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QuAppelle Valley Fishing Lakes 2021 - 2022
« on: Nov 17, 2021, 10:17 AM »
With the first blizzard in full swing, the hard water is upon us!

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Re: QuAppelle Valley Fishing Lakes 2021 - 2022
« Reply #1 on: Nov 27, 2021, 11:29 AM »
pasqua froze this past week. . 2 inches today.

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Re: QuAppelle Valley Fishing Lakes 2021 - 2022
« Reply #2 on: Dec 05, 2021, 08:10 AM »
pasqua 4 inches yesterday. east of lutherland

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Re: QuAppelle Valley Fishing Lakes 2021 - 2022
« Reply #3 on: Dec 10, 2021, 07:59 AM »
Anybody walking on at B-Say-Tah?

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Re: QuAppelle Valley Fishing Lakes 2021 - 2022
« Reply #4 on: Dec 13, 2021, 11:06 AM »
Walked onto Mission at the boat launch in Lebret on Saturday. Was about half way across the lake and was only in 6 feet of water. Don't know the lake at all so stayed there for the day. 7 inches of solid ice. Got some bites but nothing would hook. Was still a fun day. Nice old man pulled up as we were packing up and gave us pointers about the lake and depths.
The worst day ice fishing is still better than your best day at work!

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Re: QuAppelle Valley Fishing Lakes 2021 - 2022
« Reply #5 on: Dec 13, 2021, 12:22 PM »
Walked out on Pasqua from the provincial boat launch Saturday and there's a good 8" of ice. Ended up with a few but nothing big. Can't wait to start driving on...it's a hard pull with the bit of snow that's on the ice.

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Re: QuAppelle Valley Fishing Lakes 2021 - 2022
« Reply #6 on: Dec 16, 2021, 08:23 AM »
Newbie here, started up last year. Mostly went to Regina beach since it was close.


Any tips on where to get on at Pasqua or echo? Looking to try out other lakes.

I know enough not to drive on yet and to check ice when walking out. Thanks in advance.

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Re: QuAppelle Valley Fishing Lakes 2021 - 2022
« Reply #7 on: Dec 16, 2021, 10:19 AM »
Newbie here, started up last year. Mostly went to Regina beach since it was close.


Any tips on where to get on at Pasqua or echo? Looking to try out other lakes.

I know enough not to drive on yet and to check ice when walking out. Thanks in advance.

Pasqua - At the provincial park launch is a popular spot and just West of Lutherland...there's a long launch that you can access the lake.
Echo - Again the provincial launch but be careful around that area the ice can be thin around the point North of it. B-Say-Tah there's access between a couple cabins.

Good Luck!

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Re: QuAppelle Valley Fishing Lakes 2021 - 2022
« Reply #8 on: Dec 18, 2021, 05:52 AM »
Thank you!

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Re: QuAppelle Valley Fishing Lakes 2021 - 2022
« Reply #9 on: Dec 18, 2021, 12:19 PM »
Easy walk right in front of the hatchery


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Re: QuAppelle Valley Fishing Lakes 2021 - 2022
« Reply #10 on: Dec 18, 2021, 12:50 PM »
Easy walk right in front of the hatchery

nice fish how is the ice

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Re: QuAppelle Valley Fishing Lakes 2021 - 2022
« Reply #11 on: Dec 18, 2021, 09:13 PM »
Was 10 inches but that was on Monday

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Re: QuAppelle Valley Fishing Lakes 2021 - 2022
« Reply #12 on: Dec 19, 2021, 06:41 PM »
Walked out on Echo on Sat straight east from the prov boat launch (not north close to the bridge.... it can be thin with current).
There were 6-8 pop ups with some other harty souls also braving the elements. I was out maybe 500 yards, in 12 feet of water and had 11" of ice. No heaves that I could see anywhere. Got out mid morning until about 3 but it was really slow. Did manage a nice 7.9 eye which made it worth the trip. Hope this cold weather continues so we can drive on soon, just about blew a gasket dragging out my gear!

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Re: QuAppelle Valley Fishing Lakes 2021 - 2022
« Reply #13 on: Dec 22, 2021, 11:34 AM »
anybody driving on pasqua yet at lutherland?

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Re: QuAppelle Valley Fishing Lakes 2021 - 2022
« Reply #14 on: Dec 30, 2021, 09:48 PM »
Echo Lake at B-Say-Ta
13” of good ice at all spots.  Fished 5 different spots between 20’ and 35’.  Was out between 10:30am and 3:30 pm.  Slow fishing day.  Two Tullibee and one small walleye.

2-3” of snow on lake, with a few areas with 4-6” drifts… mostly pencil type drifts.  Easy driving in a half ton pulling a 8’ trailer.

Darn cold even with the furnace running all day. 

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Re: QuAppelle Valley Fishing Lakes 2021 - 2022
« Reply #15 on: Jan 02, 2022, 07:08 PM »
Lots of people on katepwa today don't know how the bites was with such a temperature change any reports 😐

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Re: QuAppelle Valley Fishing Lakes 2021 - 2022
« Reply #16 on: Jan 10, 2022, 04:04 PM »
Anyone know how the snow conditions are at B-Say-Tah after this last snow? Last week Pasqua was way deeper then B-Say-Tah.

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Re: QuAppelle Valley Fishing Lakes 2021 - 2022
« Reply #17 on: Jan 22, 2022, 10:18 AM »
how are the driving conditions on pasqua? Anybody catching fish?

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Re: QuAppelle Valley Fishing Lakes 2021 - 2022
« Reply #18 on: Jan 23, 2022, 09:15 AM »
how are the driving conditions on pasqua? Anybody catching fish?

Take a shovel or 2 and a few friends lol

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Re: QuAppelle Valley Fishing Lakes 2021 - 2022
« Reply #19 on: Jan 24, 2022, 06:23 PM »
Anybody know if anyone's catching fish out there? Me and a buddy that fish LML are heading out there this Friday. Change of scenery, haven't been to katepwa yet. Any tips and ideas? I don't mind walking on if the snows that deep.

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Re: QuAppelle Valley Fishing Lakes 2021 - 2022
« Reply #20 on: Feb 07, 2022, 07:37 PM »
Mission Lake - LOTS of snow cover and quite a few long and deep drifts.  Navigatable with a 4x4 if you are not pulling anything.  You need to keep your speed up and watch for deep drifts.  Heavy drift at the boat launch, but had a broken trail onto the lake.  Need good speed to get clear of the drift

Making your own trail will come with challenges.

We were pulling a trailer (10’ x 6’) and got stuck 3 times in drifts that were long and deep (6-7”).  Lots of shoveling and some help from another truck and we managed to get off the lake. 

We found wet spots that had water / slush that were 4-5” deep near a section that had 6 holes drilled.  The weight of the snow on the ice had pushe d a lot of water up from the holes at that spot.

Mission will likely be tough for the rest of the season.

We heard Katepwa had cleared around the boat launch, so we will try there.



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Re: QuAppelle Valley Fishing Lakes 2021 - 2022
« Reply #21 on: Feb 07, 2022, 07:42 PM »
Katepwa Lake - boat launch area was clear and easy to get on the ice.

Few dozen shacks / trailers 50 - 75 out from boat launch.  About 30-35’ of water where shacks are.  Fished from 1:30 to 4:00pm… pretty slow, but 6 Tulllibees landed and a few more lost bringing them up. 

Beyond 5he shacks it looks like 4-6” of snow with some drifting.  Not many attempted to travel out beyond the line of shacks and trailers.

At least you can get on to fish.  Ice depth about 18”-20”

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Re: QuAppelle Valley Fishing Lakes 2021 - 2022
« Reply #22 on: Feb 14, 2022, 02:10 PM »
Does anyone know if there are any derby’s on the Qu’appelle lakes?

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Re: QuAppelle Valley Fishing Lakes 2021 - 2022
« Reply #23 on: Feb 16, 2022, 06:03 PM »
Has anyone been on Pasqua Lake recently? Specifically the steep launch at Wambach...wondering about snow conditions as I heard it was still fairly heavy snow down there.


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Re: QuAppelle Valley Fishing Lakes 2021 - 2022
« Reply #24 on: Feb 17, 2022, 08:45 AM »
Snow is very hard and you are driving on top of banks.
Not hard to get around.

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Re: QuAppelle Valley Fishing Lakes 2021 - 2022
« Reply #25 on: Feb 23, 2022, 06:30 PM »
Anyone know how the access is at B-Say-Tah? I have a 2 wheel truck and was thinking about heading out.

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Re: QuAppelle Valley Fishing Lakes 2021 - 2022
« Reply #26 on: Feb 26, 2022, 08:07 PM »
met a gentleman today on mission ho said he caught a couple rock bass last year on mission. has anyone else come across them?

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Re: QuAppelle Valley Fishing Lakes 2021 - 2022
« Reply #27 on: Feb 27, 2022, 08:47 PM »
met a gentleman today on mission ho said he caught a couple rock bass last year on mission. has anyone else come across them?

I have not caught them on Mission, but I have caught them on Round Lake.

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Re: QuAppelle Valley Fishing Lakes 2021 - 2022
« Reply #28 on: Feb 28, 2022, 08:27 AM »
We caught a Rock Bass at Mission, on the N shoreline a couple of years ago in the summer!

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Re: QuAppelle Valley Fishing Lakes 2021 - 2022
« Reply #29 on: Feb 28, 2022, 06:18 PM »
Can you get around with 4x4 on Echo??

 



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