Author Topic: Echo Lake 2019-2020  (Read 4500 times)

Offline Bart Ritchie

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Echo Lake 2019-2020
« on: Jan 15, 2020, 10:33 AM »
Monday - Jan 13/2020 - near B-Say-Tah - Ice thickness @ 18" to 19"

Caught small, very small Walleye, medium perch and a few Tullibees for a total of 33 fish from 8 different locations.  All in 25' to 35' of water

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Re: Echo Lake 2019-2020
« Reply #1 on: Jan 15, 2020, 11:15 AM »
what is going on at bsaytah this year? at xmas we went to fish there but there was not a single shack on the ice, usually there are a whole bunch. we were sketched out since there was no shacks out at all so we ended up going to mission.
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Offline Bart Ritchie

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Re: Echo Lake 2019-2020
« Reply #2 on: Jan 19, 2020, 01:52 PM »
There were 15 to 20 shacks out on the ice when we were out.  Most of them closer to the shore line than where we fished from.  Hopefully going to try there again next week when I get over the worse of this d*m flu.

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Re: Echo Lake 2019-2020
« Reply #3 on: Jan 22, 2020, 01:11 PM »
Tues - Jan 21 @ Echo
21” to 22” of ice.  General snow cover, some thicker drifts to watch for.

Caught 41 in total, a really nice 3lb Walleye, couple good size Perch and tooooo many Tuibees and small Walleye.

Fished 35 to 40’ of water all day at several locations out at B-Say-Tah to the west of the point. 

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Re: Echo Lake 2019-2020
« Reply #4 on: Jan 24, 2020, 01:36 PM »
Thurs - Jan 23 @ Echo
22”+ of ice.  General snow cover, some thicker drifts to watch for.

Caught 39 in total, couple good size Perch, many small Walleye with a few at about 1.56 lb and lots of Tuibees.

Fished 35 to 40’ of water all day at several locations out at B-Say-Tah again... to the west of the point for a total of 5 different locations for the day.

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Re: Echo Lake 2019-2020
« Reply #5 on: Jan 26, 2020, 09:53 AM »
Sat - Jan 25 @ Echo
22” to 24”of ice.  General snow cover, some thicker drifts to watch for.

Caught 31 in total, couple good size Perch, many small Walleye with a few at about 1.56 lb and lots of Tuibees.  Landed two really nice Walleye... a 6lb’er and a 5 lb’er.  Made for a GREAT day.

Fished 35 to 40’ of water all day at several locations out at B-Say-Tah again... to the west of the point for a total of 5 different locations for the day.








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Re: Echo Lake 2019-2020
« Reply #6 on: Feb 18, 2020, 09:18 AM »
Monday - Feb 17/20 @ Echo
25 ” to 26”of ice.  General snow cover, some drifts that are very hard but easy driving overr.

Caught 12 in total, small Walleye and Tuibees.

Fished 35 to 40’ of water all day at several locations out at B-Say-Tah again... to the west of the point for a total of 7 different locations for the day.  Was on the ice from about 10:00 am until 3:30.  The bite was off after about 1:30

Not a bad day overall.

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Re: Echo Lake 2019-2020
« Reply #7 on: Feb 24, 2020, 12:43 PM »
Sunday - Feb 23/20 @ Echo
26 to 27 inches of ice.  Still general snow cover but all the drifts are very hard and easy to drive over.

Caught 10 in total, small Walleye and typical 2 lb Tuibees.

Fished 35 to 40’ of water all day at several locations out at B-Say-Tah again... to the west of the point for a total of 4 different locations for the day.  Was on the ice from about 09:00 am until 3:30.  The bite was off after about 1:30

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Re: Echo Lake 2019-2020
« Reply #8 on: Feb 29, 2020, 03:36 PM »
Friday - Feb 28/20 @ Echo
26 to 27 inches of ice.  Still general snow cover, drifts starting to get soft with warm weather, but driving is still very easy.

Caught 9 in total, small Walleye and typical 2 lb Tuibees.

Fished 35 to 40’ of water all day at several locations out at B-Say-Tah again... to the west of the point for a total of 4 different locations for the day.  Was on the ice from about 1:00 pm until 5:30pm.  The bite 2was slow all afternoon.

Near by, a few folks caught some 2lb Walleye, so they are around.

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Re: Echo Lake 2019-2020
« Reply #9 on: Mar 06, 2020, 09:29 AM »
Guys still driving on with all this warm weather??

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Re: Echo Lake 2019-2020
« Reply #10 on: Mar 08, 2020, 05:18 PM »
I drove on Friday and yesterday from the west end, starting to rot around the approach but the ice was good to drive. Not sure about next weekend, things are going to get dicey quick and I wouldn't recommend.

Offline Bart Ritchie

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Re: Echo Lake 2019-2020
« Reply #11 on: Mar 19, 2020, 12:18 PM »
Wednesday - March 18/20 @ Echo
29 to 31 inches of ice.  The snow on top is not very deep in the area around B-SayTah point and is quite hard.  Easy driving still.  Ice quality is better than last week.  The drive on from the boat launch was still good.

Caught 20 in total, one jumbo Perch, mostly small Walleye, but 3 good size Walleye keepers and typical 2 lb Tuibees.

Fished 35 to 40’ of water all day at several locations out at B-Say-Tah again... to the west of the point for a total of 3 different locations for the day.  Was on the ice from about 1:30 pm until 5:30pm.  The bite was good from around 2:00 - 3:00 and then slow for the  afternoon.


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Re: Echo Lake 2019-2020
« Reply #12 on: Mar 22, 2020, 07:08 PM »
Was there a derby out on the west end of lake today?
How did everyone do?
Hope there was safe distances.

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Re: Echo Lake 2019-2020
« Reply #13 on: Mar 22, 2020, 07:37 PM »
Was there a derby out on the west end of lake today?
How did everyone do?
Hope there was safe distances.

I read there was a derby there last weekend and the fishing was good near shore, so I setup shop there this morning.  As I was setting up the guy next to me said it was a derby.  If it was I couldn't see a registration table, place to take your fish, prizes, nothing.  There was no announcement to start or anything, so I just kept fishing. 

I stayed for 2 hrs.  Fishing was slow.  I think mostly tullibee were being caught but if this was a derby it was the most unorganized I have ever seen lol

I then moved in front of the hatchery in 30 feet.  Nothing but tullibee.

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Re: Echo Lake 2019-2020
« Reply #14 on: Mar 24, 2020, 10:40 PM »
Monday - March 123/20 @ Echo
29 to 31 inches of ice.  The snow on top is not very deep in the area around B-SayTah point and is quite hard.  Easy driving still.  Ice quality was a bit soft due to the warm weather... auger is shavng the ice more than cutting it.  The drive on from the boat launch was still good but the drive off had 4 inches of water at the launch at the end of the day.

Caught 21 in total, one jumbo Perch, three really nice Walleye 6 more small Walleye, typical 2 lb Tuibees and a 5 lb Pike.

Fished 35 to 45’ of water all day at several locations out at B-Say-Tah again... to the west of the point for a total of 4 different locations for the day.  Was on the ice from about 1:30 pm until 5:30pm.  The bite was good from around 2:00 - 3:00 and then slow for the  afternoon.

Likely the last trip for the year given the warm weather coming. 

Echo lake was the main fishing lake this winter with a few days at Mission, Regina Beach area and Rowans.  Hope you all had a good year.


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Re: Echo Lake 2019-2020
« Reply #15 on: Apr 01, 2020, 09:49 AM »
Heard someone  went through ice on echo anyone else hear this.

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Re: Echo Lake 2019-2020
« Reply #16 on: Apr 01, 2020, 12:45 PM »
I saw this photo online yesterday, Scary as I camped there Sunday night and thats my tent in the background. Didn't even notice.



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Re: Echo Lake 2019-2020
« Reply #17 on: Apr 01, 2020, 05:55 PM »
That doesnt even look like they drove over a ridge?? What was the ice like there,

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Re: Echo Lake 2019-2020
« Reply #18 on: Apr 02, 2020, 09:53 AM »
Ice was at least 30 inches everywhere I drilled, was starting to rot a bit but felt pretty safe.

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Re: Echo Lake 2019-2020
« Reply #19 on: Apr 02, 2020, 12:28 PM »
Oh..and this happened




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Re: Echo Lake 2019-2020
« Reply #20 on: Apr 03, 2020, 10:50 AM »
Congrats...thats a beast of an eye.


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Re: Echo Lake 2019-2020
« Reply #21 on: Apr 03, 2020, 10:53 AM »

 Nice eye congrats
 

 



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