Calling Lake Fishing Reports & Feedback

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Average of 232 ratings as of Dec. 3, 2017

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by BlackPanther on Dec. 3, 2017

How's the fishing here?!and is there whitefish in this lake ?

by Cph on Nov. 25, 2017

Ice Report: 8 in
Average is 7.5 ” of rock hard, ice.

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by Wstrncdn5time on Sep. 5, 2017

There was a billion midge flies everywhere, driving everyone crazy flying into your face and eyes. The South side of the lake had a thick bloom of algea that was really gross. Hope next weekend is better. I hear the fishing is great and perch are big if you can find them

by Chad_Fen on Aug. 9, 2017

Thinking about making a trip out this winter. Hows the perch fishing here?

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by Lester D on Jul. 30, 2017

A light breeze pushed a crud line of blue-green algae through us that was so thick,our jigs couldn't go through it without extra weights. There was also an extreme current running from east to west. Once we fought through those 2 distractions,the walleye fishing was great with both minnows and leeches. Not sure I want to go back there for a while though. I hate having to clean the dried algae off my boat.

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by Fishing2016 on Jul. 29, 2017

Anyone knows is there fishing off the shore or dock?

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by RodneyMc on Jul. 10, 2017

walley were biting on 5 of diamonds and red devil go figure

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by RodneyMc on Jul. 10, 2017

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by Ratsack on Jun. 22, 2017

How is the shore fishing at Calling Lake? Any recommendations for good spots?

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by goosehunter on Jun. 16, 2017

Walleye are biting good on jigs and green frog spinners. Bought a custom made frog Bucktail at Mad Trapper.ca on line and it works awesome. A lot of smaller Pike but nothing big.

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by Weeman on Jun. 16, 2017

Yes netting is huge in calling and slave lake to, it's a crime if you ask me absolutely disgusting

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by Lester D on Jun. 16, 2017

Steady walleye and jack on minnows. It still puzzles me as to why there is a zero jack limit here. Is there over netting,and in some cases that I have seen,nets left in and not retrieved. This is devastating to the fish in that area.

by rod.ers on May. 17, 2017

Has the ice left? Anyone been to the lake

by Big pike on Mar. 25, 2017

Ice Report: 38 in
Ice is thick all over. Need an extension to break thru in most places

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by Big pike on Mar. 25, 2017

Some of the best Walleye fishing in years on Calling Lake in the last few weeks. Great to see that again.

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by Tjp on Feb. 26, 2017

Slow day yesterday. Not much walleye action. Lots of whites on camera but not interested in anything...bring extension lots of ice!

by Binky on Feb. 2, 2017

Ice Report: 30 in
Volkswagen point

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by FishingADDIKT on Jan. 27, 2017

Anyone been out lately? Any perch?

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by kurtis2611 on Jan. 11, 2017

Got a 70cm pike in about 20 mins or shallow water just a little ways form the boat launch terrible weather today

by kurtis2611 on Jan. 11, 2017

Ice Report: 2 ft
Lots of ice 2ft +

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by FISHY-FINGER on Jan. 9, 2017

How is the access by truck onto the ice?

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by kurtis2611 on Aug. 20, 2016

Wrecked a prop off the first boat launch as you come in but lots of activity on the lake blue alge is in full effect

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by Outdoornut72 on Aug. 16, 2016

I've been fishing this lake for 20 yrs and this past weekend was the best I've ever done, my fianc and I fished for 5 1/2hrs and caught 39, of which 5 were between 5 and 7lbs, only 3 were keepers, awesome day

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by Giby on Aug. 16, 2016

I ve been fishing this lake for 6 years now. I have never been skunked on this lake. 5 of us fished for 2 solid days and only caught 1 fish. We went by the ranger station, boat launch and Volkswagen point. I think the natives netted this lake a bit to hard this year.

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by Jaw jacker on Jul. 25, 2016

Fished the whole weekend. Covered pretty much the whole lake. Nothing but a couple small Pike. Lake needs a rest. Saw about 10 boats in one spot. This place is over fished

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by Angler2016 on Jun. 15, 2016

Went out there yesterday. Spend the whole afternoon, from 1pm to 6pm to be specific. The four of us caught nothing but one pike!!!!

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by Daddy Daycare on Mar. 13, 2016

Fished the lake on Saturday (March 12) for the first time. Found out the hard way that it can be very shallow, even 300 meters from shore. Hitting rocks/sand turned my new gas auger into a paperweight until I sharpen the blades. Luckily I brought a spare hand auger. We fished off the boat launch then another 700m to the west, both places in about 5' of water (ice 18-24" with slush on top). Target fish were eyes and burbot, fishing from 3:30-8:00pm. Didn't have any action until sunset when we landed 3 nice pike... which are back in the lake.

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by rooster800 on Feb. 19, 2016

My name is Darren Spent 4 days on the lake starting January 29th we had a nice hot that we had heater in it so we spent a lot of time out there caught one pike but you can't keep it so we had to put it back and that was all we caught in four days of fishing tried it again two weeks later nothing absolutely nothing this lake is being over fish by nets in 2015 we were only allowed one wall I between 45 and 55 centimeters and no pike I believe in 2016 coming up we won't be allowed to keep anything but perch or white fish or burbot it's sad to see what's happening to this lake

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by Bird hunter on Feb. 7, 2016

Fished hard for 5 hours stayed till dark caught one Jack and lost two never seen a fish on the Camera. Bueatiful weather and thre water is real clear

by Joey Allan on Jan. 8, 2016

Where are the walleye and whitefish biting ? Heading out there tomorrow!hoping to get some advice on where?? Maybe even perch! Freezer is empty!

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by Always-Fishing on Dec. 29, 2015

I have heard that there are whitefish being caught through the ice on the sand banks in the south east corner of the lake...can anyone confirm this?

by J man on Dec. 27, 2015

Ice Report: 12 in

by RDavey031 on Dec. 24, 2015

Does anyone have ice conditions or fishing conditions??

by Chichanator on Dec. 19, 2015

Anyone know how the ice is right now?

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by fisherjo on Jul. 25, 2015

According to the 2015 regulations at Calling Lake pike limit is 0 not 1.

by Mooser1993 on Jul. 22, 2015

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by TheRook on Jul. 13, 2015

Campsite packed but going to fish so who cares. Found the spot our 2nd day. Got our keepers and some 4.5 pounders. We'll get her next time.

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by kerri on Jun. 29, 2015

Good day! Any luck fishing this summer? Also, how is the campsite, heard that its quite small with close to no sites?

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by stoneflier on Mar. 1, 2015

Drive your sports car on to the lake. 4" of snow with drifts to 10" on south and west sides of lake.

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by stoneflier on Mar. 1, 2015

Easy access to lake via PP big boat launch, graded to lake

by Big blue on Feb. 1, 2015

It's odd that ice was well over 22" few weeks ago and now barely 4 inches thick...some reports are bit phony

by Big blue on Feb. 1, 2015

A HotSpot Marker was added for Calling Lake
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by Big blue on Feb. 1, 2015

A HotSpot Marker was added for Calling Lake
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by wallynuts on Feb. 1, 2015

I have a feeling the local people are the ones that blocked of the areas to get on the ice . All the years I have fished there its the first time that they did that. Someone should get out and move them I guess. Just as well because that lake is not safe to drive on with a truck . Maybe a few weeks. Not many people bother fishing this lake anymore

by iFish Guest on Jan. 28, 2015

Ice Report: 4 in
I just pulled a truck out of lake on north end not too far from rock island river. There was only 4to5 in where he went thru. About 4 feet of water.

by fishing1199 on Jan. 25, 2015

We were out this past weekend an could not drive the on the ice from either boat launches, we had to drive into the town. Once we found where we could drive on the ice in town past the gas station, this was the only location we found. we started fishing for Walleye and for 3 hours we did not see a thing. Oh well that's fishing

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by Lester D on Jan. 22, 2015

Who and why did the 2 entry points on Poplar Street and by the log house get blocked off?

by Weldon on Jan. 19, 2015

Does anyone know if you can drive on the lake?

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by Mike6289 on Jan. 16, 2015

Thanks dura

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by Duramax01 on Jan. 14, 2015

Super slow. landed 1 nice pike in am. Action didn't get going until 2pm. had a couple small wally's to the hole, but couldn't ice them. broke the line twice...both heavy fish.

by Mike6289 on Jan. 13, 2015

How was fishing dura..?

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by Duramax01 on Jan. 13, 2015

We were out on Friday during the -31C, could get into the park but there was no tracks heading out...other than quad/sled. Average ice 22", but found a couple at only 8". We ended up walking out from radio tower road.

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by Goldenboy71 on Jan. 12, 2015

A group of 3 people Pulled in 2 walleye : both keepers. A couple good bites. Enjoyed the lake to ourselves. Hard to believe no other people fishing???

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by Shutdownbypass on Jan. 11, 2015

Is the provincial park open to allow lake access in winter? I was there after end of camping season a couple years ago and the whole park was locked up

by Goldenboy71 on Jan. 11, 2015

Ice Report: 22 in
South west

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by Mike6289 on Dec. 31, 2014

Is the water clear? Anybody caught whites?

by A1963 on Dec. 21, 2014

Ice Report: 10 in
8" of good ice. 2-4" of crap ice. Flood water in spots

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by Papa perch on Oct. 21, 2014

It was slow couple jackfish but when can you say you when fishing in October 19 and it was 16 c out on the lake it still was a great day fishing hope we can do it this weekend

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by Papa perch on Oct. 18, 2014

Going fishing tomorrow I'll let you know how it was its going to be a good day

by MervDebi on Sep. 13, 2014

Sept 13 jigging 40' using minnows Great afternoon

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by MervDebi on Sep. 13, 2014

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by marken on Sep. 12, 2014

Was also wondering if anybody has been up their? How bad is the algae?

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by MervDebi on Sep. 10, 2014

Any one been up? If so any luck?

by Zwen on Aug. 31, 2014

Just so others know, it's pretty hard to canoe fish in this lake because it's huge! Something I wish I had known. Definitely need a good boat to get to any good places.

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by Outdoornut72 on Aug. 17, 2014

The algae was terrible, but the fishing was awesome, much better in the early morning hrs then in the evening, got our keepers by 10:30 am

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by Papa perch on Aug. 15, 2014

The Algae and the green blue algae is very very bad and fishing is slow

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by Lester D on Aug. 4, 2014

Depending on the wind direction, the algae can pile up and be real stinky. If you fish away from those areas, you can catch some nice slot walleye and some chunky jacks on jigs and minnows.

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by Lester D on Aug. 4, 2014

by Wolfmanxxx on Aug. 1, 2014

Lots of algae

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by Firemanespo on Jul. 27, 2014

Is there blue/green algae?

by Broken_Bonsai on Jul. 23, 2014

65cm Pike about 100 feet off shore. Real beauty!
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by FroDaddy327 on Jul. 23, 2014

The water is disgusting. Don't bring your kids here. Walleye fishing is decent but I wouldn't let a rat swim in that water

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by sberwick on Jul. 14, 2014

Good day, caught a 70cm walleye just out from the boat launch with a silver spoon while trolling

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by Stew-kuzz on Jul. 10, 2014

Fished yesterday. Fishing was a bit slow and wind picked up in the afternoon. Still got our keeper walleye and pike. Probably caught 50 fish between the 2 of us in about 5 hrs. Pike and walleye mixed bag.

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by FishinPhil on Jul. 5, 2014

Big Jack caught and lots of Walleye hitting the rod.

by FishinPhil on Jul. 5, 2014

A HotSpot Marker was added for Calling Lake
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by J man on Jul. 3, 2014

The lake is up this year. Lots of weekend warriors but fishing is steady.

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by Mooser93 on Jun. 23, 2014

They netted the lake this past winter. Why would they do that. Fish restrictions 1 fish now, price to stay $30.00 a night.

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by Lester D on Jun. 19, 2014

Caught close to 80 walleye in a 4 hour period. All were very healthy and several were in the 60-70 cm range. Some males didn't appear to have spawned yet which was strange. For whatever reason, we could not find a jack. Where are they hiding?

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by flyofdestiny on Jun. 2, 2014

Out for 4 hours on Sunday, 1 keeper, 2 over 24" and one short. Slow fishing water temperature 50℉

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by Walleye99 on Mar. 11, 2014

Very slow lake, was out on Saturday, one bite all day caught a pike. No good stories going around about this lake. Seen three fish on camera all day. Tried three different spots with no luck.

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by wallynuts on Mar. 10, 2014

How are the driving conditions on Calling

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by Walleye slayer 1 on Mar. 9, 2014

March 9 2014 Fished all day one keeper walleye and one bite. Barely anybody fishing and can see why, stay home and save the gas.

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by Walleye slayer 1 on Mar. 9, 2014

Walleye slayer-march 9 2014

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by Bui on Feb. 5, 2014

This lake any good?

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by iFish Guest on Feb. 5, 2014

Any good for burbs and white fish?

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by Big perch on Feb. 3, 2014

Gow much black ice and how much white ice? From 16"

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by iFish Guest on Jan. 20, 2014

Went out on Saturday. Was the first person to drive onto the lake this year. Ice is about 16" thick. Had quite a but of overflow going on by the boat launch. Fished all day. Only one Nice walleye. Drove all over the lake. Would recommend waiting till it gets colder.

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by iFish Guest on Jan. 18, 2014

Anyone been out there yet. How's the ice. Any big pike yet.

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by iFish Guest on Jan. 17, 2014

Can a fella drive on the lake from boat launch area ?? how thick is ice ??

by Samtip on Jan. 4, 2014

20 lb pike 7 feet water
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by iFish Guest on Jan. 3, 2014

2 of the entry ways we checked were impassible because of heaves and drifted snow. 2 of us lugged our gear over the snow and through the overflow until we hit 8-9 feet of water. By then it was 11:00 o'clock. We had 40 minutes of non-stop jack hits. Kept our 2, one 72 and one 87 cm. Then we slogged our way back thinking one of us may be calling 911. Believe me, sleds are the only way to go. Oh, they were hitting jigs and minnows. I'm pretty sure we missed the morning walleye bite.

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by A1963 on Dec. 26, 2013

Fished the 3km along the shore out front the park, 4'-20' of water. Caught one pike on a tip up and seen a single walleye.

by A1963 on Dec. 23, 2013

Ice Report: 10 in
Decent ice. No flood water. Ice maintained same thickness every where we went

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by Hanks picks on Dec. 22, 2013

Anyone been ice fishing here this winter?

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by Preston on Sep. 17, 2013

They're biting again, big time. They're very "depth specific" this year-more than I've ever seen there. Do a search, drop some waypoints, hook on a 3oz bottom bouncer and spinner/worm harness and hang on! Just make sure you stay in the "depth zone".

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by Smoke on Aug. 19, 2013

Have not located any blue green algae on the lake. Slow compared to past years but the lake is up a couple feet. Fish are still here. Good luck.

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by iFish Guest on Aug. 12, 2013

Blue Green Algae warning again this year....Hard to believe in a lake this size!.

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by Soley326 on Jul. 12, 2013

Forgot to comment. Love this lake. Fished for 2 days July 7, 8. Caught plenty of walleye in 6 - 7 feet trolling. My brother had 9 in an hour and a half. Lots of fun. Glad they lowered the limit though. Hopefully lake stays like this for years to come.

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by iFish Guest on Jul. 5, 2013

I was just there for a week, the fishing is definitely slower than the past couple of years but still fish to catch. Early mornings and evening just out front of campsite worked out pretty well. We would just drift!!

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by Bush on Jul. 5, 2013

5 to 7 FOW the fishing is awesome except 75% fish caught are over the size limit. They are biting on minnows

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by iFish Guest on Jul. 1, 2013

man I remember fishing this lake when I was younger we never had a slow day, real sad to see this happen again.

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by iFish Guest on Jun. 25, 2013

Slow.lake has slowed right down due to pressure I hope they close it next year.

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by Lakeisle1 on Jun. 9, 2013

Slow fishing everywhere caught 5 fish in 3 days

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by iFish Guest on Jun. 8, 2013

Fished all day got one pike very slow!!!

by Chrismac on May. 26, 2013

There's a rock to the left of the small boat launch, about 40 yards out. Wrecked my prop last year...
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by Scotty doh on May. 25, 2013

Walleye
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by iFish Guest on May. 25, 2013

Ice was off last weekend. Ready to go for June 1!!!!!

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by iFish Guest on Mar. 31, 2013

Calling closed march one

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by Hungry4e on Mar. 31, 2013

1 pike a good 4hr of fishing. Where did they all go? 12-15ft of water I guess I wasn't at the right spot.

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by iFish Guest on Mar. 24, 2013

Tough going at Calling. Caught a cople of jacks and 4 walleye in 6 hours. Hard 20 minute walk to find 12 feet of water. Tons of snow and no way any truck would make it up there. Ski doo would be great

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by iFish Guest on Mar. 10, 2013

Not much talk about this lake anymore. How are the walleye biting around the tower. Lots of ice?

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by iFish Guest on Feb. 18, 2013

Has anyone been out as of late? Still driving out fine? A lot of flood water on other lakes in the area with this last warm spell ..Did calling get hit bad too?

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by Bush on Feb. 10, 2013

Lots of snow and ruts but with a good 4x4 it's accessible. Fished today from 8 till 4 and not a single bite between the 5 of us

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by iFish Guest on Feb. 10, 2013

Hows it up there? Can you drive anywhyere on the lake and are the walleye around

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by iFish Guest on Feb. 5, 2013

thinking about going up for 1st time ,any advice on where to go for perch and walleyes ?

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by Tacoma on Jan. 19, 2013

Was out last weekend.. Tried 3' to 25' of water and only saw nothing. Water was clear. The old guy we ran into who lived on the lake said fishing was very poor right now so not worth the drive! Don't bother with this lake!

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by Fishery on Jan. 6, 2013

Fishing is five star!

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by Fellowfisher on Jan. 5, 2013

Oh ya. And the ice was good for driving but the entrance onto the lake was a mess. Lots of trucks getting stuck.

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by Fellowfisher on Jan. 5, 2013

Well I hit it pretty hard for two full days. One really nice walleye on day one and one descent pike on day two. Really slow fishing but well worth it for anyone trying to get that early January walleye. Hoping it gets hot in feb.

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by perch sniper on Jan. 4, 2013

Thinking of heading out to calling...anybody have any good spots they want to share??

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by Ryan on Jan. 4, 2013

Heading there in the am!! Anyone know the thickness of the ice and if its safe to drive on??

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by Fellowfisher on Jan. 2, 2013

I'm gonna head out tomorrow. First time back since the summer. Any tips? Seems like a mixed review on whether or not it's safe to drive on yet.

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by Walleye on Jan. 1, 2013

Fishing is great, got a couple perch, a whitefish, and two fat 54cm eyes. Drove the truck right on.

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by Willow leaf on Dec. 29, 2012

Fishing is very slow last two days. Best luck with walleye in 6' or less right before dark. Overflow in some areas and 10" of ice max thickness.

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by Lester on Dec. 19, 2012

The graders have blocked off some of the entries. Moose horn has a heave right at the entry point so without sleds it is difficult together to fishing areas. A foot of snow and floodwater makes it even worse. Hopefully the graders will clear entry onto the ice soon. Good luck if you can get on.

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by Fish killer on Dec. 4, 2012

Foot thick in most areas, I wouldn't drive on till jan.

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by Gisherman on Dec. 4, 2012

Any ice reports? Good for driving on

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by Fish killer on Nov. 30, 2012

Got my limit if perch, walleye, and pike 1 white and 1 burb. I couldn't believe it man. Best fishing I've ever seen. I was throwing jumbo perch and walkeye back like crazy. And whitefish, burb omg!

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by Walleyehunter on Oct. 29, 2012

Are you still able to get on this lake or is it frozen over. I put my big boat away but was hoping to take the little tinner out this weekend for one last open water trip this year.

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by Walleyehunter on Sep. 27, 2012

Good call on washing the boat, Reef. I think a lot of people underestimate how important this is.

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by Reef on Sep. 26, 2012

Was there Sept. 23-24 did not catch any thing again but noticed a lot of the dreaded blue-green algae floating in the water. So I hope no-one eats to much poisoned fish and they wash there boats before jumping in another lake.

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by Walleyehunter on Sep. 24, 2012

I was there yesterday. Caught 50 to 60 walleyes. It's encouraging to see that they're looking nice and healthy again, even the under-slot guys are looking good. No big pike anymore, or so it seems, I never caught even one. Here's hoping that this fine fishery is on its way to recovery.

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by Reef on Sep. 10, 2012

Went this past sunday nothing nada. Tried all over son had one hit and lost it reeling in.

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by Brown on Aug. 21, 2012

Went the last couple days and have tried everything, very slow went from ten feet to twenty jigs, minnows, trolling..... Not to sure what to do. Any hints

by JMB on Aug. 13, 2012

Two of us hooked about 6 walleye each fishing near the inlet.
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by Jake on Aug. 11, 2012

Was there today, fished for nine hours. Tried Volkswagen point with jigs and minnows, and also in front of the main launch. There were 3 of us and we managed 5-6 fish including 2 jack. Definatley not characteristic of calling. Super slow, tried everything.

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by Brian on Aug. 8, 2012

Is the lake still full of algae??

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by Rhino on Aug. 6, 2012

Caught our limit yesterday...but the fishing was as slow as I've ever seen there. We still probably caught 30-35 fish between 4 of us.

by a frayed knot on Aug. 4, 2012

A HotSpot Marker was added for Calling Lake
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by Smoke on Aug. 3, 2012

Lake is quite green. Didn't stop the big eye. Took about 10 minutes right in front of our house.

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by Dickweed on Aug. 2, 2012

Had a few really good days last week alot of nice 5-8 lb walleye

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by M8der on Jul. 27, 2012

Fishing has slowed down big time. Spent the last 4 days there and nothing that great. The lake is really green and smells too. The fish aren't very good to eat either taste really slimy

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by CLTremblay on Jul. 26, 2012

Thinking of heading up there this saturday, how's the fishing right now? Any good spots? I'm looking to catch a couple of nice eyes. Appreciate any input or feedback. Thanks!

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by Big Stink on Jul. 26, 2012

Lake is full Of Blue Green alge and it's thick don't waste your time at this lake anymore this year seen a few dead white fish floating as well

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by WalleyeSlayer on Jul. 21, 2012

Thanks Smoke

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by Smoke on Jul. 21, 2012

Trailer your boat. Wind can come up in a matter of minutes and then your hooped. I've been down that road and it sucks!

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by WalleyeSlayer on Jul. 19, 2012

Can you beach boat overnight or better to trailer it Thanks

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by Skunkerqueen on Jul. 19, 2012

Was there on Tuesday. Has really slowed down. Caught 4 walleye in about 4 hrs. Mine was too small of course and couldn't keep it!

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by WalleyeSlayer on Jul. 18, 2012

Buddy just canceled on me don't know if I will go alone

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by WalleyeSlayer on Jul. 18, 2012

Thanls for the info,Saw Pete and Angelo fishing off VW point got to go I'm in a red LUND 1400Fury see you on the 24th

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by Fish Fear Me on Jul. 17, 2012

Hey thanks Walleye Slayer, I will definetly look into those campgrounds, either there or we will head into northern Sask. I have been told that Calling is a great fishing lake though....

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by Fabz on Jul. 17, 2012

Sorry it's on your other left! Lol

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by Fabz on Jul. 17, 2012

Was there last weekend and fishing was awesome! So many big fish was hard to find small ones in the slot size. Volkswagen point. Get there early to get a site, fills up fast. I'm going back this weekend! Site 63. You can get ice and bait a Katz gas bar, just keep heading north past park and it's on your left about 10 min drive!

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by Walleye Slayer on Jul. 14, 2012

Hi Fish fear me rock island lake and Orloff have camping

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by Walleye Slayer on Jul. 14, 2012

Anyone been fishing Calling Lake latelyHeading up that way on July 24th Anywhere near to get supplies. ice Bait Thanks

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by Fish Fear Me on Jul. 2, 2012

Is there only one campground at calling lake?

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by Smoke on Jun. 24, 2012

Poplar fuzz was flying. That's a good sign. We released some really nice walleye. One hit after another. Good fishing and good luck .

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by burbotman14 on Jun. 18, 2012

I completely agree with you Smoke. Every time I go up their I pick a spot where the closest person is at least 100-200 yards away. After catching a couple fish, I look around and see three or four boats trolling or anchored quite close to us, many within an easy casting range. There has been several occasions where people see were catching fish so they do a drift in front of us and do not start up the motor or move until they are 10 feet in front of us. A couple times people had trouble starting their motor and we had to push them aside from hitting the front of our boat. I always just chuckle when these things happen but people must realize there are spots everywhere on this lake to catch plenty of fish and if everyone goes out on the lake with respect for one another people will have a better time on the water.

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by Smoke on Jun. 18, 2012

Never did I say it's my lake. Just saying if you pull close enough to cast in my boat you should back away a bit. The lake is more than big enough for all fishermen. Show each other a little respect and we can all have fun. But that's how I was raised maybe I'm wrong.

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by Masamike on Jun. 18, 2012

Went out on the weekend with some buddys. Lots of pickerel, mostly to small one to big. Kept 3 hard to find ones in the keeping range. Got 1 big pike (40") trolling with green/orange/yellow rapela seemed to work the best.

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by Walleyehunter on Jun. 18, 2012

Hey Smoke, I guess people don't realize that you own the lake. Maybe you should wave a banner or get the regulations to state: "it's prohibited to fish within 1km of Smoke." I don't like it when people are on my spots or getting too close either but what can I say, I don't own the lake.

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by Smoke on Jun. 17, 2012

Fishing was good. Other fishermen are getting to be a problem . Do you have to get so close ? Do you have to follow my every move. A little respect would be nice!

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by Smoke on Jun. 16, 2012

Wind from the south. Should be good to go.

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by Badger on Jun. 14, 2012

Lake was really windy keeping fishermen off caught a few no big ones just good shore lunch ones :)

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by Pickster on Jun. 12, 2012

What is fishing from shoreline like? Happy fishing!

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by Rob on Jun. 11, 2012

Fishing was great, still some skinny fish tho.. Some leisions on a few. Somethin needs to be done about the baitfish issue

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by louie on Jun. 10, 2012

what does the boat launch look like this year?

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by Swamp on Jun. 3, 2012

Fished for 3 hours on the evening of opening day, caught 16 walleye and 2 pike. Kept 3 walleye and 1 pike. None of the walleye were much more than 5 pounds And most were under the slot size. Both pike were about 70cm. All fish were healthy with no sign of the sores and lesions we were seeing last year. Minnows and leeches worked best. Caught nothing on worms.

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by Theoutdorsman on Jun. 3, 2012

Went out on opening day for about 7 hours 2 of us caught 17 fish one 7 lb walleye and lots under sized. Only 2 jacks was hard to fish wind was bad.

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by Schnidy on Jun. 2, 2012

Was out there today, 4 of us got 4 keepers guy beside us got a 13 lb jack that was fun to watch since he was by himself!

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by Dean on Jun. 2, 2012

Went out opening day between myself and my buddy got 16 walleye and about 20 pike , we kept 3 walleye between us 54cm, 52cm and 46 cm . The rest were over and under limit size . There were about 15 to 20 boats around and it looked like there were all getting fish . We were fishing from noon to about 1900 hrs . Overall it wasn't great but it wasn't bad ! Weather was good , but wind plays a big factor on a day of fishing on this lake , if you plan on going here , be sure to check the weather .

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by Cjrm99 on May. 22, 2012

When calling is one of two or three lakes in Alberta where you can keep more than one walleye the population is going to struggle. When one fish was the limit the lake was dead on any given day, now you go out on a Tuesday in october and it's a parking lot. With limits higher at calling than anywhere else, of course it's going to be a zoo. The meat hunters don't care about the numbers. They just want there two fish per day (sometimes three or four if they know they can get away with it) fisherman are greedy. They don't regulate the lake themselves, they rely on the govt. and we all see how good of a job they're doing to protect it.

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by Reels on May. 15, 2012

The problem isn't the fisherman,it's how the government manages the lakes and how we are forced to fish them.as far as I'm concerned the tag system is bull(a money racket).if the 90%of our walleye lakes are so called collapsed why aren't they stocking them. Last time I checked the gov't was bragging that we were the richest province,maybe they should spend some money on our fishing resources!does anyone no were the money from the tag system goes anyway because it doesn't seem like its helping our fishing privileges!its only getting worse when I have to buy 2 lisences to keep 2 extra fish! My solution is open every lake for 1 walleye,it will stop over pressuring singled out lakes!!!!!

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by Aussie on May. 14, 2012

Anyone know if ice will be gone by may long weekend

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by Warriorbrad on May. 3, 2012

Up yours knows what is precisely happening to Calling. I was out last summer with a group of friends . We caught over 60 fish , most if them walleye . Only a couple of jacks were caught. I'm not sure how the perch population is there but I haven't heard any good reports from Calling. There is absolutely nothing wrong with Calling lake just inexperienced fisherman. And ding king did you mean anchor unless you know what ankerite is

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by longhair on May. 3, 2012

check out this link to see how much damage netting is doing to our lakes: http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.outdoorsmenforum.ca%2Fshowthread.php%3Ft%3D56280&h=qAQEPXYc6

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by longhair on May. 3, 2012

netting of our bigger lakes is what is killing our lakes not the average angler. we all need to contact fish and game and our so called elected government officials and tell them to stop ALL NETTING of fish from our lakes!!!!!!!!! all my years of fishing and ive never kept the amount of fish that are raped from our lakes from one net !!!!!

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by Todd Mattoga on May. 3, 2012

I absolutely agree with ling king calling lake is in serious trouble. If we don't do something soon it may never come back, Iam so worried . Please leave my lake alone city folk!!

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by Ling king on May. 3, 2012

They need to increase the quota on whites and have tags for walleye.Its getting over run by white fish and tools like Warriorbrad are ruining any chance for walleye to survive. P.S the only thing warrior boats are good for is ankers!!!

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by Up Yours on May. 3, 2012

The other problem I see is when you have a rapid population explosion of predatory species like Walleye in a rather small body of water like Calling or Pigeon is that they eat themselves out of house and home. I think that's why they introduced tags for Pigeon and increased the limit on Calling. You can blame other fisherman for the demise of the lake if you want but fact is the Perch are gone and you don't see the schools of minnows on sonar anymore either. Guess what? When the forage base is decimated its only a matter of time before the fishing sucks.

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by Warriorbrad on May. 2, 2012

Here is how it works for all the rednecks. Government deregulates fishing on a particular lake. So the anglers move to a lake where they can keep fish , duh. Fishing pressure moves . But for people who live close to that lake they can and do keep 3 walleye everytime they go out. Say 3 times a week for someone who has time. Maybe the evening, after work. 9 walleye per week for the guy who lives close. But what about the extra pressure from all the others. It adds up , maybe if the guys who live close to calling would drive 2 hours north like I do to get to Calling there would be balance . Here's the verdict , the government is ruining Calling. My best choice for walleye fishing is Calling and I live in Edmonton . Ps I'm legally allowed 9 per day .

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by Ling king on May. 2, 2012

Ya I agree with Rubicon too many city folk ruining that lake, they should stay on pigeon

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by Warriorbrad on Apr. 30, 2012

Hey rubicon before you flap your gums , get the facts! How many anglers per lake in alberta versus saskachewan ? We are about 30 more per lake than them . And ( yes there's more) , if I lived 30km from Calling I would fish alot more than a person who is 230 KM away . So what is more harmful to a lake ?

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by Fisherman on Apr. 30, 2012

Is the ice off of the lake yet?

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by Yo mama on Apr. 30, 2012

Or is it the country folk who think the lake is theirs

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by Rubicon on Apr. 28, 2012

To many city folk poaching this lake. Absolutly was better 3+ years ago! If only we new how to manage like saskatchewan?!!

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by pike on Feb. 12, 2012

Just left calling lake very slow , not going back till summer lots of ice though

by Chrismac on Feb. 6, 2012

8' of water or so, rattlin rapalas, great in spring
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by Newb on Feb. 5, 2012

Fished from 9-5 Feb. 4. 2' of ice, had to drive on from the town side (ice heaves were tall near the boat launches). Only caught one small pike and one keeper walleye. No bites all day. Caught the pile and walleye close to shore in ~6-8' of water. No action with tipups or rods in deeper waters.

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by Fuknuts on Feb. 1, 2012

No fish! Nets everywhere! Wtf! Never again!

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by Rick on Jan. 29, 2012

Went on the 26th lot of ice 1 little jack. Fishing is terrible, half the lake is full of big nets. It's bulls&$t. The lake will be totally fished out in no time. A waste of time going

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by Kingshow on Jan. 9, 2012

5 Jan 2012, 18 inch of ice , zero snow, very slow fishing

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by Smoke on Jan. 8, 2012

Was on the lake already. it was slow

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by Jelly on Jan. 6, 2012

Any ice updates?

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by Jeeper on Jan. 1, 2012

What's the Ice fishing like this season anybody ?

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by Walleyehunter on Oct. 27, 2011

A little birdie told me they're opening up the whole lake for next season.

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by Smoke on Oct. 22, 2011

No harm no foul. I do have an 11 pounder mounted from before the slot. Maybe the amount of boats and lack of washing facilities are causing unwanted algae? My apologies if I offended. I love this place.

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by Point taken on Oct. 20, 2011

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by Walleyehunter on Oct. 17, 2011

All I'm trying to say, without becoming confrontational, is that when I catch a 75cm walleye that's only 3lbs., to me that's reason for concern!!! No??

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by Walleyehunter on Oct. 17, 2011

I was there on the 9th and got 116. The biggest was maybe 7lbs. Smoke, when I say big fish I mean 7-10lbs. You can't deny the fish were bigger 3 years ago.

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by Smoke on Oct. 15, 2011

Learn how the big eye hit!! If you can't figure it it out go home. I live here and it's not hard to catch big fish!

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by Fishindoc on Oct. 7, 2011

Was out Monday Oct. 3. Cold windy and foggy. Caught 1 walleye 54 cm and 2 small pike late in day on chartreuse jigs.

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by Walleyehunter on Oct. 2, 2011

3yrs ago we could catch 5 to 7 pounders here all summer with a legit chance at a 10+. I hope it comes back. Still one hell of a walleye lake.

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by Walleyehunter on Oct. 2, 2011

Just my opinion: too many walleyes in this lake. There's not enough forage to support them all. All the fish look like supermodels this year.

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by Smoke on Sep. 24, 2011

Lake is clear and the big eye is hitting. I've been out fished by my six year old. Next generation looks good.

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by Zulu9er on Sep. 23, 2011

Lots of camping spots left in the old campground,, new campground closed (too bad,, its pretty nice),,9pm, not a breath of wind,, smoke straight up,,tight lines all

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by Smoke on Sep. 5, 2011

Still algae on the lake but pike were busy. Big eye were alright

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by Fisherman on Sep. 3, 2011

Is the lake still full of blue green?

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by Zulu9er on Aug. 29, 2011

Fished Calling Lake,,breezy, cloudy, not the +28c they called for. No action till 2pm, shallows off provincial dock,, 4 jacks, small,, medium 5 of Diamonds

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by Smoke on Aug. 28, 2011

Big eye hitting well. Lots of pike too.

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by Hodgie on Aug. 24, 2011

Maybe it's just me but the walleyes are skinny and sickly looking. Nowhere near the way it used to be.

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by Smoke on Aug. 24, 2011

Released a nice 65cm big eye. Seems that their moving.

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by Smoke on Aug. 22, 2011

Big eye biting and my son caught his first pike. Nice fish about 6 lbs. Go Tyler.

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by Manda on Aug. 19, 2011

Blue green gone. It was only here for a couple days.

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by Big o on Aug. 18, 2011

With the blue green algae on the lake Is it safe to fish and eat it?

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by Smoke on Aug. 11, 2011

Lake is ugly green and blue. First time I've seen this in 41 years. The water stinks!.

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by Smoke on Aug. 10, 2011

Lake is really green but 5 fish in 20 mins. Not bad.

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by Smoke on Aug. 8, 2011

Big eye are on the take.troll

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by Smoke on Aug. 7, 2011

The lake is not nice. Biting at 12'.

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by Smoke on Aug. 5, 2011

Fish seem to be in shallow

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by Manda on Aug. 4, 2011

Great hits deep, but troll.

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by Smokey on Jul. 30, 2011

Nice evening catch and release. Lots of pike lately.

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by Big4 on Jul. 30, 2011

Slower than we are used to, but the Wally's started biting later in the afternoon. Not as busy as expected. Still caught supper.

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by Smokey on Jul. 30, 2011

Slow morning. Hope for a evening hit.

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by Smokey on Jul. 29, 2011

Lake is rough but Wally is still hitting at 12' to 14'. Be patient and the big dogs will hit.

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by Tybo on Jul. 28, 2011

Great fishing. July 23. 6am-12 over 50 walli. Most of them to big to keep !!

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by Math on Jun. 11, 2011

I v been there 6 hrs today caught about 25 walleyes all in the slot size

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by Don on Jun. 4, 2011

June 3. Walleye biting in 10 to 12 feet water.

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by Mike on Jun. 2, 2011

01 June 11 - Caught lots of nice walleye, no problem getting them in the slot size. Fished 10 feet of water within 500 meters of the boat launch.

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by GMguy on Jun. 1, 2011

Opening day 06/10/11. Best fishing noon to two. Eyes biting as soon as hook hits bottom. 10 feet of water on the west side with heavy chop. Lots over 60cm, took a little while to get keepers. Great day.

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by FishHunterPro on Apr. 14, 2011

Great walleye and pike lake! Went out for a stag party and a group of 5 of us landed around 100+ walleyes in a few hrs

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