Ice Reports

Discussion in 'Stillwater' started by steeli, Dec 10, 2013.

  1. steeli Member

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    Seattle, WA
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    Can any west sider locals provide any selective fishery lake ice reports?
    Was thinking of trying a lake this weekend but presume they'll need to thaw out for quite awhile.
  2. Jeff Dodd Active Member

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    Langley, WA
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    Lone had a lot of ice on the south end Sunday but I expect it will be clear for the weekend. The launch was clear but not a lot of open water.

    I can update you if you remind me with a note as the weekend approaches.
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  3. Rob Hardman Active Member

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    University Place, WA
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    Cady was still fine as of last Thursday. My line and guides were icing up, but the lake temp was still 43* at the surface. Larry came out and said outside temps had been dropping into the teens at night. On my way there I noticed the other lake just down the road (Tee Lake?) was icy, but I think the spring at Cady may keep it a little warmer for a little longer.
    Fishing was slow.
    Anyone know about RSL? (Mark??) Was going to try it last week but the winds were like 15-20 mph.
  4. Mark Yoshida Active Member

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    Seattle WA
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    No fishing for me since Oct surgery. Will not fish for 3-6 months. Sorry no info.
  5. Scott Salzer previously micro brew

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    Hope you heal up well.
  6. zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    Moses Lake, WA
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    I have ice fishermen over here in the central WA area.
  7. Jeff Dodd Active Member

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    Mark - Get well soon!

    Lone lake ice still extends out quite a ways from the southern shoreline. IMG95201312119514090095730.jpg
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  8. steeli Member

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    Thanks Jeff for the update; guessing the thaw will take awhile. Cold temps for the west side.
    Anyone driven by Pass lake? I'd guess probably the same...usually the boat launch is the first/last area of a freeze.
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  9. 29guy Member

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    Brigadoon, WA
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    Fished Pass today for only a couple of hours.

    When I went out at noon there was ice at the launch area extending out about 60-70 feet and about 3/8 inch thick. Fortunately some one had been out and there was a narrow gap, enough to launch my pontoon but not wide enough to use oars. Hit a few frozen over spots before getting clear.

    I was the only one on the lake and came in after 2 hours of fishing when the wind really came up coupled with sideways rain.

    The launch area was pretty much clear of ice when I came in, but the first bay's East shore looked like the Lone Lake photo in this thread.

    Fish were friendly!
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  10. Irafly Active Member

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    Everett, Washington, USA.
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    Funny how ICE doesn't stop fish from eating! I think I might hit a few on Saturday myself.
  11. Lue Taylor Lue Taylor/dbfly

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    auburn,wa
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    What flies you use for this type of weather?
  12. Steve Kokita FISHON206

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    Burien, Washington
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    The ones you tied!
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  13. Jeff Dodd Active Member

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    Just some thin ice floating around Steve. Have a great day on the lake. Nice out there and pretty warm.
  14. Lue Taylor Lue Taylor/dbfly

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    Munn Lake 12/14/13 Jeff

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  15. Steve Kokita FISHON206

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    Wow! That's icy! Did you catch any fish?
  16. Lue Taylor Lue Taylor/dbfly

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    auburn,wa
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    Was I suppose to be fishing? I had my indicator go down several times but it kept popping back up I think I got another defective one
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  17. Rob Hardman Active Member

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    University Place, WA
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    Too nice of a day not to try. Heading to Rattlesnake. Will report back on the ice.
  18. Rob Hardman Active Member

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    University Place, WA
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    No ice at RSL. Beautiful day too.
  19. Steve Unwin Active Member

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    Edmonds, WA
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    were there any fish?
  20. Rob Hardman Active Member

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    University Place, WA
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    Yeah, a surprisingly good day. Fished from noon till 3:30. Landed six, a few LDRs, and countless missed takes.