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Old 12-26-2019, 09:06 AM
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Old 12-26-2019, 10:32 AM
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Any updates on Wabamun ice thickness? Never fished it thinking of heading that way tomorrow? Would the best access be at the townsite?

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Old 12-26-2019, 05:47 PM
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Was out at Sylvan last Sunday around Sunbreaker and ice was about 8". Heading out tommorow again, probably hit RR23 and will report back. Probably hit south buck to sometime in the next few days.

First time at Sunbreaker and fishing sucked btw.
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Old 12-26-2019, 06:15 PM
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So as to cold lake being frozen over is that considered early or late? Made a trip up last year in Feb hoping to be earlier this year with truck trailer sleep on the ice.

I don't think it's abnormal for the lake to freeze over at this time but the thickness will really vary between the main lake and French/Long bays. Last year in early January there was a good solid 12" of clear ice in French bay but the main lake was half that or less. East of a line drawn between birch point and garnet point is like it's own little lake as far as ice build goes imho.
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Old 12-26-2019, 09:03 PM
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Any updates on Wabamun ice thickness? Never fished it thinking of heading that way tomorrow? Would the best access be at the townsite?

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I was at Wab today. I was fishing off the town site. The Ice varied from 10 inches to 12 inches the deeper you went out . A few guys had medium size vehicles on the ice . I walked on . The fishing was awesome . Nothing big but had a hoot. At times I couldn't keep up between my Jawjacker and my line in the tent. Tight lines
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Old 12-26-2019, 09:26 PM
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I was at Wab today. I was fishing off the town site. The Ice varied from 10 inches to 12 inches the deeper you went out . A few guys had medium size vehicles on the ice . I walked on . The fishing was awesome . Nothing big but had a hoot. At times I couldn't keep up between my Jawjacker and my line in the tent. Tight lines
Thanks for this info.

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Old 12-27-2019, 03:34 PM
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How much snow is on Lac La Biche? Enough for skidoo? 🤔
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Old 12-27-2019, 11:32 PM
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As had been posted, it's between 8-10" at Sunbreaker Cove on Sylvan. We tried the primetime bite...fishing 3-8 tonight (Sat) in a spot that has produced for us every single time we've been there... And nothing. Not a mark on the Lowrance, not a thing on the Aqua Vu, not a nibble... It was DEAD. Talking to others as we got there, seems everyone is having a tough go at Sunbreaker...
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Old 12-28-2019, 07:22 AM
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Default North Buck Lake, Skeleton Lake

Just wondering if anyone knows the ice thickness of the lakes to the north. North Buck, Skeleton, Long lake.
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Old 12-28-2019, 08:18 AM
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Was at Lac La Nonne yesterday. 7 to 8 inches of good clear ice. 4 to 5 inches of snow cover. Quadded on. Some people parked their vehicles on the ice near shore.
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Old 12-28-2019, 09:32 AM
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Around 11" on Sylvan RR23 area yesterday. Handful of vehicles driving on including a couple 3/4 tons. Folks are brave...
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Old 12-28-2019, 02:05 PM
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12-14” at calling. A few trucks driving out. No flood water
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Old 12-28-2019, 04:00 PM
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Any reports on gull, is anyone driving on in half ton .
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Old 12-28-2019, 04:35 PM
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On Gull on the 26th. 12” of ice (measured) with about 4-5” of snow. Water was quite merky where we were. Quite a few guys out with 1/2 tons. Ice was cracking mightily when they would drive past. We walked on.
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Old 12-28-2019, 07:18 PM
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Never gone out there for ice, what’s Pine Coulee like?
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Old 12-28-2019, 07:43 PM
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Old 12-29-2019, 09:47 AM
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Never gone out there for ice, what’s Pine Coulee like?
Quite often they have the gate at the boat launch closed so you walk on but it might be open now. Very tough fishing through the ice the last 2 winters, so much that I gave up on it for ice. Best place to try would IMO the far south end where the spill way is located. 50-100M from shore is a good 20FOW and may hold a few walleye and pike. Good luck
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Old 12-29-2019, 10:23 AM
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Yesterday at Wabamun just out from the marina 12 inches niches of ice 8 black and 4 inches of white ice. Frozen flood water on top of that. A few cars and mini vans out and one F150. I had my gear hauled out for me with a nice lady and her quad. I packed it off the lake.

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Old 12-29-2019, 02:22 PM
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Anybody driving on Wabamun at moonlight bay? Was there a little less than a week ago and nobody had yet.
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Old 12-29-2019, 03:15 PM
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This was for the guy asking about snow in Lac la biche;
We were In Lakeland last weekend. Probably 4-6” of snow on the lake. More then enough for a sled. The trails are dry so if your trying to ride any trails, scratchers are probably needed to keep your sled cool.
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Old 12-29-2019, 06:32 PM
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Default Gull - Dec 29

Sandy Point Area.... 15" around shore-line. 11" about 1km from from shore. Heave east of shoreline about 1.5km out.... heave is running in a north-south direction. A few pick-ups/SUV’s out in the ~ 11” areas... solid ice but there is enough snow to hide the dangers and possibly get stuck.

IMHO... ice thickness is a bit thin for this time of year. Be safe and if in doubt don’t drive out.

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Old 12-30-2019, 09:06 AM
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Sandy Point Area.... 15" around shore-line. 11" about 1km from from shore. Heave east of shoreline about 1.5km out.... heave is running in a north-south direction. A few pick-ups/SUV’s out in the ~ 11” areas... solid ice but there is enough snow to hide the dangers and possibly get stuck.

IMHO... ice thickness is a bit thin for this time of year. Be safe and if in doubt don’t drive out.
I was up and Meridian Beach area. Pretty much same. 11-12 further out. Saw a few vehicles closer to shore. The ones out further like me were sled or quad. Good to see. And, I was surprised how little ice for this time of year. Not a lot of snow so just not enough cold, cold days yet.
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Old 12-30-2019, 12:01 PM
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Was on Pigeon Lake west shore Dec 29th

Black ice 10.75-11.25 inches with a little over one inch of white ice.

I walked out but there were 3 half ton trucks out on the ice. If the nights stay cold, it was -13 when we left last night, it will be another week before I will drive out.

Fishing there off the PP was very slow.
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Old 12-30-2019, 12:43 PM
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Any reports on gull, is anyone driving on in half ton .
I went to the NE end on the 27th. Ice was about 9”. Some brave? soul in a 3/4 ton Chev was driving around.
Not something I would be comfortable doing though.
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Old 12-30-2019, 06:10 PM
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I went to the NE end on the 27th. Ice was about 9”. Some brave? soul in a 3/4 ton Chev was driving around.
Not something I would be comfortable doing though.
Was out in front of the stoner boat launch on the west side of gull on the 27th ice was a solid 12 inches and good solid ice. I drive out a ways with my 3/4 ton. Couple other vehicles out there too. I wouldn't drive north of there towards sunset legion or r.v heaven area tho. Seen trucks go thru a couple times in years past. It's close tho but I'd be checkin every 50 meters or so if breaking a new trail. Horrible fishing. Walleye, walleye, walleye. 2 feet under the ice lookin at a wire worm even.
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Old 12-30-2019, 06:37 PM
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I was at Wab today. I was fishing off the town site. The Ice varied from 10 inches to 12 inches the deeper you went out . A few guys had medium size vehicles on the ice . I walked on . The fishing was awesome . Nothing big but had a hoot. At times I couldn't keep up between my Jawjacker and my line in the tent. Tight lines
Was out today off fallis about a Km, 8-9” and slowwwww No vehicles driving past shore
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Old 12-30-2019, 09:01 PM
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15-16 inches of clear ice on the east side of Lac La Biche.

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Old 12-31-2019, 08:37 AM
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Default Half Moon Bay -Sylvan

Was out there yesterday. I didn't have my tape but looked to be around 10". Not a fish to be seen. I'm trying to get my young boys (5 & 7)
into fishing but the last few times we've been skunked. We've had our best luck at Eagle lake but it would be nice to catch something from a clean lake to bring home.
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Old 12-31-2019, 01:40 PM
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Lessard Lake had 11" of ice on Sunday. Only ankle deep snow and not much floodwater. I didn't catch anything big but we did catch fish!

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Old 01-01-2020, 08:05 AM
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10-11 inches on Eagle. Trucks and shacks galore out there. Fish weren’t active much. Lots of staring and lazy strikes.


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