George and I talked Saturday evening and decided to try an early Sunday morning trip to beat the winter storm that was headed into the valley. We were on the ice before sunrise and the fish were active. We saw many fish come through the holes from the ice hut. Scuds were rising into the drilled holes so we decided to try some scud patterns and the fish were finally interested in our offerings. Trout were simply cruising about half way down the water column and lazily eating the swimming scuds.
Here is the first fish I was able to land after messing up a few takes and missing some others.
George also got in on the action and I captured a little video of the battle.
A quick shot and back to the water