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Anglers beware: Ice receding from shore of Hog Canyon Lake

Open water shows at the edge of Hog Canyon Lake at the access area, where runoff water is flowing into the lake on Feb. 24, 2017. (Daniel Dziekan / Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife)
Open water shows at the edge of Hog Canyon Lake at the access area, where runoff water is flowing into the lake on Feb. 24, 2017. (Daniel Dziekan / Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife)

FISHING -- Runoff has been melting ice from the edges of Hog Canyon Lake, a popular winter fishery hear Fishtrap Lake that's open to fishing through March 31.  Ice could still be solid in the middle of the lake, but getting on to the ice could be tricky.

It's something for anglers to consider before hiking in a mile from the gate that was locked after the washed out access road was closed this week.

Meanwhile, many North Idaho lakes, including Hayden, continue to be welcoming to ice fishing.




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Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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