Ice fishing lets you catch fish throughout winter, and it’s a unique and fun way to go fishing with your family and friends. All you need is fishing gear, a few pieces of special equipment and a basic understanding of ice safety.
Adam Mann of Mosinee, Wisconsin, landed the latest record yellow perch from Lake Cascade. After being weighed locally on a certified scale and inspected by a Fish and Game biologist, Mann was awarded a new certified-weight state record for his 3.22-pound perch that was 16.25-inches long.
Warm days and cold nights in the McCall area have resulted in a hard-packed layer of snow on top of the ice at our local lakes making for favorable travel conditions. I checked surface and ice conditions on Friday, March 3 on Lake Cascade, Horsethief Reservoir, and Payette Lake and here is what I found.
Avid anglers reel in one of the biggest pike they've ever caught while ice fishing in the Panhandle. The ice fishing experience will be one these anglers will never forget. "What an exciting moment to watch my son catch his largest pike." said Mike Nunemacher.
Panhandle ice fishing opportunities have been somewhat discouraging this season, but with a cold front coming through the region and a few tips from one of our biologist, you'll be catching fish in no time!
Anglers spent a record number of hours fishing the hard deck at Henrys Lake during the 2020 ice fishing season with over twice the total number of estimated fishing hours than the 2019 ice fishing season. Despite this amount of angling effort, anglers harvested fewer trout during the 2020 ice fishing season than the 2019 season.