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Friday, April 3, 2009

Cracked Ice

Ten miles south of Sandpoint, Cocolalla Lake is an accessible, 800-acre year-round fishery fed by Cocolalla Creek. It's also popular for ice fishing in winter ... although the ice is beginning to break up as April arrives, creating a jagged design from the eastern shoreline to the west. Cocolalla Creek provides spawning habitat for brown, rainbow, cutthroat and brook trout. Opportunities for warm water fish really sets this lake apart from other north Idaho lakes, especially the chance to catch channel catfish.

1 comment:

Bent said...

Nice picture Kerri. I bought a place on Cocolalla lake and lived there for three years when I worked at the Bee.

If you are interested in catching big fish, this is the time. Troll a small rainbow or perch pattern #10 Mepps spinnner with a nighcrawler for a tail right through those cracks in the ice and you'll catch five pound Gerard rainbows and equally monsterous German Browns...It's a great time to fish that lake when the ice is breaking up.