Stories tagged: ice fishing
Thu., Dec. 15, 2016, 5 a.m.
Cold firms up ice on winter fishing lakes
Fourth of July Lake south of Sprague was still skimpy on safe ice on Tuesday, but Hog Canyon Lake in the Fishtrap area was firming up nicely in this week’s …
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016, 3:45 p.m.
Rainbows hefty for Nov. 25 fishing openers at Hog Canyon, Fourth of July lakes
Good fishing for rainbow trout will greet anglers at two winter fishing lakes poise to open Friday, according to fisheries biologists who sampled the lakes west of Spokane this week.
Wed., Feb. 10, 2016, 3:58 p.m.
Recreating on frozen lakes requires safety-first approach
Lake ice can creak and groan, pop and tinkle. And when it opens up underneath you, it may not make a sound. That’s what Ryan Sokoloski learned on New Year’s …
Wed., Dec. 2, 2015, 1:58 p.m.
Avondale Lake stocked with trout for winter fishing
Avondale Lake is being stocked with rainbow trout this season to give North Idaho anglers a new winter fishery.
Wed., Dec. 2, 2015, 1:33 p.m.
Late-season fishing has advantages for prepared anglers
Late fall and early winter are overlooked times for the simple reason most anglers don’t want to deal with the cold temperatures. Ice anglers love frigid temperatures because that’s what …
Thu., Jan. 8, 2015, midnight
Ice fishing parameters vary
The recent cold snap paved the way for ice fishing in the Inland Northwest, although this week’s thaw is cause for caution. Anglers in this region frequently cross borders to …
Thu., Dec. 18, 2014, midnight
Ice fishing proves worthwhile endeavor for Inland Northwest winter anglers
One of my friends takes off for Arizona each winter about the time ice begins to form on area lakes. He refers to himself as a “snow bird.” I call …
Thu., Dec. 18, 2014, midnight
Some simple methods to the cold, cold madness of ice fishing
Ice fishing can be as simple or as complicated as you care to make it. There is a lot of specialized gear available – fishing tents, ridiculously short rods, gas-powered …
Sun., Feb. 17, 2013, midnight
Out & About: Obama gun frenzy pays conservation dividend
Obama gun flap boosts habitat OUTTAX – State fish and wildlife agencies across the country are direct beneficiaries of the unprecedented spike in firearms sales spurred by President Obama’s 2008 …
Sun., Jan. 20, 2013, midnight
Great blue heron fits in with Inland Northwest ice anglers
Ice fishing can warm an angler’s heart when weather gets cold enough to freeze the surface of smaller Inland Northwest waters. A few resourceful great blue herons – normally shy …
Sun., Feb. 26, 2012, 7:24 a.m.
Fishermen can’t reach abundant Spirit Lake kokanee
Ice anglers in North Idaho should have been cleaning up on the record number of mature kokanee in Spirit Lake this winter – except they couldn’t get to the fish. …
Sun., Feb. 5, 2012, midnight
Ice-fishing event draws crowd
Last weekend’s free ice-fishing event at Hauser Lake, organized by Idaho Fish and Game, was a chilling success in luring people of all ages to try the sport. Although agency …
Sat., Jan. 14, 2012, midnight
Frozen gourmets harvest fish through ice
Bryan Lepagnol trudged across Fernan Lake’s frozen surface Friday afternoon, pulling a sled filled with fishing supplies. The sky was blue overhead. The perch were biting. And the ice was …
Sun., Feb. 1, 2009, midnight
Ice fishing requires faith
Winter fishing gods played a cruel joke on Glen Kivett last Sunday at Sprague Lake. The Spokane angler caught a bright, hefty 19-inch rainbow trout almost immediately after dropping a …