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Re: North Idaho Ice
« Reply #3330 on: Mar 16, 2018, 10:20 AM »
Went out Lowe twin Wednesday.   Getting pretty soft.   All old holes where showing. 

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Re: North Idaho Ice
« Reply #3331 on: Mar 17, 2018, 12:56 AM »
I was up at lower twin today, as long as I stayed on the packed trails I could walk on the frozen surface, but on either side the spud went through to the ice. I finally stopped less than half way across and bored a couple holes, it was pretty slow but I got a mixed bag. Wish I could have made it clear across. The clear ice was about 5'' and the frozen snow was about 5'' as well. But the trails kind of petered out on me that's why I stopped where I did.





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Re: North Idaho Ice
« Reply #3332 on: Mar 17, 2018, 08:30 PM »
Went out Lowe twin Wednesday.   Getting pretty soft.   All old holes where showing. 
I fished Lower Twin today and the snow was frozen hard enough to walk on, until about 3/4 of the way to the rock outcrops on the other side. I tried it there and only caught one small crappie. I fished the same hole I fished yesterday nothing, and every 150 yds or so I drilled a hole and tried fished 5 holes and nothing.
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Re: North Idaho Ice
« Reply #3333 on: Mar 17, 2018, 08:45 PM »
After nothing at Lower Twin for 2 1/2 hrs I went to Spirit and only caught 1 kokanee and it had spawned last fall and had not died. I was the only one fishing and my sonar was BO so I was fishing blind. Ice was good you could walk on the frozen snow, there is about 6'' of frozen snow and 3 1/2'' clear ice, I had no problem going wherever I wanted. Need a bunch of people out there to get the kokanee fired up.

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Re: North Idaho Ice
« Reply #3334 on: Mar 17, 2018, 08:48 PM »
STAY OFF AVONDALE EVERYONE
Two teens fell through today  ice very unsafe
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Re: North Idaho Ice
« Reply #3335 on: Mar 19, 2018, 09:03 AM »
Any idea if those kids made it ok? Man, I hate hearing stuff like that.

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Re: North Idaho Ice
« Reply #3336 on: Mar 19, 2018, 10:58 AM »
One is out of the hospital and the other one will make it just needed more help do to how long he was in the lake
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Re: North Idaho Ice
« Reply #3337 on: Mar 19, 2018, 11:49 AM »
Due to normal news delay, here is more on the story:  kxly local news
      

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Re: North Idaho Ice
« Reply #3338 on: Mar 20, 2018, 12:43 AM »
Did anyone fish Lower Twin, Spirit or Mirror on Sunday or Monday?
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Re: North Idaho Ice
« Reply #3339 on: Mar 20, 2018, 09:24 AM »
Glad they appear to be ok.

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Re: North Idaho Ice
« Reply #3340 on: Mar 26, 2018, 09:07 AM »
Anybody know if Cocolalla is open water or is it still capped?

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Re: North Idaho Ice
« Reply #3341 on: Mar 27, 2018, 03:58 PM »
Spiltmilt - Looking to make a kayaking trip? I'll reach out to the folks I know in the area and shoot you a DM when/if I find an answer....unless someone responds here first.

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Re: North Idaho Ice
« Reply #3342 on: Jul 08, 2018, 09:51 PM »
Ok i dont know about you guys but i am ready for the snow to fly! :tipup: ;D

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Re: North Idaho Ice
« Reply #3343 on: Jul 09, 2018, 12:40 AM »
Ok i dont know about you guys but i am ready for the snow to fly! :tipup: ;D


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Re: North Idaho Ice
« Reply #3344 on: Jul 09, 2018, 07:12 PM »
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Re: North Idaho Ice
« Reply #3345 on: Jul 12, 2018, 10:19 PM »
I'm sure its been done before but here is the ice rigger/ Jaw Jacker i threw together today kinda neat to be able to use one or the other. ;D


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Re: North Idaho Ice
« Reply #3346 on: Jul 13, 2018, 10:39 PM »
I'm sure its been done before but here is the ice rigger/ Jaw Jacker i threw together today kinda neat to be able to use one or the other. ;D


Check out the Mouse Jacker Plans I like your too though.  https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=358274.0#quickreply
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Re: North Idaho Ice
« Reply #3347 on: Nov 09, 2018, 10:46 AM »
Anyone else getting the itch? C'mon temps!  ;D

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Re: North Idaho Ice
« Reply #3348 on: Nov 09, 2018, 12:33 PM »
Itchin' and watchin'.

Very ready!

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Re: North Idaho Ice
« Reply #3349 on: Nov 10, 2018, 08:19 AM »
Looking forward to getting out on the ice myself.  Fingers crossed.

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Re: North Idaho Ice
« Reply #3350 on: Nov 10, 2018, 08:24 AM »
Same here  ;D

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Re: North Idaho Ice
« Reply #3351 on: Nov 10, 2018, 05:15 PM »
Parts of hoodoo were iced up made me want to fish so mush but i have a deer tag to fill almost had one but im not to keen of fishing for shot deer so i let it swim
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Re: North Idaho Ice
« Reply #3352 on: Nov 19, 2018, 10:55 AM »
Looking forward to getting out on the ice myself.  Fingers crossed.

My brother lives in Rathdrum and I'd like to introduce him to ice fishing for crappie but we don't know where to go up there. We've fished most of the CDA River chain lakes in summer but don't know where to look in the winter. Cave L. is one of our favorite crappie lakes in Spring but no one seems to know where the crappie go when it ices over. Any suggestions of where to start looking? Thanks!
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Re: North Idaho Ice
« Reply #3353 on: Nov 20, 2018, 10:40 AM »
My brother lives in Rathdrum and I'd like to introduce him to ice fishing for crappie but we don't know where to go up there. We've fished most of the CDA River chain lakes in summer but don't know where to look in the winter. Cave L. is one of our favorite crappie lakes in Spring but no one seems to know where the crappie go when it ices over. Any suggestions of where to start looking? Thanks!

I've caught crappie out of Avondale lake in Hayden through the ice before. I've not fished Hayden lake through the ice yet, but I think they are in there. Good pan fish and brook trout out of Cocolalla, if it freezes enough to be safe. Several other smaller lakes in the area that are usually good for pan fish if we get enough ice.

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Re: North Idaho Ice
« Reply #3354 on: Nov 22, 2018, 02:58 PM »
Congrats on getting that fatty through a six inch hole.       :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :clap: :flex: :bow:


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Re: North Idaho Ice
« Reply #3355 on: Nov 24, 2018, 04:34 AM »
 Blanchard Lake and some of the bodies of water around that property are frozen possible two to three inches of ice on those didn't have a drill or a spud check but walked out to a spot that I knew was at least up to my knees and it held me mind you im at least 235lb I figured if I did break through I was just going to go up to my knees but didn't break through
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Re: North Idaho Ice
« Reply #3356 on: Dec 06, 2018, 09:28 AM »
Any ice out there? I have to think Round might be capped at this point ?

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Re: North Idaho Ice
« Reply #3357 on: Dec 06, 2018, 01:51 PM »
I stopped by round yesterday and there was only a skim layer that was about 20 yards from boat launch in between shore and the dock. Iím working on priest lake and today there is about the same in steamboat bay. I will check chase lake on my way home.

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Re: North Idaho Ice
« Reply #3358 on: Dec 07, 2018, 08:43 AM »
Sounds like its going to be a while then. Thanks for the report!

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Re: North Idaho Ice
« Reply #3359 on: Dec 07, 2018, 10:14 AM »
Chase is fully capped, I didnít have anything to check thickness but could walk out on it at the shore, I didnít go past knee deep water but Iíd guess only about an inch. I know itís gonna be awhile till itís safe but at least itís a start.

 



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