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Old 11-27-2022, 11:12 AM
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Wow, a lot of ice for the time of year.
Any snow for skidoos on that ice? As in enough to move around and not spin on the spot. Thanks.
no snow on the ice as lake was not frozen when all the snow fell
very slippery good for skating . bring cleats . water is very clear.
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Old 11-28-2022, 03:47 PM
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no snow on the ice as lake was not frozen when all the snow fell
very slippery good for skating . bring cleats . water is very clear.
Thanks man. I appreciate the update.
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Old 11-29-2022, 10:02 AM
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Thanks man. I appreciate the update.
there is a dusting of snow now still better for skates then sleds
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Old 11-29-2022, 10:15 AM
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Sounds like we may see 3-5 cm by end of day tomorrow which may help if the wind doesn't take if all off and over Mameo.

Otherwise, I can always bring the quad. ... and skates
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Old 11-29-2022, 01:08 PM
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Wondering what ice and snow conditions look like on Sylvan.

Thanks in advance
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Old 12-02-2022, 05:23 PM
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Wondering if anyone has a current ice report for McGregor Lake, E of High River? Thanks.
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Old 12-03-2022, 08:56 AM
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Default Crawling Valley Reservoir, Ice??

Dec 03/ 2022

Can anyone make comment on the ice thickness at CVR?

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Old 12-03-2022, 11:04 AM
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Anyone been out northeast? St. Paul, Bonneyville, cold lake areas?
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Old 12-03-2022, 03:38 PM
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Any recent reports for Wabamun?
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Old 12-03-2022, 06:00 PM
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Anyone been out northeast? St. Paul, Bonneyville, cold lake areas?
Tuker 6, Manitokan the same pike slow
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Old 12-03-2022, 06:10 PM
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7-8" of solid clear ice on Lake Newell near PP

Two really skinny pike
One Class A walleye
A few whites on the camera but none interested in my presentation
no burbot or perch seen.
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Old 12-03-2022, 06:17 PM
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About a foot of ice at pigeon and one inch of snow
Very slippery not much traction for the snow mobile
Walleye were biting
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Old 12-03-2022, 06:38 PM
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7-8" of solid clear ice on Lake Newell near PP

Two really skinny pike
One Class A walleye
A few whites on the camera but none interested in my presentation
no burbot or perch seen.
Any snow of she a skating rink?
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Old 12-04-2022, 12:34 PM
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Default McGregor Reservoir

Was there yesterday into the evening and measured 11" & 13"
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Old 12-04-2022, 01:00 PM
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Lac Ste Anne West Cove 10"

Saw a truck on the ice at the Alberta Beach boat launch Saturday.
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Old 12-05-2022, 07:46 AM
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10" of ice on Birch lake near Caroline
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Old 12-05-2022, 07:38 PM
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8-10 dec3/22.

Seen 1 pike on camera. 12fow
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Old 12-06-2022, 10:19 AM
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was out Sunday for a few hours on pigeon there was 12-14 inches of ice
and the fish were slamming it.
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Old 12-06-2022, 12:57 PM
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was out Sunday for a few hours on pigeon there was 12-14 inches of ice
and the fish were slamming it.
Have you ventured out to deeper water to see what ice depths are?12-14 inches is great for this time of year.
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Old 12-07-2022, 09:32 AM
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Have you ventured out to deeper water to see what ice depths are?12-14 inches is great for this time of year.
only to 12 feet of water on Mulhurst side
my son was out to Grandview 26 feet of water a couple weeks ago before the cols snap it was 7 inches in 26 feet , close to shore in 5 feet it was 10 inches
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Old 12-07-2022, 07:02 PM
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Have you ventured out to deeper water to see what ice depths are?12-14 inches is great for this time of year.
Was out in middle of the lake today was from 13-16 inches
Never seen a fish out deep was in 30 feet of water.
A little early for the whites I guess
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Old 12-07-2022, 08:16 PM
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McGregor Lake, 13 inches on the north end, two full size trucks on the ice today
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Old 12-07-2022, 09:08 PM
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Was out in middle of the lake today was from 13-16 inches
Never seen a fish out deep was in 30 feet of water.
A little early for the whites I guess
I was at Pigeon on December 5th a couple years ago when the ice was about 6 inches thick. I chipped a hole in about two feet of water along the north shore just to see how think the ice was. Looking down the hole I was amazed that it was non-stop whitefish swimming by. There must have been a couple hundred swim by. No interest in a hook at all.

Same thing at Gull a couple years ago. Opening day mid December I was ice fishing over 6 to 8 feet of water and mot seeing much. An oldtimer came out and drilled a hole 2 to 3 feet from shore. He limited out on whites in 20-30 minutes and left. I went to his hole and there was about 18 inches of water under the ice. I limited out in 30 minutes too. This was along the NNE shore.

Fishing at Smoke Lake near Fox Creek I was fishing before Christmas. I had 2 feet of water under the ice and the big whites would come screaming by and hammer the hook. Caught a few that were 8 to 9.5 lbs.

So it seems whites like the shallows in early to mid December and move deeper after Christmas.
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Old 12-08-2022, 02:09 PM
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Was out in middle of the lake today was from 13-16 inches
Never seen a fish out deep was in 30 feet of water.
A little early for the whites I guess
Thanks for the report appreciate that very much.
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Old 12-08-2022, 05:41 PM
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was out on the ice today again finally 13 inches of hard as rock but by the time I came off just before dark the drifts were getting pretty deep. Drove out but I wasnt the first one, I figured if a truck and trailer could stay on top so would I . the wind was intense to the point the noises were causing quite the pucker, especially when the ice was moving up and down, but definitely worth it, I will post a separate report with some pics and vid. southern reservoir, wont say which til the ice is thicker
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Old 12-08-2022, 08:26 PM
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Moose lake is 14 inches 200 yard out from the pp boat launch.
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Old 12-08-2022, 10:42 PM
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Yellowstone area: 13-15 inches of good ice, with ~3cm of snow cover.
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Old 12-09-2022, 07:50 AM
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LLB 15 inches with tape measure.
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Old 12-09-2022, 09:01 AM
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anyone been out to peppers lake yet?
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Old 12-09-2022, 09:52 AM
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The other day there was 6-10 inches of ice on Eagle. People were driving out in full sized trucks and SUVs. Crazy. Given natural variable ice thickness.. I wait until there is at least 14-16 inches of ice before driving on. The negative impact on your insurance if covered, plus cost to remove the vehicle from the lake, plus fines if any Im not too lazy to walk the beginning of winter.
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