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Old 11-03-2017, 12:19 PM
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Just over 1 inch around Edmonton at several places. Let the games begin!
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Old 11-03-2017, 01:09 PM
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Just over 1 inch around Edmonton at several places. Let the games begin!
Meaning some pothole lakes? I'm sure Pigeon is still open...though it is getting pretty cold overnight -17C out that way last night.
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Old 11-03-2017, 01:16 PM
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Meaning some pothole lakes? I'm sure Pigeon is still open...though it is getting pretty cold overnight -17C out that way last night.
Ya the smaller ones. If I had to guess we will be walking on Pigeon in under a week.
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Old 11-03-2017, 01:57 PM
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Ya the smaller ones. If I had to guess we will be walking on Pigeon in under a week.
I like it. See you at Mulhurst
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Old 11-04-2017, 08:10 AM
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Holy carp! -20 out at Pigeon. Just might take a drive that way to see what is up...
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Old 11-04-2017, 10:19 AM
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Last year at end of nov. temps went from above zero to double digit negative overnight. one week later there was one foot of ice at pit lake! (water was already cold and wind low that time too.)
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Old 11-04-2017, 10:51 AM
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Too much snow it is insulating so the freeze is going to take some time. Not worth the risk just yet -20 or not.

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Old 11-04-2017, 12:48 PM
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Too much snow it is insulating so the freeze is going to take some time. Not worth the risk just yet -20 or not.

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Maybe 5 inches of snow here...and most of that likely fell into the lake. So no, it will not be an insulating factor yet. Hopefully the snow holds off and that is what the forecast shows.
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Old 11-04-2017, 03:35 PM
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Elbow lake . 3" to 7" of ice depending on how far out .
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Old 11-04-2017, 05:25 PM
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Gull mostly froze over last night, heard sylvan is part silly as well. My balls arent big enough to walk out and measure though.
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Old 11-05-2017, 12:30 PM
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Old 11-05-2017, 03:12 PM
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In 1986 I was ice fishing on Pigeon on November 5th. The ice was 4 inches thick 20 yards from shore. Caught a few whites.

Please be safe. A fish is not worth a funeral.
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Old 11-05-2017, 04:05 PM
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Chestermere is frozen. Didn't go out to check the thickness.
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Old 11-05-2017, 07:36 PM
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Well I couldn't wait, ended up driving out to a near by larger pike lake and fished on a solid 1-2in of ice depending on the hole for an hour, lol. Its almost like there was no ice. After a rather enthusiastic hook set on the tip-up after my first bite of the year, and hearing the ice start shattering and water flooding around the hole, I decided that was enough for this outing Sketchy. But the bug is out so I can chill now until we have real ice, in hopefully a few days
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Old 11-06-2017, 09:59 AM
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Lac Ste Anne is 2/3 iced over as if this morning.


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Old 11-06-2017, 10:07 AM
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Wabamun partially froze over last night as well

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Old 11-06-2017, 12:18 PM
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Just ordered my underwater TV camera and got the new ice shack painted up so ready to roll but I'll wait and play it safe
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Old 11-07-2017, 03:41 PM
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I was at lake Isle yesterday afternoon The middle still had a long narrow strip of open water. Be another day before its completely frozen across
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Old 11-09-2017, 06:59 AM
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Didn't go out and measure thickness but chip lake is frozen across as well.


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Old 11-09-2017, 12:39 PM
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Gull today is frozen over but pretty sketchy... 1.5 inches of ice till about 10 feet out. Was terrified to go any further... Will check again after weekend
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Old 11-09-2017, 01:41 PM
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Gull today is frozen over but pretty sketchy... 1.5 inches of ice till about 10 feet out. Was terrified to go any further... Will check again after weekend
Thanks! It is appreciated but you don't have to rush checking. It should get some good ice now over the next week - at least half an inch per day.

One thing is for sure, there will be a lot of ice for opening day. I'm still predicting 13 average for Gull by 11-Dec.
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Old 11-23-2017, 09:41 PM
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Didn't go out and measure thickness but chip lake is frozen across as well.


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Just wondering if anyone has an update on Chip Lake? I know that at the best of times the ice can be variable there.
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Old 11-24-2017, 08:33 AM
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Morning fellow fishermen, reporting from Mulhurst Bay/Pigeon Lake. With the lake freezing up this past few weeks,the concrete slabs have been pushed and stacked up in front of boat launch(hell of a mess). Buddy and I spent most of last sunday moving boulders, carving out ice, drlled a hole and flooded out the new passage way on to the lake. Went out 50yds and did a few test holes and were seeing about 6" of raw ice. Will be heading out again today and will be doing some test holes and will post new results. Cheers
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Old 11-24-2017, 11:50 AM
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Mulhurst bay/Pigeon Lake Update. Well ice heaved somewhat at our passage way. Not passable for SUV's but 4x4's could make it over. Ice is pretty much 8-9" with a few spots showing 12 but of course heading straight out far ice is 7". Going to drag the ice shack out today but only using sidexside's. Cheers.
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Old 11-24-2017, 12:05 PM
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Pigeon lake north side 6 about 150-200 feet from shore in 6 feet of water, very clear ice.
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Old 11-12-2017, 09:27 PM
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Jenkins, ghost, and Lawrence lake are all covered.

Baptiste lake still had some water in the middle.


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Old 11-13-2017, 09:31 AM
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Anyone been to East Pit? Ive never been there before and was thinking of going today.


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Old 11-18-2017, 03:05 PM
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4 on the north side of Birch.


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Old 11-18-2017, 05:13 PM
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Drilled a couple of test holes this morning at the west end of wizard lake. The ice at each hole was 5"-6" thick.
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Old 11-20-2017, 07:10 AM
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Buck Lake- 4.5"
Battle Lake- average of about 5", lots of floodwater and springs. Be safe.
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