Winter doesn’t mean fishing is done for the season

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Perch caught at Curlew Lake in December of 2020.

Tips and tricks for fun and safe ice fishing:

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These are rough guidelines. WDFW does NOT recommend taking motorized vehicles on ice. Courtesy the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife does not measure ice on fishing lakes and cannot guarantee ice fishing safety so be extremely careful.

Ice fishing essentials

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Ella and her dad ice fishing for perch near Colville. Photo by Brittany Gordon.

Look for ice fishing opportunities at these eastern Washington lakes*:

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Did we mention safety?

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The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is dedicated to preserving, protecting and perpetuating the state’s fish and wildlife resources.

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