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Old 05-31-2024, 09:21 PM
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If I take a large glass of water and place 4 cubes of ice on top .
Where is it the coldest ?
Lol....not even close to the same thing.
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Old 06-01-2024, 08:38 AM
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Old 06-01-2024, 08:56 AM
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I like science lol....plus understanding the science usually means more fish in the boat.
On a lighter note...might be on the big lake tomorrow for some pre tournament scouting.
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Old 06-01-2024, 04:34 PM
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I like science lol....plus understanding the science usually means more fish in the boat.
On a lighter note...might be on the big lake tomorrow for some pre tournament scouting.

Dam wind blew me and my kayak off the lake today.

Out tomorrow for another go.

Hopefully French bay tomorrow if youíre out that way stop by and say hi!

Hopefully the wind is better for a small yak!

Catchíem up and good luck!!!!


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Old 06-02-2024, 06:52 PM
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Well the lakers were on fire in spurts today.
Found bait and trolled through them picking up lots of smalls so headed for other bigger aggressive fish. I think today if your into jigging you could have had a super day but I was on a search for bigger fish so 8 hrs in the kayak and 18 kmís covered I caught a few around 28 inches but no real gooders.
Was calm, clear skies for the most part and sunny!
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Old 06-03-2024, 05:28 AM
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Dam wind blew me and my kayak off the lake today.

Out tomorrow for another go.

Hopefully French bay tomorrow if youíre out that way stop by and say hi!

Hopefully the wind is better for a small yak!

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You don't want to be tip over in that cold water in a small boat this time of year , that cold water will kill you before you get out . Play it safe and take your big boat out . We don't want to hear from your wife you made your last trip on Cold lake .
We loss to many people in that lake every year .
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Old 06-03-2024, 07:21 AM
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You don't want to be tip over in that cold water in a small boat this time of year , that cold water will kill you before you get out . Play it safe and take your big boat out . We don't want to hear from your wife you made your last trip on Cold lake .
We loss to many people in that lake every year .
Thx for the concern. Yes the water is cold, surface temp ranged from 5-12 C yesterday but below a foot or so your right ya better get back in the kayak quickly but calm.
Life jacket is on all the time, Cell phone, radio and practised getting in the yak if it tips with the old kayak so got a plan. Plus I always let people know where I am going and itís nice to have many people on the lake or can get out real quick should I need assistance.
These kayaks are extremely stable as you gotta work to get them to flip, most times you fall out and the kayak stays upright which makes me feel confident but not cocky....those days are long over
Check out stability of the Old Town Sportsman 120 PDL....
The other day I sat right on the side legs dangling in the water close to the shore just to cool off a bit.
Can hardly wait for another laker day
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Old 06-03-2024, 09:04 AM
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Decent day for us yesterday too....spurts is the right word. 4 or 5 in a row then a break then repeat. We checked out a few different areas we don't normally fish as well. Got a bit choppy on the east end from the river to the island around lunch time and the mayflies were brutal in the morning but otherwise a beauty day. Caught fish from 20-140 feet.....biggest was 78cm and lots of those 65-70cm fish.
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Old 06-04-2024, 09:07 PM
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Anyone know how the launch at the provincial park is? We are staying there in 10 days or so. Iíve never been to the lake so just want to make sure I can launch a 17ft aluminum.
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Old 06-04-2024, 11:44 PM
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Anyone know how the launch at the provincial park is? We are staying there in 10 days or so. Iíve never been to the lake so just want to make sure I can launch a 17ft aluminum.
You'll have no issues at the Provincial Park launch.
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Old 06-05-2024, 10:51 AM
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You'll have no issues at the Provincial Park launch.
Thank you for the help!
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Old 06-05-2024, 09:32 PM
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Any new news when the new regs will be out ?
Almost have a feeling we will be using the old regs till next year .
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Old 06-05-2024, 10:53 PM
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Last I heard they are hoping for early July....
I wouldn't hold my breath though.
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Old 06-06-2024, 08:35 AM
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use sask regs in cold lake. same as Alberta. just not published .
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use sask regs in cold lake. same as Alberta. just not published .
While I'm not saying the Alberta regs will be different, the rule for this year is pretty clear- If you're fishing with an Alberta license, the 2023 regs apply.
Assuming anything else could result in a fine and loss of license for 1-2 years.
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Old 06-07-2024, 07:16 AM
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Yup never go off of social media and what one thinks etc

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Old 06-14-2024, 01:09 PM
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Howís the boat launch at Engish BayPP? Iím launching a 19ft boat. Last year the launch took some creativity? Also Sunday looks crappy so was wondering what the boat launch Marie Lake looks like in case cold lake is to rough. Iím assuming the boat launch is on the west side of hwy 897?
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Old 06-15-2024, 07:22 AM
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Howís the boat launch at Engish BayPP? Iím launching a 19ft boat. Last year the launch took some creativity? Also Sunday looks crappy so was wondering what the boat launch Marie Lake looks like in case cold lake is to rough. Iím assuming the boat launch is on the west side of hwy 897?

Water level has risen over the last week but English bay may be a bit shallow for your set up still.
Launch at the provincial park or marina if really concerned.
As for Marie lake I got buddies putting their boats in and heard no complaints.
Guess you gotta see the launches for yourself to see if they are doable for
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Old 06-16-2024, 09:41 AM
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Another great day on the kayaks hunting down lakers.
Calm waters to start the morning off but got rather nautical.
Put the miles on trolling and picking off lakers which got interesting during those wind gusts


Need a bigger kayak to store all the goodies!!!



Had to cover more area to find the bait balls with active lakers.
Many lakers in areas were not turned on so we made many moves to get on them.
Found one area in 130fow that had suspended bait and super aggressive lakers so we played around there until the wind went beserk.
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Hows the derby going ,any reports on any big lakers ?
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Old 06-16-2024, 10:11 AM
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Looks like 34 inches was the longest and today the tourney is cancelled due to the high winds so basically it was a one day tourney.
Anglers atlas has the breakdown etc.


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Old 06-16-2024, 12:54 PM
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It was tough fishing yesterday.....we had very short very specific bite windows here and there but we were able to cash in. Wife and I both placed in the top 20. Only 2 or 3 fish caught over 80cm.
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Old 06-16-2024, 02:27 PM
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It was tough fishing yesterday.....we had very short very specific bite windows here and there but we were able to cash in. Wife and I both placed in the top 20. Only 2 or 3 fish caught over 80cm.

Well done!
Another day and you would have been top dog or at least the wife would have had bragging rights for a year.



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Old 06-18-2024, 09:04 AM
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We've done 3 winter and 2 summer derbys and it's 3-2 for her already.....I needed a win lol.
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Ok so I am fishing in limited space for lakers in which the rod holder has to perform double duty when you got one on!
Kayak fishing ya gotta get creative sometimes.
Another beauty day of catching dinks and smediums!


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So does the slot limit apply now? 65-70? Alberta?
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So does the slot limit apply now? 65-70? Alberta?
Not with an Alberta license yet.
F&W has no info on when either.
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Old 06-20-2024, 04:57 PM
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I let them all go as I would like to see a trophy lake one day and that slot is too big in my mind for good quality table fare.

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Old 06-20-2024, 06:35 PM
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I agree , as soon as a fish hits 65 cm its going to get taken,just like what happened a few years ago . I would rather see that lake full of 65 and bigger fish just so a guy can go to a lake and catch nothing but big fish all day .
That would really put Cold lake on the map .
Right now we don't need the smaller size fish 55-60.
In one year ,that lake will be fished out of lakers 65-70 .
All the bigger fish 70 and up will just get netted out .
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