Payette Lake is frozen — and the giant Mackinaw trout are biting

Every year during ice fishing season, I get lots of questions about Payette Lake in McCall. It is lesser known than Cascade, and fewer anglers fish it, but the giant Mackinaw trout that lurk in the depths of Payette are a definite draw. Ice season on Payette Lake often arrives late and doesn’t last long, but it’s here now.


What is snowkiting?

Snowkiting, which allows skiers and snowboarders to glide across snowy terrain while being pulled by the wind via a large kite, is gaining popularity as a winter sport.

See the ‘Firefall’ at Yosemite National Park

An optical illusion created by sunlight hitting Horsetail Fall in Yosemite National Park creates a “firefall” for a few days each February.