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Offline SnowPlane22

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Re: Fremont Lake Derby
« Reply #30 on: Feb 19, 2019, 05:32 PM »
I am definitely planning on heading down, how many buddies I'll bring along we all haven't decided yet.

After dealing with the slush up here this weekend, I'd almost like to go down and just 'prep' (spin the sled out in the slush and get the snow, water and slush all mixed together) the spots I'd like to fish so they freeze up good and hard for derby weekend!

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Re: Fremont Lake Derby
« Reply #31 on: Feb 19, 2019, 05:52 PM »
I am definitely planning on heading down, how many buddies I'll bring along we all haven't decided yet.

After dealing with the slush up here this weekend, I'd almost like to go down and just 'prep' (spin the sled out in the slush and get the snow, water and slush all mixed together) the spots I'd like to fish so they freeze up good and hard for derby weekend!

Hit a few for me too while you’re at it! Hahaha!
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Re: Fremont Lake Derby
« Reply #32 on: Feb 20, 2019, 08:03 AM »



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Re: Fremont Lake Derby
« Reply #33 on: Feb 20, 2019, 08:05 AM »
It would be nice if the officials had a radio, pick a channel for derby info.  A guy could ask what is leading the hour, that way we dont have to unnecessarily kill a fish to bring in if theres already a bigger one for that hour entered.

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Re: Fremont Lake Derby
« Reply #34 on: Feb 20, 2019, 07:06 PM »
We will be there with 6 of us.  Looking forward to it.

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Re: Fremont Lake Derby
« Reply #35 on: Feb 21, 2019, 07:46 AM »
Thanks for the flyer pic swamp donkey!
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Re: Fremont Lake Derby
« Reply #36 on: Feb 25, 2019, 05:45 PM »
Anybody check out the lake, or hear any good rumors of the slush firming up???

-20 for 3 days in a row last week!!
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Re: Fremont Lake Derby
« Reply #37 on: Feb 26, 2019, 09:58 AM »
Anybody check out the lake, or hear any good rumors of the slush firming up???

-20 for 3 days in a row last week!!

Certainly been cold enough, there have been more below zero days in Pinedale than I can remember!  Problem is all the snow insulates the slush underneath, unless someone packed or mixed up the slush and snow with their snowmobile.  I was out on Sunday, there was still slush under the snow in spots.  And it was snowing hard, probably going to be another foot or more of fresh snow on top of the ice, more in the upper end of the lake. 

I could be wrong, but I don't think the lake is really going to set up solid until we start getting some warm day temps to consolidate the top layers.....

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Re: Fremont Lake Derby
« Reply #38 on: Feb 26, 2019, 10:20 AM »
Yea I saw the forecast for more snow as well. Was hoping it wouldn’t be a lot. Regardless, as long as travel was “okay” then I’m not too worried.

Catch any fish Dorado!?
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Re: Fremont Lake Derby
« Reply #39 on: Feb 26, 2019, 12:09 PM »
For what it is worth I had another 3" at the house in town yesterday so it wouldn't surprise me if the upper end got another 6" or so yesterday. With more snow forecasted every day the rest of the week it is going to see more by derby time. I agree with Dave that much snow on top of the slush insulates it pretty well if it does anything it will get a small crust on top of the slush layer but I doubt even that will happen. Those packed and refrozen snow machine tracks can be bumpy when you hit them going fairly quick on a sled. I've caught air off of them more than once. Be careful and enjoy yourself!

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Re: Fremont Lake Derby
« Reply #40 on: Feb 26, 2019, 02:50 PM »

Catch any fish Dorado!?

A couple pups.  My auger has some issues.  The throttle cable somehow got water inside, so it is frozen wide open!  Makes for some interesting drilling🤣 Then the spark plug wire, which has been hanging by a few strands, finally broke and I was limited to 3 holes, in the wrong spot!  So I didn't fish very long....

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Re: Fremont Lake Derby
« Reply #41 on: Feb 26, 2019, 03:33 PM »
A couple pups.  My auger has some issues.  The throttle cable somehow got water inside, so it is frozen wide open!  Makes for some interesting drilling🤣 Then the spark plug wire, which has been hanging by a few strands, finally broke and I was limited to 3 holes, in the wrong spot!  So I didn't fish very long....

I understand that. I’ve been limping my auger along all year.

To make a long story short- broken metal piece where the blades connect to the bit.

Zipper on auger bag broke so first time going across the ice without it, caused snow build up, which finally broke the engine cover that had been hanging by a thread. That then resulted in me firing up and having my throttle lever not want to work. Then my dad tried it, snapped the lever off and the auger was then wide open.

Last week in -10 I tried to pull the cord and it was all froze up. Luckily guys were out there with an auger close by.

Needless to say I think I’m making the switch to electric next year!!
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Re: Fremont Lake Derby
« Reply #42 on: Feb 26, 2019, 07:33 PM »
Holy cow trent. That trip Sunday did not go well with your auger. Damn!
         

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Re: Fremont Lake Derby
« Reply #43 on: Feb 26, 2019, 07:42 PM »
Holy cow trent. That trip Sunday did not go well with your auger. Damn!

It did thaw out but man! It’s a new problem every time out!
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Re: Fremont Lake Derby
« Reply #44 on: Feb 27, 2019, 08:24 AM »
These last couple days have been pretty warm, snow at my house is pretty “Crusty” this morning. Calling for more snow and fairly wam temps the next few days. Could be a rough ride across the lake. Going up Friday to set my tent. Usual spot, stop by. See you all there.

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Re: Fremont Lake Derby
« Reply #45 on: Feb 27, 2019, 09:31 PM »
Forecast is showing sunny Saturday and Sunday....hopefully temps drop a bit as well.   

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Re: Fremont Lake Derby
« Reply #46 on: Feb 28, 2019, 03:06 PM »
Forecast is showing sunny Saturday and Sunday....hopefully temps drop a bit as well.

Looks much colder, lows below 0, highs near 20.  It has been dumping snow here most of the day, I imagine more up on the lake....

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Re: Fremont Lake Derby
« Reply #47 on: Feb 28, 2019, 10:15 PM »
You boys just go drive around a bunch on Friday evening will you!? Haha!
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Re: Fremont Lake Derby
« Reply #48 on: Mar 01, 2019, 01:06 AM »
You boys just go drive around a bunch on Friday evening will you!? Haha!

I might be interested if you tell me where you want me to pack down for you, but I may pack down some spots next door for myself because I haven't fished Fremont nearly enough recently to know where I need to be at for good fishing!

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Re: Fremont Lake Derby
« Reply #49 on: Mar 01, 2019, 08:02 AM »
I might be interested if you tell me where you want me to pack down for you, but I may pack down some spots next door for myself because I haven't fished Fremont nearly enough recently to know where I need to be at for good fishing!

Wow that would be great!! We plan on fishing the west side, from higgins point north! Not much of a plan other than that. Only fishing over there to try and stay away from the pressure on the east side. Quite frankly if there's a bunch of packed down snow, I'll be fishing right there hahahaha.
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Re: Fremont Lake Derby
« Reply #50 on: Mar 01, 2019, 06:34 PM »
I had friends get stuck in the overflow at Higgens Point today. They got their stuff out and said they wouldn’t go back over there. We set up on the east side. Theres definatly overflow, they say it’s bad up the lake.

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Re: Fremont Lake Derby
« Reply #51 on: Mar 01, 2019, 06:35 PM »
PS. Parking is a mess!

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Re: Fremont Lake Derby
« Reply #52 on: Mar 01, 2019, 08:18 PM »
I had friends get stuck in the overflow at Higgens Point today. They got their stuff out and said they wouldn’t go back over there. We set up on the east side. Theres definatly overflow, they say it’s bad up the lake.

Well crap.... this is going to be fun! Hahaha!
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Re: Fremont Lake Derby
« Reply #53 on: Mar 01, 2019, 08:35 PM »
Just remember, when in doubt, GAS IT!

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Re: Fremont Lake Derby
« Reply #54 on: Mar 02, 2019, 07:45 PM »
Sounds like The Dead Sea lived up to it’s name today! I caught 4 but nothing to enter. Talked to several people that got skunked. How’d everyone else do?

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Re: Fremont Lake Derby
« Reply #55 on: Mar 02, 2019, 09:32 PM »
One 10" fish at 2 pm...

But Matt on the other hand...way to go buddy

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Re: Fremont Lake Derby
« Reply #56 on: Mar 02, 2019, 10:55 PM »
Atta boy Matt!!!!
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Re: Fremont Lake Derby
« Reply #57 on: Mar 03, 2019, 08:10 PM »
A big Thank You to the Pinedale Lions Club for putting on a great
derby. Too bad no one told the fish to show up! 😜

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Re: Fremont Lake Derby
« Reply #58 on: Mar 03, 2019, 08:42 PM »
You missed out on money Joe...and yes agreed a big thank you to the Lions club for a great Derby

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Re: Fremont Lake Derby
« Reply #59 on: Mar 03, 2019, 10:19 PM »
A big Thank You to the Pinedale Lions Club for putting on a great
derby. Too bad no one told the fish to show up! 😜

Agreed on both statements! Had fish on the camera all day Saturday but couldn't seem to match the hatch, then absolutely nothing today.

Also, does anybody know the story behind what looks like pickup tracks about 1/2 way up the lake by the upper boat launch? Noticed those Friday and wondered how long it took to get that out of there!

 



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