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Darn Cold.
« on: February 02, 2019, 02:53:59 PM »
Darn it,, just got home for my 10 days off but man,, I ain't heading out in this crap. I'll hide in the shop for my days off. Worst drive I think I've ever had on 35 years on the road. Snow blowing snow all the way from Dawson home, white knuckle trip the whole way.
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« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2019, 03:30:49 PM »

Good to hear your back home safe Walleyes.  What route did you take back to the "Ponderosa"?


Was it nice and warm around Dawson Creek, and then all Hell froze over?

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« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2019, 03:32:08 PM »
I can imagine Walleyes, it was bad locally. I heard GP was a bitch from some of our crews.

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« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2019, 05:37:24 PM »
Thanks boys.

I go straight east out of Dawson to Spirit River - Fahler - McClennan - High Praire - Slave - Athabasca - LLB - Home. Yah it was a mess.

You know what I couldn't believe those damn mills still had their trucks on the road hauling logs and chips like WTF man. You got a yard full of logs you need them trucks on the road today. Mom and dad's on the road with the kids trying to get to the hockey games and those ass hats out there. When meeting the trucks most of the time you had to literally stop you could not see for the white out for a good few seconds. And those ass hats going full bore. Where is the due diligence with these companies. On the drilling side in weather like this its critical equipment only if we have to wait we will wait. I could not believe it. I guess they learned nothing from Humbolt and losing a bus load of kids. Un real man.
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« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2019, 07:10:58 PM »
Ya, good point, Walleyes.  I don't think the trucking industry learned a damn thing from Humbolt either.
Old school truckers are a dying breed too, and that is unfortunate.
Just a matter of time until the next Humbolt tragedy, and likely involving a gravel truck from what I tend to see.
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« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2019, 07:42:58 PM »
Not hard to see the level of poor big rig drivers now days. I’m not a truck driver but took my class one years ago when I got my mechanic license. They didn’t just give them away then, a lot of in house test passing going on over the last few years. Might change now with it back to government testing?

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« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2019, 08:39:01 AM »
Thanks boys.

I go straight east out of Dawson to Spirit River - Fahler - McClennan - High Praire - Slave - Athabasca - LLB - Home. Yah it was a mess.

You know what I couldn't believe those damn mills still had their trucks on the road hauling logs and chips like WTF man. You got a yard full of logs you need them trucks on the road today. Mom and dad's on the road with the kids trying to get to the hockey games and those ass hats out there. When meeting the trucks most of the time you had to literally stop you could not see for the white out for a good few seconds. And those ass hats going full bore. Where is the due diligence with these companies. On the drilling side in weather like this its critical equipment only if we have to wait we will wait. I could not believe it. I guess they learned nothing from Humbolt and losing a bus load of kids. Un real man.

I hear ya about the logging industry.  Its crazy the difference in what we do in the oilfied and what they do.  Its unbelievable what theyre allowed to get away with from an environmental side of things compared to us.  We would be shut down and heavily fined for some of the stuff they do every day and are allowed to.  Oh well I guess.

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« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2019, 08:41:02 AM »
Its been so cold that I haven't been ice fishing yet this year which in unheard of because I only get 4 days off a month so usually I go hell or high water.  Im also considering cancelling our ice fishing trip to Lake of the Woods the end of February.  I will watch the day time temps and if they don't get above -15 to -20 I wont be going.  Really wish I had made our annual trip south to Cascade in Idaho again this year for this giant yellow bastards.

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« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2019, 09:08:59 AM »
-36 at the ranch here this morning. I wonder how many people out on Cold Lake today handling those lakers in this temp, releasing them !!! Yah right frozen eyes, frozen fins and gills.
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« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2019, 01:36:21 PM »
Ya, good point, Walleyes.  I don't think the trucking industry learned a damn thing from Humbolt either.
Old school truckers are a dying breed too, and that is unfortunate.
Just a matter of time until the next Humbolt tragedy, and likely involving a gravel truck from what I tend to see.


An excellently written post Axeman. I think you pretty well described the situation.


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« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2019, 10:20:39 AM »
        She sure turned around quick, thursday I was fishing in bare hands and by the weekend decided it was better to tackle some home projects.

 
-36 at the ranch here this morning. I wonder how many people out on Cold Lake today handling those lakers in this temp, releasing them !!! Yah right frozen eyes, frozen fins and gills.

      I'd imagine most would be in a heated shack if out at all in those temps.  I like my winter cold lake trips.  Heading up again next days off for a few days, I guess with the cold weather the bonus is at least it should be making some good ice keeping everyone a little bit safer. 

      I know some guys don't like the ice fishing part up there but but it brings in a lot of tourism which that region can really use with the way things have been.  Any retailer, hotel/cabin owner I talk to in the region when booking or planning seems more than happy to have folks come up and fish.  I like that part of the province and even tend to save purchases that I could make online or at other stores for Cold Lake if I can.  I think people are becoming more and more aware of good fish handling practices as well, I know I try to get better all the time.  The lakers we catch are barely out the water especially if it's a bit colder.  We've had some that could have been handled better but that can happen in the summer to.
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« Reply #11 on: February 04, 2019, 03:51:34 PM »
I shouldn't be so hard on the ice fishing,, just frustrated with the process this province manages that lake under. It's just so bloody black and white to everybody but them what has to happen there but they just won't implement it.

That's lake could be a world class trophy lake trout lake if they would just do it right but nope, people catch and release and catch and release under size fish all day looking for what, a crappy tasting ball of fish fat that they keep.
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Re: Darn Cold.
« Reply #12 on: February 04, 2019, 03:57:43 PM »
Last fall I was here 30 years....Manitoba is where I spent 40 + years .
 Mike brought up LOW , the trout in the pic come from Clearwater Bay ,
  one was caught on a -42 F morning .....just walk from hole to hole
  clearing ice ..
    Here in the south last year was the best ice , usually it's bad before the
  season is over ...
     I plan on fishing some feb-March , I'm assuming the cold lake ice is pretty
   Good ....now ....
     I went out to buy some winter hunting clothes today , bib pants , no luck
   Down here .... Was cool here this am...
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« Reply #13 on: February 04, 2019, 04:36:03 PM »
I shouldn't be so hard on the ice fishing,, just frustrated with the process this province manages that lake under. It's just so bloody black and white to everybody but them what has to happen there but they just won't implement it.

That's lake could be a world class trophy lake trout lake if they would just do it right but nope, people catch and release and catch and release under size fish all day looking for what, a crappy tasting ball of fish fat that they keep.

They have done the same on Pigeon, Calling and Newell, all mismanaged walleye fisheries that were reduced to mediocre fisheries compared to what they were years ago. I sat on the Fisheries Roundtable for a few years, so many good suggestions came up for managing the walleye fisheries............all ignored FOR LACK OF FUNDING. No commitment to our fisheries...........pisses me off so bad.

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Re: Darn Cold.
« Reply #14 on: February 10, 2019, 09:04:52 AM »
Somebody go break the icicles off of Sonny.  :D
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Re: Darn Cold.
« Reply #15 on: February 10, 2019, 09:36:12 AM »
Somebody go break the icicles off of Sonny.  :D
Hinton is cold this morning.

Too friggin' cold. :(

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Re: Darn Cold.
« Reply #16 on: February 10, 2019, 03:49:45 PM »
Too friggin' cold. :(


And where is your kitty hiding out? On top of the fridge, over a heat vent? Or under mom and dad's quilt? :)

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« Reply #17 on: February 10, 2019, 06:26:15 PM »
Was in Hardisty today, the truck said -22. The wind made it feel like, who gives a shit what the truck says below. Agree sonny “to friggin cold”

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« Reply #18 on: February 10, 2019, 09:01:59 PM »
        Making for an interesting set of nights at work that's for sure, judging by what I see coming through our plant lot's must be having some fun at work.  Oil companies are definitely paying out some OT this week, steamers and pressure trucks did good I'm sure and the cold snap aint over yet  :).
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Re: Darn Cold.
« Reply #19 on: February 11, 2019, 11:13:25 AM »

Anyone see any lazy waterfowl still hanging around settling ponds like at Dow, or the power plants?

I even wonder if those pooping winter louts that hang around Calgary are enjoying the weather.