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Old 02-18-2018, 08:27 AM
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Anyone know what the ice thickness is like on Lac la biche? We've got half tons and will be towing up an old camper on to the ice that we gutted and put in a stove and holes in the floor.

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Don't worry about how thick it is just make sure you bring extensions
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Old 02-18-2018, 08:46 AM
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On 40 Mile Friday the 16th. Great ice, 16"+. Lots of bigger snow drifts on top, you'll want some decent clearance to drive on.
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Old 02-18-2018, 10:51 AM
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Sylvan Lake is 4 ish + thick, lots of stuck mini vans as far as the eyes can see. LOL.

The fish are biting gooder.

Ye Ha, bring on the good times

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Old 02-18-2018, 04:17 PM
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Pigeon Lake, Silver Beach area south of the Mulhurst boat launch, is about 36". With my shack sitting 8" above the ice I'm gonna need an extension next time I'm out.

Driving out yesterday was a little dicey, saw a few guys stuck and digging, heading home today the ruts were fine but the snow drifts were wind blown and hard enough to walk on without breaking through. Could be real nasty if you need to break trail.

Fishing was slow, one small pike and a thick 19" walleye on Saturday, a similar walleye early Sunday morning and then nothing the rest of the day. We did watch a pike on the camera for almost an hour but it just hovered at the bottom with no interest in anything we tried.
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Old 02-18-2018, 09:42 PM
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Fished at the PP on pigeon today, just about needed a extension. Started slow one small walleye in 2 hours. Then had 6 fish on, using the jawjacker in 45 min when packing up, lost 2 at the hole then iced one witch was big enough to fill a b class tag. Wanted to stay longer but I had to get back to town.
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Old 03-21-2018, 07:29 PM
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How are the Calgary area lakes? Obviously not the closed ones, but Chain. PCR, etc.

Are they still safe, or has the warm weather melted everything too far?

Planning to go on Sunday if possible.
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Old 03-23-2018, 10:20 AM
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Anyone been out to Beaver Mines? Wondering how the ice is (I'd imagine it's fine), as well as the road in. Thanks
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Old 03-23-2018, 10:37 AM
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Anyone been out to Beaver Mines? Wondering how the ice is (I'd imagine it's fine), as well as the road in. Thanks
Was there yesterday, road plowed, 16 inches of ice under variable depths of snow cover. May be some drifting snow on the way in as strong winds picked up over night.
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Old 03-23-2018, 11:32 AM
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Was there yesterday, road plowed, 16 inches of ice under variable depths of snow cover. May be some drifting snow on the way in as strong winds picked up over night.
Thank you! Weather looks good for tomorrow, driving a truck so it doesn't sound like there should be any issues (feel free to chime in). How was the fishing?
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Old 03-30-2018, 09:02 AM
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Anyone been out on the north end of coal lately? Thanks!
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Old 03-30-2018, 08:53 PM
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Anyone been out to lac ste Anne recently??
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Old 04-16-2018, 04:06 PM
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I don't suspect Quarry Pond in Canmore has any open water? I know it's been cold there, but I heard it doesn't form a lot of ice. Thanks
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Old 04-16-2018, 05:14 PM
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Rumour is that there is open water on the north end of chain lakes. Anyone confirm that?
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Old 04-17-2018, 05:35 PM
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pine coulee still frozen. inlet canal is flowing good but not full capacity.
bridge area looking punky and a very small area open near shore below the west parking lot at the bridge. not enough though for the most die hard fisherfolk
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Old 04-22-2018, 06:40 PM
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pine coulee open under the bridge, plenty of space to cast with more of that shoreline open after the warm temps this week. open at the inlet too but not much shoreline, but enough for a dozen or so desperate open water fishers.

twin should have more than enough castable water by opening day. the more southerly stream that fills it is flowing extremely high and fast and the lake has risen about 8 feet and run off still has a lot of water coming. didn't check the southern spillway but my guess is that if it's not open, it will be something to see when they do. some country roads flooded.
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Old 04-23-2018, 07:27 AM
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32" of good solid ice on Carson yesterday. Hammered decent rainbows all day long. Probably going to head back up on Wednesday. Use caution if you are still out on the ice folks!
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Old 04-23-2018, 08:28 AM
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32" of good solid ice on Carson yesterday. Hammered decent rainbows all day long. Probably going to head back up on Wednesday. Use caution if you are still out on the ice folks!
Holy smokes 32" !! Did you just walk on at the boat launch, still any snow on ice?
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Old 04-23-2018, 10:23 AM
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This will be thread to remember. First it started as count up but instead of a count down it is still more about how much ice is left to fish on and there is a lot! Crazy year.
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Old 04-24-2018, 07:28 AM
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Holy smokes 32" !! Did you just walk on at the boat launch, still any snow on ice?
I walked on, someone had recently driven on at the boat launch. Might head back up tomorrow and/or Saturday.
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Old 04-24-2018, 07:30 AM
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Unnamed pothole lake (no fish, just checking ice) in front of my house had 28" of ice on it yesterday, Stony Plain area. Ice was getting soft, and definitely degrading now. Use caution if you are out on the lakes!
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Old 04-24-2018, 08:23 AM
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With temps expected to hit 25 degrees this weekend, the ice should be off by may long if it keeps at seasonal average.
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Old 04-24-2018, 11:56 AM
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Was out at Chain Lakes over the weekend. There's a good 10 feet of slush and water around the ice (not deep, but bring extra socks!), but it's a good 2 feet beyond that. I didn't see any open water.


Does anyone know what Spray Lakes is looking like today?
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Old 04-24-2018, 05:45 PM
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Don't mean to heat things up but.................... say goodbye to the ice for at least hopefully 5 months. For us soft water fishers is a blessing right now. Hope all you hard water fishers had great luck great times and good eats
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Old 11-20-2018, 11:12 AM
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Lake Sundance in Calgary finally froze over Nov 19. It froze then opened three times.

Now we just need some cold weather with no snow for a while.
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