Reply by: GSOutfitters Posted: Mar. 9, 2:03:03 PM Points: 118
The ice is still really hard and thick. There are a handful of spots that form water on the ice around the edges, so be cautious entering and exiting the ice from the shore. Other than that, the ice is going to be fish-able for a few more weeks
GSO is spot on - was up on Sunday and fished on a solid 15". Saw a couple spots of water on top of the ice near shore, but the ice should hold up for a while still. There are some serious pressure ridges near the pinnacles / west elk area - I would stay away from those for sure
Reply by: machz8 Posted: Mar. 10, 10:26:11 AM Points: 42
A group of us fished Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Elk Creek, Sapinero and Iola areas. Solid ice as previously stated. Sunday afternoon standing water on top of the ice. The 40-42F weather really diminished the snow pack over the time we were there. Hard and crusty in the morning, but turns soft as the day progresses.
Really concerned about the future of the kokanee being the ones we found are full of lice. Subsequently, the browns were sparse in the spots we've know to hold decent browns. Found plentiful trout, but had to work for them and average size were 10 - 14"..
Ice should hold for several more weeks, but if the warm weather continues it won't be long for the long poles.