Author Topic: Lake Diefenbaker 2019-2020  (Read 11920 times)

Offline walleyekiller282

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Lake Diefenbaker 2019-2020
« on: Nov 28, 2019, 06:58 PM »
Hi all,
What is the ice thickness? anyone been out there yet ??? ?

Offline golf560

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Re: Lake Diefenbaker 2019-2020
« Reply #1 on: Nov 29, 2019, 12:30 PM »
it is still open water on main lake, good shore fishing trout now.

Offline Sparetimeangler

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Re: Lake Diefenbaker 2019-2020
« Reply #2 on: Dec 04, 2019, 04:37 AM »
Any word on ice? I heard coteau was locked up and most small bays and coulees? Just wondering if its ready to walk on in places

Offline infecticide

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Re: Lake Diefenbaker 2019-2020
« Reply #3 on: Dec 06, 2019, 08:25 AM »
I made a map of hazards, locations and ice access locations for Buffalo Pound:

https://www.scribblemaps.com/maps/view/Buffalo_Pound_Ice_Fishing_Hazards/BuffaloPoundICEFishing



Would the folks here be interested in helping me make one for Diefenbaker?

Offline CookieCrumbler

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Re: Lake Diefenbaker 2019-2020
« Reply #4 on: Dec 07, 2019, 07:16 AM »
One already exists actually.

Diefenbaker Lake Landmarks
https://goo.gl/maps/V6Sq9HpvrfLzZY8Q6

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Re: Lake Diefenbaker 2019-2020
« Reply #5 on: Dec 11, 2019, 08:54 AM »
Does anyone have any ice reports, near Prairie Lake area?  Planning on giving a bay a try on Saturday, so just checking if its worth hauling the SxS or plan to walk on?

Offline sparksNfishing

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Re: Lake Diefenbaker 2019-2020
« Reply #6 on: Dec 12, 2019, 12:24 PM »
Anyone know typically how the fishing is and if the ice is safe by the Eastside pump house? Can you drive on near by?

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Re: Lake Diefenbaker 2019-2020
« Reply #7 on: Dec 12, 2019, 02:57 PM »
Anyone know typically how the fishing is and if the ice is safe by the Eastside pump house? Can you drive on near by?
There has been average fishing at the east pump house for me. The only way to drive on is from a boat launch ~1 km south of it when the big lake freeze solid somewhere in January. This time of the year, you have 50-50 chance of getting walkable ice in the pump house bay.

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Re: Lake Diefenbaker 2019-2020
« Reply #8 on: Dec 17, 2019, 03:47 PM »
Has anyone been out to Coteau Bay yet? Wondering how thick the ice is out there.

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Re: Lake Diefenbaker 2019-2020
« Reply #9 on: Dec 17, 2019, 09:16 PM »
I havenít been there yet but I was told today Coteau is frozen over as is Hitchcock Bay.  Not enough for driving but definitely enough to walk on.  Supposedly catching trout.

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Re: Lake Diefenbaker 2019-2020
« Reply #10 on: Dec 18, 2019, 07:47 PM »
10 plus inch of ice in pump house bay. The big lake has a layer of ice around Gardiner Dam. I suppose it's walkable almost every bay near the dam.

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Re: Lake Diefenbaker 2019-2020
« Reply #11 on: Dec 19, 2019, 06:02 PM »
What the ice thickness, anyone test it with their truck yet?

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Re: Lake Diefenbaker 2019-2020
« Reply #12 on: Dec 23, 2019, 09:05 AM »
Has anyone been out to tufts bay just wondering ice thickness I am going to be walking on, thanks in advance.

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Re: Lake Diefenbaker 2019-2020
« Reply #13 on: Dec 23, 2019, 11:41 AM »
4-5" around cactus bay entrance (fish farm)

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Re: Lake Diefenbaker 2019-2020
« Reply #14 on: Dec 23, 2019, 04:44 PM »
Iím out at Elbow this week. In the harbour now. About 8-10 inches of ice. Hoping to hit tufts tomorrow. Iíve been told itís thick enough to drive on.  But Iím not familiar with Diefenbaker in the winter so Iím walking as well. Did hear that a rainbow was caught there this past week

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Re: Lake Diefenbaker 2019-2020
« Reply #15 on: Dec 23, 2019, 04:57 PM »
Was just at elbow drilled a few holes off the boat launch and only 4 inches where I drilled but there is a shack just to the left of launch must be alot thicker there

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Re: Lake Diefenbaker 2019-2020
« Reply #16 on: Dec 30, 2019, 03:03 PM »
Boys. Can't be trolling the shore lines with the pick ups!


Offline Bigdilly2929

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Re: Lake Diefenbaker 2019-2020
« Reply #17 on: Jan 01, 2020, 08:16 PM »
How is the ice at couteau bay?? Safe to walk on?

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Re: Lake Diefenbaker 2019-2020
« Reply #18 on: Jan 02, 2020, 10:41 PM »
Was out today on a East coulee. Ice was a black, hard 9 + inches. I walked about 30 yards one way and found myself in some slush.  BE CAREFUL as there are gas wells that create open water right in the middle of great ice.  The blowing snow will gather on these spots and make them hard to see.  I didnít catch anything saw several walleye that werenít interested and a lot of whitefish.   Still a good day on the ice.
Get outside.  It does a body and mind good!

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Re: Lake Diefenbaker 2019-2020
« Reply #19 on: Jan 03, 2020, 12:49 AM »
How deep of water where you sitting at.

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Re: Lake Diefenbaker 2019-2020
« Reply #20 on: Jan 03, 2020, 08:41 AM »
How deep of water where you sitting at.
23 feet
Get outside.  It does a body and mind good!

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Re: Lake Diefenbaker 2019-2020
« Reply #21 on: Jan 04, 2020, 08:42 AM »
Are most of the Coulee's affected by gas pockets etc. My son has his shack at Diefenbaker, Would you care to send me a pic of where you were.. I have zero interest in fishing your location, I am trying to warn him of the dangers of Dief but his buddy's insist its where they need to be.. The photo he showed me had quite a few doc's pulled up on shore, im going to try to get a map of where he's at.
thanks in advance,  hope this made sense.

Offline Sparetimeangler

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Re: Lake Diefenbaker 2019-2020
« Reply #22 on: Jan 09, 2020, 07:23 PM »
Has anyone been around danielson yet? Is it drivable to pull a shack on?

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Re: Lake Diefenbaker 2019-2020
« Reply #23 on: Jan 13, 2020, 03:19 PM »
for sure it would be by now...but GAS WELLS

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Re: Lake Diefenbaker 2019-2020
« Reply #24 on: Jan 15, 2020, 10:56 AM »
I have seen lots of bubbles in the ice. I haven't encountered gas well danger so far around Danielson Bay, but you never know for sure. The ice itself was close to 14" inside the bay, and 10" 100s of yards outside of the bay at the New Year. It would be around 20" of ice now.

At the new year, there were quite a few trucks off the west end of Gardiner Dam, or where the visitor centre is.

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Re: Lake Diefenbaker 2019-2020
« Reply #25 on: Jan 19, 2020, 06:12 PM »
Anyone been out, hows the bite?

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Re: Lake Diefenbaker 2019-2020
« Reply #26 on: Jan 20, 2020, 08:02 PM »
Any drive out of the danielson park boat launch recently? Just curious if itís blown in or not? Thanks

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Re: Lake Diefenbaker 2019-2020
« Reply #27 on: Jan 22, 2020, 10:36 AM »
I was out yesterday. Accessed the boat launch at Danielson, it was plowed and no issues getting on. 24 inches of ice in most spots. Then moved south to dog leg bay. Need 4x4 to make it down the trail thru the willows access and good again 24inches+ of ice. Drove out at both locations, had a buddy walking out in front checking ice and looking for gas wells. Fishing was very slow. Fished everything from 3 feet for rainbows to 28 feet for walleye.

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Re: Lake Diefenbaker 2019-2020
« Reply #28 on: Jan 22, 2020, 01:39 PM »
Has anyone been driving onto the ice by fish farm.  Howís the fishing at fish farm

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Re: Lake Diefenbaker 2019-2020
« Reply #29 on: Jan 23, 2020, 06:45 AM »
first trip to the big lake yesterday started out at dogleg for the am then moved in the afternoon to a different area. as stated above 4x4 is needed in some areas getting to and onto the lake with all the drifts in the areas i was at. fishing was really slow in the early am lots of smaller marks coming through managed a big whitefish and a bunch of smaller perch. afternoon was better for marking bigger targets in a different area of the lake but not committing. did hook up on 1 walleye. great to be out on deif looking forward to more trips.




 



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