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Old 02-11-2020, 03:43 PM
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Default Winchell Lake (water valley) & Birch Lake

Has anyone went ice fishing there before?.. want to ask because kids & grandkids have a 4 day holiday coming up..i kind of want to ice fish with them..i was kind of thinking birch lake too.
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Old 02-12-2020, 07:10 AM
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I think I heard that Winchell has an aerator maybe so be careful of that but I would imagine away from that would be fine. I have fished in summer and caught some small stocked trout. Never been to Birch.
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Old 02-12-2020, 08:50 AM
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Hi there, the trout fishing has slowed down significantly since the end of December at those lakes, you might want to pick another lake to visit.
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Old 02-12-2020, 05:01 PM
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Ok.. sounds good .. heading to another lake... ill have to check maybe pigeon lake, i guess
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Old 02-12-2020, 05:15 PM
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This time of year,some trout in lakes become extremely dormant.Lack of oxygen.Yes Winchell is aerated but,even so there are lotsa of lakes that winterkill,with aeration..
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Old 02-12-2020, 08:35 PM
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Winchell is a fun little lake, and close enough to home for an after dinner fishing trip or just a paddle around the lake. Pretty much always catch some fish. Not sure why, but they always have been really muddy tasting. We always catch & release them here.

Where is Birch Lake ?
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Old 02-13-2020, 01:47 PM
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Winchell is a fun little lake, and close enough to home for an after dinner fishing trip or just a paddle around the lake. Pretty much always catch some fish. Not sure why, but they always have been really muddy tasting. We always catch & release them here.

Where is Birch Lake ?
Its by Burnstick Lake and Beaver Lake; North west of sundre & west of caroline.
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