Goose Lake (near Whitecourt) Fishing Reports & Feedback

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Average of 65 ratings as of Jan. 30, 2017

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by David 1 on Jan. 30, 2017

Many perch being caught at goose ? And if so are they a decent size ?

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by Jtdog on Jan. 15, 2017

Ice is good this year. You can drive anywhere on the lake. Lots of nipples. Pike aren't really taking the bait though. Lots of shrimp in the lake for them to eat.

by Galionmolt on Jan. 2, 2017

Ice Report: 18 in

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by Mr Fishermen on Dec. 24, 2016

hows the ice on this lake? and is there good size perch in it?

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by Dropzonebrad on Jan. 27, 2016

Discusting lake. 6 hours without a bite. Tried the whole lake not a thing.

by Pikster on Jan. 24, 2016

Ice Report: 15 in
200 ft from boat launch

by C_vdmeer on Jan. 1, 2016

Ice Report: 12 in
Slow go , had some bites. Nice day.

by 280roberts on Jan. 1, 2016

Was out on dec 28 caught 15 pike between 4 of us with 3 over 63cm. Lots of small perch on camera but nothing interested

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by Corson27 on Aug. 5, 2015

Went out last night for a few hours and caught 15 pike, nice evening, all small pike.

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by Corson27 on May. 31, 2015

Went out today from 10am until 3pm and caught 60 pike, all under 63cm. Saw 1 perch that was decent size. Great little lake for kids to fish and catch lots

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by indy on Feb. 28, 2015

Im heading out tomorrow.Has anyone been catching any decent perch?Not sure why they arnt biting,anyone have any good explamation why?

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by rodjack on Jan. 26, 2015

Just wondering has anybody been on the lakes since this warm weather? What's it like?

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by Slickdog33 on Jan. 18, 2015

Just had a pike pull my fishing rod down the hole. It's a ugly stick if anybody should snag it

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by Slickdog33 on Jan. 12, 2015

Can someone please tell me how the fishing has been. Are there any perch being caught? Thanks

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by Andrew1234 on Jan. 7, 2015

any news on fishing ? flood water ?

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by indy on Dec. 13, 2014

Heading out in the morning,still no word on the perch.I'll Try for Jack and perch.

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by Corson27 on Dec. 7, 2014

5 inches of water, saw a few small pike, could not find the perch. 2 inches of top water

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by indy on Dec. 7, 2014

Was here yesterday no perch tried down the south side from the launch to the swimming area.Caught five jack using smelt al under size.

by Dwall2 on Feb. 22, 2014

Ice Report: 20 in
People driving on it

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by Tracen_1216 on Feb. 14, 2014

Just wondering how thick the ice is and any decent size perch?

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by SHERSHOT on Feb. 14, 2014

Went out 30yds from shore on the left side. Caught 9 pike in 4hrs with meduim smelts, no keepers. But they were fairly aggresive. They were bitting in 7' of water

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by Anglerman on Feb. 4, 2014

tough day on the water didn't catch anything

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by Lip smasher on Jan. 30, 2014

6-8 inch perch isn't decent... Fished there lots this year but nothing any bigger... I'm pretty sure there was a partial winter kill there this past year

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by Liv2fish on Jan. 29, 2014

It's a tough lake for bigger perch. They are around but u gotta find them. Sometimes it's the boat launch. Sometime the swimming area and other time straight across north side cove on the left or the one on the right. Good luck.

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by Alberta fishing on Jan. 26, 2014

Where's the best place to catch some decent sized perch on this lake!? Can only seem to catch the little guys thinking about going there this week or up an coming weekend any info would be much appreciated

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by Hannibal on Jan. 26, 2014

Lots of small perch but still managed eight decent ones

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by Liv2fish on Jan. 26, 2014

Slickdogg33 walk onto the lake the boat launch. Angle right go out about 100yrds. Lots of small perch but good luck.

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by Slickdog33 on Jan. 23, 2014

I been wanting to catch some perch. Think I wanna go here on Saturday. Is it worth it and is it easy to access lake and how do I get to where I can walk on? Thanks

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by Liv2fish on Jan. 19, 2014

Fishing was slow. Windy today did not stay out long. Hit my usual hot spots and nothing. North end not a bite. 3 layers of ice.

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by iFish Guest on Jan. 19, 2014

Been slaming the pearch by boat launch off to the right about 100 yards in 10 to 15 feet of water

by Hannibal on Jan. 12, 2014

16 feet water 50yards out from shore
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by Hannibal on Jan. 12, 2014

Good fishing 15 feet of water out by the boat launch ice was at least 10 inches thick we had no flood water tasty perch

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by Masterangler on Dec. 31, 2013

2 small perch and a small pike. Near boat launch in 20 ft of water. No action on camera. Very slow

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by iFish Guest on Dec. 15, 2013

Lots of flood water

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by iFish Guest on Aug. 21, 2013

Formation of Blue/green algea washing to shoreline. I don't advise consuming fish caught.

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by iFish Guest on Aug. 14, 2013

I just came back from Garner lake and noticed that perch are limited to 5 daily due to "over fished" mature perch. Many of the locals around the region tell me the balance of species is getting out of control. I am told Walleye are basically taking over by consuming the perch population in the surrounding area including Long Lake and Amisk. Nature has always had a way to sustain populations within a body of water. I agree with the last posting that commercial fishing or harvesting a species by fish and wildlife only to repopulate another lake only leads to another imbalance. I want my kids to have the opportunity we enjoy today but am not sure this govt really cares. I dont know the solution to this but the idea of restricting sizes of keepers is a start. This applies to all species. Perhaps appointing committees made up of local residents of a lake to monitor and observe changes is a way to go without costing the govt a lot of money.

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by iFish Guest on Jun. 20, 2013

Rotting in the net I mean*

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by iFish Guest on Jun. 20, 2013

Due to this lake not holding any walleye im aware this comment may be unnecessary i just wanted to post it anyway so here it is. I honestly think that they should outlaw the netting of thousands of walleye a year. Its not fair to anyone trying to fish or repopulate a lake and its really quite a shame because you see alot of the netters and they throw away a LOT of perfectly good sized fish because they died and started rotting the net after being trapped for days on end.

by Roncor71 on Jun. 16, 2013

A HotSpot Marker was added for Goose Lake (near Whitecourt)
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by Quade on Jun. 9, 2013

@pikester I agree... However the perch are still there, just have to know where to find them. They always move in the summer and come back in the winter. The pike populations are increasing aswell.

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by iFish Guest on Jun. 9, 2013

@pikester I agree. However the perch are still there just have to know where to find them.

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by Pikster on Jun. 8, 2013

To the last guest, I am not surprised to hear this. It seems that the moment this province has an abundance of good sized fish at a lake everyone seems to migrate over and overfish it. Limiting everyone to 5 perch would be a good option however we know this wont happen until it's too late. What a shame. Look what happened to Walleye populations. They may be up again in some areas but give everyone the chance to keep them and you'll end up with the same problem of over fishing. This is my opinion and it is not my intent to offend responsible fisherman/women. many entries I review talk about the good old days when there was an abundance of all species. We have to take some responsibility in this and do our part.

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by iFish Guest on Jun. 6, 2013

Perch are gone . Was fished pretty hard last year . Few and far between not worth the drive

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by iFish Guest on May. 19, 2013

beautiful windless morning on Saturday. Shore fishing from dock produced 4 medium sized pike. Perch are not biting or relocated away from dock. Water levels appear to be about the same. hope this year brings a lot of good fishing weather. Stay safe in the water and on the highways everyone!

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by Janet on Mar. 28, 2013

How's. the perch fishing been ?

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by 2lbperch on Mar. 18, 2013

Thanks for the quick feedback, can't wait to catch a few jumbos

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by iFish Guest on Mar. 18, 2013

You can drive down the boat launch and right on to the lake. We were there 2 weeks ago and there was 2.5 feet of ice still. Not sure about now but have had freezing temps since. Caught lots of pike 1 perch.

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by iFish Guest on Mar. 18, 2013

Is the lake accessible by truck? I would like to give it a shot this weekend

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by iFish Guest on Feb. 25, 2013

pretty decent perch on green grubs/mealworms

by Kevinc2323 on Feb. 8, 2013

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by Kevinc2323 on Feb. 8, 2013

Nice pike to the right of the boat launch and two perch'

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by iFish Guest on Feb. 3, 2013

Great lake got my limit and nice pearch and jack

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by Weekendwarrior on Jan. 18, 2013

Catchin 20" perch all day long baby whheeeeuuuuu

by Kevinc2323 on Jan. 16, 2013

Did well for pike'
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by Kevinc23 on Jan. 12, 2013

Caught lots of pike' one over 9lb's' a few decent perch as well

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by jposavec on Jan. 4, 2013

has anyone been icefishing for perch lately?

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by Crystal on Dec. 27, 2012

Caught lots and all the perch hide far from the dock caught a huge perch this summer

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by Pikster on Oct. 18, 2012

Fishing off the dock for 3 hours not a single nibble. Looks like the perch moved on or been fished out.

by Wheels on Jul. 27, 2012

by Gomer55 on May. 31, 2012

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by Pikster on Apr. 23, 2012

Does anyone know if the ice is gone on the lake yet?

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by Fishfryguy on Feb. 23, 2012

Have caught many perch in jan and feb- 8-10 inches. Seen bigger though. Great to see them back in this lake!

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by Billybob50 on Jan. 18, 2012

Has anyone caught any perch at goose lately

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by Clint.K on Jul. 31, 2011

Went out July 31st for about 4 hrs, no bites,came out empty handed . Just wondering if the lake had winter killed. Had fun.

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by Ita4life on May. 30, 2011

Great lake small dock We caught 7 hammer handles in about 25 minutes . Then the bigger guys starting up walked away with a 5.5 lb 78cm long. All in all a good fun day with my little bro

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