Thursday, January 5, 2012

Ririe Reservor ice fishing

I am going to fish more this year!!!!!  So last evening after school, I headed for Ririe Reservoir to ice fish for kokanee salmon, trout and perch.  A friend of mine, Kirk, had been there most of the day and caught a perch as I walked by.

He had a pile of fish already on the ice, but the kokanee were coming through in small bunches and deep under the ice.

Even with the ice from four to seven inches deep, not many people are fishing the lake - that is fine with me and the few of us enjoying the outings.  But at 4:15, my fish finder indicated a large school of kokanee just under the ice.  Five minutes later I had all my kokanee.  I dropped down to the bottom at 77 feet down to fish for perch.  They were also feeding heavily.  I finally had to leave by my headlight.

What a great way to spend an evening in the Wilds of Idaho.


Gaelyn said...

How exciting to catch what you're after. And I'll bet they will taste Real good.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I like your New Year's Resolution!!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Fun times, looks cold as ice;) How much snow have you had so far? I would love to know what kinds of boots women out your way wear, to keep toesies warm. I have poor circulation, and everyting on me will be warm and I cannot stay outside in cold long due to toes getting cold...e-mail me...thanks~

Monts said...

Hi Bill looks like a great way to spend a few hours, and Supper to.
Happy New Year to you and yours.

Grayquill said...

Ice fishing....something I have never tried. Of course the lakes don't freeze over in my neck of the least not to a point one would want to walk on it. Maybe I need to come to Idaho.

Janie said...

I've never gone ice fishing, but this looks like fun for all.