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Offline Slamhound

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Buffalo pound lake 2018-19
« on: Nov 07, 2018, 07:35 PM »
Well I didnít notice when I left for work this morning, But when I got home the lake locked up today
SLAMMMM!!!! nailed it 🐟

Offline daustman

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Re: Buffalo pound lake 2018-19
« Reply #1 on: Nov 09, 2018, 10:33 AM »
With the cold expected to stay I think there will be (safe) ice fishing by December 1st for sure.

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Re: Buffalo pound lake 2018-19
« Reply #2 on: Nov 10, 2018, 04:03 PM »
Driving by the causeway on way to MJ this afternoon.   I don't think my pucker is physically able to clench tight enough.   Open water under the bridge on the other side.   


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Re: Buffalo pound lake 2018-19
« Reply #3 on: Nov 12, 2018, 08:48 AM »
I cut a hole yesterday and there 6 or 7 inches of solid ice

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Re: Buffalo pound lake 2018-19
« Reply #4 on: Nov 18, 2018, 12:15 AM »
I cut a hole yesterday and there 6 or 7 inches of solid ice
Can you walk on by the boat launch ???

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Re: Buffalo pound lake 2018-19
« Reply #5 on: Nov 19, 2018, 11:50 PM »
with warm weather coming I don't think it would be safe enough,waiting till Dec 1 think....

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Re: Buffalo pound lake 2018-19
« Reply #6 on: Nov 21, 2018, 02:47 PM »
There is 9" off Loney's Point on November 20, 2018.

Slower morning but did ice a few fish.

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Re: Buffalo pound lake 2018-19
« Reply #7 on: Nov 23, 2018, 10:10 PM »
There is 9" off Loney's Point on November 20, 2018.

Slower morning but did ice a few fish.
how thick by boat launch, west side or south corner? Thanks

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Re: Buffalo pound lake 2018-19
« Reply #8 on: Nov 26, 2018, 07:30 AM »
how thick by boat launch, west side or south corner? Thanks

near the boat launch it was 9" last Tuesday. A guy drove on the lake with his truck to bring out his shack and he didn't go in.

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Re: Buffalo pound lake 2018-19
« Reply #9 on: Nov 26, 2018, 02:40 PM »
thanks prob headout tomorrow am.hope they bite

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Re: Buffalo pound lake 2018-19
« Reply #10 on: Nov 27, 2018, 07:58 PM »
 noooo fishing today. :'( way too windy  to stand on the ice !!!! and cold Ö. try later in the week ???

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Re: Buffalo pound lake 2018-19
« Reply #11 on: Dec 02, 2018, 01:55 PM »
Any updates on ice thickness?
Thanks

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Re: Buffalo pound lake 2018-19
« Reply #12 on: Dec 03, 2018, 06:58 PM »
Was out yesterday, the ice is about 10 inches !! Got 1 nice pic and kept 9 perch.

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Re: Buffalo pound lake 2018-19
« Reply #13 on: Dec 04, 2018, 12:51 PM »
WAS THAT OUT AT LONEYS POINT?
ANYONE HAVE DECENT LUCK WITH WALLEYE IN THIS LAKE??

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Re: Buffalo pound lake 2018-19
« Reply #14 on: Dec 07, 2018, 08:17 AM »
we were by the boat launch.pretty slow..ice is about 10-12 inches.

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Re: Buffalo pound lake 2018-19
« Reply #15 on: Dec 09, 2018, 10:14 PM »
Was out today ice was between 12 and 14" 2 pike 1 pickeral and 10 perch. Pretty slow most of the day.

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Re: Buffalo pound lake 2018-19
« Reply #16 on: Dec 10, 2018, 09:00 AM »
Fished Loneys point on sunday, was a beautiful day to be out for the 1st time this season but the fish had other ideas.
Slow bite for most everyone we talked to. Oh well that's fishing and we'll giver another whirl this weekend.
Ice is good ice in that area and around 13". Lots of vehicles and campers on the lake.
Stay safe everyone and good luck.

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Re: Buffalo pound lake 2018-19
« Reply #17 on: Dec 10, 2018, 09:54 AM »
I was out Saturday 09:00 - 16:30 east of Loneys.   Pulled out a small walleye right off the bat then nothing for me the rest of the day.   The other two guys were pulling up the odd perch, 24 between them, they kept 9 I think.

Slow day, ice was 10 - 11"

We could see lots of fish on the camera but they didn't seem hungry.   The perch and the walleye seem to co-exist fine but everybody left when the pike show up.


Sunday I went out with the wife, was at Hitchcock Point from 12:00 - 13:30, not a nibble.  Ice was 11"

I drilled 9 holes further out from the tent but found nothing in any direction.

Offline Nakers

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Re: Buffalo pound lake 2018-19
« Reply #18 on: Dec 13, 2018, 06:27 PM »
Buffalo Pound rookie here ...I'm hoping to pull my trailer on this weekend , thoughts on this mild weather and how it's going to impact the ice / springs ( like the ones that swallowed a couple trailers last year) near the provincial park?  Any areas a guy should definitely avoid ? Thanks for any input

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Re: Buffalo pound lake 2018-19
« Reply #19 on: Dec 18, 2018, 09:16 AM »
More experienced folks that myself should answer but here's what I remember:

- Stay away from the causeway on the west end
- Trucks have gone through near North Grove (west end, north side) in past years, not sure if it was due to heaves or thin ice
- There is a pumphouse for the mine across the lake from Hitchcock Point (mid-lake, north side) that should probably be avoided
- There is of course the pump inlet for the water treatment plant on the east end of the lake that should probably be avoided
- Last year or the year before, a spring opened at the Loney Point boat launch just to the east of where you drive on between the boat launch and point


Might be a decent little project to map these out and post it.     Really though, driving on ice / lakes is never 100% without risk any time.

EDIT:
Please comment with anything you wish to add or modify
https://www.scribblemaps.com/maps/view/Buffalo_Pound_Ice_Fishing_Hazards/BuffaloPoundICEFishing

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Re: Buffalo pound lake 2018-19
« Reply #20 on: Dec 19, 2018, 06:44 AM »
More experienced folks that myself should answer but here's what I remember:

- Stay away from the causeway on the west end
- Trucks have gone through near North Grove (west end, north side) in past years, not sure if it was due to heaves or thin ice
- There is a pumphouse for the mine across the lake from Hitchcock Point (mid-lake, north side) that should probably be avoided
- There is of course the pump inlet for the water treatment plant on the east end of the lake that should probably be avoided
- Last year or the year before, a spring opened at the Loney Point boat launch just to the east of where you drive on between the boat launch and point


Might be a decent little project to map these out and post it.     Really though, driving on ice / lakes is never 100% without risk any time.

EDIT:
Please comment with anything you wish to add or modify
https://www.scribblemaps.com/maps/view/Buffalo_Pound_Ice_Fishing_Hazards/BuffaloPoundICEFishing

thanks for this info, infecticide!
If I've learned anything, it's there's a first time for everything.

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Re: Buffalo pound lake 2018-19
« Reply #21 on: Dec 21, 2018, 08:02 AM »
May the fishing gods be with you all ...okay if I'm 100% honest , may the fishing gods be with those you that clean up your crap on the ice ,  if you that leave coffee cups and snot rags flying around , I hope you give up the sport and sell your gear.

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Re: Buffalo pound lake 2018-19
« Reply #22 on: Dec 27, 2018, 06:03 PM »
Was out yesterday 16 to 17" of solid hard ice. Slow fishing but managed to catch 3 14" perch for the frying pan! 9 total for the morning so ya it was pretty slow.

Offline infecticide

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Re: Buffalo pound lake 2018-19
« Reply #23 on: Dec 29, 2018, 07:27 PM »
Not a thing biting today.

Got out at 11:15, packed up at 17:00.

Saw a few perch on the camera and some jack but no biters!

WARNING:
It appears someone dropped some wheels through some thin ice at Loneys Point straight out from the boat launch!

My wife, friend and I broke off some branches and stuffed them in the holes as markers.

Ice is only about 4" thick!

Picture attached.


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Re: Buffalo pound lake 2018-19
« Reply #24 on: Dec 31, 2018, 11:52 AM »
I have updated the map with some additional markers and widened the usage of the map.     I thought it might be helpful to add "local landmarks" to the map to help people new to the area understand where people are talking about in the forums.

I've added places where one can access the lake.

I've also added a warning about the Trout Pond at the park.


What I need:
Ice access locations
Hazards
Landmark Names and locations

Help is appreciated.

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Re: Buffalo pound lake 2018-19
« Reply #25 on: Jan 02, 2019, 09:46 AM »
The map is outstanding and really appreciated, it would be nice if someone made a thin Ice sign and posted it close to the areas ...might cause good fishing karma for someone!

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Re: Buffalo pound lake 2018-19
« Reply #26 on: Jan 02, 2019, 10:20 AM »
Is the spring at loneys to the south or north of the lake access, the map appears to be to the south, but a ways out from shore.. is that accurate?
also, do more guys fish or access the lake farther down near Hitchcock point?

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Re: Buffalo pound lake 2018-19
« Reply #27 on: Jan 06, 2019, 08:34 PM »
Is the spring at loneys to the south or north of the lake access, the map appears to be to the south, but a ways out from shore.. is that accurate?
also, do more guys fish or access the lake farther down near Hitchcock point?


The spring at Loney's is between the boat launch and the point to the left / east when you were driving on.   The holes we marked were past the end of the point about 30 yards or so.    That whole area around that point should probably be avoided with a wide berth.

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Re: Buffalo pound lake 2018-19
« Reply #28 on: Jan 06, 2019, 08:38 PM »
The map is outstanding and really appreciated, it would be nice if someone made a thin Ice sign and posted it close to the areas ...might cause good fishing karma for someone!

We should all just assume the ice is thin at all times and can change without notice.  Regarding signs, I wonder if the village would be interested in posting a sign on the point?

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Re: Buffalo pound lake 2018-19
« Reply #29 on: Jan 07, 2019, 04:55 PM »
Was out on Sunday at Sandy Beach on Buffalo Pound lake.  Fished at 9 different locations around that area.  Ice was 18"- 20" thick.  Ranged from Sandy Beach east side to the west side and about 2 KM in both directions, up and down the lake from the launch point. 

Launch point was an easy drive on with no issues.

Slow fishing day, only caught a few perch over the course of 5 hours.  Showing a moderate amount of fish on the finder, but not hungry at all.  Plenty of nibbles but no strong bite.  Spoke with a few other and they claimed no better results. 

 



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