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Ice updates
« on: Dec 06, 2010, 01:07 PM »
I suggested this last year and it seemed to go over well, if we all post ice thicknesses we may prevent the unecassary death of a fellow ice angler or their family. Can we please continue to post regularily any trouble spots we find out there and share that info with all. I'll begin by saying I was at Fairfax lake yesterday and someone actually drove on the ice. They went right at the boat launch and down the lake (all I saw was their tire tracks) it's a good thing they turned right because I went left and my first hole was a solid 13 inches, my second hole not ten feet further was only six inches, with flood water on top. Please people walk out and test first, no ice freezes consistently, we all saw it last year with Global warming our winters are not what they used to be and ice safety is becoming a huge issue. Remember your insurance will not cover your vehicle going through the ice, and if you go with it, who will recover you? Lets ALL be safe and have the best year of ice fishing ever!
Hell, if I'd jumped on all the dames I'm supposed to have jumped on, I'd have had no time to go fishing.
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Re: Ice updates
« Reply #1 on: Dec 06, 2010, 02:14 PM »
I saw two cars on Sylvan Lake yesterday parked together in front of the waterslides.  I haven't been on yet to check the ice.

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Re: Ice updates
« Reply #2 on: Dec 06, 2010, 03:08 PM »
Burnstick 8-10"
Spray 8"
PCR 8"
Pine 8-10"
Birch - 7"

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Re: Ice updates
« Reply #3 on: Dec 06, 2010, 04:12 PM »
Carson 8''


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Re: Ice updates
« Reply #4 on: Dec 06, 2010, 09:34 PM »
pigeon 8"
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the whole trout,and nothing but the trout,
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Re: Ice updates
« Reply #5 on: Dec 07, 2010, 11:07 AM »
Chump Lake 9" to 12" of good hard black ice.  Not much snow.  Fish biting not too bad but on the small side.

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Re: Ice updates
« Reply #6 on: Dec 10, 2010, 10:00 PM »
 Rattlesnake by Med. Hat six-eight inches a week ago, chinook came through since then so it may be a bit sketchy

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Re: Ice updates
« Reply #7 on: Dec 11, 2010, 07:52 PM »
Pigeon Lake today had 12''-13'' of ice over 18 FOW.  There was couple of vehicles out on the ice by the provincial park boat launch, but I walked out to the drop off.

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Re: Ice updates
« Reply #8 on: Dec 11, 2010, 08:19 PM »
Has anyone got a report on Gull Lake or Chain Lakes?

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Re: Ice updates
« Reply #9 on: Dec 11, 2010, 09:57 PM »
Just got back from Ghost Reservoir. Got my first Burbot of the season. Ice is 12.5" thick, almost driveable, but no tracks yet.

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Re: Ice updates
« Reply #10 on: Dec 12, 2010, 05:03 AM »
Stayed close yesterday. (We only had a four hour window to get out)

In Calgary, Lake Mackenzie seemed to be about 12" or so. Lady at the booth said they would be safe enough to drive there Zam on it by next weekend, for sure.

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Re: Ice updates
« Reply #11 on: Dec 12, 2010, 06:15 AM »
Pigeon last week was 8 inches.  This week it is averaging 11-12 inches.  At least where I was.  This cold weather is doing the trick.   Should be drivable by next weekend at the earliest.  Still, it is early so it the ice will likely be variable.  I think it is safe as long as one has pre-drilled and knows the area.

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Re: Ice updates
« Reply #12 on: Dec 12, 2010, 12:48 PM »
Personally,

My father raised me to never drive on the ice until she is 18 inches, and even then I go slow and stick close to the "roads"
Once she is close to 2 feet, Party Hardy but still I drive slow.. can cause a wake if you are tearing down the iceroads.



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Re: Ice updates
« Reply #13 on: Dec 13, 2010, 10:32 AM »
Had the jeep out on Sylvan yesterday,  ice was around 12" in two different places.

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Re: Ice updates
« Reply #14 on: Dec 13, 2010, 07:49 PM »
I also wait until at least 15in to be on the safe side. I guess 5-6 trucks were on the ice at Coal on the weekend and they ice was only about8-10in! Yikes

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Re: Ice updates
« Reply #15 on: Dec 14, 2010, 07:19 AM »
Was at Wab on saturday.....10-12" of solid black ice, caught 5 pike,biggest 33". Felt great to be out  8). maybe Pigeon this weekend....anyone know where to catch big pike there??  :tipup:
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Re: Ice updates
« Reply #16 on: Dec 14, 2010, 07:03 PM »
Gull lake Dec 14 South end near Aspen, 16"-17" of ice. Lot's of people driving on the lake.

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Re: Ice updates
« Reply #17 on: Dec 16, 2010, 11:18 AM »
CALGARY and AREA: Ghost Lake (Cochrane): Yesterday visited to check the ice conditions. A couple of people ice fishing. Ice around 8-10 inches but some places I could see thin as much as 3 inches. May be wait a week if the temperature stays well below zero.
Chestermere: Recent closure from western headworks left the lake with very little water. May not be fishable this winter.
Glenmore Reservoir: Didnt see any one fishing. Thickness???

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Re: Ice updates
« Reply #18 on: Dec 16, 2010, 11:22 AM »
Any updates on McGregor Reservoir??

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Re: Ice updates
« Reply #19 on: Dec 17, 2010, 10:32 AM »
any updates on pcr as well. (pine coulee)

thanks

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