Spray Lakes Reservoir Fishing Reports & Feedback

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by saskwadner on Feb. 18, 2020

Fished on February 16th 2020. First time on spray lakes for me. fished in ~16FOW with small tungsten flies ~1ft from bottom with slow jigging. White fish action all day. Didn't try for lake trout. Lots of fish showing on the panoptix.

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by Airdriewheels on Feb. 17, 2020

Brought the wife and kids as it was free fishing weekend. Had 8 lines in the water and fished for 7 hours. Not a single bite.

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by ice auger on Feb. 14, 2020

Hey there big head Doug,smelts are fine you cannot use those frozen tubs of minnows

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by Sugarstump on Feb. 14, 2020

this is straight from the regs. Bait Fish may be used in waters that do not have bait bans or bait fish restrictions. Where fishing with bait fish is not allowed other baits including smelts, herring, gammarus shrimp and dead fish eggs (e.g., preserved “salmon eggs”) may be used, provided a complete bait ban is not in effect for that waterbody.

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by Bigheaddoug on Feb. 14, 2020

Smelts are ok, basically if you can buy it from a sporting goods store it would be legal to use if bait is allowed.

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by kevinm on Feb. 14, 2020

Regs say bait allowed but no bait fish. Can anyone clarify weather or not frozen smelts are ok to use. Thanks

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by ice auger on Feb. 7, 2020

ice auger :how is the road going up,how much snow on the lake

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by GreekFisherman on Feb. 7, 2020

Fished twice this week, caught 2 one day caught 1 lost one the other day.

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by Airdriewheels on Feb. 4, 2020

I was there about a week ago and only had one small bite in 7 hours. No fish landed.

by iFish Guest on Feb. 3, 2020

Any recent updates of how the fishing has been?

by MikF on Jan. 5, 2020

The 6 inches of top-slush has turned into 10-12 inches at some spots. Make sure you have tall waterproof boots.

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by MikF on Jan. 5, 2020

The 6%u201D of top-slush has turned into 10-12%u201D at some spots. Make sure you have tall waterproof boots.

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by Airdriewheels on Dec. 27, 2019

Also there was a 6 inch layer of watery slush on top of the ice. Made for a pretty wet day.

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by Airdriewheels on Dec. 27, 2019

Fished near the boat launch today. Only two bites after fishing all day. One landed. Talked to others nearby and it was the same story.

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by Artemis on Dec. 27, 2019

Have always had good luck catching lake trout on Spray. Looking forward to another great ice fishing year.

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by Moo on Dec. 11, 2019

About 8 inches of ice caught 3 lakers had lots of action

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by Alex_2013 on Dec. 9, 2019

Thank you!!!

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by Cteed on Dec. 9, 2019

went out yesterday (Sunday Dec 8, 2019) Ice was great, 10"+ of good black ice. Fishing was slow until sun hit the lake then was pretty good from 60-80 fow.

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by Alex_2013 on Dec. 4, 2019

Hello! Did anybody drive by the lake? How is the ice? Thanks.

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by Savage sage947 on Nov. 8, 2019

i saw people skating is there enough ice?

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by scordz on Jul. 27, 2019

The water level is high and you can launch any size boat.

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by Tech42 on Jul. 26, 2019

How is the water level for launching a boat thanks

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by FishFinder-Alex on Jul. 24, 2019

Tried white tube with smelt few times, worked very well

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by scordz on Jul. 24, 2019

Hi EthanAW, from boat.

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by EthanAW on Jul. 18, 2019

scordz, was this from shore or by boat

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by scordz on Jul. 17, 2019

I use smelt. Power bait works pretty good as well. Once I catch my limit, I try other things like tube jigs, etc. but they don't work as well.

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by FishFinder-Alex on Jul. 8, 2019

Hi Scordz

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by scordz on Jul. 8, 2019

Hi Alex

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by FishFinder-Alex on Jul. 7, 2019

hey Scordz, what did you use for a bait or lure?

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by scordz on Jul. 3, 2019

Meant to say "Fished near the boat launch, WHICH is usually pretty good but nothing."

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by scordz on Jul. 3, 2019

Fished near the boat launch, with is usually pretty good but nothing. Took a drive to the very end of the lake and spotted a ton of fish and caught our limit in no time.

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by Bigheaddoug on Jun. 24, 2019

Thanks Scordz! Ya heading there with my kayak soon.

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by scordz on Jun. 24, 2019

Hi Bigheaddoug, there are no facilities at Goat or boat launch. I don't believe motorized boats are allowed but you can definitely use a Kayak,etc.

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by Bigheaddoug on Jun. 21, 2019

Has anyone got any info on Goat Lake (Pond)? Any facilities there, boat launch etc.

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by scordz on Jun. 21, 2019

Hi Corkdown, wind can pick up quite quickly at Spray. I always check the wind forecast before I head out and make sure it's under 10 KM/h. The lower lake at Spray (Goat Lake), is more secluded and better for Kayaks.

by Corkdown on Jun. 18, 2019

So my kid and I were thinking about trying for lake trout for the first time wondering if good or bad to use kayaks? Thanks

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by Cal_Fisher on Jun. 17, 2019

Thanks Scordz & Fishtracker!

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by scordz on Jun. 17, 2019

Water levels are still low. Just barely enough to launch the boat but still a good day of fishing. Caught 9 in about 2 1/2 hours between the 3 of us.

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by Fishtracker on Jun. 14, 2019

Was just barely enough water to trailer launch a 16ft on roller trailer. Water was up to back bumper on truck while launching.

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by Cal_Fisher on Jun. 13, 2019

Has anyone gone to Spray Lake recently? how's the water level to launch a boat?

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by scordz on May. 23, 2019

There's lake trout in Goat Pond. I think there's Grayling as well but I've never caught one.

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by Zombarak on May. 22, 2019

So true, i have a picture from last year fishing from shore the 1st week of june. It looks like it will be the same this year. BTW, what fish is in goat pond? I used to see people fishing there but couldnt find any information on it online.

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by scordz on May. 22, 2019

At least 10% of ice left. Last year at this time I had the boat out as there was open water from the launch to the end of the campground. By middle of next week, I would think at least half of the lake will be thawed out. We just ended up fishing from shore on the lower lake, which i think is called goat pond.

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by Zombarak on May. 21, 2019

Thank you so much Scordz for the update, would you say 10%u201D of ice left?

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by scordz on May. 21, 2019

Still frozen Zombarak. I would say another week and a half to two weeks. I'll probably head back up on June 1.

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by Zombarak on May. 20, 2019

Hi guys, anyone been at spray this weekend? When do you think all the ice will completely melt?

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by Fabbi16 on May. 4, 2019

There is still 2 feet of ice at spray

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by Biggers on Apr. 15, 2019

Thinking of going down this weekend.. any updates on if the ice is still fishable? Have the edges melted at all?

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by Fnkmsta on Apr. 15, 2019

We are in Canmore for a couple days and want to go fishing. Does anyone know the ice condition?

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by Fabbi16 on Apr. 6, 2019

Roughly 3 feet of ice where I was at around sparrow hawk. Had a great day. 11 lake trout between 2 of us in 4 hours.

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