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Old 02-27-2019, 12:22 PM
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Cool. Yeah, use your camera or sonar to find where the depth really changes and drops the most. Place your holes on either side and maybe one on the drop itself. It doesn't matter if the depth is different at the drop (8, 10 or whatever) it is more important to work the drop off.

Some people like to fish with the flasher. And some are very, very good with it. Not my cup of tea. That is my personal preference. I prefer to really see them and adjust to what I'm seeing. That and watching a fish trying to attack my lure is a little more exciting than seeing the bigger red line approach the green line... bah! Of course a flasher is used when you can't see at all...

You won't catch me laying on the ice. I'm sure others have done it but I like to be reasonably comfortable. A small one/two man shack would serve you well. Maybe think about picking one up next year. You can keep right in your permanent shack and then you can jump out with the portable shack whenever you want. I got the Shappell Bay Runner II for this year and is just plain awesome. Less than a minute to setup and and I keep it setup and move from hole to hole. That and it is dark in that tent. It's like light doesn't even exist
Makes for great visibility.
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Old 02-27-2019, 01:49 PM
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sweet bra.....ill do my best and get a portable on sale for next year...
this weekend ill scope things out and find the biggest drop off.....mark it...fish it...and below it....and maybe 1 hole right above it.

i agree....i like viewing them myself....you can see if they like the WW or if u have to change up......

ill just do my best...lol....march is coming so if i have to lay on the ice i will...lol


tnx SNAP


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Old 03-02-2019, 08:56 AM
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Default Ice thickness

Happy how thick is ice on Sylvan, wondering if I will be needing extensions for my auger
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Old 03-02-2019, 09:39 AM
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Yesterday at RR23 I was right down to bottom of my Strikemaster motor before breaking through. Surprised me. 2 holes were like that. A third was not so much, maybe a foot less. Hope this helps. BEL
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Old 03-02-2019, 10:05 AM
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Yesterday at RR23 I was right down to bottom of my Strikemaster motor before breaking through. Surprised me. 2 holes were like that. A third was not so much, maybe a foot less. Hope this helps. BEL
Thanks BEL for sure it helps
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Old 03-03-2019, 02:28 PM
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ill be fishing out of my shack early tomorrow...in 8 to 12 FOW......im gunna slay them hopefully. my wife needs whitefish jerky....lol. ill have a update when i get back!!
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Old 03-04-2019, 06:46 AM
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Default Earthquake 4.6 magnitude - Sylvan and Red Deer this morning

Reported this morning 4.6 magnitude earthquake Sylvan and Red Deer be careful! stay safe!

https://globalnews.ca/news/5018535/e...lake-red-deer/

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Old 03-04-2019, 09:44 AM
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Anyone on ice today? Did ice break up due to earthquake ?
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Old 03-04-2019, 11:49 AM
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Anyone on ice today? Did ice break up due to earthquake ?
I'm sure we will get a report back on any new heaves. I would surprised though if there was anything else to worry about.
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Old 03-04-2019, 06:40 PM
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got to the ice at 730 fishing. went out of the shack to another area on norgenwald. Man was it cold. marked fish....but after 1 hr i went to the shack and warmed up for a bit. at around noon another AO memeber said to try west of norgenwald...maybe half moon bay? drilled 2 holes...one at 12 fow one at 15 or 16. had a gold jig that flashes crazy when u pull it up...abive that a WW. no fish at 12 fow...at 15 i could draw them in but no bites....i think my presentation is bad....i dunno.Im gunna move my shack on sat to deeper water. im gunna probably put it between norgenwald and half moon bay. there is a small shany town of kike 10 shacks....UNLESS SOMEONE KNOWS A PLACE TO PUT IT... ( PM is fine...

i didnt see a big ice heave or nothing where i was.....so...ice was thick tho!!!! heard there was a mini earthquake or ice quake....i dunno tho....
so skunked again.....boooo

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Old 03-11-2019, 07:57 AM
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Default Anyone on Sylvan lately?

I'm going to Sylvan tomorrow and wondered if one can drive on at Sunbreaker, I heard there's an ice heave? We had to walk on with snowshoes at another lake yesterday and we're exhausted! LOL! Just wondering about Sylvan. Thanks for any info.
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Old 03-11-2019, 09:41 PM
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moved shack to a burbot spawn area...missed whites but landed 1...missed like 4 or 5.....18 fow...caught a burb too!!!

the whites seemed to nose my WW...yhen go away...picky guys.....

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Old 03-11-2019, 10:10 PM
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Ice at RR23 today was 3.5 feet thick, as thick as I'd ever seen it. Trucks not having any trouble on the ice/snow, a few SUVs out, no cars though. Access onto the ice was firm and no slush or melting at the access point. RR23 was hard packed snow in the morning, a soupy, muddy mess at the end of the day.
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Old 03-12-2019, 04:08 AM
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Ice at RR23 today was 3.5 feet thick, as thick as I'd ever seen it. Trucks not having any trouble on the ice/snow, a few SUVs out, no cars though. Access onto the ice was firm and no slush or melting at the access point. RR23 was hard packed snow in the morning, a soupy, muddy mess at the end of the day.
Thanks for the update! Really appreciated!
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Old 03-14-2019, 04:25 PM
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Heading out this weekend. How’s the white fishing been.
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Old 03-17-2019, 08:26 AM
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At Sunbreaker seeing lots of fish no bites!

Grey Dodge Ram blue kingfisher tent and ht one man tent stop by say hi
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Old 03-17-2019, 05:54 PM
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The 42” nils got a work out today!

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Old 03-17-2019, 06:01 PM
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Old 03-17-2019, 06:03 PM
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Was a great day out at sylvan ! Hope everyone had a good weekend

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