Winefred Lake Fishing Reports & Feedback

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Average of 53 ratings as of Mar. 30, 2017

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by Krutov44 on Mar. 30, 2017

This is by far the best lake I've ever fished in Alberta. 52 Walleye in one day & two 18, 17, two 16, 15, & 14 lber pike. Unreal fishing

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by TheRook on Jul. 11, 2016

This lake is a producer. 71 cm walleye and multiple 10+ lbs pike. Dead weight all day. Rough road comin in. One guy had a rock fly right through his windshield. We'll be back Winny!

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by Jordan414444 on Jun. 17, 2016

Always my favourite lake was there today fished for 8.5 hours and caught 169 fish between 3 of us biggest was 15.15lbs and 110cm long looked bigger to me but the scale don't lie lol roads were rough getting in but if you have a good 4x4 you should be ok!!!

by IronKingWhite on Feb. 3, 2016

Ice Report: 20 in
Almost 2 feet of ice, more than safe for a truck to be on. Lots of fish, the walleye are hungry right now!

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by sarah1986 on Aug. 8, 2015

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by Coolcat on Jul. 31, 2015

Hey thinking of heading out, what size hook and where to fish,. Would really appreciate it.

by Tzrtrev on Jul. 30, 2015

Huge pike from 5:30-9:30daily 15-27lbs Off point from winefred lake lodge.
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by Marcel on Jun. 25, 2015

The amount of pike biting is ridiculous! Brought pretty close to 80-90 fish into the boat over 2 1/2 days between the 4 of us. Absolutely amazing experience!

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by BwiggleS on Jun. 23, 2015

Hi Islander, posted this on Outdoor Forum but as promised here it is on ifish. Just got back from a trip to the Lodge, amazing time. Dry as a bone all the way but everyone is right, the road past the gas plant is very greasy when wet and if you go too fast or have to pass someone you run the risk of hitting the ditch. Once you are off the lease roads and onto the trail it isn't greasy but there are a few wet spots. The only real trouble to the public launch (which I didn't get to check out) is that section is not maintained, so it gets rutted out. The fishing, well second to none of course. The rivers were slow fishing and water level is down. Plus early ice off so the fish were already moved out to the main lake. We tried all three rivers, grist is weeded in but if you stop at the bends you can cast into the deep spots and hit walleye and pike of around 5 lbs. Winfred river mouth was slow fishing, and the bay into it was weeded up already and our motor got clogged with weeds on way to it. Caught 5-8lb pike and 4-5lb walleye. Sand river is not too bad and we could rip all the way in, but could only fish deep spots again with same results 5-8lb pike and 4-5lb walleye. Once we moved into the main lake we had better luck and bigger fish. Still overall the fish size was down (probably due to early ice off) but we managed 4 pike over 10, one was 16 and several walleye over 5lb with 7 being the largest. Averaged 20 fish per person per day. Already planning next year's trip.

by iFish Guest on Jun. 10, 2015

Pawliw11, the lake is surrounded with crown land but there is no access. You can go to Pauls camp, the lodge or the public access that comes from the Grist airstrip. You could camp somewhere on the road in and use the lodge to put boat in/out. I did this years ago, where road intersects a pipeline right of way. The fishing is epic so i suggest doing whatever you can to make it happen. We are going on guys trip June 17. Will post results after.

by iFish Guest on Jun. 9, 2015

Public road is usually garbage. I got stuck there in a 4x4 for several hours last year. It's totally doable but bring reinforcements in case you get stuck. Any rain makes it real bad.

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by Islander214 on Jun. 4, 2015

Does anyone have any info on the condition of the road to the public launch? Thanks.

by Wally slayer on May. 14, 2015

Yes the ice is off the lake. Yes you can camp on the south end of the lake. Go past winefred lake lodge road. Must have 4x4 and a second vechile to get out incase. Road doesn't get maintained at all

by efled on May. 13, 2015

Anybody know if the ice is off?

by Pawliw11 on Mar. 29, 2015

Is there anywhere that a group can camp on this lake that isn't organized? Any crown land on the lake?

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by JokerPerry on Jan. 14, 2015

How thick is the ice?

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by Wingnutt37 on Aug. 29, 2014

Haven't been up there for a few years and I'm making a return, how's the fishing?

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by Dorts14 on Aug. 27, 2014

What kinda shape is the road as of late ?

by Tomw1 on Jul. 8, 2014

Lots of Walleye here July 06/14
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by Weldon on Jun. 28, 2014

Drift fishing
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by maxr1 on Jun. 27, 2014

would like to know if the road is good enought to bring a boat to the logde with a truck ?

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by 123 Fish on on May. 29, 2014

Was just there this past Sunday,,, the fishing was truly amazing,, best day we had on that lake in a long time! 3 of us in the boat pulled out close to 100,,, but out of that were only 7 walleye

by Tigerfish on May. 25, 2014

A HotSpot Marker was added for Winefred Lake
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by Tigerfish on May. 25, 2014

Just left Lake Winefred Lodge. Ice was off late so fishing was a bit slow. Pulled out a few 105 cm...18 pounders. Weather was great.

by 123 Fish on on May. 19, 2014

Still ice on:(

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by iFish Guest on Oct. 8, 2013

Any current reports ?

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by Fish4life on Sep. 5, 2013

Went out last weekend was pretty slow didnt get anything to brag about but found out you need to make a reservation to use the boat launch and the lady was nice and let us go out still but charged us $65 to use the launch ... A little steep but could have been worse

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by fishlips001 on Jul. 17, 2013

Went on another solo fishing trip on the 15th for the day. Best day I've had for quanity of quality fish. Lost count of number of fish but I guess I caught around atleast 30 pike between 34-40". Another crap load of smaller ones and missed/lost about four times as many I caught. The largest of the day was a 44.75" monster. Caught all pike using a spoon reeled in fast just below the surface. Lots of explosive action. Had a great time and the lodge service was great once again. Hopefully next time I will have a buddy come that can take pictures of the big ones I catch.

by Jayrock on Jul. 12, 2013

Nice jacks one walleye Jason
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by Bubba on Jul. 7, 2013

Anyone been out to the lake lately?? Wondering how the road in is?

by droidsFTW on Jun. 25, 2013

Walleye won't stop biting. Great day.
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by Daner on Jun. 25, 2013

14lb jack 105cm nice fish!
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by Randy on Jun. 24, 2013

Nice Walleye along here. Troll back and forth
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by Randy on Jun. 24, 2013

Great area when the wind is blowing from the east. Troll back and forth around the point and in the nooks and crannies
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by Randy on Jun. 24, 2013

Winefred lodge dock
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by Randy on Jun. 24, 2013

Nice spot for a shore lunch around here.
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by Randy on Jun. 24, 2013

Five of diamonds are going to keep you along this area all day!
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by Randy on Jun. 24, 2013

What an amazing place! Over 100 fish in 3 hours between two of us. Many in the 10-20lb. range. Fish are very healthy here, this is going to be hard to beat. In one word....Epic. The accommodations, staff, food and the fishing really top the charts. The road in was just fine. Thanks Carol for an amazing experience!

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by fishlips001 on Jun. 18, 2013

Had a great day fishing. Caught around 70 fish. Largest was a 42" pike. Caught around 20 walleye and rest were pike. Fished by myself for the day. Will definitly coming back.

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by Fnkmsta on Jun. 16, 2013

Went fishing for the day last week and caught almost 40 between the 3 of us. Caught a couple pike well over 15lbs and a few nice Wally's. great fishing!!!

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by Karen❤Fishing on May. 29, 2013

Hi Carol and Gary , cannot wait to see you and Winefred Lake in August ! The BiG one is myne :) Kare & Ivan Ps: best fishing Lake in AB we love Winefred xx

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by iFish Guest on May. 16, 2013

Going up this summer - any suggestions ? Tips?

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by lumina z34 on Jan. 1, 2013

Has anyone gone up this winter hows the fishing and the road up

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by lumina z34 on Jan. 1, 2013

Has anyone gone up this winter hows the fishing and the road up

by Bill on Sep. 19, 2012

Eagles bay big jack and lots
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by Blackjack on May. 29, 2012

Went up last weekend and caught some very nice fish. Half dozen 10-15 lb jacks and one just over 20 lbs. Also caught quite a few walleye averaging 4 lbs and one that was 12 lbs! Nice lake but not a very nice access road.

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by Jetguy01 on May. 21, 2012

Staff at Winefred lake lodge are amazing,fishing is awesome!

by Jetguy01 on May. 21, 2012

One after another
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by benjaminallan on Feb. 29, 2012

Absolutely love this lake. Go there every June and catch a ton of pike and walleye

by benjaminallan on Feb. 29, 2012

Awesome pike location!
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by Gillisj on Jun. 29, 2011

Great spot. Tons of big pike in this lake !

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by Den on Jun. 19, 2011

June 10-15 fishing was great walleye and pike. It was hard to keep them off your hook

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by Timbuck on May. 31, 2011

Just went last weekend (may 27, 2011) and the fishing was AMAZING!! Trolling for Walleye was plentiful and the Pike were biting left and right! Highly recommend this lake to all!

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