Author Topic: Diefenbaker Lake 2017-2018  (Read 24717 times)

Offline grizzyboy

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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2017-2018
« Reply #180 on: Mar 13, 2018, 07:36 AM »
Was at Danielson on Saturday. Two burbot both on tip-ups with smelts.

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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2017-2018
« Reply #181 on: Mar 13, 2018, 08:34 AM »
Hey Rip, if you don't mind me asking, what depth were u fishing?

Thanks
   we had holes in 6 to 28 fow. burbs were caught at different depths.

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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2017-2018
« Reply #182 on: Mar 13, 2018, 09:37 PM »
Are the trout active in march or is it their slow down time, seems like lots of people did well in january and february. But seems to kinda have tapered off.

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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2017-2018
« Reply #183 on: Mar 14, 2018, 11:33 AM »
Are the trout active in march or is it their slow down time, seems like lots of people did well in january and february. But seems to kinda have tapered off.

end of march,start of april, the trout spawn

Offline Renslip2121

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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2017-2018
« Reply #184 on: Mar 15, 2018, 03:50 PM »
Was out about 5 days ago for the night burb bite. Caught ten in a few hrs. Was out again last night. 13 burbs in a few hrs. Love the burb bite! Gonna try for some trout this weekend

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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2017-2018
« Reply #185 on: Mar 16, 2018, 05:59 PM »
Was out about 5 days ago for the night burb bite. Caught ten in a few hrs. Was out again last night. 13 burbs in a few hrs. Love the burb bite! Gonna try for some trout this weekend

were you the two guys in the white newer chevy deisel along the east side in the bay..came down off the field into the bay?

Offline saskguy

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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2017-2018
« Reply #186 on: Mar 17, 2018, 10:36 AM »
For those catching Burbot what depth are you finding them at this time? We were going out in January and February in Coteau bay and were finding them in deeper water, usually around 25 - 30 feet  however I never went out in March before, not sure if they are shallow now.

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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2017-2018
« Reply #187 on: Mar 17, 2018, 11:27 AM »
For those catching Burbot what depth are you finding them at this time? We were going out in January and February in Coteau bay and were finding them in deeper water, usually around 25 - 30 feet  however I never went out in March before, not sure if they are shallow now.
I only found 1 or 2 at 25 - 35 feet during the day recently as well as last year. They could be deeper but I have never tried any deeper. I also found odd ones at 15 - 25 feet after sunset. They could be shallower at night as I barely tried less than 15 feet.

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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2017-2018
« Reply #188 on: Mar 17, 2018, 06:41 PM »
For those catching Burbot what depth are you finding them at this time? We were going out in January and February in Coteau bay and were finding them in deeper water, usually around 25 - 30 feet  however I never went out in March before, not sure if they are shallow now.

stay till dusk/dark...they will move into the shallows this time of yr.

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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2017-2018
« Reply #189 on: Mar 17, 2018, 11:53 PM »
Burbot at sunset in Coteau Bay. Fished 2:30 To 8:30 pm today. A few nibble from perch. Slow.

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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2017-2018
« Reply #190 on: Mar 18, 2018, 12:35 AM »
Walter really came to play today. A slow afternoon turned hot around 3:00. We found ourselves on top of a school of willing walleye. Even a few trout showed up just for variety. Great company, great moose burgers, great weather, and no complaining about slow fishing.






Offline saskguy

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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2017-2018
« Reply #191 on: Mar 18, 2018, 10:21 AM »
Fished the evening at Coteau Bay on Saturday as well, i have heard of very active burbot in March. Well, they were not in the bay last night! Landed two burbot after dark and that was it. Tried water from 7 feet to about 25. Done for the year.

Offline grizzyboy

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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2017-2018
« Reply #192 on: Mar 18, 2018, 01:17 PM »
The two burbot we caught last weekend were in ten to twelve feet of water and in the middle of the day. They both took smelt on the tip-up and the bigger one didn't even trip the flag. I went to go clean the ice out of the hole and it was on the tip-up.

Offline Joe Fishhead

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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2017-2018
« Reply #193 on: Mar 20, 2018, 01:59 PM »
Caught 4 burbot and 1 perch, 37 ft, just off Elbow marina on Saturday.  Fish active but would not commit till dusk, got very active then died down after dark.  Lost a few too. 

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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2017-2018
« Reply #194 on: Mar 22, 2018, 10:47 PM »
Tried the afternoon today hoping to catch a few before the weekend weather arrives. There were not many bites between 1:00 and 6:00. We fished shallow and deep. Eight F.O.W. produced a rainbow and walleye. 36 F.O.W. yielded a perch and three walleye, including a 23 incher. A real Dark Marbleye. Had a second shallow rainbow not escaped at the hole, it would have been a coin toss to say which depth was more productive today. More marks in the deep water, but these were mainly window shoppers.

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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2017-2018
« Reply #195 on: Mar 31, 2018, 12:25 AM »
Wrapped things up today with a slow day on the big lake. It felt a lot more like January than March with the wind, so we sat in the tents and hoped they came to us. Four small walleye and one fat perch caught on an evening bite. 

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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2017-2018
« Reply #196 on: Mar 31, 2018, 05:46 PM »
One each of whitefish, walleye and pike in 11 hours yesterday at Danielson Park. Hundred of whitefish were in 12 feet of water but not biting except for the one at 1st drop of lure. It's cold.

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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2017-2018
« Reply #197 on: Mar 31, 2018, 07:26 PM »
Yesterday was another disappointing day for the 3 of us. One perch, one jack, and one walleye that didnt  make it out of the hole. All in all, it was a disappointing season out on the perch flats SW of Danielson launch. This has been the worst season in 5 years, as the perch were not there in the numbers of previous years. Looking for a return to better fishing next season. As for this season, my friends and me are not done as we are heading up to Sealy for some spring trout through the ice. No hurry though as the cold is going to hang around a while longer.     Flyboy   
The worst day fishing is better than the best day at......heck! you guys already know that!

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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2017-2018
« Reply #198 on: Apr 01, 2018, 02:37 AM »
Just a friendly tip that Sealey is not safe to sled on along with a lot of other lakes in the area. Stick close to the launch - good luck.

 



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