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Cascade Lake, ID/Ice Fishing
« on: November 01, 2023, 09:49:36 AM »
I booked an ice fishing trip for the wife and I down on Cascade Lake, ID for 15 Jan 2024.  Can't wait to finally fish that lake!!
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Re: Cascade Lake, ID/Ice Fishing
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2023, 02:17:15 PM »
We are headed to that lake next summer with some friends.  Such a cool area.  Love ice fishing up here, so should have a blast on that trip and some dandy perch are in that lake also

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Re: Cascade Lake, ID/Ice Fishing
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2023, 10:19:37 AM »
Never ice fished there but, get to Cascade often. I love the area. State Park campground is as nice as they come with paved spots and nice bathrooms/showers. Not sure it's open in the winter. The other campground on the lake is so so
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Re: Cascade Lake, ID/Ice Fishing
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2023, 12:56:38 PM »
Those fat Perch sound so delicious! Here's my cousin and his buddies on a trip down there. He's a fishing guide and does some cool YouTube videos. Enjoy the trip!


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Re: Cascade Lake, ID/Ice Fishing
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2023, 01:25:54 PM »
I booked an ice fishing trip for the wife and I down on Cascade Lake, ID for 15 Jan 2024.  Can't wait to finally fish that lake!!
Who is taking you out? Weíve iced fished it twice, missed last year. Itís a blast especially if you can get a good school of perch going on under you, might get some monster trout too. January is a great time to go, you just need to get there before mid to late February when the blood worm hatch occurs which makes catching anything challenging. Iíd be surprised the state park would be open for camping, the snow build up and temperatures would make for difficult maintenance.
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Re: Cascade Lake, ID/Ice Fishing
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2023, 01:27:50 PM »
Sounds like a blast.   No idea what their weather has been like. Feels like Sept everywhere Iíve been. I hope you get some ice!

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Re: Cascade Lake, ID/Ice Fishing
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2023, 09:38:40 AM »
I booked an ice fishing trip for the wife and I down on Cascade Lake, ID for 15 Jan 2024.  Can't wait to finally fish that lake!!
Who is taking you out? Weíve iced fished it twice, missed last year. Itís a blast especially if you can get a good school of perch going on under you, might get some monster trout too. January is a great time to go, you just need to get there before mid to late February when the blood worm hatch occurs which makes catching anything challenging. Iíd be surprised the state park would be open for camping, the snow build up and temperatures would make for difficult maintenance.

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Re: Cascade Lake, ID/Ice Fishing
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2023, 09:39:18 AM »
Those fat Perch sound so delicious! Here's my cousin and his buddies on a trip down there. He's a fishing guide and does some cool YouTube videos. Enjoy the trip!


Great video, thanks for sharing!
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Re: Cascade Lake, ID/Ice Fishing
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2023, 08:09:26 AM »
Well I was wrong on the camping
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Re: Cascade Lake, ID/Ice Fishing
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2023, 10:41:44 AM »
Have a great time!
I felt like a one legged cat trying to bury a terd on a frozen pond!

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Re: Cascade Lake, ID/Ice Fishing
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2023, 05:28:00 PM »
We got a AirBnB
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Re: Cascade Lake, ID/Ice Fishing
« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2023, 05:29:31 PM »
We got a AirBnB
Good choice, be comfortable.
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Re: Cascade Lake, ID/Ice Fishing
« Reply #12 on: December 27, 2023, 09:45:30 AM »
Well bummer the Cascade Lake trip has been cancelled.  Maybe next year!  :(
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Re: Cascade Lake, ID/Ice Fishing
« Reply #13 on: December 27, 2023, 10:13:44 AM »
I assume due to lack of ice? 

I know only the super shallow stuff is frozen up here.

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Re: Cascade Lake, ID/Ice Fishing
« Reply #14 on: December 27, 2023, 12:02:56 PM »
Well bummer the Cascade Lake trip has been cancelled.  Maybe next year!  :(
That is unfortunate. Sorry to hear that :(
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Re: Cascade Lake, ID/Ice Fishing
« Reply #15 on: December 27, 2023, 01:19:16 PM »
I assume due to lack of ice? 

I know only the super shallow stuff is frozen up here.

Wierd year.

That is a small part of it.  Scheduling issues as well.  I WILL make it down there.  :)
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Re: Cascade Lake, ID/Ice Fishing
« Reply #16 on: December 27, 2023, 01:53:06 PM »
Bummer!
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Re: Cascade Lake, ID/Ice Fishing
« Reply #17 on: December 27, 2023, 01:55:52 PM »
Might be a blessing in disguise with a slow start with ice build up.
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Re: Cascade Lake, ID/Ice Fishing
« Reply #18 on: January 01, 2024, 10:07:29 AM »
Just talked to a guy thatís on Cascade right now and thereís 7Ē inches finally.
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Re: Cascade Lake, ID/Ice Fishing
« Reply #19 on: January 30, 2024, 01:17:24 PM »
I assume due to lack of ice? 

I know only the super shallow stuff is frozen up here.

Wierd year.

That is a small part of it.  Scheduling issues as well.  I WILL make it down there.  :)

Heading there in a couple weeks for my 5th year. I will spend 10 days fishing it and Payette for big lakers. We typically do really well on Cascade with my PB is a 17'' 2.8LB perch. 

Here are my tips for you:

1) You really don't NEED a guide. Use a good map and fish structure and you will be on fish.
2) Make sure you have good rubber boots because the slush can be brutal!
3) Don't waste money on all the gimmick lures and jigs. Tingler spoons and small perch pattern Frost Bite Tantrums or the like. Hali jigs if they are being picky.
4) Don't be afraid to move. If you're not on fish, go find them.
5) If you want big trout, fish shallow or middle of column
6)  Buy, or make, some Jaw Jackers- They work and you will catch fish on them. You get 5 rods per person, use them!
7) Most important step- Stop buy Tackle Toms and spend some money. They are great guys and it's nice to support them.

I sure hope you find a way to get there this year. If not, good luck to you next year! Pray you don't hit the chironomidae larva hatch. If you do, or you hear that it's happening, you should expect fishing to suck butt.
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Re: Cascade Lake, ID/Ice Fishing
« Reply #20 on: January 30, 2024, 01:38:52 PM »
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Re: Cascade Lake, ID/Ice Fishing
« Reply #21 on: January 30, 2024, 03:05:31 PM »
Cousin fished it a few days ago, pretty sloppy and wet. 45 degrees there today but looks like itís going to gradually get colder through the week. I think weíre going to pass on going this year. The way the weather is here at home thinking on busting the boat out pretty soon  :tung: .
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Re: Cascade Lake, ID/Ice Fishing
« Reply #22 on: February 19, 2024, 02:45:20 PM »
I assume due to lack of ice? 

I know only the super shallow stuff is frozen up here.

Wierd year.

That is a small part of it.  Scheduling issues as well.  I WILL make it down there.  :)

Heading there in a couple weeks for my 5th year. I will spend 10 days fishing it and Payette for big lakers. We typically do really well on Cascade with my PB is a 17'' 2.8LB perch. 

Here are my tips for you:

1) You really don't NEED a guide. Use a good map and fish structure and you will be on fish.
2) Make sure you have good rubber boots because the slush can be brutal!
3) Don't waste money on all the gimmick lures and jigs. Tingler spoons and small perch pattern Frost Bite Tantrums or the like. Hali jigs if they are being picky.
4) Don't be afraid to move. If you're not on fish, go find them.
5) If you want big trout, fish shallow or middle of column
6)  Buy, or make, some Jaw Jackers- They work and you will catch fish on them. You get 5 rods per person, use them!
7) Most important step- Stop buy Tackle Toms and spend some money. They are great guys and it's nice to support them.

I sure hope you find a way to get there this year. If not, good luck to you next year! Pray you don't hit the chironomidae larva hatch. If you do, or you hear that it's happening, you should expect fishing to suck butt.

How did you do on the lakers? Macks are a new personal favorite to target for me.

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Re: Cascade Lake, ID/Ice Fishing
« Reply #23 on: February 25, 2024, 12:11:28 PM »
I assume due to lack of ice? 

I know only the super shallow stuff is frozen up here.

Wierd year.

That is a small part of it.  Scheduling issues as well.  I WILL make it down there.  :)

Heading there in a couple weeks for my 5th year. I will spend 10 days fishing it and Payette for big lakers. We typically do really well on Cascade with my PB is a 17'' 2.8LB perch. 

Here are my tips for you:

1) You really don't NEED a guide. Use a good map and fish structure and you will be on fish.
2) Make sure you have good rubber boots because the slush can be brutal!
3) Don't waste money on all the gimmick lures and jigs. Tingler spoons and small perch pattern Frost Bite Tantrums or the like. Hali jigs if they are being picky.
4) Don't be afraid to move. If you're not on fish, go find them.
5) If you want big trout, fish shallow or middle of column
6)  Buy, or make, some Jaw Jackers- They work and you will catch fish on them. You get 5 rods per person, use them!
7) Most important step- Stop buy Tackle Toms and spend some money. They are great guys and it's nice to support them.

I sure hope you find a way to get there this year. If not, good luck to you next year! Pray you don't hit the chironomidae larva hatch. If you do, or you hear that it's happening, you should expect fishing to suck butt.

How did you do on the lakers? Macks are a new personal favorite to target for me.

Sadly, the ice on Payette was unsafe so I could not go after lakers. Cascade treated me nice. Lots of jumbos and big trout.
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