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Old 04-23-2013, 11:30 AM
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Ice is off Lake Sundance later this year. Started melting quick on Sunday. Yesterday half the lake was ice free. Today the ice should be all gone.

How is the ice doing outside of Calgary?
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Old 04-23-2013, 12:39 PM
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not sure about ice close to calgary but i was on the ice monday outside of edm. and it was 21" thick.
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Old 04-23-2013, 12:48 PM
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Calgary and area are dooomed.....No ice fishing left....

Maybe chain is still walk on....Not sure....though
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Old 04-23-2013, 03:56 PM
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21-28" nw of grande prairie.
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Old 04-23-2013, 03:59 PM
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30" at chain (Athabasca ) Good ice too!
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Old 04-23-2013, 07:34 PM
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Calgary and area are dooomed.....No ice fishing left....

Maybe chain is still walk on....Not sure....though
Walking on south Chain Lake is likely a life threatening move. On a cold year ice in Calgary can be as much as 40 inches thick. This year the ice was 20 inches. Ice conditions are likely unpredictable.
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Anyone see any open water at glenmore?
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Old 04-23-2013, 09:40 PM
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Still a good 3' on lakeland area lakes. Snow on top of the ice isn't even melted yet. Could make for a very interesting opening day here in 3 weeks.
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Anyone see any open water at glenmore?
Yes. Right below McDonalds at Glenmore Landing.
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Old 04-24-2013, 09:11 AM
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Yes. Right below McDonalds at Glenmore Landing.
sweet, I was going to start a new thread and ask... only one more week till opening!
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Old 04-24-2013, 09:35 AM
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Ice fished glenmore yesterday
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Old 04-24-2013, 09:46 AM
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Ice fished glenmore yesterday
sounds like a fun time, did you land any 20lbers?
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Old 04-24-2013, 10:23 AM
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18 lb brown
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This is kind of an amateur question but my Dad wants me to come out with the kids icefishing on Sardine Lake west of Edmonton this weekend and since we will have a few hot days before then, how much could that change the ice thickness? I saw the report above of 21" on the 22nd but don't want to take chances with the kids. Thanks in advance!
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18 lb brown
18 lbs of brown what did you catch???
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Old 04-24-2013, 02:53 PM
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Hey Buck Crazy,

Did you want to go to Spray on Saturday?
I'm sure we can land an 18lbs Laker like the day we went on Father's Day years ago.
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This is kind of an amateur question but my Dad wants me to come out with the kids icefishing on Sardine Lake west of Edmonton this weekend and since we will have a few hot days before then, how much could that change the ice thickness? I saw the report above of 21" on the 22nd but don't want to take chances with the kids. Thanks in advance!
Ice thickness means nothing when it's the consistency of a slurpee. I wouldn't be bringing my child or myself on the ice anywhere right now, especially after a few very warm, sunny days.
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This is kind of an amateur question but my Dad wants me to come out with the kids icefishing on Sardine Lake west of Edmonton this weekend and since we will have a few hot days before then, how much could that change the ice thickness? I saw the report above of 21" on the 22nd but don't want to take chances with the kids. Thanks in advance!
Not worth the risk. Stay off the ice ! JMO
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This is kind of an amateur question but my Dad wants me to come out with the kids icefishing on Sardine Lake west of Edmonton this weekend and since we will have a few hot days before then, how much could that change the ice thickness? I saw the report above of 21" on the 22nd but don't want to take chances with the kids. Thanks in advance!
Welcome to the forum . Secondly even if the ice looks ok Id stay away , you don't want to be that group of people reported on the 6:00 news or the 3 rd page of the news paper that RCMP and Divers searching for missing family presumed dead . Wait a few weeks , im sure theres some area trout ponds darn near free of ice or even enough to chuck a line out from shore . I think those might be better options for the safety of yourself and your family . Just thinking out loud .

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Default Lake Sundance ice free April 24th

Interestingly enough about the exact same time as last year.
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Ice is totally off Lake Sundance in Calgary, March 31, 2015

Pretty early relatively speaking. The heavy rain we had last weekend sure did a number on it.
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Lake Sundance in Calgary is ice free today.
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Lake Sundance in Calgary is ice free today.
Mahogany has been ice free for over a week now
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Chain is completely ice free.
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Mahogany has been ice free for over a week now
I have been tracking in this thread for 4 year now.

Ice off this lake.

April 23, 2013
April 24, 2014
March 31, 2015
March 28, 2016
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This is kind of an amateur question but my Dad wants me to come out with the kids icefishing on Sardine Lake west of Edmonton this weekend and since we will have a few hot days before then, how much could that change the ice thickness? I saw the report above of 21" on the 22nd but don't want to take chances with the kids. Thanks in advance!
Don't, take them swimming in a heated pool, looking pretty crappy out there.
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Default Spring 2017 Lake Sundance ice report

Ice is coming off quick. Likely to be gone in the next few days now.
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Drove out to the nsr today by Lindbergh and it's still iced over. Flowing on the edges so it won't be long now.
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Default April 10, 2017 Lake Sundance Ice is gone

Interesting how the yearly dates are in a neat range.

Ice came off the lake on April 30, 2009 and April 7, 2010. April 23, 2013, April 24, 2014, March 31, 2015, March 28, 2016, April 10, 2017
Lake froze over November 19, 2010, November 16, 2011, November 15, 2012, November 14, 2014, and November 26, 2016
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Interesting how the yearly dates are in a neat range.

Ice came off the lake on April 30, 2009 and April 7, 2010. April 23, 2013, April 24, 2014, March 31, 2015, March 28, 2016, April 10, 2017
Lake froze over November 19, 2010, November 16, 2011, November 15, 2012, November 14, 2014, and November 26, 2016
Lake Sundance is freezing fast. From zero to half froze over in one night. Could be a bit early this year.
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