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Lake: Dowdy Lake

Red feathers lakes ??

Post By: GoNe_FiShIn_11      Posted: 12/7/2018 8:04:14 AM     Points: 3483    
I am planning to make a trip tomorrow up to red feathers. Never been to this area and looking for a point in the right direction. I see there is a few different lakes to choose from. Not sure which one to try. Any areas to avoid? How are the roads conditions? Anyone going up maybe like to join us?

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Thanx

 Reply by: fishMA      Posted: 12/7/2018 9:26:40 AM     Points: 124    
Be careful around the islands on dowdy the ice can be very thin there even when the rest of the lake is 12 inches plus.
 Reply by: Goosehunter82      Posted: 12/7/2018 11:06:08 AM     Points: 44407    
Email sent
 Reply by: GoNe_FiShIn_11      Posted: 12/7/2018 12:10:54 PM     Points: 3483    
Thanx fishma I will keep that in mind. Is there some kind of spring of sort around the island?

Goose never got an email for some reason.
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 Reply by: Speezer      Posted: 12/7/2018 1:02:04 PM     Points: 540    
From my understanding ice around islands or rocks with weaken faster then ice in the middle of the lake due to the rocks and land warming during the day and transferring that heat to the ice around it, thus weakening it.

Never been up to red feather lakes, but from people reporting on this forum sounds like most of the lakes will produce stocker trout in decent numbers, using a variety of small jigs or spoons tipped with shrimp, wax worms, or regular worms.

Let us know how you did!
 Reply by: jakobi      Posted: 12/7/2018 1:03:00 PM     Points: 190    
I believe there is a spring between the big island and the one to the southwest but if you stay away from the southern tip of the big island you should be okay. Red Feather can be very windy so be prepared.
 Reply by: Kev-o      Posted: 12/7/2018 2:22:29 PM     Points: 50869    
Iím the skipper for 3 of the lakes up there, parvin, dowdy and west lake. Feel free to email my skipper link and Iíll be more than happy to help you out with some tips.
 Reply by: TADA32      Posted: 12/7/2018 7:20:53 PM     Points: 9432    
Lies Kev. You never helped me at Parvin... But seriously Kev knows what you need for those lakes. Parvin is the hardest to fish but has the biggest fish.
 Reply by: PerchJerker      Posted: 12/7/2018 9:20:55 PM     Points: 1316    
Fished Dowdy today in the NW corner area from 1:30 to 3:30pm. Park at the toilet area,ígo down to the lake by the picnic table and follow the sled tracks that head south east. You can see where there are a number of old holes fish there! Sorry didnít have GPS for coordinates.í I used hair jigs in chartreuse and orange, tipped with waxworksíthe bite was very light, even with a St. Croix bite indicator. The area was17 feet deep, and the fish were aggressively coming up from the bottom as the jigs slowly fell. Many came up to 7 feet to check the jigs out. At times there were 4 or more fish on the flasher at multiple depths. Even though they bit like little guys, the fish were chunky stockers, along with a couple of browns. There you go - about as detailed a suggestion as I can give you. This is what is called Hot Spotttng, so keep a couple for dinner and turn the rest loose for others to enjoy. This posting will delete itself in 5, 4, 3......
 Reply by: ashaffer      Posted: 12/7/2018 9:43:47 PM     Points: 360    
Looking to head up to RFL tomorrow morning, would be up to pair up with anyone else here who's going that way. Thinking Parvin for a bit of a challenge but bigger fish, but I'll fish any of them.
 Reply by: GoNe_FiShIn_11      Posted: 12/7/2018 10:30:27 PM     Points: 3483    
Thanks for the replys. Think I got a game plan for the morning. Avoid the island areas and ready for the w. Thanks goose and kevo for the email. Very helpful and much appreciated.
Perch thanks for the report.

Ashaffer- I will be a lone soldier tomorrow so if you want to meet up shot me a text or email. They're both above. Im looking at starting at dowdy. Hoping to be up the about 10ish. Coming from out east so it will be a bit of a drive.
 Reply by: Kev-o      Posted: 12/8/2018 8:32:16 PM     Points: 50869    
Have any luck? How about an update?
 Reply by: GoNe_FiShIn_11      Posted: 12/9/2018 10:38:19 AM     Points: 3483    
Sorry for the delay. Came home to a sick baby last night. Had a great trip yesterday. Meet up with ashaffer- at dowdy and spent most of the day there.
Beautiful day on the ice plenty of people out enjoying it too. Fishing was good most of day for small bows bows and browns. Nothing to brag about but fun. Kool area can't wait to get back
 Reply by: GoNe_FiShIn_11      Posted: 12/9/2018 10:40:45 AM     Points: 3483    
This one if for you kevo

 Reply by: GoNe_FiShIn_11      Posted: 12/9/2018 11:02:45 AM     Points: 3483    
Fatest of the day
 Reply by: GoNe_FiShIn_11      Posted: 12/9/2018 11:07:57 AM     Points: 3483    
We went to parvin for the evening bite. Ice was a little thicker at 9 inches. Kool lake there. Ashaffer did good there with a few fish but caught the ol' black and white kitty there.
 Reply by: Goosehunter82      Posted: 12/9/2018 11:42:39 AM     Points: 44407    
Glad you guys had a good time. It's definitely a beautiful area and the fish are usually willing to play.
 Reply by: Kev-o      Posted: 12/9/2018 2:33:43 PM     Points: 50869    
Right on Iím glad that you guys got into a few up there. That one is small but not small enough for my taste lol. Hope you baby gets well soon man.
Did Shaffer get any snags? 🤓
 Reply by: GoNe_FiShIn_11      Posted: 12/9/2018 4:14:18 PM     Points: 3483    
Yeah little man is doing better today. Toddlers sure do keep you on your toes. Lol

Shaffer sure did show me how it's done yesterday.
He differently put all the nicer fish on the ice.
 Reply by: BigBoydNick      Posted: 12/14/2018 1:33:14 PM     Points: 50    
Thanks for the info everyone really helps a novice like me. I was hoping to fish red feather tomorrow morning but it has been pretty warm the last few days since I have seen any reports. It is a decent drive from where I live so i was wondering if anyone knows if the ice is still solid and safe? though its been warm. Any other tips on lures for dowdy would be great I normally just fish spoons on west lake.
 Reply by: TADA32      Posted: 12/14/2018 2:06:35 PM     Points: 9432    
I would imagine that the ice is still good. call the little shop up there. they usually know. But I bet ice is still 8+ inches.
 Reply by: spinn3r      Posted: 12/14/2018 3:13:48 PM     Points: 6330    
TADA32 is correct. Just got back from Parvin. It was the best ice fishing weather I've ever had in Red Feather - warm and sub-5mph wind, with plenty of solid ice.
 Reply by: BigBoydNick      Posted: 12/14/2018 3:33:24 PM     Points: 50    
Good to hear. Looks like it will be windy tomorrow but I can't wait to get up there Sunday. Thanks
 Reply by: Kev-o      Posted: 12/14/2018 5:49:34 PM     Points: 50869    
A small teardrop,tube jig or rat finkie tipped with a wax or mealworm usually does the trick for me at Dowdy. Most reports Iíve been getting lately say that the ice is around 8Ē and itís slick so wear your cleats. Stay away from the islands because the ice seems to be thinner around them. Good luck.👍

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