Sunday, February 27, 2011

Winter hangs on - Will it ever end?

Went ice fishing yesterday again and the temperature was below zero.  I set up the ice house so I would relax, take naps, hide from Scout Troops and hopefully catch some fish.  I was successful on all accounts.

By mid morning I had my six kokanee, but none of the huge ones I got the week before.


As I was leaving several people recognized me and we talked fishing and ice conditions.  The ice is still a solid 14 inches deep and still growing.  This week are are predicted to get snow, rain and warmer tempatures.

The deer will be happy so see some of the snow leave also.  On my way home I snapped this picture of mule deer digging stubble out of the snow.  Hopefully they will make it.

I had a great day enjoying the wilds of Idaho for another day.

8 comments:

Janie said...

Your fish look like they've frozen solid there on the ice.
Sure hope the deer can last through the rest of the cold weather. We've had more snow and cold than usual here, too.

Frostbite and Sunburn said...

I'm beginning to think this winter will never leave!

I have seen herds of deer here too - they need a good huddle to keep warm!

troutbirder said...

Its been a really tough winter on our deer here this year. They keep hanging around my bird feeders.

It's Time to Live said...

Great day out! Hiding from the Boy Scouts, made me smile. And, I can relate with the nap...

Susan said...

Great winter shots...and I'm ready for it to be over too. Seems especially long this year..

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Hang in there Bill, I feel spring is coming soon, and while our winter can get bad, yours is brutal. Lovely pics, hope those Mule Deer survive as well~

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Brrr -- pre-frozen fish! (That's a beautiful catch.) Your posts are always great and wonderful to look at, but must admit that this one does not make me envious ;>)

Monts said...

Lovely post Bill looks like your still getting pretty cold times, hope it improves soon.