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Ice Reports 2013-2014

Postby aaron42ash » Tue Nov 26, 2013 3:48 pm

Here we go again! As always, be safe and catch a bunch of fish! Please post reports of ice thickness in your area and whether you wet a line or not.

Next week's forecast in the Spokane area is in the single digits over night and some lakes have thin ice on them already. Time to get the sled down.
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Re: Ice Reports 2013-2014

Postby poppyelk » Wed Dec 04, 2013 9:34 am

poppyelk here! I'm new on this forum but I've read some neat things. Excited to hit the frozen lakes this winter. I've heard some good things about jigmeister and his crappie lures. Does anyone have any input or know how to get ahold of these magic fishcatchers? As always, stay safe and warm. Well below zero for the next several days around here.
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Re: Ice Reports 2013-2014

Postby Wheezzy » Wed Dec 04, 2013 12:53 pm

The majority of the north end around the public launch on Silver lk (Spokane county) finally skimmed over with ice today :cheers: with these temps i'm hoping to be out there this weekend.
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Re: Ice Reports 2013-2014

Postby aaron42ash » Wed Dec 04, 2013 1:00 pm

poppyelk wrote:poppyelk here! I'm new on this forum but I've read some neat things. Excited to hit the frozen lakes this winter. I've heard some good things about jigmeister and his crappie lures. Does anyone have any input or know how to get ahold of these magic fishcatchers? As always, stay safe and warm. Well below zero for the next several days around here.


poppyelk- Jigmeister is a great guy. I'm sure he would mail you a couple of his jigs if you sent him a few bucks and an address. Try sending him a PM.

Also, you should check out yourbobbersdown.com for ice fishing gear. They sell great jigs and plastics there. For our area lakes, I suggest pinks, reds, and blacks for crappies and yellows, greens, and white for perch. Give those a try. Good luck.
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Re: Ice Reports 2013-2014

Postby aaron42ash » Wed Dec 04, 2013 1:02 pm

Wheezzy wrote:The majority of the north end around the public launch on Silver lk (Spokane county) finally skimmed over with ice today :cheers: with these temps i'm hoping to be out there this weekend.


Wheezy, sounds like it might just happen! -3 overnight this Friday up north. I'm going to check Eloika Saturday after class...will post any updates.
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Re: Ice Reports 2013-2014

Postby Anglinarcher » Wed Dec 04, 2013 8:00 pm

You know, this sucks. We get early cold, probably the best ice in years, and I have to go work on the warm side of the state and leave my eastern ice alone.

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Re: Ice Reports 2013-2014

Postby panfisher » Wed Dec 04, 2013 8:21 pm

Anglinarcher wrote:You know, this sucks. We get early cold, probably the best ice in years, and I have to go work on the warm side of the state and leave my eastern ice alone.

](*,) #-o [cursing]

More fish for me!!! :-"
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Re: Ice Reports 2013-2014

Postby Idahoguy9488 » Thu Dec 05, 2013 8:50 pm

Ice starting to form on fish lake :D
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Re: Ice Reports 2013-2014

Postby ncwflounderer » Thu Dec 05, 2013 9:23 pm

does that mean I shouldn't haul my boat to fish lake on sunday?
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Re: Ice Reports 2013-2014

Postby Idahoguy9488 » Thu Dec 05, 2013 9:55 pm

http://www.zeitcam.com/webcam/fishlake. Looks like it's just starting and the temps are all below freezing the rest of the week with some snow storms coming in as well
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Re: Ice Reports 2013-2014

Postby romanfishing » Fri Dec 06, 2013 10:25 am

Any ice yet?
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Re: Ice Reports 2013-2014

Postby Kfedka » Fri Dec 06, 2013 12:34 pm

Have a report that people have been ice fishing on Sprague Lake, not sure of the quality of the ice though. Will probably give Silver Lake a try tomorrow and follow up with an update.

Link from Spokesman Review about Ice conditions.
http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2013/dec/06/hunting-and-fishing/?utm_source=custom_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter

Ice fishing

"Those trying to fish the winter lakes opener found some open water in the middle of Hog Canyon but not enough ice to venture out. On Wednesday, I found it to be frozen all the way to the end. Ice at the access was about 3 inches thick. My guess is Hog Canyon will be fishable through the ice by the weekend, but be sure to drill test holes as you venture out. You needn’t go far from shore. Trout on Hog Canyon will be a variety of sizes with the likelihood of catching a limit of five before catching two more than 14 inches.

Fourth of July anglers found open water on the opener on the west side from the first narrows south. Plunking Power Bait from shore enticed numerous rainbow to 22 inches with few smaller than 14 inches. On my visit Wednesday, there was no one fishing, but a short walk confirmed open water on the west side where shore fishing would be possible. By Saturday, there may be ice fishing. Again, test the ice frequently.

I also stopped at Eloika and Silver lakes on Wednesday. Eloika has an ice cap, but the ice appeared to be only a couple of inches thick. Eloika is shallow and protected from the wind. It could be ready by the weekend. Silver was iced over on the north and south ends with open water in the middle. The bay in front of the public access had clear ice about 2 1/2 inches thick 10 feet from shore.

There were no reports from either Williams or Hatch lakes, but it must be assumed that considering their small sizes and their more northerly location, they will support ice fishermen. The trout in both lakes are healthy, running from 11-17 inches with a few even larger."
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Re: Ice Reports 2013-2014

Postby aaron42ash » Fri Dec 06, 2013 5:23 pm

It says Eloika has an "ice cap" last Wednesday. Is anyone trying it out this weekend?
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Re: Ice Reports 2013-2014

Postby fishinChristian » Fri Dec 06, 2013 6:01 pm

No usable ice that I know of yet, but it is 4 degrees here right now!
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Re: Ice Reports 2013-2014

Postby MarkFromSea » Fri Dec 06, 2013 11:29 pm

Few more days of this weather and we'll be able to pop some holes on the Westside. LOL
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Re: Ice Reports 2013-2014

Postby MarkFromSea » Fri Dec 06, 2013 11:31 pm

FC, this one might be in your neighborhood:
viewtopic.php?f=32&t=19421
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Re: Ice Reports 2013-2014

Postby fishinChristian » Sat Dec 07, 2013 8:37 am

Sure is, and thanks MFS, but planter rainbow out of Elton... I'll wait for the real thing. Grew up near there, and I've seen its history. Warm water most of the year. Now if pond 1 or 4 get a topping... Crappie, perch and gills through the ice. Appreciate the link. May take a grandkid C&R (he doesn't like fish to eat anyway. Must be the other side of the family). Anybody check Myron?
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Re: Ice Reports 2013-2014

Postby Jerry H » Sat Dec 07, 2013 9:10 am

West Seattle 19 degrees and the koa pond in the backyard has about an inch of ice cover except right around the heater.
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Re: Ice Reports 2013-2014

Postby MarkFromSea » Sat Dec 07, 2013 12:09 pm

Just rcvd a report from Bonaparte Resort... They have 4" of ice and people out there fishing! Go get em boys and girls! Bonaparte is just west of Republic. I slayed the kokes there last Spring.
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Re: Ice Reports 2013-2014

Postby romanfishing » Sat Dec 07, 2013 12:49 pm

Fished Moses Lake today. Got limitby10am.
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