Cold Lake Fishing Reports & Feedback

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by Mik60 on May. 22, 2019

Was out fishing on the long weekend caught 73 cm northern pike and a 60 cm lake trout cool weather! Lots of fishermen ! Slow action!

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by Nawtpro on May. 15, 2019

No. You can keep 3 as long as there over the minimum length. You can clearly read this in the regulations.

by GPM on May. 15, 2019

do you need a tag for walleye in coldlake❓

by Cajed1 on May. 12, 2019

Nope been him for over a week

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by Titan3 on May. 9, 2019

Any ice left on lake?

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by BigFish838383 on Apr. 30, 2019

Still almost completely frozen over. Probably be a couple weeks yet especially with this cold weather.

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by TTTM on Apr. 30, 2019

can anyone report if open water for boat yet?

by Tootall83 on Mar. 22, 2019

West side of sand bar at long bay I walked yesterday and its sketch..but seemed to be at least 2 ft ice everywhere else. I'm still taking sled out tomorrow. Stay on safe side

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by Silverline18 on Mar. 21, 2019

Anyone know what the ice is like ?

by Tootall83 on Mar. 20, 2019

I'm going out tomorrow I can update in the am

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by Nicole Smith on Mar. 20, 2019

How is the ice condition?

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by stanthefisherman on Mar. 18, 2019

Much snow left on the lake? Was debating on if i should take the sled or quad on the ice this weekend. Thanks

by GP98 on Mar. 14, 2019

Ice Report: 24 in
Off the Provincial Park point.

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by Eqbal on Mar. 14, 2019

Anybody have an ice report for March 14/2019. A few buddies and myself would like to come down and ice fis. Thanks

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by FishFinder89 on Mar. 14, 2019

Anyone know if anyone’s been catching perch off provincial boat launch area this winter?

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by FishFinder89 on Mar. 14, 2019

Anyone know if anyone

by Tysflys on Mar. 12, 2019

Any tips/spots for whitefish/burbs? I tried off the pump station yesterday. Marked fish but no luck...

by redneckfishnalbertan on Mar. 6, 2019

You might wanna try out by the marina. You will see I trailer try there perfect conditions under ice for burbs

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by skabs on Mar. 3, 2019

Heading out on Tuesday, first timers, anybody know snow condition on the ice? I'm hoping to catch some burbs, anybody had any recent luck with them? Thanks

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by K8Clarke on Feb. 18, 2019

Hey everyone

by Fishizzle44 on Feb. 17, 2019

Got my Mitsubishi Lancer out but my cousin got stuck in his Ford Escape, the difference of good and bad tires

by Tootall83 on Feb. 16, 2019

The snow isn't too deep. Depends where lol so I saw a awd car at French bay. Good tracks there. Provincial is ok going to trout spots. But that's all iwould trust. Marina should have good beaten down track by now. I went from French bay to provincial in my 1/2 ton with duratrack tires and there are ice shards so you wouldn't wanna venture there

by Fishizzle44 on Feb. 15, 2019

Does anyone know what the lake access is like, I’m wondering if an awd car with good tires would be capable

by redneckfishnalbertan on Feb. 15, 2019

Hi total 83 I'm heading out there again I'd sure appreciate a map if you dont mind. jerrodc1967@gmail.com thanks

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by doylejhansen on Feb. 14, 2019

attention: Tootall83 ... I have read thousands of fishing sites over the years and very, very rarely someone like you steps out and helps out a couple fisherman with real fishing information ... everyone wants to keep everything so secretive .... good things happen to good people ... have a wonderful long weekend ... doyle

by Tootall83 on Feb. 13, 2019

Ok lets start with email. Mine is Chevyhunter350@hotmail.com Then can get each others names for messenger and i can send ya a map of what's what and where to go

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by justintime36294 on Feb. 13, 2019

Total 83 ... So the provincial park you speak of would be the best way to access the lake to? Is there a way on here to DM you on here. I have a a question about which bays are which . And I could probably ask a few more questions cause you seem to be in the game of actually being helpful to people who don't really know the lake . TIA !

by Tootall83 on Feb. 12, 2019

No problem. I check this often so got any more questions or need help let me know

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by justintime36294 on Feb. 12, 2019

Totall83 that's awesome I really really appreciate that info . Saves gas and a trip for nothing . I'm stoked to explore the area and thanks for the hazards lol I never leave home without my shovel. I'll post an update on how we do on our first trip to Cold lake

by redneckfishnalbertan on Feb. 12, 2019

No heaves that I seen theres about 22 inches of ice . Thanks totally for your update I'm heading back there in a week. Seen alot of big pike hope to hook up on one I can mount . As for lake trout ya got a good spot . Much appreciated

by Tootall83 on Feb. 11, 2019

Justintime if u want guaranteed fish, pike anyways, provincial park is where u wanna be. So thats the boat launch which if you were coming on highway 55 from the west and go through the lights past the Tim hortons/pizza 73, and keep driving until you hit the lake. Anywhere in that bay in 2 to 10 feet of water you will find them. Only place to be careful is the sandbar, if you google map it and satellite image you will see where it is between th bays. As far as heaves I sledded the whole west side on Friday and saw none. I got an average of 2 ft of ice in the bays. You will be fine with your explorer on the tracks. Bring s shovel if needed..not alot of snow on the lake. Couple feet thr odd big drift. I saw cars on at French bay as well. Thag probbaly has the best beaten paths

by BeerBabesBurbot on Feb. 11, 2019

How much ice there redneckshin? Much for heaves on the lake right now?

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by justintime36294 on Feb. 11, 2019

Hi all, looking to head up to cold Lake for the first time. The wife wants to do this for our Valentine's trip. I'm not looking for honey holes or anything. I'm just looking for what I should be prepared for. I have a few questions like can I bring my Ford escape and be ok staying on the main tracks? We will be staying in cold Lake Town . So if anyone has any pointers or advice please feel free to guide me in the right direction. I'm lookin for any and all species . I just want to experience a half decent fishery not to far from Edmonton. Tia !

by redneckfishnalbertan on Feb. 10, 2019

Was out yesterday 400 yards in front of marina. Drove on in half ton truck. Managed to catch 2 Lakers both an inch to short. Great day though lots on camera

by Tootall83 on Feb. 8, 2019

I took the skidoo from marina to French bay and back. Only sketchy spot was out from provincial park first point where the trout fishers are, actually a little more out by the hump. There was a crack and flood water

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by Mike1986AB on Feb. 8, 2019

Has anyone driven a half ton (or bigger) out to Garnet Point or out from the Marina yet on Cold Lake? French Bay was around 18" where I was two weeks ago but didn't notice anyone driving out near the point. Thank you.

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by tremblett24 on Jan. 26, 2019

Anyone having and luck with burbot

by GP98 on Jan. 26, 2019

Ice Report: 18 in
18 inches off the provincial park

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by adam_gamble_outdoors on Jan. 26, 2019

Have been out to Cold Lake for a few trips, fishing has been slower than I would like, but still catching a handful of decent lake trout. 80-100 feet of water, watermelon coloured tubes and small soft plastic baits seem to be producing well.

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by Black_wolf2019 on Jan. 21, 2019

I usually do well with the lakers in the summer and might try for them this winter along with burbs. Usually catch lots of pike here too and caught a decent walleye once. Never got any here yet but I may have a clue as to where the perch and whites are. Anyone catch anything recently?

by Small-fish on Jan. 20, 2019

Does anyone know if you can rent a shack on the ice here?

by Packersfan on Jan. 12, 2019

10 to 12 inches of ice just off of park launch about 500 yards off shore

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by Outdoorgal on Jan. 12, 2019

Side by side went through the ice at English Bay this morning

by Tootall83 on Jan. 10, 2019

Only stayed in shallows for an hour ish.. small perch and pike. Pike were aggressive. Went out to 100 ftw had nibbles but none to surface, but I suck at trout so far lol

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by Hookset on Jan. 9, 2019

Thanks for the ice update Tootall! How was the fishing?

by Tootall83 on Jan. 9, 2019

Alrighty so drilled hole 20 ft past boat launch and 7 inches ice. Followed thr bay to the right almost to the sand bar and there was 18 inches ice. Went to the sand bar and only 2 to 3 inches of ice. Went out to where people trout fish just outside the bay and 10 inches .

by Tootall83 on Jan. 8, 2019

Heading out on the lake in the morning, will give update on ice depths.

by TylerC on Jan. 5, 2019

Ice Report: 7 in
Provincial park bay.

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by clfishguy on Jan. 3, 2019

lots of trucks and sleds on the ice today went out to the first point ice measured 14 inches at French bay and there were still more people further then me id say the ice is decent at French bay

by redneckfishnalbertan on Dec. 31, 2018

Skidoos fine and remember a truck fell through a week ago. Its 12 inches in some places 6 in others.. best bet walk a line out about 100 yards and drill every 10 to 15 yards.

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