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Priest, upper Priest ice
« on: January 23, 2022, 03:52:11 PM »
Real interested in fishing upper Priest camping on the ice, anyone done it?

I want lakers


Can I snowmobile the channel from the main lake?

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Re: Priest, upper Priest ice
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2022, 04:16:26 PM »
Bead has mac's and lings.

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Re: Priest, upper Priest ice
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2022, 10:22:16 PM »
I fished Bead at 0 dark, they got campground hosts locking everything up  :bash:

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Re: Priest, upper Priest ice
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2022, 05:01:27 AM »
How was the ice ? Was told a couple days ago it is questionable still, “don’t go past the power lines “ they said. I really want a Mac threw the ice.

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Re: Priest, upper Priest ice
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2022, 08:54:59 AM »
Oh that was in the summer, it sucked they locked the gates to the boat launch and I got pissed, woke the host up at 3 am he was pissed too

I hate contracted 3rd party campgrounds



It might all be open for the off season ice fishing but I don't know  :dunno:

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Re: Priest, upper Priest ice
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2022, 08:57:36 AM »
Oh that was in the summer, it sucked they locked the gates to the boat launch and I got pissed, woke the host up at 3 am he was pissed too

I hate contracted 3rd party campgrounds



It might all be open for the off season ice fishing but I don't know  :dunno:

Not sure if they plow the access to the launch. Anyone know?

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Re: Priest, upper Priest ice
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2022, 09:02:32 AM »
I called the Newport ranger dist, left a voicemail.  They didn't answer. 

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Re: Priest, upper Priest ice
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2022, 09:20:23 AM »
I've been to bead a few times in the winter and the gate has always been closed. None of the roads are plowed open throughout the launch area. I haven't been there this year but thats how its been for the last 3 winters. We would just park at the county road and make the hike in through the public launch. Don't swet durring the hike in.
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Re: Priest, upper Priest ice
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2022, 09:29:04 AM »
pretty good jaunt if the snow's are deep and you're pulling a camping trip size load


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Re: Priest, upper Priest ice
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2022, 11:51:59 AM »
Yup, that's the route. it's mostly downhill on the way in..... usually there's alot of foot traffic so there's a decent base to the snow.
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Re: Priest, upper Priest ice
« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2022, 12:52:05 PM »
Finally got ahold of someone who knew something about Priest lake,  not much for ice on priest and the channel is open water.  Ice only extends from the shore about 12 feet then its open water. 

Best way to fish is just in a boat.



As for Bead,  I was told no snowmobile allowed through the campground.   Not too bad of a hike if the snow is packed though.  Sounds like it gets fished

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Re: Priest, upper Priest ice
« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2022, 01:35:28 PM »
Last year the line of rigs was a half mile long at the gate.

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Re: Priest, upper Priest ice
« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2022, 08:56:14 PM »
My in-laws live at Desert Aire, I have been curious about Priest Lake in front of Desert Aire, because I have never seen anyone fishing it out of all the times I have been the to visit.

Is there a decent fishery there?
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Re: Priest, upper Priest ice
« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2022, 04:47:10 AM »
Different Priest lake, but yes  the fishing is really good.

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Re: Priest, upper Priest ice
« Reply #14 on: January 25, 2022, 05:00:44 AM »
The time window is growing thin on the ice fishing ,if you know what I mean. :chuckle::chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle:

I haven't look at forecast ,but I thought colder temps where coming back soon. :dunno:
You guys know the cycle....
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