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Re: North Idaho Ice
« Reply #3240 on: Feb 15, 2018, 08:31 AM »
I just use any jigs and worm. 

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Re: North Idaho Ice
« Reply #3241 on: Feb 15, 2018, 01:37 PM »
Thank you I think I will go up there tomorrow and try it.
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Re: North Idaho Ice
« Reply #3242 on: Feb 15, 2018, 04:20 PM »
Well the back end of fernan is frozen over again tgere goes rocket bobber fishing
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Re: North Idaho Ice
« Reply #3243 on: Feb 15, 2018, 08:43 PM »
Canít be more than a half inch tho, right? Maybe it will build this next week.

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Re: North Idaho Ice
« Reply #3244 on: Feb 16, 2018, 10:25 AM »
This has been the most bipolar ice season yet

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Re: North Idaho Ice
« Reply #3245 on: Feb 16, 2018, 10:27 AM »
 I went to Kelso today and yes there is a lot of ice there, at least 6'' of clear and 4 or 5 of ice that is white on top. I didn't catch anything but I had never fished there before and couldn't see where anyone else had put holes in the ice as there was about 4 inches of fresh snow on the ice.
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Re: North Idaho Ice
« Reply #3246 on: Feb 16, 2018, 11:47 AM »
It seems winter has arrived, the next week or so is looking promising for some solid ice. I had put away all my ice gear and started rigging my rods up for open water, got the kayak ready... mistake lol. Anyone got any ice plans this weekend? Where at?

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Re: North Idaho Ice
« Reply #3247 on: Feb 16, 2018, 04:43 PM »
I'm going to give it until next weekend I think. I'm on-call this weekend anyway and, like you, have already put my ice gear away.

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Re: North Idaho Ice
« Reply #3248 on: Feb 16, 2018, 11:10 PM »
Wow you sound like a bunch of wimps :afro: :afro: :icefish: :icefish:
 Do you travel? Lake cascade?!? World class fish?!? To afraid to drive?!?

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Re: North Idaho Ice
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Re: North Idaho Ice
« Reply #3250 on: Feb 17, 2018, 03:21 PM »
Wow you sound like a bunch of wimps :afro: :afro: :icefish: :icefish:
 Do you travel? Lake cascade?!? World class fish?!? To afraid to drive?!?

Lake Cascade in central Idaho?

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Re: North Idaho Ice
« Reply #3251 on: Feb 17, 2018, 05:00 PM »
Yes worth the 5 hr drive. Monster perch!

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Re: North Idaho Ice
« Reply #3252 on: Feb 18, 2018, 10:05 AM »
Yes worth the 5 hr drive. Monster perch!
Itís on our list for next season for sure.

Iíll be interested in any reports people may have on Round lake leading up to this weekend. I think we will break the equipment back out and try there as long as the ice is good. Thanks!

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Re: North Idaho Ice
« Reply #3253 on: Feb 18, 2018, 05:58 PM »
Have you ever fished Kelso? I tried it on Friday but couldn't see where any holes punched in the ice so was fishing blind. Ice was very good though no problem walking clear across the lake.
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Re: North Idaho Ice
« Reply #3254 on: Feb 18, 2018, 10:54 PM »
We nearly tried kelso once, but the road in was pretty bad because it had just dumped. Might try again though.

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Re: North Idaho Ice
« Reply #3255 on: Feb 19, 2018, 12:57 AM »
The best spot for trout is  60-100yards from the dock  or across the lake from the docks as for perch im not sure i don't eat the trout dont trust the meat on them
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Re: North Idaho Ice
« Reply #3256 on: Feb 19, 2018, 05:55 AM »
Anyone been out to Spirit lately?  Wondering about ice condition and koke bite

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Re: North Idaho Ice
« Reply #3257 on: Feb 19, 2018, 09:19 AM »
The best spot for trout is  60-100yards from the dock  or across the lake from the docks as for perch im not sure i don't eat the trout dont trust the meat on them
I have a buddy who smokes a bunch of trout out of there. They seem to like them. I would be more interested in where to find perch tho. Trout are usually caught on accident, we donít target them. :-)

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Re: North Idaho Ice
« Reply #3258 on: Feb 19, 2018, 09:23 AM »
Raynebidziil22,
Do you think thereís a chance Fernan gets enough ice to Fish safely by the end of the week? Itís 11 degrees right now in Spokane Valley and itís usually colder over your way. Iíve never ice fished fernan, but we had fun a couple weekends ago fishing it open water.

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Re: North Idaho Ice
« Reply #3259 on: Feb 19, 2018, 09:31 AM »
I live 20 miles north of spirit lake, I will check it out later this week. This morning at my house I had -11.


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Re: North Idaho Ice
« Reply #3260 on: Feb 19, 2018, 11:58 AM »
Raynebidziil22,
Do you think thereís a chance Fernan gets enough ice to Fish safely by the end of the week? Itís 11 degrees right now in Spokane Valley and itís usually colder over your way. Iíve never ice fished fernan, but we had fun a couple weekends ago fishing it open water.
Hugeinchina if you look at the cold snap we had last year this one is similar. Looking at ice depth chart there should be ice being made!

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Re: North Idaho Ice
« Reply #3261 on: Feb 19, 2018, 12:11 PM »
Hugeinchina if you look at the cold snap we had last year this one is similar. Looking at ice depth chart there should be ice being made!
I hope you're right! I was NOT ready to put away my ice gear.  ;D :tipup:

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Re: North Idaho Ice
« Reply #3262 on: Feb 19, 2018, 12:48 PM »
Hugeinchina if you look at the cold snap we had last year this one is similar. Looking at ice depth chart there should be ice being made!
Some good temp vs. ice formation info at:  http://lakeice.squarespace.com/ice-growth/  But, make sure to read the "fine print" cautions.
This site also has lots of useful info about every aspect of ice activities and safety (e.g. claws and life jackets would have saved at least half of those who fell through).  I'll probably check Avondale tomorrow after another single-digit night.


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Re: North Idaho Ice
« Reply #3263 on: Feb 19, 2018, 01:00 PM »
Avondale is another place we may try this coming weekend if the ice is good. The fishing a couple of months ago was not great there, but it's pretty close for us and still a better overall fishing experience than, say, Eloika.

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Re: North Idaho Ice
« Reply #3264 on: Feb 19, 2018, 06:59 PM »
Just stopped at Avondale, about 8-10" ice. Seen 3 people out fishing, I didn't fish myself just walked out and talked with the other anglers.

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Re: North Idaho Ice
« Reply #3265 on: Feb 20, 2018, 08:40 AM »
Fernan frozen yet?!?!

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Re: North Idaho Ice
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Re: North Idaho Ice
« Reply #3267 on: Feb 21, 2018, 08:56 AM »
Went by Fernan at main boat launch last night and it is 1 inch of clear ice.   

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Re: North Idaho Ice
« Reply #3268 on: Feb 21, 2018, 10:01 AM »
Went by Fernan at main boat launch last night and it is 1 inch of clear ice.   

Whole lake frozen? Or just the bays?

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Re: North Idaho Ice
« Reply #3269 on: Feb 21, 2018, 11:46 AM »
It was dark.   It is clear ice.   He


 



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