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Ice thickness reports
« on: December 09, 2012, 10:51:25 AM »
We have had some pretty cold days in November/December, anyone getting out on the lakes would be nice to know what ice thicknesses are like and if guys are walking/quadding/driving on certain lakes. I would really like to try Cold Lake this year for lakers any reports from up there would be great. I know from Ice Shanty guys been out on moose lake there's about 10" solid but that was last week already.

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Re: Ice thickness reports
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2012, 09:21:10 PM »
I have only been out once so far this season and that was on Nov.25 at Kinky lake west of Hinton.

The ice was around 7 inches then but I'm sure it's close to a foot now.

Hopefully I'll get out a few times around Christmas.

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Re: Ice thickness reports
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2012, 06:43:28 PM »
hey paul... cold lake just totally froze over about 2 weeks ago... im sure the bays and closer to shore the ice would be fairly thick

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Re: Ice thickness reports
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2012, 11:04:34 AM »
8" of ice on Lesser Slave at the narrows, I know a guy that took his shack out already and is driving his pickup out there, which I think is a bit foolish as the narrows is notorious for gas pockets and thermal currents, even into Jan and Feb.

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Re: Ice thickness reports
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2012, 11:57:14 AM »
Sundance Lake in Calgary - 2 inches - closed until 8 - 10 inches - Therefore, hello Chain Lake & PCR
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Re: Ice thickness reports
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2012, 12:56:37 PM »
Star Lake west of Stony Plain has 10". 

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Re: Ice thickness reports
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2012, 05:36:03 PM »
Dolberg is 10 inches plus.
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Re: Ice thickness reports
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2012, 02:40:45 PM »
wab is at about 10 careful on the south side by trans alta thins to 5 at some parts due to outfall

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Re: Ice thickness reports
« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2012, 02:49:58 PM »
Heard people are driving on Wildhorse and Kinky,might go out tomorrow and see for myself.

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Re: Ice thickness reports
« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2012, 04:59:13 PM »
Sylvan Lake 10-12 inches

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Re: Ice thickness reports
« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2012, 10:35:10 AM »
Here is a victim of early ice. Be careful out there... :o

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Re: Ice thickness reports
« Reply #11 on: December 22, 2012, 11:04:18 AM »
What the heck was that guy thinking?

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Re: Ice thickness reports
« Reply #12 on: December 22, 2012, 11:14:43 AM »
That pic is spring ice in both meanings of the word.

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Re: Ice thickness reports
« Reply #13 on: December 23, 2012, 10:07:29 AM »
Solid 18" on most lakes in the Lac La Biche aerea,, so I've been told. They have been driving accross LLB Lake from the mission to Poplar Point for over 2 weeks now. Bro in law was out in front of his place a couple nights (LLB Lake) ago and said there is 18"..

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Re: Ice thickness reports
« Reply #14 on: December 24, 2012, 06:38:35 PM »
16IN ice on frenchmans bay cold lake ab

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Re: Ice thickness reports
« Reply #15 on: December 26, 2012, 09:09:22 PM »
Here is a victim of early ice. Be careful out there... :o

Been there, done that...hard on the nerves. Goldeye Lake near Nordegg with a brand new truck, saved it...barely.

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Re: Ice thickness reports
« Reply #16 on: December 27, 2012, 09:12:30 AM »
10 to 12 inches on most places down here in the SE
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Re: Ice thickness reports
« Reply #17 on: December 27, 2012, 10:40:28 AM »
Here is a victim of early ice. Be careful out there... :o

Maybe he should have put more weight on his truck...

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Re: Ice thickness reports
« Reply #18 on: December 27, 2012, 12:10:10 PM »
Maybe he should have put more weight on his truck...

was just going to say the same thing myself  :P

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Re: Ice thickness reports
« Reply #19 on: December 29, 2012, 10:02:12 AM »
Was out on Sylvan yesterday morning, brutally slow, got skunked. Ice is good 20" plus.