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Old 11-08-2018, 11:33 AM
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Hi there,

My wife's parents gave us a $500.00 gift to go fishing on our honeymoon. Unfortunately, our trip was canceled due to weather. Does anyone have any recommendations for an ice fishing trip within three hours of Lethbridge?

I have all of the necessary equipment, just need a suggestion for a place to stay and a decent lake nearby. Scenery and fishing quality are of equal value. Budget is $500.00.

Any recommendations are much appreciated!
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Old 11-08-2018, 11:49 AM
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Think Montana. Havenít got a specific place but maybe someone will come up with a spot/place within your limitation from Lethbridge
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Old 11-08-2018, 11:55 AM
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Shoot me a PM there a are a couple really good options within 3 hours of you!
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Old 11-08-2018, 01:12 PM
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Think Montana. Havenít got a specific place but maybe someone will come up with a spot/place within your limitation from Lethbridge
Might not be a bad idea! I think the cost of alien fishing licences may end up being prohibitive, though.
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Old 11-08-2018, 03:16 PM
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Adventure Ice Fishing has nice shacks on Gull Lake just outside Red Deer. They have a couple overnight shacks that look very comfy.
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Might not be a bad idea! I think the cost of alien fishing licences may end up being prohibitive, though.
https://www.montanaangler.com/information/licenses
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Old 11-08-2018, 04:16 PM
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reesor lake has nice rainbows and you could stay at the Elkwater lake lodge in the Cypress Hills Provincial Park. or stay in Medicine Hat .
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Old 11-08-2018, 11:06 PM
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http://www.goatmountain.ca/

Stay here ^^^

and fish at Beauvais Lake, Lee Lake or Beaver Mines Lake
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Old 11-09-2018, 06:44 AM
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Adventure Ice Fishing has nice shacks on Gull Lake just outside Red Deer. They have a couple overnight shacks that look very comfy.
I booked a cabin for late December for my wife, two daughters and myself. Looks like a pretty good set-up and a good introduction to ice fishing for the girls.
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Old 11-09-2018, 11:38 AM
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Adventure Ice Fishing has nice shacks on Gull Lake just outside Red Deer. They have a couple overnight shacks that look very comfy.
Tempted in terms of the fishing quality, less so for the scenery. Thanks!

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reesor lake has nice rainbows and you could stay at the Elkwater lake lodge in the Cypress Hills Provincial Park. or stay in Medicine Hat .
I had been thinking of the Reesor Ranch already, but the lodge looks fantastic as well. Thanks!

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http://www.goatmountain.ca/

Stay here ^^^

and fish at Beauvais Lake, Lee Lake or Beaver Mines Lake
Thank you! I've fished Beaver Mines, but haven't been to Beauvais or Lee. We'd likely stay for two days and two lakes. Which two of the three would you recommend? Would Butcher be worth trying? Thanks again.
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Old 11-09-2018, 01:08 PM
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reesor lake has nice rainbows and you could stay at the Elkwater lake lodge in the Cypress Hills Provincial Park. or stay in Medicine Hat .
You can rent little cabins at either Reesor or Spruce Coulee as well.
The one at Spruce is right at lake,Reesor cabin is in bush on west side of campground.
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http://www.goatmountain.ca/

Stay here ^^^

and fish at Beauvais Lake, Lee Lake or Beaver Mines Lake
Alberta has a Leisure Tax?
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Old 11-09-2018, 01:58 PM
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You can rent little cabins at either Reesor or Spruce Coulee as well.
The one at Spruce is right at lake,Reesor cabin is in bush on west side of campground.
I don't believe they're open in the winter, assuming you're referring to the Alberta Parks cabins.
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Goldeye: 1

Suckers: 2
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Old 11-09-2018, 02:03 PM
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I don't believe they're open in the winter, assuming you're referring to the Alberta Parks cabins.
They are....or were....Ive seen people rent them in winter.
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Old 11-10-2018, 02:22 PM
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I just saw on Facebook the other day a guy advertising ice cabins on Last Mountain Lake....might be more than 3 hours but would be worth it.
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Old 11-12-2018, 07:16 PM
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People were fishing butcher sunday
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Old 11-16-2018, 10:29 AM
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Youíre going fishin for your honeymoon? Wow you hooked a good one there!!! But seriously someone mentioned Montana. I would stay in whitefish and make the drive to Flathead lake. Whitefish is dirt cheep as far as lodging and meals go so the savings in that should outweigh the license costs. Itís also an amazing and romantic town if youíve never been there. This way you have the fishing and you also get to stay in a nice little mountain town for your honeymoon. Flathead has a late freeze up though so you would have to go later in the year. Thereís also guides you can hire out there but that would probably put you above budget.
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