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Northern Alberta water levels
« on: August 01, 2011, 08:24:59 PM »
Well I spent the weekend up at Slave Lake and I have to say I have never ever seen so much water in the area as this year. All the old slough grass muskegs and creeks feeding the lake are saturated. We camped down where the Assineau River runs in and it's not even flowing near the lake, the lake is so high it's just backwater. It's good for the fish though, we did catch a few skinny walleye, empty stomachs, they are still starving the lake out in their infinite wisdom of walleye management up there trying to create a sport fishery with skinny, lazy walleye. Weather was decent though, overall a great trip.

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Re: Northern Alberta water levels
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2011, 11:44:22 AM »
Its nice to see our lakes coming up!  Some really got low in the last couple years. Paul, the fish must or really been biting good if you managed to get a few!

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Re: Northern Alberta water levels
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2011, 05:42:36 PM »
Yes there are many of our northern lakes that need some refilling. I wonder how Beaver lake is doing. Not sure if that lake will ever get to be where it was ???

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Re: Northern Alberta water levels
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2011, 06:34:28 PM »
i just finished up my holidays out at lac la nounne and just off the dock at elks beach used to be 6ft when i was a kid and i used to catch perch pike u name it. last year it was 2 ft deep and too weedy to damn near park a boat and today i brought my boat in from a week of fishing and hoped in the water and im guessing the water was sitting at 5ft 10-11 it was just over my chin and just out of curiosity i took some casts off the dock and caught a 1lb pike :P its really nice to see the lake i gave 2-3 years before winterkill would wreak the lake because of how shallow it would get completely come up a solid 3 ft from the rain weve been getting

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Re: Northern Alberta water levels
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2011, 09:14:37 PM »
Yes there are many of our northern lakes that need some refilling. I wonder how Beaver lake is doing. Not sure if that lake will ever get to be where it was ???

Yeah like Venice Terry, used to be a great perch fishery, I remember water flowing under the train trestle at the bridge when I was a kid. Now it's just dried up willows.