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Old 12-06-2019, 08:23 PM
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Does anyone know the ice thickness up at spray lakes?
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Old 12-07-2019, 03:48 AM
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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.

IMO the 2 are quiet different. I agree with your advice on caution. I would add extreme caution, and regardless of what other people are doing. It wonít be long until a Darwin candidate drives on.
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Old 12-07-2019, 09:34 AM
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We tried calling on wednesday. We found 7 inches of good ice everywhere we tried.
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Old 12-07-2019, 03:22 PM
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Wabamun 5-6Ē of good ice with equal amount of snow cover.
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Old 12-07-2019, 04:50 PM
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Be safe, don't even think of that lake till after Christmas
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Old 12-07-2019, 06:02 PM
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Wabamun lake south side just off RR55 6-7 inches of black ice, there is a layer of slush on top of the ice under the new snow
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Old 12-07-2019, 06:27 PM
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going to the lake lot Saturday on the north side at sandholm , will check it out.
only one tent on the ice about 300 yards from shore walked on. . at sandholm beach.
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Old 12-08-2019, 10:59 AM
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little bear by cold lake measured 10 inches of clear ice.
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Old 12-08-2019, 02:02 PM
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Still a little thin in Manitoba

No story with the pic just somewhere in Man.

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Old 12-08-2019, 07:20 PM
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Still a little thin in Manitoba

No story with the pic just somewhere in Man.

Location is Balsam Bay on Lake Winnipeg, not far from Grand Beach, check out the video looks like another truck also went in. A new Facebook post says 3 trucks went down today in this area ...

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Facebook video ... https://www.facebook.com/516267981/v...7191587432982/




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Old 12-08-2019, 09:11 PM
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Still a little thin in Manitoba

No story with the pic just somewhere in Man.

Thats got to be a huge bill
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Old 12-09-2019, 11:53 AM
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Howdy gang - walked on at the north end of Badger and had incredible ice. We were a good 300yds out from the island and it was a solid 8" of black ice. Not quite ready to drive on but more than good to walk on with all the gear.
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Old 12-09-2019, 01:08 PM
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Old 12-09-2019, 01:12 PM
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Thats got to be a huge bill
This is at Balsam Bay east side of Lake Winnipeg

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Old 12-09-2019, 01:19 PM
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Anyone have an update on Lethbridge-Pincher Creek-Cardston areas?
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Old 12-10-2019, 01:23 PM
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Newell update?

I've seen the one report, but hoping to take my eldest (8) out this weekend...but I want to ensure we are good to go before I load him up for the long drive.

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Old 12-10-2019, 02:12 PM
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I've seen the one report, but hoping to take my eldest (8) out this weekend...but I want to ensure we are good to go before I load him up for the long drive.



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Was that the report of the drowning?

Iím certain your good to stick around shore, but I wouldnít go blindly walking out to spots. Iíd suggest by the boat launch at Kinbrook and leave jr on shore till youíve tested things yourself.
Not suggesting your a fool, but Newellís no playground.
North end was reported at 5 in last week.
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Old 12-10-2019, 02:26 PM
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Does anyone know the ice thickness up at spray lakes?
I saw this on iFish Alberta and thought i would forward it along.
"went out yesterday (Sunday Dec 8, 2019) Ice was great, 10"+ of good black ice. Fishing was slow until sun hit the lake then was pretty good from 60-80 fow. "
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Old 12-10-2019, 02:37 PM
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12" at Engstrom Lake
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Old 12-10-2019, 04:44 PM
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Newell update?

I've seen the one report, but hoping to take my eldest (8) out this weekend...but I want to ensure we are good to go before I load him up for the long drive.

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See my previous post on page 5
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Old 12-10-2019, 05:40 PM
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10" of good ice at Vincent Lake
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Old 12-11-2019, 06:22 PM
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Eagle has 7.5 - 8 in. I didnít get a good look at the ice, but judging by the weather and the small car I seen drive on the ice, Iím presuming itís good ice.
Was only there 2 hours but no friends. Possible nibble / minnow robbery but with my mitts on I wasnít sure. A few shacks near the launch, and Iím curious how they got there. Guessing quad or sled.
Wonít be long till the lake turns into Range Road 245, lol.
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Old 12-11-2019, 06:26 PM
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8 inch at pigeon and no fish for me
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Old 12-11-2019, 10:52 PM
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12" at Engstrom Lake
I had a huge sow griz put the run on me there . Most scared I've ever been, cried for hours after. To the right of the launch across the creek
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Old 12-11-2019, 10:57 PM
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Calling had 7 - 8" of good black ice in front of the townsite on Saturday afternoon.

A STRANGE shaped ice heave is about 1000 yards off shore, in an oval shape. Did not get close enough to test but the ice slab was about 7 inches on the uplifted parts so PLEASE be careful if you try to cross. Test any crossing point first with an auger as it could be a separation that re froze and is actually thin ice.

Fishing is fine.

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Old 12-12-2019, 05:57 PM
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Anyone have an ice update for Gull Lake around Birch Bay? Any info would be appreciated.
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Old 12-13-2019, 03:22 PM
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Default Lake Newell

Any recent lake Newell updates within the last few days on ice thickness, hoping to head out tomorrow
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Old 12-13-2019, 05:28 PM
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Hit up Lac La Nonne today. 6 to 7 inches of good clear ice. 3 inches or so of snow cover. A guy did drive out a 100 yards or so with his half ton. Drilled a check hole, seen 7 inches of ice and promptly left.

Fishing was slow.

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Old 12-14-2019, 08:51 AM
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Went out to Chain Lakes yesterday! 5-6 inches of good ice with about 2 -3 inches of white brittle ice on top..
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Old 12-14-2019, 11:30 AM
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At isle lake 9 inches no fish yet
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