see open water on Lake John and the Delan The North Lake is designated Gold Medal Water. A great place to catch cutthroat, kokanee, trophy sized rainbow trout and also brown trout. North Delaney = Near the boat ramp is 10-12” of ice, west side 14-16” of ice and 2-6” of snow on top of the ice. Please remember these conditions and ice are changing by the hour with wind, snow and sun. Under the ice they also have to deal with depleting dissolved oxygen (DO) levels and the longer the ice cap is on the worse the conditions will get. We’ll begin posting maps revealing current ice conditions on our fishing report and facebook page. West Lake State Wildlife Area. We’d love to see pictures of the fish you catch, please share them with us using #iceoutdbuttes. Delaney Buttes Held Saturday, February 1st in Jackson County’s Delaney Butte Lakes in Walden. There is a plethora of public fishing properties in North Park, ranging from the North Platte River to small streams, large-trout lakes to small. Lowe Jon Boat Description: Length = 14 feet. How did we come up with a list of the top ice-fishing destinations for the 2016-17 hardwater season? One set of prizes for the two-day contest $75.00 for largest fish taken hourly (designated hours) Cash Prizes. 4th place- $300. Tournaments. Still a mix of baits being spoken about: everyone is using something different right now, meal worms, wax worms, kastmasters, colored jig heads with shrimp, tubes with garlic oil, hd ice dynamic lures, peddle bugs in white. Eleven Mile Reservoir is known for its large rainbow trout that can range from 14-20 inches long. Crayfish, leeches, midges, eggs, water boatmen, and scuds are all super effective patterns. Lake John Ice Fishing Contest 2020 (pdf) Download. Delaney Butte Lakes Ice Fishing Tournament. Anglers can easily fish from the shoreline’ where the damselflies, midges, and callibaetis breed and hatch en masse throughout the spring and summer, and no-wake boating is permitted. Delaney Buttes . We aren’t receiving much snow form this storm here, just a dusting. Both static nymphing and stripping streamers have been productive techniques. Delaney Buttes Ice Fishing Contest. Fish for Trophy Rainbow & Cutbow Trout, Brown Trout, Snake Rive Cutthroat Trout ... & Ice Fishing. The fishing is usually very good and we think the bigger fish have their guard down. Roads accessible with some drifting near the edges. Also, he discusses the option of how a second sonar device can help you catch more fish on the ice. Fish for Rainbow Trout & Brown Trout. We have a lot of success with a ton of different bugs at ice-off. Lake John/Delaney Buttes Saturday, March 30, 2019 Good morning! 1. 5” straight out form the boat ramp. After being under a cap of ice at a sustained temperature and depleting DO for months you can only imagine how these fish get a jolt of energy when the ice comes off. Crayfish, leeches, midges, eggs, water boatmen, and scuds are all super effective patterns. Ice-off at the Delaney Buttes is a KILEER time of year. 2nd Place- $750. Manhattan, NY, T: +216 (0)40 3629 4753 Cowdrey = capped with 10-14” of ice. Delaney Buttes Ice Fishing Contest 2020 (pdf) Download. Ice Fishing/Conditions Report Lake John/Delaney Butte/Cowdrey Lakes 06, November, 2019. Sportfishing Notes Spring Fish midge patterns to ris-ing fish at ice … 1. Spring has officially begun and we’re gearing up for the coming season. Near the damn 6” of ice. Delaney Buttes Lakes Delaney Buttes Ice Fishing Contest: DATE: 2/6/2021: DETAILS: Delaney Buttes Ice Fishing Contest February 6, 2021 $15 – $40 Join us for a day of fun in the sun on the ice. Delaney Butte Lake tive, especially for rainbows Please prevent the spread of these to other waters and Clean, Drain and Dry all equipment including boats, float tubes, waders and wading boots used while fishing here before traveling to other waters. If you’re patient enough to observe the fish you can watch them slowly patrolling the shallower water in search of food. Delaney Buttes has been fishing well. OUR BOAT RENTALS. Lake John = fully capped with 3”-4” of ice. State Wildlife Areas with Ice Fishing: For more info on these areas, go to CPW SWAs. North Platte River Flows: North Platte River Flows at North Gate Canyon . Quick ice update with pictures attached! O'Grady's Fly Fishing trip to the Delaney Buttes lakes on Memorial weekend 2015. From our friends at Lake John Resort lakejohnresort.com Ice Fishing/Conditions Report Lake John/Delaney Butte/Cowdrey Lakes 22, January, 2020 Good afternoon! It is stocked every year with thousands of trout, and has spectacular ice fishing for all ages. Please visit our website at lakejohnresort.com for more information and call us for a reservation. This 3,400 acre reservoir is open for ice fishing 365 days a year. Capacity = 3 adults or 2 adults & 2 small children . Members-only fishing on private waters in North Park. No recent fishing information shared. The streams and rivers can fish ok in the spring but the icing off of our famed Delaney Butte Lakes is what we’re anticipating. Checkout the trip and more about fishing the Delaney Buttes in June. Trout are super sensitive to water temperatures. As of Saturday, there were 3 inches of good ice on North and South Delaney, however, there was still a little open water as well. North Delaney = 25% open water to 3” of ice at about 20ft from shore. If venturing this way for ice fishing … Anglers are reporting this lake to be very slow as well and the key is to fish it very early morning and late evening. $1000 grand prize. Delaney Buttes Lakes. This material may not be published, broadcast or redistributed in whole or part without express written permission.Buffalo Creek Outfitters, LLC is an equal opportunity service provider operating under permit from Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest.All or part of this operation is conducted on public lands under special permit from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.Colorado Outfitters’ License Number 2119. Located on the 2100 acre SWA are three lake East (68 acres), South(160 acres), and North(160 acres) Delaney Butte lakes. A continued FYI… The North Park Chamber of Commerce has scheduled the ice fishing contests for Delaney Buttes as follows: - Delaney Butte Lakes Ice Fishing Contest February 1st 2020 Details and information available at: northparkchamber.net or lakejohnresort.com (fishing tab). It is a popular spot, but can still be quiet in the winter time, and has a normal 7-8 inches of ice which is perfectly safe. Kids 17 and under are free, adult entry is $30 each. Some anglers have complained of slow fishing. 970-723-4215Copyright © 2013 North Park Anglers All Rights Reserved. Tarryall Reservoir - in South Park, south of Hwy 285, southeast of Fairplay ; Lake John - in North Park, west of Walden Delaney Buttes Lakes - in North Park, west of Walden Other Areas-Antero Reservoir. OUR BOAT RENTALS. Delaney Buttes Cut-Bow Night Fishing with Meat! Last measurement of ice reported to us was 8” with fishing being active. Deep snow 150 yards from the boat ramp making it hard to access. About a 20 minutes drive West of Walden CO Delaney Buttes is a State Wild Life Area. Few crowds, nice fish and pleasant weather click here for a trip recap. These lakes are nestled in North Park Colorado, a few miles from Walden. 3. All the roads to the lakes are plowed, snow packed in areas but accessible. The fishing is usually very good and we think the bigger fish have their guard down. More info, go to Denver Water Delaney Buttes. Lots of anglers fishing this lake and doing well right now. Boat Rental Prices for 2020. Currently we have a few stretches of river open but we wouldn’t call them fishable just yet. Getting out on the water is not necessary, walk wading the shore line sight fishing to cruising trout has been my most successful tactic. Vehicles, snowmobiles and 4 wheelers are continuing to venture out on the ice here at Lake John and the Delaney’s. This lake is managed as a wild brown trout egg source for the entire state, providing a million plus eggs each year. Details and rules here: Delaney Buttes Ice Fishing Tournament 4 – Island Lake on the Grand Mesa ice fishing tournament- the Cedaredge of Commerce presents a fun ice fishing tourney with cash prizes! Water temps start to rise and DO levels shoot up prompting fish to get on the hunt for food. Very busy Saturday and Sunday this past weekend (pictures attached). The lakes are pretty much all frozen. The best fly fishing on Delaney Butte Lakes happens in the Spring (April – June) just after ice out and again in September and October. All of them are measuring from open water to 3” of ice. 2500 Castle Dr North Park Anglers, 524 Main Street Walden, CO. 80480. Wolford Reservoir Ice Fishing Contest We’re excited for the coming season and hope to see you here! Black, olive, and wine colored leeches have been successful patterns (especially the "Balanced Leech"). Lake Ice Fishing Contest 2020 (pdf) Download. It is the easiest to access for wade fishermen with gradual, sandy shores. In water that’s below 35 degrees a trout’s metabolism will slow down and they will spend less energy searching for food and more just trying to stay alive. More detail on certain lakes below. Details and rules here: Cedaredge Ice fishing tournament on Island Lake. Last measurement of ice reported to us was 8” with fishing being active. More detail on certain lakes below. During daylight hours  fish are usually patrolling the shallows from a distance but as the sun slides down and night appears they get more aggressive and come in tight to the bank. 3rd Place- $400. No bait or attractants are permitted. Lake John = 14-16” of ice with 0-4” of snow on top of the ice depending on pockets drifted from wind. Ice is 12-20″ thick across the reservoir with 3-6″ of snow. North Delaney Butte Lake is one of only three Gold Medal Lakes in Colorado (the others being Spinney Mountain Reservoir and Steamboat Lake). Lake John/Delaney Butte/Cowdrey Lakes 25, February, 2019 Happy Monday! Unit 345 From our friends at the Lake John Resort. East Delaney = 10-14” of ice near the parking area. Each of these lakes has specific fly and artificial lures regulations so be sure to check out the rules. The trout are starting to get in pre-spawn mode and there has been a push of more fish cruising the shorelines. North Park is a good destination if you want to fish a variety of waters and also go after some large trout. Episode 27 ~ Delaney Buttes, Sonar for the Dead-Stick, and Bait-Fishing through the Ice Listen in as Louis talks about a recent trip to Delaney and the mishaps that cost him big fish. East Delaney = capped with 2.5”- 5” of ice. Like we mentioned before pattern selection is not as important as having the toughness to be out there. We aren’t receiving much snow form this storm here, just a dusting. Delaney Butte Lakes Trophy Ice Fishing Contest at Walden, Colorado, United States on Saturday Feb 9, 2008 at 12:00AM Another great weekend in North Park at Delaney Buttes! Delaney Buttes Ice Fishing Contest 2020 (pdf) Download. 4 Hrs $85.00 6 Hrs $100.00 8 Hrs $125.00. Lowe Jon Boat Description: Length = 14 feet. The South Delaney Butte Lake is the first to fish well each spring, most likely because of the large amount of rainbow trout, snake river cutthroat trout and hybrid cuttbows that are active as sson as the ice melts. 4. Eleven Mile. Delaney Buttes Ice Fishing Contest. April- June: Just after ice out you will find fish cruising the shore line looking for midges. Multiple Fishing Trips. We’ve put together a list of the 8 best lakes for ice fishing in Colorado. Unfortunately, these lakes AREN'T stable with good ice yet. Capacity = 3 adults or 2 adults & 2 small children . South Delaney = 50% open water to 3” of ice at about 30ft from shore near the north end bottleneck. Lake John: 22-24” ice with 6-10” snow cover with drifting near the edges. Ice-off at the Delaney Buttes is a KILEER time of year. This was Zeke's last trip before passing shortly thereafter so he got to have the time of his life in his favorite place before going on to teh Rainbow Bridge. Delaney Buttes Ice Fishing Contest Delaney Buttes Join us for a day of fun in the sun on the ice. We feel it’s more about fighting the cold temps and being out there than having the perfect pattern. We are continuing with the spring weather here in North Park and had a gorgeous past week here, but we want to let all of you know that there is currently no open water on any North Park Lakes yet. All posts tagged "Delaney Buttes Lakes" 15.1K. The Castle Adult prizes awarded through 5th place and youth 16 & under through 4th place. We also have cabins and a suite available if you are wanting to stay out at the lake! This also attracts the biomass (food) in the lake such as crayfish, scuds, water boatmen, and leeches. West Lake SWA. 2.5” of ice at about 30ft from shore before the boat ramp. According to Lake John Resort, rapala s, tub jigs, leeches, chironomids, damsels, ants, beetles and crayfish patterns in 15-20 of water has been best during the day across all three lakes. In South Park. Fish from Shore, Night & Ice Fishing. Luxurious, all-inclusive fishing and hunting vacations. Boat Rental Prices for 2021 (Revising Spring 2021) 4 Hrs $85.00 6 Hrs $100.00 8 Hrs $125.00. E: [email protected], From our friends at Lake John Resort lakejohnresort.com Ice Fishing/Conditions Report Lake John/Delaney Butte/Cowdrey Lakes 22, January, 2020 Good afternoon! South Delaney Butte Lake. The lakes are surrounded by open prairie land, which offers panoramic views of majestic, mountain landscapes. Weather has been beautiful the last several days here at Lake John. 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