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Old 03-23-2021, 03:10 PM
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Well, was supposed to leave for cold lake tomorrow morning for the last trip of the year.. won't be happening. Someone broke into my utility trailer and stole all my fishing gear. Pretty awesome world we live in.

Good luck to all those heading out this week. Stay safe.
one of those morning you wish you walked out to the trailer found lots of blood and a finger laying in the snow as the idiot lopped it off attempting to get inside....
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Old 03-27-2021, 09:30 AM
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anyone out giving the lake a go?
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Old 03-27-2021, 02:39 PM
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Will the ice still be good Easter weekend for one last go? Will be using a sled
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Old 03-27-2021, 02:59 PM
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Will the ice still be good Easter weekend for one last go? Will be using a sled
OPEN May 15 to Mar. 31
● Arctic Grayling limit 0
● Walleye limit 3 over 50 cm
● Northern Pike limit 3 over 63 cm
● Yellow Perch limit 15
● Lake Whitefish limit 10
● Burbot limit 10
● Trout limit 3
● Bait allowed
CLOSED Apr. 1 to May 14

hmmmm depends on what you are doing on the lake...but she is closed to angling.
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Old 03-27-2021, 05:38 PM
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A few from the week, not posting to many from yesterday other than the burbot as I get a little paranoid about some spots.

We were using mainly tube jigs, yesterday the big clown tube from Staple Baits was doing good as well as the smaller white version. Also the regular old 1oz. Cold lake special with a little red tinsel tied on the trailer.



Good job sir, and wow, thatís a tank of a burb you pulled out. Awesome.
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Old 03-27-2021, 10:35 PM
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OPEN May 15 to Mar. 31
● Arctic Grayling limit 0
● Walleye limit 3 over 50 cm
● Northern Pike limit 3 over 63 cm
● Yellow Perch limit 15
● Lake Whitefish limit 10
● Burbot limit 10
● Trout limit 3
● Bait allowed
CLOSED Apr. 1 to May 14

hmmmm depends on what you are doing on the lake...but she is closed to angling.
Those are not the specific regulations pertaining to Cold Lake but regardless, it is indeed closed April 1 to May 14.
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Old 03-28-2021, 07:21 AM
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I see there were a few out there just having a blast at the eyes and burbs.....awesome....https://www.facebook.com/framesnthin...02312301694500

ohhh and we bought some tubes and yup they work.....the lakers had a good go at them a few weeks ago.
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Old 03-28-2021, 07:40 AM
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I see there were a few out there just having a blast at the eyes and burbs.....awesome....https://www.facebook.com/framesnthin...02312301694500

ohhh and we bought some tubes and yup they work.....the lakers had a good go at them a few weeks ago.
What leads you to believe those eyes came from Cold???
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Old 03-28-2021, 07:49 AM
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What leads you to believe those eyes came from Cold???
the fella that owns fram'n'things has the tubes etc that are made locally here in the cold lake area and since then people have been out on the ice really hitting the eyes/lakers hard with success....I know they work on lakers as we picked up a few to support local business and had success....intel out and about on the lake has the eyes biting good at sunset/sunrise....
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Old 03-28-2021, 08:28 AM
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Those are not the specific regulations pertaining to Cold Lake but regardless, it is indeed closed April 1 to May 14.
https://albertaregulations.ca/fishingregs/NB1-Lakes.pdf

just for better clarification.
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Old 03-28-2021, 09:46 AM
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the fella that owns fram'n'things has the tubes etc that are made locally here in the cold lake area and since then people have been out on the ice really hitting the eyes/lakers hard with success....I know they work on lakers as we picked up a few to support local business and had success....intel out and about on the lake has the eyes biting good at sunset/sunrise....
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Old 03-28-2021, 12:23 PM
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also heard the pike are getting anzy in centre/long bay too.....just went for a drive and actually a lot of anglers out and about, trucks, quads, sleds, campers et so ice must be very stable....

https://www.facebook.com/kenw71/posts/1904994572986743
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Old 03-28-2021, 01:55 PM
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What rods do you guys run on your laker setups? My stolen setup was 36" MH Quantum rods, but considering going to a 38-40.

What do you guys run?
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Old 03-28-2021, 04:48 PM
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What rods do you guys run on your laker setups? My stolen setup was 36" MH Quantum rods, but considering going to a 38-40.

What do you guys run?
I run a 45" MH Haat baitcasting rod and a 40" MH Haat spinning rod. Depends what I'm doing but both are fantastic.
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Old 03-28-2021, 07:47 PM
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I run a 45" MH Haat baitcasting rod and a 40" MH Haat spinning rod. Depends what I'm doing but both are fantastic.
Nice looking rods. Did you find a Canadian dealer or order from the States?
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Old 03-28-2021, 08:37 PM
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Nice looking rods. Did you find a Canadian dealer or order from the States?
I ordered them state side but a little birdie told me these rods may be available in the Cold Lake area next ice season.
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Old 03-28-2021, 09:04 PM
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Good job sir, and wow, thatís a tank of a burb you pulled out. Awesome.
Thanks, was a pretty fun trip overall and the weather was amazing. My son was pretty tickled with that Burbot. We were sure he had a good Laker on with the run it took and it was a bit of a surprise.

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I ordered them state side but a little birdie told me these rods may be available in the Cold Lake area next ice season.
I'd really like to try a Haat rod and plan to pick one up. I used one of the Jason Mitchell Macks for a baitcaster this season and it seemed like I lost a lot of fish on it, there isn't a lot of bend to absorb headshakes.
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Old 03-28-2021, 11:11 PM
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Good job sir, and wow, thatís a tank of a burb you pulled out. Awesome.
How deep did that burb come from? Do they live down as deep as the lakers do?

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Old 03-29-2021, 08:25 AM
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well I had a lot of rods over the years I saved as the kids etc had a go at them....last year I sat back and looked at the pile of odds and ends so pieced together 3 home made ones from the pile....keeping them 36'ish or less....from a pro's perspective they are not laker rods, big pike rods but they got good reels on them and run 20lbs braid and they catch from perch to lakers

If I was to purchase dedicated rods again it would be 36"ish or less medium/hard. large eye lets and a good reel too.

I also use my small rods for yak fishing for lakers and eyes as I find them very easy to move around in tight spaces
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Old 03-29-2021, 10:18 AM
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I run a 45" MH Haat baitcasting rod and a 40" MH Haat spinning rod. Depends what I'm doing but both are fantastic.
I have both of these as well and love them when I use the big 1-2oz tubes or for laying a big deadbait on the bottom on the second line. The action on them is probably a medium to medium-fast which great for absorbing the headshakes but they do lack a bit of sensitivity for smaller/lighter presentations. When I downsize to smaller hair jigs, swimbaits or lighter tubes I run the 42" MH Fenwick elite tech. I just like it because it is more sensitive but you still have a long blank that can absorb big head shakes and keep the hooks pinned.

Sorry to hear about your gear getting stolen. Hopefully whoever did it gets what they deserve one day.
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Old 03-30-2021, 06:46 PM
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How deep did that burb come from? Do they live down as deep as the lakers do?
That one came from right around 60' and have caught them at over 100' after dark. I'm not sure how deep is to deep and I'm certainly no expert on them on that lake but seem to run in to them more fishing fingers and humps.
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Old 03-31-2021, 01:08 PM
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Out this morning for one last go at some lakers! First hour was awesome, caught a bunch, lost 2-3 big ones at the hole unfortunately. Fishing died right off after that so we packed up and left! Fish were eating anything laying on the bottom and nothing else really. Ice opened up in a few spots and heaved in others so be careful out there. Heading out for Walleye and Burbs tonight!
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Awesome!!!
Good luck...hope the wind died down!


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Its all over boys till open water season starts .
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Old 04-01-2021, 06:28 AM
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Its all over boys till open water season starts .
yup...kinda sad but come opener the tinner will be on the prowl
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Old 04-01-2021, 09:34 AM
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Lots of good info in the thread this year. Good luck on the water this summer.

We'll see you next winter!!
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