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Old 12-17-2009, 06:02 PM
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Anybody been out to Devil's Lake by Onoway. Planning on heading out there this weekend and just wondering what the ice has been like.

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Old 12-17-2009, 06:10 PM
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What's in Devil's?

It was brought up as a suggestion for the Edmonton area gathering but I have no idea what's in there!
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Old 12-17-2009, 06:14 PM
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Perch. Some big ones if you can find them. Pike. Nothing too big but heard stories up to 8-10 pounds.
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Old 12-17-2009, 06:36 PM
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Decent catch rate out there?
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Old 12-17-2009, 07:20 PM
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Whitefish too.
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Old 12-17-2009, 07:34 PM
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Can be good. Most times I've been out there it's decent. But just like any other lake it has it's slow times. Can probably catch 50-60 in a day. Maybe 10 keepers in that pile.
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Old 12-17-2009, 07:44 PM
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Can be good. Most times I've been out there it's decent. But just like any other lake it has it's slow times. Can probably catch 50-60 in a day. Maybe 10 keepers in that pile.
Hmm...would you recommend it for a gathering? Good chance everybody would catch at least SOMEthing, keeper or not?

And will you be coming out (Dec 28)?
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Old 12-17-2009, 07:54 PM
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Might come out. Sounds like a good time. I would check the fishing calender though. Check what the moon phase is. Thought that used to be a joke, but the past couple years, I have become a believer and always check the fishing calender before I head out. I'm sure guys would catch something, whether it's a bunch of perch or some hammer handles. It's not that often you get skunked out there.
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Old 12-17-2009, 08:04 PM
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I recall moon phase coming up in conversation between BBJ and I, but I never did look into it...going to have to make a point of doing my homework on that soon

And pardon my ignorance, but where is Devil's Lake? Having a hard time finding it on a map
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West of Edmonton on Hiway 37. Just northeast of Onoway. From where I live it takes about 40 minutes from my house. It's right off the hiway, easy to get to.
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West of Edmonton on Hiway 37. Just northeast of Onoway. From where I live it takes about 40 minutes from my house. It's right off the hiway, easy to get to.
Cool, that sounds like a reasonable drive for most people

Still can't find it on Google Maps though
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Old 12-17-2009, 08:17 PM
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Try this and see if it works.

http://maps.google.ca/maps?hl=en&q=a...19383&t=h&z=12
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Where you see Onoway, it's just to the right.
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Old 12-17-2009, 08:21 PM
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Ha! I looked at that exact spot, but I had it just in map mode, not satellite. I guess Google doesn't know everything after all!
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Devil's lakes real name is Matchayaw

no one uses it but its listed but its listed in the regs this way with Devil's lakes in brackets.
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Old 12-17-2009, 10:31 PM
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Thanks for clearing that up Izumi
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Old 12-18-2009, 08:29 AM
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Remember one thing about Devil's..it is full of springs..I have fished it for over 30 years, even though i don't go much anymore because of the walleye-perch predation, but the springs are everywhere and they change position each winter.
It is probably one of the most dangerous lakes in the area to fish.
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Old 12-18-2009, 07:38 PM
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I like Devil's as there is a lot of little jacks. It gives you lots of exersize running to all of the tipups! It is a good time. the northwest corner is good, but as they say there are springs so it is best to walk. I will not drive the dodge there, but that is ok because you can have a few drinks.
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