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Old 02-21-2018, 10:40 AM
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Hey,

I'm planning on heading out to Abraham lake on Monday, just wondering if anyone knows what the ice is like or where I could find the ice reports?


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Old 02-21-2018, 10:45 AM
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Thatís a dam controlled lake so I donít think many people fish that lake in the winter


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Old 02-21-2018, 12:02 PM
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Thatís a dam controlled lake so I donít think many people fish that lake in the winter
It also has the neatest gas pockets in the ice.

https://www.google.ca/search?q=abrah...Ds8zbouf8P8GM:

But a fair number of people still ice fish it.
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Old 02-21-2018, 12:04 PM
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It also has the neatest gas pockets in the ice.



But a fair number of people still ice fish it.


Iíve always wanted to try it as well, sometime Iíll make the trip out


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Old 02-21-2018, 02:06 PM
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There was 5 tents right at the dam on Monday. They parked on the dam and walked down.
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Old 02-22-2018, 10:57 AM
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It also has the neatest gas pockets in the ice.

https://www.google.ca/search?q=abrah...Ds8zbouf8P8GM:

But a fair number of people still ice fish it.
that is really neet 👌🏼
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It also has the neatest gas pockets in the ice.

https://www.google.ca/search?q=abrah...Ds8zbouf8P8GM:

But a fair number of people still ice fish it.
Thanks for sharing, that's really neat! Never seen anything to that extent before.
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Old 02-27-2018, 09:14 AM
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Hey,

The picture I attached can you guys identify the fish?

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Old 02-27-2018, 09:22 AM
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The picture I attached can you guys identify the fish?

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Laker
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Old 02-27-2018, 09:55 AM
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Hey,

The picture I attached can you guys identify the fish?

thanks,
Fins look like Char family so probably a Laketrout though the resolution of your photo is not very good so can't be sure.
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Old 02-27-2018, 11:30 AM
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Fins look like Char family so probably a Laketrout though the resolution of your photo is not very good so can't be sure.
Also forgot to mention that you covered the tail which is important when comparing Bull trout (shallow forked) vs Lake trout (deeply forked).
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Old 02-27-2018, 11:40 AM
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Also forgot to mention that you covered the tail which is important when comparing Bull trout (shallow forked) vs Lake trout (deeply forked).
Here's another pic
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Old 02-27-2018, 11:45 AM
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Hard to tell 100% but it sure looks like a bull to me.
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Old 02-27-2018, 12:11 PM
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Hard to tell 100% but it sure looks like a bull to me.
Yea, I'm not sure myself, it came out of Abraham.
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Old 02-27-2018, 02:16 PM
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Judging by the tail, I'd say Laker.
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Old 02-27-2018, 02:41 PM
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Judging by the tail, I'd say Laker.
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Old 02-27-2018, 04:40 PM
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laker 100%
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Old 02-27-2018, 06:33 PM
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That looks like a Laker. Its harder to tell them apart at that age but make sure you look at the tail. Thats the biggest give away. Conservation officers will come and check the fish out on that lake, make sure you only have lakers.
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Old 02-28-2018, 11:13 AM
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Better yet, look at the dorsal fin. That's the easiest distinguishing feature to look at when differentiating Charr species. If it doesn't have any spots, it's a Bull. Even with you're slightly fuzzy picture, the dorsal fin appears to have spots.

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Old 02-28-2018, 12:28 PM
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Better yet, look at the dorsal fin. That's the easiest distinguishing feature to look at when differentiating Charr species. If it doesn't have any spots, it's a Bull. Even with you're slightly fuzzy picture, the dorsal fin appears to have spots.

HK
For what it's worth Montana's "Bull Trout Identification Course" says some lake trout don't have dorsal fin spots. According to the course, they have "Light colored or no spots on dorsal fin". and hence why they stress the forked tail.

"TAIL Deeply Forked (Center rays
less than half length of longest
rays)

DORSAL FIN Without spots or
sometimes with light-colored oval
markings

http://fwp.mt.gov/eBook/education/tr...tId/index.html
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