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cagey

I would not hold your breath! The groundhog said 6 more weeks of winter didn't he? (and based on the weather I believe him!)
gearbox

i think spring will be early, but, maybe not for the higher up lakes. lots of areas actually have higher than normal snowpacks, which is good.
the good thing, is that the big lakes are always open, and the fish are bigger.
cagey

Gearbox, it must be warmer/more spring like in Merritt than up my way. It keeps snowing and snowing. And despite predictions of warm weather it stays below zero. Like you say though the big lakes are open.In answer to the original post, think May 1st. Lower lakes come off early April.
gearbox

yup, +10 and +11 on Friday and Saturday. snow hit this evening though again. i'm thinking low down it will get nice a bit earlier this year, but up high, it just always seems to be the same. kinda like the rut, everyone always asks when it will be this year, well, it's pretty much the same every year.
cagey

They keep saying it is going to be plus 10 BUT it stays at minus 1 and snow then it snows some more. If it doesn't quit soon we will be shoveling snow for months! I've been living in the Thompson Okanagan since 1980. This is the snowiest winter yet by far. Fishing seems like it will never come!!!
onthedryflyguy

thanks guys its snowing up there in coldwater and is cold i thought it would be a early ice off--may 1st souds like the time it just keeps raining and snowing --thanks for the input guys tight lines
cagey

A little too cold for fly fishing this morning....minus 15!
Two years ago the ice was off the local lake on March 5th. Last year was April 5th. This year is looking later than last year but things can change quickly. Sure hope they do!
onthedryflyguy

In the top of the coquihalla its 164.3 cm , at the road to go to boss and others its 35 3 cm its 9- 12 minus,, and keeps snowing that warm weather had me fooled , man I wish it was ice off and spring
Blueboy

I was up in vernon at my dads its cold and looks like may or june ice off
cagey

Only minus 14 this morning!
As Gearbox said, ice off is just like the rut. It happens about the same time each year with the odd exception like 2 years ago.
The ice will come off the lower lakes in early April with the higher lakes early May. Far too long !
Blueboy

ya its -14 16 and big accidents on the coquihalla -lakes are frozen solid- its looking like a late spring
gearbox

here's shocker though. I killed a mosquito last week. that has got to be a sign.
cagey

You were in a deep dream! Minus 18 here this morning. Every spring we have 1000's of red wing blackbirds invade us. They were here by Feb 5th last year. Not one so far....they know something? merrit way feasting on mosquitoes!
gearbox

I swatted it just by reaction. but then I had to look again, to make sure it was what I thought it was. yup, a skeeter. I was in my garage working on fishing stuff, had the heater on for a few hours. but I have no standing water in the garage, where it could have hatched from. where else could it have come from?
onthedryflyguy

Its Getting colder and colder ,I cant belive it it was warming up , now its going backwards --man this is draging on,untill these upper lake ice off there is nowere worh going too because there is no big trouts
gearbox

there's lots of places to go for big fish. big lakes. plus they fish better during the winter than in the summer.
onthedryflyguy

Hi has anyone drove buy coquihalla lakes ? ice off or kane vally lakes--any info great dont want to drive 450 klm and find solid ice any help be great
onthedryflyguy

Any one out there know, please is it ice off the web cams dont show the lake
fetoid

I plan on being at Boss Lake at the end of June. Do you think the fishing will slow down by then? Too warm?
Also, I plan on staying at the Rec. Site. Does it fill up? Can't make reservations.
Thoughts?
gearbox

you enjoy crowds I take it.
fetoid

I was afraid you would say that......
onthedryflyguy

Ha ha ha too funny --I asked a simple question and got a Clown on the hook --good job --Is coquihalla lakes or boss or harmon lake Ice off anyone know??
cagey

The only clown I see is you. Fetoid used your post to ask a question about the same place . Terrible of him to use your post. Shame on him. As for your question , The question was answered previously when you asked on a different post about ice off. Read carefully. ICE OFF IS LATE THIS YEAR. If you do not believe that take that 450 km drive and find out for yourself. I'd suggest you hold your breath for a couple of weeks after apologizing to Fetoid.
gearbox

coq lakes are still frozen. and not just covered in ice, but snow on top of ice as well. just drove by about an hour ago.
onthedryflyguy

Thank you Gear box- your reply helps alot, as far as the other comment from Cagey, LOL see ya fishin one day old Fella
fetoid

My son and I were at Boss Lake last weekend. A few observations.
-Not crowded. We were at the site on the north side of the lake and there were only about 6 other campers. On the lake was about 5 or so boats at a time.
-Mosquitos!
-Fishing was bad. Saw one fish being caught and someone else said they caught 3. We didn't have any bites. Two people said they limited out 2 and 3 weeks ago w/ large fish.

The fish stocking report says that 6K yearlings (18g) were released 6/12. I thought this lake would freeze solid over the winter and everything die off. I guess I'm wrong?

Still had a good time.

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