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Offline RicA

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Beaver lake, Flathead county
« on: Jan 02, 2019, 08:41 PM »
Anyone been fishing it?

Offline Golden Trout

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Re: Beaver lake, Flathead county
« Reply #1 on: Jan 02, 2019, 09:41 PM »
Not Beaver, but I went to Murray next to it.  It was all iced over and getting around in that area isnt bad with the little snow we have had.  I would bet Beaver should be froze up too

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Re: Beaver lake, Flathead county
« Reply #2 on: Jan 03, 2019, 10:08 AM »
There is a conditions specific thread for Beaver lake https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=91007.0

Although no one has posted yet this year...

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Re: Beaver lake, Flathead county
« Reply #3 on: Jan 04, 2019, 09:13 AM »
Speaking of Beaver Lake, do you fish it Neptune?  I heard tale that perch are being pulled out of there and that was news to me.  Can you confirm or deny this?

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Re: Beaver lake, Flathead county
« Reply #4 on: Jan 09, 2019, 09:46 AM »
Ive never seen a Perch in there, just Kokes and Trout....but its possible.

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Re: Beaver lake, Flathead county
« Reply #5 on: Jan 09, 2019, 10:13 AM »
Yep their there.

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Re: Beaver lake, Flathead county
« Reply #6 on: Jan 09, 2019, 04:56 PM »
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Ive never seen a Perch in there, just Kokes and Trout....but its possible.
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Yep their there.

These are precisely the responses I get from people when I ask, haha.  I guess I just need to punch a few holes and find out for myself! Any idea if Beaver grows bigger kokanee than Dickey? 

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Re: Beaver lake, Flathead county
« Reply #7 on: Jan 09, 2019, 05:52 PM »
These are precisely the responses I get from people when I ask, haha.  I guess I just need to punch a few holes and find out for myself! Any idea if Beaver grows bigger kokanee than Dickey?
Haven't heard of anyone catching Perch through the ice yet.
Last time I fished Beaver the Salmon were dinks and haven't been back for a few years.

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Re: Beaver lake, Flathead county
« Reply #8 on: Jan 09, 2019, 05:55 PM »
Speaking of Beaver Lake, do you fish it Neptune?  I heard tale that perch are being pulled out of there and that was news to me.  Can you confirm or deny this?

Cant confirm Beaver but I would bet they are in there, we did catch a few perch Sunday in Little Beaver. 

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Re: Beaver lake, Flathead county
« Reply #9 on: Jan 09, 2019, 06:58 PM »
How small is a dink kokanee to you whitefish?  I can't imagine they're much smaller than at Dickey's 8-10", haha.  Regarding perch, if they're in Little Beaver they have to be in Beaver.  According to the fwp writeup on it they're not, but I suppose they could have done their net studies before the perch arrived.  But according to this video, at least the little guys are in there.

https://myfwp.mt.gov/fishMT/waterbody/43809





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Re: Beaver lake, Flathead county
« Reply #10 on: Jan 10, 2019, 08:58 AM »
How small is a dink kokanee to you whitefish?  I can't imagine they're much smaller than at Dickey's 8-10", haha. 

Put it this way, after pulling Kokanee after Kokanee through the ice that were smaller than the diameter of my 8" hole, a 12" salmon had me stoked  ;D 

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Re: Beaver lake, Flathead county
« Reply #11 on: Jan 10, 2019, 06:37 PM »
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Put it this way, after pulling Kokanee after Kokanee through the ice that were smaller than the diameter of my 8" hole, a 12" salmon had me stoked  ;D

Alas, that is a familiar feeling. 

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Re: Beaver lake, Flathead county
« Reply #12 on: Jan 10, 2019, 07:09 PM »
How thick is the ice and how is the road? Icy?

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Re: Beaver lake, Flathead county
« Reply #13 on: Jan 10, 2019, 08:11 PM »
Caught perch trolling this summer with salmon gear. About as big as the kokanee

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Re: Beaver lake, Flathead county
« Reply #14 on: Jan 10, 2019, 08:12 PM »
How thick is the ice and how is the road? Icy?

Couple inches of cloudy, over maybe 4" of clear.  Road is good, just hardpack, not icy yet.

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Re: Beaver lake, Flathead county
« Reply #15 on: Jan 10, 2019, 08:17 PM »
Thanks for the info!

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Re: Beaver lake, Flathead county
« Reply #16 on: Jan 10, 2019, 10:25 PM »
Oh no, not a video. Watch out, you'll get grilled soon for hot spotting.

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Re: Beaver lake, Flathead county
« Reply #17 on: Jan 11, 2019, 03:55 PM »
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Oh no, not a video. Watch out, you'll get grilled soon for hot spotting.

Lmao, did you watch the video?  Nothing against the guy (blindly fishing a new body of water in another state...from shore...is no easy task; and for that matter, kudos on bringing the kiddo along) but that isn't exactly a crowd-drawing jumbo.  If anything, it might deter the crowds (you're welcome fellow North 93 anglers)!

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Re: Beaver lake, Flathead county
« Reply #18 on: Jan 16, 2019, 08:24 PM »
  I heard tale that perch are being pulled out of there and that was news to me.  Can you confirm or deny this?

I can confirm this as of tonight  :)

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Re: Beaver lake, Flathead county
« Reply #19 on: Jan 17, 2019, 09:37 AM »
Any idea if Beaver grows bigger kokanee than Dickey?
My experience has yes, decent kokes for around here
Get bit!


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Re: Beaver lake, Flathead county
« Reply #20 on: Jan 17, 2019, 10:58 PM »
Thank you all.  I'm not sure why I have a compulsion to catch a fish out of as many lakes as possible, rather than fish a single lake and know it well, but that's where I'm at in life.  And thanks for that nugget of info JimF!  In exchange, if you find yourself short on kokanee in the freezer and need a quick infusion of 8-10"'ers, head on up to Dickey, she's loaded!

 



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