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Gamlin Lake Report
Bonner County, ID

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01/03/2014
26° - 30°
Ice Fishing
Perch
Maggots
Glow
Cloudy
7"
Jig
Morning
Under 40°
01/06/2014
3
1093

Fishing this lake is always a challenge due to the large amounts of food available. Today was a pretty good day considering this lake is well known for producing and not from day to day, it's never consistent. That being said it also produces the largest perch in North Idaho. I tried to locate some mouse grubs but apparently our country is facing a great shortage due to drought and floods so prices are high making wax worms and maggots the choice bait. Some fish were caught with a small silver/glow Swedish Pimple, others with a combo of pimple and Ratso jigs, both worked equally well. Ended up with 8 perch ranging from 10-12". The ice is clear and a solid 7"

P.S. If any of you Applemaggots make it over to Idaho, i'm supporting a green Eskimo shanty and coffee is always hot. =)


Comments

fishinChristian
1/6/2014 12:00:00 PM
Actually, I think the only real shortage is of common sense. Sounds like fun out there!
mtngrizz
1/6/2014 2:25:00 PM
Not familiar with this lake. Easy access? Ice thickness? Thnx, love them Perch. Mtngrizz
mtngrizz
1/6/2014 2:26:00 PM
Not familiar with this lake. Easy access? Thnx, love them Perch. Mtngrizz
soberg
1/6/2014 8:23:00 PM
Ssendam, I am interested! But I need to get my Idaho nonresident liscense. I just went to Cabelas and baught the ION electric ice auger and at $600 I will be next payday before I do that. Get um and cook um.
SsendaM
1/6/2014 9:30:00 PM
The entire N/W bank is road access and close to the hard water. Fishing just outside the weeds about 50 yards out mid-way is a good start.

I was in the market for a new auger myself, I looked at those they are pretty neat, hand drilling 8" holes for perch can get old quick. Let me know if you go soberg, i'll join ya. Good luck out there.
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