Author Topic: Diefenbaker Lake 2018-2019  (Read 17730 times)

Offline Burbot Master

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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2018-2019
« Reply #60 on: Feb 01, 2019, 04:31 PM »
Nothin wrong with burbs. Just sayin!

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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2018-2019
« Reply #61 on: Feb 01, 2019, 08:40 PM »




Slammed this gater today!! didnít measure or weight it couple pics and let her go was cold in the wind didnít have time to piss around
SLAMMMM!!!! nailed it 🐟

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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2018-2019
« Reply #62 on: Feb 01, 2019, 08:46 PM »
beauty she's been eating well!

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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2018-2019
« Reply #63 on: Feb 02, 2019, 06:33 PM »
Nice fish Slamhound!

How was the ice where you were fishing? Does it look like they let any water out?

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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2018-2019
« Reply #64 on: Feb 02, 2019, 07:11 PM »
Nothin wrong with burbs. Just sayin!

I'll take a fat 'burb any day of the week.  Gotta love the bonus fish

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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2018-2019
« Reply #65 on: Feb 02, 2019, 11:05 PM »
Beauty pike slamhound! Kudos on the release too!!

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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2018-2019
« Reply #66 on: Feb 02, 2019, 11:15 PM »
The ice was good they have been letting lots out 8 feet probly sence first ice. The ice tundra is starting. I always think itís neat how the ice forms along the shore line as it goís down.
SLAMMMM!!!! nailed it 🐟

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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2018-2019
« Reply #67 on: Feb 05, 2019, 03:31 PM »
Is this a good point to access the lake diefenbaker (51.027474, -106.487435)? (on picture its the circled point) and then i want to go to the second point, do you know if I can drive there?
or is there a better access?
does anyone know if the roads to access are cleared?

thanks!!

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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2018-2019
« Reply #68 on: Feb 05, 2019, 08:10 PM »
The lake is not accessible at this location during the winter by automobile. The closest point of access might be at the boat launch at the Mistussinne Resort Village. I'm not sure if there are any heaves between Mistussinne and the areas you want to get to.

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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2018-2019
« Reply #69 on: Feb 06, 2019, 12:00 PM »
Thanks Burbot Master!  Too bad we can't drive on the lake at the Douglas provincial park access ... we are from a lab at the U of R and that's where we launch our boat in the summer.  Do you know if we'd still be able to drive close to the lake and walk on with sleds at the Douglas access? We could try driving from Mistussinne but as you say there might be ice heaves. 

Is this where the boat launch is at Mistussinne?  Has anyone fished near Mistussinne lately and know how deep the water is?  We want to collect water samples from as deep a spot as possible so if there are deep spots near Mistussinne we might try there ... our point closer to Douglas was 28.5 m (94 feet.) 


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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2018-2019
« Reply #70 on: Feb 06, 2019, 03:05 PM »
The last time I was at Douglas you could still drive to the launch. It is the access from the launch that makes it hard to get on the lake with a vehicle.
There are numerous sandbars out from Mistussinne, but if you search around you should be able to find a deep spot. Your location of the Mistussinne launch is correct.

Offline calgary-john

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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2018-2019
« Reply #71 on: Feb 11, 2019, 09:39 PM »
Thinking about taking a trip out there from Calgary next year. Any places to avoid? Would like to get out on a Snowmobile and explore the lake a bit.

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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2018-2019
« Reply #72 on: Feb 12, 2019, 11:21 AM »
Thinking about taking a trip out there from Calgary next year. Any places to avoid? Would like to get out on a Snowmobile and explore the lake a bit.

This lake is sketchy at the best of times,lots of gas pockets making thin ice, I would suggest having someone with you that knows the lake well, even then it can be scary, here's an example of what's on the lake

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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2018-2019
« Reply #73 on: Feb 12, 2019, 02:49 PM »
DAMN!.....Well that would definitely cause a new level of puckering up. A couple years ago, walking back to Danielson from the flats, I hit one of those damn things and only went down to my waist. I was fortunate to throw myself forward before I went in any deeper. Bad on my part on not watching the ice closer and keeping my head up.
Thin ice and open water have no forgiveness!

Offline crush23

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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2018-2019
« Reply #74 on: Feb 14, 2019, 01:58 PM »
Anyone know the ice thickness at Elbow in the harbor?

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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2018-2019
« Reply #75 on: Feb 14, 2019, 02:30 PM »
+20 inches past the mouth

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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2018-2019
« Reply #76 on: Feb 17, 2019, 01:53 PM »
Has anyone tried down in the spill way at all? Or does anyone ever have any luck there? I have tried a couple times a few years back, and always catch ďsomethingĒ thats usually really bug and snaps my line lol. But have never brought a fish up down there.

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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2018-2019
« Reply #77 on: Feb 25, 2019, 05:57 PM »
i fish it on and off....its hit and miss...always a few whites in that area

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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2018-2019
« Reply #78 on: Feb 26, 2019, 12:16 PM »
Does anyone know the results from the fishing derby at the Elbow Marina on the weekend?
Happiness is achieved through sacrifice - and an 8" hole in the ice. Have an ice day!

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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2018-2019
« Reply #79 on: Feb 28, 2019, 06:04 AM »
~10 fish caught, 15 lbs burbot won it
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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2018-2019
« Reply #80 on: Feb 28, 2019, 10:45 AM »
~10 fish caught, 15 lbs burbot won it

And the young man walked away with $780
Get outside.  It does a body and mind good!

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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2018-2019
« Reply #81 on: Feb 28, 2019, 11:40 AM »
15 lbs burbot? thats massive
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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2018-2019
« Reply #82 on: Mar 06, 2019, 08:19 AM »
Has anyone had any success catching anything around Coteau Bay? Thanks.
Happiness is achieved through sacrifice - and an 8" hole in the ice. Have an ice day!

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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2018-2019
« Reply #83 on: Mar 10, 2019, 12:01 AM »
Finally made it out to Diefenbaker to look for walleye today. It was very slow all afternoon, and it was good that the ice was nearly eight inches less than at Blackstrap, because we put down a lot of holes. The fish on camera included a few pike and a huge burbot that spit the hook halfway up. A perch swam up to one of our baits and established itself as the biggest ever seen by the observer.

The evening saw a walleye invasion at the 11 foot depth. All were in the 2 lb category. Static baits were of no interest to them. Only aggressive jigging with pink spoons seemed to work. In the end three were caught, one was lost at the hole, and a number of others did their best to interrupt our mooseburger dinner.

Had to love the weather!

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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2018-2019
« Reply #84 on: Mar 11, 2019, 08:34 AM »
 great day on Diefenbaker Saturday with fellow shanty members saskbucks and twistedhook and 2 buddies set up in a not so populated part of the lake. the fishing was off and on all day but the rods were bending and the flags a tripping.with a mix of pike walleye,burbot,and whites making the trip topside. and many more non committing as seen on a couple cameras. thanks to the boys for a great on ice fish fry and deer sausage very tasty. we all had had a great time. hopefully a couple more trips in the next 2 weeks. oh yeah congrats to bert for another huge pike good job.

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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2018-2019
« Reply #85 on: Mar 11, 2019, 03:23 PM »
It was indeed a good trip Rip. Its hard to beat a day without big wind. Hard to beat fresh fry and fantastic friends. Oh yah, thanks again for clearing the line and keeping me from getting hog tied. See you soon.

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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2018-2019
« Reply #86 on: Mar 13, 2019, 07:54 AM »
Anybody fish around the area the Swift Current Creek enters the lake?  I've usually fished east of Beaver Flat but planning a trip and thinking about venturing west. 

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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2018-2019
« Reply #87 on: Mar 16, 2019, 11:44 AM »
I fished that area last Sunday.  Targeting pike and didnt get a flag or bite in about 5 hours.  Brutal.  Had 6 tipups out.  It looked like a decent area for this time of year. 

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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2018-2019
« Reply #88 on: Mar 17, 2019, 10:15 AM »
yet another great day on the lake yesterday we were all back out for round 2. started out earlier than last week as we thought we had maybe missed the early walleye bite by about an hour or so. saskbucks and a friend were already drilling when i arrived. started seeing marks and shortly after a friend was into a walleye. and then i was hooked up on a huge whitey biggest i ever caught. more marks were coming and going throughout the next couple hours. with no more fish making the trip up at prime time. the rest of the crew showed up. fellow member twistedhook and a couple more friends and we all fished the area pretty heavily the rest of the day marking catching and seeing on camera. walleye,pike,whitefish and of course burbot were caught again. another highlight was a friend hooking into a big I'm guessing 15lb pike that bit off his jig the bottom of the hole after an epic fight with many runs on 6lb mono with no leader at least we got to see him. nice work Gerard. fun day for sure. and thanks to Dave for the lunch on the ice. hopefully we can still get in a couple more trips. 1 walleye, 1 whitefish, and 2 burbots for me.


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Re: Diefenbaker Lake 2018-2019
« Reply #89 on: Mar 21, 2019, 06:18 PM »
Any updates on ice conditions? Lookin at maybe taking my kids out for one last fish this weekend.

 



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