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Taxidermy
05-07-2008, 08:25 PM
Grandpa and I drive the Pathfinder up into mountains to look at lakes because we want to go fishing and camping. Go to camping spots near Kelowna. Bad news. Lakes still frozen in May. Not much open water. Also lakes very low. In Picture 4, the channel I stand next to is a lake in summer. In picture 5 where I stand is a lake. No water from mountains yet. Really low. Usually can go camping this early. In last picture we just get out of muck. Almost get stuck in camp ground. Ground still very soft. Pathfinder good truck.

Dirtybert
05-07-2008, 08:38 PM
great pics, im glad i looked here before going on my fishing trip, in the Merrit area. i guess i should hold of a little longer.

Mud Slinging Dumb Fawker
05-07-2008, 08:46 PM
is that the hydrolic lakes sucks tho i wanted to go to ratnip lake this maylong

Taxidermy
05-07-2008, 09:00 PM
is that the hydrolic lakes sucks tho i wanted to go to ratnip lake this maylong

Yes Hydrolic Lake same name as McCullough Lake. No people there camping. We saw a Forest Policeman stopped near Hwy. 33 - look at my Pathfinder. I save money for Pathfinder.

kwast
05-07-2008, 09:02 PM
Hey Taxi, I just got back from Lundbom near merritt on Monday. she was frozen all but 10 feet from the shore on friday but by monday there was only a little ice left at the east end, maybe 10% and melting fast!!! Only spent a few hours on the lake, didn't catch any but should be good fishin' by now..

Oh, and theys chargin the $10 maintained fee @ that campsite.

MuddyWheeler
05-07-2008, 09:08 PM
Nice shots. Scary to think about the water shortage already.

500grhollowpoint
05-07-2008, 09:09 PM
Yup. Beaver chain is usully really hot fishing by now, still totally frozen. Not even any wet spots on the ice. So is bowman and postill.

apefrill
05-07-2008, 09:23 PM
Hmm...guess we won't be fishing on the long weekend! Thanks for the update Taxi!

longhorn
05-07-2008, 09:53 PM
Good pictures!

Mud Slinging Dumb Fawker
05-07-2008, 10:06 PM
last weekend bowmen was still covered with lots of snow

Apathy
05-07-2008, 11:09 PM
glad to see you running the nissan again!

coreyg8
05-08-2008, 04:12 PM
just need a few good warm weeks should be good to go!!

Mud Slinging Dumb Fawker
05-11-2008, 05:33 PM
hey taxi i was up at chutelake today the lake is all clear no more ice but it was still snowing up there[36] [36] [36] [36]

spanky
05-11-2008, 07:18 PM
nice pics taxi

strokenit
05-11-2008, 08:36 PM
Hey Taxi, I just got back from Lundbom near merritt on Monday. she was frozen all but 10 feet from the shore on friday but by monday there was only a little ice left at the east end, maybe 10% and melting fast!!! Only spent a few hours on the lake, didn't catch any but should be good fishin' by now..

Oh, and theys chargin the $10 maintained fee @ that campsite.

Just got back from a 3 dayer at lundbaum today. No ice. Fishing was slow. Buddy got a 6lb + in the first 15b min. Talked to someone at the first camp last weekend when we went up to check it out that broke up some of the ice with their boat I'm sure that helped. Taxi Pillar out by Falkland has been open for over a week.

Taxidermy
05-11-2008, 09:11 PM
hey taxi i was up at chutelake today the lake is all clear no more ice but it was still snowing up there[36] [36] [36] [36]


thahk [cheers]

Big Mitch
05-11-2008, 09:12 PM
cool pics

kwast
05-11-2008, 09:37 PM
Just got back from a 3 dayer at lundbaum today. No ice. Fishing was slow. Buddy got a 6lb + in the first 15b min. Talked to someone at the first camp last weekend when we went up to check it out that broke up some of the ice with their boat I'm sure that helped. Taxi Pillar out by Falkland has been open for over a week.


haha, ya we watched those guys on that friday, backed the boat right into the ice in the morning and drove around the west side. fackin awesome, shoulda took pics!! we put in on sat afternoon an ripped er up some more, then was windy sunday and voila, no ice!!!

4linkfota
05-12-2008, 10:05 PM
If it gets as warm as the weather dushebags say it will the lakes will melt FAST this week.