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Old 12-24-2017, 01:30 PM
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Any report on ice condition. I am hoping to take my kids out on Boxing day. Thanks
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Old 12-24-2017, 02:03 PM
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17Ē on Gull lake at Aspen beach, had no problem driving on but didnít see anything on the camera except shiners in 8FOW.
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Old 12-24-2017, 04:00 PM
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Any report on ice condition. I am hoping to take my kids out on Boxing day. Thanks
Iím also interested, as Iím thinking of doing the same thing on Boxing Day
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Old 12-26-2017, 04:05 PM
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BTT Lesser Slave Lake?
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Old 12-27-2017, 09:31 PM
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Anyone know ice on eagle lake by strathmore? Anyone driving out yet? I think with this cold snap might be good to go....

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Old 12-27-2017, 09:43 PM
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Anyone know ice on eagle lake by strathmore? Anyone driving out yet? I think with this cold snap might be good to go....



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I seen a car on it last week. Iíd be surprised if there wasnít a shack or 2 out there already. It was 10 inches last week, so itís quite likely itís 15 by now. Minus 37 yesterday morning, with little snow, so Iíd Guess itís good.
Iím going to try and head out there in a day or 2, and Iíll drive by and know if thereís shacks out for sure.
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Old 12-27-2017, 10:57 PM
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Thanks a lot...im heading out sat....never been there....so.....hope I can drive on...15" and no think my titan will be ok.....

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Old 12-27-2017, 11:03 PM
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Thanks a lot...im heading out sat....never been there....so.....hope I can drive on...15" and no think my titan will be ok.....



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You can walk on and catch fish. Sometimes better than other places, sometimes not. Straight out from the launch, or to the right / south. Youíll see the path and holes. If you walk right try for spots out from shore Bush. Not a must, but seems to work for me. As shallow as 3 feet, often 6 feet to 14 feet. Sometimes deeper.
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Old 12-27-2017, 11:41 PM
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My buddy has no cold clothes....so we have to stay in truck...so need to drive on....
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Old 12-27-2017, 11:51 PM
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My buddy has no cold clothes....so we have to stay in truck...so need to drive on....
What's your plan in the event of a break down? Serious question. With these temperatures and no winter gear you wouldn't last long.
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Old 12-28-2017, 06:56 AM
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What's your plan in the event of a break down? Serious question. With these temperatures and no winter gear you wouldn't last long.
Yep, all good until something goes wrong.

Crappy timing on this cold snap. Starting today and the next 2 days it looks like a bit to cold for much to function well. I'm not planning on going out in this. Looks like the 31st should be back to sane temps. Good luck to all that do venture out before that.
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Old 12-28-2017, 09:41 AM
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Anyone know ice on eagle lake by strathmore? Anyone driving out yet? I think with this cold snap might be good to go....



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iFish reports of 12 inches on Xmas day with Shacks out. People always go out too early there IMO. You could be ok in a 1/2 ton, and itís likely grown since then.
I want 16-18 before Iíll pull my 3/4 ton out there. Eagle ice is pretty uniform, at least on the west end where I fish.
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Old 12-28-2017, 10:35 AM
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if we break down ill walk to shore...ama will pick us up.......lol.....ama has saved me numerous times.....80 bucks a year......cant beat it!!!!!

if ice is 14" i will feel safe driving out in 3/4 ton.....my buddy id here for holidays...so didnt bring much clothing......

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Old 12-28-2017, 10:49 AM
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Anyone on Pigeon since the cold snap? Safe to drive from Provincial CG?
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Old 12-28-2017, 03:25 PM
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I'm driving out to the deep water now. There was 17" of ice in 32ft of water. I'd say you're good but use respect & keep it slow. To many wing nuts are just ready to give 'era now. I've seen a few 1 tons on the ice in the last couple days.
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Old 12-29-2017, 08:22 AM
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Anybody have ice thickness reports for South Buck? Heading out New Years day.
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Old 12-29-2017, 11:41 AM
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Cold lake must have froze over now that we are in a crazy deep freeze in Alberta ?
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Old 12-29-2017, 04:45 PM
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Hoping to get out to Newell or 40 Mile just after New Years, anyone been there recently?
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Old 12-29-2017, 07:01 PM
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Cold lake must have froze over now that we are in a crazy deep freeze in Alberta ?
Someone on ifish said there's 8" of ice 50 ft out from the provincial park boat launch.
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Old 12-29-2017, 10:26 PM
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Someone on ifish said there's 8" of ice 50 ft out from the provincial park boat launch.
Oh right on it was about a week ago I seen someone post that the bays were all froze but the big lake was still open but lots of ice chunks floating. It must be sealed now with this deep freeze.
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Old 12-30-2017, 02:26 PM
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20 inches on Wabamun in 11 feet of water, a few hundred meters out from the main pier in town, steady action in the morning but not so much this afternoon sofar.
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Old 12-30-2017, 03:00 PM
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20 inches on Wabamun in 11 feet of water, a few hundred meters out from the main pier in town, steady action in the morning but not so much this afternoon sofar.
Thanks for the report....any walleye
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Old 12-30-2017, 03:34 PM
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Thanks for the report....any walleye
Yep walleye and pike steady, saw some whites crusing higher in the water column but as usual couldnít get them to look at my lure.
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Old 12-30-2017, 03:52 PM
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Anybody have ice thickness reports for South Buck? Heading out New Years day.
Yes me too, I'm wanting to go out there next week. So would love for someone to report back on South Buck. Thanks )
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Old 12-30-2017, 06:54 PM
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15 inches in the south point of McGregor (Milo), some spots that were open water 2 weeks ago are still only 8 inches. Fishing was hot for walleye until the snow stopped then things died right out. No whites see at all today......and no trout this time
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Old 12-31-2017, 10:56 AM
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Eagle was 15 inches 2 days ago. Trucks and shacks out. Even seen a 1 ton with a big slide in camper on it. Skunked at my new spot, but was only out 3 hours and half the time dealing with issues.


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Old 12-31-2017, 03:42 PM
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Ste Anne... 20" of ice
Walleye hitting without hesitation despite very noisy ice...




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Old 01-01-2018, 05:51 AM
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Nice Curtis! I like the ruler on the side of your shack. Great idea.

I think it is about 20 inches on most lakes in Central now. I didn't measure Pigeon but it is getting really deep ice too. So glad this year I finally got auger extensions. This might be that year where they will be fully needed. No snow in the forecast...
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Old 01-01-2018, 12:55 PM
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