In spot with dry ice under snow, in 5 hrs, had 3" of flood water on the ice. 14" ice, trucks venturing just 'off shore' to park.At any point in time on Cold Lake, Marie Lake...there are hundreds of fishermen/women catching and releasing on average 10 fish a day. You get the guys like me who wants a fish to eat, and let them keep a 3 lb fish and you may not see me there for weeks.
Took a while to find a good spot to cross even with sleds. With a truck, I personally would never attempt that crossing. we got 12 lb and 17 lb there 2 weeks ago i troll around 1.6 to 2.2mph depending of wind and i like to do a S shape to speed up one side and slow down the other and i was there for 6 days last week and blue and purple were really good 5 of Dimond got the job done too depth 80 to 105 fow good luck Just visiting the area for a month but would like to fill some days fishing. Looking for places not at the marina or busy areas. Any tips on what small spots to go to would be great thanks. Obviously there are a lot of us that want to create change and if we go about it properly we just might. I also understand that big fish are easy preys to fishing nets as well, and don't tell me you didn't see them out there. If you walk down the trail to the picnic table you can fish there but you have to walk out into the water to avoid getting snagged on the rocks. Booked some time off work to head up to cold lake from Calgary along with some buddies from Regina. bruno27, we obviously don't fish for the same purpose you and I. Reeled in to reset bait and downrigger and found a 10 incher on my hook (didn't notice it because of downrigger) that had bite marks that almost reached gill plates. anyway that what i think and net fishing is the biggest joke ever the government should grow some ball and shut them down they ruin all the lakes for us and i got stuck on a lost net by the marina this spring .i like catching lot of lakers so that why i go to cold lake but im being smart about it i only target fish around 70 and above otherwise there chance to survive are really limited anyway that what i got told . First bite I hooked a fatty and lost in about 5 seconds. If every person that wants change contacts them at [email protected] then they have no choice but to listen. you for sure know i lot more about fish that i do and i fully apologize for my comment i dont wanted to be rude at all and i do not fish for trophy i go to cold lake because lakers are my favorite specie to fish .i agree with you would be fun to be able to keep smaller fish to eat because those 75 cm plus do not taste that great but on the other hand i spend about 15 to 2p days fishing on cold lake and its common to see 30 boats on the water so if every one start keeping smaller trouts the laker wouldnt be able to keep up with the pressure.