PSA: Frozen Lakes-part deux

Jim Wallace

Smells like low tide.
#5
I haven't been by there recently, but one year after a series of cold days similar to this, I noticed an expansive, but thin, sheet of ice on Hood Canal between Potlatch State Park and the mouth of the Skokomish River. I guess the fresh water sitting on top of the salt water froze up.

I'm sure that Narwhalsawzall is at least partially iced over. Now might be a good time to note the spots with open water...those might be where the springs are located.;)
 

dp

~El Pescador
#9
I live right down the street from Desire (assuming same Desire that is off Petrovitski). Is it productive this time of year? I've fished it in the past in early summer and caught planters on a Carey Special.
Am I missing something right underneath my nose?
 

Kcahill

Active Member
#10
I live right down the street from Desire (assuming same Desire that is off Petrovitski). Is it productive this time of year? I've fished it in the past in early summer and caught planters on a Carey Special.
Am I missing something right underneath my nose?
No its frozen right now, like completely(or last time i looked out the window before the fog it was), and it didnt really do well at all this year. There were a couple groups of people out there everyday for 6-8 hours after the plantings just pulling fish out of the water, cleaning them, and putting them in a bucket. It was like watching a fish gutting production line.
 
#11
Kcahill, do you fish Desire in a drift boat? I too saw the lake getting cleaned out by the baiters. In years past I've had some decent midge emerger action during the winter at Desire.
 

Kcahill

Active Member
#12
Kcahill, do you fish Desire in a drift boat? I too saw the lake getting cleaned out by the baiters. In years past I've had some decent midge emerger action during the winter at Desire.
naw i have a raft with a hard floor i can stand in, or if its warm ill kick around in a tube.

but this was the worst year since i moved here with how fast it got cleaned out, there were people sitting out there for hours, i bet you taking 20-30 fish a day.
 

bakerite

Active Member
#14
We have had the coldest spell of weather in the past 30 years. Yesterday I starated the day by thawing frozen pipes. Then I went skiing and the weather at 7,000 was almost 30 degrees warmer than the valley floor! Any pond or lake around here has 10 inches of ice on it and the rivers are unfishable because of iceflows or sheetice on the Owyhee. Time to keep the skis waxed for a couple more months.
 

skyrise

Active Member
#15
if i remember, last year we had a cold spell for a time.
i did not get out then after the thaw.
so i would think that after this stuff passes it would be a real good time to be on the water ?
if i had a an above water craft, i would be making plans for trip out. sadly i only have a float tube right now. and more than an hour or two in 40 degree or less water would be tough for me.