Ice Reports 2011-2012

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Re: Ice Reports 2011-2012

Post by AJ's Dad » Tue Dec 27, 2011 7:31 am

BANKS LAKE ICE??

Does anyone know if there is any ice on Banks Lake yet? I remember fishing Banks for whitefish through the ice many years ago. I haven't tried it in over 15 years. The water levels seem to change over there a lot. I remember going one time and when we got to Electric City there was not even any water to be found, let alone ice. That's a long drive from Spokane just to find no ice or water. Any info on the water or ice over there would be appreciated. I would love to try it again. They used to bite real good at night. You could fish past midnight and keep a limit for the day you started and one for the next day (after midnight). If you've never caught a 22" whitefish through the ice you don't know what you're missing. They are great fighters.

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Re: Ice Reports 2011-2012

Post by Big D » Tue Dec 27, 2011 7:57 am

AJ's Dad wrote:BANKS LAKE ICE??
Does anyone know if there is any ice on Banks Lake yet? I remember fishing Banks for whitefish through the ice many years ago. I haven't tried it in over 15 years. The water levels seem to change over there a lot. I remember going one time and when we got to Electric City there was not even any water to be found, let alone ice. That's a long drive from Spokane just to find no ice or water. Any info on the water or ice over there would be appreciated. I would love to try it again. They used to bite real good at night. You could fish past midnight and keep a limit for the day you started and one for the next day (after midnight). If you've never caught a 22" whitefish through the ice you don't know what you're missing. They are great fighters.
I drove through Coulee City yesterday and there's no ice because there's no water. The feds have it posted so that you can't walk on the lake bed to get out far enough to get to the little ice that there is.

Pic of the Coulee city boat basin from last fall and they haven't added any water as of yesterday
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Re: Ice Reports 2011-2012

Post by AJ's Dad » Tue Dec 27, 2011 8:33 am

BigD,
Thanks for the quick reply. You saved me a trip. That's too bad those whiteys are a ton of fun to catch.

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Re: Ice Reports 2011-2012

Post by romanfishing » Wed Dec 28, 2011 9:49 am

Roses Lake has 1" ice. I hope it will build up soon.

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Re: Ice Reports 2011-2012

Post by Jordan » Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:58 pm

AHHHHHHH!! I want some iceeeeeee! as soon as I'm done chasin' quacks its time for the micro rods and little hooks to get those cold little fin'd guys! hows ice lookin' in the NCW area??!

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Re: Ice Reports 2011-2012

Post by romanfishing » Sat Jan 07, 2012 8:00 pm

I was fishing on Fish Lake today, ice is about 10inches. Go try it out :)

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Re: Ice Reports 2011-2012

Post by Kfedka » Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:15 pm

Any know the ice condition on Silver Lake in Spokane County?

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Re: Ice Reports 2011-2012

Post by romanfishing » Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:35 am

Any one was on Roses Lake near Chelan?

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Re: Ice Reports 2011-2012

Post by Jordan » Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:50 am

it got to be 15 degrees in Wenatchee last night and its supposed to be like this for week or more.. so I would think things will be locking up hard around here!

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Re: Ice Reports 2011-2012

Post by racfish » Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:14 am

I just got a report from a friend of mine in Eastern Canada. Hes been trying out two new Rapala jigs and slaying perch and crappie. Its a w-2 or w-3 Rapala in silver. Just an fyi for ice fishermen .

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Re: Ice Reports 2011-2012

Post by romanfishing » Fri Feb 03, 2012 7:05 pm

It works on some lakes and not on others. It works on Evergreen and not that good as Swedish Pimple or tiny jigs on Fish lake.

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Re: Ice Reports 2011-2012

Post by Jordan » Sat Feb 04, 2012 12:20 am

anyone know about the ice on Roses Lake by Chelan?? thanks!

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Re: Ice Reports 2011-2012

Post by Big D » Sat Feb 04, 2012 6:59 am

Jordan wrote:anyone know about the ice on Roses Lake by Chelan?? thanks!
http://www.washingtonlakes.com/ReportCo ... id=591&t=1

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Re: Ice Reports 2011-2012

Post by Jordan » Sat Feb 04, 2012 12:56 pm

I was just wondering if the ice has changed since then because it has been fairly warm lately...

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Re: Ice Reports 2011-2012

Post by Big D » Sat Feb 04, 2012 1:18 pm

Jordan wrote:I was just wondering if the ice has changed since then because it has been fairly warm lately...
It's about the same, just a little less slush.

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Re: Ice Reports 2011-2012

Post by Tightliner » Sat Feb 11, 2012 9:28 pm

Fish Lake had 18 inches of ice on Feb 8th. Caught a dozen perch up to 9 inches.

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Re: Ice Reports 2011-2012

Post by MarkFromSea » Sun Feb 12, 2012 11:26 am

Roses, 6-8" as of yesterday.... A little water on top in places but solid.... about 20-30 anglers out there yesterday. 3 trout and 17 perch for me... The best bite was dawn and a couple hours into daylight. A bit spooky walking out onto ice in the heavy predawn fog, but well worth it.... Saw some blue sky and that round yellow thing in the sky. Used chains to get out of parking area, since I don't have 4x4.

Dry lake 4-6" as of yesterday.
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Re: Ice Reports 2011-2012

Post by fullybuilt2.0 » Sun Feb 12, 2012 11:52 pm

Eloika and Waitts lake still has a healthy 8-10" of ice! Fishing is steady if you find the fish but if not it's pretty slow! Lots of perch and crappie on both lakes! GL fishing and be safe;)

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Re: Ice Reports 2011-2012

Post by trout-chaser » Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:23 am

10-12 " on Curlew as well............. finding the fish is definitely a challenge this winter. Williams lake north of Colville has 8" halfway out to the aerator. The aerator area is open water for about 25' around it. Pierre has a good 16-18" of ice and the road to the launch is plowed, making access very good.

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Re: Ice Reports 2011-2012

Post by romanfishing » Mon Feb 13, 2012 1:00 pm

trout-chaser wrote:10-12 " on Curlew as well............. finding the fish is definitely a challenge this winter. Williams lake north of Colville has 8" halfway out to the aerator. The aerator area is open water for about 25' around it. Pierre has a good 16-18" of ice and the road to the launch is plowed, making access very good.
What kind of fish at this lake?

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