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Offline mjs059

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Big Shell Lake 2017/2018
« on: Nov 21, 2017, 10:10 AM »
Any ice or snow reports?

Offline EVAN NIM

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Re: Big Shell Lake 2017/2018
« Reply #1 on: Feb 06, 2018, 10:22 AM »
any fishing reports? ice heaves etc


Offline Greenisthecolor

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Re: Big Shell Lake 2017/2018
« Reply #2 on: Feb 07, 2018, 07:02 PM »
Was up there Jan 26th/27th.  There was about a foot of snow and the ice was 2 feet.  As for fishing, we caught a couple burbot and 9 pike. 

Offline matiachuk

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Re: Big Shell Lake 2017/2018
« Reply #3 on: Feb 07, 2018, 09:50 PM »
Was out last weekend, we had no problems driving around we got 4 walleyes and 14 pike

Offline oldmanschild

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Re: Big Shell Lake 2017/2018
« Reply #4 on: Feb 16, 2018, 10:27 PM »
Will I be needing an extension? If so I gotta find one for the Eskimo, just had to buy one because the white lightning finally shhit the bed. Also how is snow situation, thanks for any info!

Offline Greenisthecolor

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Re: Big Shell Lake 2017/2018
« Reply #5 on: Feb 17, 2018, 08:22 PM »
I was there today, I have an Ion X with an extension and when I broke through the ice, the top of the flight was at ice level.  So I would recommend getting an extension.  As for the snow, you will definitely need 4x4 to get around.  Looks like the top layer crusted over and has blown pretty decent.  Any more snow and it will be fun getting the shacks off!

Offline oldmanschild

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Re: Big Shell Lake 2017/2018
« Reply #6 on: Feb 17, 2018, 08:52 PM »
Really, ok thanks. I usually walk out from cabin anyway or snowmobile if the fn thing is running. I may take a rip to grassey and check it out some day this week too, I'll report how the fishing is. Maybe I'll finally find the dam walleye this year haha.

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Re: Big Shell Lake 2017/2018
« Reply #7 on: Feb 18, 2018, 07:31 AM »
buddy wants to go up also for a couple days this week. i'm hoping to join him. will definitely be taking the sleds. thanks for the update. 

Offline matiachuk

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Re: Big Shell Lake 2017/2018
« Reply #8 on: Mar 05, 2018, 03:12 PM »
Was anybody out this weekend? Just wondering if it's sled only

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Re: Big Shell Lake 2017/2018
« Reply #9 on: Mar 05, 2018, 07:07 PM »
Was anybody out this weekend? Just wondering if it's sled only
. I heard bring up the sleds. There were some trucks having a hard time of it. Will be taking up my sled in a couple weeks.

Offline Greenisthecolor

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Re: Big Shell Lake 2017/2018
« Reply #10 on: Mar 05, 2018, 07:15 PM »
My buddy was up on Saturday and drove on and off with his stock f150 4x4. Not sure if they got any more snow Saturday night-Monday morning.

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Re: Big Shell Lake 2017/2018
« Reply #11 on: Mar 05, 2018, 08:34 PM »
My buddy was up on Saturday and drove on and off with his stock f150 4x4. Not sure if they got any more snow Saturday night-Monday morning.
been up north to many times to play the should of could of trip. For me it’s not A big deal to take the sled. less hassle peace of mind....

Offline oldmanschild

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Re: Big Shell Lake 2017/2018
« Reply #12 on: Mar 12, 2018, 02:11 PM »
I used the sled, seen a few guys driving on, not sure where they were getting on, resort village? Anyway tipups were busy nothing big the usual size, lots of walleye on camera got a few, very lite biting. Seen alot of perch also probably fingerling size, good to see those coming more and more. Will be going back in a week or so!

Offline SK

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Re: Big Shell Lake 2017/2018
« Reply #13 on: Mar 20, 2018, 05:56 PM »
Has the burbot bite started at all?

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Re: Big Shell Lake 2017/2018
« Reply #14 on: Mar 21, 2018, 08:17 AM »
buddy was just up there a few days ago and said there was lots of water/ slush on the ice. and still lots of melting to be done. tough getting around.needless to say we cancelled our trip for the end of the month.

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Re: Big Shell Lake 2017/2018
« Reply #15 on: Mar 25, 2018, 08:39 PM »
Anyone  been up in the last few days? How is the snow and ice conditions? Access? Thanks

Offline Greenisthecolor

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Re: Big Shell Lake 2017/2018
« Reply #16 on: Mar 26, 2018, 10:48 PM »
Was up there on Saturday/Sunday.  Fished near Echo bay.  Only caught one small pike.  Had to walk on, still lots of snow on the ice which will make getting shacks off very interesting this week.

 



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