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Chris K

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The ice is off of...
« on: May 09, 2011, 03:39:40 PM »
The ice is off at Jackfish Lake just west of Stony Plain.  I was surprised to find this out as I thought it was pretty early compared to other lakes, but I talked to a friend with a cabin out there, and it's off.  Anyone out there with an itch to get your boat out on the water?   

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Re: The ice is off of...
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2011, 05:27:45 PM »
at work yesterday i also heard for sure reports of ice off at...
lac la nounne
muir
faucet

lac saint anne has a little ice left also and im also pretty sure that most to all alberta lakes should be clear for the long weekend

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« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2011, 08:08:39 PM »
We were up around the Cold Lake area on the weekend and all the lakes we saw were open up there as well. I never made it out to have a look at Cold Lake itself but all the smaller ones were open. I geuss do to the poor ice they had all winter do to the heavy snow fall made for early ice off.

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Re: The ice is off of...
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2011, 09:39:41 PM »
not really sure just watch what lakes you hit this year i know damn near every trout lake near edmonton winterkilled bad! nakuman im suspecting to almost be a dead lake

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« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2011, 11:15:29 PM »
As of Last week Pigeon still had lots of ice on it . Not sure with this warm weather and wind what its like . But being such a big lake some opening weekends cutting it pretty close to an ice free lake .

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Re: The ice is off of...
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2011, 01:40:32 AM »
still tons of ice at cold lake

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Re: The ice is off of...
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2011, 11:54:05 AM »
The ice is off at Jackfish Lake just west of Stony Plain.  I was surprised to find this out as I thought it was pretty early compared to other lakes, but I talked to a friend with a cabin out there, and it's off.  Anyone out there with an itch to get your boat out on the water?   

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Re: The ice is off of...
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2011, 12:12:21 PM »
...Last Mountain in Sask, and it's not pretty.  Highest water levels recorded since 1955, and on the way to setting a new record (artificially mind you, but don't get me started on that...).

The attached pic is of the marina at Regina Beach.  It was taken a couple weeks ago and the water has actually risen 2-3 feet since then.  The main pier that is over 50 years old washed out in a storm, and all of the pillars in the marina are submerged.  (They're normally about 10 feet out of the water, see second pic.)

There's really no place on the lake to even launch a boat right now, most of the ramps are under 3-4 ft of water, and even if you could launch, the totally changed shoreline and the amount of debris floating around in the lake would make it a sketchy proposition.

I'm not sure on the latest, but as of now, the Regina Beach walleye tourney is questionable to go.  Check the SWT homepage for the latest. 

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« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2011, 12:56:20 PM »
Lots on Sylvan, so I imagine Gull is the same.  Barrier, Spray, and the Kananaskis lakes all ice covered still.

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« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2011, 03:13:07 PM »
I'm not sure on the latest, but as of now, the Regina Beach walleye tourney is questionable to go.  Check the SWT homepage for the latest. 

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I don't know if anyone else here fishes the SWT, but I just got the email, Regina Beach Walleye Classic is cancelled due to the flooding.

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