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Old 01-04-2012, 09:51 AM
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So you quad into a remote unnamed lake in search of humpies. With much anticipation you punch your first hole. As you pull the auger out, 100's of freshwater shrimp come with it. Do you bother dropping a hook?

Or is that a sure fire sign of winterkill?
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Old 01-04-2012, 10:00 AM
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Your there, why wouldn't you drop down a hook???
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Old 01-04-2012, 10:02 AM
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this is a common occurance on pine lake and it has been said that the more shrimp the better the pike fishing. I have seen this to be roughly accurate statement ?
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Old 01-04-2012, 10:07 AM
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when Joker used to be a great lake before it winterkilled, that used to be the case there when we dug our holes. The shrimp seemed to be up against the ice. The jumbo perch fishing was crazy there too. now its dead. , so to answer your question, it didn't matter at that lake anyway.

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Old 01-04-2012, 10:44 AM
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Don't they gather under the ice later in the season even if oxigen is not low enough to winterkill the lake?
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Old 01-04-2012, 11:25 AM
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I have caught a decent number of pike through a hole from which tons of shrimp came up with the auger. Not sure what the relation between the shrimp and winterkill might be, but I for one have not noticed any hampering to my catch corelating to shrimp up the hole.
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Old 01-04-2012, 12:34 PM
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How does it affect perch fishing?
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Old 01-04-2012, 01:11 PM
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Thats exactly what was happening to me at Lake Isle when I drilled holes last January. Thousands of shrimp would come up, and no bites whatsoever...

Interesting.
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Thats exactly what was happening to me at Lake Isle when I drilled holes last January. Thousands of shrimp would come up, and no bites whatsoever...

Interesting.

yep. but this has also happened years before last year at isle. interesting sure, but in my opinion not related to the recent kill/partial kill at that lake.

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Old 01-04-2012, 01:29 PM
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yep. but this has also happened years before last year at isle. interesting sure, but in my opinion not related to the recent kill/partial kill at that lake.

Dace
I drilled holes at lake isle last year too and tons of shrimp came up. I also punched a bunch of holes at hasting lake and the same thing happened there. Seems lakes that have alot of shrimp have winter killed.... Not sure if its proven but weird occurance
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Old 01-04-2012, 01:34 PM
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I have ice fished all over AB and into sask. Never seen more then the occasional shrimp. The other day, I have never seen shrimp like that before, and it was in a small shallow lake that I would call prone to winter kill.

So my experiences tell me that it is a sign of winterkill. It seems the shrimp have no predators and have been multiplying freely.


Interesting to hear your guys thoughts...
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Old 01-04-2012, 01:12 PM
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So you quad into a remote unnamed lake in search of humpies. With much anticipation you punch your first hole. As you pull the auger out, 100's of freshwater shrimp come with it. Do you bother dropping a hook?

Or is that a sure fire sign of winterkill?
Where the heck are you fishing through the ice for Pink Salmon?????
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Where the heck are you fishing through the ice for Pink Salmon?????
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