Ice Reports 2011-2012

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Ice Reports 2011-2012

Post by aaron42ash » Sun Nov 13, 2011 8:59 pm

It's time again...well almost. So, it's time to restart the thread. Please report ice thickness/ strength and if you wet a line or not. Stay safe and good luck!

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Re: Ice Reports 2011-2012

Post by Marc Martyn » Mon Nov 14, 2011 9:39 am

According to the long range forecast, eastern Washington may have some ice forming on the area lakes starting this weekend. Low's are suppose to drop into the upper teens and lower 20's.

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Post by Amx » Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:03 am

'They' say it might SNOW in places on this side of the mountains overnight Fri., Sat., and Sun. :cheers: But I probably won't get any. Image
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Post by Amx » Mon Nov 14, 2011 11:02 am

Hailing lightly now.
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Re: Ice Reports 2011-2012

Post by russ2683 » Mon Nov 14, 2011 8:36 pm

cant wait for ice fishing its so much fun gonna start at eloika and by the end of the season i will be at silver lake maybe someone could give me some tips to getting a good catch always caught a few fish but never enough big ones for a meal hoping to change that this is my second year so any tips would help

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Re: Ice Reports 2011-2012

Post by aaron42ash » Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:22 am

russ2683 wrote:cant wait for ice fishing its so much fun gonna start at eloika and by the end of the season i will be at silver lake maybe someone could give me some tips to getting a good catch always caught a few fish but never enough big ones for a meal hoping to change that this is my second year so any tips would help
Russ- Looks for a black Cabela's Hub shelter out on Eloika. We can talk strategies and spots to target.

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Re: Ice Reports 2011-2012

Post by Mike Carey » Wed Nov 16, 2011 2:00 pm

russ2683 wrote:cant wait for ice fishing its so much fun gonna start at eloika and by the end of the season i will be at silver lake maybe someone could give me some tips to getting a good catch always caught a few fish but never enough big ones for a meal hoping to change that this is my second year so any tips would help
We are planning to have some ice fishing articles and other fun stuff this winter. Stay tuned!
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Post by raffensg64 » Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:11 pm

-40 up here in Fairbanks! Wish I could send you guys some of it......you'd be drilling holes within a week! I want to go out again but it's just painful, frightful cold up here.

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Post by russ2683 » Thu Nov 17, 2011 6:10 pm

thanks i will do that

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Re: Ice Reports 2011-2012

Post by Marc Martyn » Thu Nov 17, 2011 6:16 pm

raffensg64 wrote:-40 up here in Fairbanks! Wish I could send you guys some of it......you'd be drilling holes within a week! I want to go out again but it's just painful, frightful cold up here.
And very dangerous [bored]

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Re: Ice Reports 2011-2012

Post by fishaholictaz » Fri Nov 18, 2011 6:08 am

Got on the ice at 10,000' here in WY last Sunday got a bow and 3 cutthroat...

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Post by raffensg64 » Sat Nov 19, 2011 12:31 pm

Very true, Mark.....dangerous cold. We haven't been above -25 in the last week. Overnight lows still dropping to -40. Locals are saying this is abnormal for this time of year, as these temps don't usually arrive and stay until January. It's so cold in the interior that people aren't ice fishing. I'm glad I got out the few times I did......may have been my shortest ice fishing season EVER! Should this weather break, I'm dreading punching holes with my hand-powered Strikemaster! It's got new blades and cuts like a champ, however that ice will be mighty thick. I see a power auger in my near future, extension included, as the ice gets 50" thick or better here. Would make a good Christmas gift, eh?

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Re: Ice Reports 2011-2012

Post by Marc Martyn » Sun Nov 20, 2011 9:57 am

But will it even start in those extreme temperatures?

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Re: Ice Reports 2011-2012

Post by russ2683 » Sun Nov 20, 2011 1:52 pm

anybody check the ice at eloika should of formed some this weekend wondering if anyone went out

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Re: Ice Reports 2011-2012

Post by aaron42ash » Sun Dec 04, 2011 10:07 am

Eloika is locked up, but still unfishable as of Dec. 3rd. Ice is approximately 1/2-3/4" thickness at the shore. Few more weeks if we don't see a huge dip in temp...

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Re: Ice Reports 2011-2012

Post by russ2683 » Sun Dec 04, 2011 11:40 am

awesome cant wait

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Re: Ice Reports 2011-2012

Post by aaron42ash » Sat Dec 10, 2011 7:47 pm

Dec. 10 Eloika's ice is 4.5" at shore. About 10 yards from the bank at the public launch, the ice has heaved, so be mindful of that. After the heave, the ice is a consistent 3.25" across the lake. We spoke with a warden who explained how someone went for a swim today :-& ... I think I will give it another week before attempting the north end.

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Re: Ice Reports 2011-2012

Post by Jay K » Sat Dec 10, 2011 8:17 pm

CoyoteCrazy just posted a report for Hog Canyon. Guess it's iced over 3/4 of the way at 4".

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Re: Ice Reports 2011-2012

Post by russ2683 » Tue Dec 13, 2011 8:13 pm

question for someone who could help me if i am looking to catch perch crappie and bass ice fishing and i am heading out to a couple lakes this weekend what are some good lure choices i could add to tackle box before heading out you know size color what not and would maggots or mealworms be a better choice and if maggots white or pink thank you for the help see ya on the ice

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Re: Ice Reports 2011-2012

Post by romanfishing » Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:22 am

Any ice on Evergreen Reservoir, Soda, Fish lake, Roses lake, Banks Lake?

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