Author Topic: Diefenbaker Lake 2017-2018  (Read 24749 times)

Offline ran7ger

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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2017-2018
« Reply #30 on: Dec 23, 2017, 12:19 AM »
 usually hug bottom, i've also seen them caught just under the ice in 50 fow.

Offline ToonFisher

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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2017-2018
« Reply #31 on: Dec 23, 2017, 06:52 AM »
True. I've learned from fishing guide that it's no longer legal to whack ice and paralyze burbot for early season catch.i also heard they swim up tiny creek before ice forms. I dont know any hot burbot spot. There are odd ones ecerywhere in all the bays. Occationally i can get two in a row.

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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2017-2018
« Reply #32 on: Dec 23, 2017, 10:31 AM »
perfect ice making weather for deif. .will be doing some trips in a week or so.

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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2017-2018
« Reply #33 on: Dec 23, 2017, 10:53 AM »
Yes they hug bottom tighter than walleye. The one on Thursday smoked my line, and I had to trim 20 feet of line afterwards.

the burbs are kinda like a cross between a rainbow and a walleye as far as the fight is concerned

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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2017-2018
« Reply #34 on: Dec 23, 2017, 12:38 PM »
Yep and I find using a rattlin jig with a minnow attached just as it starts to get dark works...andI know they bite good during the night but I am too much softie to stay out...great eating fish!!

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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2017-2018
« Reply #35 on: Dec 23, 2017, 09:57 PM »
OH... WHAT I WOULD DO FOR A FEED OF POOR MANS LOBSTER FROM DEIF

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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2017-2018
« Reply #36 on: Dec 23, 2017, 10:18 PM »
Over the past few years I occasionally ran into a father and kid pair at dusk. They would just fish in the dark.

Okay, ice hasn't grown much since Thursday. 4" of black ice right off the shore in two bays, and 3" 100 yards out. I didn't venture any farther. Found a couple of pikes.


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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2017-2018
« Reply #37 on: Dec 27, 2017, 04:35 PM »
The whole lake is finally locked up, 4"-6" at the ferry
A nickel ain't worth a dime anymore

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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2017-2018
« Reply #38 on: Dec 27, 2017, 06:13 PM »
Nice to hear.. will be making a few trips in the new year.

Offline crush23

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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2017-2018
« Reply #39 on: Dec 29, 2017, 09:23 AM »
Anyone know the ice thickness at elbow

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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2017-2018
« Reply #40 on: Dec 29, 2017, 09:36 AM »
ive heard 6-8 inches but remember, that can very with new ice. Also...there are methane gas wells all over the lk. that prevent the ice from freezing or you may see ice that is trying to freeze with just a skim...very very dangerous lk. especially this time of yr. KNOWING WHAT I KNOW ...I WOULD NEVER DRIVE ON THIS LAKE

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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2017-2018
« Reply #41 on: Dec 29, 2017, 10:14 AM »
20" at at  Beaver Flats. Trucks everywhere

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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2017-2018
« Reply #42 on: Dec 30, 2017, 07:28 AM »

Wondering if anyone has been to Coteau since the big freeze? My ice shack is telling me to get it out on the ice and was wondering if anyone is driving on yet?

Thanks for any info.

Offline klem

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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2017-2018
« Reply #43 on: Dec 30, 2017, 08:31 AM »
new to ice shanty veteran ice angler. planning to fish deifenbaker never ice fished there mostly up north. is coteau a good place for walleye fishing. how about out in front of Danielson. thx.

Offline mjs059

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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2017-2018
« Reply #44 on: Dec 30, 2017, 09:53 AM »
Both good areas
Danielson once it is safe is maybe a bit better
If you are not familiar with this lake start at coteau and drill your way around to ensure safe ice.
Always perch pike and whites in the bay. Walleye and rainbows move thru to hunt bait.

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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2017-2018
« Reply #45 on: Dec 30, 2017, 10:58 AM »
Great thanks for the info mjs59 would like to take the sled when itís safe enough to do so hopefully some snow to. Maybe start at Danielson and work my way down the lake. ?

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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2017-2018
« Reply #46 on: Dec 30, 2017, 11:26 AM »
Lol
Hasnít been much snow for sleds for last couple years.
Quads are more the norm but I usually walk.
Just be very aware of areas at Danielson with frozen bubbles (gas) in the ice in a few spots.
Not looking to scare anyone just have seen the mess of ice change rapidly over short distances in better freezing years than this.

Offline klem

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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2017-2018
« Reply #47 on: Dec 30, 2017, 11:36 AM »
Your sure right  on the snow accumulations over the last few years .at least down south of the province. But I do have a cleated track and ice scratchers on the old fan cooled sled. Won’t be traveling fast or for long periods at a time. Feel safer. Don’t really want to risk my truck on uncharted territory. Thanks again.

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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2017-2018
« Reply #48 on: Dec 30, 2017, 10:18 PM »
20" at at  Beaver Flats. Trucks everywhere

beaver flats is the far south end of the lake. I can tell you by expeirience (20yrs.) that from Hitchcock to the north, i would never drive a truck on the ice all yr. long. METHANE GAS WELLS...METHANE GAS WELLS...METHANE GAS WELLS SPELLS OPEN WATER
seems the further north on the lk. the worse they get.

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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2017-2018
« Reply #49 on: Dec 30, 2017, 10:25 PM »
private message sent to Klem

Offline mjs059

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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2017-2018
« Reply #50 on: Dec 31, 2017, 09:51 AM »
Any ice thickness reports from coteau or Danielson?

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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2017-2018
« Reply #51 on: Dec 31, 2017, 10:08 AM »
Would also like to hear about ice conditions around the Danielson park and coteau bay as I would like to try there sun jan 7th.... I will be walking on with my brother in law coming from Regina,  but if itís not safe Iíd meet him at lml closer to Regina where he always fishes... thanks in advance.

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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2017-2018
« Reply #52 on: Dec 31, 2017, 10:53 AM »
Would also like to hear about ice conditions around the Danielson park and coteau bay as I would like to try there sun jan 7th.... I will be walking on with my brother in law coming from Regina,  but if itís not safe Iíd meet him at lml closer to Regina where he always fishes... thanks in advance.
I walked on both and the pump house bay a week ago before the cold snap. At least 6" of ice 100 yards out. I was using a heater in the tent. It should be 10" now. The problem is there is always a risk to find uneven ice.

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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2017-2018
« Reply #53 on: Dec 31, 2017, 10:58 AM »
Thanks toon fisher
Will drill my way around next weekend when the weather is better


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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2017-2018
« Reply #54 on: Jan 01, 2018, 01:41 PM »
Anybody fishing around Prairie Lake?  Wondering if we can get on the ice via the launch down there.  Never tried in the winter.

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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2017-2018
« Reply #55 on: Jan 01, 2018, 02:19 PM »
Coteau bay has 15+ inches of ice in the while bay.
 Main lake by the beach is around 10+. Measured last week

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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2017-2018
« Reply #56 on: Jan 04, 2018, 07:06 PM »
Planning on a trip Saturday for the day starting out early am. Any latest update from anyone out in front of Danielson or coteau.Thx.

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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2017-2018
« Reply #57 on: Jan 04, 2018, 07:14 PM »
Coteau 15+ but much thinner in the channel. Danielson 12 +

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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2017-2018
« Reply #58 on: Jan 04, 2018, 07:59 PM »
Any ice reports further South?  Prairie Lake?  Beaver Flats?  Planning a trip Saturday!

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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2017-2018
« Reply #59 on: Jan 04, 2018, 08:36 PM »
14" at prairie
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