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Old 05-17-2020, 09:03 AM
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Thumbs up Cold Lake

Well might as well start a thread on this beauty of a lake.

Went out yesterday in French Bay....48 fish caught in 2hrs....was having so much fun catching the pike never even targeted the eyes.

Was on the hunt for a big girl but only managed two over 35"....but it was a blast...wife used a Len Thompson dimple series candy cane which caught the majority and I stuck to the 5 of diamonds 00.....

Today will be in long bay searching for eyes.....but man were the bay's busy....

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Old 05-17-2020, 09:16 AM
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Everybody keeps posting on here about Cold Lake it's just going to get busier get used to it

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Old 05-17-2020, 09:44 AM
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not complaining....its a huge lake....just enjoy the sharing of fish stories is all...been on the lake when the patch was booming...now that was a busy time..it really quiet compared to those days
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Yes I've been fishing that Lake for lots of years also and I've seen its decline as far as lake trout size I just think all these internet posts and videos it just doesn't help the Lakes, anyway have a good day fishing wish I was out there

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Old 05-17-2020, 01:09 PM
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Aaaand now the inevitable question..... was the provincial park boat launch open?! Thx
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Old 05-17-2020, 01:45 PM
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Provincial launch is good to go, set out from there this morning. Currently in the N.E corner hammering the Lakers! They are deep for this time of year...hooking up at 80-100'
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Provincial launch is good to go, set out from there this morning. Currently in the N.E corner hammering the Lakers! They are deep for this time of year...hooking up at 80-100'
Awesome! Thank you very much fir the info!!! Heading up mid week!!
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Is the marina launch on lock down or can it be used?
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Old 05-17-2020, 07:41 PM
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Boats are starting to fill the slips as well.
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Old 05-18-2020, 12:07 PM
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so how did people make out? back bays for eyes??? what was hot....jig head and a minnow? shhhh
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Old 05-18-2020, 04:48 PM
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No eyes for us....did a bit of jigging for them in French bay just off the creek on the East side....but nothing...lots of fish on sonar, so just to see I threw on a tube jig...and yep....Lakers....lots of Lakers...so I just rolled with that ...LOL. tried drift jigging on the north end at the river outlet...no bites there either...but fishing in a good N.E. wind goes against all fishing wisdom..but a guys gotta try! Hooked into lots of lakers at the usual locations. 80-100'...odd for a surface temp of 3.5 deg, but what ever...if thats where they wanna be, then that's where I'll fish em!
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so how did people make out? back bays for eyes??? what was hot....jig head and a minnow? shhhh
Awesome stuff cant wait to get out and hopefully get on that walleye bite again...
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Yes most lakers we caught were right off bottom 80-105 foot. Thought that was a bit off. Mostly trolling we tried and a couple jigging.
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Old 05-18-2020, 08:47 PM
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58 ... Good start to the season, sounds like you & the Mrs. had a fun day.

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I canít wait to make my way out there, waiting on parts for my motor. Iíve got a dozen projects on the go right now, but with the grass turning green, leaves starting to pop out, my mind is shifting to fishing.
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looks like the camp gounds is booked about 90 % for the first week of june.
10 stalls are still open ,its going to be a busy week. i will be there .

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Old 05-19-2020, 07:06 AM
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Weather this week is rainy but I will get out in between the wet fronts to see what's happening in the back bays for eyes....loads of pike that are active....talk to a group in a boat as I was bringing a fish in and they asked what we were using as we hammered them....candy cane dimple series and 5 of diamonds 00...they were using rapella's etc but I told them come times it's the Color as the water was a bit murky.....tight lines folks.
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Old 05-25-2020, 05:58 AM
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Was out yesterday....all I can say is ohhhhh boy

Can't share where or what I was using cuz might get a pm or two

Water sure was cold.....ice sunk to the bottom.
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I am thinking of going out this week, was not sure if the ice was off or not.

Nice to see some reports coming in.
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Old 05-26-2020, 05:55 AM
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Ice is off forecast a little bit of rain next few days then slides open up....overcast are eye days with a little chop too.....
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this was hot....as indicated by the marks...it works...all species of fish in cold lake like it....might just have to change sizes to target different species...but it works very well.
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https://www.odumagazine.com/a-power-...-for-walleyes/

for you dedicated eye guys/gals....an old man fav growing up.
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was out yesterday enjoying the back bays...again had sooo much fun catching gators that after 5 hours went by quick we were exhausted....I got a blister on the hand from reeling....did talk to a young lady that had been doing really well catching eyes with the ol'minnow and a jig...caught there limit first thing in the morning...other said the bit was slow for eyes....

Len Thompson dimple series came through again....

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next week will get out for lakers once the bays empty out...

really windy today
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was out saturday, only caught 1 laker and couple of jacks, no eyes. you talking about the bay south of the sand bar?
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Just look on the map then look where the bays are where the rivers run in and out of a lake the spawning always takes place in the rivers or close to it and then work your way backwards from those areas

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was out saturday, only caught 1 laker and couple of jacks, no eyes. you talking about the bay south of the sand bar?
yup...just be careful the sand bar shifts and various in depth....watched a fella just a going and then came to a stop within 20 yards abruptly and another boat just pushing up sand with his engine fully tilted...and yes there is a few large boulders if sands not bad enough the boulders will make short notice of your lower leg/prop.

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Ya, thats just a part of the lake I just dont go...What is the average depth across that sandy beast anyway??
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Ya, thats just a part of the lake I just dont go...What is the average depth across that sandy beast anyway??
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Lol...OK then! As I assumed....Ill stay away from there, not going near there! I need 30" before stuff gets expensive!
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Lol...OK then! As I assumed....Ill stay away from there, not going near there! I need 30" before stuff gets expensive!
but there are areas that are deeper towards the east seen many big boats take that area no problems....one year we just got out and pushed the boat over the sand bar...oh and once the weeds establish themselves the perch hang out in there too...just another fun fish to catch if the others are not cooperating.
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