Lac Sante Fishing Reports & Feedback

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Average of 127 ratings as of Mar. 29, 2019

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by Burbotster on Mar. 29, 2019

Any ice still there?

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by Hookset on Mar. 25, 2019

Ice and access was good this past Saturday from the South launch.

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by Elrey on Mar. 20, 2019

Ant reports on how the ice is. Any flood water.

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by Fishingjunkie on Mar. 14, 2019

I’m headed out this weekend and was wondering if there is any floodwater on the lake from the last week of warm weather thanks

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by Fishingjunkie on Mar. 14, 2019

Hey I

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by redneckfishnalbertan on Mar. 10, 2019

No there is not. The lake is basically burbot seen 1 jackfish on cam. Water is very high in alkaline for some strange reason.

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by Jackfish 9 on Mar. 10, 2019

Are there any whites in this lake. All I have caught is burbs.

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by Trampywinter on Feb. 25, 2019

We were they on the 23rd from 6-10pm as well and did pretty good, and all we use is a jig head that vibrates when jigged with a minnow on it. And as for out top ups just a plain jig with a minnow. Haven't got skunked there yet

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by DdotM the angler on Feb. 24, 2019

Hey 780fisher, when we first head out on this lake we sort of made the same mistake but managed to catch 3. The perfect time to head out is in the afternoon till midnight and only 35-20 ft of water, and ur bait has to glow.

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by 780Fisher on Feb. 23, 2019

Went to this lake 9am-8pm ...didnt catch anything... can anyone give me tips?

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by Crazy Country Girl on Feb. 21, 2019

Hello everyone, my hubby and I were talking about driving up to try fishing for some burbs! Where is a good spot on the lake to access and fish for these guys? Never been to this lake and I hear it’s the place to go right now! If somebody could help me out, it would be much appreciated, thanks! 😎

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by marlind on Feb. 20, 2019

by redneckfishnalbertan on Feb. 15, 2019

Heading out next week hey redneck hiws the spawn . Lots of action

by Redneckfish on Feb. 14, 2019

Im out here right now in my camper till monday come on the provincial boat launch real easy

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by Lucky61 on Feb. 14, 2019

Hi guys, heading out tomorrow. What is the best way to get in on the ice on my truck. This is my first time on this lake.

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by lotksie on Feb. 14, 2019

Fishing was good. I was there yesterday fish for 3 hours caught 8 burbot. very thick ice around 22 inches

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by Tom2017 on Feb. 13, 2019

Hi Folks, How is the fishing in this lake recently? How thick is the ice on the lake and if it is safe to have truck running on the lake?

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by Black_wolf2019 on Jan. 28, 2019

Someone was telling me I'd catch a couple burbs here for sure,been wanting to catch at least one or two to cook up,one of the foods I grew up eating often. I usually use a glowing jig head or spoon with bait to catch burbot. Might head out here myself sometime.

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by redneckfishnalbertan on Jan. 23, 2019

Went out yesterday afternoon for burbot did 8 burbs . Largest was 6.8 pounds.

by Redneckfish on Jan. 20, 2019

15-18in of ice no flood water pretty easy to get around didnt catch much only 2 but didnt stay for the night bite either

by PlumberboyK on Jan. 14, 2019

Ice Report: 12 in
North Boat Launch

by redneckfishnalbertan on Dec. 29, 2018

Hello lordofthefish got caught in that snowstorm were at hanmore lake for whites and couldn't get to la sante

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by LordOfTheFish on Dec. 28, 2018

If you see a guy bbq'ing on the lake, that'll be me! Cheers

by redneckfishnalbertan on Dec. 28, 2018

Heading out tomorrow try my hand at some burbot. Maybe get lucky and catch me a pike to. I just want a shore lunch .

by redneckfishnalbertan on Dec. 16, 2018

Are there still burbot in this lake.

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by Coba53 on Mar. 19, 2018

Have Seen fish in my camera, no bits though.

by Blacksmith on Mar. 17, 2018

Went out there yesterday about 10:00 AM. Nothing bit until 3:00 PM. Started seeing them on the camera 2:30 and had lots stealing our bait (smelts). They are very good at it! Caught a few small ones under a pound; At about 4:00, I caught a 6 1/2 lb. male; impressive! Nothing worth keeping after that. Went home at 6:00 and lots of people showing up for the evening fish then.

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by Tom2017 on Mar. 7, 2018

how ice thick it is on the lake? Does it still allow truck driving around on? how about the biting activities of Burbot ?

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by Ride rank on Feb. 2, 2018

Are the burbs biting yet? Want to get out soon but I know it still might be a little early, thanks in advance.

by TFishAB on Jan. 6, 2018

Ice Report: 20 in
20+ inches near the south boat launch

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by Ilovefishing on Dec. 29, 2017

I went there on Dec 27. Got nothing. I I saw two burbots through underwater camera.

by Cph on Dec. 26, 2017

Ice Report: 15 in
Solid 15”s of ice everywhere. No fish though. :(

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by Scrubber69 on Dec. 6, 2017

Anyone been out yet how's the ice and any biting yet?

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by Fishslayer2 on Mar. 17, 2017

Still bitting pretty good yes. And no issues driving all over the lake. With trucks.

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by Tom2017 on Mar. 17, 2017

How about the ice condition,still a lot of truck run on the lake. Does recent warmer weather thins the ice layer?

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by Tom2017 on Mar. 17, 2017

Have you folks caught anything recently? Plan to head out to fishing this weekend.

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by Fishslayer2 on Mar. 15, 2017

Yes been all over the lake in a truck no issues

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by Tom2017 on Mar. 15, 2017

who can tell me if the ice condition is still allowed truck driving on the lake

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by Jackfish 9 on Mar. 15, 2017

Are there any whitefish in this lake

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by Wizardca on Mar. 10, 2017

Thanks for the updates, SBisson1. Where did you fish yesterday? Planning to head out tomorrow!

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by sbisson1 on Mar. 10, 2017

Went out yesterday and the ice is 3ft thick. Almost needed an extension for the auger. Lots of action all day long. Didn't see or catch any pike, only burbot.

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by Aaron M on Mar. 6, 2017

Wondering what the ice is like and if people are driving on with trucks

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by Wizardca on Feb. 27, 2017

@Lester D, I don't see any jack just yet for the last visits! Burbs are moving in! We used minnow and they works best!

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by Lester D on Feb. 26, 2017

Are there any jacks in this lake??

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by 99suburban on Feb. 25, 2017

fish are moving in. Should be an awesome March.

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by Scrubber69 on Feb. 24, 2017

What time works best and where do u set up for bigger one caught little guys but nothing worth keeping any tips or hints will help please

by 99suburban on Feb. 22, 2017

Out family day weekend. 20 iced. Glow head jig with minnow. Best at dusk then into night.

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by Wizardca on Feb. 20, 2017

Was there on Saturday. No action for me at all. Seen being around catching nice burbots. Ice is plenty thick near boat launch!

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by Linesman on Feb. 14, 2017

A whole case of empty beer cans scattered on the ice. A couple of dead burbot laying on the ice. Not many biting to top it off. Sad.

by Wozz19 on Feb. 14, 2017

by MozKnowz on Feb. 12, 2017

Fishing at 40', smelts and a fair sized jig or spoon, bigger, and stinky the better, bounce it off the bottom ans they'll go nuts

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by MozKnowz on Feb. 12, 2017

2 burbot in 1 hr, descent size, keepers for sure, under 15 people on lake, beautiful day

by MozKnowz on Feb. 12, 2017

Ice Report: 24 in
Ice is solid and easy drilling

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by Fishslayer2 on Feb. 12, 2017

Yes they are bitting. Seems nobody wants to admit it. Jigs tipped with minnows bouncing it off the bottom in 15 feet of water.

by Islandlakefisher on Feb. 11, 2017

Any luck out there?? I'm heading out tomorrow. What's the best bait? Has anyone been out here lately? Thanks for any info

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by Fishslayer2 on Jan. 15, 2017

Are the burbot bitting yet? Thanks:)

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by 99suburban on Jan. 14, 2017

ralphbud. provincial boat launch is easy access. head straight onto ice about 100/120 feet out. 20/30 fow.

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by Ralphbud on Jan. 14, 2017

Was planning on headed out to try for some burbs. Never been hear before, anyone suggest at good area or even depth? Thanks for your help

by sadie1933 on Jan. 14, 2017

Ice Report: 2 in

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by fisher777 on Dec. 23, 2016

Look at the stocking in the 80's. They even tried stocking lake trout in this lake!! Tried many times and Caught some large pike in the summer above 10 lbs. No luck in the winter except for Burbot. Very high saline content in this lake which makes it hard for the fish to survive.

by 99suburban on Mar. 14, 2016

Ice is 16-20". Access is solid. Fish were on the bite. Jigging with chartreuse and a minnow 6" off bottom was a hit. 2 of us limited out. Females haven't spawned yet.

by 99suburban on Mar. 14, 2016

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by redneckfishnalbertan on Mar. 10, 2016

Wondering ice thickness n how us the burbot fishing

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by Pikeslayer22 on Mar. 9, 2016

How's the ice conditions ?

by Fishdeep on Mar. 6, 2016

Anyone out this weekend? Ice holding up still?

by FlounderPounder on Feb. 14, 2016

Did a truck break through this weekend??

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by Toady on Feb. 14, 2016

Burbot/ling cod are still biting. The ice is 18" on the north west corner.

by Bolo on Feb. 8, 2016

Ice Report: 16 in

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by Slickdog33 on Feb. 3, 2016

Was here on Sunday we did well caught quite a few burbs biggest was 8 pounds. Few others around us they did not seem to be catching

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by flsh on Nov. 27, 2015

how was the ice guys

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by BiggieB on Jul. 2, 2015

I asked that in march! You read the regs!! That's open season

by London on May. 15, 2015

Ummm just opened up on the 15!!! Read the regs!!!!

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by BiggieB on Mar. 5, 2015

thinking about a trip out, how's the bite guys? :)

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by BiggieB on Mar. 5, 2015

by AdamAdamowicz on Feb. 15, 2015

Ice Report: 2 ft
I was drilling by the south boat launch. Good 2 feet of ice. About 8 inches of top snow too...bring a shovel!!

by AdamAdamowicz on Feb. 15, 2015

"North" boat launch
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by Darci on Feb. 8, 2015

Also wondering about what kind of bait works? Have been out for a few hours and no bites but someone has caught because there are guts

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by Schnidy on Jan. 31, 2015

What part of the lake were you fishing on? I'm wondering if anyone has explored the lake at all, or just fished by the boat launch? I myself have only tried one other spot the farthest east bay! Ton of weeds crazy drop off but no fish!

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by Pikeman101 on Jan. 31, 2015

Was out for 5 hours and caught one burbot. There was one another guy out there who also had one burbot. Soon they should start to move into shallower water.

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by Reed45 on Jan. 16, 2015

Where are the burbots and what are you guys using for bait? Thanks

by AdamAdamowicz on Dec. 26, 2014

Public "south" boat launch
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by AdamAdamowicz on Dec. 26, 2014

Ice Report: 12 in
I was drilling about 100' from shore at the south boat launch/park...the ice was a solid 12" thick.

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by cbman77 on Dec. 19, 2014

Anyone know ice thickness?

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by Bobsawonder on Mar. 12, 2014

Can any body tell me what the ice conditions are like at Lac Sante? I'm planning on going out this weekend and wondering if it's okay to drive on.

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by Schnidy on Mar. 10, 2014

Hey keep it down over there! You mean you caught 3 or 4! Burbot or do you want a 1000 people out there!!!

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by meat man on Mar. 10, 2014

was out fishing march 9 2014 2 of us managed to land over 100 burbott one was 9 lbs kept our limit best fishing between 11 to 3pm

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by Big perch on Mar. 1, 2014

Hows the fishing?

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by YeeHaw on Feb. 26, 2014

Sorry Schnidy I only spot I know of or fished is in front of the launch in 24-35 fow. Thanks for posting the report from the test nets, sad to see the pike and walleye are almost non existent. But thankfully the burbot fishing is good.

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by Schnidy on Feb. 24, 2014

Here is an interesting study on this lake if you want to know why there is no fish here in the summer time! http://esrd.alberta.ca/fish-wildlife/fisheries-management/fall-walleye-index-netting/index-net-survey-reports/documents/LacSante-FallWalleyeIndexNetting-2011.pdf

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by Schnidy on Feb. 22, 2014

What part of the lake were you fishing? I have only found two spots where they bite I would like to find more!

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by YeeHaw on Feb. 22, 2014

Was out last weekend, got 17 burbs, one 7lb. lots on the cam, most come look then take off.

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by Schnidy on Feb. 10, 2014

I didn't make it out here this weekend, the plan was to hit up garner first thing in the morning for perch. Then stop here on the way back for a burb or two but the perch fishing didn't go so well lol.

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by Rifleman on Feb. 5, 2014

How was the fishing?

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by Schnidy on Feb. 3, 2014

I'm heading out there Sunday I will let ya know!

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by YeeHaw on Feb. 3, 2014

Anyone know if the burbs are biting yet?

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by iFish Guest on Feb. 3, 2014

Perch? Where and how? Spent 8 yrs on this lake and never seen a perch. Would love for the kids to caught something during the summer, as they are doubting the fun of fishing here...

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by Coot on Jan. 31, 2014

Lots of burbot and some jack an there is perch

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by iFish Guest on Jan. 18, 2014

I see there is not a single comment about summer, is this lake any good in the summer? I heard it goes to 75 feet, so there should be some big ones in there.....what is anyone catching in there?

by Chevybass on Dec. 20, 2013

Ice Report: 12 in
Two hills boat launch 12 but when you drive to the west it goes to 4inches on ice :S

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by Schnidy on Dec. 16, 2013

The lake gets to about 90 feet in the deepest part! Maybe a little less cause its been so dry out there the last five years or so! Best bet this time of year is to use a glow in the dark spoon just after the sun goes down! But try over rocks the boat launch is there spawning ground and they don't spawn till feb.

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by FroDaddy337 on Dec. 16, 2013

Hey Schnidy, how deep does the lake get? Went out Saturday nigh(brrrrr) about 100 ft off the boat launch. 6" of ice and we were about 35 or 40 ft deep. No bites but at least we tried. First time there. I'm just north of Lafond and new to the area.

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by Schnidy on Dec. 16, 2013

You won't see anything by the boat launch till feb! You have to hit the deeper water if you want to find them this early in the season!

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by Iktaine on Dec. 14, 2013

Went in front of the boat launch down rr113 didn't see a dam thing where are all the ling?4 inches of ice though

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by Marble_eye on Mar. 26, 2013

Anybody been out in the last few days? Are the roads plowed after the storm and catfish still biting?

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by Schnidy on Feb. 11, 2013

Big guy came out of 30 FOW and the rest 20 FOW! The jack are big if you find one! I have seen 6 in 15 years!

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by SteveH on Feb. 3, 2013

How deep of water are u fishing in? I hear the jack are big out there.

by Lloydman on Feb. 1, 2013

Great ling cod night fishing end of jan start of February
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by Schnidy on Jan. 25, 2013

Went out today caught only a couple! One big one tho! 10lb snake. I drove accross from boat launch just before narrows. Looks like I was the only guy to drive accross all year! Zero tracks out there! Get out there and make some tracks for me lol!!

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by Schnidy on Jan. 24, 2013

Hey Kevin when you went out did you drive on? How thick was the ice?

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by Kevin on Dec. 29, 2012

Brutally slow. Went out for 8 hrs a week ago, saw a couple pike, couple whites, couple pickerel, nothing on. Today was out for 2-3 hrs, saw zero. Going elsewhere until the bite is happening closer to March...

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by Schnidy on Nov. 22, 2012

Sorry I got no info around that area, it's been so dry out there the past few years the fishing really slowed right down! But I'm sure someone on here could put you on fish out there.

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by GeeGee on Nov. 21, 2012

Thanks Schnidy, i won't waste my time then. can u suggest somewhere close to mannville. anything but trout

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by Schnidy on Nov. 19, 2012

Wouldn't bother going till second week of march. You won't even see a fish there at this time of year!

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by GeeGee on Nov. 19, 2012

has anyone been fishing on Lac Sante yet? Thinking of going out this weekend for ice fishing-burbot or pike. Where's the best spot

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by GT on May. 22, 2012

Thanks for the info, I didn't think I was that bad of a fisherman!

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by Schnidy on May. 21, 2012

The pike and walleye can't reproduce in that lake. It has something to do with the alkaline levels. So there is not very many left, I have caught 3 pike and 3 walleye in 15 years of trying! The only fishing that can reproduce there are the burbot.

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by GT on May. 21, 2012

Has anyone had success catching Pike on Lac Sante? Where, When, How?

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by Brad Izumi shockey on Mar. 30, 2012

Went on the 28th really good got 26 Burbot

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by Fox richmond the toast professor on Mar. 12, 2012

is there any flood water yet and could some one give me ice conditions for the 17 of march :) and what are u catching burbot on plz.

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by Bradyp99 on Mar. 10, 2012

Burbot are really bitting caught our limit and caught some nice sized ones.

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by Dr phil on Feb. 19, 2012

Wheee do you get on the ice ? We're going tomorrow? Also where is a good hotspot?

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by Donzo30 on Feb. 11, 2012

Are the burbot still hot?? Day or night?? Thanx

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by Master baiter 1982 on Feb. 11, 2012

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by Woods81 on Feb. 9, 2012

Anybody got a hotspot for the lake? Heading out tomorrow morning.

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by snorklepuss on Feb. 5, 2012

Still great burbut

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by Kent1 on Jan. 28, 2012

Good burbot fishing!

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by Nikki on Jan. 5, 2012

Burbout are bitten like crazy

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