Christmas through the middle of April
Generally around Christmas the lake freezes over enough to carefully go out and fish. Safety is first and foremost. We can target rainbows, browns, kokanee and lake trout. The time of day we fish depends on the species we are fishing for. When ice fishing it is important that we are comfortable. We do supply heaters, tents, snowmobiles and all the other gear to keep you comfortable. We can target trophy fish (over 30” or try to catch a limit. Catch big fish ice fishing “may drill over 100 holes) or just pick the “sweet spots” and work a little less, our trophy methods depend on what the fish are doing and how hard the group is willing to work.
Crankbaits, Swimbaits, Single Hooks and Really Big Fish
The sun had just began to send its rays through the peaks on the continental divide and a small chop from the morning breeze kept slapping the boat. I had the Crestliner a long cast from shore. Steve had a Sebile Magic Swimmer and cast it towards the bank. About 5 or 6 cranks of the handle it stopped for a brief second Steve wondered if it was a snag then felt the head throb of a large fish. After a brief battle the 34” lake trout surrendered to my net.
Have you ever used flourocarbon and had it spring off the reel and cause a big mess? The first way to avoid the problem is to make sure not to over fill the spool. When I do over fill, here is how I control it.
The first season after walking 2 miles up a steep incline and arriving at first light, I see a group of elk just starting to walk back in the trees. While scurrying over to a large rock to lay my rifle on I notice the elk had stopped and were looking at me.