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Chris K

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Man is it ever hot in Saskatchewan!
« on: September 06, 2011, 10:22:20 PM »
Hey all, I am in Saskatchewan pre fishing on Last Mountain Lake for the Rowan's Ravine tournament.  The weather has been hot, but fishing in our usual favorite spots has been slow so far.  I have never fished at Last Mountain in the fall in this kind of heat!  It feels more like Sask Landing!  Hopefully we get things figured out and have a good tournament.  I will update you guys when I get back after the weekend.

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Re: Man is it ever hot in Saskatchewan!
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2011, 11:11:47 PM »
Yep.  Been hot here in Lethbridge too.  low 30's with no breeze.  Havent even been hunting with these temps and not planning to until I see some highs dropping to the low 20's. (didn't even know that was possible.  LOL).  Anyway, keep at it Chris, I know that you won't catch them from the couch!  Good luck!!

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Re: Man is it ever hot in Saskatchewan!
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2011, 08:30:04 AM »
Knowing that place, it'll change to 60k winds and highs of 2C just in time for the tournament lol.

Work's been crazy and cutting into my fishing time, but I'm heading out tonight. 

See you on the water.

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Re: Man is it ever hot in Saskatchewan!
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2011, 09:09:39 AM »
how hot is it..... ;D

it's soooooooo hot......

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Re: Man is it ever hot in Saskatchewan!
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2011, 01:44:04 PM »
how hot is it..... ;D

it's soooooooo hot......

that the Canadian Weather Service has issued a fat guy in tank top warning....
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Re: Man is it ever hot in Saskatchewan!
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2011, 08:45:02 AM »
I probably won't fish a tournament in weather like that for another 25 years lol.  It was unbelievable, 32C and dead calm, not a breath of wind for entire days.  The lake was like a mirror, and sitting in a boat was like being in a sauna for 8 hrs, your clothes just stuck to you.  It was so calm on Saturday, that if you got in a pack of boats and a few guys were smoking, it just hung in the air like a cloud continuously, you could see the blue haze when you rolled up on the pack lol.  Last year at this tournament it was single digit temps and the wind was blowing at a steady 60km/h, gusting up to 90 km/h, the waves were so big that when you dropped into the trough of the wave, you couldn't see the shoreline or the boats around you over the top of them.  Go figure...

Prefish was great, but by the time the last day of the tourney rolled around, the fishing pretty much went like the wind - DEAD.  It was an interesting bite though, completely out of character for that lake at this time of year.  Most of the slot fish were being caught in 15' or less of water, some as shallow as 5 or 6' - in 32C heat, in calm water.   Unreal.  It went against everything you'd ever read about walleyes, but the fishing was actually pretty good for them at times.  The big fish seemed to be deep though, and the fishing for them was SLOW.   You could mark them, and know they were there, but it was a lottery basically to get one in the boat.   If you managed to pick up one solid over each day, you were golden, two solid overs and you were top 5.  Crazy for a tournament where you usually cull overs all day long.

As is always my sob story it seems this year, we managed to catch pretty good numbers of fish, even pulled a 10 on day two, but we just couldn't seem to catch that one more pig that would have launched us into the money.  Next year...

Congrats to Wimpney and Keen for the win, putting up almost 53lbs is impressive. 

A HUGE kudos to the SWT and Regina Fish and Game League for putting this tournament on, it long hours and a ton of work to overcome all the obstacles that the flooding caused them.  They did a great job of not just making it go, but making it go incredibly smoothly.

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Re: Man is it ever hot in Saskatchewan!
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2011, 01:31:39 AM »
It was a tough tournament for sure!  I think we placed in the mid 70's somewhere.  It was won right next to us!


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