Average of 2749 ratings as of Apr. 12, 2017
by Shifty on Apr. 12, 2017
I would like to thank all the fishermen that were on gull lake all winter for doing a great job of cleaning up after they were all done . Again this spring I went out on a quad with a trailer and picked up garbage left on the ice . Only two bags is all I found ,mostly coffee cups and minnow containers ect. Please remember to remove fire wood from the lake . There was so much left on ice I couldent attempt to remove it all. My concern is kids hitting floating logs ect while tubing in the summer . Otherwise I was pleased with the small amount of garbage however none would be awsome.
by Owner of parkland beach store on Apr. 1, 2017
Ice fishing on gull lake now closed. This season i have had many ice fishermen /women and children coming into the store, I wish to thank those who helped educate me more about ice fishing. Please note : around the lake it is very shallow and now with the warm weather and Rain this evening be aware it may not be safe going out onto the lake. See you when the open water season starts Mid May
by MitoMan on Mar. 31, 2017
Thanks "Find me fishing" for the tips. Landed some good perch today (my first perch ever). They liked the yellow ww more than the whites. Did not catch any white but my friend caught a 2.7 lb white just next to me, so I will take this for success.
Becaureful with the access guys. An SUV was stuck at the Brownlows access this afternoon. Ice was good though. See you guys on the open water season :)
by Jaylive on Mar. 31, 2017
How are the accesses? Still good enough for a truck? Hopin to get out after work for the last time! Been a good season
by rogerwhitefish on Mar. 31, 2017
Please follow the rules everybody. Keep the regs with you. Need more catchandrelease than ever. Hope to god the people who caught 70 did not kill 70.! 3 whites per day. Killing 3 or 4 inch perch is detrimental to keeping a good lake population. As is any kind of poaching. Be sure u have licenses.
by Find Me Fishing on Mar. 30, 2017
For those whites, I've been having luck for the past few weeks catching them at a depth of about 8 feet. Try wire worms of various colours to see what they're going for at that given hour. Tipping the hook with a couple of maggots sometimes helps. Check the hot spots for this lake to find a general area to explore and drill holes until you find the fish. Good luck on the last day of the season!
by MitoMan on Mar. 30, 2017
Heading to Gull Lake early morning hoping to catch my first whitefish before the season is gone. Any advise is very appreciated (spot, bait, time). I hope the ice is still good for my little car.
by BlackPanther on Mar. 30, 2017
How do I get to a good whitefish spot anyone ?'
by Owner of parkland beach store on Mar. 29, 2017
Only two days left of this ice fishing season, a few called in store to report still catching whites and pike, open Thursday @ Friday morning 8am until 1pm, take care on the ice, still have some maggots, worms and frozen bait in stock.
by Catchabreak on Mar. 27, 2017
Ice Report: 26 inLots of ice and not very slushy on the weekend drove around in two wheel drive
by WILSON-123 on Mar. 27, 2017
KRONZYFISHBATTER...Where is it?
by KRONZYFISHBATTER on Mar. 27, 2017
Burbot spawn is winding down but the whites are still biting great !!!! Well over 70 fish last weekend
by WILSON-123 on Mar. 26, 2017
Yesterday in Sandy Point, lots of sh*t around me and very stink!!! Only stay for 2 Hr, I got nothing but my friend caught 2 White & 5 Perch.
by Gogglespizanos on Mar. 26, 2017
Great fishing huge perch at Brownlow big fish came around 6pm
by Owner of parkland beach store on Mar. 25, 2017
Last week of ice fishing and reports coming into store past few days, some catching decent size whites and pike this end of lake. Some however not catching ! At all. Keep safe and enjoy this last week if you ar going out. Open 8am until 7pm today, 8am until 4pm Sunday, maggots, dew worms and frozen bait in store.
by Cptcrunche on Mar. 24, 2017
Wondering if I could get some info on depth and where to fish please thanks
by dothepuff on Mar. 24, 2017
Well tried Parkland and no whites. Pike and walleye...but not busy at all...Went to Brownslow got on some nice perch few pike came around but not interested... So all in all not that great of a day..Ice is good as are the accesses where I went onto the lake..
by ATVGuy on Mar. 24, 2017
@ScottW, why would you want to walk on instead of drive on? @AlbertaKid, how hot is it in the Red Deer region!?__I don't know about Gull lake, but around Edmonton, it hasn't been nearly warm enough to melt over 30 inches of ice.
by D-bar1 on Mar. 23, 2017
Any reports on the ice and how the accesses are holding up would be appreciated
by WCJames on Mar. 23, 2017
Kronzyfishbatter. I assume bottombouncer? Heading to rr23 tomorrow.
by WILSON-123 on Mar. 23, 2017
Could you share a location that I can get my first WHITE before end of the season?
by AlbertakidFishing on Mar. 22, 2017
do you think with this hot weather i could get one last trip out on saturday??
by KRONZYFISHBATTER on Mar. 22, 2017
Smashing whites at the burb HONEYHOLE
by ScottW on Mar. 21, 2017
Might want to try one last trip before the melt. How's the ice looking for walking on and how's the fishing been.
by Fishingmike on Mar. 21, 2017
Largest eye I've ever caught at Gull. 29" 7#. What a great day. Oh ya, lots of smaller pike and eyes as well.
by Stamps14 on Mar. 20, 2017
How's the ice at brownlows?
by Owner of parkland beach store on Mar. 19, 2017
Thank you to the ice fisherman who called me at the store last night to report, nothing doing off sunnyside marina ! Slow at sandy point and brownlows. Hopping he has a better fishing day today. Reports off RV heaven Marina ( north end ) were more positive with variety of fish species being caught. Any one else with good fishing please post. I do have gold / silver bells in stock and fresh and frozen bait
by Owner of parkland beach store on Mar. 17, 2017
Thank you to the ice fishermen who called in to see me and report their catch today, both parties fishing straight out from the Marina at the north end of the lake,one. fishermen caught
Limit in whites, pike and perch, his friend on had one nice whitefish. The other two fishermen reported catching whites, pike and Waleye. Whites are biting aggressively, stay safe and enjoy if you are out this weekend. Fresh and frozen bait in store, open 8am sat and sun
by mfisher on Mar. 15, 2017
Lots of ice at brownlows last weekend I would say you should be good
by bribart on Mar. 15, 2017
@RHINO_RAIN - where can one buy these gold bell hooks?
by Soupster92 on Mar. 13, 2017
Hey I'm planning on heading out to Gull this weekend. Just wondering if anyone knows how much ice is out at brownlows? Thanks
by mfisher on Mar. 12, 2017
Slow day at brownlows yesterday, 2 8 inch perch
by thefishprophet on Mar. 11, 2017
Ice Report: 28 inBirch Bay
by deepfriese on Mar. 10, 2017
Thanks for the info rhino rain! I may try your advise tomorrow!
by RHINO_RAIN on Mar. 10, 2017
You have to find a sandy bottom. Bang the bottom with a gold, yellow or green bell is about the easiest. If you pulling up burbs the white fish are near. Remember also you may have to drill 30 holes depth to shallow to find them. Many anglers drill 1 hole fish all day with no luck and blame it on the fish not biting. Hope this helps.
by WILSON-123 on Mar. 10, 2017
Where are the hotspots for Whitefish?
by Timidhc on Mar. 10, 2017
Can hardly wait for the nice weather aswell @RHINO_RAIN Any tips for a new angler trying to catch her first whitefish?
Very cold day yesterday. Limited out very easily on Whites. Lots of Burbs in the area. Gear up for next week... nice weather coming!!!
by Owner of parkland beach store on Mar. 9, 2017
Not many out on the lake the last three days, today two separate occasions fishermen in store reporting it's picking no up at this end, one caught two whites and a pike saying they were aggressive. Temps not great so if you are heading out make sure you dress extra warm, fresh maggots arrived today, worms and frozen bait in stock. Open 8am next three days. Please if you have been out report ice conditions for all to be aware.
by Noob89 on Mar. 6, 2017
Fishing has picked up a ton on the north side. Avg 15 perch 3 jacks 2 walleyes.
by snowhound on Mar. 5, 2017
Fished meridian beach area and north point of lake 3 weekends, seen a few jacks a few whites and perch only caught one jack last year fishing was bad this year beyond pathetic
by Sissons87 on Mar. 4, 2017
How is the lake fishing today?
by Owner of parkland beach store on Mar. 3, 2017
Fishing reports this week was slow but seeing fish, let's hope this month pick up for all out fishing on the lake. Still got some maggots, worms and all frozen bait. Open sat and sun 8am
by Mikem720 on Mar. 1, 2017
Lef what side of the lake you fishing
by Lef1616 on Feb. 28, 2017
Havent had a slow day on this lake all year. Tones of pike and walleye all winter long. If you dont get bites withing 20 minutes move 20 yards. You will find them
by Owner of parkland beach store on Feb. 25, 2017
It was quite this end of the lake during the week, plenty heading out this morning (sat 25th) enjoy the day and stay safe, open until 7pm today, 8am to 4pm Sunday. I will report back later today if any customers report catching !,be aware skidoo poker Rally on today around the lake organized by the Monkey top Bentley.
by Bacau_Ro on Feb. 24, 2017
Who else is on the ice today
I'm heading to gull
Tight lines men tight lines :)
by mfisher on Feb. 22, 2017
27 inches of ice at brownlows, caught a 22" walleye and caught a few and saw lots of small perch
by Fishermansfriend12 on Feb. 21, 2017
Thanks for the info @carrot123
by Weeman on Feb. 21, 2017
Hey everyone just wondering if the water is still pretty murky and hard to see at brownlows
by mountainman11 on Feb. 21, 2017
Hey humam you're welcome. Yes same spot as perch.
I use a little 5 of diamonds with maggots or meal worms. Good for perch and whites. Use a smelt on a tip up first pike. Middle of water column . Wire worms for perch and whites too. Bare or with maggots
by Carrot321 on Feb. 21, 2017
I was out last week between birch bay and sunnyside campground and caught 3 pike all keepers, on a soft body yellow jig, maybe try over there I threw them back so they are still out there.
Someone please help me find some pike! My second day on gull this winter, tried birch bay and currently at sandy point in about 10 FOW and have only seen the odd pike, landed none.
by Humam on Feb. 20, 2017
BTW big thanks to mountain man for the response; it really helped me out . I appreciate it. How did you catch that white and pike ? Same spot as the perch?
Hi guys. Out near parkland beach today 1 white all day. Where exactly are you guys catching whites and how. Thanks
by Albertafisherman on Feb. 20, 2017
A couple nice size pike caught at brownlows today including a nice 35" 12.5lb pike. Also some good pike action out by meridian canal today aswell. I got word today from a local home owner that as of April 1st the canal will be closed to the public. You can't go off the walking paths,anyone know if this is true?
by mountainman11 on Feb. 19, 2017
Sorry for the late response hum
6 inches off the bottom and maggots are good on a five of diamonds. Small meal worms are good too.
Go to brownlows go straight out 1000 yard's than hard left go towards shore. And stay back 600 yard's from muskrat hills. Find 6 feet of water. Good luck.
See this is what this app is about.
by KRONZYFISHBATTER on Feb. 19, 2017
Great day got a limit of whites!!!! Smokertime!!!!
by 6thefishman9 on Feb. 19, 2017
Ice Report: 27 inBrownlows
by Owner of parkland beach store on Feb. 19, 2017
Fishermen not reports coming in yesterday, good size pike and whitefish off sunny side and off the Marina here, today fishing derby at brownlows good luck everyone who has entered. Ice bike racing and competition very north end of the lake today from 11 30am until 5pm. Take care out on the lake and enjoy. Open today until 4pm and tomorrow 8am until 4pm, plenty of fresh and frozen bait in stock.
by Humam on Feb. 19, 2017
I am not experienced with catching perch. I will be going tomorrow so could anyone tell me what depth they are at and what they are taking in terms of bait. Thanks to whoever answers.
Was out yesterday at brownlows for my first time. Went left at entrance approximately 600 yards too muskrat holes.
Nice perch Acton 2 biggest were 11 and 12 inches. Limit out on perch. 1 white missed another. 2 pike and a burbot. Yes the burbot was released.
I think we were in a hole or a channel didn't need to move. Perch action all day
by Heather913 on Feb. 18, 2017
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by thefishprophet on Feb. 17, 2017
Toad9414 around Birch Bay surface water is pretty much froze. Won't get feet wet. Tight lines!
by Auldyguy on Feb. 17, 2017
Good fishing for pike and walleye off the SW launch sitting on the shelf with jigs and smelts.
Anyone have word on ice thickness after this warm snap?
by Toad9414 on Feb. 17, 2017
How much water is on top with this warm weather?
by Owner of parkland beach store on Feb. 16, 2017
If you are thinks no of fishing this family weekend, no licence needed so give it a go, all other regulations apply. Open sat, sun and MONDAY 8am, fresh and frozen bait now in stock, please take care on the ICE and enjoy
by kelster on Feb. 15, 2017
Ice Report: 21 inIce 21 inches lots of water on top
by Bacau_Ro on Feb. 15, 2017
Yes yes yes was able to carch my 1st whitefish today and missed another one. Also caught my limit on 5 medium size perch. Was fishing near birch bay about 150
Feet out in 10 feet of water ...... Going back tomorrow to the same spot for more whites :)
Wish me luck .....Fish on!!!!
by thefishprophet on Feb. 15, 2017
How's the snow melt? Flippers or ice cleats on Friday?
by KRONZYFISHBATTER on Feb. 14, 2017
Browlows 5-10 feet wireworms of various colours
by Mezmerize9 on Feb. 14, 2017
Kinsmen Ice Fishing Derby on February 19th at Brownlows Landing. 1600 Meter area. Prizes for heaviest pike, whitefish and perch. $20 Adults, $10 Kids. Family event, free fishing weekend no license required. Registration starts 7:30am at weigh station/registration tent.
by Bacau_Ro on Feb. 13, 2017
Where did you catch the whitefish. im wanting to catch whitefish but no luck yet
by KRONZYFISHBATTER on Feb. 13, 2017
Got a pretty good limit of white fish this morning now going to head out to see if I can find some perch
by Pongo101d on Feb. 12, 2017
Caught 3 pike. 2 of which were keepers. Also caught a burbot. Missed a few tip ups, as well. Released everything so they can be caught another time. Fun day on the lake.
by Bacau_Ro on Feb. 12, 2017
Thinking of going back tomoorow Monday.
Who else is going to be there ?
by RENNY on Feb. 12, 2017
Small perch nothing excitingView on Map
by Owner of parkland beach store on Feb. 12, 2017
Fishing was great for some yesterday, whites and pike reported and good sizes, others not seeing much let alone catching any. That's fishing for you.
by Bacau_Ro on Feb. 11, 2017
Was there today
4 legal size pikes under 70 cm
And I've caught perch for the 1st time ever . Lots of nibbles
Had a bite I missed it fish took my fishing rod under
Anyone catching a fish with a rod attached to it let me know
by Owner of parkland beach store on Feb. 11, 2017
Beautiful weather out on the lake today, quite a few customers reporting not much doing this end of the lake so far today ! If it changes I will post update
by Sissons87 on Feb. 11, 2017
Ice Report: 21 inSouth Bay
by Albertafisherman on Feb. 10, 2017
Bigworm709 I've caught all my pike this year using large sardines from Cabela's but you can also get them from superstore. I used large smelts but I find the bigger pike aren't too interested in it. As soon as I made the switch my average pike I pull out when I go is 7-8lbs and my biggest is 12.4lbs this year
by Uncle Ben on Feb. 9, 2017
Any comments on the statement ".. to pull big pike through the ice, use big baits and cut holes that you know the fish will fit through. ... "
by bigworm709 on Feb. 9, 2017
whats everyone doing and using to lure big pike
by Bacau_Ro on Feb. 8, 2017
Anyone going fishing in the morning. My friend just cancelled on me. Would be nice to fish with someone and get new tips
by Lachmanator on Feb. 8, 2017
Anyone willing to point me in the right direction about where the decent spots are for a lot of fish and then for big pike
by danw on Feb. 8, 2017
To guest men tommrow a bad day for me thinking out going sunday if there a way to meet u some were on sunday
hey DANW im heading out trying my luck for whitefish tomorrow
I dont mind paying 100 bucks for a whitefish fishing lesson lol
point me in the right spot and if i score 3 whitefish ill give you 100 bucks
i also appriciate the help from GUESTMAN. new fishing buddy from the same country
This is the guy who offer 100 $$ I will show u I have a few good spots
Text me we can set something up 403-619-6206
Sorry if not writing in Romanian
Not as good as I used to be
by guestman on Feb. 8, 2017
Te pot invata eu Bacau_Ro. Nu trebuie sa platesti nimic :-)
by Bacau_Ro on Feb. 7, 2017
I am volunteering to pay someone 100 dollars in cash to help me teach and show me how and where to catch whitefish
I'm wanting to catch whitefish
Thank you very much
by Lachmanator on Feb. 7, 2017
Sorry this is ridiculous, keeps getting cut off. Just seeing if anyone can point me in the right direction of where to go on gull for possibly some perch but mainly bigger pike. Thanks !
hey everyone, sorry my last message got cut off. I havent ever fished gull before and just wanted to head out there this weekend for a day
by ScottW on Feb. 6, 2017
Thanks got my chores done. Booked a hut for next week.
Let you know how it goes.
by RWillms on Feb. 4, 2017
Ice Report: 22 in400 yards out from Parkland Beach.
by emilie_hope on Feb. 2, 2017
Ice Report: 26 in
by Owner of parkland beach store on Feb. 2, 2017
Yes we sell bait and expecting fresh bait today, no reports instore last few days, keep safe and enjoy the day
by DoneMyChoresSeeYa on Feb. 1, 2017
Forgot to mention, bring ice cleats. If you do not have some, go get a pair.
ScottW. Check out adventureicefishing.com Rates and pics for both overnight and day huts. Drive straight on and park door to door. Really all you need to pack is a sleeping bag, food and drink. They even supply a fish cam. As for bait, minnows with a straight hook. Hardware is turning them away. Good luck, I can't encourage anyone enough to give it a go.
by fishnuts on Jan. 31, 2017
Hey parkland beach store...do you sell bait?
by Pikehunter1989 on Jan. 30, 2017
Heading out on Thursday. Thinking about hitting meridians beach... was there in December and there was a huge heave and no one found a spot to cross it yet. Anyone know if you can get across it now?
by ScottW on Jan. 30, 2017
Hey "done my chores See ya"
Been thinking about booking a time with those guys. What all do they supply. Such as bait rods tackle tip ups etc...what were you using as far as bait and tackle goes.
Were you able to park your vehicle by the hut or did you have to walk out on the ice? I have a 4 x 4 Half ton.
Thanks in advance
by google on Jan. 30, 2017
I've never fished for whitefish before. How deep should I be fishing? And should I be over weeds like those at brownlows
by DoneMyChoresSeeYa on Jan. 30, 2017
Spent the weekend with Adventure Ice Fishing. Fantastic time. All in all, 13 pike with 5 keepers, 2 burbs, 4 walleye tossed back, lost count of the perch but zero keepers, if it's not 12" or more we toss them back. A dozen or so whites on the camera, just couldn't land them. Hats off to Jarred and Trina. Great on ice experience.
by Alstepanuk on Jan. 29, 2017
Thinking about bringing my daughter from Athabasca to the derby in February anyone wanna team up never fished gull before.
by mrmoose on Jan. 29, 2017
Spent the day bouncing around the lake. Small perch at brownlows in am. Few perch at Sandy point. Finished off evening an a ton of good perch near brownlows entrance. No pike or burbot even seen. Gf lost a white at the hole on a tungsten perch lure.
by Nviro on Jan. 29, 2017
Wire worm is basically the same as San Juan.
by Fishingmike on Jan. 28, 2017
Had a great day fishing in about 11fow north of Aspen. Lots of 20" walleyes. 24" of ice. Used a jig and minnow.
by ScottW on Jan. 28, 2017
Thinking about heading out there mid February. I notice guys talking about wireworms(online). Is the wireworm like the San Juan worm for flyfishing the hook with the wire wrapped around it. Or is it referring to bait.?
Not looking for the big ones just some action from whitefish or perch.
Thinking about Aspen beach area any tips or suggestions for bait or jigs/lures?
by Owner of parkland beach store on Jan. 28, 2017
Good luck to all those in the fishing derby today, it was pointed out I wished all fishermen good luck !! Not women so to all those fisher women good luck also lol
by Noob89 on Jan. 27, 2017
Another solid day 5 pike 2 walleye 5 perch a ling and even a white on jig head
by fishnuts on Jan. 27, 2017
Lakechaser...more like dreamchaser! Cuz that's the only place you'll beat me. In yours dreams!
by Slew Jr on Jan. 27, 2017
Put some time in at Brownlows Pre derby today. Headed to the right (EAST) first and had a super slow morning until my old buddy Sledgend stopped by and told me straight out from the boat launch and to the left of the croud is money. Mrs slew jr and I packed up shop and headed left to the west of the croud. We werent there 5 mins and The mrs had her first white on the ice, steady action all species until dark. I landed a 12lb jack on 6lb test with a green wire worm. Thanks Sledgend!
by Lakechaser on Jan. 27, 2017
Hey Fishnuts, looking forward to showing you how to win a fishing derby tomorrow. %uD83D%uDC4D
by Goforgillie on Jan. 27, 2017
I was there Jan 14th fishing whatever would bite but in search of whites and my 2 boys and I caught 25 - 30 perch with 4 keepers and a jack. We were fishing sandy beach straight out from that lighthouse type structure in about 8 - 10 FOW. I hope this helps. Gold spoon.
by Young fisherman on Jan. 26, 2017
Hey guys any tips on where to perch fish in this lake? Would like to get on some schools tomorrow.
by google on Jan. 26, 2017
Coming down tomorrow
by Bcool on Jan. 26, 2017
Brownlows 500yrds east entrance to lake 23" of ice very slow fishing though, still beats holding the couch down at home
by Owner of parkland beach store on Jan. 26, 2017
Only update on fish caught the past few days, two fishermen tout of parkland Marina caught two pike and four whitefish Tuesday morning, good size but put back, to all those in the Monkey Top fishing derby, have a great day and may the best fisherman win
by fishnuts on Jan. 25, 2017
Anyone have an ice thickness update around brownlows?
by Bacau_Ro on Jan. 25, 2017
Hello my fellow fishermen. It will be my 1st time fishing at gull lake. i want to catch burbot and some whitefish. could someone give me pointers on what to use and where is a good spot. please text me at 403-619-6206 any pointers would be greatly appriciated
by luvgail on Jan. 24, 2017
I haven't been to Gull yet this year. The last two years it was always murcky water. Is it clear this year?
by Owner of parkland beach store on Jan. 24, 2017
Reports coming into store Sunday,Fishing picking up , stay safe out there open today 8am until 7pm fresh bait in stock
by Codywf on Jan. 23, 2017
Any ice heaves at brownlows north to the point?
by jdmwapiti on Jan. 23, 2017
beats , where are you getting the perch?
by beats on Jan. 21, 2017
24lbs pike, that is very impressive! I hope you took pics! I was on the lake yesterday and caught 10 keeper pike, kept 3 around 8-10lbs ,tons of walleye and perch also. Great day on Gull.
by Albertafisherman on Jan. 21, 2017
Where on the lake did you catch the 24lb pike? That's pretty impressive
by KRONZYFISHBATTER on Jan. 21, 2017
24lb pike outta here yesterday!!!!! Released to let someone else enjoy her
by Noob89 on Jan. 20, 2017
Solid day caught 4 pike 1 ling 1 walleye n lost 6 on tip ups (terrible I know).
by Maraxus on Jan. 20, 2017
Anyone cook any whitefish only to find it kinda mushy?? Caught our limit at sandypoint but some are kinda soft. Never had that before..?
by Owner of parkland beach store on Jan. 19, 2017
Reports coming into the store that fishing picked up the past two days, off the Marina and off sunny side fresh Magotts and worms delivered this morning !, open until 7pm today
by Keela on Jan. 18, 2017
You had a good day of fishing! Where do I go to get on at Sandy Point? Thx.
by Fishingmike on Jan. 18, 2017
Fished 17' at Sandy Point today. 5 jacks and 2 wall eyes. Buddy caught a couple of jacks and a ling.
by Jackguy on Jan. 18, 2017
Saw a couple large jacks and half dozen good size perch. Nothing interested in my hook. 18 inches of ice, 6 ft of water sw corner. 9 F today. Better than working. Good luck guys. Jack guy.
by bigworm709 on Jan. 17, 2017
register your ice shack
by Uncle Ben on Jan. 16, 2017
Very slow day at Wilson - North. Started @ 6ft, then 10ft & 16ft, didn't see any fish on camera. Got one keeper pike on tip up.
by Fishingmike on Jan. 16, 2017
Sunbreaker day. Caught and released 2 ling. Saw 1 pike and a couple of whites. Did not see a walleye all day. 16 fow, 18" ice.
by Kawarthakid27 on Jan. 15, 2017
Fished north of sunset legion drilled multiple holes only 1 jack 90 cm
by Icefishnguy on Jan. 15, 2017
Went out around birch bay - 3 of us fishing caught 11 pike - 7 would have been keepers
by Noob89 on Jan. 15, 2017
Uncle Ben nope lots of trucks go across just follow the paths north and you'll see the spot.
by Ivarsss2 on Jan. 15, 2017
5 lb walleye :) 2.50 pm
by Chas1985 on Jan. 15, 2017
Off Raymond, south a bit caught a nice white and keeper jack.
Hey...let's leave reports...12.37 pm....nothing so fare
South East there nothing so fare :(
by Uncle Ben on Jan. 15, 2017
Hi Noob89. I assume there's no problem drive over the ice heave at Wilson? Thx
Go north of wilsons if anyone looking for a spot. It's been really good out there
by Owner of parkland beach store on Jan. 15, 2017
Fishing did pick up for some yesterday out of parkland beach road by the marina, one report two pike decent size and keepers. Please keep reporting to help others looking of where to go fishing. Have a safe day I'm open until 4pm today but closed every Monday
by Noob89 on Jan. 14, 2017
As well as 2 ling a walleye and a handful of perch. It's been awesome lately
Fish are defiantly biting on the east side. Caught 4 pike two were nice 8lbers
by RobW on Jan. 14, 2017
Ice Report: 21 in450 yards east of Parkland Beach
by Liliana on Jan. 14, 2017
Any fish today
by Owner of parkland beach store on Jan. 14, 2017
Open early every morning 8am bot please remember I'm closed on Mondays. If anyone is catching here on gull lake please post.
by Kidcanada17 on Jan. 14, 2017
Ice Report: 16 in16/18 off Meridian Beach
by Owner of parkland beach store on Jan. 13, 2017
Fishing was slow all week
by Tysimpson11 on Jan. 13, 2017
Been out at brownlows all day today and yesterday! Hardly a bite.
by Scylla27 on Jan. 12, 2017
Doing and Ice Rescue course this weekend on Gull Lake and looking to find out what the ice thickness is. May need a longer saw than I have t cut the hole.
by Uncle Ben on Jan. 11, 2017
Gerry, Sorry about your polar bear dip experience. I share your angrish & glad that you are safe. For safety's sake, I urge all ice fishermen to be more responsible & courtesious.
by Icefishnguy on Jan. 11, 2017
I assume you marked it? Where were you? How big a hole was it? Sorry that happened man
by BeerBabesBurbot on Jan. 10, 2017
Dmack if you're looking for sweet sweet burbs there is a drop off to the north side of Sandy point. Drill from bottom to top. As mentioned most of the action has been on the deep side. As we get closer to the spawn ya gotta work it though.
by Whitefish18 on Jan. 8, 2017
Where could I get some walleye in this lake?
by whereAretheFish on Jan. 7, 2017
Head out to Gull for the first time tomorrow . Any pointers on were to find some walleye. Thanks
by Uncle Ben on Jan. 6, 2017
Thx Fish Slayer55. Looks like U were at Parkland Beach on the N-end of the lake. Thx again.
by Fish slayer55 on Jan. 6, 2017
Hey uncle Ben i am not sure what the name is but when you come on the ice by the store on the west side the lake there a building there on the lake with a dock you go out right from there and it a sandy bottom and not vary deep till you get way out there and I was about 10 feet deep
Hey Fish Slayer55, sound like u had a good day. Appreciate if u would share where & how deep u fished? Thx
Went out yesterday got 3 white fish and one Jumbo perch and one 33 inch pike
by Dmack on Jan. 5, 2017
How deep at sandy point should I be looking for?
by Uncle Ben on Jan. 5, 2017
Wilson Beach: Can you drive onto the ice over the heave now? I couldn't a few weeks ago. Thx.
by Gone_fishing on Jan. 4, 2017
Hi Eugene, I'm at Brownlows but haven't had any luck all day. Not even a glimpse. Was wondering if you don't mind letting me in on your location. Thanks!
by brad420a on Jan. 3, 2017
5 whites using the Kastmaster. 3 eater perch. 2 fow. Billy I used to fish with red a long time ago. He was a great guy. Red is dead. For about 15 years. Now. I haven't been down there since the 99 barn dance at the Ole hall
by BeerBabesBurbot on Jan. 3, 2017
Been getting some decent Burbs around Sandy point in the deeper water. Big minnows with Dr Juice thumpin the bottom with a good pause.
by hogchaser on Jan. 2, 2017
Thanks for the info white master I set the shack up today about half way to the drop off, about 5 fow. Hopefully I'll have luck
Cheers, Tight lines
by White master on Jan. 2, 2017
Hey Hogchaser been going on at willsons right of the entrance quite abit this year caught a few seen lots but they just dont seem really interested. Best luck as alway been mid February when the Burbot get ready to lay eggs then we bounce a meadium size Wetaskiwin off the bottom. Good luck.
by WCJames on Jan. 2, 2017
Brownlows. Southeast end. 5 pike all on tip ups. One 12-14 pike. Didn't see 1 fish on camera till noon. 14 ft water.
by big papa on Jan. 2, 2017
Ice Report: 18 inEast of brownlows
by hogchaser on Jan. 1, 2017
Does anyone have luck fishing the shallows around wilsons beach 2-6 fow. Im looking to drop my shack off there but I've never really fished there. Always went to the drop off. A yes or no would be good enough but extra info would be much appreciated
by fishstew on Jan. 1, 2017
Slow day at brownlows and very murky water but still pulled in two burbot so we are eating good tonight!!
by oosty11 on Jan. 1, 2017
What places are working for everyone this year? Baits? Lures? Water depth? Let me know what's working for you guys! Cheers to 2017!
by WCJames on Jan. 1, 2017
Kastmaster Jig? I bought a very small silver one. Is this what everyone is using? Do you Jig utility white comes in then hold still. Thanks everyone.
by Allsky on Jan. 1, 2017
Been out for about 3hrs here at brownlows. 1 bite. Pretty slow right now. Was hoping to have the new aquavu camera here before the weekend, but no go, so I can't even tell how busy it is under there.
by Tbot on Jan. 1, 2017
Hey Brad420a, I would love to see that footage. I wouldn't be opposed to seeing other footage too! My buds and I still can't figure out whitefishing. We finally got a camera, so at least we have seen a few whitefish, just can't get them too interested.
by Spendigity on Jan. 1, 2017
Fished a few hours at the south end, about 6' of water. Caught 1 wimpy pike; then 30 min later line got snapped by a monster walleye.
Any advice for catching whitefish? Been trying for years with no success.
by snowhound on Dec. 31, 2016
Fished at Meridain for two and a half hours water murky didn't see a thing
by White master on Dec. 31, 2016
Hello guys. Glad to see everyone is having good luck on the lake. I have been using a kastmaster aswell but with no luck. I was wonder if someone could help and say what colour and how big. Hope everyone has great lick in 2017.
by brad420a on Dec. 31, 2016
Nice day at the Lows. Brownlows that is. 8 whites . Using the Kastmaster tipped with a red maggot. I met slew today. He was hammering the whites. He was using the Kastmaster too. 3 fow
by Dengil on Dec. 31, 2016
Have a trailer on ice by merdian beach since dec 26/16 was broken into -db
by Big FishWish on Dec. 31, 2016
Lots of Ice out there - Big papa, get er done! Not very impressed with the murky water though for viewing fish coming to the hook...
by big papa on Dec. 31, 2016
How's the ice at brownlows enough to drive a f350 on with ice shack
by Noob89 on Dec. 30, 2016
LRD yep good pike n burbot. A few perch no whites tho
by Flarestack on Dec. 30, 2016
Walleye. View on Map
by brad420a on Dec. 30, 2016
A bit slow today at brownlows. Cool thing tho. 4 whites came at same time to look at the Kastmaster almost in a X pattern. Then a monster hen swam thru and ate one of the whites. Going to download off my camera. And see if I can sell to a fishing website. It was totally awesome. 2 whites landed on the day.
by BeerBabesBurbot on Dec. 30, 2016
Anyone endowed enough to cut a path across that heave North of Wilsons yet? Had to head all the way to Meridian on Monday.
by LRD V8R on Dec. 30, 2016
Noob89 Is that at the dropoff?
by Shane Moore on Dec. 30, 2016
started at aspen... nothing.. went to brownlows.. nothing.. moved to timmies,.. got an extra large dark roast double double!!
lots of pike action north of wilsons been catching a bunch each time I go out
by Fishin4life on Dec. 29, 2016
There's a bunch of cabins with a boat launch u can get on at. I can't remember wut the areas called tho
by Shane Moore on Dec. 29, 2016
or do i have to drive thelake from brownlows?
Is there any place to get on the ice close to aspen
Great day at aspen today. 7 perch, 1 burb, lost a pike and another half dozen perch in a couple hours. 20ish inches of ice.
by iamhungry on Dec. 29, 2016
Skunked at aspen today. Tons of junk on the end. Only saw a few whites couldn't manage to make them supper
by StampsNation on Dec. 29, 2016
Slow day on the lake. Lots of bites in the morning. Ended up only catching 1 pike around 2:30. Hope you guys are having better luck. Maybe better luck tomorrow.
by Flash on Dec. 29, 2016
nothing at aspen either
by Candersen_94 on Dec. 29, 2016
Anyone catching much today at browlows? Was near the permanents, 1 pike maybe 3 pounds other then that nothing
by dothepuff on Dec. 28, 2016
27th on Brownlows, West as you come on the lake, 8fow, weed bottom landed a few pike.
Today went east and moved every hr if nothing 3rd move 15fow, landed 3 nice walleye, few perch and had quite a few bites. Try again tomorrow..
by ATVGuy on Dec. 28, 2016
Fished Brownlows from 3:30 to 5:15. No bites.
by Ched on Dec. 28, 2016
Skunked at parkland today 1 bite but it took my hook white ww with red maggots
by Fish junky on Dec. 28, 2016
Ice Report: 17 inBrownlows
by PikeMaster777 on Dec. 28, 2016
Been out for about 2 hours. USINg a ww and red maggots and not a bite. ABOUt 10fow What's the secret out hare?
by mountainman11 on Dec. 27, 2016
Ice Report: 17 inBirch Bay gull lake
Fished Birch Bay today 6 fow we caught 2 perch. Tossed back. 1 tip up went off no strike. Saw one pike and one burbot.
17 inches of ice.
Hey it's a good lake I was late to start and to lazy today to move around.
Should of Fished 2 fow and go out to 20 fow or stop when the bite was good.
by matt85 on Dec. 27, 2016
how far off the shore I should start drilling ?
Im new to ice fishing , sorry if my questions are a bit silly ,
any luck on the north side of the lake of range rd 11?
hello_im planing to go to the north side of the lake,_any luck there before?
by The Fishing Guy on Dec. 27, 2016
1-6 lb pike. Not much other actionView on Map
by shanet90 on Dec. 27, 2016
Brownlows today roughly 13fow lots of perch few decent sized ones, lots of like and one really big walleye. All in all good day.
by rozwell22 on Dec. 27, 2016
love the info for a newbie. now have an idea for bait. hate see them swim up, reverse and swim away.
by brad420a on Dec. 27, 2016
I was sitting on them all day at 15 fow. Lots of Littles. 4 eaters
by Shane Moore on Dec. 27, 2016
what depth are the perch holding at? in the summer i was finding them at 12-15ft..
by Dom4 on Dec. 27, 2016
Marko you need to read instead of asking so many questions. The info is out there you just need to find it. Some people....
by spike14 on Dec. 27, 2016
No luck with whites where is the best to fish for them at brown lows I hear they like to hangout on a sandy bottom but only saw weeds at the bottom with the camera never have caught white fish would like some tips
by Kuda on Dec. 27, 2016
Ice Report: 17 in
Thanks for pulling me out of that drift Billy. I guess I shouldn't be texting while driving on the lake. Lol. Lesson learned. Good fishing today tho. Fun day
Marco. .. just read. 15 fow. Lime green ww . Red maggot. Shrimp. Kastmaster. What more do you need?
by Markopolo19 on Dec. 27, 2016
Is anyone catching today at Gull lake? I'm at sandy point in 8 fow and can't see a white. Been here since 7. Some advice would be greatly appreciated!
I think I'm right beside you. Lol. I'm in the Chevy. Black 4man tent. I'm sitting in the truck for lunch. I seen you flip out that jumbo. I caught 3 I'm using the kastmaster. Seen about 8.
by fuso on Dec. 27, 2016
Thanks for the tip with the shrimp. I'm in 15 fow. But sticking with the lime green ww. Seen 25. Caught 12. Camera fishing. Foot from the bottom. Some big pike cruising by too. Tons of whites. Landed a 5lb jumbo. Biggest ever for me. I'm at Brownlow. Red Eskimo tent. Grey Toyota tundra
by Keela on Dec. 27, 2016
Is anyone fishing at Wilsons Beach? Thx.
by WCJames on Dec. 26, 2016
Matheson is a Kastmaster a spoon. Just curious how you fish them. I have only used wire worms for whites. Thanks.
by shanet90 on Dec. 26, 2016
Mikey brownlows is on the south west part of lake just south of Sandy point
by Matieson on Dec. 26, 2016
Seen 54 whites but only landed 29, Silver Kastmaster at brownlows 15 feet tipped with shrimp.
by Willyboy1986 on Dec. 26, 2016
Range road 10
by Mikey1781 on Dec. 26, 2016
Where is Brownlows? Probably where everyone else is fishing but just wanna know what part of the lake to head to instead of driving all the way around it. Thanks
K we drive on yet?
by 2ndfishhunter on Dec. 26, 2016
Any ice thickness / quality info? lookin gto go to Brownlows tomorrow am
by fuso on Dec. 26, 2016
A few layovers wanted to go out again . 12 whites 2 pike and 2 burbs. 8 fow. 5 of us. Cold. Ww tipped with red maggots. Lots of little perch. At the Brownlows
by Owner of parkland beach store on Dec. 26, 2016
Keep wrapped up if you are fishing the lake today, good reports on 24th out off parkland beach Marina, not sure about yeasterday !, open until 7pm today and plenty of bait in stock keep safe
by B10_bingo on Dec. 25, 2016
How deep of water are you catching the whites in??
by fuso on Dec. 25, 2016
Took the relatives out to Brownlow for the Christmas family derby. In total 10 of us. 22 whites 7 pike and 3 burbs. And lots of little perch. Biggest hen was.8 lbs
by mountainman11 on Dec. 23, 2016
Hi I'm going to fish Birch Bay on December 27. I'm taking my 5 year old daughter out for her first time. Just wondering if people are catching tons of little perch in the bay still? And how thick is the ice?
I'm also taking 2 more rookies out so any feedback is appreciated. I will give a detailed report after my day
by 1 ton on Dec. 23, 2016
Hey wondering what parkland is like?
by fishstew on Dec. 23, 2016
Good day on brownlows, fished from 8 till one and pulled 8 pike and 6 eyes, biggest was 7.5 pounds, lost a burb right at the hole
by shanet90 on Dec. 23, 2016
Brownlows Dec 22 got on top of a perch hole, 16 perch between two of us only one keeper, huge pike stole a few hooks, caught a 54cm pike and a 3 pound burbot. Water is getting merky. All in all good day.
by BeerBabesBurbot on Dec. 22, 2016
Don't forget attititude fishon. Whitefish are like women and confidence is key. Sure there's a bunch of other studs out there but you are the one. You have to believe it.
by Ched on Dec. 22, 2016
Any recent reports about the ice?
by fuso on Dec. 22, 2016
Whites moving real nice. Full limit of whites. Party of 4. 2 burbs at sun up. Good black ice. Lime green ww. Tipped with red maggot
by "FishOn" on Dec. 22, 2016
At brownlows since 0700, packed with ppl and vehicles, not even one bite. Wire worn ( Jim jigs..red, white ..etc) 2 maggots.
by Adrian07 on Dec. 22, 2016
Slow this morning lots of good ice. Zero fish movement.
by BlackPanther on Dec. 21, 2016
What color wire worms working for the whitefish ?!
by Johnherbman on Dec. 21, 2016
Well if anyone catches a pike with a rod hanging out its mouth. Let me know. Good day at Brownlows till rod went with the big guy down the hole 6 fow lots of action good 12 inches of ice and safe for the one ton
by "FishOn" on Dec. 21, 2016
Thanks BBB, I'll be sure to post a review tomorrow evening of how i do, regardless it sure beats a good day at work!!
by BeerBabesBurbot on Dec. 21, 2016
Brownlows is on southwest part where B_Villeux added marker. Wilsons is on the east indeed. Good spots to access lake but both are busy.
I was also wondering the same thing. I looked at the map and I believe brownlow is in the NW corner and Wilson is a park around the midde east side. I was planning on going there tomorrow, but not sure which place. I was kinda hoping for somewhere that isn't packed with ppl, but it looks like it's a pretty busy place! Would like to hook a white....haven't try one before!!
Where is brownlows or wilsons??? On gull lake?!
by Troutbum2016 on Dec. 21, 2016
at Brownlow today 18" Ice about seen in couple pi early th morning. Nothing since people started showing up
by Bigworm on Dec. 21, 2016
bringing the big red barn out soon
by White master on Dec. 21, 2016
The biggest problem is with bo snow on the ice people have do less moving around and you make shadows under the ice. If you can sit still the fish will come but if you have tons of people it makes it hard for others. So remember folks less movement more fish.
by B_Veilleux1982 on Dec. 21, 2016
Went for a morning of ice fishing and some peace and quiet but instead was greeted by about 150+ people. Very crowded fishing was poor.View on Map
by PinkyT on Dec. 20, 2016
How thick is the ice at Brownslow? Able to drive a pick up truck out yet?
by Noob89 on Dec. 20, 2016
Beerbabes...... I was out there hauling the hut out ice is 17" thick 300 yards out. Tons of ice
by fishpoop on Dec. 20, 2016
Fishing wilsons for the 4th day 2 guys 6 whites in 4 fow
by iFish Guest on Dec. 19, 2016
Step 1- find brownlows
Step 2- find your little piece of heaven
Step 3- engage wireworm (two maggots)
Step 4- keep the foot noise down and wait. If you get fish comin in but not committing pay attention to where they are coming from and move accordingly. If no pattern change hook.
Step 5- post details of banger day on iFish.
by fisherman101 on Dec. 19, 2016
what are your tips for whitefish i can't get them to bite???
by BeerBabesBurbot on Dec. 19, 2016
Anyone have ice reports for the east shore north of wilsons?
by dwoitas on Dec. 19, 2016
I'm planning an ice fishing trip here for a gift. What type of fish are in this lake?
by BlackPanther on Dec. 18, 2016
Where's the hotspot for the whitefish on this lake How deep should I be fishing??!!
by fishpoop on Dec. 18, 2016
Great day at wilsons got 5 whites let 2 go...lost a major big pike over 10 pounds for sure on wire worm lol no chance!
by Fishin4life on Dec. 18, 2016
18" thick at aspen
by Owner of parkland beach store on Dec. 18, 2016
Report from two fishermen who Calle down in earlier for burgers, They had there Limit on fish and a good day for whites,out off RV heaven marina area, although friends with them had no catch ! Today. Fresh maggots now as well as frozen bait, weather looking good for fishing but take care on the ice
by Noob89 on Dec. 18, 2016
About a 4ft ice drift all along the shore on wilsons. Gotta go north to haul a hut out. 16" of ice 250 yards At wilsons as well as north end.
by Ron1971 on Dec. 18, 2016
Anything happening at wilsons
by fishstew on Dec. 18, 2016
Does anyone know if fishing shacks have to be registered on Gull this year? I heard they did on sylvan. Any info on it would be great. thanks
Is it just me or does it sound like alot of people are not following the fish limits on Gull?
by Mitch18 on Dec. 17, 2016
Where could I find some white going out first time tomorrow.
by Rocco240 on Dec. 17, 2016
Where do you register icc shack for gull lake
by Jenny23 on Dec. 17, 2016
Ice Report: 11 in
by Noob89 on Dec. 17, 2016
Also got a couple whites a ling n walleye. But hoping to get the hut out on that side but when I drove there no trucks out on that side.
Fishpoop how's the ice on the north went to brownslow had a decent day 2 pike
by Tommyboy on Dec. 17, 2016
Ice Report: 13 in
by TR1C0N on Dec. 16, 2016
Hey going out tomorrow wondering how deep at Wilson's for whites or perch?
by fishpoop on Dec. 16, 2016
What about u slew got the civic on at brownlows yet
Was at wilsons on the 14th ice was 11-12" one guy was on it with 1500 will b going back sunday and will b driving on it with f 150 for sure its safe now just test holes and b smart.....safe trips all!
by Tonypower77 on Dec. 16, 2016
Yes there is very big walleye in full. I have a spot in park land and caught a 32" eye in the Summer trolling a crank bait. I never got a weight because I was alone and never wanted to hurt him. Gave me an unreal fight. Good luck on your search!
by Jaylive on Dec. 16, 2016
@Abfisherman thanks for the clarification I love chasing big walleye and sylvan just doesn't offer that? I'll have to try my hand at tracking them down in gull. Thanks
Ps: is this slew guy for real lol seems like quite the fisherman looking back in the thread
by Noob89 on Dec. 16, 2016
Anyone been out to Wilsons how thick is the ice. hoping to haul the shack out this Sunday.
by Albertafisherman on Dec. 16, 2016
Jaylive you heard correctly. There is 8-10lb walleye that were caught this past season. I seen 1 guy pull out a couple nice 9lb walleye right in the canal. There's also big pike in this lake as last winter there was a few 22-25lb pike being pulled out of the ice
by Weeman on Dec. 16, 2016
Slew me and you gotta meet up and fish together for a few years now you out fish everyone else, I gotta see what your doing
Have heard of some 8-10 pound walleye caught in the lake is there any truth to that? What are some of the bigger ones have people caught this past year?
by crazyjb on Dec. 15, 2016
How deep are you guys fishing for the burbots?
by BurbotSlayer on Dec. 15, 2016
Are there a lot of shacks on the ice? Going out this weekend and wondering whether to bring the tent or shack.
by Owner of parkland beach store on Dec. 15, 2016
Fresh maggots in today and open 8am for all the early fishermen. Should be warming up a little for the weekend. Stay safe and hope you have a good fishing day
by Troutbum2016 on Dec. 15, 2016
Another great day a gull iced 3 pike lost one hammer 2 big burbs and got on the perch was almost a gull Lake grand slam. Where are everyone going for these elusive whites
by Owner of parkland beach store on Dec. 14, 2016
Thankfully no one went through the ice or lost a skidoo on Sunday. Stay safe and remember to check depth of ice regularly. Thankful to the emergency dispatch persons who did make sure no one had gone through the ice, despite the very cold tepretures.
by fishpoop on Dec. 14, 2016
Wilsons beach today 4fow 2 whites and 4 burbs let 2 go good day
by Keela on Dec. 14, 2016
Any ice reports for Wilsons Beach? Thx.
by bribart on Dec. 13, 2016
What depth of water for the whites? Shallow?
by BurbotSlayer on Dec. 13, 2016
Has anyone been out at Wilson Beach? How's the fishing? How thick is the ice?
by Weeman on Dec. 12, 2016
Rumour has it someone went through on a snowmobile near the north end, but no reports yet to make it a fact
by fishpoop on Dec. 12, 2016
I think it was a bull sh#$@ call
by Owner of parkland beach store on Dec. 12, 2016
Sad to report stars ambulabce was dispatched to the lake around 4pm yesterday. Please ! Please be careful out on the lake and stay close the shorline. If anyone knows what happened please post updates, truly hope everyone was OK.
by Rapalaroland on Dec. 12, 2016
by fishpoop on Dec. 11, 2016
Wilsons beach 2 guys one hut limit on whites saw about 20 landed a burb missed a few berbs and lost a pike at the hole cold but thats what we do
by Troutbum2016 on Dec. 11, 2016
was out at aspen all day 3 burbot over 25" little slow and the water is murky but still a good day on the water gonna be eating good tonight
by Mike6289 on Dec. 11, 2016
Is the water clear or murky?how was the first day fishing?
by mikesauro on Dec. 11, 2016
Ice Report: 11 inApproximately 100 yards out on Brownlow's landing.
How is everyone making out today?
by Troutbum2016 on Dec. 10, 2016
Oh this Dang app. 12" at Aspen till about 300 yards then she drops to 8" Brownlow was 10-10.5 till about 200 yards then I drops to abou 8" s black Ice s looking good. But I wouldn't be driving very far out. Stay safe out there guys
by Owner of parkland beach store on Dec. 10, 2016
Looking good for ice depth on the lake, customer / fisherman reported at 4pm Saturday 10th dec, 11 1/2 inches about 100 yards out from sunset. Lease keep safe and hope you all have a great start to th season. I'm open 8am here at the store tomorrow morning, no maggots till next week but other frozen bait in stock. Large selection of wire worms as usual
by Pud on Dec. 10, 2016
Just drilled. 12 inches of ice 400 yards out
What did you find out today troutbum?
by Troutbum2016 on Dec. 9, 2016
Driving out to the lake tomorrow to check ice will post details
by Fish a fish on Dec. 9, 2016
What's the ice thickness? Thx
by Troutbum2016 on Dec. 7, 2016
Thanks for the update pud hopefully this cold snap keeps up...sure hope no one is catching anything until the 11th
by Pud on Dec. 7, 2016
Have not been fishing since Gull Lake does not open till the 11th of Dec just checked the ice
by albertacrude on Dec. 7, 2016
I hope not, or they too must have a hard time reading the regs.
by Soonerthanlarry on Dec. 7, 2016
How has the fishing been so far? The ice sounds good. Anyone catching anything?
4 to 5" 200 yards from shore as of Dec 5
by BlackPanther on Dec. 6, 2016
What's the ice like at Gull lake?!
by Troutbum2016 on Dec. 2, 2016
sure we are all getting pretty anxious to get out right about now.. a week and a bit before she opens . does anyone know how the ice is coming along took a burn out last weekend and there was still a lot of open water
by MTR on Nov. 25, 2016
How's the ice coming along on gull?
by Owner of parkland beach store on Nov. 20, 2016
Gearing up for the coming ice fishing season,lake starting to freeze but late this year !,open now and have a good selection of wire worms so call in during opening times,
by cgenno on Oct. 27, 2016
I still caught plenty of pike and burbot 2 weeks ago, had to take a more subtle approach with lures/bait to catch but I still caught 18 pike 5 burbot in 4 hours, they are still there just won't be very aggressively feeding on crankbaits/spoons
by Albertafisherman on Oct. 20, 2016
Been fishing the canal all summer and I always go home with my limit of both pike and burbot including a 9lb and 13lb pike I caught 2 weeks ago. Since that tho the fishing has been dead, usually there's tons of minnows and pike jumping but last couple weeks there's been hardly no action. Fished 3 days ago for about 6 hours and only caught 1 fish
by Mikey69 on Oct. 19, 2016
.Well I was out at the canal last week cool windy weather. fishing was slow. I came in from the south side of the canal it has not been developed there yet although the street is paved.With fifty years of fishing under my belt I have always respected the outdoors public land or private land I always carry a bag with me and try to keep the shoreline cleaner than when I arrived there was a few things that I did pick up and take home but I have found that this summer every where I have gone it is the same it is a shame people cannot pick up after them selves well back to fishing I did catch a six pound jack. tight lines to all and remember to have fun.
by Slav98 on Oct. 18, 2016
Has anyone been to Meridian beach canal recently? Is it still open water or starting to freeze?
Any info appreciated.
by Santos on Sep. 24, 2016
Enough BS how is the fishing
by FlyHand on Sep. 23, 2016
I am glad to see a response where some one is looking at facts and regulations. You are correct, the lots do not go down to the waters edge. However the development company that started Meridian Beach owns the canal banks and was the developer of the entire Meridian Beach association. They are the private land owners of the canal banks. The public access in Meridian Beach of which there is access, is at the beaches that are maintained for both public and home owners recreational use at the home owners associations expense. The canal is a man made structure and the public water access rights for everyone is accessed by the lake. To get to the water other than by boat requires you to leave the public walking path and walk across private property. I ran into issues where we lost access to fishing at the Pembina river. The new land owner would not allow the public to access the water from his hay field to the waters edge. This was his right and the crappy part was we lost the ability to get to the waters edge.
Honestly, it was not an issue a few years ago. Over the last 2 summers it has gotten out of control. There are honest people respectful of private property who were not a problem, unfortunately between the property damage, amount of dead and mishandled fish, poaching (the FW people are busy here) and overall attitude of people when asked to respect property, the community has come to the end of its wits.
Thank you for your input.
by 09cabelas on Sep. 23, 2016
I do not fish the canal or intend to but I wanted to jump in. I looked at the site plan for meridian canal and actually property lines are not to the water line. In Alberta under common law there is what is referred to as riparian zone, so the way I look at it people can actually fish from the shore as that is still considered public land. Look at the site plan and there is also a website called healthy shorelines.com. Maybe I have interpreted this wrong.
by piclicker on Sep. 22, 2016
Flyhand you posted on Sept 17 that if you are fishing the canal you will be asked to leave- maybe i rear this the wrong way- i thought you were talking about evryone but now i am guessing you are talking about people fishing off shore and on your docks. I do apologize for not reading this right and i am 100 percent behind you with respect to people coming onto your property and you asking them to leave- Sorry guy
by FlyHand on Sep. 22, 2016
No where did I say that people cannot fish in the canal on their boats, this is the water access rights that all citizens of Alberta enjoy. So for you to take it that way, and say "too bad for me" I do not know where you interpreted that, I told Doyle to enjoy the "hot spot" in the canal, with his boat. This could be an example of the knee jerk reaction most people have over a topic like this. I am referring to the people on the canal banks and the canal banks alone. These are the people causing the issues and they are on private property, again nothing about the water itself in the canal accessed by a boat. This is exemplifying what is being experienced out here by everyone at Meridian Beach. This has become a property issue, not an access to water issue with people in their boats. I encourage you to keep coming in your boat, I would not say anything as there is no issue with that. I encourage you to re-read the posts and perhaps educate me on where i indicated that "to bad for you... you cannot fish in your boat in the Meridian Beach Canal water". Constructive feedback is always welcome in an educated dialogue.
As an aside, in reality there has maybe been 4 or 5 times all summer that we have seen people anchor up and fish in the canal. Obviously you were one of those 4 or 5, I hope you enjoyed your time in the community.
by piclicker on Sep. 21, 2016
Flyhand i agree totally with gloveman but as far as me fishing in the canal with my boat too bad for you as you have no say AT ALL on this one. I will continue to fish the canal no matter what you have to say.
by gloveman on Sep. 20, 2016
FlyHand- I too have fished in the canal from a boat. And I too was raised differently. I would never think of walking on the private property of anyone's or using your private boat launch. I agree with yourself and Doyle that most of the shore fishermen are very disrespectful of both the private property and the attitudes they have. Im sorry to hear that this is an ongoing problem!
by FlyHand on Sep. 20, 2016
You are correct, no one has rights over water, they all belong to us and I think that is part of the issue, people assume that because the canal is beside the water, they have free access. The water where you park your boat is public, no contesting that and you are right, it is one of the hots spots "in" the canal. Canal banks and the lots people walk across are not. Again, it is a matter of respect for property. We were raised differently. Telling someone to f.$#%# off when asked to leave their dock would have gotten me an ass whooping by my father or grandfather, different times I guess. We have picture this year of someone who actually backed their truck down to the edge so they could fish off of the tailgate.... I do not know what to say about that one, and after a person sunk their truck through the ice in the canal last winter going for a drive from the lake, i do not know what to say about that one either.. Enjoy the fishing in the canal, we do as well.
by doylejhansen on Sep. 18, 2016
sorry pushing buttons ... was wanting to say ... you should exercise your rights as an owner ... I know I would ...thank you doyle
flyhand .... no need to get upset ... I saw the same thing that you witnessed ... the shore fisherman would drag the fish from the water onto the rocks .... drag them on the rocks/shore ... and then have no idea how to take out the hooks ... etc. ... as for myself and any other person that joins me fishing ... we have never walked onto the docks or any land at the canals ...so we are not trespassing and wouldn't think of doing that ... since I respect the "ownership" thing ... as far as the fouled mouthed fisherman/women ... I can't control that .. and you can't either ... if I were you I would call law enforcement and exercise your right as an owner ... I am very respectful of any fish ... and always practise catch and release .., all the time ... the time I was there ... every fall for the last three years ... and the other night ... I counted no less then 15 people fishing from the shore ... yes you may have a problem ... that would be like someone (without my permission) to have a picnic in my back yard ... but one thing you don't have is "riparian rights" ...is why I will still fish in the canals from my boat ... and last time I checked ... no amount of money can buy the water .... and I and anyone I am with will respect the fishery and your private land ... you have a nice day ... and at the end of the day ... you should excersis
by FlyHand on Sep. 17, 2016
doylejhansen don't get used to going to the canal,we homeowners are done with people fishing on private property and are shutting the fishing down as people have a lack of respect for us. I know for me personally getting told oh whatever f&@$ off I'm fishing when asking them to leave my dock is frustrating. And for how people handle the fish is a disgrace I have watched fish get drug up the bank be out of the water for up to 5 minutes and then over hand thrown back into the lack. So no don't go to the meridian canal to go fish as you will be asked to leave.
by doylejhansen on Sep. 9, 2016
this message is for tkulyk ...__ go to the meridian canals ... just got home from there .... place was on fire .... pike and walleye ... we caught 40 fish from 7 to 9 pm ....__ walleye and pike ... best place to fish ... is at the intersection of the canal entrance ... then it goes right or left ....__ all you need is the husky jerk HJ12 or hj14 in the fire tiger style about twelve dollars from Canadian tire ...__your kids will catch fish ... if not they can watch all the pike, walleye and ling(s) breaking the surface chasing minnows ...__we drove our boat in ... but all shore fisherman were all catching fish .... using 5 of diamonds and the Cyclops ....__this always happens ever September until the close of the season to 10/31/16 __have fun .... cheers doyle
by tkulyk on Sep. 9, 2016
Looking to take my two little boys out fishing this weekend. What would be the best bet to try fish for this time of year?
by Demon on Sep. 6, 2016
That's what I'm saying its dumd people like that, they ruin the lakes keeping fish they shouldn't. I see all the same boats out there almost every day. There a few of these guys that catch and release fish under sized or limits of 0. Some are and hats off to them. The others that are not kick in the nuts for them. I have spoke with FW about these issues, I was told to take a picture of boat, get the #s of it and call, they will search properties of people who are suspected of poaching. So I am now carrying high powered camera to do my part.
by The Hand on Sep. 6, 2016
Sep 3 more people got caught with illegal fish including walleye at the Meridian Beach Canal. This was the second time the Fish and Feathers came out in a single day. I was told by a home owner that they will be restricting access to the canal as it is private property. Thanks for actions like this, losing a good place to fish
by Demon on Sep. 5, 2016
Any body keeping walleye should be kicked in nuts, limit is 0. Miss guided people should not be allowed to fish, these people are the ones that ruin lakes.
by nod_ab1 on Sep. 1, 2016
I've been fishing Gull lake for almost 6 years now and never caught whites in fall time. Any thoughts where to catch them during this time of the year? We will be at Aspen beach this weekend and will try to catch them but just don't know where to anchor my boat.
by LRD V8R on Aug. 22, 2016
Thanks Shane...are u on OutdoorsmenForum.ca? Happy to PM u my coordinates for some big pike on Gull.
by Shane Moore on Aug. 20, 2016
8 - 10 ft of water..
just off the swimming area at aspen beach.. using a small black jig head and half a minnow.. yesterday in the same spot we caught 4 walleye, 4 pike(not keepers) and 13 perch.. three of which were over a pound.. great day!!
by LRD V8R on Aug. 19, 2016
Shane Moore Nice job! Where did you find the perch and what were u using
by Shane Moore on Aug. 16, 2016
great day yesterday.. 2 pike, 8 perch, and 6 walleye, one of which was 6.5 lbs!! all walleye released to fight another day..
by cujo1984 on Aug. 16, 2016
If you can't figured out the regs, stop fishing and get a new sport. Snap a picture and let them go watch them grow
by piclicker on Aug. 13, 2016
Lrd. Thank you very much
by LRD V8R on Aug. 12, 2016
picliker the water condition is very good.
by piclicker on Aug. 12, 2016
anyone know of the condition of the water out at gull blue/green algae or clean
by geedub on Aug. 8, 2016
May 15 to Oct. 31 and Dec. 11 to Mar. 31 – Walleye limit 0
read the regs guys. nothing confusing about it. don't be poaching.
by Brad0420 on Aug. 6, 2016
by Jmiller on Aug. 4, 2016
3 pike over 63cm. No walleye. 5 perch. 3 whitefish. 2 burbot.
by AdithyanSK on Aug. 4, 2016
I have a question, does anyone what's the catch limit and size regulations in Gull Lake, Alberta... I looked it up, but it's so confusing.... It would be really helpful if someone answer.... Thank you
by Huyder on Jul. 27, 2016
A HotSpot Marker was added for Gull LakeView on Map
by Fishingmike on Jul. 8, 2016
Best day on Gull ever. Found a spot with some fish on the finder, anchored, and caught 23 walleye (11 over 20") longest 23". Didn't have a set of scales. Also caught 4 pike and 1 ling. Jig and a minnow.
by cgenno on Jul. 2, 2016
WalleyeView on Map
by Santos on Jun. 7, 2016
by LRD V8R on Jun. 5, 2016
by Familyfishin on Jun. 5, 2016
LRD V8R, i just did with the same name. Greatly appreciated!
by LRD V8R on Jun. 4, 2016
Familyfishin Burbot are easier to target during the hard water season. But they can be found in Gull during the summer too. Are you on Outdoorsmenforum.ca? If so, I can pm you there my burbot "honey hole".
by Familyfishin on Jun. 3, 2016
Awesome! Thank you very much! Next question for you would be, where is the best spot to find burbot on this lake? My kids have never seen one so I would love to catch one to show them what they look like!
by LRD V8R on Jun. 3, 2016
Familyfishin Gull Lake Storage on the NW corner would work. Check out RV Heaven and Marina too. Best boat launch
by Familyfishin on Jun. 1, 2016
Hello! Just wondering if anyone knew of any boat storage lots around gull lake that would be recommended! Looking to store my boat for the summer up there!
by Shane Moore on May. 18, 2016
opening day action, three pike, one walleye, one burbot..not bad for a morning on the lake!!
by Demon on May. 15, 2016
by NorthernYaker on May. 14, 2016
CALL RAP...If you don't call it in... Then in my eyes your just as guilty as the guy doing it...
by Demon on May. 14, 2016
Out getting boat ready for tommorow, opening day. What do I see dumb buggers fishing, I hope these people get caught. Make it hard for the guys following the rules. Top it all off theses are most likely the same people saying the lake is fished out
by Richer on Mar. 28, 2016
Any friend has been gull lake? How is ice and is still safe?
by Whitefish18 on Mar. 27, 2016
Anybody know where the spot is for whites right now?
by Brad0420 on Mar. 26, 2016
Was out today. Shallow water has less ice which is normal ( 14-15 inches ), We went as deep as 15 fow and there was 22 inches. All measured with tape. Good solid clear ice at deeper holes. Very sketchy near shore. Lots of vehicles out but I walked. Shore conditions are at point where they could rapidly change through day and could see evidence of someone breaking through in shallows by entrance. 15 + perch each for me and my nephew. Missed a decent walleye first thing. Pike were not biting though.
by Keela on Mar. 25, 2016
We fished at Wilsons Beach and the ice is still fine. We drove on as did many others. Only caught perch today but a ton of them.
by Deanleclair on Mar. 25, 2016
09cabelas you are so right. Ice can be 15 in but if its all candles aint good
by 09cabelas on Mar. 25, 2016
Wow, thickness of ice?? why aren't people talking quality of ice. Ice is poor quality is my update.
by PhilR on Mar. 25, 2016
I went on at Brownlows on the 23rd and my partner and I drilled in excess of 2 dozen holes throughout the day. I measure the ice by placing the end of my scoop under the ice and marking the handle. I found the ice thickness to be anywhere from 22" to 27". Lots of ice but I can't say the fish cooperated. Curious if the i ce thickness shown at 15" to 16" is an actual measurement or a visual guess.
by Keela on Mar. 24, 2016
Thank you for the update.
by Rick "burns" on Mar. 24, 2016
March 23 went to brownlows drilled 7 holes to check ice thickness all 7 holes measured 15" of ice
Has anyone drove on the ice lately at Wilson's Beach?
by Bizz on Mar. 22, 2016
Hmm not sure what that guy is going on about. Was out Saturday and Monday at brown low. Lots of ice still looking at 14-16 inches in about eight feet of water. Was a parking lot of trucks out on ice Saturday morning with no issues. Obviously less people out Monday but still spotted a few 1 tons on the ice. Stay back of old holes and you will be perfectly fine. Saw lots of whites and pike and a ton of micro perch. Enjoy it while you can guys the forecast is for more warm weather.
by Fisher kid on Mar. 21, 2016
Ice is still good.
by RHINO_RAIN on Mar. 21, 2016
We were at Wilson's on Saturday. Ling have slowed down considerably. Only got about 12 Whites. Lots of ice on the lake, about 20 vechiles out in the morning and then thinned out around noon. Zero pike, very weird.
by Superjaymann on Mar. 18, 2016
Still good to drive on, stay back from the old holes. Happy Fishing!
by Danb on Mar. 17, 2016
How's the ice? Going tomorrow
by steve.newfie on Mar. 17, 2016
Hey all how's the ice doin... is it still good to drive on.... was going to plan a trip for the weekend.....
by 99suburban on Mar. 14, 2016
Fished sunny on Saturday. 3 12"perch and many 4-8". Saw few whites and one lunker pike. Was great day with good ice. Access will be rough if weather continues.
by Fishmen on Mar. 14, 2016
Ice Report: 20 inLots of trucks, even one with a trailer, on the ice
by steve.newfie on Mar. 13, 2016
How's the ice around the south Shore might head out there today
by Fishmen on Mar. 12, 2016
Good size pike! Got first one within 20 minView on Map
by Brad0420 on Mar. 11, 2016
Watch for ice holes and shallow areas. We still have 28 " of ice in Wainwright Area still but there are holes forming in ice from dark debris ( leaves, mud ect ) melting into the ice from warm sunny weather. Shallow areas are getting sketchy too near shore / accesses. One Hole I found today is 18 " x 6 ".
by Whitefish king on Mar. 11, 2016
planning on heading to wilsons tomorrow. Anyone have any reports on ice conditions? I'll be driving a ram 1500.
by Owner of parkland beach store on Mar. 11, 2016
Please be safe out there on the lake, report in this morning, off Sunnyside two good size pike caught and kept.
by Keela on Mar. 11, 2016
My daughter went fishing there March 10th and the ice was still good to drive on. Still fish huts on the ice.
by redneck gone fishin on Mar. 10, 2016
Hello all you fisherman. Want to head out for the first time to Gull on Saturday, would appreciate anyone updating me as to the Ice condition for Thurs/Friday. Walking on should still be very safe. Looking to fish in the Brownlow's area. Anyone can let me know as I am driving in from Stony Plain. thanks for your help. Rob relaxin&fishin
by boubou04 on Mar. 10, 2016
was on the lake yesterday very poor ice sluggy with drilling hole ...I drill a hole about a foot deep just to put in my fish and within 20 minutes my hole was full of water not good ...got my limit on white but ice is getting soft...
by theflyguy94 on Mar. 9, 2016
little late but we were out saturday. had close to 25 perch 3 were over 7" also had a 9lb walleye and 2-3lb walleyes.. awesome day ice was 25" not sure what its like now
by hogchaser on Mar. 8, 2016
Anyone have an ice report?
by Fishin4life on Mar. 8, 2016
Shacks off by the end of the month. Just suggesting earlier because of the weather.
by Bigworm on Mar. 8, 2016
di i hear they changed the date when the ice shacks have to be off the lake?
by hogchaser on Mar. 7, 2016
I like to jig a spoon with a smelt and my set my tip up or "dead stick" with a jig head with a tail (best luck with a white tail)
Throw a smelt on it as well keep it within two feet of the btm
by Tjohnson1288 on Mar. 7, 2016
Hey guys I was fishing all day at wilsons yesterday and caught 3 tiny perch which was good but could not seem to get any jacks while others were what's everyone using for pike out here?
by Tino on Mar. 5, 2016
24" @ brownlows. Confirmed and measured through 12 holes. Ice is clear and healthy. Drive with respect and no issues. Slow fishing but managed a 24.5" walleye. Beautiful. Gone to breed again. Cheers.
by Hallihan91 on Mar. 3, 2016
Ice Report: 20 inStill a ton of ice! Hard to believe after all this warm weather! Lots of trucks on ice today including my half ton
by piclicker on Mar. 3, 2016
Hotdog fisher good job on what u did. Helping each other out is what it's all about whether on the lake or in life. You should be proud of what you did and if ever in need drop me a line and would be more than willing to help you and anyone else that's what's it's all about guys.
by LRD V8R on Mar. 3, 2016
HotDogFisher more importantly, congrats on the whites and thanks for the pulling that poor soul out of the lake. I'm sure that cut in to your fishing time!
HotDogFisher...there are rules, and severe ones: The Alberta Conservation Association is warning anglers of the potential legal ramifications of drilling holes on a frozen lake and casting a line during Alberta's long winter months.
"The likelihood of being charged is very low, but the severity of being charged is very high. If you do get charged, then manslaughter is the likely result," said ACA President Todd Zimmerling.
by Fishin4life on Mar. 3, 2016
I've always had great luck with pike at meridian beach
by Fisher kid on Mar. 2, 2016
We're is the best place for numbers of pike.
by Leroy Jenkins on Mar. 2, 2016
412 dollar cab ride, if anyone would like to chip in that would be great!
got the ol ford out of the water had to cab it back to the city thanks you all for the condolences
by hogchaser on Mar. 2, 2016
Probably drove into an unflagged whole after some idiot moved his shack
by piclicker on Mar. 2, 2016
Leroy as fishin for life said was out on Sunday and ice was excellent. Drove everywhere. Where the heck did u break threw
by Fishin4life on Mar. 2, 2016
ice was very safe when i was out sunday, couldnt have changed much since. Im curious as well to where abouts you went through?
by Richer on Mar. 2, 2016
is it still safe on ice with car and truck?
by kelster on Mar. 2, 2016
Its a ford......no problem lol
by Snagzilla on Mar. 2, 2016
Leroy Jenkins - where abouts did you sink your car at Brownlows? The ice was solid last weekend and I doubt it changed that much over a few days. Please advise.
by Leroy Jenkins on Mar. 1, 2016
Sunk half my Ford Focus in the lake about an hour ago. looking for any help out at Brownlow's
by Snagzilla on Mar. 1, 2016
Went out to Brownlows last Saturday and got into the whites. There were quite a few swimming around, but only caught 3 in about 6' of water. Loads of small perch and seen a monster jack swimming around. Lots of ice still and safe enough to drive out, but watch out around shore as the days get warmer.
by kelster on Feb. 29, 2016
How so Flyguy ?
by theflyguy94 on Feb. 29, 2016
am i the only one wishing c.o's would patrol this more often. seems like we have alot of anglers playing by their own rules
by Samuel bradley on Feb. 29, 2016
Sorry about the f150 Washanski forgot about the whole marking my hole thing I owe you one bud!
22 perch on the lake today! Didnt even need a tent... Solid bucket and a half full of em.
by mfisher on Feb. 28, 2016
Caught 15 perch, was s good day
by Danb on Feb. 28, 2016
Where a good spot for perch
by Fishin4life on Feb. 28, 2016
Scott drive is the entrance to aspen. 18" of ice at Wilson's. Extremely slow day at both places, didn't have a single bite and only saw once person actually land a fish today.
by Richer on Feb. 28, 2016
How to driving on ice on Aspen area
by Iam2Shakey on Feb. 28, 2016
Caught about 50-60 perch in 6 feet of water, kept 5 of the biggest ones. Saw big jack, ling but no whites. View on Map
by Devistat on Feb. 27, 2016
Awesome Day on the lake. Started fishing at 8:30. Caught 10 small Perch. A good sized Whitefish and a Burbot. Overall an awesome day!!
by 86chevyhotrod on Feb. 27, 2016
Yes the aspen area
by Owner of parkland beach store on Feb. 27, 2016
Thank you fishin4life, it's getting really confusing as ice was deemed way less depth several days ago, fishermen in store and fishing off Sunnyside reporting 24 " depth ! Stay safe
by Fishin4life on Feb. 27, 2016
Out at aspen right now and ice is still 24" here
Hi 86 chevyhotrod ? Where on the lake is it 26" ?, as reports coming into the store is nothing like this ?,
Was out Thursday we were sitting on 26 inches of ice. Not sure where people are finding 14?
by Fishin4life on Feb. 26, 2016
Ice report for Wilson's beach?
by Rick "burns" on Feb. 25, 2016
Great day 5 10" perch numerous little guys and a 9lb and 4lb pike
by Owner of parkland beach store on Feb. 25, 2016
Not many out as mild weather continues, 14 " ice reported off Sunnyside this morning by fisherman who visited the store lunchtime and fishing slow !, one pike caught and released.
Be safe out there
by rogerwhitefish on Feb. 25, 2016
I sure hope every body is abiding the fishing regulations. Numbers are way down. Please practice catch and release. Only 14" of ice at Aspen Beach. Not safe because of the mild weather. Better to park over shallow water and walk to deeper water. Avoid bunching up vehicles. Give fisherman and their vehicles wide berth. Thnx
by Boneski on Feb. 24, 2016
Hi I have a place at Raymond Shores and I am interested in findingwhere brownlows is thanks Clayton
by ATVGuy on Feb. 23, 2016
Regarding the 2ft x 4 ft hole, I'm not generally a fan of government interference, but maybe it is time for Fish and Wildlife to start requiring permits for shacks to stay on the lake overnight. At least then there will be a way to keep people accountable for their negligence.__In the meantime, maybe post a marker on this site, and maybe somebody could provide a lead.
by Krutovkurt on Feb. 23, 2016
Feb. 19th 2016. 4 of us Fished on the south side of lake for 8 hours. Never caught one pike or walleye. Just seen three pike on the camera. Unreal the amount of small perch. Very boring day!
by hogchaser on Feb. 22, 2016
Thats terrible man
Some people just don't use there heads
Did you have anything to mark it once you were out
where abouts did it happened?
by mfisher on Feb. 21, 2016
Fished by brownlows over some weeds, no bites or sightings
by The Gull Wonder on Feb. 21, 2016
Average day at Brownlows, My son and I caught 9 whites, and a few small perch
by Mark.s on Feb. 21, 2016
Just in case someone picked it up....I lost a 20lb propane tank with a little heater mounted on top of it. Tailgate bounced open leaving brownlows. Noticed right away and spent the next hr looking for it. Someone must've grabbed right away. If you see it or have it please let me know
by Interestededmontonian on Feb. 21, 2016
Small perch from 3 areas of lake.
by fishingmagician on Feb. 21, 2016
Driving on the ice at wilsons,on the main trail.....saw two trucks coming towards me so pulled off trail to let them by and got stuck. They just cruised right.....awesome thanks so much guys. Especially the fact I had my 3 small grand children with me.i guess common curtesy is a thing of the past. Finally flagged down an older gentleman about an hour later who was more than happy to tow me out. A big thank you to you sir. You restored my faith in humanity. As for the two d bags that left me stranded I hope karma has special plans for you.
by wallynuts on Feb. 20, 2016
Never heard of it. Where is sandy point_
by White master on Feb. 20, 2016
South of Sandy Point today well its was great till noon took home 8 large Perch and 2 Big Whites then it was dead.
by 09cabelas on Feb. 20, 2016
Has anyone seen worms in the whitefish this year. Last year I had a couple that had worms
by Rick "burns" on Feb. 19, 2016
Lots of little perch at the brownlows
by Caster on Feb. 18, 2016
Feb. 17 - white bite was really on between 9am and 11am. Landed 6, marked a bunch more. 11fow, north of Sandy Point. Moved to Aspen around 1pm and got into some perch. Biggest was 27cm. Also landed 2 walleye. Better than average day for us!
by LazyIke on Feb. 18, 2016
Pretty Dead for Action today at Sandy Point and Brownlows. Everyone driving on ice. No problem.
by Soos on Feb. 18, 2016
Ice Report: 18 in18" south of the golf course. Starting to get slushy at shore
by piclicker on Feb. 17, 2016
by Wu on Feb. 17, 2016
Where the lake is just two ft water? Could you mark a location you were fishing. How far is from the share side?
by Darin7 on Feb. 16, 2016
Would you be able to drive a car on this lake fairly easy?
by OilyMan on Feb. 16, 2016
Hey Everyone, Looks like not bad fishing. Does anyone have an updated ice report? Looking to go out to Gull for the first time this year.
by Old fish on Feb. 16, 2016
Thanks for directions,will try there
by piclicker on Feb. 16, 2016
hows the ice condioton
by fishingmagician on Feb. 16, 2016
Hey Billy. Travelling east or west from Bentley?
Where is Brownlows?
by Bigworm on Feb. 16, 2016
13 small perch yesterday at brownlows, 11 feet of water
by dethouanesamone on Feb. 15, 2016
White fishView on Map
by Owner of parkland beach store on Feb. 15, 2016
Good fishing reports yesterday on the lake, bait in stock and open 8am every day except Monday's, open today though a sits family day until 4pm.
by Lb on Feb. 14, 2016
Calhoon. You must be to the right of lake access?
by Slew Jr in training on Feb. 14, 2016
Going to head to Sandy Point for the night burbot bite. Also like to congradulate Knuckles Mc D for winning smallest and Little Jo for most fish. And thanks to Snow drifter and all the families that attended the invitational. Good time had by all. Enjoy the Valentines day Fishing and goof luck my fellow fisher persons
by Devon78 on Feb. 14, 2016
How thick is the iceman gull lack today ? Wondering about driving 1/2 ton onto lake
by Jake95 on Feb. 14, 2016
How has sandy point last couple days?
The Slew Jr invitational went pretty good yesterday. Congrats to skinny G, Sledged and all the others who landed fish and took home the prizes. Couldn't have asked for a nicer day. Thanks to all who attended and a special thanks to Mrs slew for organizing. Iced too many fish to count and it was great to see the wee fishers catching perch and having a great time. Always fun to watch someone catch their first fish.
by DoubleC on Feb. 14, 2016
did stay out for an hour after i cleaned everything up Lb.. My head just wasnt into it after that..but all is good:). Fishy, thanks for your offer for materials. I have quite a few tanks kicking around so i will think about building another in the summer.. Thanks guys! Happy fishing and be safe! Cheers:)
by musak4ears on Feb. 14, 2016
Good day at Gull Lake with the family, little slow, but a big jack brightened the day!
by fishy fishy on Feb. 14, 2016
Double C sorry to here about the theft. if you need some material to build new one. I have a couple of old propane tanks you can have. and i hope you still have a great weekend
by Lb on Feb. 13, 2016
DoubleC did you and your boy get some fishing in today despite the bad morning?
Good day today at brownlows. 20 or so perch. 2 pike. Nice fat burbot. 1 white to top of hole but got off. Father in law had great time. He doesn't get out fishing much so all in all great day. Hope everyone else had fun too
by Wayner.blaze on Feb. 13, 2016
Unfortunately there's all kind of losers in our society but worse is they still have nerve to call themselves "sportsmen".
by Ksabbs on Feb. 13, 2016
Going to gull for first time tomorrow. Anybody out today with an ice report? Also to the dirtbags who took that guys stuff. You suck and your only chance to be a decent person is to put it back.
by DoubleC on Feb. 13, 2016
Thankyou for your support guys and gals:). I really do hope that the stove gets returned, but im guessing thats a long shot! I dont care about the rest of the stuff that was taken. Just really sad that people think its ok and fun to steal others belongings. We all need to look out for eachother out there, although its hard when it happens in the middle of the night. This happened at Aspen beach so hopefully everyone else is ok. Cheers and have a great family day weekend:)
I hope you and your son can still enjoy the weekend
I am very sorry to hear that you got robbed. I don't understand how people can do things like that
by mountainman11 on Feb. 13, 2016
Too the person or persons that stole & broke and entered into the fishing shack please return the stuff. Especially the stove.
Do it at 2 am or something please if you have a heart just do it.
by FishinHeathen on Feb. 13, 2016
Yolo, it is open may 15 - oct 31, and dec 11 - mar 31 with 0 burbot limit from feb 1 - mar 31.
Just a quick note to the lowlife or lowlifes that broke into my shack and stole my wood stove that my son and i built together, and the nice chair and lantern that i got for Chistmas .. I forgive you for not being raised by parents that taught you right from wrong. It is really disheartning when you show up to spend a day filled with joy and memories on the lake, to find that someone has violated your property. This is a tearful morning for a grown man and a little boy who likes to spend his time with his dad.. Enjoy your new stove:) it was made with love:(..
by Yolofishing on Feb. 13, 2016
Ifishalberta app says open may 15 till October 31 is that a error?
by rogerwhitefish on Feb. 12, 2016
Hey whisky, follow the rules, poacher
by ST on Feb. 11, 2016
How's Wilson's Beach producing lately?
by Brad0420 on Feb. 11, 2016
ice is about 15 inches.
by Billy Washanski on Feb. 10, 2016
Went out today, really nice day out at Browlowns, a little slow to get going, but the action really picked up in the afternoon. Caught a bunch of whites in 4 FOW.
by hogchaser on Feb. 10, 2016
Can anyone tell me what the ice thickness is out there?
by oosty11 on Feb. 10, 2016
You guys want some good pike head out to meridian and you'll get some! Non stop action all day yesterday!
by WhiskeyBreath on Feb. 9, 2016
It is a big lake, instead of complaining about the noise, move. I can sit in my tent with the generator all day if I want. It is not against the law.
by hogchaser on Feb. 9, 2016
I don't know how someone could not be outside to enjoy the weather we've been having!!
I went to mulhurst on pigeon lake.. Do not recommend. About an hour into fishing there happened to be an ice track right by us. So if you think a generator is bad listening to half a dozen quads and side by sides is much worse
by White master on Feb. 9, 2016
Its funny how everyone is catching but no one can say where so others can have some fun. Funny...
by Wilbur Yellowknife on Feb. 8, 2016
Big day big fest, 16 whites 9 mariah 2 pike
by kelster on Feb. 8, 2016
To much bs on this lakesite get a grip and be men allready
by Brad0420 on Feb. 8, 2016
16 inches of ice. 81 cm, 76 cm pike and a few smaller pike, a burbot and tons of perch ( biggest about 9 inches ) between me, my nephew and my uncle. Non stop action all day. Seen a white and a couple walleye on camera but they were not interested in what I was throwing.
by Thirstyman on Feb. 8, 2016
Heading out tomorrow nevet fished gull b4 looking for whites any info as to where is good spot appreciated...just a couple aged anglers not looking to steal your honey hole only go once or twice a year just looking for a bit of advice thnx
by WhiskeyBreath on Feb. 7, 2016
F&W on the ice, start shoving your excess fish back down the hole!!!!
by chuk6 on Feb. 6, 2016
Slew junior as his prodigal are not idiots. They seem to have some fishing knowledge( They may be the same person. Who knows, and who really cares.)
by ScottLB on Feb. 6, 2016
Can you drive your truck out on the ice these days?
by LRD V8R on Feb. 6, 2016
I was just on Google Earth planning our ice fishing trip to Gull. Went to our fav summer spot on Google Earth (last imagery date: Aug 22/15) and there in our fav spot is our boat. My son and I were fishing on Sat Aug 22...Google didn't even go, "Say Cheese!" :-)
by Bizz on Feb. 6, 2016
Ice Report: 15 inWest side of lake, lots of small perch
by Demon on Feb. 5, 2016
Looks like slew Jr. is an idiot to, let's see some pics, then maybe someone would believe you guys
by johnTheHunter on Feb. 5, 2016
Where can you find shalow water in sandu point looking for 5ft and less
by woo on Feb. 5, 2016
just wonderin how much bull goes with the directions hahahah
by oosty11 on Feb. 4, 2016
Where are you guys getting your bait at??
by WhiskeyBreath on Feb. 4, 2016
Jr - You should make some mitts for the MRS with the muskrat fur
by Slew Jr in training on Feb. 4, 2016
To get to the muskrat mounds from brownlows entrance: immediately head left and follow the shore line, after the houses and boat lifts the bull rushes get a bit thicker keep watching the shore line and you will see the mounds just in side the reeds, watch close they are easy to miss. Its about 1km from the entrance by my estimation, 6' out from the reeds you should see our holes.
The boiled muskrat stew didn't turn out as good as we would have liked and knuckles is have a heck of a time getting the smell off of his hands. We're gonna eat it either way but maybe try BBQ next time if the opportunity presents itself again. If you kill it or keep it you must eat it. Good luck my gull lake friends!
by hogchaser on Feb. 4, 2016
This is my first year out ice fishing and I have no idea how fast ice thickness can change with warm weather
I know that a nice weekend won't kill 16" of ice but a few weekends in a row of 3-5 degrees and sunny week days sketches me out. Has anyone had to stay off the water before the end of the season due to ice conditions? And how long does it take for warm elweather to seriously effect the ice. Thanks
by Whitefish18 on Feb. 4, 2016
Where are these muskrat mounds located? Thanks for the help
by LRD V8R on Feb. 4, 2016
Luv your reports Slew. Between you, the guy with Civic (your brother?) and FISHLIPS (on other threads) there is enough content to create a book titled, "The World's Greatest Fish Stories!" Tight lines Slew JR. But most of all, keep the stories coming!
Anyone know how to cook muskrat?Knuckles figures we should boil it.
Been out of commission for a few days after suffering a horific leg wrestling injury. Went out for the burbot last night and glad I did. Caught and released 22, biggest was 9lbs, fat with eggs but not quite ready to spawn. Straight out from the muskrat mounds in 4 fow. Thanks sledgend for the tip the other day that you had been seeing the burbs in shallow by the mounds. Started biting good at about 6:30. Had knuckles Mc D with me and he was a skeptic of the shallows but after catching a couple more fish than me is now a believer. Hitting shrimp on live forage rattle jigs and orange jig head, green tail about evenly. Darn muskrat swam up Knuckles hole and scared the jeepers out of us. Good night all and all.
by hogchaser on Feb. 3, 2016
Caught 11 perch, maybe 4 were keepers. Saw a monster burbot but didn't even glance at my line
Couple decent jacks hanging around too
by Brad0420 on Feb. 3, 2016
How much ice is out there ? Headed out this weekend ( weather permitting )
by oosty11 on Feb. 3, 2016
Was at brownlows today. Saw a couple big burbot and a pike or 2. Didn't catch anything though.
by Shane Moore on Feb. 3, 2016
thats a good question.. where are the muskrat huts?
by White master on Feb. 3, 2016
Hey Sledgend been going to the lake for years not sure where the muskrat huts are but glad to hear someones have fun. Anyone know of a good spot to get some Whites as the young lad loves catching them. Good Luck everyone.
by Kaleh01 on Feb. 3, 2016
All my whitefish activity yesterday at sandy point was first and last light. Spent the mid day with just tip-ups for pike & burbs. Managed 1 pike about 5lbs mid day. Went back to the shallows for the last 2 hours, lost a white, then stayed till dark for walleye & burbot. Gave up at 630pm, reeled up my line, pulled my minnow off and tossed it in the hole. I was packing up when I noticed a line on the flasher and heard a splash, couldn't believe it but there was a burbot in my hole! His barbells were out of the water and he was trying to eat my minnow! Scared the hell out of me, lol
Rigged back up and fished after he left but only had one fish come in and I couldn't interest them in a bite with either a spoon & minnow head or a jig & minnow. I'm guessing a walleye the way it hung around and followed my bait on the flasher.
by BaitMeUpScotty on Feb. 3, 2016
Not much coming throughView on Map
by 09cabelas on Feb. 2, 2016
@goldeye. The ice will be fine. It takes several weeks to rot ice, not a couple days.
by Fishfail on Feb. 2, 2016
Forgot some equipment out on the ice including a camera
by Goldeye on Feb. 2, 2016
Hey guys, can anybody tell me the thickness of the ice? With the Chinook coming in this week. And wanting to go fishing there (gull lake) this weekend feb 06 but the winds 40kms. Waiting for next weekend weather looking better, will ice be too thin by then ?
by oosty11 on Feb. 2, 2016
Good spots to go by brownlows??
by Sledgend on Feb. 1, 2016
Such a beautiful weekend, I called into work sick, paid another night at the hotel and extended my weekend. Headed back to SW bay near the large muscrat mounds again as the perch were much larger there. Had a limit of beautiful perch once again. Seen some whites as well but they weren't too interested in my wetaskiwin. My old chow chow had a great time chasing muscrats around all day, sorry to the guy that came buy on the old yamaha, Ralph don't like skidoos too much, I'll get him in the truck if you wanna come buy on Saturday. Can't seem to find red maggots anywhere lately, let the white ones soak in ketchup over night and it seemed to be home run with the perch and those pesky jack fish as well.
by fishy fishy on Feb. 1, 2016
2 burbot. seen nice walleye.18 plus FOW.Wilson Beach. Not catching alot but always seeing fish
by google on Jan. 31, 2016
Where can you get wire worms close to Brownlows? I'm not from the area and am looking to fish for whites. Any color and size suggestions would also be appreciated
by Fishingmike on Jan. 31, 2016
Ice Report: 14 inAspen beach area.
2 legal pike, 1 walleye and too many perch in 14 fow at Aspen beach area. All perch were small.
by IRWELDER on Jan. 31, 2016
Seeing nothing yetView on Map
by Sledgend on Jan. 31, 2016
Jumbo Perch View on Map
Feeling a little rough this morning, was a late night at monkey top. Mrs slew Jr sure can 2 step. Big thanks to Slew Jr for saving from the local boys, was chatting with a nice local buckle bunny when my lazy eye got the best of me. Heading to the old rock pile today again. ( I'll try pin on here for you all)
by Slew Jr in training on Jan. 30, 2016
Entered the Monkey top derby today. Fished a bit out of my comfort zone and stayed away from the bay and the whites. Fished deeper water in search of Monster jacks. The Mrs and her friend spanked the fish and we are on our way to the Monkey top to meet friends and collect their winnings. I was a bit under the weather after we got into the dandelion shine last night. Thanks to the Mrs and her friend for picking up the slack for me.
by Sledgend on Jan. 30, 2016
Wanna meet up civic slew? Would love to meet ya!
Must have used up my character limit. Sorry about that. What I was saying: big post derby get together at the monkey to tonight. Meeting slew Jr & Mrs slew Jr down there after my supper. Please stop by out table and say hello. I'm wearing a old precision drilling Jean jacket, red proban coveralls
Busy weekend out at Brownlows Landing Forsure. Left the old homestead 2 hrs before light and and had my hikes drilled just as the sun peeked out of the horizon. Getting pretty busy in the SW bay, hope all who took my advice had great success on the jumbo perch that area has to offer. Find were the bigger fresh water shrimps are and you'll find big perch. Changed it up a bit today, went to the "sunken island" Just NE of the sandy pointe boat launch. 100 meters east from shore slightly north. Lots of large rocks and structure below there. 2-3 FOW below ice. No joke 50 - 60 perch. 5 jumbo in the bucket. 2 decent whites that I released. Have the oerch all fillet up. Freddy the cook at the hotel deep drys my perch for me as long as I order a pouting with gravy. Big post derby get together at the monkey top tonight, slew Jr
by Flyfisher08 on Jan. 30, 2016
South of brownlows on the bay 4fow pretty slow, caught a few little perch
by wild_ab on Jan. 30, 2016
How thick is the ice?? I figure everyone must be driving by now?
by IceAngler91 on Jan. 30, 2016
Went out half the day. Started at SE launch and worked our way up. Nothing but a few small perch none worth keeping. Everyone we ran into on east side of lake wasn't having no luck neither. Big Derbyshire today too. Shame
by Whitefish18 on Jan. 30, 2016
What were you using for those big pike? Never seen one come out of there that big
by LazyIke on Jan. 30, 2016
The Mrs just saw over five whitefish in the last half hour. Hooked one and almost brought it out of the hole. Had her hand on it but by that time the head was pointed down and gone. Bronze wireworm with one maggot.
by Flyfishinpots on Jan. 30, 2016
Massive pike. Me and a buddy out for two hours caught five pike. All over 20LbsView on Map
by Cityfisher88 on Jan. 30, 2016
Seen whites and some pike north of the sand bar. Nothing biting really.
Pretty Dead here for sightings and action on the sand bar by Sandy Point. Lots of fisherman on the ice for the derby by Brownlows.
Perch not much elseView on Map
by johnTheHunter on Jan. 28, 2016
Thank you slew jr in trainning. Are you talking about the sand bar right before the sandy point bay? i fished there couple of years ago it was a good spot .thanks again
by Slew Jr in training on Jan. 28, 2016
86 perch (4 keepers), 1 white and a 14lb pike today. Not a bad day. The little perch were annoying more than anything. Beautiful day luckily cause we weren't on the lake an hour and Mrs Slew Jr put a leg in the hole rite to the curly ones. I definitely out fished the Mrs today as she spent half the day in the car warming and drying her wet pants, boot and foot, at least she'll have a good story to tell at bridge night.
by TeddyR on Jan. 28, 2016
Talking smack with the boys, we debated what is best whitefish lake in Alberta, One said Wabamun, one said Slyvan, and three of us said Gull at Brownlows. What does everyone think?
by Mikey69 on Jan. 27, 2016
Back out on the east side o n the 25th.8 Fow.More small perch a few whites but they turned from the old reliable.released 1 - 24" Pike.The 26th about a100 yards from yesterday pulled up one white in 5 min. lost another ten min later.A hour later had a white go after my hook like she was blind,she then hit old faithfull on the jawjacker.Fed the perch later on just little guys,but there fun to watch slowly take apart a small smelt on a treble.all the action must have got a nice 28"pike to come in on my fresh bait.amazeing to watch them gills flare as she sucked in that smelt.so all in all another couple of great days out.Great weather some good action.Tight lines to all,and have fun.
by WhiskeyBreath on Jan. 27, 2016
Super day at Brownlows, limited out at 915am, spent the rest of day playing with the whites, Landed 14 in total.
by Young fisherman on Jan. 26, 2016
Well I'm making the hour drive again tomorrow to try again should I be fishing over weeds or find sand benches and I was fishing at the mouth of the creek in about 10' of water and tips for where to fish and what's the rigs everyone's using and if your fishing off the bottom? And thank bully wahshanski for the tip. Any more tips would be very helpful really want to get my dad on some white fish
by Bully wahshanski on Jan. 26, 2016
Young fisher. Don't give up. A couple of tips - use light line 6lbs or less. I find anything heavier the whites swim on by. Jig your hook to make it looks like it is swimming around the hole. Try different colours. I keep 30 rigs with different hooks/colour ready to go. Change colour if a fish rejects
by Eugene Wirsta on Jan. 26, 2016
Tried fishing in the shallows, first two holes I drilled into the mud, finally got a good hole in at 3ft of water. Caught 5 nice sized whites.
by Slew Jr in training on Jan. 26, 2016
Got in on the afternoon fish iced 2 small pike, 2 whites and a bunch of little perch. Wish I could have made it out earlier. Sorry to hear you're out of commission for a bit slew, hope I get a chance to try your Kielbasa. John the Hunter I am seeing the most whites in shallow water, about 3-6 fow. The most consistent spot for me is about 3/4 of the way to sandy point from brownlows. There's a sand bar that comes out about 300 yards off shore, I was about 100 yard from the shore in 4 fow Sunday and today. Saw plenty of whites both days. Same spot me and the Mrs got the van stuck and had to spend the night last year. Good luck.
by UJean Whelhan on Jan. 26, 2016
Brownlow report - Fished for 4hrs in 2.5 feet of water today, caught and release 9 whites. Beautiful day on the hardwater
by Snowdrifter on Jan. 26, 2016
Has anyone been using precooked shrimp rings I've been using them over by the canal. Slaying that perch. Also inject your worms with air using a syringe. Makes them fatter and bubble a bit attracting the crankers.
by oosty11 on Jan. 26, 2016
When should I take my shack off the lake?
by LRD V8R on Jan. 26, 2016
There are some perch there! http://bit.ly/1ZRcsOB
by Flash on Jan. 26, 2016
Aspen dead today hope tomorrow is better seen one big pike and caught and released one average perch. Sorry Young Fisherman it is usually a lot better hope they get going in the PM _
by Pud on Jan. 26, 2016
Brownlows is where you get on the lake if you are fishing at aspen most likely. Just a little bit north west of aspen beach.
by BobtheBuilder on Jan. 26, 2016
Brownlows Directions: Go through Bentley, brown sign ~4 km down the highway, silo on the left of road. Turn left, then keep going straight, on past the stop sign onto dirt track. You should see ice fishing shacks everywhere.
I am fishing at aspen beach and haven't caught anything not even a perch tried 2 feet or water to 12 feet and nothing but fish on the camera on top of some weeds any tips ?? Could really use some and again where is brown lows
Nice day at Brownlows. Fishing above average. Was wondering why guys were fishing so close to shore, until I read the comment below. Going to have to try that next time out.
by newbie74 on Jan. 26, 2016
was out at brownlows on saturday at noon and stayed till sunday at 10 am.tried everything i have read on here that people say works and three of us fishing and not one bite..saw lots of perch on camera but nothing at all...no whites or any other species for that matter..time to find another lake...
by Billy Wahshanski on Jan. 26, 2016
Mostly fish at Brownlows, sometime Aspen
by Icefishnguy on Jan. 26, 2016
Billy, what area of the lake are you having the best luck? Brownlows?
Good to hear Glenrose that it worked, A few years ago an older guy would always fish in the extreme shallows, I took his lead and have been catching fish in a few feet of water ever since. Pretty wild how the come blasting thru the hole without warning. I think they are shallows for the sole reason of feeding so they bite readily
Thanks flash for the tip were on our way out there now good luck fishing
I have my shack on aspen seeing and catching a ton of perch there some big ones to. I am in 6 FOW.
by Young fisherman on Jan. 25, 2016
Hey fellow fisherman, any tips you guys can give me to catch some perch first time fishing on gull not really interested in whites but would like to get my father on some perch what's the best sport to enter on the lake I was thinking aspen beach?? And what's the brown lows everyone is talking about ??
by Glenrose rocks on Jan. 25, 2016
Thanks Billy for the tip, fished this afternoon in 2 feet of water, caught fish after fish. I can believe there are that many fish in so little water. Thanks again Billy, learned something new today
by Jesse Goodreaux on Jan. 25, 2016
Haven't been to Brownlows in years. Hearing very good reports. How busy is it out there.
by LazyIke on Jan. 25, 2016
Slew and Slew Jr. Your fishing adventures bore me to tears. Keep fishing.
by Eugene Wirsta on Jan. 25, 2016
Sunday at Brownlows caught a bunch of nice sized 9-10" perch, saw a few whitefish but were not interested. I seen a couple of guys fishing really shallow, must of been you Billy Wahshanski, good to hear someone found the whites. Hey slew I hear there biting at Slyvan
by johnTheHunter on Jan. 25, 2016
Jr in trainning, where did you catch those whites? I went out sunday morning. And did not see any whites at all. Caught lota of perch but im looking for whitefish.
by Billy Wahshanski on Jan. 25, 2016
Wow, some real wing nuts fishing at Gull this year. At least it is humorous. Now here is a true fishing report: The whites seemed to pick it up a gear the last week and are really moving. Fish 2 to 4 FOW. No luck deeper than 5 FOW. The fish are just hammering the hook in the shallow water. They seem to come in schools and are feeding heavy. Good luck everyone
by Slew Jr in training on Jan. 25, 2016
Made it out for a bit in the afternoon yesterday. Thanks to the Mrs for sharing her bridge winnings with me so I could get to the lake. Whites were moving pretty good, have had better afternoons but was still able to ice 6. Didn't keep any cause the Mrs says she's done cleaning fish for a while. Lost my rainbow wire worm to a good size jack but green and orange seemed to work as well. That sure was an impressive bucket of perch that you had Sledgend, some of the bigger ones I've seen this year. Wanted to stay for the evening burbot bite but Mrs slew Jr was adamant that I be home for sloppy Joe night. Good luck fishing this week and enjoy the beautiful weather all!
Wood69.i use small jigs or small wireworm with maggots. 6-8fow.
by wood69 on Jan. 25, 2016
How do u catch perch and what u u use for bait at gull lake and what's a good depth
How and where abouts would I catch perch and what u use for bait
by Sledgend on Jan. 24, 2016
Wow what a beautiful day on the old hard water. Too many perch to count. Brought home the limit though of 12"ers. 2 - 3 fow in between some lager muscrat mounds in the SW back Bay of Brownlow. Running a beach ball colored wetaskiwin with 2 red and 2 white maggots alternating consectuvily opposite on the 4 prong treble hook. Bit too much snow for my 2wd Chevy so just tugged the old calf sled along, tried to get my old chow chow KING Ralph to give tug for bit but the old stubborn bugger wouldnt dooer. Slew Jr came buy today, On his way off ice, told me what lures had been working best on the whites for the day. I'm more into perch personally than white fish but what ever floats your boat. Was worth the long drive this weekend to Bently and the staff at the Bentley hotel were excellent as usual. Off to work for the week hope to be back next weekend . Cheers all.
by Flex2003 on Jan. 24, 2016
Ice Report: 18 inPulled one pike right at 63 and one ling cod east side of lake
by Riggggz on Jan. 24, 2016
Superb day at brownlows Whitefish are really moving. Fish were not interested until I put on a lime green wireworm. Landed 7 until I broke my line, fish would not bite anything else. Heading to the store looking for some more lime green hooks.
by Owner of parkland beach store on Jan. 24, 2016
Mixed reports coming in at the store, some having caught limits of white and perch ! Others not seeing a fish ! Enjoy the day no matter what the catch !
by Slew Jr in training on Jan. 24, 2016
Sorry to hear about the auger and the tire slew at least you got some fish. Hopefully the auger can be fixed The Mrs and I did alright last night with the burbs. The Mrs got 2 and I got one, maybe the shirt helped. The smoked whitefish turned out good and was a great midnight snack when we got home. Thanks to the nice guy that gave Mrs a couple smokes. Sorry she's always bumming we're on a budget gas or smokes. It sure makes my day more enjoyable when she gets her fix. Hoping to get out today but getting pretty low on gas cause the Mrs bought smokes. Good luck today sure have met some nice people on the lake this year, I'll stop by for a visit next time I see the civic and we can swap some fishing secrets?
by Mikey69 on Jan. 23, 2016
you guys that are on slew guy u know he is just looking for attention.leave him be and maybe he will go away.maybe some of u have lost the meaning truly fishing.Imean it is not about how many fish u can catch in a day .It is about comradery out with your buddy having fun bsin with each other.or just out by your self having some time to your self.if you see fish and if you can catch them that's a bonus.its about passing on the knowledge to a young one or even a stranger.you will fell good about your self.when you can see the appreciation in there face.tight lines to all and remember to have fun
by Sledgend on Jan. 23, 2016
Thanks so much for the legal clarification brad4:20. Soon with this new Trudeau government you will be legal also. Anyways was out the old hard water today pulled in a few perch. Just enough to keep me coming back tomorrow for more. Think I met mrs slew Jr today, nice lady in a homade cloud shirt, gave her a few smokes.
by Fishingmike on Jan. 23, 2016
To access Aspen travel 1 km west of the Gull Lake store.
by Zeus87 on Jan. 23, 2016
Hey everyone what's the best way to access aspen beach. I've looked on google maps and it looks like maybe Scott dr but not sure if there is lake access or not any advice would help as I'm coming up from Airdrie
by iFish Guest on Jan. 23, 2016
Is there a derby on the lake today? I've never seen so many people fishing gull before, hopefully people had more luck than I did all week long or there's gunna be a lot of disappointed fisherman.
by Brad0420 on Jan. 23, 2016
"The number of fish of each species you may possess at_the end of a fishing trip, regardless of the number of days fished, is_equal to a 1-day limit at the water body fished and includes fish stored ( prepared or unprepared ) at home."__So, _ if the limit for possession of Whitefish is 3 and you have two at home in your freezer you can only keep one more.__This is for both slews. And Yes THE LIMIT IS 3.
by Slew Jr in training on Jan. 23, 2016
Heading back out with Mrs Slew Jr for the evening burbot bite. Mrs made a delightful batch of sucker chowder with white corn to bring out for dinner. Going to try Brownlows. Mrs slew Jr wearing a black shirt with sparkles for the night bite. I don't feel that the fish look up as much at night but we will see. Just need to add some more jack Daniels wood chips to the smoker and we will be on our way. Feel free to stop by for some chowder we have lots.
by PaulgBond on Jan. 23, 2016
Ice Report: 11 inWilson's
by Riggggz on Jan. 23, 2016
Good to hear the lake is not dead like some people are preaching. What are they biting on? Heading out in the am. to give it a try. Stop by and say hello, I will be in the white F150
by 09cabelas on Jan. 23, 2016
They should change the name of this lake to whiner lake, because what I see on all the posts about this lake is a bunch of whiners and cry babies. Most lakes have sensible and helpful feedback but whiner lake (gull lake)seems to be all whining and gossip
Out yesterday close to Aspen boat launch. Caught 11 walleye, 2 small pike, 2 ling and a perch. Too much fun. All caught using a jig and minnow 6" off bottom.
Got my limit of whites and one sucker at sandy point 6 fow. First sucker on gull, wasn't even sure there were any in the lake. Bare hook turned sideways, meal worm tipped with a piece out white corn. Headed home 9am to wake Mrs slew Jr up so she can clean my fish. Going to get them in brine ready to smoke. Going to try the sucker as well. Anyone eaten sucker before?
by YIGAF on Jan. 23, 2016
It would be nice if all this BS could be screened from this column. Yes you can still catch whitefish on this lake but it takes patience,knowledge of the lake,knowledge of the fish habits,and an ever increasing amount of luck. I have enough experience on this lake to KNOW something is wrong. By the way,cook your whitefish thoroughly,the last two batches I cleaned had roundworms in the meat
by Dslug on Jan. 23, 2016
Where is sandy point
by Riggggz on Jan. 22, 2016
I agree with Calhooooon. I was raised on a farm outside of Bentley. I have been fishing this lake for fifty years. The lake is still a good fishery. I think people are using this forum to discourage people from going fishing. I been out a three times this winter, once was very good, the other two times were poor. That's ice fishing - some days they are biting, other days they don't
by NC on Jan. 22, 2016
No bs, almost every time I've been out at sandy point I've been catching, mostly I get my limit
by Fin Finder on Jan. 22, 2016
Fished off the point yesterday very slow only one keeper!!!
by Richer on Jan. 22, 2016
Please take a picture of fish you got next time showing so many fishes. Let us look at how luck were you. We wait for 4 hours and even see nothing.
Please take a picture of fish you get. Let us look how luck are you! We even can not see any white for 4 hours waiting!
by Whitefish18 on Jan. 21, 2016
So just a wireworm with a maggot? And thanks for the help!
by Mikey69 on Jan. 21, 2016
Hi Whitefish 18 well what I used was a wire wrap with a maggot figure out what depth they might be cruseing at that's a guessing game then sit and wait and wait try jigging another hole while u wait and wait hope this was helpfull
by BoBo on Jan. 21, 2016
This message is for anyone planning to go to Brownlows for the first time every or this winter. Don't bother it's slow slow slow. Some of us have had the odd good day but the fishing has really died there and continues to get worse. A lot of us that fish there have done so for many years and myself I have been fishing there for close to 40 years and it's not even close to what it used to be. I laugh when people say well we're just not very good fishermen but many of us could wright a book on how to ice fish including me. Alberta fish and wildlife has dropped the fishing limits but it's not enough,they need to drop it to zero for a few years to let the lake replenish and until they do it's only going to get worse. Please disregard anything that carectors like Slew like to post because he lives in a fantasy world and does not catch the limits he posts and there is a few others but he is by far the worst. I cannot comment on North Gull lake because I don't fish that end of the lake but most of us are very frustrated that fish the South side. As mentioned some of us do have the odd good day but if you consider a group of 4 people catching a total amount of 3 fish in eight hours combined good,which we don't on course. I personally do not keep any of the fish I catch I throw them back so another fishermen can catch them but you can't catch what is not there anymore. Do yourself a favoure fish elsewhere as I have and it pains me to tell you that.
by GAbt on Jan. 21, 2016
Slowest week on the lake since it opened for fishing this winter. Hope it turns around soon, this is painful.
How did you catch a white on the jaw jacker? What were you using? I've tried and couldn't see what I was doing wrong
by LazyIke on Jan. 20, 2016
Slew the only rimming I know was when I had the sandwich in Pattaya.
by Maraxus on Jan. 20, 2016
Caught 50 giant whitefish and had to club off the multiple 30 lb pike that threatened to destroy our whitefish hahahaha!! Seriously though, I caught one nice pike and hubbie flipped over a whitefish. We were fishing a couple hours out in deep water
by wallynuts on Jan. 20, 2016
You are right Jason. People keep going to this lousy fishery. Day in and day out. Ice fishin season is too short people. Go somewhere where you catch something. Sitting for hours hoping a white swims by is pretty lame
by jason bugye on Jan. 20, 2016
Was out near the mess of shacks at browlow. There for8 hrs . Drilled 14 different holes and caught 1 prech. I think there's a lot of bs being said on this fourm
by Mikey69 on Jan. 20, 2016
Had ago at the east side yesterday.A few small perch lost one pike looked and felt like a keeper.Jawjacker caught me a whitey around noon.Thats a good little rig.other than that fairly slow.
by Riggggz on Jan. 18, 2016
Lazylike - do you really not know rimmed mean. Ask the guy at the store
by Slew Jr in training on Jan. 18, 2016
Fished Wilson's today, saw a lot of whites lost count. Caught 7 whites between Mrs slew Jr and my self, rimmmed and lost as many. Saw a couple burbs but had no interest in my rainbow wire worm. Fishing picked up when Mrs slew Jr and I put on our sky blue and cloud colored shirts, never hurts to blend in. Thanks to the guy in the white ford that gave Mrs slew Jr a couple smokes.
by LazyIke on Jan. 18, 2016
Hmmm what does Rimmed a Whitefish mean. Sounds like Slew lingo to me. Are you his brother or cousin?
Finally some decent weather and some hot fishing. Nice to see brownlows finally heat up. Superb morning seen 39 whites this morning, landed 9, rimmed 4. Throw in a couple of perch and a pike, non stop action. Tight lines
by oosty11 on Jan. 17, 2016
Anyone wanna let me know some good baits and lures to use this year?!
by Goldeye on Jan. 17, 2016
Thx fishin4life for the up date.
by Fishin4life on Jan. 17, 2016
I've had good luck catching perch at aspen this year. Caught a good sized walleye and bourbot. Haven't seen any whites there.
Hi, has anybody fished at aspen beach area. Thinking of going there next weekend, most of the posting I been reading is Brownlow. Thx,,,
by newbie74 on Jan. 17, 2016
thanxs for the tips syluriux..much appreciated!
by Jaylive on Jan. 17, 2016
Could anyone tell me what that point/bay on the north east part of the lake is called. And if the fishing is worth trying?
by YIGAF on Jan. 17, 2016
Fished pelican point this morning. Two whitefish got sucked up by the auger and spit out on the ice. Wonder what colour auger I should use for the eyes?
by syluriux on Jan. 17, 2016
Smels for pikes and wire worm for whites._Try diferent colors for wire worms._Good luck.
Hello I was reading up on ice fishing gull lake and I was wondering if anyone had any useful tips on what to use for bait and rigging this time of year..We are doing an overnight trip soon and we are rookies at this so any info would be greatly appreciated.
by syluriux on Jan. 16, 2016
by iFish Guest on Jan. 16, 2016
Tough day at meridian. No fish! Goona try somewhere else!
by Slew Jr in training on Jan. 16, 2016
Monkey top derby is Jan 30th. Abandoned the bay today and headed to the right (east) of Browlows , super slow caught 3 tiny perch, no one around catching either. Saw the Civic on the lake but it was far too cold to stop and visit. Go easy on slew haters is it that inconceivable that someone is a better fisherman than you. Jig on Slew!
by Emorrison014 on Jan. 16, 2016
Does anyone know if there is a fishing derby this winter? If so what dates??
by Maraxus on Jan. 16, 2016
Just did a check...I was right...found other posts and I for sure know that its a young fella...thanks google search
One troll using 3 profiles...probably and most likely some teenager or some guy with no life dreaming in color
Too bad one cannot check someone elses profile...pretty sure one could weed out the bullcrap stories just by seeing when they joined and discrepancies
by Tacoma Kid on Jan. 15, 2016
Was at brownlows and then headed out across to try other side on Jan 15 very slow saw very few fish the hole day in several spots.
Glad to hear some of you had some luck the me and three other guys only got a few VERY small perch for the hole day.
by Littlelegs2 on Jan. 15, 2016
Can anyone tell me how thick the ice is ,
by Slew Jr in training on Jan. 15, 2016
Fished Brownlows today in search of the legend. Wasn't able to locate my mentor Slew but caught my limit of whites and a 9 lb burbot. lots of small perch and released one small eye as well.
Give a heads up when your out next time slew. I could use some more great advise.
by Maraxus on Jan. 15, 2016
Pics or it never happened slewwithanewcivic...;)
by slewwithanewcivic on Jan. 15, 2016
Was at brownlows yesterday. Water seemed a bit murky. Still landed 9 whites and 2 pike. Whites still moving real good.
by Owner of parkland beach store on Jan. 15, 2016
Fishing not to bad yesterday for some fishermen coming into the store, photo of a fisherman with a nice whitefish on store facepage and he caught several more along with his friend.
by Dmax on Jan. 13, 2016
Ice Report: 16 inBrownlows 16". Drove the duramax out.
by Demon on Jan. 13, 2016
Slew your an idiot %uD83D%uDC4D%uD83D%uDC4D%uD83D%uDC4D%uD83D%uDC4D
by Maraxus on Jan. 12, 2016
Good idea to go deeper I think. Caught a pike that came blasting in and she had no food in her stomach. Will report tomorrow
Agreed...pics on Ab outdoorsmen message board or it didn't happen.
by BetterThenYou on Jan. 12, 2016
I agree. This guys been trolling this board for far to long. No one cares how many fish you "catch" your full of sh**! Thanks for everyone else's honest input.
by BoBo on Jan. 12, 2016
Hello Fishermen just want to comment this web site is great and for most It can be very helpful if all of us would post the truth but unfortunatly there is some of us that like to post some really silly stories. Case in point Slew why do you do this it really needs to stop and all others like him please. Slew has caught more fish in two of his last posts then some fishermen catch in a complete winter season at Gull so slew your not fooling anyone here. Do you have ice fishing shacks you rent that might compel your stories,not sure but please STOP. Can we please just post the true and most of you do and for that I say thank you.
by LazyIke on Jan. 12, 2016
Great Mr Slew
You seem to be the only one catching. My kids are going hungry.
What's your tips
by slewwithanewcivic on Jan. 12, 2016
Good at brownlows today. 8 whites. 3 eyes. 2 pike. And a burbot. Lots of perch. A brownlows grandslam
by fishpoop on Jan. 12, 2016
Can someone tell me you my flasher is not picking up my spoon let alone anything chasing it is picking up depth and ice but no spoons or fish do I have to turn something up or....plz help
by quickrelease on Jan. 12, 2016
I was out fishing at the Gull last weekend, fishing was great. There is a spring running in at the far north end. Big whites, pike, ling, 10 walleye, Ive never caught so many fish
by hermeneutics on Jan. 12, 2016
I have been out ice fishing gull lake alot this year I started in 4 feet of water and now I'm in about 15 feet of water been seeing lots of fish in the deeper water and there has been a few whites as well all swimming about 5 or 6 feet from the bottom of the lake
by YIGAF on Jan. 12, 2016
Hey Slew you seem like a sociable fellow. Perhaps you could reveal where you're having all this great fishing so we could come and visit. We promise to take our boots off before coming into your house
by Huskyfishing16 on Jan. 11, 2016
Huskyfisher16. Brownlow was not to bad today.
by Treeguy on Jan. 11, 2016
I was out last week never seen a single fish of any type. At birch bay
by LazyIke on Jan. 11, 2016
Mr Slew I am fascinated with your fish story. Do you have any photos?
by Gull4ever on Jan. 11, 2016
Don't get out that often but have been fishing Gull Lake since 1970, often have been skunked but never have I gone out and not seen a whitefish, where are they? Caught a bunch of perch but all too small (7"-9"). 5 yrs ago I never saw a perch in the Lake???
Went out from first light to 1 pm, south end, didn't see a single whitefish
by musak4ears on Jan. 11, 2016
slewwithanewcivic at first glance it looks as though you are well over your catch & possession limit. I am hoping there is more to your story, like the four other licensed fishermen you are speaking for and the hearty fish supper you all had Saturday night.
by slewwithanewcivic on Jan. 11, 2016
Good weekend at brownlows . Whites really moving. 12 on sat the 11 on Sunday. 3 burbot and 4 pike and tons of little perch. No eyes. . Browlows has overall fished very good this winter
by oggie on Jan. 10, 2016
Talked with a fish & wildlife officer out of Wetaskiwin today. I asked him if he heard about a collapse or partial collapse of white fish in Gull Lake. He stated that he had not heard anything. He also stated that he and a fellow officer out of Red Deer spoke two days ago.The Red Deer officer stated that he was out checking at Gull Lake and the people that he checked had their limit or very close to having their limit of white fish and perch. That is the message I got from a fish & wildlife officer in Wetaskiwin today. I can not give an opinion because I have not fished Gull Lake this year yet.
by LazyIke on Jan. 9, 2016
Wow that is interesting feedback on this lake which may provide clues. So far everybody is alarmed about the poor sightings and success rates this winter. Maybe you have provided a critical note of information. Will be interesting for the Red Deer office of the Fish Management program to chime in and tell us the truth. If we have a collapse of partial collapse of whitefish,then hopefully they will be proactive and save the whitefish. Does the fishing need to be shut down for this winter?
by Strudel on Jan. 9, 2016
Hello I fishers. This is my first post. I've been reading several posts of poor white fish catches This winter so far. I ice fished Gull Lake every winter for the past 10 years. I normally dont fish for whites so wouldn't notice any decline if there was. Not sure if this is a result of the poor whitefish catch but 2 summers ago while camping at Sunset Legion in the first week of August I took the kids tubing and we seen hundreds and hundreds of dead whitfish floating on top of the water. We only seen dead whitefish. Kids were grossed out. We seen the dead whites in Birch Bay, Parkland Beach, Meridian beach and out towards the center of the lake. I reported it to Fish and Wildlife but never heard back from them on what would of caused the fish kill. Somebody back at camp mentioned there was a big thunder/lightning storm over the lake the night before and said that probably caused the fish kill. ????
by fishy fishy on Jan. 9, 2016
Wilson Beach Ice is 10" 1 small jack
by Goldeye on Jan. 9, 2016
Thx for the up date,what is fishing biting on that is working. Smelts?
by Bigcz on Jan. 9, 2016
Any one know how thick the ice is around sandy point resort can you drive on from there
by Fishin4life on Jan. 9, 2016
About 14 inches ice at aspen
by Goldeye on Jan. 8, 2016
Hi can anybody tell me how thick the ice is by aspen beach
by Glasser on Jan. 8, 2016
Just got back from Meridian Beach. Very slow. Saw and caught 2 whites. Saw nothing else. No one reported seeing anything around here at all.
by Whitefish king on Jan. 8, 2016
Whitefish bites really slowed down. Skunked on whites for the first time ever at Gull on Jan 1. Checked my logs from previous 3 years and I was shocked at the results. Here's to hoping there will be leg up on the whitefish action before it completely dies down in Feb.
by Flash on Jan. 7, 2016
Aspen beach 9 feet of water seen a couple of whites, one pike, and a ton of perch at sunset. Having tomato soup for supper though. Maybe tomorrow.
by GAbt on Jan. 7, 2016
Was at meridian today and got skunked, caught a lot of of perch and a few big jacks at sunset yesterday though
by Pud on Jan. 7, 2016
Great fishing at brownlows. All species all day long. Limited out on perch and whites in 2 hrs. Just gotta get away from the gong show of shacks.
by Igmatowski on Jan. 7, 2016
Check out the fall walleye index netting for al species of fish in this lake.
by kelster on Jan. 6, 2016
Really enough of the BS and back to fishing reports please
by Jaylive on Jan. 6, 2016
Anyone have some ice reports? Trucks on the ice I take it....but curious.
by Owner of parkland beach store on Jan. 6, 2016
Due to increasing concern over lack of whitefish in the lake, I for one will be doing some research and will report back at a later date.
by LazyIke on Jan. 5, 2016
Spoke with a Biologist in Sherwood Park Office that generated the last official survey in 2009. I got the message they do know there is a problem but the Red Deer office had the jurisdiction now. They need to survey fast for the latest data and change the lake management approach if the data is aligned with what the majority is finding. NO WHITEFISH in the same numbers being seen as before.
by fishy fishy on Jan. 5, 2016
I'm seeing lots of perch. some jack and burbot. with the camera just not interested in biting.Wilson beach. 15 FOW
by YIGAF on Jan. 4, 2016
Parkland store owner-I'm sorry if I offended you. I get a little more concerned with this whitefish problem than I mabey should. As for interacting with fish and wildlife I have spent hours in communication with them. The reoccurring themes are insufficient money,lack of manpower and insufficient data I would like to add lack of responsibility and ownership
by David 29 on Jan. 4, 2016
On gull lake for 3 hours and not even a bite anyone know a good place to go
by BetterThenYou on Jan. 4, 2016
Alberta conservation is brutal, they need a major overhaul of all there fisheries there should be a zero catch limit on this lake for a few years! And maybe they could put some money into a few more wildlife officers..
by Brad0420 on Jan. 4, 2016
BTW Ifish Guest is a mod. He has deleted comments on other lakes if people start talking on here about fishing issues topics. I would ask him to define a fishing report and what he deems acceptable ( at least let us know what you are taking offence to ). Also Please do a survey to see what people would like to see more of or less of on this site in comments. I think they would be surprised to find more people would like to see more discussion and information on this site.
by Deisel1971 on Jan. 4, 2016
Out at birch bay today been here 3 hrs and nothing yet..fishing for pike and burbot 15 " of ice 12 fow. Can't see bottom but ice is good for 3/4 ton Cummins. .anybody catching any lings out here?
by Tip_Up on Jan. 4, 2016
For most of us, we appreciate everything you post Owner of Parkland. Guys like you that help keep fishing enjoyable. On a happier note, lets all get out, enjoy the lake and have fun. Any updates on water clarity? Brownlows was a bit dirty last time I was out.
by Owner of parkland beach store on Jan. 4, 2016
Please whoever you are YIGAF who stated I own the store ! You should also know I live within this community and this is my 8th winter. I do care about all aspects of community life and the lake. In light of your comments have you contacted fish and wildlife to gain updated information. If you think I do reports for monetary gain then you clearly know nothing !
by nn on Jan. 4, 2016
To the person who said this is not a forum and keep it to a lake report. Everything any one can add about a lake and its conditions, fish, water quality, ice quality, or general comments is important to many of us that do fish these lakes. I want information that's why I go to this site. Now some reports are full of bull and have to be ignored. Gull Lake whitefish are a major concern to many of us everyone that casts a hook or drops a line is responsible for the care and use of our fisheries. I want my grand kids to enjoy fishing as much as I have but we need fishable waters for that.
by MitchTheFisher on Jan. 4, 2016
This is what happens when you get 100s of people fishing daily keeping every white they catch. Not to mention the warmer summer probably did not help.
by The Cobra on Jan. 4, 2016
Ice Report: 10 inWent to Brownlow's and pulled a 26.5" Pike up through the ice and 6 small perch
Ice Report: 10 inBirch Bay has good thick ice to drive on drove my 1500 Chevy pick up on with no risk of going through. Pulled nothing throught the ice my buddy seen one white fish and that was all.
by LazyIke on Jan. 4, 2016
A Lake Report includes all observations and interpretations of where the fish are to help each other. With all the fisherman on the ice and dismal sightings and catches of whitefish is it not obvious something has changed. A few sightings on camera in deeper water does not mean everything is normal. Historical surveys done about seven years ago showed solid harvest week by week. Let's see what another moon change brings but it's almost time for a declaration that the whitefish population in Gull Lake is indeed COLLAPSED due to poor wildlife management in the last six years. I hope I am wrong!!!
Fish report for Ifish guest. Jan 3. Sandy point. Two hundred people in this bay. Saw four whitefish caught. Let's not talk about this,maybe the fish are hiding in a hole some where else in the lake.
by iFish Guest on Jan. 3, 2016
Please keep comments to lake reports. this is Not a forum.
by Uncle Ben on Jan. 3, 2016
Brad,I wasn't aware Alberta banned commercial fishing in all Alberta until you mentioned. Lake McGregor years ago had a good white fish population but greatly declined over the years due to commercial fishing. Looks like 2015 was the first year there was no commercial fishing. I'm interested to see if the white fish population come back.
by Brad0420 on Jan. 3, 2016
Shane, Walleye diets consist of perch and minnows. When Walleye got fished out of all the lakes in the 80's lots of lakes became " good perch lakes " due to lack of walleye. As walleye numbers increase perch will decrease. The lakes will need to re-establish equilibrium. Opening up walleye would just fish out another species ( like what is happening to whitefish ). Alberta has closed commercial fishing due to declining whitefish numbers in Alberta Lakes ( as well as the other species caught in nets not surviving.
by nn on Jan. 3, 2016
I do agree with so of the points made but I do believe over fishing has more to do with the decline than people think. As someone that grew up in the area and knows more than one old timer that fish mornings and evenings and keep their limit each time. So do the math if you take your limit ever day for a month that's 150 Plus or minus A few and times that by a theoretical 50 people that equals 7500 fish times that by 4 months = 30000 fish. Just a theory and I have fished that lake a lot over the years and on any given ice fishing weekend more than few people are working the lake. More than one Alberta lake has been over fished and damaged .
by Weeman on Jan. 3, 2016
And it's funny they lowered the limit twice
Fishingmama, it's funny they fish out the ocean and have a shortage on salmon, and years ago when we used to go there the white fish would bite anything we would put down the hole and as for the shiners I'm sure they were there years ago to,
by fishingmama on Jan. 3, 2016
Hey Shane. I am in total agreement with you on your points. Husband and I caught an average of 5 to 10 Walleye each outing this summer, with an average weight of 5 to 7 lbs. I even caught an 11 pounder this summer. Also noted that water appeared to have dropped close to a foot by the end of the summer. Many many factors come in to play overall as to why the fish do what they do.
by Shane Moore on Jan. 3, 2016
maybe we arent seeing any whitefish is that the walleye are taking over, like what happened to pine lake.. pine used to be a great perch lake.. not now.. lots of walleye, no perch.. they should open up walleye fishing for a reduced limit..i caught lots of large walleye this summer.. no reason to continue this absolutly no catch limit..
Husband and I caught 8 perch and 1 pike today. Kept one perch approx. 12 inches long. Rest of perch and pike were too small. Lots of large perch around our area but they would just bump the hook and then swim off. Had 5 large whites toying with us also. As for lake being fished out, I find it hard to believe that a lake that is approx. 20 km long is fished out. Did any of you happen to see the minnow show in the lake this fall? Thousands upon thousands of them on the Meridian Beach end of the lake alone. Have you ever thought that maybe the fish have plenty of live food in the lake right now that hooks aren't appealing??? I actually caught a perch today that had a minnow still in its mouth.
by Jakenluanna on Jan. 3, 2016
I went out today, only caught a couple little perch.. But the other day I went out and managed to catch 3 whites. All were massive.
by YIGAF on Jan. 3, 2016
When the limit was 10 whites and the March slaughter was on,I had a lady who said she was from Falun come up to me and try to give me whitefish. I'm kicking my husbands ass " she said. "He's only caught 28 and I've caught 37 I need to give some away". In 30 years fishing gull I've been checked by Alberta Fish and Wildlife three times. Hell of a deterant
Well it sure didn't help having the limit at 10 for a number of years than 5 now 3 this province couldn't manage a goldfish right, but they will say "due to fishing pressures " instead of saying dam we didn't manage this lake right, and let's keep the breeders to that's a brilliant rule too I could on and on but won't do no good
by LazyIke on Jan. 3, 2016
Must be collapsed like you say. Nobody is seeing any whitefish. Another good lake down the drain. It's going to take years to bring it back. Nobody is even seeing anything.
Why would the owner of a store/tackle shop want you to believe the whitefish population is still healthy??
by Owner of parkland beach store on Jan. 3, 2016
Whitefish are out there !, spawning still at Christmas so takes longer to get interested says one long time fisherman on this lake.
by Mike6289 on Jan. 3, 2016
Fished meridian beach yesterday. 7 Fow, hardly see the bottom. Nothing at all!
Continued...but there is absolutely no doubt in my mind that we are witnessing a collapse of the white population. "All in all it seems to be that you don't know what you got till it's gone"
Well folks when are we going to admit it? This lake has become a victim of its own success. I have enjoyed decades of very good whitefish fishing on Gull lake but the last two years shows an indisputable result of overfishing and poor management. Sure I caught my limit a couple of times as the whites are still concentrated in certain arrears after their spawn
by fishinfool on Jan. 2, 2016
Fished at Wilson. 200 yards out. One pike. Went north about 1km. Didn't see a fish. About 7 feet of water. And 11 inch of ice
by stay wild on Jan. 2, 2016
NothingView on Map
by salmonmaster on Jan. 1, 2016
Entered like a brownslow and went left. Fished in about 8 to 15 feet of water for about 3 1/2 hours. Must've caught over 80 perch between two of us but nothing of any size. Saw one Jack and no whitefish. Perch for mainly biting on a little copper red tipped wireworm with a Mealworm on it
by Dmarsh5 on Jan. 1, 2016
Any luck for whites today?
by NateDawg on Jan. 1, 2016
Ice Report: 10 inMeridian beach, no sign of any fish
by Flyfisher08 on Jan. 1, 2016
Thanks whiteguy, might have to give it a try if I make it out yet this year
by the whiteguy on Jan. 1, 2016
Flyfisher08 I get my white at Willson beach strait out 200 yard and south 100 yard 4 to 8 ft water .. bin getting lots on red wire worn .generally with a maggot, but this year no maggot seem to be best ..
Second year I've been trying to figure out the whitefish here, have yet to see even 1. Went to brownlows yesterday and saw 2 pike, cousin caught a 6" perch tho, never seen any whites. Not lookin for any hotspots but any tips for the whites would be really appreciated!
by kush man john on Jan. 1, 2016
at brownlows on new years eve 1 pike, and about 30 perch, kept 5 , 11 inchers in about 12 fow
by Owner of parkland beach store on Jan. 1, 2016
Happy new year and enjoy fishing today, open until 5 and have live bait
by fishpoop on Jan. 1, 2016
Went to gull new years eve good day one perch I got a shiner on a white fish set up then the pike were there I got a 28",a 30" and the big one 36" 12 lbs so sweet we were at (Willson beach)
by Pontoon_fisher on Jan. 1, 2016
Stick to the common areas,we skidoo'd around the lake today and there are areas where water was on top of the ice/we never broke through,but there was water being kicked up,along the east side of the lake.
by bigpikehunter on Dec. 31, 2015
Heading out to brownlows in the am. Hoping to find the perch and mybe some big pike. And ideas on colors the perch are liking this year
by iamhungry on Dec. 30, 2015
Ice Report: 10 inAspen beach
by Dodgeflatdeckguy. on Dec. 30, 2015
Went fishing twice at Sunnyside. Oncertainly in about six fow and then in about ten fow. I didn't see a thing. Thinking of heading to brownlows for my next trip. Good fishing there?
by gramma on Dec. 30, 2015
We are fishing at Brownslows on New Years Day. We have a 1 ton truck. Can we drive on the ice and where is a good spot to see whites
by Fireman on Dec. 30, 2015
Also they all went back in
Well just got back from browlows I guess I was in the wrong spot again never seen one white and only to catch 12 very small perch. Till next time
by slewwithanewcivic on Dec. 30, 2015
Brownslows fishing good for the whites. Seen about 30. Iced 10. Add 2 burbot and an OK day. Good ice at brownlows
by dewey15 on Dec. 30, 2015
Between Brownlows and Sandy Pointe
by 2ndfishhunter on Dec. 30, 2015
north or south on the west side dewey15....
11 inches of ice over on the west side - I drove on with a 3/4 ton
by kelster on Dec. 29, 2015
Water is dark as usual and to see more than a couple of whites per hour is about right
by Just jig it on Dec. 29, 2015
Is it safe to drive a truck on yet?
How the perch biting?
by iYearn on Dec. 29, 2015
Depths and colors will change. Be prepared to drill a few holes and try different w/w combos. I also like using a Kastmaster with a w/w about 12"-24" above it on a drop shot set up. At times, pound the Kastmaster in to the soft bottom and that get a strike on the w/w. Hope this helps
by Fireman on Dec. 29, 2015
Thank you for the info on where to go. Is there a specific depth that they are at? Also is a red wire worm the hook to be using as this is what I have been told or is there something else that is better?
Hey Fireman You may want to try Brownlows. Take Hwy 12 east of Bentley to RR10. Head N on 10 and right out on the ice
Ok need help been here 2 times in the last four days and have not seen a white new to the lake and just don't know where to go. I have been by the store on the n.w end then the boat launch now at lakeshore or something like that not sure. Have tried in many depths but no luck. Any help would be great. If someone can give me some hints on how to catch these would be helpful or an area at least to try . Thank you in advance
by Kaleh01 on Dec. 29, 2015
Ice Report: 10 inLots of variance, 12" at sunset legion launch, 10" around birch bay & 7" north along the shoreline. Very good clear ice thankfully for my truck
by slewwithanewcivic on Dec. 28, 2015
Brownlows fished very food today. Landed 13 whites and 4 of the eyes. And those little perch. All look stunted. Good ice
by Bigcz on Dec. 28, 2015
Ice Report: 8 in8" 250 yards off lake view camp ground
by iFish Guest on Dec. 28, 2015
Ice Report: 10 inMostly 10 inches, but had some 12-15 thicknesses
by Chiumade on Dec. 28, 2015
No fishView on Map
by Owner of parkland beach store on Dec. 28, 2015
Customer / fisherman in and reported catching a few just off Sunnyside 24th and a 8lb pike
Some catching perch in abundance !, white fish still playing shy a coursing to some fishermen ! Stay safe and I have plenty of bait including maggots
by Terryjd on Dec. 28, 2015
Ice Report: 10 inGood clean solid ice aspen beach
by Zach kucheraway on Dec. 27, 2015
Ice Report: 15 in15 inches out deep. Only 8 inches when we fished shallow, stay on the paths and you will be fine
Lake is way over fished, way to many people. And no fish
We caught 3 walleye 4 pike and a bunch of little perch but nothing like it was 7 years ago. Lake has gone way down
by fishpoop on Dec. 27, 2015
2 burbs and a pike at Brownlow on boxing day
by Brad0420 on Dec. 26, 2015
8 Pike a 10 " perch and a bunch of small ones, a burbot, also hooked a walleye but lost him just below hole at Brownlow another great trip with nephew.
by Mikey69 on Dec. 26, 2015
went out on the 20th seen half dozen whites only managed to pull 2 out for the smoker.seems like the same old story. They either come in and slam it. Or they make that incredible 90 at the last moment
by Gurnz on Dec. 26, 2015
Ice Report: 9 inBrown's didnt see one fish only drove out about 200m. Good ice but no ready for big trucks. My jeep commander was fine. Keep it fun but safe.
by BothEyesOpen on Dec. 25, 2015
Dec 24th - Brownlows 200 yards out, 14" of ice 12 ft of water. Mid afternoon - caught 2 perch, seen nothing else very slow.
by Brad0420 on Dec. 24, 2015
5 perch 4 pike and a walleye yesterday. near brownlows 10 inches white grey ice on top layers with soft bottom @ 12 fow. Pike were constantly chasing away perch and saw walleye day a perch on camera. Was a good day. Nephew a pike and 4 perch.
by Dslug on Dec. 24, 2015
Out today at meridian beach slow seen 3 whites caught one the ice here is 6 to 7 inches only drove along edge of lake and walked out about 50 yards
by shanet90 on Dec. 24, 2015
Brownlows today about 350 yards out. Roughly 15 inches of ice. And in about 12 feet of water. Really dark today seen a few pirch and one nice pike but no takers..
by BurbotSlayer on Dec. 24, 2015
Any ice reports from the east/Wilson beach side of the lake?
by Guatafuk on Dec. 23, 2015
Ice Report: 14 in200 yards out at Aspen beach, lots of perch and two nice size pike, didn't see one white
by Pike1234567 on Dec. 23, 2015
Ice Report: 15 inThis was at sandypoint lots of cars and trucks on the ice
by shanet90 on Dec. 22, 2015
Went out to brownlows today about 200 yards out in 4 FOW 8 inches of ice. Got there at 9 left at 12 saw 3 perch and 2 whites caught 1 perch. Water is dark but could still see bottom.
by Owner of parkland beach store on Dec. 22, 2015
Fisherman reported he walked out over 100yards from Sunnyside Marina, drilled over 11" ice depth.
by Guatafuk on Dec. 22, 2015
Ice Report: 12 in@ Sandy Point 200 yards out lots of 1/2 ton trucks on the Ice and couple 3/4 ton as well
by Bunky on Dec. 20, 2015
Thanks Slew,hope I can lure a few whites on Xmas weekend
by dougfish on Dec. 20, 2015
Anybody driving on ice with 3/4 ton yet?
by jessey on Dec. 20, 2015
I'll be going go brownlows.
How's the ice conditions? Planning on heading out there in the morning
by Shane Moore on Dec. 20, 2015
where are they catching perch? what depth?
by slewwithanewcivic on Dec. 20, 2015
Nat. Don't waste your cash. Just replace spark plug and clean air filter. And dump out last year's gas and put new in. Make sure mix is right. No sense paying 75 bills for that
Bunky in the am I caught a few whites in 6ft. Then I tried at 8 and 10 in mid afternoon. Slow for the whites. I ran in to the burb and pike at 10ft. Around 3 I tried in 3ft of water and the whites were hot. Caught 6 in an hour and half
by Nathalie on Dec. 20, 2015
Would anyone know where to get a tune up on an ice auger.
Hope your only keeping limit 'Slew'
How FOW are the whitefish in at Brownlows
by Boudar on Dec. 19, 2015
Thanks Slew. Maybe I was too deep
by slewwithanewcivic on Dec. 19, 2015
Boudar it's just uou
Went to Brownlows today. 8 of the whites. 1 burb. 2 pike one was an 8lb. And a few small perch. Just missed the brownlows grandslam
by Zeus87 on Dec. 18, 2015
Gonna try my luck at brownslow soon anyone got some basic tips for whitefish? Been able to get a few perch the last few years but never had any luck with the whites so clearly I'm doing something wrong. Thanks
by slewwithanewcivic on Dec. 18, 2015
Doubled . U might not want to give advice on ice. All ice is unsafe and springs in many lake. All ways determine ice for yourself and not take blind advice even if he writes in capitals
Decent day at Brownlow. 10 whites and a bunch of little perch. The perch got a bit annoying tho. Most were smaller than my..... 9 inches of ice. No pike or eyes today.
by Weeman on Dec. 18, 2015
Hey folks be safe out there heard a truck went through at brownlows today front end dropped in be safe guys and girls good luck
by Boudar on Dec. 18, 2015
Is it just me or is the water pretty dark today? I was out at Meridian beach first thing in the am. Couldn't see the bottom...
by fishpoop on Dec. 18, 2015
Today I got 18 perch at Brownlow 2 keepers lol
by Shane Moore on Dec. 18, 2015
how far out are you going for perch?
by DoubleD on Dec. 18, 2015
People.....10" of ice is not entirely safe to drive on. Seriously! 16" is what's suggested as a MINIMUM for 1/2 tons. There were some cracks with seeps out 300 yards NE of Brownlows. Not worth your vehicle or your life. I'd hate to witness a Darwin moment.
Perch were suicidal yesterday. Whites were curious but not interested in what I had to offer.
by bullseye on Dec. 18, 2015
lots of overflows at the marina.
by Weeman on Dec. 17, 2015
Hey thanks uncle Ben how was the fishing
by Uncle Ben on Dec. 17, 2015
Hi Weeman,when I was there at Brownlow yesterday,ice was 7 inches solid black ice. There was a skidoo visited me at my tent. Most cars & trucks park on the lake along the side . Not sure about what the Dec 15 quote of "very scary" by bullseye meant.
Hey guys just wondering if I'm safe to take a quad out wanting to be on the very southwest bay by brownlows, thanks
by Owner of parkland beach store on Dec. 17, 2015
Fresh maggots arrived and I open 8am, take it easy out there as reports are from 5 " to 12 " ice in places.
by Mike6289 on Dec. 17, 2015
It seems like pretty slow in gull lake this year. Ano one caught whitefish lately?
by Uncle Ben on Dec. 16, 2015
At Brownlow today. Slow, 2 pikes 1 keeper, 3 perch. Ice 7 inches. Walk on.
At Brownlow today. Slow day,2 pikes - 1 keeper & 3 perch. See no whites at all. Ice 7 inches. Walk on.
by Whitemanoutdoors on Dec. 16, 2015
Ice Report: 5 inNE side. Big pike
by johnTheHunter on Dec. 15, 2015
Any news how thick is the ice on the sandy point?
by bullseye on Dec. 15, 2015
Was out today Dec 15th. Got on with old quad at the marina. Very scary
by fintech on Dec. 14, 2015
Two five lbs walleye 4 Jack on perch Rapala
by Yachte boys on Dec. 14, 2015
Ice Report: 7 inNorth east corner
by Owner of parkland beach store on Dec. 14, 2015
Stay safe out on the lake, report yesterday from customers ! A little slick in places,
by binnzer32 on Dec. 13, 2015
Hey LB if you tell me where your seeing them I trade you info and colors etc. Binnzer32@live.com.
by fishpoop on Dec. 13, 2015
There sat day 2 ...2 guys 5 burbs one 28 inches 1pike 2 perch lake is good see the whites can't get them to bite
by Lb on Dec. 13, 2015
Seeing lots of whitefish. Can't seem to catch them. Can anyone give me some tips?
by Guatafuk on Dec. 13, 2015
Ice Report: 8 in8" 200 yards from shore , drove the old quad this time, will wait for a few more inches before putting the 3/4 ton on the ice Stay Safe Y'all
by garry the fisherman on Dec. 12, 2015
aspen this morning saw 2 whites ice 6 to10 inches drove on most were walking on
by Owner of parkland beach store on Dec. 12, 2015
Reports so far good fishing for some at birch bay, plenty of bait in and worms, no maggots anywhere until next Thursday !
by MitchTheFisher on Dec. 12, 2015
More accuarate report this morning, tried 3 different spots on lake and have found ice anywhere from 5-12"s so be cautious, landed 1 white, burb and pike so far this morning. Report back at end of the day.
by Guatafuk on Dec. 12, 2015
Did anyone try to access lake at sandy point resort ? Heading out to lake today
by fishpoop on Dec. 11, 2015
Was at Brownlow today great day limit on perch big one 10 inch avarage 7 inch limit on burbs big one 30 inches 7 pounds 1 pike same as burb 30 inch 7 pounds ya back in the morning....7 inches ice where I was
by GAbt on Dec. 11, 2015
Sorry Glasser, guess we caught all your fish, caught 3 jacks and 3 burbs, seen a lot of perch too but they weren't biting. 7 and a half inches of ice by Meridian too for everyone wondering.
by Lb on Dec. 11, 2015
Did gates get opened at brownlows today?
by Rickneck on Dec. 11, 2015
7-8" 200 yards out is pretty bang on. I came to see for myself. Anyone having any luck with fish?
by Glasser on Dec. 11, 2015
Just got back from fishing 300 yds. out from Meridian Beach boat launch. Don't recommend driving on. I measured only 7" of ice in 3 separate holes. No fish were seen by anyone. 13 tents out.
by Owner of parkland beach store on Dec. 11, 2015
Would not advice driving out on the lake !
Customer just informed me a few fishing on the lake, she was out on her skidoo and a little slush in places so be careful out there
Sandy point has 7-8" about 200 yards out
No reports in store yet today, hoping someone will let me know how the ice is on the lake by end of day ! Will post if I get info for fishing update
Good or bad idea to drive a 3/4 diesel a ways out on the lake? How's the ice 200 meters out, does anyone know?
by TackleScott on Dec. 11, 2015
Good Luck to all on opening day today from all of us @ Tackle and Trails in Rocky
by theflyguy94 on Dec. 11, 2015
ANY GET A ICE DEPTH AT BROWNLOWS ? THINKING OF HEADING THAT WAY TONIGHT
Would be nice if the county would come open the gate at brownlows
by Lb on Dec. 10, 2015
Nice. Thanks Mitch
by MitchTheFisher on Dec. 10, 2015
10-12"s of ice today.
by garry the fisherman on Dec. 10, 2015
Saturday morning will be on the ice
Anyone heading out to check ice today?
by on Dec. 9, 2015
AND the dates are even in this app! Although it's always good to reference the published regs.
by Owner of parkland beach store on Dec. 9, 2015
Lake looking good and some tracks out there on the ice, think they are skidoo ! Not sure of ice depth but will ask any customers Coming in today !
by Nviro on Dec. 9, 2015
Wow jayjayjay, this is the third lake I've seen a post of yours in the past day and on each one it's clear you don't have a clue what the regs are. Pick up a book already.
by father and sons on Dec. 9, 2015
hey jayjayjay the lake isn't open until Friday dec 11 good luck everyone hoping to be on the lake first thing Friday morning
by Jayjayjay on Dec. 8, 2015
Hey everybody how's it going. Anybody catch anything lately?!
by fankhanel on Dec. 8, 2015
Anyone know for sure thickness out there I don't care if I walk on gotta get me some fishing
by MitchTheFisher on Dec. 8, 2015
I was told 8.5"s of ice at gull as of last week but cannot confirm that as i was not there. Cant wait to slay the whiteys!
by Owner of parkland beach store on Dec. 8, 2015
Store opening times extended for ice fishermen
by Fin Finder on Dec. 8, 2015
Anybody been out on the hard water yet???
by Sledneck1 on Dec. 7, 2015
update on the thickness?
by MitchTheFisher on Dec. 4, 2015
To fishing lol
by jordonz28 on Dec. 4, 2015
So the lake is closed for fishing? Or to vehicles?
by Icefishnguy on Dec. 4, 2015
went on to Aspen (south end) today. I walked on probably a 100 yds or so. Didn't have a hatchet or auger, but I'd guess 6 - 8 inches already. Someone drove on - tracks heading northwest...hard to say how heavy the vehicle was though. Certainly not a quad or side by side though. It's almost go time!!! see you next Friday !! Gonna start at Brownlows I figure
by Guatafuk on Dec. 2, 2015
Yes, lake opens Dec 11th . Will be checking for ice conditions that day. Anyone else ??
by ALBERTAFLYGUY94 on Dec. 2, 2015
isnt gull lake closed untill the 10? nov 1 to dec 10 ?
by father and sons on Nov. 27, 2015
sorry that post was meant for badger reservoir
went ice fishing yesterday only 3 inches of ice but stayed close to shore caught 3 pike 6lb 5lb 4lb and one burbot about 4 lbs good day overall c&r all great day might go out again this sunday hopefully theres a little more ice
by MitchTheFisher on Nov. 26, 2015
Pigeon and wabuman have 2-3"s on average as of yesterday so i would imagine gull is around the same.
by MitchTheFisher on Nov. 25, 2015
Few iinches at most id say, i was told it only started forming ice a few days ago.
by Whitefish18 on Nov. 24, 2015
Anybody know how much ice their is on here? Or if theirs no ice yet?
by MitchTheFisher on Nov. 24, 2015
@stonefly the fishing is good for whites, always do good out there.
by father and sons on Nov. 6, 2015
sorry missed by one day opens dec 11
the lake isn't open until dec 10 so there should be enough ice by then
by logs on Nov. 5, 2015
What is your prediction for when there will be safe ice?
by stonefly on Oct. 31, 2015
how is the whitefish fishing in gull lake one time i went there on the south side ice fishing i only saw one fish at about 6 ft deep
by Zeus87 on Oct. 25, 2015
Anyone know if they are doing any ice fishing derbys this season. I've never had a chance to enter one and I'm anxious to get out to one this year. Any advice?
by chrisg on Sep. 30, 2015
Fishing here is just fine. Another 2 walleye one 4.5 pounder, and a smaller pike. Maybee next year we'll be able to have some tags for walleye. It's a great time of year to fish only 4 boats on the lake and a beautiful day yesterday
by DC168 on Sep. 28, 2015
Walleye population should be okay. Can't keep them.
by jackeye on Sep. 25, 2015
Went to gull yesterday afternoon.. A local told me theres no fish left. All fished out this summer. Maybe nextyear
by jackeye on Sep. 10, 2015
Can you shore fish from meridian canal? Is there public access? Lol went to gull lake yeaterday and got skunked, used spoons trolled crankbaits spinners rapala NO HITS. Any tips? Thanks fish buddies
by Fisherman17 on Sep. 9, 2015
If you are looking to catch some decent size Pike, Walleye and Burbot! The Canal at Meridian Beach is loaded with fish!
by Bong on Sep. 2, 2015
Caught 2 good size jack today
300 yards and to the left of the boat launch just outside the weeds . Then the rains came
by dfossum on Aug. 17, 2015
by Ash batt.53 on Aug. 11, 2015
Caught a nice jackView on Map
by bbelhumeur on Jul. 8, 2015
Walleye View on Map
by ShaneClancy on Jul. 4, 2015
Is there anyone good spots on this lake for perch during the summer?
by DC168 on Jun. 22, 2015
Suckers are non-game fish. Yes, you may keep them. No limit.
by Jason Miller on Jun. 21, 2015
Are you aloud to keep sucker fish out of this lake
by enf303 on Jun. 21, 2015
Heading out this next weekend with the kids. You guys have any luck with burbot in the summer?
by Iron wolf on Jun. 13, 2015
Caught and released a beauty 5.5 lb walleye and 7 pike. Had a great time.
by Bear3113 on May. 30, 2015
Fished all the west side of lake from west to North. One pike that's it. From 10-2.
by flyout on May. 26, 2015
enough weeds forthe pe to hideView on Map
by Huntfish on May. 24, 2015
by Tyjaygraham on May. 24, 2015
Is the main dock in yet?
by HairyGreen on Apr. 26, 2015
by Nlprice on Apr. 23, 2015
Is the ice off enough to put a boat in the water yet? Not to fish just to get out. Is the boat launch open?
by Whitefish king on Apr. 1, 2015
Sunday March 29: 7 whites 1 burb for me, 5 and 5 whites 1 64cm pike respectively for 2 buddies. Whites gone after 1PM. Was fishing in 10 feet of water. Great way to end the season!
by iYearn on Mar. 31, 2015
Thank NC and Mitch...great eg of why to always check the regs. We would have been lonely out there! Not to mention obvious to our Fish and Feathers friends. :-)
by MitchTheFisher on Mar. 31, 2015
Last day of fishing is today iyearn
by NC on Mar. 31, 2015
iYearn, the lake is closed to fishing as of tomorrow
My 12 yr old son is wanting to get out one more time over Spring Break. How is the walk-on access at Brownlows, Parkland or Wilson's?
by MitchTheFisher on Mar. 30, 2015
7 would be a tank, dont know anyone that has caught one that big at gull but they are in there.
caught and seen bigger there as well, still a nice fish lol
by Rapalaroland on Mar. 30, 2015
4 1/2 pounds isn't that big for Gullake I've got them up to seven in there
by PolarB on Mar. 30, 2015
How is the ice at birch bay ? Any vehicles on the ice? How's the sunset legion campground entrance?
by MitchTheFisher on Mar. 29, 2015
Caught 3 whites and lost 2 today between two of us. Buddy landed a 4.5lber it was a hog!
by Rapalaroland on Mar. 29, 2015
@WU J i used to fish around 6 FOW but my buddy and i drilled shallow once by accident and tried it out i ended up limiting out by 9:30am so i would at least give 2-3feet a try, good luck. @polarB lol its one of those thing you dont think about doing as your about to lose a fish aha i will have to try remembering to do it today if needed.
by PolarB on Mar. 29, 2015
Mitch you lost 4 fish that tells me you didn't give it a try. I'm not kidding it works, if a fish spits the hook at the top of the hole before the fish gets out of the bottom of the hole put half your hand in the water and splash the water hard the fish will turn and come right back up. If you give this a real try an honest try and it doesnt work I'll give you $20. If it does work and a fish swims back up the hole you dont owe me anything just let me know on here.I'm not telling you this to make you look bad, you do this and when it works you'll laugh in disbelief I know I did. Lol
by WU J on Mar. 28, 2015
I have never seen whitefishes in 2-3FOW
Thank you so much Mitch. I will go there on this Monday and catch some whites lol
by MitchTheFisher on Mar. 28, 2015
yup 2-3 feet of water
Thank u Mitch for ur infos and you meant 2-3 FOW is 2-3 feet of water??
I have been doing really well with yellow and copper no maggot in 2-3FOW i have best luck fishing half way or right below the ice. Have been catching lots on both the north and south side of the lake they are everywhere
Sorry Mitch I just wonder what kind of hooks did you use to catch whites in the lake and where did you locate on the lake?thanks
by Perch_foot on Mar. 28, 2015
Same here @ wilsons
I do not see anything @WU J
To :Mitch TheFisher
by Huntfish on Mar. 27, 2015
Will be out in the evening
by MitchTheFisher on Mar. 27, 2015
I would wait till sunday 35km of wind with 75km gusts tommorow.... screw that ha.
by Perch_foot on Mar. 27, 2015
Noiceeeeeeeee, hopefully I get some action.
Landed 6 whites and lost 4 today! and 2 keeper perch. Walk on only now in my opinion.
Anyone out today? Hopefully conditions are ok too walk on tmr.
haha i will have to try that out, would never think of doing something like that.... interesting.
by PolarB on Mar. 27, 2015
Mitch this works I didn't believe it till I saw it with my own eyes, it also works on NP as well as Whites. If the hook pulls and the fish is in the hole even in the bottom get yourself down and splash the water as hard as you can, the fish will turn and come right back I've even seen a white jump right out of the hole into the shack. This is no bs try it. When it works you'll bust a gut laughing I know I did.
i use pink wireworms and copper with yellow bottom. other than that not sure what i am doing so different from the rest other than getting to the lake a hour before light and fishing alot shallower.
Dstratmo do you fish in the same spots as Mitch ? If not what am I and about a few hundred other people doing wrong. Whats the big answer we are all looking for.The only time I have seen that kind of luck is when the holes have been chumned. I'm not accusing you of anything so don't go there . What really strikes me funny is if I'm having good luck and others arn't for instance catching pickerel out at Buck in the summer I have told people what hook and bate I was using and have went so far as telling to ankor right beside me and what time I'll be out there. But I guess I was brought up in a place where we were taught to share and not gloat.
by MitchTheFisher on Mar. 26, 2015
8 whites today but only landed one ahah could not believe how many feel off in the hole. Bite was good from 8-11am then shut down for the rest of the day. 2 FOW has been the ticket. Thanks dstratmo sounds like you guys are doing just as good if not better than me nice job!
by pickberry on Mar. 26, 2015
2 of us on lake from 10 am to 5 pm...tried 6 different spots on north side of lake only saw 2 Whites had one on but lost it... caught 1 keeper Jack. Tried fishing in 3ft ....5 feet and 10 feet of water._ Access to drive on is good on north west side...very good at Birch Bay... Lots of trucks on ice today... Ice is still solid and 24" deep all over where we were.
by dstratmo on Mar. 26, 2015
I love all you guys bashing MitchTheFisher. Been fishing Gull for the last 5 years (I don't typically start until 1-2 weeks after family day), and RARELY leave the lake without catching what would be our limit if we kept them. Sometimes 2 of us sometimes 4 or 5. I won't disagree that the last 2 years (this year especially) it's slowed down, but that means instead of each guy pulling out 10 by lunch, we're pulling 4 or 5. Just because you're not catching them doesn't mean Mitch is lying. Until this year we've never left without catching our limit plus some before noon (again not keeping). Great lake for Whitefish and usually good for a Walleye or two while your at it! For the record...last Saturday 4 Guys/19 Whites by 1PM, Saturday before 2 Guys/16 Whites by 12PM, Sunday before 2 Guys/14 Whites by 12PM. Give the guy a break already!
by hammerhandle on Mar. 25, 2015
SLEW!!!!! You hang up your rods for the season or what?
by Huntfish on Mar. 24, 2015
2 valye 1 pike mist 4? Fishing with sonar.Got too the lake at 6.30 pm went back at 7.45. Get on the ice was hard slushi .
by MitchTheFisher on Mar. 24, 2015
Brutal day today, seen 7 whites and lost 1 at the hole all day, tried north and south side of the lake. Ice is still 2 feet, access at brownlows is getting sketchy but the two accesses on the north west side are mint.
I'm going out tonigth. Good luck every one !! Let you nouw houw et is. Going for valley. Ci if there still biting
Message next time you go out let me know and i will try my best to join you, be careful at the launches now lots of people getting stuck now, might want to walk out.
by PolarB on Mar. 24, 2015
Thank you Mitch for finally someone telling me the ice thickness and if anyone was on the ice with pickups I really a precise that. I just can't believe you were the only one nobody else was on the lake ??
Where are u you fishing Mitch when your catching all those big perch I would love to meet you out there and see the spots I've been missing in my 20 years of fishing gull . My most productive day I caught a bunch of perch in 10 ' of water in pretty much the center of birch bay.
by MitchTheFisher on Mar. 23, 2015
so when i caught 11 fish thursday it was the same one everytime coming back to bite again?. When i moved when things slowed down and seen more it was the same fish i caught earlier that followed me to the other hole? lol, and obviously i may see the same fish a few times either way i am still giving honest reports of what i see and catch who cares if my number is a little off because i "seen the same fish again and again". Maybe i enjoy fishing why should i have to keep limit every time i go? Ones not aloud to go for the sake of enjoying himself? Also where did i once say i saw that many in a hour? i fish all day when i go.
by Demon on Mar. 23, 2015
U may see 20 Mitch but how many are the same fish? Guys like you think your seeing so many fish, stick a camera down and actually see what's going on, I could say I see 20 fish an hour but not the case whites will come back time and time again if in area. That is there habits, they will circle until enticed to bite. They may swim though your hole 10 times before biting. Just an observation over the last 30 years of fishing gull lake. I don't need to see pics have enough of my own, if you are catching this many fish you must be eating fish every night. If not eating every night then must have a ton in freezer. If releasing then why target them. The lake is having enough trouble sustaining numbers compared to 10 years ago.
Yeah i agree, i release most of the whites i catch but i am guilty of keeping my limit a few times this year. Some people i know think they should reduce the limit to 1 or close whitefish for a few seasons.
by Perch_foot on Mar. 23, 2015
I am definitely doing something wrong, caught nothing in the last 3 whitefish outings ahh!!!
by YIGAF on Mar. 23, 2015
Mitch, not would have-IS having
@ YIGAF Me and my buddies always wonder how many whites are kept every week at gull i imagine with the amount of fishing pressue there is it would have an effect on the population.
I talked to a old timer yesterday and he said he catches his limit almost every outting and i have been fishing gull for 15 years and the people i go with have fished it for longer so i clearly have experience fishing it. Not really understanding whats so unbelieveable about some guys guys still having success on the lake.
This brings to light another question. One person can legally harvest 200+ whitefish per winter. However can multiple people fish with this perception without adverse effect?
Good observation Demon. Your sentiment is common among many long time Gull lake fishermen If all the reports of almost daily incredible luck for some people are true???
9 fish is brutal lol i usually see 20 between two guys.
by Huntfish on Mar. 23, 2015
For me a slow day is wenn I catsh 5-6 fish betwin 3 fisherman only 9 is horrible best luck with valley best day this season I got 20 fish in 2 houer
Im not full of it Demon.. i can show you countless pictures and you can ask anyone i have taken out from fishing websites.. why would i lie about catching a fish i gain nothing from it. And not aggressive? on thursday when the storm front was coming in they were very aggressive almost all the fish that came into my hole took the hook, just because you cant catch or find the whites does not mean others are experiencing the same problem as you. And i have slow days just like anyone else, no reason not to believe me. Email me
Mitchthefisher@hotmail.com if you want to see pics.
Mitch is full of it, these fish are so picky, I've fished this lake for 30 years, the whitefish use to be very aggressive but with lake pressure, walleye, & pike they have become very hard to catch. I consider myself as a seasoned fisherman & the best day between 3 of us was 9 fish, lots of days skunked. So when people are saying they caught so many fish and seen so many fish I call BS.
by DC168 on Mar. 23, 2015
I agree with PolarB that white fish does come back and check hooks. They sometimes cruise around the hook for a long time and strike suddenly.
by MitchTheFisher on Mar. 22, 2015
Seen 9 whites caught 4 (Sunday 22)
by Whitefish king on Mar. 22, 2015
Saturday march 21. 3 whites
Ice is 2 feet polar, i drove on but the entrances are getting pretty rutted up.
by PolarB on Mar. 22, 2015
Last time I was out fishing I had a white fish playing with me and my hook all afternoon no matter what I put down it came in bumped it 5,6,7 times and it was the same fish, I was really surprised to see one one white fish do this . I know it was one white fish because it had a big distinctive scare on its back so now when I here someone saying they saw 20 or 30 white I take away 3/4 and that's the real number 20 = 5
Is any body driving on the lake there has been lots of people asking why can't anyone answer. I don't care how many you have seen and caught.
I can't walk out due to injuries so it would be nice if someone could be kind enough to say if people are driving on the lake ?How thick is the ice ? I don't want your secret spots just please let me know .
meant to put seen that many lol,. Caught 4/14 and 7/26 not full of it i can send you pics if you domt believe me, lots of whites in Gull.
by BetterThenYou on Mar. 22, 2015
Mitch your full of it.
by MitchTheFisher on Mar. 21, 2015
14 whites friday, 26 today, sent you an email rog.
by rogerwhitefish on Mar. 21, 2015
Mitch, my email is firstname.lastname@example.org. (rwhitefish is my screen name)
On Thursday I saw 5 or 6 vehicles on the ice. Aspen and Brownlows still accessable by foot for sure. May be chancy driving on.
Hey Mitch, which part of the lake were you fishing at? Thnx
by DC168 on Mar. 20, 2015
East access at Meridian Beach is blocked by loading dock re-construction. No access at this location.
by luvgail on Mar. 20, 2015
I would like to drive out on the lake again for more whites and perch. What is the latest on ice thickness around the shoreline?
by Whitefish king on Mar. 20, 2015
How's the access on the east side of the lake? Can you still drive on? How are the entrance ruts?
by NC on Mar. 19, 2015
Heading out tomorrow for my last time of the season, hope I get some! I will report back
by MitchTheFisher on Mar. 19, 2015
seen 35-40 whites today and had over 20 take the hook, Very aggressive today. 2-3FOW
by Mynor on Mar. 18, 2015
Everyone still driving in ice ?
by Whitefish king on Mar. 18, 2015
March 14: skittish whites, landed 20 burbs, 1 keeper pike and 4 keeper perch. spoke with a couple of old timers and they had trouble landing whites as well.
by Mr.pits on Mar. 17, 2015
Just wondering ice conditions by browns landing. I have my ice shack still out there, I've been away at work for the last month. Hoping to get out there in a day or two
by mountainman11 on Mar. 14, 2015
I'm planning to fish the last weekend of March pretty sure I will be walking on. But ice conditions would be awesome.
I'm more concerned about the acess point at birch bay. If there is 5-10 feet of open water I will use waders and walk on. I'm being hopeful that I can still drive on. Lol
by kingeddie on Mar. 14, 2015
Out at wilsons. With F150. Still 20" of ice. Drove on. Caught 2 white.
by dstratmo on Mar. 13, 2015
20 or so trucks out Wilson's yesterday afternoon around 3PM. Ice was fine just a little watery in the ruts.
by Whitefish king on Mar. 12, 2015
Ice condition at Wilson's? Can you still drive on with a half ton?
by Huntfish on Mar. 11, 2015
Ice is getting slushi bin out today think the end of the season is the weekend !!!
by johnTheHunter on Mar. 11, 2015
Sandy point entrance to the lake is getting pretty bad. Very slushy and muddy out there.
by Peter Morzynski on Mar. 11, 2015
Thank you john TheHunter...
by Whitefish king on Mar. 11, 2015
Comment got cut off for some reason...
Toward the end of day, snow was starting to soften. I would assume ice will still be decent until end of this week. Who knows, with this high double digits weather, we might even get to do some open water trolling before the season ends! (But probably not though :))
It was decent when I went. Toward the end of the day
Take ab-12. Pass the turn to brownlows, u will see a sign 1KM TO BENTLEY. Right after that sign, turn left to range road 1-1. You will see a gate and black flag with the name sandy point its in the right side
How can I get to Sandy Point ?planning to go on weekend its gonna to be my second trip to Gull. Thanks for any directions.
by cheiftater on Mar. 10, 2015
Anyone know where I could rent a boat while I'm on Gull Lake? I live in St. Louis but work in Edmonton at times and have been fishing on the bank on the northeast side around the new houses they're building. I would love to fish the lake more, but need a boat. Let me know. Thanks.
by johnTheHunter on Mar. 10, 2015
Whitefish king. Hows the entrance at sandy point? Can i still drive a half ton truck?
by Whitefish king on Mar. 10, 2015
Went to the point. Lots of burbs spawning there. So many whites on the camera....
by Mynor on Mar. 10, 2015
Have The ice conditions change at all lately ? Been kinda warm last few days, just making sure before I drive on the ice. Any thoughts ?
by Boz224 on Mar. 9, 2015
Brownlows is decent early season, perch and pike mostly I find. See the odd white, but Wilson's is where it's at right now. Caught my limit of whites in an hour sat and sun, but they are picky
by MitchTheFisher on Mar. 9, 2015
Nice job King, Hope i can do just as well tommorow! Whites should be going crazy in the shallows right now.
by Whitefish king on Mar. 9, 2015
03/07/2015: Gorgeous weather! caught 14 burbs, 10 whites, 1 pike (63cm on the dot). March madness is upon us! If you want to catch whites, it is now!
Exactly i have had days were i drill 10 plus holes to find them, and i agree on the maggots
by johnTheHunter on Mar. 9, 2015
Everytime you go fishing for whites, bring maggots, sometimes they like it sometime they dont. Just be prepared. Bring all the jigs you have. They are very picky. Doesnt matter if you drill 100 holes. You need to find them to catch them
by kelster on Mar. 8, 2015
Perhaps protecting the walleye has been a factor in the lower number of whites
by FishGirl on Mar. 8, 2015
Ya'll need some butt hurt cream I swear.
I agree with mitch. You got to move around and try a few new things. Plus whites are picky as hell.
by MitchTheFisher on Mar. 8, 2015
Would never fish at brownlows lol
by Shandell7 on Mar. 8, 2015
All of this coming from a guy who has probably planted himself at brownlows and never moved.
Never said once that i have superior skill.Maybe i am wrong with what i said and have just been very lucky with the whites.
by YIGAF on Mar. 8, 2015
Continued.. dozens of veterans indicate a drastic drop in whitefish numbers. In 1990-91 several Newfoundland fishermen said they were catching more cod than ever. Now they work at Fort Mac
by fishers wife on Mar. 8, 2015
OK Mitch The Fisher.
It's admirable that a couple fishermen with their superior skill are so capable of finding and catching gull lake whitefish. As for promoting the lake as still a great lake for white fish perhaps the observations of scores of gooligans and yes
by Spewy on Mar. 8, 2015
15"perch today an kepty limit. With nothing smaller than 12"
My amazing fiancé just caught a 23 pound, 107 cm jack.
All im trying to say is most people i talk to complain that the fishing sucks at Gull but those people will fish the same spot all year expecting it to get better, location is key when fishing.. if the fish are not coming to you then you need to move around and try new areas to find them. And i understand that this year has been tough for many people fishing Gull and that the fishing is not as good as it used to be but the fishing is still very good and one of the better lakes if you want to catch whites.
Hey Mitch What's you're position on global warming. Those experiancing extreme weather are just in the wrong place ???
by ginak on Mar. 8, 2015
Is the lake still safe to drive on?
by ShakyUnknown on Mar. 8, 2015
Would anyone share successful location? Thx ;)
I agree that the lakes takes a lot of fishing pressure, yet i cant even keep pike off my wireworm there is so many, i lose track of how many perch, and i catch 5 whites almost every time as well as i have been seeing on average 20-30 whites every trip. So the population cant be hurting that much. People that complain they cant catch anything at gull are just fishing in the wrong locations.
by BetterThenYou on Mar. 8, 2015
The lake is over fished.
by MitchTheFisher on Mar. 7, 2015
@phoebe fishermans wife, it might have just been the wind that knocked them over there was gusts over 60km on monday.
by justintime36294 on Mar. 7, 2015
first I'm out here at Gull Lake and we're about 500 meters from Aspen beach shore. me and my girlfriend out here been getting perch bites all day landed 2 . and at about 3 o'clock she landed a six pound walleye. So all in all it's been a good day and we're still here I'll definitely be back to this lake.
by RWillms on Mar. 7, 2015
Ice Report: 24 inTwo more inches than from two weeks ago.
by Shandell7 on Mar. 7, 2015
I wouldn't say this lake is overfished. You just have to find them. We have had consistent luck all year. Today we have caught well over 20 jack (only fishing with tip ups). Out of those fish there was a 12 pounder, two 8 pounders, and many more just legal and smaller.
by Phoebe -fisherman's wife on Mar. 7, 2015
Well it seems like someone is having a time of tipping ice shacks over. To the owner of a plywood shack in the Aspen area, please come check it out. This is by my hubby's shack which is the blue/green tarped one and also by a white and gold camper. Hopefully people can keep an eye out for this happening and report it. Thanks again to DoubleC for posting! Happy fishing everyone.
by The Resident on Mar. 7, 2015
This is definitely the most challenging year in the past 10. Some recent postings call attention to the need for Alberta Fish and Wildlife to pay attention. At least this year I have met officers on the lake. Just hope its not too little too late. For a number of years I have watched the SUVs from Edmonton, Calgary, Red Deer ( I watch and ask) arrive with 6 or 8 "fishers" on board. They all sit with a cooler by the door and come back day after day. Hmmmm. With regular patrols this type of "harvest" could be stopped but it is hard to get proof. With fishing as slow as it is I for one am going to give the lake a rest and put my gear away for this year.
by queenice on Mar. 6, 2015
Where is best place for pike at Gull
by Ã¢Ëœâ€ Out FishinÃ¢Ëœâ€ on Mar. 5, 2015
Ice is 27 inches 10 peach 1 pike
by Phoebe -fisherman's wife on Mar. 5, 2015
Hey DoubleC, thanks for the info. Hubby just went to check on it to see it's his that blew over.
by Rod8 on Mar. 5, 2015
AccessView on Map
by Dslug on Mar. 5, 2015
If you have some old telephone wire that works best for making your own wireworms
by johnTheHunter on Mar. 4, 2015
Where can i get some colored wire? Im going to make my own wireworm
by Ciniplex on Mar. 3, 2015
Is the ice still good? Safe to drive a crew f150 out? Thanks
by DoubleC on Mar. 3, 2015
Hey there. Just wanted to hopefully inform the owner of a shack out at aspen(little shack wrapped in blue and green tarp) that it has blown over. I cleaned up all you equipment and put it all back in it. It is still on its side but all your stuff is back inside:) sorry:(
by MitchTheFisher on Mar. 3, 2015
caught 57 perch biggest only 8" and seen 14 whites but they were extermely skittish more so than usual. On Monday.
by MitchTheFisher on Mar. 2, 2015
Your fishing way to deep, 3-6Fow for the whites.
by Bearhunter52 on Mar. 2, 2015
Wondering where you are seeing the Whites. tried Gull for first time at Aspen Beach and only saw small perch on Camera form 8-15 feet.
by Whitefish king on Feb. 28, 2015
Arguably the best fishing day of the season! A little windy. Caught 2 pikes ( 72 and 68cm), 7 burbot (managed to land 3, all released) and 9 whitefish. Buddy caught 11 whites!
by MitchTheFisher on Feb. 28, 2015
1 white, 5 pike, 2 burbot and about 20 perch this morning, very slow fishing last two weeks and windy.
by JustinS on Feb. 28, 2015
3 perch 1 pike this morning
by Eugen on Feb. 28, 2015
Et was not in the guts. Beside. Withe worm
by mountainman11 on Feb. 28, 2015
The cracking ice is good news. Just means it's stiffening up. If it doesn't crack than worry.
About the worm is it in a piece of bark?
And came out of its guts? If so don't worry about it.
What color was the worm?
And how is the fishing going on birch bay???
by Eugen on Feb. 27, 2015
In 2 out off 5 !!!
Got some persh esterday clean dem and found worms! Flatt and obout 2" long still moving!! I think tapeworm !! So be careful!!!
by MitchTheFisher on Feb. 27, 2015
Caught 2 whites and a few pike and perch yesterday in the morning. ice was cracking alot on the northside of the lake.
by Owner of parkland beach store on Feb. 27, 2015
Ice fishermen in yesterday afternoon, caught six sizeable whitefish between them, just of the RV heaven end of lake about half way out, no report of cracking ice but will ask all who come into our store and report back tomorrow. Fresh bait in stock later today
by Johnnygreenbear on Feb. 26, 2015
Had a slow day couple perch a hit from a pile 56 cm still pretty murky. Ice sounds like it's cracking pretty bad
by Fishing.master on Feb. 26, 2015
Hello guys is the lake still murky
by dr2hotty74 on Feb. 24, 2015
Whites are all over the lake. Find 5-8 FOW with a Sandy patch not too weedy. Use a rattle jig or spoon this lures them in. Have another rod with your wire worm or 1/16 oz jig tipped with maggot. Rattle for a bit then switch too the other rod twitch the bait about 2 feet off bottom watch for them down the whole. Early morning til 11 seems best and 3 pm til dark.
by MitchTheFisher on Feb. 24, 2015
by Gone Out Fishin on Feb. 24, 2015
Hey fisher where abouts on lake you seeing whites like that.seen lots perch today few pike slowed down now.
by tmaxx on Feb. 24, 2015
Wheres the fish
One perch. :(View on Map
Saw one perch so far.
I agree with the huge amount of pike in the lake cant keep them off my hook even when fishing for whites, but i have had no problem finding whites either i have been seeing 20+ pretty much every outting.
by DC168 on Feb. 24, 2015
I agree walleye and pike are taking over the lake. Hard to find white anymore. I found the pikes are chubby and they are every where. This explains why the white fish are skittish. Pike chases the white. They scare them away. Last week, I caught 4 good size pike with size 8 wire worm. Didn't see any white the whole day.
by 930 Adrian on Feb. 24, 2015
Perch were biting, nothing to keep, had 1 white lost it. Feb 23.
by chrisg on Feb. 23, 2015
Nice comments bad seeker. It makes me wonder why there isn't information like this easily passed on to srd. A fisherman can always tell you how a lake is doing with more insight than a biologist can. It will take teamwork form everyone to keep alberta's heavily fished lakes in good health
by YIGAF on Feb. 23, 2015
Sorry I had an essay on my phone but it only sent the first two lines, so continued...
Hello badseekeer. Refreshing to see a man of concern amidst the pack of fish gluttons. I too have fished this lake for decades and see a dramatic decrease in whitefish numbers
by Badseekeer on Feb. 23, 2015
Hi Y'all, a little food for thought...
I've been out a couple times every week since the season has opened and have seen very few White Fish this year. Last year, I was out lots, got my limit (3) a couple times, seen lots of fish, the year prior to that, it was easy to limit out (5).
The Lake is changing!
This week, I was talking to an old timer that has been fishing Gull Lake for some 50+ yrs.
He notices the White Fish numbers have been changing, in fact dwindling in numbers! He mentioned how over the last few years that there are no small White Fish, he said in years past, you would catch lots of small 4-8 inch White Fish before you'd get a keeper, this is obviously not the case now, I've observed the same and other have said this also!
He theorized, when the Alberta Fish & Wildlife closed the fishing for Walleye and put limits on Pike, the number of these species have been growing significantly, especially the Walleye .
Walleye are very aggressive and thinks, they and the Pike are feeding on White Fish minnows, this could be true for the Burbot also, the numbers for them seem to be dropping too.
He mentioned that he trolls for Pike in the summer and catches 5-7 Walleyes before he catches a single Pike.
Let's all hope the Alberta Fish & Wildlife are seeing these numbers, doing there part and open the catches for Walleye, so we may have a well balance of all species for this lake.
Fish Conservation...We can also do our part by catch and release!
Remember... most of the large 10-12 inch big Perch we catch are usually female and are full of eggs (catch and release)!!!
by WU J on Feb. 23, 2015
GS1: where did you catch those 4 whites in the lake?
by GS1 on Feb. 23, 2015
by Gone Out Fishin on Feb. 23, 2015
Can you see bottom yet or is the lake still merky? Whites any luck are the Ling spawning yet?
by Gorf on Feb. 22, 2015
Anyone catching whites at birch bay????
by chiclet on Feb. 22, 2015
Good day yesterday..2 whites and 2 perch. Lost 3 whites and a huge jack.
by kelster on Feb. 21, 2015
Anyone catching pike on tipups?
by Dave3006 on Feb. 21, 2015
Had a great day at aspen. Caught lots of perch, couple 11" in about 7fow
by RWillms on Feb. 21, 2015
Ice Report: 22 inAn inch less than last weekend.
by WilburYellowknife on Feb. 20, 2015
I'm not usualy on this site because its not on my cemputer but its on my phone my niece Raven got me on here Billy Sunchilds daughter from PA
by YIGAF on Feb. 20, 2015
Thanks for the puzzle Wilbur. Teacher convention -kids off
by Franky on Feb. 20, 2015
Wilbur....what r u talking about??????
Since its teacher corection me george and the kids tried gull lake teday been out since this morning got 7 mariah's 9 pickeral and 4 jacks good day
by GloryHole on Feb. 20, 2015
Anyone know when the derby is this year?
by Boudar on Feb. 18, 2015
Yesterday (tues) out near meridian beach and caught 2 pike (1 keeper but released) and saw a big 8 lb pike that liked to sick on my smelt but not take it long enough to set the hook. Tons of perch too, lots of keeper but wasn't fishing for them.
by johnTheHunter on Feb. 17, 2015
Slewjr where in browlows? If you enter the lake do go left or right?
by Slewjr on Feb. 17, 2015
steady day at brownlows, lots of whites moving around, managed to land a few, throw in a couple of perch and a pike for an overall pleasant day.
by Boudar on Feb. 17, 2015
Out near Meridian beach, here about an hour. (1:20 now) and only see a ton of perch. Some nice keepers down there... Too bad I have large smelt... â˜º
by YIGAF on Feb. 17, 2015
I give it two more seasons and catching a whitefish will be cause for celebration
by Flipmo on Feb. 17, 2015
Sad to see gull being way over fished. Going to be nothing left
by Boudar on Feb. 16, 2015
I was talking about the entrance by meridian beach
by FlounderPounder on Feb. 16, 2015
Does anyone know why there were fire trucks and RCMP on the lake yesterday?
I'I'm not sure what you call the meridian, is that the south side off of highway 12? That is where I was talking about. There was a good trail on to the lake there
FlounderPounder, what main trail are you talking about? I normally go out near Meridian...
by RWillms on Feb. 16, 2015
Three pike, one keeper, put the other two back. Started at 2:30 this afternoon. Lots of feeder perch in the water bringing the pike in. Can finally see to the bottom in 10-12 feet of water!
Ice Report: 23 in500 yards east of Sunnyside Marina.
by Joe Angler on Feb. 16, 2015
by closedsundays on Feb. 16, 2015
Pretty slow on holiday Monday so far for me. How's everybody else doing?
Heading out today and not familiar with Gull. Any hints you want to share as to where the fish are, no preference on type of fish! Thanks guys
by Dslug on Feb. 16, 2015
Was out Saturday and got 9 whites between 4 of us and 13 keeper perch at brown lows away from small town out there lol was a good day
Snow was fairly deep. Saw one car and a van or two out there yesterday. If you stay on the main trail you might be alright. Got pretty packed down
How was the snow on the ice today guys? Going out in the am and just wanted to know if I can make it out there in a grand am? Thanks for any responses!!!
by GS1 on Feb. 15, 2015
My god! Where did all the whitefish go today??? Nobody around us were catching any whites today either :/
by YIGAF on Feb. 15, 2015
What do they call a failed effort in fish management ? Gull Lake!!
by Rapalaroland on Feb. 15, 2015
Over 20 perch and a few pike 6 keeper perch great afternoon!!
by FlounderPounder on Feb. 15, 2015
Good ice. Decent amount of snow. 20 perch between 4 of us. Some nice ones
by Mynor on Feb. 15, 2015
Two pike one keeper, one burbot, and a nice perch @ sandy point construction site . Glad I didn't have to pull any civics out of the snow today Not a bad day
by Old fish on Feb. 15, 2015
1keeper pike on west side? No sign of whites
by Flash on Feb. 15, 2015
one small pech and one small pike at brownose slow day
by Perch_foot on Feb. 15, 2015
Perch hitting hard , a few jacks ,skittish whites overall good day @ aspen.
by ShakyUnknown on Feb. 15, 2015
Please help. I did not have any bite at all. That's my fourth day and nothing. Help :). Thx
by The Resident on Feb. 14, 2015
East side from Raymond Shores headed south Snow Is Brutal! One track and tough to meet anyone. Definitely 4x4. Tried in 10fow...1 pike. Still hard to see now because of snow pack.
by Mynor on Feb. 14, 2015
22" thick over by sandy point construction site (north west of brownlows access ) 4x4 ok to drive, wouldn't bring my civic out here :)
by Jason Miller on Feb. 14, 2015
Is anyone using bait to catch?
by Toad9414 on Feb. 14, 2015
What's the ice thickness out there? Heading out tomorrow and just wanna be sure!
by chrisg on Feb. 14, 2015
The lake is definetly truck/suv now. A trail is made going up west side from brownlows.if you got 4wd you'll be fine. Snow isn't as deep as it looks.
by Rapalaroland on Feb. 14, 2015
Heading out this afternoon chasing whites!!!!
by D20 on Feb. 14, 2015
Just wondering how the lake is for driving a truck on? Want to take boys.....any recommendations on where to go??
by kelster on Feb. 13, 2015
Whites are finicky buggers you need to let them suck in the lure then pull but not to hard hard
by Jason Miller on Feb. 13, 2015
What kind of hooks are being used?
by chrisg on Feb. 13, 2015
Fished on west side of lake today off of point. A few perch and a 66 cm pike I brought in on my perch gear. 4 lb test and he even bent the hook.came up the hole tail first. Unlucky fish.
by Franky on Feb. 13, 2015
Last week I was on the west side of the lake at Birch Bay, didn't even see a white fish but the water was so murky. Has it cleared up does anyone know.
by Stewbee on Feb. 13, 2015
Couple small perch and a jack. Slow day overall.
by WCJames on Feb. 13, 2015
Got a question. At Brownlows today in 12 fow and I could only see down about 8 feet. Seems to me that you need to see whities take the hook. Was I wrong to fish in the 8 fow to see hook, or should I be on bottom and try to feel bite.
What are the whites biting on lately?
by MitchTheFisher on Feb. 13, 2015
My slowest day of the year was yesterday but still caught a few whites and perch, other than that what a fantastic hard water season on this lake.
by Slewjr on Feb. 12, 2015
Very nice day out at Brownlows, whites are really moving, this is an excellent fishery
by Owner of parkland beach store on Feb. 12, 2015
Fresh maggots and dew worms arriving in store Friday afternoon, please don't forget it's fishing weekend without licence requirement this family weekend, so anyone can give it a go !, also off the RV marina point ice bike races take place both Saturday and Sunday,
by NC on Feb. 11, 2015
Awesome Sherman8or!!! Hopefully I get good luck like you tomorrow! I'm heading to Gull early morning and will fish most of the day. Were you fishing Brownlows area or somewhere else? Do you mind if I ask what color wire worm? Because if you had good luck on it I want to tie some of that color up before I go lol. Thanks!
by Sherman8tor on Feb. 10, 2015
Shoulda had my limit today of whites 12-15ft water but fishing like 6-8 ft on the old wirewrap
by Franky on Feb. 10, 2015
Anyone catching whites, and how deep are they
by NC on Feb. 10, 2015
Going to gull on Thursday, will be going for whites and perch, hopefully I'll get some this time. Gonna try somewhere new on the lake. I'll report back after fishing
by fishingmama on Feb. 9, 2015
We had a decent day on Saturday at Aspen (fairly active in the morning, and was a bit quieter in the afternoon), but yesterday was extremely quiet (could see the fish, tried various different colored hooks, the fish would have a look at the hooks, but were not interested). Guess it was their day to rest.
by Mike6289 on Feb. 9, 2015
Had a really slow day at brown lows and aspen beach yesterday.just nothing at all! Where are the fish?
by CKovacs on Feb. 7, 2015
12 feet for the eyes. I'm heading back to brownlows tomorrow. Are the whites still biting?. Was brownlows busy ?
by Flash on Feb. 7, 2015
aspen beach whitefish very skittish won't within 20 feet of the sahck
by Owner of parkland beach store on Feb. 7, 2015
Reports from some fishermen who called in later today, great fishing for some while others not seeing anything !, better luck tomorrow to all, open 8am to 5pm Sunday
by C&R for our future children on Feb. 7, 2015
Wow...I now understand why Gull Lake is being overfished....sigh
by WÃ©Â±Â¼U on Feb. 7, 2015
Where did you guys catch eyes and whites and how many feet is perfect to catch them In brownlow area? Please help
by RWillms on Feb. 7, 2015
Ice Report: 22 in500 meters out from Sunnyside marina at Parkland Beach
by Slewjr on Feb. 7, 2015
6 walleye this morning, thanks CKovacs for the tip
by CKovacs on Feb. 6, 2015
Slewjr I tagged them and the pike in about 12 ft of water. Got the whites in 7 ft . Burn was in the 12 ft hole.
by danwood on Feb. 6, 2015
What are you using for perch and whites
by Slewjr on Feb. 6, 2015
Nicely done CKovacs. Where about at Brownlows are u catching the walleye, I am getting lots of whites and perch but haven't seen any eyes the last few times out.
1 burbot , 2 pike, 2 walleye, 20 perch (small), and 5 whites today at brownlows. That folks is a brownlows grandslam. Very fun day
Great fishing today at Brownlows The whites are really moving and caught a few nice fat perch
by katadam2010 on Feb. 6, 2015
Hey guys and gals just wondering what everyone is using to catch perch never been just targeting perch. Any help would be great thanks
by Rapalaroland on Feb. 6, 2015
Great fishing Terry and I almost grand slammed the lake but couldn't get a Burb to commit. Caught some really nice perch for Gull and 5 lb walleye. Water is very murky whites are skittish
by varno7045 on Feb. 4, 2015
Where are all these whites at. I haven't had much luck finding them.
by Slewjr on Feb. 4, 2015
great day at brownlows, whites are hitting hard, limit on the ice, now fishing for the eyes
by Shandell7 on Feb. 4, 2015
Caught about 50 perch between 2 people. A lot of smaller ones but kept a 2 person limit of 8-10 inchers. Now for some jack!
Anybody having any luck today? Just a few small perch for me.
by Rapalaroland on Feb. 4, 2015
Heading out this morning hunting whites and perch!!!
by Eugen on Feb. 3, 2015
15 vally in 1.5 hr.
by Bigworm on Feb. 2, 2015
Some idiot left a massive chunk of ice on the lake by brownlows west, tried to load it in my truck but couldn't do it
by McCormick on Feb. 2, 2015
Anyone know if you can drive a car out brownlows?
by Dave403 on Feb. 2, 2015
Pile of small pearch. Couple big jacks hanging around. View on Map
by Deevo on Feb. 1, 2015
I'm out here where about by the group of shacks ?
by CKovacs on Feb. 1, 2015
Yup brownlows is hot today. Lots of whites and they are biting hard.
Anyone catching at brownslows . At meridian nothing except a jack to my wire worm
by Eugen on Feb. 1, 2015
Good job flash taking your spot nex time
by CKovacs on Jan. 31, 2015
Huge day at brownlows. Caught the limited in whites and lots of perch. The perch were smaller but a few nice ones too. 2 burbot to end the day.
by Flash on Jan. 31, 2015
good ice at aspen 2 pike, one burbot for closeing day and four good sized perch and a walley that went back only needed a whitefish for a grand slam on the lake BUT fished 800 am to 530 pm so not that great.
by Not in the Civic on Jan. 31, 2015
Slow day 2 whites and a couple little perch. Tried 12 fow today, did way better in 20 fow last time out.
by bobsroad on Jan. 31, 2015
K I drive a civic too am I going to be safe on the lake lol god bless the guys handle , not in the civic love it. Slew fish on. Heading out tomorrow wife hates little perch I love them, may have to go to sylvan for the walleye.
by Red&white665 on Jan. 31, 2015
by lukebrown77 on Jan. 31, 2015
Nothing so far. Any tips?
How's every one makeing out today ?
by Not in the Civic on Jan. 30, 2015
getting some decent sized perch off the point north of Brownlow's in 20 FOW. One small walleye as well.
by Joe/Mandy on Jan. 30, 2015
Morning to all. I am thinking of coming out to gull this weekend and just want to make sure I'm fishing the right spot. Is brownlows on the south west side of the lake? East of Bentley? What is the best place to get on the lake and how far out from shore do I need to be? Want to get some perch and whites
by maheigl on Jan. 30, 2015
Ice Report: 20 in20" off the point across the bay from Brownlow's Landing
by Coolcat on Jan. 29, 2015
Slew when will u be going out. After I hear from you I will think about going
by johnTheHunter on Jan. 29, 2015
Where in brownlows are you catching the whites.?
by slew on Jan. 29, 2015
Welcome to brownlows. For the whites maggots and meal worms work well. For the eyes and the pike herrings seem to be effective. Night crawlers will do the trick for the burbot and also the eyes. The perch will bite on most anything. I you need some help with hooks for the whites stop by the civic and I can give you a few
by Nathanial82 on Jan. 29, 2015
What baits are we all using? Just starting up moved here from Australia. Myself and my mate are mad fisherman and all about conservation, just got all set up looking for a leg up in regards to spots and baits...
by FlounderPounder on Jan. 28, 2015
Between my dad and myself, we landed about 30 perch, some nice size , and one nice pike. Great day. Ice is still good.water was a bit murky... Visibility where we were at was about 6 ft.
by BrainSturgeon on Jan. 28, 2015
That's assuming he's actually near a lake in the first place
by The Resident on Jan. 28, 2015
Tried the 6fow clear off of Pelican Pt. this morning. Slow. 2 small pike. moved to 10 fow..murky...nothing._Where do you access Brownlows?
by Dslug on Jan. 28, 2015
Was out at meridian yesterday the fishing is getting better but the ice was littered with garbage tried to clean it up but most of it was froze in the ice for those who are doing this brain up idiots
by JimmieDuke on Jan. 27, 2015
Looking at taking out some Aussies that are visiting our great area to Brownlows. Is it still murky? What are the whites hitting? Would love to see our visitors catch one! Thanks
by Red&white665 on Jan. 27, 2015
Is the water still murky guys? How has the whites and perch been lately ?
by Boudar on Jan. 27, 2015
Tons of pike in Meridian. 4 Pike and 3 Burbot. Using smelts... Missed a bunch today too.
by slew on Jan. 27, 2015
Rigggs glad to here you nailed some of the whites. I'm should be back at brownlows this weekend. I will be in the civic. I'm currently at pine Coulee getting some burbot.
Just lost a huge pike, I hope he comes back...
Sitting out at Meridian again... Just got here, will update later. Good luck all!!!
by SBS on Jan. 27, 2015
Nice size white fish 3lbView on Map
by johnTheHunter on Jan. 26, 2015
Nice!!! Ill be there this weekend! Thanks guys
by Rapalaroland on Jan. 26, 2015
Yes it is John the hunter you can't miss it there's a sign coming in from the gall lake store away and assign coming in from the Bentley way Browlows
Westlake road. Is that the entrance at brownlows? Range road 10??
by the reel sparky on Jan. 26, 2015
Found a dozen perch 6" off bottom in about 10 to12 fow. Sad thing was 10 were 3" long the largest was still only 6" Over by the black shack with the fish painted on the side in the brownlows
by Boudar on Jan. 26, 2015
Just got back from Meridian. 3 pike and a burbot. Started hitting later in the day.
by SylvanSpinner on Jan. 26, 2015
Westlake Road access then just to the left about 100yds from shore 6fow
Where in browlows are you catching the whitefish? Sylvanspinner
Anyone catching anything out at meridian? Looking for the Jacks. .. Haven't seen anything yet. Good Luck All!!!
by D-bar on Jan. 26, 2015
Sorry Slew don't know how you got drug into my post and painted with the same brush. I thought everyone would be happy for you. Tight lines
Enough said you guys are right. I am wrong keep fishing.
by slew on Jan. 26, 2015
Wow what a morning at brownlows. Caught my limit in whites. Packing up the civic and heading to pine lake to scout out lake and start getting ready for the Derby there. First time there. Tune in later to the pine lake data for updates. I will be in the civic
by father and sons on Jan. 26, 2015
had a great day yesterday jan 25. weather was awesome and my son and i had a great day fishing.caught 8 keeper perch and my sons friend caught his first fish icefishing a 65 cm jack.
by Coolcat on Jan. 26, 2015
What do u use for the whites?? Was out there all day yesterday and only caught 5 tiny perch
by johnTheHunter on Jan. 25, 2015
Sylvan spinner where in brownlows arr you catching the whites?? And how was the ice with this warm weather?
by slew on Jan. 25, 2015
The bit Bite was the afternoon bite at brownlows. At 3-6. Huge action on the whites. I was in the civic
Hammered the whites all day. Out the limit on the ice. Great day at brownlows. Big feed of perch too. I was in the civic. Thanks Ron for pulling thr civic to shore.
by FlounderPounder on Jan. 25, 2015
Between 4 of us, we caught 13 perch and one pike in 12ft of water. It was fairly murky, but a great day overall!
by Rapalaroland on Jan. 25, 2015
Limits are only put in place to allow people to take that many fish home they're not there in place to say you can only catch that many during the day and then you have to quit. It's called catch and release and it's what a lot of people do that do not even eat fish but enjoy the sport of it. When you mortally hook a Fish it is proper etiquette to keep that fish but if it's just lip hooked it's going to survive. Or if A fish swallowed the hook and you're on catching release waters you just cut your line the Hooks will rust out it has been proven. If you think that every fish that you hook and release is going to die then we would definitely have no fish in our waters catch and release is proven and it works great if people practice it properly. That's just my opinion though and I don't know much about fishing
by Hammerhandles on Jan. 25, 2015
Its the water murky all over the lake?? Can only see down about 8ft......
by D-bar on Jan. 25, 2015
Yea right. Don't agree with the fishing shows either. Glad he was on fish do not agree with fishing like that through the ice. When we wont be able to fish anymore due to over fishing maybe we will wonder what we were doing wrong. The limits on all lakes keep going down just my thoughts.
by The Resident on Jan. 25, 2015
7 fow off Meridian. Clear. Saw BIG pike!! A few burbot and quite a few whites. Managed to get one WF and one burbot for supper. A good day 9 to 1!
Spinner u get EM on da Powerbait?? And Dbar do you ask yourself the same question when you're watching fishing shows on tv?? Congratulate don't hate!! I have personally fished with the SylvanSpinner and he is quite a conservationist wouldn't surprise me if he released all of them
Sorry #over your limit should have been 21 still the same result.
So you just had to keep fishing and hook 25 white fish more than your limit. I wonder what the mortality rate will be on them.
by Boudar on Jan. 25, 2015
Hey guys, thinking about trying Gull Lake on Monday. I haven't been out there before and was wondering how you get out onto the lake for some Jacks?
by SylvanSpinner on Jan. 24, 2015
33 whitefish caught between 4 people today. One of me best hardwater days ever!
by Wazz on Jan. 24, 2015
Was out yesterday at Brownlows, iced whites & perch, perch 0-1' off bottom, whites @ 4' off bottom, fishing in 10' water, some parts of the water cloudy & some clear, pike ate 6 of my wireworms, yellow or white wireworms seemed to land both the perch and whites this day, warm & sunny. Saw few burbs too. Lots of open ice between snow (ice) drifts, no surface water, ice 17" thick; good luck :)
by IRWELDER on Jan. 24, 2015
At the golf course turn off to the lake. Lots of action. Jack, perch, burbot.