With everything ice-capped along the Front Range, there's no need to hit the high country for decent fishing. Cherry Creek, Aurora, Chatfield and Bear Creek are producing fish, primarily trout and perch, but an occasional walleye. Many smaller waters are producing perch, bluegills and crappie. Just check the managing water regulations, as many urban waters are closed to ice fishing. Up north, the Red Feather waters Dowdy, West and Bellaire are producing good numbers of small trout on small jigs tipped with some type of worm. Granby and Williams Fork have been doing best for lake trout at this time. It's a great time to go right now, as most waters are producing.

Dave Coulson, fishexplorer.com

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