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sonny

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Ice out?
« on: May 01, 2018, 11:53:56 AM »
Nope not yet at Obed.

What about in your area?

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Re: Ice out?
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2018, 12:03:35 PM »
Nope, hasn't even gone out on the small lake behind my place yet. Ducks and Geese are crash landing and skidding with all brakes on, kind of funny to watch.

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Re: Ice out?
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2018, 12:31:17 PM »
Not even close around here, shoot the dug outs are still iced over.
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Re: Ice out?
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2018, 04:49:32 PM »
Work took me to Vermillion today. Most of the smaller ponds were open but there were some large ones still ice covered & still holding on.

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Re: Ice out?
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2018, 07:14:23 AM »
        Still pretty locked up around here.  Weather is looking pretty hot for the forseeable future but it takes a lot to get rid of 3+ of ice.  Opener falls on my next set of days off so crossing my fingers the weather holds.
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Re: Ice out?
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2018, 02:41:43 PM »
Wildhorse is open but the water level is darn low so it may be winter killed.

Gregg and Jarvis are still iced over.

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Re: Ice out?
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2018, 03:03:43 PM »
Obed n Millers are open

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Re: Ice out?
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2018, 07:02:29 PM »
I'm up at work but was talking with my son out in LLB and he said Beaver is wide open and La Biche won't be long he figures by next weekend it will be open. The warm winds the last few days has made the difference. I'm sure most of the smaller lakes in Sask close to me are open,, can't wait to go chase some big Pike in the shallows
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Re: Ice out?
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2018, 07:37:13 PM »
This Lake has to have an interesting turnover.

https://mywildalberta.ca/fishing/fish-stocking/documents/ObedLakeBathymetricMap.pdf

I bet it will be hit hard in the next few days.



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Re: Ice out?
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2018, 09:59:48 PM »
Swan lake on the ab/bc border is open.

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« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2018, 03:36:13 PM »
Hi Northwest Alberta.

Good old Swan Lake is always a good place to fish after ice out.

Have you heard anything about One Island Lake?

Does One Island Lake still put out nice 4-5 pound rainbows?



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Re: Ice out?
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2018, 08:00:39 PM »
Pierre Grey lakes are open now . Any news on Rock Lake ? Checked the live cam at Maligne lake and it's still covered .

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Re: Ice out?
« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2018, 02:19:58 PM »
Came by Slave Lake today on my way home from work, she looks pretty solid yet. Its coming away from the shores some but I wouldn't bet any money on it being open by the long weekend. Talking to a friend of mine that lives in Slave and fishes the tournaments they have a tournament panned for the long weekend I'm not sure they'll make it. If it is it will be crappy fishing the water will be so cold.
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Re: Ice out?
« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2018, 08:00:12 PM »

Yikes:

LSL:

Not even big icebergs on to the east end beaches yet. Apparently the west winds have been blowing too. I predict a June 6-15 turnover time at about 14 feet from the narrows eastward.  Post if you have found anything different. Remember that turnover is variable depending on depth. 

I wonder how Doctor Motorcyle, the great fruitfly man, would explain this global warming situation. 

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Re: Ice out?
« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2018, 12:09:35 PM »
I was quite surprised today when I went by Cold Lake to see it wide open. That's very unusual for that lake to be open and LSL not to be. I'm thinking it took so long to freeze this year it never got all that thick out there.
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Re: Ice out?
« Reply #15 on: May 18, 2018, 09:12:20 PM »
          Lakes around home in central alberta are open, couldn't ask for a better spring for above average temperature.  The way things were looking, if we were hovering anywhere around seasonal average we'd still be drilling holes  ;D.

          Slave was pretty darn thick ice when we went up in March and not being especially deep for it's size it doesn't surprise me that it is a little behind.

          With that being said it's great that the lakes are open but the water is still pretty darn cold, unless you are chasing cold water lovers like lake trout it's pretty boring, sit and stare fishing over known structure right now I find.  Spent some time chasing eyes in a lake with low numbers this last week and talk about trying to find a needle in a haystack.  To add to that the needle is unwilling and dull.  The thing is I know better and should spend my time at lakes with more fish but not every lake has big fish  :).  That's code for it was tough fishin hehe.

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