Go Back   Alberta Outdoorsmen Forum > Main Category > Fishing Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #31  
Old 11-08-2017, 08:06 PM
straight's Avatar
straight straight is offline
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Calgary
Posts: 95
Default

McGregor is solid frozen as you can see from the north dam, 2.5" of ice. Water is not clear.
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 11-09-2017, 12:05 AM
roofish roofish is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 9
Default ice

4 inches of ice on trout lakes around edmonton. caught my limit in an hour!
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 11-09-2017, 06:59 AM
Bassett's Avatar
Bassett Bassett is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Edmonton
Posts: 2,561
Default

Didn't go out and measure thickness but chip lake is frozen across as well.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
__________________
Instagram: @albertalivin
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 11-09-2017, 12:39 PM
THERICARDO THERICARDO is offline
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 317
Default

Gull today is frozen over but pretty sketchy... 1.5 inches of ice till about 10 feet out. Was terrified to go any further... Will check again after weekend
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old 11-09-2017, 01:41 PM
SNAPFisher SNAPFisher is offline
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 2,281
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by THERICARDO View Post
Gull today is frozen over but pretty sketchy... 1.5 inches of ice till about 10 feet out. Was terrified to go any further... Will check again after weekend
Thanks! It is appreciated but you don't have to rush checking. It should get some good ice now over the next week - at least half an inch per day.

One thing is for sure, there will be a lot of ice for opening day. I'm still predicting 13 average for Gull by 11-Dec.
Reply With Quote
  #36  
Old 11-09-2017, 03:26 PM
CPT_420 CPT_420 is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 201
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SNAPFisher View Post
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.
As long as you use caution and know how to read the ice, you would be surprised how much weight an inch of clear ice can support. That said, I have purposely broke through before in deep water to get out and I am quite comfortable. I'm sure we will run into each other out there this year, good luck to you too!

I was out again yesterday and landed my first pike this season, just a small guy but I didn't have much time to fish either. 2-3inches of ice depending on the hole!
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Nov8_2017_First_Pike.jpg (47.8 KB, 214 views)
Reply With Quote
  #37  
Old 11-09-2017, 07:22 PM
cschache's Avatar
cschache cschache is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 389
Default slave lake

Any word on slave if it covered with ice yet? If it is I am sure it is scary thin.
__________________
The mark of a man is not found in his past,
but how he overcomes adversity and builds his future.
Quitting is not an option.
Regardless of the overwhelming odds or obstacles in your path,
you always have an opportunity to overcome.
It is your attitude that will determine the outcome.
Reply With Quote
  #38  
Old 11-10-2017, 08:57 AM
SNAPFisher SNAPFisher is offline
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 2,281
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CPT_420 View Post
As long as you use caution and know how to read the ice, you would be surprised how much weight an inch of clear ice can support. That said, I have purposely broke through before in deep water to get out and I am quite comfortable. I'm sure we will run into each other out there this year, good luck to you too!

I was out again yesterday and landed my first pike this season, just a small guy but I didn't have much time to fish either. 2-3inches of ice depending on the hole!
Yeah, I'm just not that guy. I have enough trouble ice fishing on 8 inches...it is just me and my own fears.

Nice work on the pike!

I'm am impressed the weather held out for the past 2 weeks. The next 2 are just as cold and colder...unbelievable. I don't recall a code snap this early and this continuous for this long.

Next 2 week forecast at Pigeon:

Saturday, November 11 1 Low -12
Sunday, November 12 -3 Low -10
Monday, November 13 -1 Low -9
Tuesday, November 14 -7 Low -12
Wednesday, November 15 -10 Low -17
Thursday, November 16 -14 Low -19
Friday, November 17 -11 Low -14
Saturday, November 18 -7 Low -12
Sunday, November 19 -8 Low -13
Monday, November 20 -8 Low -13
Tuesday, November 21 -7 Low -11
Wednesday, November 22 -6 Low -11
Thursday, November 23 -7 Low -10
Friday, November 24 -7 Low -10
Reply With Quote
  #39  
Old 11-10-2017, 12:30 PM
bobalong's Avatar
bobalong bobalong is offline
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 3,397
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SNAPFisher View Post
Yeah, I'm just not that guy. I have enough trouble ice fishing on 8 inches...it is just me and my own fears.
I think a bit of common sense comes into play at this time of year. When you have been ice fishing for a few years you realize that lakes don't freeze even.
I have seen as much as 8" difference around points or reefs later in the winter.

First ice can be very unpredictable, I am very anxious to get out but I need a bit more than a couple inches to feel comfortable. I like at least 6-8" for walking as it usually still leaves 3-4" in the "skinny" parts.
__________________
If I am lucky enough to live at the lake one day, that's lucky enough.
Reply With Quote
  #40  
Old 11-10-2017, 01:12 PM
Tabers Best Tabers Best is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 435
Lightbulb

A guy was ice fishing east of Taber today. I drove by and asked how much ice and he said he was on 6 inches.
Reply With Quote
  #41  
Old 11-11-2017, 12:08 AM
TylerThomson TylerThomson is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 443
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tabers Best View Post
A guy was ice fishing east of Taber today. I drove by and asked how much ice and he said he was on 6 inches.
Did you park yout truck beside his and then do some doughnuts around his shack before you left?
Reply With Quote
  #42  
Old 11-11-2017, 05:02 AM
Tabers Best Tabers Best is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 435
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TylerThomson View Post
Did you park yout truck beside his and then do some doughnuts around his shack before you left?
No i shouted from shore to him he drug his sled 50 feet from shore only and it was cakm down south yesterday.
Reply With Quote
  #43  
Old 11-11-2017, 06:39 AM
ROA ROA is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Under your stairs
Posts: 493
Default

This is the time of year the suits with flotation built in or even a life jacket and a set of spikes to claw your way out if you fall in are mandatory in my books. A guy is also smart to "spud" your way out with a heavy and sharp ice chisel as you walk. A few bucks spent on the basic equipment could save your life.
Reply With Quote
  #44  
Old 11-11-2017, 07:43 AM
TylerThomson TylerThomson is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 443
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tabers Best View Post
No i shouted from shore to him he drug his sled 50 feet from shore only and it was cakm down south yesterday.
Hahaha. I was just kidding. Once I get the wife her deer I can start fishing
Reply With Quote
  #45  
Old 11-11-2017, 10:09 AM
Tabers Best Tabers Best is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 435
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TylerThomson View Post
Hahaha. I was just kidding. Once I get the wife her deer I can start fishing
Yeah i am stoked to get out as well was just kinda surprised to hear 6 inches. At least thats what he said
Reply With Quote
  #46  
Old 11-11-2017, 11:40 AM
Kokanee9's Avatar
Kokanee9 Kokanee9 is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Calgary
Posts: 1,766
Default Bearspaw

Early yesterday morning Bearspaw was frozen side to side and almost end to end. Inlet end was still in the process and will go further once the temps cool down more.

Weak ice, far from safe to even go on and test thickness.
__________________
Don't be a Skippy!

http://youtu.be/ZLDzPH-cBhw
Reply With Quote
  #47  
Old 11-12-2017, 10:59 AM
Alex_Z_73 Alex_Z_73 is offline
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 6
Default Spray Lakes

Hi guys! Are there any updates on Spray Lakes?
Thank you!
Reply With Quote
  #48  
Old 11-12-2017, 11:21 AM
ROA ROA is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Under your stairs
Posts: 493
Default

Someone drove a car on Carson the other day. Didn't check how thick the ice is myself but it has got to be WAY to thin to be driving on with any margin of safety.
Reply With Quote
  #49  
Old 11-12-2017, 11:24 AM
muzzy muzzy is offline
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: lac ste anne county,west of Stony Plain
Posts: 973
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by cschache View Post
Any word on slave if it covered with ice yet? If it is I am sure it is scary thin.
Buddy lives in Slave Lake and he advised me yesterday its still wide open
Reply With Quote
  #50  
Old 11-12-2017, 12:15 PM
Mayhem Mayhem is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 892
Default Calling Lake

Any reports on Calling? Just looking for enough to walk on.

Thanks
Reply With Quote
  #51  
Old 11-12-2017, 01:10 PM
dutchpirate's Avatar
dutchpirate dutchpirate is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Medicine Hat
Posts: 129
Default

Anyone been at Newell, 40 Mile, or Cypress Hills (Ressor/Spruce/Elkwater) yet?
__________________
There is nothing ó absolutely nothing ó half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.
Reply With Quote
  #52  
Old 11-12-2017, 05:14 PM
Kim473's Avatar
Kim473 Kim473 is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Edmonton
Posts: 6,109
Default

Ice north east of edmonton is about 4 inches, if the temps stay low we could be driving on in 2 to 3 weeks,
__________________
Kim

Gonna get me a 16" perch.
Reply With Quote
  #53  
Old 11-12-2017, 06:22 PM
cschache's Avatar
cschache cschache is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 389
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by muzzy View Post
Buddy lives in Slave Lake and he advised me yesterday its still wide open
Figured so but thought maybe just maybe it was getting close to be fully covered!! thanks muzzy!
__________________
The mark of a man is not found in his past,
but how he overcomes adversity and builds his future.
Quitting is not an option.
Regardless of the overwhelming odds or obstacles in your path,
you always have an opportunity to overcome.
It is your attitude that will determine the outcome.
Reply With Quote
  #54  
Old 11-12-2017, 06:57 PM
AK47 AK47 is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Calgary
Posts: 550
Default

Lake McGregor today - solid 4 inches. Tons of pike in 3-5 lbs range ( please remind me why there is a zero limit? ).... no whitefish or burbot yet.
__________________
I intend to live forever. So far so good
Reply With Quote
  #55  
Old 11-12-2017, 08:54 PM
slingshotz slingshotz is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Calgary
Posts: 1,147
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by AK47 View Post
Lake McGregor today - solid 4 inches. Tons of pike in 3-5 lbs range ( please remind me why there is a zero limit? ).... no whitefish or burbot yet.
Was there today as well, got a bunch of pike as well but didn't see one whitefish either. Were you the one of the two guys on the west end of the dam or the large group in the middle? We were at the west end the three of us (my wife and son were the ones speaking Finnish) and a dog (not the dog without a tail).

If you were one of the two guys, if our dog got too nosy and close to you guys I apologize. We try and keep her from getting too close to others but sometimes we might not have noticed how far she wandered.
Reply With Quote
  #56  
Old 11-12-2017, 09:07 PM
facultoad facultoad is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 11
Default

I was there too, near boat launch. A few whites were cruising early- right after dawn. Caught a big rainbow but missed the whites. 4 inches all the way to the lomond causeway everywhere I checked
Reply With Quote
  #57  
Old 11-12-2017, 09:27 PM
Bassett's Avatar
Bassett Bassett is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Edmonton
Posts: 2,561
Default

Jenkins, ghost, and Lawrence lake are all covered.

Baptiste lake still had some water in the middle.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
__________________
Instagram: @albertalivin
Reply With Quote
  #58  
Old 11-13-2017, 09:23 AM
AK47 AK47 is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Calgary
Posts: 550
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by slingshotz View Post
Was there today as well, got a bunch of pike as well but didn't see one whitefish either. Were you the one of the two guys on the west end of the dam or the large group in the middle?
Yes, I was with larger group in the middle.
__________________
I intend to live forever. So far so good
Reply With Quote
  #59  
Old 11-13-2017, 09:31 AM
SamSteele's Avatar
SamSteele SamSteele is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Edmonton
Posts: 1,145
Default

Anyone been to East Pit? Iíve never been there before and was thinking of going today.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
__________________
"To be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love and to work and to play and to look up at the stars- to be satisfied with your possessions but not content with yourself until you have made the best of them...to think seldom of your enemies, often of your friends, and every day of Christ; to spend as much time as you can in God's out-of doors- these are the little guideposts on the footpaths to peace."

-Henry Van Dyke

Instagram: @mharder80
Reply With Quote
  #60  
Old 11-13-2017, 11:36 AM
petecatch petecatch is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 5
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by slingshotz View Post
We try and keep her from getting too close to others but sometimes we might not have noticed how far she wandered.
OT: Leash works
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:07 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.