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Old 11-03-2017, 12:19 PM
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Just over 1 inch around Edmonton at several places. Let the games begin!
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Old 11-03-2017, 01:09 PM
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Just over 1 inch around Edmonton at several places. Let the games begin!
Meaning some pothole lakes? I'm sure Pigeon is still open...though it is getting pretty cold overnight -17C out that way last night.
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Old 11-03-2017, 01:16 PM
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Meaning some pothole lakes? I'm sure Pigeon is still open...though it is getting pretty cold overnight -17C out that way last night.
Ya the smaller ones. If I had to guess we will be walking on Pigeon in under a week.
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Old 11-03-2017, 01:57 PM
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Ya the smaller ones. If I had to guess we will be walking on Pigeon in under a week.
I like it. See you at Mulhurst
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Old 11-04-2017, 08:10 AM
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Holy carp! -20 out at Pigeon. Just might take a drive that way to see what is up...
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Old 11-04-2017, 10:19 AM
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Last year at end of nov. temps went from above zero to double digit negative overnight. one week later there was one foot of ice at pit lake! (water was already cold and wind low that time too.)
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Old 11-04-2017, 10:51 AM
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Too much snow it is insulating so the freeze is going to take some time. Not worth the risk just yet -20 or not.

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Old 11-04-2017, 12:48 PM
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Too much snow it is insulating so the freeze is going to take some time. Not worth the risk just yet -20 or not.

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Maybe 5 inches of snow here...and most of that likely fell into the lake. So no, it will not be an insulating factor yet. Hopefully the snow holds off and that is what the forecast shows.
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Old 11-04-2017, 03:35 PM
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Elbow lake . 3" to 7" of ice depending on how far out .
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Old 11-04-2017, 05:25 PM
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Gull mostly froze over last night, heard sylvan is part silly as well. My balls arent big enough to walk out and measure though.
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Old 11-04-2017, 10:45 PM
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Lake Isle was frozen over today 🎣
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Old 11-05-2017, 07:42 AM
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This ice is way too early, I still have some deer tags to fill dang it.
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Old 11-05-2017, 08:07 AM
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Isle Lake is froze already? Gull? Thats too early...

Guess I'll have to go check for myself at some local lakes...
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Old 11-05-2017, 08:48 AM
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Gull mostly froze over last night, heard sylvan is part silly as well. My balls arent big enough to walk out and measure though.
They make other types of flotation devices
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Old 11-05-2017, 10:50 AM
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Got my coffee and Bailey's, breakfast sandwich and drove out to Pigeon this morning.

Not as far as I would have hoped for ice but it is a start:



Geese still floating around out there.




Just the bays have a thin layer. I might walk on a Mulhurst in a couple of weeks when there is some solid ice.
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Old 11-05-2017, 03:12 PM
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In 1986 I was ice fishing on Pigeon on November 5th. The ice was 4 inches thick 20 yards from shore. Caught a few whites.

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Old 11-05-2017, 04:05 PM
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Chestermere is frozen. Didn't go out to check the thickness.
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Old 11-05-2017, 07:36 PM
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Well I couldn't wait, ended up driving out to a near by larger pike lake and fished on a solid 1-2in of ice depending on the hole for an hour, lol. Its almost like there was no ice. After a rather enthusiastic hook set on the tip-up after my first bite of the year, and hearing the ice start shattering and water flooding around the hole, I decided that was enough for this outing Sketchy. But the bug is out so I can chill now until we have real ice, in hopefully a few days
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Old 11-05-2017, 07:55 PM
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Got my coffee and Bailey's, breakfast sandwich and drove out to Pigeon this morning.

Not as far as I would have hoped for ice but it is a start:



Geese still floating around out there.




Just the bays have a thin layer. I might walk on a Mulhurst in a couple of weeks when there is some solid ice.
I'll be there in three weeks... if the temps hold I'm hoping to be icing some fish there! Tell those geese to leave or take the shotgun to them! They're keeping the lake open.
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Old 11-06-2017, 08:35 AM
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I'll be there in three weeks... if the temps hold I'm hoping to be icing some fish there! Tell those geese to leave or take the shotgun to them! They're keeping the lake open.
Yeah! Their poop is warming up the area and hindering ice formation. Someone do something!!

CPT, that's not an ice report that is a blood chilling report. You got some guts...and nuts. 1-2 inches and the word solid do not combine.
But it is coming along for sure. Best of luck out there in the upcoming early season.
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Old 11-06-2017, 09:59 AM
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Lac Ste Anne is 2/3 iced over as if this morning.


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Old 11-06-2017, 10:07 AM
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Wabamun partially froze over last night as well

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Old 11-06-2017, 12:18 PM
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Just ordered my underwater TV camera and got the new ice shack painted up so ready to roll but I'll wait and play it safe
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Old 11-07-2017, 03:41 PM
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I was at lake Isle yesterday afternoon The middle still had a long narrow strip of open water. Be another day before its completely frozen across
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Old 11-08-2017, 11:54 AM
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Gull mostly froze over last night, heard sylvan is part silly as well. My balls arent big enough to walk out and measure though.
X2. They will get a lot smaller if attached to a body that breaks through .........

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Old 11-08-2017, 03:21 PM
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Climate change they say LOL
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Old 11-08-2017, 03:58 PM
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Default Twin Valley/Pine Coulee

Twin Valley is 2 thru 3 inches at two distant locations checked, Ice formation looks decent but personally won't be hitting the ice till the 19th. snow atop is maybe 1/4 inch and that's being generous. though with the above day time temps plus wind coming up conditions might degrade or level out ice rapidly. Overnights will grow maybe 1/2 inch.

Pine Coulee is frozen all but the SE leg of the lake, so if you know how to access or are willing to walk a long long way, you might be able to fish from shore. rest of the lake has what I'd call sketchy grey ice, bubbly with signs of flood ice freezing atop. I personally wouldn't chance pcr for walk on until at least the 25th or further. Bridge area completely frozen for those thinking it might be open for casting. Frozen at boat launch too but sketchy.

Was going to check Clear and with what I gathered from TVR/PCR and the vegetation in Clear, I'd put it in the later part of November for comfy ice trudging.

So for the heavier less nimble over dressed ice fishers, November 25th should be walkable. for the gutsier ice shufflers, pack light and wear flotation or rope off a tinner and report back.

[edit: just checked long term forecast for area and for comfy ice, I'm going to bump the date up to December 1st. Overnights will grow ice but daytimes will degrade with wind and above temps.]

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Old 11-08-2017, 04:16 PM
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Anyone hear how the ice is at Burnstik or Phyliss?
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Old 11-08-2017, 07:31 PM
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Anyone have an idea the ice at Newell or McGregor would be?

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