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Offline Akhardwater

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2016/2017 Lake Louise reports
« on: Nov 03, 2016, 12:07 PM »
Let's get this year rolling.  From the looks of the web cam the ice has been locked up to at least army point now for over a week and a half.  It sounds like another forum member was able to walk to army point and reported 4 inches of ice with possible open water out in the main lake.  Good luck to everyone this year.
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Re: 2016/2017 Lake Louise reports
« Reply #1 on: Nov 03, 2016, 11:23 PM »
i give it a month  before this thread gets deleted  ;D
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Re: 2016/2017 Lake Louise reports
« Reply #2 on: Nov 05, 2016, 03:23 PM »
7-9" in Larson Bay.  Fishing is decent ;D

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Re: 2016/2017 Lake Louise reports
« Reply #3 on: Nov 09, 2016, 12:19 PM »
Was out on the ice Saturday. I too found the ice to be about 7" thick. Plenty of 22-23 inchers, but no big hook ups.

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Re: 2016/2017 Lake Louise reports
« Reply #4 on: Nov 09, 2016, 08:36 PM »
How far did you venture out from shore still finding 7'' of ice?
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Re: 2016/2017 Lake Louise reports
« Reply #5 on: Nov 10, 2016, 12:05 AM »
I'm guessing with the temps they've been having there should be close to ten inches by the weekend.  I think Im going to drag the shack out week after next.
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Re: 2016/2017 Lake Louise reports
« Reply #6 on: Nov 10, 2016, 12:26 AM »
It's looking good, not super cold, but no snow and it's been well below freezing the last few weeks.
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Re: 2016/2017 Lake Louise reports
« Reply #7 on: Nov 10, 2016, 11:09 AM »
How far did you venture out from shore still finding 7'' of ice?

I ventured about 40 yards and it was still about 7 inches.

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Re: 2016/2017 Lake Louise reports
« Reply #8 on: Nov 13, 2016, 03:38 AM »
Thinking about heading up this next weekend and putting the shack out.  Any body punch holes through the ice this weekend?  I figure there should be enough ice around the shorelines, but don't plan on venturing all over the lake.
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Re: 2016/2017 Lake Louise reports
« Reply #9 on: Nov 13, 2016, 03:45 AM »
Iced and a couple others said there was a suburban towing a trailer with four wheelers that drove out to Larson bay.  I think I'm heading up Thursday to drag the shack out they said there was 9 inches of ice with pressure ridges all around the islands.  Seems just a little sketchy to be driving on the lake this early. 
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Re: 2016/2017 Lake Louise reports
« Reply #10 on: Nov 13, 2016, 08:58 AM »
Parts of the lake just froze last week.   Won't be long before someone goes through.
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Re: 2016/2017 Lake Louise reports
« Reply #11 on: Nov 13, 2016, 01:26 PM »
Oh I know the complete lack of common sense is going to get someone killed.  Has anyone been over to Susitna yet.  I know it generally freezes before Louise.  When we were there duck hunting in October all the protected bays had at least 5 inches.
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Re: 2016/2017 Lake Louise reports
« Reply #12 on: Nov 14, 2016, 09:54 AM »
You mentioned a webcam of the lake. Do you have a link or info so I can do a Google search? All the cams I can find aren't pointing at the lake.
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Re: 2016/2017 Lake Louise reports
« Reply #13 on: Nov 14, 2016, 10:23 AM »
Google lake Louise lodge and click on weather.
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Re: 2016/2017 Lake Louise reports
« Reply #14 on: Nov 14, 2016, 11:42 AM »
Does John let you pay to park at the lodge even when they are closed? I thought they did, but can't remember exactly.
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Re: 2016/2017 Lake Louise reports
« Reply #15 on: Nov 14, 2016, 03:20 PM »
Yes you can.  It's best to pay for the whole season just in case he's not around when you are there.  I don't know what this years prices are.
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Re: 2016/2017 Lake Louise reports
« Reply #16 on: Nov 14, 2016, 03:49 PM »
Thanks, I thought we could.

I had talked to him about a year long pass. I was going to keep an ice house at his place throughout the summer. I think he said that was $300. This was last spring though.
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Re: 2016/2017 Lake Louise reports
« Reply #17 on: Nov 14, 2016, 04:10 PM »
That's about right and he includes the parking in the $300
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Re: 2016/2017 Lake Louise reports
« Reply #18 on: Nov 14, 2016, 05:48 PM »
Good luck guys - living vicariously through your adventures until we can get a little ice down here. 

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Re: 2016/2017 Lake Louise reports
« Reply #19 on: Nov 14, 2016, 08:08 PM »
Thanks, I thought we could.

I had talked to him about a year long pass. I was going to keep an ice house at his place throughout the summer. I think he said that was $300. This was last spring though.
or you could make friends with a local and store it for a bottle of whiskey😀
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Re: 2016/2017 Lake Louise reports
« Reply #20 on: Nov 15, 2016, 11:46 AM »
Haha, I have a few friends with places on Lake Louise, as well as friends of friends, so that is ultimately what I am hoping for. I do like the security of having it at the lodge though. Knowing someone is usually around.

I will be watching this thread all year, as well as contributing some brag posts (hopefully) :)
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Re: 2016/2017 Lake Louise reports
« Reply #21 on: Nov 17, 2016, 08:32 PM »
Ah whiskey and burbot.
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Re: 2016/2017 Lake Louise reports
« Reply #22 on: Nov 17, 2016, 08:48 PM »
Man I've been waiting for this since April god bless Alaska.
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Re: 2016/2017 Lake Louise reports
« Reply #23 on: Nov 21, 2016, 10:57 AM »
Man I've been waiting for this since April god bless Alaska.

You head out on the ice this week Ak?

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Re: 2016/2017 Lake Louise reports
« Reply #24 on: Nov 21, 2016, 11:45 AM »
I am craving some LL updates! I have a trip planned on Dec 10th. I have a family friend who has a nice cabin on one of the islands I will be staying in. Much nicer option than the bringing the Arctic Oven out. 
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Re: 2016/2017 Lake Louise reports
« Reply #25 on: Nov 21, 2016, 11:48 AM »
I'm still on the ice coming home wend.  Lots of caribou around had two buddy's come up this weekend and they each got one in like 20 minutes.  Now I'm just watching their gut piles in hopes a wolf comes out.
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Re: 2016/2017 Lake Louise reports
« Reply #26 on: Nov 21, 2016, 11:49 AM »
Oh it's -13 right now with about 10 inches of ice where I'm at.
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Re: 2016/2017 Lake Louise reports
« Reply #27 on: Nov 21, 2016, 12:02 PM »
Awesome news about the Caribou! Me, my brother, and dad all have our tags still and I was planning on bringing the rifle. Hope they hang around another couple of weeks...

How's the fishing?
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Re: 2016/2017 Lake Louise reports
« Reply #28 on: Nov 21, 2016, 08:49 PM »
Got a big pack of wolves that just moved into the area today.  Still saw some bou throughout the day.  Fishing has been decent the couple times  I haven't been hunting. 
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Re: 2016/2017 Lake Louise reports
« Reply #29 on: Nov 23, 2016, 09:28 PM »
Did anyone forget a couple burbot in a white trash bag recently.  If someone can tell me where I found them I'd be happy to return them if not I'm eating them. 
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