Author Topic: La Biche Report  (Read 1274 times)

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La Biche Report
« on: March 24, 2014, 10:08:16 PM »
We hit La Biche hard today,, had to travel around some which was no issue on the ice,, travel at will where ever you want its just a little rough is all but the ice is deep and crisp. We hit 5 known hot spots in total and had to work at each spot. We managed a couple from each spot,, well one spot was a dud. We never did get into the big Pike which was our main goal today, we managed only 2 smaller Pike one in the 5# range and one in the 7# range. Other than that we iced 7 walleye with 2 in the 6 - 7 pound range very nice eyes, the other ones were nothing special your average 2 - 3 pound fish. Talked with a couple of the older boys that fish the lake regularly and they said the last couple days have been very slow,, most of them went home early,, we stuck it out until the sun set but it was the same all day a hit every now and then. the two biggest fish came out of deep water, 30' range. absolutely no action on the tip ups not even a sniff all day. I guess we missed a good bite about 3 or 4 days ago,, oh well that's fishing. Off to look for some perch in a couple days, not sure where yet but we will decide.

Couple pics,, as you will see Jesse caught both the big ones lol..






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Re: La Biche Report
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2014, 11:01:48 PM »
Nice to see that big slough that suffered for years is finally coming back lots of water there hopefully the SRD manages it accordingly.

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« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2014, 11:47:04 PM »
We were talking about that same thing today,, how nice it is to see the lake back,, it's been so many years,, like well over 20 years. For those that don't know,, the commercial fishery devastated that lake for years it has taken well over 20 years to get it to where it is today. There is a chance here for the province to do something special there and the town if they had the intellect to help influence the province in any way,,I am sure it would help. They really could create a world fishery here one that would bring in people from all around. But we all know it won't happen, they will miss manage it and it will kill itself off.

In an ideal world they would open it to a very limited number of walleye tags per year, (in a slot size )maybe 500 or so ?? Open the Pike to a slot size to promote a trophy fishery, say 2 fish in the 60 - 75cm range to help maintain the food supply in the lake. By allowing people to take a few fish it would help eliminate or at least slow down the poaching that is taking place out there. Stop the commercial fishery and the native harvest or minimize it drastically.

They really have an opportunity to do something special here,, but you watch give it 10 years it will be gone like all the rest,, I garuntee it.
« Last Edit: March 24, 2014, 11:50:42 PM by walleyes »

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Re: La Biche Report
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2014, 12:26:14 AM »
It's lost on the town Terry, I mean there is still a sign standing on main street from a restaurant that burned down what? 15 years ago?? And the garbage blowing around the entrance from youngs paper depository built on the muskeg? Then the big political fiasco with the town fathers and the lebs? This town is a gold mine, but the lebs control it, and they are clueless on how to exploit it as the tourism spot that it was 30 years ago. It's a shame, it's nothing but small minds. It could be easily restored to it's former glory, but way too many people standing around waiting for something to happen. And before you harp too hard on Ray Ewaskiw keep in mind he's my uncle lol.
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Re: La Biche Report
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2014, 08:13:16 AM »
Good looking walleyes, Terry.  We found ours in deeper water when we were up there too. Actually 30-35 feet was best.  We couldn't stay for the evening bite darn.

You guys are correct that that lake has a great opportunity now, finally.  It has the potential to be better than Slave and Pigeon ever were in their hay days.  I hope the message gets out to the politicians that this place could be the gem of the north with the right management.
The lake is a bit cruel to inexperienced boaters but the fish habitat could not be better.  Dropoffs and sandbars are a walleyes dream in this big lake.  Structure is abundant in this lake folks.  The town needs to change its image.  I have ties to this area as my Grandpa homesteaded at Beaver Lake.  We kept that quarter for many years before Grandpa sold it to Terry's uncle in the end.  I would like to see Lac La Biche become the place that it should be.  The walleye run up the Owl River is phenonomal.  It has been closed to fishing for many years now.  I remember as a kid some awesome fish at that place.
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Re: La Biche Report
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2014, 01:38:25 PM »
Good looking walleyes, Terry.  We found ours in deeper water when we were up there too. Actually 30-35 feet was best.  We couldn't stay for the evening bite darn.

You guys are correct that that lake has a great opportunity now, finally.  It has the potential to be better than Slave and Pigeon ever were in their hay days.  I hope the message gets out to the politicians that this place could be the gem of the north with the right management.
The lake is a bit cruel to inexperienced boaters but the fish habitat could not be better.  Dropoffs and sandbars are a walleyes dream in this big lake.  Structure is abundant in this lake folks.  The town needs to change its image.  I have ties to this area as my Grandpa homesteaded at Beaver Lake.  We kept that quarter for many years before Grandpa sold it to Terry's uncle in the end.  I would like to see Lac La Biche become the place that it should be.  The walleye run up the Owl River is phenonomal.  It has been closed to fishing for many years now.  I remember as a kid some awesome fish at that place.
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Re: La Biche Report
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2014, 07:22:30 PM »
Some mighty fine looking wallys.  Were you the teacher or student? ;)  It is about time that something was done to keep that fishery like it has become.  Unfortunately the subsistence nets give the walleye a pounding.