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Old 12-01-2019, 10:08 PM
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Anyone out around Lac Sante know what the ice is like? I'd like to try for some Burbs later this week.
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Old 12-02-2019, 08:30 AM
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How was the bite? I'll most likely hit up the north side tomorrow.
We went to check ice mostly. Didn't stay long, no bites. We were south side. Saw a couple of shacks on North end. There was a fellow with a few on the ice we saw on the way out.
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Old 12-02-2019, 02:50 PM
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5 inches on Chain lakes (nanton) but lots of slush and snow on top
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Old 12-02-2019, 03:33 PM
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this week is going to be just brutal on the ice, with a lot of melting happening. Was hoping to check out Badger for the first time, but very concerned about quality of ice...
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Old 12-02-2019, 08:04 PM
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Anyone out around Lac Sante know what the ice is like? I'd like to try for some Burbs later this week.
Couple other lakes in the area are 4-8”. Check for yourself, and be safe!
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Old 12-03-2019, 09:49 PM
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out on pigeon yesterday walked out off the pp, 20 ft water solid 8 inches of ice everywhere drilled holes \all the way out awesome late day walleye action on the jiggin jaw jacker felt safe everywhere
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Old 12-04-2019, 11:14 AM
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Any word on Newell?
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Old 12-04-2019, 03:23 PM
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Has anyone been out to spray lakes yet? Any updates on ice conditions?
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Old 12-04-2019, 03:42 PM
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nice to see the forecast change for the colder this week...by the weekend, I'm expecting 8-10" (minimum) in most places around the province...
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Old 12-04-2019, 03:57 PM
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The lake by the hopewell pheasant release site--near Langdon--Is good to go for pike.
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Old 12-04-2019, 05:57 PM
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hows macgregor ice on north end? ill be out sunday.....any info would be appreciated...im hoping for at least 4"....

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Old 12-04-2019, 06:19 PM
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hows macgregor ice on north end? ill be out sunday.....any info would be appreciated...im hoping for at least 4"....

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Old 12-05-2019, 07:40 AM
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nice to see the forecast change for the colder this week...by the weekend, I'm expecting 8-10" (minimum) in most places around the province...
Don't be so sure. Might be 8" in one place but only 3" 50 yards away. Some lakes still had open water in the middle only a week ago.
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Old 12-05-2019, 08:18 AM
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hows macgregor ice on north end? ill be out sunday.....any info would be appreciated...im hoping for at least 4"....



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Ice was about 4 inches off the dam on Monday. Lots of people were out fishing the dam and it was safe

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Old 12-05-2019, 10:10 AM
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Continue to be careful out there! I checked out a shallow sw bay at Lake Newell yesterday and there was a small section of open water near the westerly end. Drove further down the bay to my intended fishing location and found 6-8" of solid ice across the entire bay. Checked the ice in multiple spots as I walked across. Fishing was good.
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Old 12-05-2019, 01:35 PM
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I live on the south side of Pigeon lake and was out yesterday, drilled a couple holes and checked the ice thickness, it was a solid 9". I think i will be taking the shack out this weekend!!
Happy hard water!
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Old 12-05-2019, 01:53 PM
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Just checking back in on Badger Res out in Vulcan County.....if anyone has any info. We're hoping to make the trek out there from Okotoks on Sunday, but I'd hate to go that far if it's not passable yet...
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Old 12-05-2019, 02:24 PM
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tnx jacknbeers...lol
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Old 12-05-2019, 03:43 PM
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I live on the south side of Pigeon lake and was out yesterday, drilled a couple holes and checked the ice thickness, it was a solid 9". I think i will be taking the shack out this weekend!!
Happy hard water!
Any quads out yet?
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Old 12-05-2019, 04:41 PM
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I live on the south side of Pigeon lake and was out yesterday, drilled a couple holes and checked the ice thickness, it was a solid 9". I think i will be taking the shack out this weekend!!
Happy hard water!
Good to hear. I would bet the north shore isn't as thick. Won't take long to thicken up.

It used to be that most years the commercial fishers would be on the ice before christmas with all their gear and 1 ton trucks so we are on par.
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Old 12-05-2019, 04:46 PM
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Any quads out yet?
When i was out on Dec 1 quads and sleds were driving along shore.I had a sled and a quad pull up to where i was about 150 yds off shore.I am hoping its good enough to drive quad to the point off silver beach.I had way too much stuff in my sled to pull that around again.
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Old 12-05-2019, 04:51 PM
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When i was out on Dec 1 quads and sleds were driving along shore.I had a sled and a quad pull up to where i was about 150 yds off shore.I am hoping its good enough to drive quad to the point off silver beach.I had way too much stuff in my sled to pull that around again.
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Old 12-05-2019, 07:33 PM
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How Is the ice on Ghost lake near Cochrane?
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Old 12-06-2019, 06:52 AM
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Continue to be careful out there! I checked out a shallow sw bay at Lake Newell yesterday and there was a small section of open water near the westerly end. Drove further down the bay to my intended fishing location and found 6-8" of solid ice across the entire bay. Checked the ice in multiple spots as I walked across. Fishing was good.
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That is good to know, thanks.
Would it be safe to say that Crawling Valley is very similar?

Can anyone qualify or comment on CVR?

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Old 12-06-2019, 04:29 PM
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I live on the south side of Pigeon lake and was out yesterday, drilled a couple holes and checked the ice thickness, it was a solid 9". I think i will be taking the shack out this weekend!!
Happy hard water!
going to the lake lot Saturday on the north side at sandholm , will check it out.
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Old 12-06-2019, 04:34 PM
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How Is the ice on Ghost lake near Cochrane?
Be safe, don't even think of that lake till after Christmas
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Old 12-06-2019, 05:42 PM
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Drilled some test holes on east side of gull yesterday, both Wilson’s beach and at Raymond Shores’s were 8-9 inches
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Old 12-06-2019, 05:51 PM
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Old 12-06-2019, 05:57 PM
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Both places you have to be careful all year. I have seen trucks go thru at both places with 30 inches of ice in most spots but not all. Lots of springs and gas pockets so check even more carefully this time of year as you can go from 6 inches to 1 inch in a few feet.




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That is good to know, thanks.
Would it be safe to say that Crawling Valley is very similar?

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Old 12-06-2019, 07:05 PM
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Anyone been out to long lake by boyle lately?

...or pigeon today?
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