Ice Reports

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

  1. steeli

    steeli Member

    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

    Jeff Dodd Active Member

    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

    Rob Hardman Active Member

    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

    Mark Yoshida Active Member

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

    Scott Salzer previously micro brew

    Hope you heal up well.
  6. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

    I have ice fishermen over here in the central WA area.
  7. Jeff Dodd

    Jeff Dodd Active Member

    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

    steeli Member

    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

    29guy Member

    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

    Irafly Active Member

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

    Lue Taylor Lue Taylor/dbfly

    What flies you use for this type of weather?
  12. Steve Kokita

    Steve Kokita FISHON206

    The ones you tied!
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  13. Jeff Dodd

    Jeff Dodd Active Member

    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 Lue Taylor/dbfly

    Munn Lake 12/14/13 Jeff

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  15. Steve Kokita

    Steve Kokita FISHON206

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

    Lue Taylor Lue Taylor/dbfly

    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

    Rob Hardman Active Member

    Too nice of a day not to try. Heading to Rattlesnake. Will report back on the ice.
  18. Rob Hardman

    Rob Hardman Active Member

    No ice at RSL. Beautiful day too.
  19. Steve Unwin

    Steve Unwin Active Member

    were there any fish?
  20. Rob Hardman

    Rob Hardman Active Member

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