Ice Reports 2013-2014

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Re: Ice Reports 2013-2014

Post by Anglinarcher » Wed Dec 11, 2013 6:49 am

Ice fishing on Sprague near the State launch is NEVER good. Pay the $5 and park at the upper end. Cross over and fish the springs.

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Re: Ice Reports 2013-2014

Post by juggalo » Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:24 am

I've heard of said springs.how do you locate them?is the ice thinner there due to the warmer spring water?are panfish also found there or just trout?

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Re: Ice Reports 2013-2014

Post by Kfedka » Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:28 am

juggalo wrote:I've heard of said springs.how do you locate them?is the ice thinner there due to the warmer spring water?are panfish also found there or just trout?
Not sure how to find them I'm sure AA can give some input, but prior to the kill off that was an excellent place to catch jumbo Crappie at 12" +.

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Re: Ice Reports 2013-2014

Post by juggalo » Wed Dec 11, 2013 1:13 pm

it kills me they ruined that fishery right before I moved to Spokane.It sucks our taxes and license fees are being utilized in such a way and I feel bad for the resort owners who have probably seen an incredible loss in revenue.

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Re: Ice Reports 2013-2014

Post by romanfishing » Wed Dec 11, 2013 3:23 pm

Yes, fishing on Scootney was slow and perch is small too.
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Re: Ice Reports 2013-2014

Post by juggalo » Wed Dec 11, 2013 3:50 pm

are you saying you caught perch on sprague because that's good news in itself

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Re: Ice Reports 2013-2014

Post by juggalo » Wed Dec 11, 2013 3:53 pm

I've seen nothing but trout in in almost 4 years of fishing the lake and they can be few and far between

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Re: Ice Reports 2013-2014

Post by Anglinarcher » Wed Dec 11, 2013 5:06 pm

I once marked the springs in the "hot spots". I will try to give more info later.

The resorts were complaining about the low numbers of fishermen prior to the kill off. Few knew how to catch the huge crappie. Fewer could catch the 6# plus walleye. In reality, even though killing the walleye was the stated goal, killing off the massive carp population was necessary.

The trout were thick as fleas the last few years but stoched numbers are being reduced with expectations the LMB any gills and crappie will take over. I hope fishermen locate the gills and crappie, if they took. The LMB are starting to take and a lot of Dink's showed up this summer.

No perch, SMB, or walleye were stocked. I miss the walleye, but the perch and SMB were all but gone before the kill.

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Re: Ice Reports 2013-2014

Post by panfisher » Thu Dec 12, 2013 9:43 pm

The Yakima area ponds are 4 -5" Best ice we've had in some time. panfish/trout /bass are there for you to try for. have not heard about the Ellensburg area ponds but they should be the same.
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Re: Ice Reports 2013-2014

Post by ncwflounderer » Fri Dec 13, 2013 10:17 am

I see 3-4 guys out on Fish lake moving around via the web-cam
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Re: Ice Reports 2013-2014

Post by cougars89 » Fri Dec 13, 2013 11:34 am

Any reports on how the fishing is in Stevens County? Ice depths?

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Re: Ice Reports 2013-2014

Post by juggalo » Fri Dec 13, 2013 1:14 pm

can someone please verify safe ice on Moses lake,long drive from spokane

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Re: Ice Reports 2013-2014

Post by romanfishing » Fri Dec 13, 2013 1:28 pm

juggalo wrote:can someone please verify safe ice on Moses lake,long drive from spokane
Over 5" on Moses Lake. Drove to it from Everett just for you :)

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Re: Ice Reports 2013-2014

Post by romanfishing » Fri Dec 13, 2013 1:37 pm

panfisher wrote:The Yakima area ponds are 4 -5" Best ice we've had in some time. panfish/trout /bass are there for you to try for. have not heard about the Ellensburg area ponds but they should be the same.
What ponds do you mean?

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Re: Ice Reports 2013-2014

Post by MarkFromSea » Fri Dec 13, 2013 5:10 pm

There are others of course but the I-82 ponds are popular.
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Re: Ice Reports 2013-2014

Post by jbball50 » Fri Dec 13, 2013 5:41 pm

Does anyone know if the pond in Yakima off easy valley mall boulevard by the park is a juvenile pond? I thought it was from looking at it online before, I forgot the name of the pond but some guy this summer said it wasn't when he was coming back to the parking lot from fishing it.

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Re: Ice Reports 2013-2014

Post by fishinChristian » Fri Dec 13, 2013 6:53 pm

The only juvenile pond in the bunch, I think, is at Sarge Hubbard Park, off Yakima Ave, but I don't know for sure. The local fish & wildlife office has maps of all those, and can answer with greater authority.

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Re: Ice Reports 2013-2014

Post by jbball50 » Fri Dec 13, 2013 7:06 pm

fishinChristian wrote:The only juvenile pond in the bunch, I think, is at Sarge Hubbard Park, off Yakima Ave, but I don't know for sure. The local fish & wildlife office has maps of all those, and can answer with greater authority.
Alright thanks, yeah maybe I got those two confused thinking it was that one when we visited it during the summer. Only if I didn't have to go to a wrestling tourney tomorrow I'd either go check that area out or Scooteney with the girlfriend. Hopefully the ice holds up for Sunday, but don't really want to try it out alone. Kind of sucks that it's going to start warming up this weekend and next week.

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Re: Ice Reports 2013-2014

Post by romanfishing » Fri Dec 13, 2013 9:09 pm

I was asking about Ellensburg area ponds

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Re: Ice Reports 2013-2014

Post by MarkFromSea » Sat Dec 14, 2013 11:46 am

romanfishing wrote:I was asking about Ellensburg area ponds
Oh, oops.... I missed that.. There are a few.. I've fished 3 of them,,, in the Spring and summer, never ice fished there. The one I seem to fish most often is actually off of I-82, just south of I 90, there is two ponds there. I don't know the name. I'll dig around and see if I can find it. I've only caught small stuff there.............
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