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Please be very careful! Ice conditions can change daily this time of year. Bring your ice picks, safety rope, ice cleats and your fishing buddy. Remember 4” of GOOD SOLID ice is best for adult, 6-8” for and ATV and at least 12” for larger ATV/UTV and Trucks!
3-4” of ice. Still a bit thin on the North end of the lake. Good numbers of small Pike. Perch fishing good for nice fish (10-14”). Not heavy numbers, but good fish. Try small jigs for Perch. Pete’s Tackle Slab Slayers or small diamond jigs tipped with maggots or grubs. For Pike, try small smelt or small dead minnows. Twister Tails with lead head jigs tipped with cut-bait work well for those Pike too. Check your Regulations for Perch – 10 over 10” unlimited under 10”.
3-4” of ice. Reports of fishing on the West end. Watch your ice, Stillwater does have a large river channel flowing through. Hearing reports of good Perch – 8-12”, few Pike and Lake Trout. Also, same limits for Perch as Smith Lake – 10 over 10” and unlimited under 10”.
Upper Thompson: 2-4” of ice. No reports yet.
Lake Five: 2-4” of ice. Few Kokanee reports.
Half Moon Lake: 2-4” of ice. No reports yet.
Lynch Lake: 3-4” of ice. Some reports of Pike 3-5lb.
Island Lake: There is some ice. No reports on thickness though.
Browns Lake: 4-5” of ice. Some good Rainbow reports.
Salmon Lake: There is ice, but no reports on thickness.
Hidden Lake (Blackfeet Reservation): 4-5” of ice. Good Rainbow reports coming in.
Still producing good number of Lake Whitefish. Few Lake Trout, Cutts and Rainbows as well. Check your regulations before fishing on the river as they have changed for the winter months.