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Frequently Asked Questions - Ice Fishing Trips

Have questions about our guided fishing experiences? We've compiled a list of frequently asked questions and answers about our guided ice fishing trips. Click on a question below to see the answer.

We typically have you meet the ice fishing guide in Granby at 7:30am (or 7am or 8am depending on the day, weather and fishing conditions). You'll follow the guide out to the lake in your own vehicle, which is about 25 minutes from the meeting spot. The half day trip fishes for about 4 hours and the full day trip fishes for about 6 hours.
The trip cost includes fishing rods, tackle and bait, a heated ice fishing shelter, ice sonar, chairs, and hot coffee and hot chocolate. You are welcome to bring any drinks or snacks with you. Your guide will clean any fish you keep (up to 4 fish per guest) but they don't de-bone them (people usually cook them whole). The only thing that is not included that you need to have is your fishing license for the day, which is around $17 and can be purchased locally or online (click here to buy a fishing license online). Kids under the age of 16 do not need a fishing license in the state of Colorado.
We don't mix groups - it's just your group and your guide(s). For large groups, we can get up to 4 people per guide with multiple guides and keep your group fishing in an area together. Each guide will have a fishing shelter which can comfortably fit 4 people fishing.
Your ice fishing guide will walk your group out on the ice. Your guide pulls a sled full of all the gear (fishing rods, bait, tackle, shelter, chairs, sonar, etc). They'll find a good spot to fish and drill holes to start fishing. Depending on the weather, they'll setup the ice fishing shelter with the option to fish inside the shelter or outside. Then you can relax and get ready to catch some fish! If you're intested in keeping fish, let your guide know so he can pick out some good keepers.
We fish for Lake Trout, Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout and Northern Pike.
We recommend that you dress in warm layers, with a waterproof outerlayer like snowpants and snow boots to keep your feet warm and dry. Do NOT wear blue jeans and tennis shoes unless you want to have cold, wet feet and pant legs.
Transportation is not included with the ice fishing trip. We highly recommend getting a rental car for getting around while you're in town (for local rentals, try Hertz at Home James Transportation or Avalanche Car Rentals). There is very limited to no taxi/Uber service in the area (try Grand Mountain Rides for a local taxi). If you need a ride, you can give us a call to discuss your options.
To make a reservation, you can book online on our website or give us a call at 970-531-8792 (a credit card is required).
You can find a lot of different recipes online. Click here for one recipe our guides like.
For some on-the-snow fun, snowmobile with Grand Adventures, go tubing at Winter Park Resort or the Historic Fraser Tubing Hill, snowshoe or cross country ski at Snow Mountain Ranch Nordic Center, or sit back on a horse-drawn sleigh ride with Dashing Thru The Snow Sleigh Rides. Emerse yourself in local history at one of the local museums, like Cozens Ranch Museum in Fraser, the model railroad and interpretive center at the Moffat Road Railroad Museum in Granby, or Pioneer Village Museum in Hot Sulphur Springs. Relax with a massage at Inner Peace Massage in Winter Park or soak in the natural hot springs at Hot Sulphur Springs Resort & Spa.
Grab a tasty draft beer and grub at Big Trout Brewing in Winter Park. For the best burgers and brats in town, check out Fraser Valley Hot Dog. Some of our guides' other favorite places to eat include Sharky's Eatery, Elevation Pizza, Azteca Mexican Restaurant, and Pearl Dragon Chinese restaurant.
If you want to stay somewhere close to things to do and places to eat, we recommend staying in Fraser or Winter Park. Check out Devil's Thumb Ranch in Tabernash for an upscale experience. You can find a variety of hotels, bed and breakfast, air b & b and vacation rentals to choose from in Grand County.
The ice is usually thick enough for safe ice fishing conditions around mid-December and lasts until the ice starts to melt, which is typically around the 1st or 2nd week of April. At the height of winter, the ice typically reaches a thickness of over 20 inches. We start fly fishing when the rivers melt around April/May and get the boats out on the lake around mid-May. Boat season typically goes thru Oct 31st and fly fishing goes till the rivers freeze late Oct/early Nov. Of course, Mother Nature determines our fishing seasons, so it changes every year. Contact us to check on availability.

 

 To Book an Ice Fishing Trip, book online or contact us at 970-531-8792 or email info@icefishwinterpark.com for details.

 



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