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Stopped by Ririe on the way back from the ski hill this evening. BTW, the snow at Kelly's was great and had some decent powder Smile. Anyway, Ririe was completely covered with ice. I wandered down to the end of the dock w/ a rock and threw it at the surface. It took to throws to the same spot to break through, but it did. The ice is about 1.5 inches thick (give or take a small amount). I wouldn't be comfortable on it yet considering that I could make it crack by stomping hard on it from the safety of the dock. However, with the forecast for no days above freezing (except maybe one) for the next week I bet it gets drilled next weekend!


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Re: [Belasko] Ririe In reply to
I heard some guys climbed down the dam face and drilled today. They tie themselves off to the rocks with ropes. I just can't see going swimming there this time of year.

I'm thinking it will be 3" or better sooner rather than later!

I can't wait!

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Re: [MMDon] Ririe In reply to
Yea that's crazy! Now I"ve tied myself to my pickup once when stealhead fishing on the salmon but to take that chance to catch something small like perch or small kokanee......?-not going to happenCrazy

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Re: [ironrod] Ririe In reply to
At least Ririe doesn't have current!

Since these guys are in their late 60's you'd think they would know better.

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Re: [MMDon] Ririe In reply to
I'll give you that on the current- I haven't done this for yrs, once I really thought it through. I would be dead from the cold/drowning before I could pull myself out of the river! Tongue

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Re: [ironrod] Ririe In reply to
So any reports?????? Ppl prob keeping it on the low but maybe ill take the drive from poky to ck it out. Just was wanting to see if anyone new for sure the ice conditions. Thanks.

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Re: [dma_ayotte] Ririe In reply to
I don't know for sure, but from what I saw on sat. people should be fishing parts of it this weekend.

Windriver

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Re: [windriver] Ririe In reply to
It was in Post register today that ice is on at Ririe and they are fishing and that ice fishermen are keeping it quite that fishing is on. They also reminded that a permit is needed at Ririe and as of yesterday, only 25 winter permits had been sold. Good news I guess for those of you who fish it and permits are unlimited this year.

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Re: [duksnfish] Ririe In reply to
Hey guys,

I work near Ririe, so I decided to check it out this morning. There's 3 to 3 & 1/2" of Ice (didn't have a measuring tape). I talked to a guy who was out fishing in about 60' of water, hadn't had a bite yet. I ventured out on it a little, felt real solid and super clear. Couple spots where a few guys had been fishing. I'm going out there probably tomorrow morning early to see if I can get a bite or two.

How does one get a permit to fish there?
-IceHoleFisher-
Cody, WY
(This post was edited by IceHoleFisher on Jan 6, 2011, 7:50 AM)

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Re: [IceHoleFisher] Ririe In reply to
The ice is 3" but is super soft. A spud bar would go right through it yesterday. Do not try to go across the lake without a bar to test the ice!

You can pick up a permit downstairs in the county court house at the Commissioner's office, second door on the right I believe, or you can stop out at the office at Ririe. The two season stickers were $75.00.
(This post was edited by MMDon on Jan 6, 2011, 8:52 AM)

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Re: [MMDon] Ririe In reply to
ditto on the safety. I think the more people keep pushing the envelope on getting out for early ice at places like Ririe, its just a matter of time before someone takes a swim

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Re: [MMDon] Ririe In reply to
We've been there once, last summer. Paid to park and fished off the docks. Do we need a permit to fish now? What if we bring the boat this summer?

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Re: [mudsucker] Ririe In reply to
Fishing of the docks could get you a ticket. They frown on that but you can fish off of the bank next to the docks. The permit is for parking only. Your Idaho Fishing license and boat license fees pay for the rest. Parking is $5.00 a day on the weekends and less during the week unless they raised that fee as well. The permits we have are season passes.
(This post was edited by MMDon on Jan 6, 2011, 11:54 AM)

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Re: [MtnHomer] Ririe In reply to
Safety first. There was a guy at Fish Lake in Utah who broke through the ice (6-7" where they checked in several places going out) on their return walk across the lake in the same place.
Boating throw ropes and life jackets are a great items to take.
What was decided about motor vehicles on the lake? Did they leave it to ATV's only?
Todays Post Register outdoors article about Ririe said there are facilities at Blacktail and Juniper. Makes it sound like they are both open. That would be nice to spread people out
I plan on going to closer places to fish more this year so I will not buy a year permit or buying bait or gas from those along the way to Ririe to fish.

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Re: [MMDon] Ririe In reply to
The weekday permits, Mon-Fri, are only $3/day. Atleast that's what's posted at the entrance.
-IceHoleFisher-
Cody, WY

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Re: [IceHoleFisher] Ririe In reply to
kentd71 wrote:
Todays Post Register outdoors article about Ririe said there are facilities at Blacktail and Juniper. Makes it sound like they are both open. That would be nice to spread people out

Have the rules changed? Did they open Blacktail for ice fishing, or is this a case of "Do not believe everything you read in the newspaper" thing?

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Re: [prvrt] Ririe In reply to
Maybe that end of the lake is open one mile from the ramp . . .

but, it's illegal to go across the federal winter refuge to get there.

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Re: [prvrt] Ririe In reply to
F&G regulations still say: " Ice fishing is restricted to the area from the dam to the posted boundary about 1 mile upstream"

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Re: [MMDon] Ririe In reply to
I don't think the other end is open. In the new Reg's it still says ice fishing is restricted to the area from the dam to the posted boundary about 1 mile upstream.Frown

Jim

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Re: [cpierce] Ririe In reply to
Beat me too it.Smile

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Re: [jimpete525] Ririe In reply to
Yeah, no changes to winter ice fishing waters. You can have 6 Kokes and 6 Trout however!

Did I mention there are now big trout in Ririe. Last year at the end of our Kokanee fishing we were picking up 3 to 5 lb. Cutthroats in Ririe. At first we thought it was a fluke but if you accidentally dropped a rigger down to their depth it was all you could catch. These aren't the emaciated Cutts you usually catch by accident there. Evidently the F&G failed to mention the planting of these large "bonus" fish.
(This post was edited by MMDon on Jan 6, 2011, 5:51 PM)

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Re: [MMDon] Ririe In reply to
If the cutts are fine spotted Snake River cutts, then they are probably planters or planter hold overs. If they are the large spotted cutts then they might be some wild ones that came down out of the Willow Creek drainage area.

F&G have planted a good number 6 inch plus fish there, and they could have thrown some older stock in.

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Re: [cpierce] Ririe In reply to
Since they are only located within a mile or two of the dam and none are to be found at the upper end they would have to be planters. We kept releasing them boatside. Not the target species we fish for.

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Re: [cpierce] Ririe In reply to
cpierce,

Not to change the subject but I wanted to take a sec to say thank you for all the great info you bring to the boards. It's really appreciated!

Don

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Re: [MMDon] Ririe In reply to
Thank you, that was very nice of you to say. BlushBlush I have always been fascinated with fishing and fish. The Internet makes it so much easier to find information than waiting to read the next Outdoor Life as I did as a kid.

I wish I had some reports to post, but I haven't been on the water since it got Cold (with a capital C) again!

I am waiting for a few warm days to hit the open water.

I have only fished Ririe once in the summer time. Do you generally only catch the cutts on the end closer to the dam?

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