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Old 11-11-2022, 09:14 AM
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Default Cold Lake 2022/23 Hard Water Season.

https://coldlake.com/en/live/live-webcams.aspx

-23C this morning and hopefully the start of making good safe ice.
Smaller lakes around will freeze up earlier but the true gem of a lake will take some time.

Check the webcams for updates on the lake and I will post info too.

Got a feeling itís gonna be a good ice season.


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Old 11-11-2022, 12:24 PM
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Always look forward to this thread now.
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Old 11-11-2022, 12:28 PM
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https://coldlake.com/en/live/live-webcams.aspx

-23C this morning and hopefully the start of making good safe ice.
Smaller lakes around will freeze up earlier but the true gem of a lake will take some time.

Check the webcams for updates on the lake and I will post info too.

Got a feeling itís gonna be a good ice season.


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Whatís the cheapest options for a couple Calgarians to fish Cold lake for a few days this winter. Killing fish isnít a necessity. Catching would be nice.

Guide and accommodation.
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Old 11-11-2022, 01:52 PM
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Two guides that come to mind would be Kim Grey

https://www.travelalberta.com/ca/lis...nd-more-18851/


and Matt Weaver.

https://weaversbentrods.com/

They can put you on the fish in no time and provide information regarding accommodation to fit your needs.

Two of the best!


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Old 11-11-2022, 02:04 PM
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Agreed.... Those boys are two of the best . Don't forget Scott Bulat (Willowtrail). He's right up there with the boys. He is one hell of a guide and such a nice person. Mat and Kim are cut from the same cloth Scott is. The three are actually good friends.
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Old 11-11-2022, 02:38 PM
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Can hardly waitÖ.


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Old 11-11-2022, 03:32 PM
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Canít wait eitherÖ.. My buddy had a heck of a day at Cold Lake last ice season lol


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Old 11-11-2022, 03:39 PM
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Old 11-11-2022, 03:45 PM
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Hereís another one of his Cold Lake prizes


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Old 11-11-2022, 04:22 PM
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Good times are right around the corner!


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Old 11-11-2022, 06:27 PM
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Looking forward to this thread and getting up your way a few times this winter.
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Old 11-11-2022, 11:58 PM
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I am going buggy for this season, have a rematch with a laker who broke my reel.... and if I don't have luck in my normal spots, I will just look for 58 so I can check out his sweet gear, and use my below average mentalist abilities to reveal his best fishing spots
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Old 11-12-2022, 09:20 AM
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I am going buggy for this season, have a rematch with a laker who broke my reel.... and if I don't have luck in my normal spots, I will just look for 58 so I can check out his sweet gear, and use my below average mentalist abilities to reveal his best fishing spots
Last year I was easy to find, I was either digging out my truck or my quad but this year finding me will be difficult.....one word....Scandic.

Anyone wanting to head out on the lake and are unsure etc just pm me, met many members last year out in the ice, had a few phone calls etc and all in all just had a blast.
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Old 11-13-2022, 09:38 AM
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Thank you 58th as I always enjoy your postings and updates on Cold Lake. Have spent many enjoyable days on the water and this year changed it up a bit as life has been challenging. Met up with Mat Weaver for a couple of days in August and had a great trip. Found the experience to be first class as he has great gear and a strong knowledge of the lake. He is a gentleman and easy to spend time with. Might see you on the ice this year as we hope to to try the hard water side. Best of luck.
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Old 11-13-2022, 06:43 PM
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Old 11-14-2022, 07:33 AM
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Getting my ice gear organized and this beauty will be first to take the plunge!


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Old 11-15-2022, 11:48 AM
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I was thinking about stopping in at the lake on my way back from northern Saskatchewan to fish Cold Lake for a day on December 5th last week when it was cold. But with the current weather, and looking at last year's thread, it looks like I'd be a couple of weeks too early. I do have the last half of December off, so hopefully I can make it up then. I'd like to experience the first ice bite.
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Old 11-15-2022, 02:29 PM
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View from French bay boat launch looking out into French bay.
Slowly creeping out to the bigger water but no way near fishable (safely) as we had freezing temps mixed with snow.
We need a few weeks of -20 or colder.


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Old 11-18-2022, 09:36 AM
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Default Cold Lake 2022/23 Hard Water Season.

Cold lake ice fishing tournament only has 100 spots left, giddy up if you want to partake!


https://www.anglersatlas.com/tournam...ournament-2023






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Old 11-21-2022, 05:46 PM
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Default Boat Launch Open?

Last year we were still boating on December 4th. I checked the satellite yesterday and the provincial park boat launch still looked clear. Can anybody confirm if a boat could launch this week? Thanks all

https://apps.sentinel-hub.com/sentin...howDates=false
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Old 11-22-2022, 07:30 AM
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Last year we were still boating on December 4th. I checked the satellite yesterday and the provincial park boat launch still looked clear. Can anybody confirm if a boat could launch this week? Thanks all

https://apps.sentinel-hub.com/sentin...howDates=false
Dam, would have but I am down south hunting.
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Old 11-23-2022, 11:55 AM
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Default Cold lake boat launch

Can anybody update boat launch status at cold lake? Provincial park?

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Old 11-23-2022, 01:13 PM
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Here's a link to the live cam Youtube channel, looks like the videos aren't available on the city website right now.
ColdLakeView Channel
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Old 11-25-2022, 03:21 PM
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Provincial Boat launch is wide open and the trout were biting. Seemed to be everywhere we looked. Best action was jigging in about 50 ft water. But they also hit the troll right under the surface with a husky jerk.
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Old 11-25-2022, 03:52 PM
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Provincial Boat launch is wide open and the trout were biting. Seemed to be everywhere we looked. Best action was jigging in about 50 ft water. But they also hit the troll right under the surface with a husky jerk.

That is typical of first safe ice too.

Donít have to go deep at all.

Good to see you got out.

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Old 11-29-2022, 11:56 AM
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Tic toc tic toc freeze up will ya getting kinda antsy here.


Gotta unleash daíbeast on some lakers!


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Forecast looks promisingÖ. I made a few prototype jigs I canít wait to try out! Any predictions on safe ice to walk out from the marina this year? I was out Dec 28 last year on foot but, would love to get out before Xmas.
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-23 this morning



Making good ice and thatís a fact jack!


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Forecast looks promisingÖ. I made a few prototype jigs I canít wait to try out! Any predictions on safe ice to walk out from the marina this year? I was out Dec 28 last year on foot but, would love to get out before Xmas.
Christmas day for the marina I'd guess. I've hit French bay on a quad every new years day for the last few years and i expect this year will be no different!

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Steam rising up off the lake looking out towards French bay from the boat launch, about 400 yards of ice, slowly creeping out into the bay.

Provincial park boat launch has a bit of ice, centre bay around shore has just slush forming.

Marina is iced in but thatís about it for that open water area.

-20 out and this goose still hanging out, crazy bugger!







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