Sunday, March 6, 2011

Last ice fishing trip?????

Yesterday I may have finished my ice fishing at Ririe Reservoir for the year.  The ice is still a safe 12 inches deep, but it is starting to crystalize and the four wheelers have broken the ice at the docks for about 12 out from the bank.  That along with a three-day seminar that I am incharge of next weekend, may cause me to put up my gear for the year.

It was a great day, as I was able to land about 15 kokanee and ended up with my limit.  They will taste good.

On the way home, just outside of the town of Ririe, I saw flocks of Trumpeter swan and Canada geese that were using a pond created by the melting snow.  In the spring waterfowl will feed heavily in these stubble fields before migrating north.  We should have snow geese showing up any day now.  When the snow geese come in, it is one impressive sight.  I will keep you posted.

Just another great day in the wilds of Idaho.


Gaelyn said...

Sounds like spring is coming.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I'm glad it is warming up a bit.

Toyin O. said...

Such great pictures, thanks for sharing.

Cloudia said...

You have made me taste SPRING!

Thank YOU

Aloha from Honolulu

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Janie said...

Glad you caught your limit on your last day on the ice.
It's good to see the birds moving north. Winter must be about done.

forgetmenot said...

Bill, Thanks for the nice comment on my post. Sounds like you had fun icefishing--I like it a little warmer when I'm fishing!! Love the pictures of the geese and swans. I'm anxious to see pics of the snow geese. Mickie

Mary said...

Looks like you had a great Idaho day and those fish, great catch of the day~

DaveABirding said...

Looks like a good last haul if it is indeed the last. Always envious of the great spring flocks you all have in your area. Enjoy.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I'd guess you're about ready to give up ice-fishing for the other kind. That's a great looking catch though Bill. And as you know I never tire of looking at your wonderful birds. Idaho is beautiful.

Kah-Wai Lin said...

Nice capture!

Kah Wai

Barefoot from Heaven said...

Hope you enjoy your last trip on the ice...may spring warm you guys.
Hugs D.