Author Topic: QuAppelle Valley Fishing Lakes 2021 - 2022  (Read 11406 times)

Offline Bart Ritchie

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Re: QuAppelle Valley Fishing Lakes 2021 - 2022
« Reply #30 on: Mar 01, 2022, 05:15 PM »
 March 1/2022 - Katepwa Lake - 26-28” of ice - hard pack snow/ice off the boat launch area.  Easy to navigate around the area in a 4x4.

Slow fishing day.  9:30am to 3:00 pm.  7 Tulibees spread over the entire time.  Mostly small in size.

Offline Bart Ritchie

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Re: QuAppelle Valley Fishing Lakes 2021 - 2022
« Reply #31 on: Mar 01, 2022, 05:26 PM »
March 1/2022 - Mission Lake

Hard access at Labret boat launch.  Several old paths were no longer accessible.  One “trail” the folks were getting on at had deep wheel ruts, but you could get on with a 4x4 and a head of steam.  It was obvious that some vehicles were bottoming out on that trail.  If you could make it on, the snow pack was very hard making getting around less trouble than 10 days ago.

My fish hut trailer has wider wheels than the truck so we did not attempt to make it through the deep ruts as there was high snow/ice ridges on each side of the ruts.

Ended up at Katepwa Lake where there was good access off the boat launch area. 

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Re: QuAppelle Valley Fishing Lakes 2021 - 2022
« Reply #32 on: Mar 02, 2022, 08:40 AM »
Thank you for the post! 👍🏻

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Re: QuAppelle Valley Fishing Lakes 2021 - 2022
« Reply #33 on: Mar 02, 2022, 01:03 PM »
March 1/2022 - Mission Lake

Hard access at Labret boat launch.  Several old paths were no longer accessible.  One “trail” the folks were getting on at had deep wheel ruts, but you could get on with a 4x4 and a head of steam.  It was obvious that some vehicles were bottoming out on that trail.  If you could make it on, the snow pack was very hard making getting around less trouble than 10 days ago.

My fish hut trailer has wider wheels than the truck so we did not attempt to make it through the deep ruts as there was high snow/ice ridges on each side of the ruts.

Ended up at Katepwa Lake where there was good access off the boat launch area.

Does the Lebret Boat Launch have a cleared area to park a truck and trailer at it? Thinking of taking the snowmobile out there this week on Mission.

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Re: QuAppelle Valley Fishing Lakes 2021 - 2022
« Reply #34 on: Mar 02, 2022, 01:59 PM »
yes it does

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Re: QuAppelle Valley Fishing Lakes 2021 - 2022
« Reply #35 on: Mar 16, 2022, 09:38 AM »
Echo Lake at B-Say-Ta boat launch - some drifting at boat launch, but good trail to get on.  Hard pack snow on lake.  Larger snow drifts can cause problems as you will break through, otherwise easy to get around.  Ice thickness from 28 to 30” depending on snow cover. 

Monday was very slow fishing day.  On the ice at 9:30am, lots of fish marking on flasher but no takers.  Landed one perch by 11:00 and that was it for the rest of the day.  Literally nothing marked and we left at 3:00 pm.

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Re: QuAppelle Valley Fishing Lakes 2021 - 2022
« Reply #36 on: Mar 17, 2022, 02:14 PM »
wondering how getting around pasqua is. i would want to get on at lutherland and  go west then cross to point on south side

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Re: QuAppelle Valley Fishing Lakes 2021 - 2022
« Reply #37 on: Mar 17, 2022, 06:37 PM »
wondering how getting around pasqua is. i would want to get on at lutherland and  go west then cross to point on south side

We were out on Pasqua Lake on Sunday March 13th. We went by snowmobile. It was okay. The snow was hard packed for the most part. We did encounter some slush while snowmobiling and fishing. We were on the south side of the lake.

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Re: QuAppelle Valley Fishing Lakes 2021 - 2022
« Reply #38 on: Mar 24, 2022, 12:01 PM »
Has anyone been to Round Lake lately? How are the access points at Birds Point holding up?

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Re: QuAppelle Valley Fishing Lakes 2021 - 2022
« Reply #39 on: Mar 25, 2022, 08:39 AM »
can you still drive on at lutherland?

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Re: QuAppelle Valley Fishing Lakes 2021 - 2022
« Reply #40 on: Mar 26, 2022, 09:06 PM »
Went out from the park launch at Pasqua today. Lots of fun chipping out a 24 of bud light cans, bait containers, tons of tip up line, pike rigs, and food wrappers that were half frozen in the ice. Also liked the dozen twisted teas left at the launch with the knife they used to shot gun them laying in tracks looking for tires.

Stay classy guys.



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Re: QuAppelle Valley Fishing Lakes 2021 - 2022
« Reply #41 on: Mar 27, 2022, 04:42 PM »
Went out from the park launch at Pasqua today. Lots of fun chipping out a 24 of bud light cans, bait containers, tons of tip up line, pike rigs, and food wrappers that were half frozen in the ice. Also liked the dozen twisted teas left at the launch with the knife they used to shot gun them laying in tracks looking for tires.

Stay classy guys.



Good work sir! Some people shouldn't leave their house.

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Re: QuAppelle Valley Fishing Lakes 2021 - 2022
« Reply #42 on: Apr 02, 2022, 09:51 AM »
Does anyone have thoughts on why there were no heaves on katepwa this year.

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Re: QuAppelle Valley Fishing Lakes 2021 - 2022
« Reply #43 on: Apr 02, 2022, 08:31 PM »
Does anyone have thoughts on why there were no heaves on katepwa this year.

There was one near shore at Taylor beach. The snow might have impacted this or hidden smaller ones.

 



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