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By: deltadawg
Posted: 1/24/2021
Species: Perch
Rating: 5
Fished: 1/24/2021
Hot Spots: 0
Fished the north end of the lake this morning on a few spots that looked good on the depth maps. Ice was 8.5" average and the lake is still making good ice and weeks to come look like good ice making...
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By: deltadawg
Posted: 1/16/2021
Species: Perch
Rating: 4
Fished: 1/16/2021
Hot Spots: 0
Small skiff of dust snow on the lake this morning 1/17. Ice is between 5"-8" depending on your location. Its cold so dress in layers...a shelter would be recommended for early hours. The entire la...
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By: deltadawg
Posted: 1/15/2021
Species: Perch
Rating: 4
Fished: 1/15/2021
Hot Spots: 0
Checked the ice last night.....froze solid again!!! 6" solid wherever i cut a hole...........Bring yak traks and use caution with the little ones.......its almost deadly how slick it is. Bring ice s...
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By: deltadawg
Posted: 1/15/2021
Species: Perch
Rating: 3
Fished: 1/15/2021
Hot Spots: 0
Ice is 6" solid......warm weather didnt phase it much but its deadly slick. YakTraks are mandatory gear at this point that or bring your ice skates. Thats not even a joke really.....Conditions are opt...
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Posted: 1/13/2021
Species: Perch
Rating: 5
Fished: 1/11/2021
Hot Spots: 0
The ice is safe at Curlew although not nearly as thick as it would be in a typical year. Its all about finding a school so if you drill a hole and don't find fish within 10 minutes move on and a dista...
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By: deltadawg
Posted: 1/3/2021
Species: Perch
Rating: 4
Fished: 1/3/2021
Hot Spots: 0
Hit the Lake again today. Got into the perch. caught a 13" rainbow too....Brought my phone this time....
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By: deltadawg
Posted: 1/2/2021
Species: Perch
Rating: 4
Fished: 1/1/2021
Hot Spots: 0
Ferry county local here..... Fished the state park yesterday....5.5" to 6"of ice at south end....in between 35-40 ft water. Landed probably 20-30 perch in 5 hours and a handful of trout. Perch bite ...
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Posted: 12/26/2020
Species: Perch
Rating: 3
Fished: 12/25/2020
Hot Spots: 0
Spent our Christmas morning on the ice at Curlew Lake. The ice between the state park and Wiseman Island is 5.5-6" and looks great. It gets considerably thinner east and north of the island. Normally ...
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By: nanddm98
Posted: 6/13/2020
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 6/13/2020
Hot Spots: 0
Fishing was very good. Weather was not. Most of the fish were covered in parasites.
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By: ElliottM
Posted: 6/12/2020
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 6/9/2020
Hot Spots: 0
We fished a few hours each day 6/8/20-6/11/20, and caught lots of rainbow trout. Weather was not very good - rather chilly and rainy for June. I fished for a very short while from the dock at the stat...
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Posted: 12/30/2019
Species: Perch
Rating: 5
Fished: 12/27/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Among my favorite ice fisheries in the state. We wandered up to Curlew Lake for some ice perch fishing at the state's premier Yellow Perch ice fishery and it did not disappoint. It didn't take long to...
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By: tyee4me
Posted: 7/9/2019
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 7/5/2019
Hot Spots: 1
Started our 4 day trip to Lake Curlew on July 4th 5.5 hour drive we decided to get some early sleep. Woke up on July 5th 4:30 am and fished from the dock at Curlew State Park. First cast out 20-...
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By: E-10
Posted: 2/24/2019
Species: Perch
Rating: 4
Fished: 2/23/2019
Hot Spots: 1
We left Spokane at 5:00am, the pass was snow packed but generally in really good shape, the sand trucks were out in force. We arrived at the resort by 7:30, we tried to check-in at the store/office...
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Posted: 2/8/2019
Species: Perch
Rating: 3
Fished: 2/7/2019
Hot Spots: 0
After those glowing reports of hundred + fish days at Curlew my nephew and I decided to brave the cold and give the ice fishing a try at Curlew. Arrived at the State Park as three guys were leaving t...
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Posted: 2/3/2019
Species: Perch
Rating: 5
Fished: 2/2/2019
Hot Spots: 1
Fantastic day on the ice with family. We fished till around noon and put 100 jumbo perch on the ice. Went back out after lunch and added another 100 to the pile. Fishing was non stop action. We had cl...
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Posted: 1/18/2019
Species: Perch
Rating: 4
Fished: 1/17/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Made it back out on Curlew lake yesterday chasing perch through the ice. Arrived out on Curlew lake about 9 am and fished until 3 pm. Plenty of good ice out on Curlew lake and many perch to be caught...
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Posted: 1/8/2019
Species: Perch
Rating: 5
Fished: 1/8/2019
Hot Spots: 0
Packed up the truck today with the ice fishing gear and went up to Curlew Lake in Ferry County. At 8:30 am, I a found a spot about 300 yards from the Curlew State Park boat landing. Bite was slow a...
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Posted: 9/29/2018
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 5
Fished: 9/25/2018
Hot Spots: 0
So I have been meaning to get up to Curlew for a while now and finally just did it. I went Monday-Thursday and fished Monday afternoon when I got all set up. I put my rigs out as I was leaving Tiffa...
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By: Codfthr
Posted: 5/19/2018
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 4
Fished: 5/15/2018
Hot Spots: 0
Started off from the resort, headed south along the west side of the lake, at the fish net pens, and trolled south toward bird island, and then rounded the island and headed back along the eastside of...
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By: grignech
Posted: 2/9/2018
Species: Perch
Rating: 5
Fished: 2/6/2018
Hot Spots: 1
After getting inspiration from Split Milt Production youtube videos on perch ice fishing we decided to go to Curlew lake. We picked out a good day where it wasn't snowing so the road could be clear fr...
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Posted: 1/3/2018
Species: Perch
Rating: 5
Fished: 1/1/2018
Hot Spots: 0
In the early 2010's Yellow Perch were first detected in Curlew Lake. Since then their population has exploded. Unlike a number of our other perch fisheries these fish maintain a large average size and...
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By: Lambojac
Posted: 12/30/2017
Species: Perch
Rating: 5
Fished: 12/29/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Decided to brave the winter weather advisory and head over Sherman Pass to see if we could break in our ice fishing gear. My friend had purchased a sweet sled to tow our stuff in along with an ice aug...
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By: ElliottM
Posted: 8/26/2017
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 3
Fished: 8/24/2017
Hot Spots: 0
This was our first time to Curlew Lake. The comments we kept hearing is that the trout are nowhere near as plentiful as they used to be. We tried fishing from shore around the state park but there was...
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Posted: 8/21/2017
Species: Tiger Muskie
Rating: 4
Fished: 8/17/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Rented a cabin at Fishermen's Cove on Curlew and fished Wednesday through Friday. Hot and sunny weather, but not too bad of a crowd on the lake each day. Caught three tiger Musky during my outings ove...
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Posted: 7/17/2017
Species: Rainbow Trout
Rating: 2
Fished: 7/12/2017
Hot Spots: 0
Been coming here for over 30 years this lake is shot like so many others. First off who put perch in the lake? Second the fish have a variety of parasites. The avg size of the trout are way down most ...
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