COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho -- The cold temperatures are helping ice-fishing season in the Coeur d’Alene area. Some say this season is better than years past.
Fisherman said the cold snap is helping build up the ice on Fernan Lake, which means more people are out fishing.
“The ice, you know just the thickness and the quality of the ice has been better than years past,” said Manager of Fins & Feathers, Jordan Smith.
Usually the thickness of ice at local lakes tends to fluctuate and it keeps fisherman away. A big freeze in December has turned out to be a great season out on the ice.
“This year, it’s been consistent for two months. We’ve had people going ice fishing every day for two months,” said fisherman Jeff Smith.
All the frozen lake water has been translating into extra sales for the folks at Fin & Feathers Tackle Shop.
“It’s kept our business pretty consistent this year,” said Jordan Smith.