Sunday, November 20, 2011

First Ice Fishing trip

About 8:30 I decided to skate my way 70 miles to get to Henrys Lake for my first ice fishing trip of the season.  The roads were slow going, but I made after two hours on ice and packed snow.

There were a few fishermen at Staley Springs, but I told a friend I would fish the County Boat Dock area, so I met him there.

Gary was in the process of landing this nice cutthroat  when I arrived.

After a couple of hours of slow fishing, catching four and breaking off two, I landed this large brook trout.

On the way home I watched the waterfowl, especially the Trumpeter swan.  With the water so deep in the river, ducks and geese would swim behind the swan picking up the plants to eat the swan picked loose.  Stealing food.

A great way to spend a wild day in Idaho.


Veronica Wald said...

HAHA, love the cammo - very effective for fooling unsuspecting fish under the ice!
Looks like winter is well underway in the greater Yellowstone area, YAY!

Birding is Fun! said...

I've tried ice fishing. I suppose it has its own strategy.

Gaelyn said...

Nice fish, but Way too cold for me.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Well, well, well, good to see you back Bill, and that looks like some good eating you all caught!

Grayquill said...

You are a true outdoorsman and I think pretty tough. That is a nice brooke. Bood job.

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i am completely a laymen when it comes to fishing but after checking out your post i can see nothing more than ice-fishing would interest me further,this is something worth tryng.

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