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Any plans for the last ice outings.
« on: March 10, 2019, 10:01:15 AM »
Been awfully quiet on here this winter as far as ice fishing goes. The cold weather no doubt put a damper on peopleís plans. One good thing is the fish were left alone over the winter should make for some good summer outings. I am pumped to get out on the open water this year canít wait but until then I plan on getting out a couple times yet.

Plan on hitting a couple Sask lakes here this week we will see how that plays out, wouldnít mind a fresh wallet feed before the long wait over spring.

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Re: Any plans for the last ice outings.
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2019, 10:02:59 PM »
Hoping to get out myself at least once more. One of my sons suppose to be coming down this week, if he makes it down hopefully we will make it out. The cold weather did shut it down for me, haven't been out in over a month.

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Re: Any plans for the last ice outings.
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2019, 05:51:42 PM »
Last year , we went out on the second last day , fishing was poor .
 But on the way home we shot 50 plus gophers in the snow ...
 We will be checking that out on Thursday ..
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Re: Any plans for the last ice outings.
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2019, 05:59:49 PM »
Man I havenít had a good gopher shoot in years, everybody poisons now days no fun anymore.
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Re: Any plans for the last ice outings.
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2019, 09:51:24 AM »
I want to take my bro inlaw and a couple friends to Speckles Whitefish lake and see some real tanks swimming by( I can't catch a WF to save my life) but it is a 3 plus hour drive one way  :-[

Maybe hit Calling Lake before the season ends.

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Re: Any plans for the last ice outings.
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2019, 10:24:25 AM »

I am not going anywhere.

The walleye in those reservoir lakes down south should  almost be finished spawning.




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Re: Any plans for the last ice outings.
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2019, 12:16:51 PM »
I hope that's true but I doubt it..

  How far south ?

  Last year , opening day in a northerly reservoir
   ( ice was out 1 week).  Temp 41 F ,
   Nothing but big milting makes on the rocks ....
      In 30 years here , first spawners ever caught .
   
   
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Re: Any plans for the last ice outings.
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2019, 02:55:49 PM »
Chin should be at it's peak or starting to go into post spawn.

Say, does anyone know if the government still
 harvests egg's out of Chin?
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Re: Any plans for the last ice outings.
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2019, 09:04:28 PM »
February was definitely a bit challenging, still made it out but it's definitely less effective fishing out of a shack all the time trying to stay warm.  Made a couple trips to Cold in February and it was hit and miss, got some decent trout but nothing much over that 10lb mark (guessing). 

          Just got back from Slave and fishing was slow where we were if you were sitting in one spot but punched a bunch of holes over deepwater flats and we took home a limit of nice eyes all in that 49cm plus range and a handful of jumbo perch.  Have some walleye tags closer to home to fill so probably work on that for the rest of the season.  I promised work I wouldn't head to far for the next little bit here but man it would be nice to get one more north trip in somewhere.  There's a spot on Cold lake that a coworker says is worth the trip last week of March so maybe just maybe make a quick trip.
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Re: Any plans for the last ice outings.
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2019, 05:15:08 AM »
I was going to go one last time out on the lake but decided against it. Haven't had much luck the last couple of times so I figured it's not worth the effort. I'm getting old. haha

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Re: Any plans for the last ice outings.
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2019, 03:37:18 PM »
Well looks like I wonít be making it out. Have to head back to work early this Sunday so canít make it. Started what I thought would be a quick bearings and seal change on the trailer hubs on the big boat early in the week but it turned out to be a big job. Callipers for the disk breaks x4 were all seized and pads broken and worn. So ordered parts and did a complete rebuild of the callipers and bearings, seals. But I know its good now and ready for a couple years trouble free.

I wonít be back until April 3rd so no ice fishing for me until open water. Iím ok with that just didnít really have to much of an urge to go out on the ice this year but man am I dying to get out on the water.
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Re: Any plans for the last ice outings.
« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2019, 09:47:33 PM »
I'll be coming to Alberta for the last week.  Hope the warm weather knocks the snow down so we can travel where ever we want quickly and easily in the trucks!  I'm excited for a week with some nice steady weather for the last three weeks.  Should be a good bite by then I'm hoping!
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Re: Any plans for the last ice outings.
« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2019, 10:09:14 PM »
Well looks like I wonít be making it out. Have to head back to work early this Sunday so canít make it. Started what I thought would be a quick bearings and seal change on the trailer hubs on the big boat early in the week but it turned out to be a big job. Callipers for the disk breaks x4 were all seized and pads broken and worn. So ordered parts and did a complete rebuild of the callipers and bearings, seals. But I know its good now and ready for a couple years trouble free.

I wonít be back until April 3rd so no ice fishing for me until open water. Iím ok with that just didnít really have to much of an urge to go out on the ice this year but man am I dying to get out on the water.

Walleyes:

If you are heading into the Peace district, could you ask around about CPAW's creating trouble in the northern Rockies?  I heard they are using diminishing caribou populations from Ft. St. John to Ft. Nelson as a reason to ban human activity along that stretch of the Rockies.

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Re: Any plans for the last ice outings.
« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2019, 10:17:06 PM »

Walleyes good luck on the trailer , I have had a few surprise packages
 On someone else's treasure ...This might be the year I see the new craft,
 Another familly dew but in Cold Lake this time !
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Re: Any plans for the last ice outings.
« Reply #14 on: March 16, 2019, 08:17:31 AM »
Grey: Iíll be on the BC side grey but I work with a few outdoorsman from the local area Iíll see what the buzz is, havenít heard anything yet.

W101: That would be great if your in the area to meet up and get out on the water.

Doc: The long term weather looks good for being out, lots of snow in the bush and I know there are some lakes dealing with quite a bit of overflow make sure to bring a couple good shovels along. If your fishing any of the better known lakes there will be trails on the ice so travel late in the season usually isnít an issue.
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Re: Any plans for the last ice outings.
« Reply #15 on: March 17, 2019, 06:46:27 PM »
Grey: Iíll be on the BC side grey but I work with a few outdoorsman from the local area Iíll see what the buzz is, havenít heard anything yet.

W101: That would be great if your in the area to meet up and get out on the water.

Doc: The long term weather looks good for being out, lots of snow in the bush and I know there are some lakes dealing with quite a bit of overflow make sure to bring a couple good shovels along. If your fishing any of the better known lakes there will be trails on the ice so travel late in the season usually isnít an issue.

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Re: Any plans for the last ice outings.
« Reply #16 on: March 24, 2019, 11:16:24 AM »
I am hoping to get into raspberry and utikama this week.

Fished long by Edson & shinning bank the other days with minimal success. Need a couple good days here before the end of ice season.
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