Author Topic: Diefenbaker Lake 2018-2019  (Read 16878 times)

Offline iceflyangler

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Diefenbaker Lake 2018-2019
« on: Oct 17, 2018, 09:08 AM »
See you guy on ice and good luck for this season.

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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2018-2019
« Reply #1 on: Nov 13, 2018, 06:08 PM »
Love lake Diefenbaker. I cant wait to get out there. Patiently waiting for those first ice reports.  :)

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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2018-2019
« Reply #2 on: Nov 18, 2018, 08:47 AM »
I am ready any time. I am anxious to see you old ice fishing friends on ice and like to make more new one.

Offline bigdilly

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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2018-2019
« Reply #3 on: Nov 21, 2018, 09:50 AM »
has anybody heard about the ice thickness?

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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2018-2019
« Reply #4 on: Nov 21, 2018, 11:00 AM »
Was thinking a bout giving Dief a try this season. Where are some of the communal fishing spots where a guy can go and cut his teeth on. I'll be travelling from Saskatoon. From what I heard there is Coteau Bay, the trout farm, and the spillway are good areas to try. What is a good starting depth when looking for perch and walleye on Dief?

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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2018-2019
« Reply #5 on: Nov 21, 2018, 12:17 PM »
In the winter I've found walleye in the 25 FOW range.  Perch can be anywhere between 15-35 FOW, but not exclusively.  If you can find large flat areas of around 20 FOW, I've found perch to like those areas.  The lake is so big, I would invest in a flasher so you can explore.  Be mobile and move until you find them. 
Get outside.  It does a body and mind good!

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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2018-2019
« Reply #6 on: Nov 22, 2018, 09:10 PM »
Anyone been out yet?  Looking to go towards Beaver Flat or Prairie Lake but not sure if there's enough ice yet.

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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2018-2019
« Reply #7 on: Nov 24, 2018, 02:51 PM »
There's shacks out on Sask Landing with 6" of ice

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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2018-2019
« Reply #8 on: Nov 24, 2018, 09:43 PM »
Can anyone tell me if Cotaeu Bay is froze over if so how thinks the ice? Thanks

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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2018-2019
« Reply #9 on: Dec 01, 2018, 05:03 PM »
Anybody fishing around Beaver Flat yet?

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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2018-2019
« Reply #10 on: Dec 01, 2018, 05:09 PM »
Coteau Bay iced up yet?

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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2018-2019
« Reply #11 on: Dec 02, 2018, 12:56 PM »
Only 2" of ice in WestBay at Beaver Flat

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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2018-2019
« Reply #12 on: Dec 08, 2018, 05:02 PM »
Buddy was by the east side of the lake today.  Said itís open.
Get outside.  It does a body and mind good!

Offline KenH

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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2018-2019
« Reply #13 on: Dec 08, 2018, 06:59 PM »
Just heard that coteau is froze over

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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2018-2019
« Reply #14 on: Dec 08, 2018, 08:18 PM »
With only a few inches of ice on the lake in some spots I would definitely give it a lot more time. If Sask Watershed decides to let water out of the dam, that ice will be crazy unstable.

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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2018-2019
« Reply #15 on: Dec 11, 2018, 06:20 AM »
5 inches in Pumphouse bay (not at the back, half way in).
8+ inches at the back of Coteau (middle of the mouth of irrigation bay).
Landed one nice walleye, had a bunch of pike and perch on cam that wouldn't commit.

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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2018-2019
« Reply #16 on: Dec 11, 2018, 10:02 AM »
5" at Beaver Flat now. Walked on from the boat launch. Fishin was steady all day Sat

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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2018-2019
« Reply #17 on: Dec 14, 2018, 07:27 PM »
The pumphouse bay has 6 to 8 inch of ice tonight 20 yards from shore. The big lake is almost covered with ice plus half an inch of snow.


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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2018-2019
« Reply #18 on: Dec 15, 2018, 06:15 AM »
thanks for the update toonfisher. hoping for a deifenbaker trip sometime before christmas.

Offline EVAN NIM

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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2018-2019
« Reply #19 on: Dec 15, 2018, 10:00 AM »
How far out from the pump house is that ice unsafe?

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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2018-2019
« Reply #20 on: Dec 15, 2018, 10:41 AM »
If I got there earlier to enjoy good sunlight,  I would sled out 2oo yards.

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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2018-2019
« Reply #21 on: Dec 18, 2018, 09:36 AM »
Anyone been on at Beaver Flat recently?  Hoping to get out during the holidays.

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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2018-2019
« Reply #22 on: Dec 18, 2018, 10:37 AM »
Any ice thickness reports from coteau after the weekend warm spell?

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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2018-2019
« Reply #23 on: Dec 18, 2018, 04:35 PM »
Not heard about Coteau Bay, but the big lake near Gardiner dam has been reclaimed by open water.

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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2018-2019
« Reply #24 on: Dec 20, 2018, 10:26 AM »
Has anybody been near the trout farm this year?
Can you get close to the shore by truck off their road?

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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2018-2019
« Reply #25 on: Dec 21, 2018, 11:44 PM »
Has anybody been near the trout farm this year?
Can you get close to the shore by truck off their road?

No you can't, its fenced off
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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2018-2019
« Reply #26 on: Dec 22, 2018, 01:49 PM »
Figured that was the case. Thanks for saving me the drive.

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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2018-2019
« Reply #27 on: Dec 24, 2018, 08:22 PM »
Any updates from Beaver Flat?

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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2018-2019
« Reply #28 on: Dec 24, 2018, 09:48 PM »
Coteau is good to go still, 8+ inches of ice. Slow bite but caught a few pike, walleye and perch.

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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2018-2019
« Reply #29 on: Dec 24, 2018, 11:38 PM »
does anyone knows fish farm area ice covered or still open? thanks !

 



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