Author Topic: Qu'appelle lakes 2017/2018  (Read 14283 times)

Offline metalbender

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Re: Qu'appelle lakes 2017/2018
« Reply #60 on: Feb 10, 2018, 05:33 PM »
The dickheads that broke in prob won't see your post. Reading isn't one of their strong points.

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Re: Qu'appelle lakes 2017/2018
« Reply #61 on: Feb 11, 2018, 09:19 AM »
Thinking of driving on at the Katepwa Beach boat launch. I haven't been out since the beginning of January. Is the ice still good for a car?

Offline Ragman

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Re: Qu'appelle lakes 2017/2018
« Reply #62 on: Feb 14, 2018, 10:20 AM »
Hi guys. I used to occasionally fish Pasqua many years ago with a buddy who has moved away and recall catching quite a few cisco. I'm one of the few that find them to be kind of fun to catch! Lol. My better half has now decided that she likes to go icefishing (thankfully) but she gets pretty impatient if the action is slow. I'm thinking that trying to get her into some of those cisco might be fun for her. I've never fished Echo before....where would a guy drive on? I'll be coming from Moose Jaw. Thanks!

Offline sitdaddy

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Re: Qu'appelle lakes 2017/2018
« Reply #63 on: Feb 16, 2018, 11:25 AM »
Hi guys. I used to occasionally fish Pasqua many years ago with a buddy who has moved away and recall catching quite a few cisco. I'm one of the few that find them to be kind of fun to catch! Lol. My better half has now decided that she likes to go icefishing (thankfully) but she gets pretty impatient if the action is slow. I'm thinking that trying to get her into some of those cisco might be fun for her. I've never fished Echo before....where would a guy drive on? I'll be coming from Moose Jaw. Thanks!

I usually stick to Pasqua myself but I believe the easiest access to Echo is at the southwest part of the lake, Provincial Park boat launch. Also this video may be of interest to you, a recent video targeting Cisco on Mission Lake.  From the video you can get a good idea of where he was set up based on the ski hill in the background.  Good Luck.


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Re: Qu'appelle lakes 2017/2018
« Reply #64 on: Feb 16, 2018, 12:08 PM »
Thanks sitdaddy! Very interesting. I never thought of Mission. Hopefully can get there soon

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Re: Qu'appelle lakes 2017/2018
« Reply #65 on: Feb 16, 2018, 04:23 PM »
Five hours on pasqua today, a couple of nibbles and no bites.  Fished in front of Lutherland.  Going to have to find an extension for my strike master soon.  I am not interested in hand cranking that much ice for the minimal results i have got so far this year!

Offline Leppa82

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Re: Qu'appelle lakes 2017/2018
« Reply #66 on: Feb 16, 2018, 11:18 PM »
My shack is on Lutherland. Any break in issues there?



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The dickheads that broke in prob won't see your post. Reading isn't one of their strong points.
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Re: Qu'appelle lakes 2017/2018
« Reply #67 on: Feb 16, 2018, 11:38 PM »
Sorry, can't help you with any info there.  We were fishing a pop up.

Offline jdpaul

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Re: Qu'appelle lakes 2017/2018
« Reply #68 on: Feb 19, 2018, 05:27 PM »
How's the fishing at katepwa?

Offline rochee

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Re: Qu'appelle lakes 2017/2018
« Reply #69 on: Feb 19, 2018, 07:42 PM »
Went out Sunday on Mission at Lebret. Tried may different depths 25-42' and not much success. Did manage to catch 3 Walleye, and released 1 of those. 6 Tollabies (Cisco) in the 35' range, but no Perch. Tried Echo later in 25-35' with no luck.

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Re: Qu'appelle lakes 2017/2018
« Reply #70 on: Feb 25, 2018, 10:11 AM »
Fished Echo yesterday, 2of us, iced about 20 walleye with only 4 being keepers and 4 nice perch. Lost a lot half way up also! Was a nice day to be out with no wind for a change!

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Re: Qu'appelle lakes 2017/2018
« Reply #71 on: Feb 28, 2018, 01:39 PM »
Katepwa lions fish derby march 10 reg 730 to 930 katepwa at bar fish 930 to 1230 ;D

Offline walleyeislife

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Re: Qu'appelle lakes 2017/2018
« Reply #72 on: Mar 07, 2018, 01:51 PM »
How much snow stuck on the ice out there guys? Particularly Echo? I am heading down this weekend and am wondering if i need to buy an extension for my auger.

Thanks in Advance.

Offline rochee

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Re: Qu'appelle lakes 2017/2018
« Reply #73 on: Mar 07, 2018, 08:22 PM »
Any access reports for the Mission, Echo, or Pasqua entry's to lakes? Are they snowed in or has there been people opening them?

Offline walleyeislife

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Re: Qu'appelle lakes 2017/2018
« Reply #74 on: Mar 08, 2018, 08:09 AM »
Any access reports for the Mission, Echo, or Pasqua entry's to lakes? Are they snowed in or has there been people opening them?

i saw a post on FB that the access to Echo on the west end was cleared. there is a path that appears to head north, not sure how far it goes.

if you hear about an ice report and if i need an extension i would appreciate it.

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Re: Qu'appelle lakes 2017/2018
« Reply #75 on: Mar 08, 2018, 08:24 AM »
I don't understand why the question ''do I need an extension?' is asked repeatedly. This is SK., we get thick ice cover by late winter. Sometimes we need one, sometimes not. The cost of an auger extension is a tiny fraction of ones entire ice fishing equipment and takes up nearly no space.  ???

Offline js6145

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Re: Qu'appelle lakes 2017/2018
« Reply #76 on: Mar 08, 2018, 05:34 PM »
I have an ion and need an extention on pasqua and echo. my jiffy gas was ok but it is longer. this was all last Saturday, day before big snow. if you go on at the west end of echo you wont get very far as there is a big ice heave right across the lake. maybe one klick east. should be able to get on pasqua at lutherland. heavily used by everyone.

Offline metalbender

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Re: Qu'appelle lakes 2017/2018
« Reply #77 on: Mar 08, 2018, 06:34 PM »
Any ice access at the fort east end of Echo?

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Re: Qu'appelle lakes 2017/2018
« Reply #78 on: Mar 11, 2018, 12:54 PM »
 I tried to get onto Mission this am 9:00 am, got stuck with 4x4, shoveled out then came home.. got on by the bridge ok but 1 trail, to the shacks. 2 other trucks out,but decided to come back..once a 4x4 gets stuck it gets tuff...you can go if you like but not for me..thanks..

Offline liteguy

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Re: Qu'appelle lakes 2017/2018
« Reply #79 on: Mar 12, 2018, 11:13 PM »
 Has anyone been on Mission by the ski resort lately?? I know the snow is deep.. I just don't want to get stuck..or should I wait awhile ???

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Re: Qu'appelle lakes 2017/2018
« Reply #80 on: Mar 13, 2018, 11:27 AM »
Has anyone fished Bird's Point on Round Lake lately? Is there any pressure ridges of concern this year? Thinking of going out there this Friday. Any info would be great. Thanks,

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Re: Qu'appelle lakes 2017/2018
« Reply #81 on: Mar 14, 2018, 07:45 AM »
Has anyone fished Bird's Point on Round Lake lately? Is there any pressure ridges of concern this year? Thinking of going out there this Friday. Any info would be great. Thanks,

fished out there 5 or 6 days over the course of this season. the best day we had was new years eve and its steadily dropped off since then. i haven't been skunked there yet but I've also fished 12 hours for only 1 small walleye. I haven't been out there for a few weeks now so things may have picked up again. No ice heaves on the lake to worry about, however the boat launch has ice that has pushed up on shore making it a bit interesting, but still passable.

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Re: Qu'appelle lakes 2017/2018
« Reply #82 on: Mar 14, 2018, 07:14 PM »
Took a drive to the valley today. Pasqua,Echo and Mission are pretty locked in with snow. Went on to Echo at the Fort, stopped to chat with a couple of guys. Didn't venture off the main track much, Subaru is good but didn't want to chance a meeting with a deep drift. Wanted to try out the Deeper Pro + I recently purchased. After ten minutes, I'm convinced it will fill the bill. Ion 8x just about bottomed out with the extension on, prob 40 inches of ice. Hope to get out with my new shanty soon, after the guys with the big 4x4 rigs cut some more trails. Thanks guys for the tulibee for my barn cats.

Offline js6145

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Re: Qu'appelle lakes 2017/2018
« Reply #83 on: Mar 15, 2018, 06:46 AM »
anyone going on at lutherland on Pasqua and going west?

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Re: Qu'appelle lakes 2017/2018
« Reply #84 on: Mar 16, 2018, 07:07 PM »
fished out there 5 or 6 days over the course of this season. the best day we had was new years eve and its steadily dropped off since then. i haven't been skunked there yet but I've also fished 12 hours for only 1 small walleye. I haven't been out there for a few weeks now so things may have picked up again. No ice heaves on the lake to worry about, however the boat launch has ice that has pushed up on shore making it a bit interesting, but still passable.

Thank you for the info.

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Re: Qu'appelle lakes 2017/2018
« Reply #85 on: Mar 16, 2018, 09:48 PM »
Can you get on the ice at mission from the bridge road ? Would like to go tomorrow?.maybe the snow too deep for 4x4?.

Offline rochee

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Re: Qu'appelle lakes 2017/2018
« Reply #86 on: Mar 16, 2018, 09:58 PM »
You can get on from the bridge by ski hill.
Not sure about the Launch at Lebret

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Re: Qu'appelle lakes 2017/2018
« Reply #87 on: Mar 16, 2018, 10:29 PM »
 Thanks a lot really appreciate the info.!!!will try tomorrow .are  they biteing at all.?? thanks .

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Re: Qu'appelle lakes 2017/2018
« Reply #88 on: Mar 19, 2018, 10:37 PM »
yes you can get on by the bridge with truck. and stay on the trails to the other side to the river... you should be ok on the trail

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Re: Qu'appelle lakes 2017/2018
« Reply #89 on: Mar 21, 2018, 07:44 PM »
 If that was Alberta you would have your  limit for 8 people

 



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