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Offline canada

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april trout
« on: Mar 08, 2018, 09:17 AM »
Starting to think about april trout season- maybe up in the narrow hills area
should be more then enough ice for a long time

Offline SK

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Re: april trout
« Reply #1 on: Mar 20, 2018, 05:43 PM »
Let us know how it goes. I fish Narrow hills quite a bit but have not done so in April. Curious as to how thick the ice will be in April because I am done finals on the 12th and would love to go after that! Perhaps a week too late then depending on weather

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Re: april trout
« Reply #2 on: Mar 20, 2018, 08:37 PM »
I fully expect to be ice fishing opening day of the season

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Re: april trout
« Reply #3 on: Mar 20, 2018, 09:31 PM »
Been thinking about that myself. Where do you stay in that area?

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Re: april trout
« Reply #4 on: Mar 20, 2018, 10:28 PM »
Last day of trout was April 29 last season for me. Small trout lakes I frequent actually had better ice last year. This year I'm finding the smaller lakes have some poor ice on top followed by a thick layer of slush over top of good ice that isn't as thick as the slush free ice last year. Time will tell what the weather brings.
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Re: april trout
« Reply #5 on: Mar 20, 2018, 10:37 PM »
I made a $50 bet today with a friend that most lakes will still have enough Ice to punch holes on opening day in May

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Re: april trout
« Reply #6 on: Mar 21, 2018, 09:17 AM »
I made a $50 bet today with a friend that most lakes will still have enough Ice to punch holes on opening day in May
Agreed Farmboy! I remember a few years back taking a quad out on Marean in May to fish it. I'm sure we could have taken a truck out but didn't risk it. It was plus 19 that day!

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Re: april trout
« Reply #7 on: Mar 23, 2018, 11:38 PM »
I have always wanted to try for trout in April, but, have been cautious about the deteriorating ice.
If we have a cold start to April might give it a try, still undecided. :-\

Have any of you ever tired Lady Lake  in April, and if so, how did you make out? ???

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Re: april trout
« Reply #8 on: Mar 24, 2018, 10:44 AM »
We usually go once or twice in April, usually end up snagging a few! Bows and Tigers that is!

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Re: april trout
« Reply #9 on: Mar 25, 2018, 07:36 PM »
Sounds good. Thanks bite-me7. :)

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Re: april trout
« Reply #10 on: Mar 25, 2018, 09:02 PM »
Does any one know if you can fish piprell in April?

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Re: april trout
« Reply #11 on: Mar 25, 2018, 10:45 PM »
yep

Offline brownfish

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Re: april trout
« Reply #12 on: Mar 27, 2018, 10:12 AM »
Does any one know if you can fish piprell in April?

See page 20 of the 2018 Angler's Guide

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Re: april trout
« Reply #13 on: Mar 28, 2018, 08:10 PM »
Been thinking about that myself. Where do you stay in that area?
Lots of options around Narrow Hills, The Russian outfitters are located where you turn in to Moosehorn. There rental cabins are about a mile south on #106. I understand that one of there cabins is just big enough for a couple of bunks and is rented very reasonable. At the south end of Little Bear, you have the Little Bear Resort. They rent light house keeping rooms upstairs in the chalet. Caribou Creek at the south end of the park have motel rooms for rent, but let them know ahead of time as there not always prepped.  Flyboy
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Re: april trout
« Reply #14 on: Mar 29, 2018, 04:04 PM »
all excellent options in on elf the most beauty areas off sk

the Russians are called Siberian outfitters just fyi.  they do bear hunts also.  back to the bears lol

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Re: april trout
« Reply #15 on: Mar 30, 2018, 03:11 PM »
Thanks for the info, flyboy!

Offline Ragman

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Re: april trout
« Reply #16 on: Apr 01, 2018, 06:01 PM »
I've never fished stocked trout in April before. Can anyone tell me if the 2017/18 license still good for this or do I need to purchase my 2018/19 first? Thanks.

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Re: april trout
« Reply #17 on: Apr 01, 2018, 06:24 PM »
You will need to purchase a 2018/19 license.

Offline Duddridge

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Re: april trout
« Reply #18 on: Apr 01, 2018, 10:18 PM »
My license says itís valid until April 15 so you have a couple of weeks until you need to buy a new one.

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Re: april trout
« Reply #19 on: Apr 01, 2018, 10:29 PM »
Yeah, thanks for the correction! Iím sure last year it expired on March 31st. The way itís looking well-be trout fishing until end of April!

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Re: april trout
« Reply #20 on: Apr 01, 2018, 11:00 PM »
I just checked mine and noticed the April 15th validity as well. Think I'll call the SE office to be sure.

Offline jignjim

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Re: april trout
« Reply #21 on: Apr 02, 2018, 09:31 AM »
Just buy your 2018/19 license now. That way you are sure to be legal! 

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Re: april trout
« Reply #22 on: Apr 03, 2018, 02:45 PM »
Is the Esker Road snowmobile only this time of year?

Offline sandman66

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Re: april trout
« Reply #23 on: Apr 06, 2018, 12:15 PM »
This year it would be.

Offline Esox_angler

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Re: april trout
« Reply #24 on: Apr 08, 2018, 11:38 PM »
Anybody in the Prince Albert area going out for trout? I'll be heading out for some this week if anybody is around and wants to come along.

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Re: april trout
« Reply #25 on: Apr 09, 2018, 09:01 AM »
Im game if it works with my schedule as well

Offline Nightbird

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Re: april trout
« Reply #26 on: Apr 10, 2018, 11:41 AM »
Anybody in the Prince Albert area going out for trout? I'll be heading out for some this week if anybody is around and wants to come along.
Looking forward to report of your excursion, as I'd like to go somewhere next week.

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Re: april trout
« Reply #27 on: Apr 10, 2018, 01:14 PM »
Couple guys did decent at piprell this weekend...sure wasn't me.  Just about buried the kdrill plus extension...will be cutting holes in may this year for sure.

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Re: april trout
« Reply #28 on: Apr 10, 2018, 05:28 PM »
Couple guys did decent at piprell this weekend...sure wasn't me.  Just about buried the kdrill plus extension...will be cutting holes in may this year for sure.
Wondering how travel on the lake is? Truck? Sled?

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Re: april trout
« Reply #29 on: Apr 10, 2018, 06:49 PM »
 i just walked out didn't pay much attention to the launch.  snow is deep at the shore but once you're on the lake it was easy going.  plenty of snow for a sled still though.  if you phoned up they could probably tell you if you could get a truck on.

 



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