Big Lake Fishing Reports & Feedback

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Average of 72 ratings as of Feb. 21, 2017

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by anythingfishing on Feb. 21, 2017

"catchNfun" , was it open water under the bridge or did you drill a hole? i agree about the spring fishing lots of nice spots but never tryed ice fishing figured too shallow

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by lotksie on Feb. 15, 2017

is there any vehicle access in this lake

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by Catch,N' fun on Feb. 15, 2017

Though fishing wasn't too good last year the water will rise this spring. Was ice fishing under skateboard park in St. Albert. Caught 7 pike decent pike and a goldeye. Reletivly good this time of year

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by Droc01 on Jun. 28, 2016

No motors allowed

by Leon23 on Jun. 26, 2016

And if so what lures have you been using?

by Leon23 on Jun. 26, 2016

Has anyone caught perch in this lake??

by Portersmith on Jun. 16, 2016

Is there a boat launch or any boat motor size restrictions thanks

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by Futtafish on May. 15, 2016

River north of big lake and east of big lake into St. Albert is dead, barely any water depth and weeds galore. No flow to the water at all. Beavers have dammed up the whole river. Don't waste your time

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by fishingpikealberta on Mar. 8, 2016

this river is great for pike , if you fish the stream that goes out from big lake down threw villinue its great, I know a few spots for suv/truck access on the south side of big lake (yellowhead end) but i cant get the hot spot to work

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by hairylikeanimal on Oct. 18, 2015

Out at 7am this morning caught 11 pike largest about a 4 pounder good day all in all

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by Anolis666 on Aug. 8, 2015

Went there today, the water is extremely low and the lake smells like sewer. I brought my kayak and got stuck a few times in the middle of the lake.

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by Haitham on Jul. 31, 2015

Hey, I came to check this place. I tried under the bridge but it is very shallow today and so weedy. No fish :(

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by Anolis666 on Jul. 3, 2015

Lots of pike under the bridge, using minnows

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by Gost_Dog on Jun. 14, 2015

If you had in mind to go shore fishing close to the bridge, turn arround now hehe. Water level is too low and way too much weeds.

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by Craig W. on Jun. 5, 2015

The outflow of Big Lake is the Sturgeon River, which flows through downtown St. Albert. Over the past year (including just a few evenings ago about 5:00 pm), I've caught many 12-16" Northern Pike under the CN railway trestle bridge near St. Albert's City Hall. I've been casting from shore, primarily using a combination of spoons, spinners, and spinner-baits. Though small-ish, the pike here bite anything!

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by katadam2010 on May. 28, 2015

Is there any road access to the lake drive around it the other day looking for one and just found walking paths ? Any help would be great Adam

by porter108 on May. 27, 2015

Always a few jack biting here
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by Anolis666 on May. 23, 2015

2 hours here, 8 pikes, using minnows
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by Zurg on May. 10, 2015

Went today even with all the wind. The fish are bigger than Cardiff and fisty! Can not wait to try again..I fished off the dock.

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by iwilliamm on Feb. 27, 2015

Haven't tried ice fishing on the lake yet but in summer the mouth of the river is the best . The water was very low this summer so not sure where to try this winter. No motor vehicles are allowed on the lake, best access is just past holes near the RV park.

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by sebek18 on Feb. 16, 2015

I actually live on the south side and went last winter all over and drilled holes and the lake is literally 3 feet deep and under the bridge it's 5 feet. Not sure where people catch these pike or where they even stay over winter.

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by Family on Feb. 15, 2015

Where is the parking for the lake

by bp94 on Feb. 15, 2015

Hey just curious where to drive on from south side

by Family on Feb. 14, 2015

Would a small yellow jig head and a yellow rubber minnow work for perch

by Family on Feb. 14, 2015

I'm generally new to ice fishing and I haven't had much luck I've only caught one small rainbow this season so I was wondering if big lake is worth it since I live close by

by Family on Feb. 13, 2015

Anyone been out ice fishing latley

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by Grumpy Gus on Nov. 27, 2014

Went out in today's storm- there's enough ice to walk on but I guess I don't know where to fish... Parked off Ray Gibbons drive and walked out to the middle where according to google sat images looks like the deeper section (about 2kms- took me almost 45mins) and then walked some more and was still in only 12 inches of water. Needless to say wasted my afternoon. People who say its good ice fishing here- where do you go?

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by Koytoy on Sep. 1, 2014

Went out kayak fishing today. Started out with little expectations after seeing all the weeds. But wow! Between the two of us we caught 20 smaller pike and one walleye. Good day! :)

by Brigs on Jul. 28, 2014

@courtforshort if you park over near ray gibbons drive and the stergeon river you can fish from shore there. There is an rv park and parking lot right there

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by MichelleFedyniak on Jul. 18, 2014

We drove around for an hour and could not find anywhere to fish or even get close to the lake :( So much road construction !!

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by courtforshort on Jul. 15, 2014

Where would you do shore fishing here? I heard it was really weedy but can be done.

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by hairylikeanimal on Jul. 7, 2014

Great pike fishing caught 4 in an hour only one was just barely keeper size. Still fun.... lots of surface weeds.

by MattyHansen on Jun. 28, 2014

Anywhere close to launch a boat? Looking to do a paddle with the family, but need a place I can drop my 14' Lund in without having to hike it too far

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by iwilliamm on Jun. 25, 2014

Pike biting like crazy along the shore by Ray Gibbons , a few good sized ones :) Tons of floating weeds ...

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by ArchAngel on Jun. 2, 2014

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by ArchAngel on Jun. 2, 2014

Was out there Saturday, water level is low and there is a lot of weeds but pulled out 3 pike (none keepers) but still was nice to pull something out, Los, some people on a canoe said there was some good size fish by the observations pier

by Brigs on Jun. 1, 2014

Lots of vegetation floating along the river near the brigde at Ray gibbons drive, no luck today

by Desmond001 on May. 26, 2014

Park here
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by Daveschwede on May. 25, 2014

Caught a few baby pike from shore

by DionRoy on May. 17, 2014

Caught pike from shore.
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by Riverbear on May. 4, 2014

Rodeo grounds in St. Albert. Park and walk or push a canoe in. (Riel rec park)

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by stingray14 on May. 4, 2014

planning on trying to fish in this lake after it opens. anyone know a good spot to park and walk to the lake?

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by Fishing1012 on Mar. 12, 2014

Hi, I was wondering if anyone had been out here ice fishing lately and if so how was it. Thanks a bunch

by Marcel on Aug. 8, 2013

A undefined Marker was added for Big Lake
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by BigRack on Aug. 6, 2013

Lots of action under the bridge! Awesome spot to fish with kids!

by iwilliamm on Jul. 27, 2013

Anywhere near thin ice sign
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by iwilliamm on Jul. 27, 2013

A lot of fun catching small pike ! By the thin ice sign ; Sturgeon River with a shiny lure :)

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by iFish Guest on Jul. 24, 2013

Casting by the bridge is practically impossible.Weed infestation is unreal. This is the worst I| have seen yet. don't waste your time going there. Add high water level problem not allowing you to cast out and if you do snag a fish good luck getting it to shore.

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by iFish Guest on Jul. 19, 2013

Had a 5 or 6"red devil spoon stolen from me by a fairly large pike Thursday.. Was fishing to the left off the east dock by the bridge next to some weeds.. Plz keep in mind barbless hooks should be used to keep this lakes fish in good shape guys..

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by Billzabub on Jul. 13, 2013

Was under the bridge for an hour and a half landed 2 plenty of misses. Really bad weeds but fun

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by iFish Guest on Jun. 21, 2013

Not bad by the bridge (catch and release cuz they're small) nothing at the dock at the end of the path though. Fun but nothing to keep.

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by Tonystabs on Jun. 1, 2013

Was here last night by he bridge on Ray Gibbons! Caught 14 pike in 2 hours. Nice spot! red Devil spoon was on fire!

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by Pikster on May. 26, 2013

Was excited about trying the spot out under the bridge only to find out the Rodeo claimed the parking lot not allowing public access near the path to the bridge.

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by mark775 on May. 20, 2013

Went here today for the first time. Got walk up access (and a cano launch) by the RV park by the bridge. Got one in no time. Small but still. Nice spot.

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by coolfish6 on Jan. 7, 2013

The lake is shalow walked out almost halfway to the midle from ray gibbins drive. the ice was thick but no where to fish. maybe ill try it in the spring in a bout to find deep holes to fish in the winter.... good luck all..

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by Rhino0805 on Dec. 30, 2012

Hey everyone I've never been out to this lake before and have been wanting to give it a try but was wondering where is the boat launch or how do you access the lake.

by Numero uno on Dec. 29, 2012

A HotSpot Marker was added for Big Lake
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by Numero uno on Dec. 29, 2012

A HotSpot Marker was added for Big Lake
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by Papirus on Sep. 28, 2012

I go there almost every 2weeks and around the bridge i always caught atleast 3 pikes in 2hrs, they are not big but i still having fun... Use small spoon like 1-2" size with goldish and orange colors... They works the best...

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by LooseyDoucey on Jun. 17, 2012

Spent yesterday and this morning there, very weedy and lots of algae. Nothing's biting. I've tried everything and lots of different spots. No luck here. Good luck!

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by LooseyDoucey on Jun. 15, 2012

Not sure where you guys are pulling these fish from, but I just fished under and around the bridge area for 5 hours, and used all my lures. Not even a sniff....

by Jay nich on Jun. 15, 2012

Great for rainbows
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by metlin on Jun. 2, 2012

Pulled first fish of the year from here, a 27-30" pike using 5 of diamonds spoon
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by St.Albert Tom on Jun. 2, 2012

The only "easy" public access that I am aware of is from the rodeo grounds. There is lots of parking at the end of the rodeo entrance road, next to entrance to the campground. A great spot is under the bridge a short walk (400m or so). I suspect that the best way to fish this lake would be from a boat.

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by Reb98 on May. 28, 2012

How do you access the lake? Do you park at the Kinsmen or by the rodeo grounds? I circled the entire lake on Sunday & the only public access I could see was maybe by the rodeo grounds but of course the Rainmaker was going on.

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by Pikster on May. 17, 2012

My son snagged a 77 cm pike on opening day, along with a small one. Several nibbles as well

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by Billybob50 on Jan. 24, 2012

Caught a few nice walleye and some big perch close to the narrows in 7ft of water

by Papirus on Oct. 17, 2011

Nice and clean water, many type of fish but I had no luck.. Good luck
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by Papirus on Oct. 17, 2011

Sunny days good spot to fish under the bridge. Mostly pike depends your setup. Good luck
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by Papirus on Oct. 17, 2011

Nice place to relax, and catch some fish...Mostly pike depends setup u want...
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by tc1 on Jul. 12, 2011

water I'n the sturgeon river portion is high still room to stand and fish from shore caught a few small pike all I'n all a fun afternoon surprisingly not alot of mozzies!

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by SM on Jan. 2, 2011

Lake is dirty and smells like a sewer ice is thick but there is no where to drive onto the ice and there is no sleds allowed.

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