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Re: North Idaho Ice
« Reply #4110 on: Mar 03, 2021, 09:58 PM »
As far as Cocalala is concerned, Sunday it had 6"of beautiful clear ice. The heater in the hut melted all the snow off and you could see right through it. That part of the country is noticeably colder at night than in CdA or Spokane. It froze hard in the Spokane Valley last night. And this is the report for Sagle.

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Re: North Idaho Ice
« Reply #4111 on: Mar 03, 2021, 11:23 PM »
I second this, but for any lakes around here too. I want to go Friday evening and hoping the ice is still good anywhere in north Idaho.

Was out on Cocollala today.  6-7 inches of clear ice, no snow or slop.  Nice hard dry ice on our way out this morning, however by 11 the top of the ice was a little wet.  Ice was making a lot of noise today because of the sun.  I'm sure there's a solid week left on the lake before you'll need a plank or start to question the ice, but always be mindful and be careful.  Marked zero fish and caught zero in the 2 hours we were there, was a beautiful T-shirt day though.  This was my last go for the season, as short and sweet as it was, now I'm shifting focus to shed hunting and prepping bear bait.  I'll see you all next year.

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Re: North Idaho Ice
« Reply #4112 on: Mar 04, 2021, 09:53 AM »
Ok guys,  anyone  ever catch any channel cats through the ice? Hauser, Cocalala, Jewel or anywhere else they are found.
Cocolallah has lots of catfish.  I use tip-up with a perch slab.  I have caught lots of little ones on Hauser using a small spoon with a small stinger treble hook and a narrow 2- or 3-inch piece of perch meat.  They try to chew off the perch meat and get hooked on the treble.  Have caught two at once doing this and they were about a foot long each.  Did not even trip the flag. 

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Re: North Idaho Ice
« Reply #4113 on: Mar 04, 2021, 10:17 AM »
Cocolallah has lots of catfish.  I use tip-up with a perch slab.  I have caught lots of little ones on Hauser using a small spoon with a small stinger treble hook and a narrow 2- or 3-inch piece of perch meat.  They try to chew off the perch meat and get hooked on the treble.  Have caught two at once doing this and they were about a foot long each.  Did not even trip the flag.
How deep is the water you are fishing? Thanks for the info it is much appreciated.
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Re: North Idaho Ice
« Reply #4114 on: Mar 06, 2021, 10:22 AM »
8 to 20 ft near the inlet streams on Hauser.  and south of beach along the cabin side of Hauser as far as I could lob a baited rig from the shore.  did not ice cats at hauser.  Have caught a few on east end of Fernan in winter.  Cats in all the lakes I guess.


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Re: North Idaho Ice
« Reply #4115 on: Mar 06, 2021, 10:23 AM »
cabin side of Cocollalah

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Re: North Idaho Ice
« Reply #4116 on: Mar 06, 2021, 05:55 PM »
Thanks for the cat info guys.
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Re: North Idaho Ice
« Reply #4117 on: Mar 15, 2021, 11:29 PM »
Does anyone know if Dawson or Smith still has safe ice?

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Re: North Idaho Ice
« Reply #4118 on: Apr 11, 2021, 07:01 PM »
Does anyone know a rough estimate on when they put the docks back in place at cocollala?

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