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Hi All,

 

Looking for any info on the following lakes as there are some I have not fished in 20+ years and some I have never fished. Specific info I am looking for relates to fish size and winterkill/summerkill status.

 

Any help would be appreciated.

 

1. Sauer Lake (never fished)

 

2. Chickakoo (been 20+ years)

 

3. Salter's lake (stocked in 2005 and heard rumour of aeration project)

 

Feel free to pm me if you want to keep secrets.

 

I would appreciate any info anyone has.

 

Thanks

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1. Sauer Lake (never fished)

 

2. Chickakoo (been 20+ years)

DT,

 

I last fished Sauer and Chickakoo about 6 years ago. Sauer is usually stocked with RB's, and Brookies were stocked in the latter (which I've taken through the ice there before). Since Muir has opened, I haven't bothered going to these spots.

 

You might refer to these previous years stocking lists for PP2 here to see what's be done:

 

http://www.srd.gov.ab.ca/fw/fishing/fishst...ng.html#Reports

 

Posted Imagehttp://www.srd.gov.ab.ca/fw/fishing/pdf/2005Stocking.pdf (2005)

Posted Imagehttp://www.srd.gov.ab.ca/fw/fishing/pdf/2004Stocking.pdf (2004)

Posted Imagehttp://www.srd.gov.ab.ca/fw/fishing/pdf/2003Stocking.pdf (2003)

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I haven't fished these in quite a while myself as well, but I have heard reports.

Chickakoo - Used to be mainly brookies and almost impossible to catch. I heard that they were changing the stocking, but looking a the list I see a whole swak of brookies (26,000) went in last year, with a smaller number of larger rainbows. Previous two years saw about 12,000 of each stocked. I suppose one might try to catch stunted brookies or possibly large rainbows on a brookie immitaiton.

Sauer - I last fished this about 10 years ago and caught a 5 lb rainbow. Loos like they stock about 6000 rainbows each year, so somebody must be catching a few. The problem with Sauer is actually getting into the lake through the loon sh!t. I was talking to a fellow about 2 weeks ago who said he did OK there last year (no details) but almost drowned trying to leave.

Salters - Never fished this one. Not even sure exactly how to get to it, other than it's around Onoway. Somebody at work mentioned it last year and said he did OK on sockies late in the year. The stocking list says 16,000 rainbows last year, none for the two years prior, which probably confirms that aerators were just installed. Might be worth a shot if I could find it.

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Thanks Guys,

 

I have reviewed the stocking lists as well.

 

Salter's is just south of Onoway and can be located via "Toporama" (google it)

 

Mostly interested in Chickakoo because it used to be a really nice lake, With low water levels I am really unsure what it is like now, Guess I'll just have to give it a try one day.

 

I was also under the impression that the perch in Spring were illegally introduced but after looking here it turns out that maybe they are just remnants of previous stocking?

 

http://sunsite.ualberta.ca/Projects/Albert...page=Biological

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Chickacoo is best fished in winter. I think its due to the fact the lake is faily shallow and get very murky in summer.

 

As for sauer.... If the fish over wintered then its a blast to fish... lots of hungry rainbows.... if you fish to the right of the launching area, fish up against the shore... cast to the reeds and strip retrieve. if you fish to the left, there is some cool under water weedbeds....

 

Good luck

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Salters - Never fished this one. Not even sure exactly how to get to it, other than it's around Onoway. Somebody at work mentioned it last year and said he did OK on sockies late in the year. The stocking list says 16,000 rainbows last year, none for the two years prior, which probably confirms that aerators were just installed. Might be worth a shot if I could find it.

Ditto... hunting the Internet for more info. Sound like it might be worth taking a drive by there this summer. Hmmm.. wonder which group volunteered to make that work happen -- uh -- how about "Onoway & District Fish & Game Association" perhaps? Yup, confirmation of areation project here - funding anyways.

 

See Page 52:

 

http://www.ab-conservation.com/grants/GECF...t_2004_2005.pdf

 

Salter's Lake (26-54-2-w5)

 

It's listed here in this outdoors book:

 

http://www.backroadmapbooks.com/images/cor.../centalbRef.pdf

 

Will check my topo maps for the area when I get home tonight. Bilby Natural area is also nearby.. I think I have an idea which pond it might be.. wanna double check though.

 

http://www.maptown.com/cgi-bin/mt/store.cg...&store_id=13525

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Might it be this one? Just about 1/2 hour south of the town of Onoway.

 

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=&t=k&om=1&ll...013799,0.034418

 

Residents and visitors of Onoway have access to a wide selection of natural facilities and attractions. For the sports enthusiast, Onoway provides a curling rink, ice arena, tennis courts and a recently constructed 3 ball diamond recreation complex. In addition to over sixty acres of parks or green areas within Town boundaries, there are 7 large lakes within a half-hour drive of Onoway, which provide opportunity for fishing, boating and water skiing. Water sports, such as skiing, and wind surfing are available at Lac Ste. Anne, 15 km away. The Elks Memorial Park, located in the Town of Onoway, provides sites available for day use or for tents, trailers and small motorhomes. There are numerous golf courses within 45 minutes of Onoway as well as courses in Stony Plain, Spruce Grove and Edmonton. There are a number of hiking trails, which afford access to natural areas unique within the province. The Onoway area is also home to some of the finest hunting and fishing in the Province. During the winter months, Onoway residents have easy access to downhill and cross-country ski trails. Downhill skiing is available at Rabbit Hill (50 km), the Devon Ski Hill (45 km) and at world class facilities 3 and a half-hours away in the Rocky Mountains (350 km).

 

http://www.albertafirst.com/profiles/statspack/20572.html

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You may be right RB  B)

 

Now that we know where it is shall we burn the map forget i mentioned it?  :whootwhoo:

DT.. indeed. But.. it'll be hard to ferget the homepage for the town now! What a kick butt website! LOL! I could do a better one in a single nights sleep... complete with maps to the town. Ohhh so much useful information on it... uhm... NOT!

 

http://www.onoway.com/

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Erm, ferget a nights sleep... I re-prototyped their whole domain in a coffee break... hmm... and I spelt 'Business Opportunities' correctly on mine too... added a new section call 'Recreational Opportunities'... indeed... more field research is needed here.

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Drive 1.6 km south from Onoway on range road 22 then east 0.6 km. You will then be at the south end of the lake. I don't know if this is the access point but it is the closest road to the lake I can find on my topos.

Might check it out tonight.

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Took a trip to see the lake tonight. Bumped into Dragon Troller. Nice to meet you.

The lake is approximately 700metres * 250-300metres. Depth unknown but a fellow out there mentioned 55 feet.

Tonight being quite windy, I was surprised to see the lake was relatively calm.

Threw a sinking line in with a #8 wooly on and got a hit on the first try. Nothing after that in 10-12 casts.

This is a no-smoking lake. The methane smell is pretty rank.:marsh:

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