Author Topic: 2017/2018 Lake Louise reports  (Read 3783 times)

Offline buckfish85

  • IceShanty Rookie
  • **
  • Posts: 3
2017/2018 Lake Louise reports
« on: Nov 09, 2017, 12:43 PM »
Anyone checked the ice out yet? Itching for some macks.

Offline CharlieBrn

  • Team IceShanty Addict
  • *
  • Posts: 750
Re: 2017/2018 Lake Louise reports
« Reply #1 on: Nov 11, 2017, 08:48 AM »
Haven't heard of any yet but needing to scratch the itch myself.

Offline wesak81

  • IceShanty Rookie
  • **
  • Posts: 53
Re: 2017/2018 Lake Louise reports
« Reply #2 on: Nov 13, 2017, 11:19 AM »
Theres a few people headed out next weekend, foot traffic for right now, I bet its safe for the most part been below zero making ice everyday now, always remember to respect the fish and catch and release lakers, keep hands away from the gills much as you can! the lake seems to get more pressure every year! good luck to all and be safe!
NOTHING IS BETTER THEN BEING ON THE WATER

Offline Bushwhack Jack

  • IceShanty Rookie
  • **
  • Posts: 71
Re: 2017/2018 Lake Louise reports
« Reply #3 on: Nov 13, 2017, 09:38 PM »
I heard a report that someone went through the ice last weekend with a snowmachine.  I heard that he is alright though.  Be safe everyone.

Offline Bushwhack Jack

  • IceShanty Rookie
  • **
  • Posts: 71
Re: 2017/2018 Lake Louise reports
« Reply #4 on: Nov 20, 2017, 09:58 PM »
About 7-9" of ice yesterday.

Offline jiggenfrogs

  • Team IceShanty Addict
  • *
  • Posts: 883
Re: 2017/2018 Lake Louise reports
« Reply #5 on: Nov 20, 2017, 10:55 PM »
About 7-9" of ice yesterday.
Nice, how much snow on the ice?
If you wantah be a fishah you gotah smoke a swishah!

Offline CharlieBrn

  • Team IceShanty Addict
  • *
  • Posts: 750
Re: 2017/2018 Lake Louise reports
« Reply #6 on: Nov 21, 2017, 08:56 AM »
That is good news, thanks jiggenfrogs!

Offline Akhardwater

  • Team IceShanty Addict
  • *
  • Posts: 818
Re: 2017/2018 Lake Louise reports
« Reply #7 on: Nov 21, 2017, 09:38 AM »
There was 7-9 where we were at but I donít know how the main lake is.  It froze real weird this year so Iíd be a little hesitant about shooting across the main lake right now.  There was about 3-4 inches of snow on the ice.  Had fun fishing with you Bushwackjack Iím always happy to see new friends catch fish. 
I was born an Alaskan I just didn't live here at the time.

Offline Bushwhack Jack

  • IceShanty Rookie
  • **
  • Posts: 71
Re: 2017/2018 Lake Louise reports
« Reply #8 on: Nov 21, 2017, 01:45 PM »
Yeah you too AKhardwater!  Had a blast.  Thanks for all the tips you shared.  Looking forward to going again.  Maybe next time out to my cabin.

Offline J_Edwards

  • Team IceShanty Maniac
  • **
  • Posts: 1,594
Re: 2017/2018 Lake Louise reports
« Reply #9 on: Nov 30, 2017, 04:04 PM »
Finally headed out next week for a few days, weather looks like it's going to be great.

Offline Akhardwater

  • Team IceShanty Addict
  • *
  • Posts: 818
Re: 2017/2018 Lake Louise reports
« Reply #10 on: Nov 30, 2017, 07:51 PM »
Finally headed out next week for a few days, weather looks like it's going to be great.
[/quote We ran into a bunch of overflow last weekend so watch out.  There was 10-12 inches of ice with about 6 inches of snow.
I was born an Alaskan I just didn't live here at the time.

Offline J_Edwards

  • Team IceShanty Maniac
  • **
  • Posts: 1,594
Re: 2017/2018 Lake Louise reports
« Reply #11 on: Nov 30, 2017, 08:19 PM »
Thanks for the heads up!

Offline J_Edwards

  • Team IceShanty Maniac
  • **
  • Posts: 1,594
Re: 2017/2018 Lake Louise reports
« Reply #12 on: Dec 06, 2017, 09:23 PM »
Got buried on Lake Louise Road today, I hope it's plowed tomorrow.  Lots of new snow bringing lots of new overflow.

Offline jiggenfrogs

  • Team IceShanty Addict
  • *
  • Posts: 883
Re: 2017/2018 Lake Louise reports
« Reply #13 on: Dec 07, 2017, 01:11 AM »
yup, its going to be a mess for sure.  I was seeing overflow with only 6" of snow a few weeks ago...it will be bad with all the new snow.  Fixin to find out soon!
If you wantah be a fishah you gotah smoke a swishah!

Offline Akhardwater

  • Team IceShanty Addict
  • *
  • Posts: 818
Re: 2017/2018 Lake Louise reports
« Reply #14 on: Dec 07, 2017, 09:25 AM »
Well the good news about the overflow is there wonít be any trucks or wheelers on the lake this year.  My buddy got back from his property last night and said he encountered several good sized patches of overflow and Susitna had some drifts on it but with the new snow itís all been covered up.  He said they got like 14 inches of snow. 
I was born an Alaskan I just didn't live here at the time.

Offline jiggenfrogs

  • Team IceShanty Addict
  • *
  • Posts: 883
Re: 2017/2018 Lake Louise reports
« Reply #15 on: Dec 11, 2017, 01:42 PM »
I was at the lake for a few days and its not as bad as I thought it was going to be.  It was bad around the shack due to prior holes, defiantly wet and keeping the kids dry was a lost cause.  I'M sure it will get worse, with 20'' of snow on 12" of ice and warm temps hanging in. 
If you wantah be a fishah you gotah smoke a swishah!

Offline Akhardwater

  • Team IceShanty Addict
  • *
  • Posts: 818
Re: 2017/2018 Lake Louise reports
« Reply #16 on: Dec 24, 2017, 11:23 PM »
Thereís pretty much overflow everywhere and the trail has a few ripped up spots from where people got stuck then it refroze so be careful going down the trail.  If you get off trail just make sure you are going fast enough to stay on top and donít stop.  I guess the lodge is doing a dinner New Yearís Eve so if anyone wants to attend you need to call the lodge and make a reservation so they have enough food.  Fillet minion and prawns for dinner.
I was born an Alaskan I just didn't live here at the time.

Offline J_Edwards

  • Team IceShanty Maniac
  • **
  • Posts: 1,594
Re: 2017/2018 Lake Louise reports
« Reply #17 on: Dec 31, 2017, 01:57 PM »
Over flow has firmed up nicely in many places but it is still around, there is also some really tore up places from the refreeze so stay vigilant.

Offline Akhardwater

  • Team IceShanty Addict
  • *
  • Posts: 818
Re: 2017/2018 Lake Louise reports
« Reply #18 on: Jan 03, 2018, 09:35 AM »
Well apparently the Russians made an apperence this winter already.  I got a report that they were squatting in someoneís cabin and used all their supplies and fuel and generally trashed the place.  They avoided the troopers so if anyone sees any suspicious activity to call the troopers ASAP.  They tend to be armed so donít take matters into your own hands please. 
I was born an Alaskan I just didn't live here at the time.

Offline J_Edwards

  • Team IceShanty Maniac
  • **
  • Posts: 1,594
Re: 2017/2018 Lake Louise reports
« Reply #19 on: Jan 22, 2018, 12:07 AM »
The trail from the Susitna head to Cliff Bay is over flowed bad, it is really torn up  from re freeze too.  Each side of the trail has heavy overflow and the trail is a mess.

Offline jiggenfrogs

  • Team IceShanty Addict
  • *
  • Posts: 883
Re: 2017/2018 Lake Louise reports
« Reply #20 on: Jan 22, 2018, 11:19 PM »
The trail from the Susitna head to Cliff Bay is over flowed bad, it is really torn up  from re freeze too.  Each side of the trail has heavy overflow and the trail is a mess.
Yup, if you get off the trail its a mess and parts of the trail are still overflow.  On a side note, some one lost an auger out of their tote sled.  Its at the lodge if the person who lost it has not picked it up yet. 
If you wantah be a fishah you gotah smoke a swishah!

Offline J_Edwards

  • Team IceShanty Maniac
  • **
  • Posts: 1,594
Re: 2017/2018 Lake Louise reports
« Reply #21 on: Jan 22, 2018, 11:39 PM »
There's also an auger bit someone let freeze in the lake and pulled the power head off in Larson Bay, it could really ruin someone's day.  Dont drill your augers in as a stand boys, it's no good.

Offline Akhardwater

  • Team IceShanty Addict
  • *
  • Posts: 818
Re: 2017/2018 Lake Louise reports
« Reply #22 on: Jan 23, 2018, 09:19 AM »
Ha thatís funny I always laugh when I see people doing that.  I might have to go salvage it if itís a 10 inch Eskimo bit.  I also think itís funny that no one carryís an ax or a chisel.
I was born an Alaskan I just didn't live here at the time.

Offline J_Edwards

  • Team IceShanty Maniac
  • **
  • Posts: 1,594
Re: 2017/2018 Lake Louise reports
« Reply #23 on: Jan 23, 2018, 12:25 PM »
It's definitely red.

Offline Bushwhack Jack

  • IceShanty Rookie
  • **
  • Posts: 71
Re: 2017/2018 Lake Louise reports
« Reply #24 on: Jan 23, 2018, 09:18 PM »
It's definitely red.

Sounds like a match to me AKhardwater.  Better get out there while it's still froze in bro!  Hopefully a 10 incher

Offline J2theD

  • IceShanty Rookie
  • **
  • Posts: 36
Re: 2017/2018 Lake Louise reports
« Reply #25 on: Mar 15, 2018, 01:43 PM »
Is anyone going to be out at the Lake for the Poker Run next weekend? I am guessing there is a good amount of snow on the lake this year.

I haven't been out to the lake or my property once this winter, been too busy with work and life. Me and a buddy did build an 8x10 hard side shack we will be bringing out for its Maiden Voyage :)
I always C & R Lakers and Rainbows

Offline Akhardwater

  • Team IceShanty Addict
  • *
  • Posts: 818
Re: 2017/2018 Lake Louise reports
« Reply #26 on: Mar 16, 2018, 09:25 AM »
There is lots of snow and the overflow is starting to come around again.  If you bring your bring your shack up make sure you pack down a good trail and let it setup overnight.  I useally give it a couple weekends of packing down my trail before I move my shack.  Thereís nothing worse than getting a shack stuck in deep snow and overflow.
I was born an Alaskan I just didn't live here at the time.

Offline Akhardwater

  • Team IceShanty Addict
  • *
  • Posts: 818
Re: 2017/2018 Lake Louise reports
« Reply #27 on: Mar 16, 2018, 09:38 AM »
Oh and when you do move your shack try to do it in the morning when the trail is hard, it will be easier to drag and you wonít risk tearing up the trail.
I was born an Alaskan I just didn't live here at the time.

Offline J2theD

  • IceShanty Rookie
  • **
  • Posts: 36
Re: 2017/2018 Lake Louise reports
« Reply #28 on: Mar 16, 2018, 01:23 PM »
Thanks for the advice! We plan on getting there pretty early in the morning. We will definitely go scout our location prior to pulling it. I am hoping there isn't much overflow in the area. We have been lucky around our area the last couple years regarding overflow.
I always C & R Lakers and Rainbows

Offline akdube

  • Team IceShanty Maniac
  • **
  • Posts: 1,272
Re: 2017/2018 Lake Louise reports
« Reply #29 on: Apr 15, 2018, 05:00 PM »
Is it over up there?


 



Follow Iceshanty at Twitter Iceshanty Facebook Page Iceshanty Youtube Channel
Iceshanty | MyFishFinder | MyHuntingForum
Contact | Disclaimer | Privacypolicy | Sponsor
© 1996- Iceshanty.com
All Rights Reserved.