Spray Lakes Reservoir Fishing Reports & Feedback

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by scordz on Aug. 1, 2020

Biting well yesterday.Caught our limit in just over an hour

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by scordz on Jul. 30, 2020

Fishing was slow between the 15th and 25th but has picked up a bit.We caught our limit yesterday.

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by Al63 on Jul. 25, 2020

Spent the day shore fishing. Driftwood and Sparrowhawk. No bites. No sign of fish.

by Lost dog on Jul. 13, 2020

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by Bob5475 on Jul. 4, 2020

I did shore fishing there but not successful! any hot spot or idea? Thanks

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by LilyE on Jun. 26, 2020

Hey

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by FishFinder-Alex on Jun. 24, 2020

Caught 4 in 2 hours. average 16 inch and 1.5 lbs.

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by scordz on Jun. 23, 2020

Caught 9 good size lakers between the 3 of us. https://twitter.com/scordz/status/1275497031419621376?s=21

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by FishFinder-Alex on Jun. 16, 2020

Used white tube and smelt today. Vert slow. Caught 2 in 4 hours.

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by scordz on Jun. 16, 2020

Hi Bob I took the boat out.caught on smelt and green powerbait

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by Bob5475 on Jun. 15, 2020

HI scordz, Did you fish on the boat or Shore? Did you use bait?

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by scordz on Jun. 15, 2020

Caught 5 between me and my dad.tons of bites but the weather turned and had to call it a day.will head back this weekend

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by FishFinder-Alex on Jun. 15, 2020

Thank you sir, how was fishing?

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by scordz on Jun. 13, 2020

Hi Fishfinder was out yesterday and water levels were fine to launch my 18 foot boat

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by FishFinder-Alex on Jun. 12, 2020

Hi guys, how is water level at spray? Is it ok to take my boat next week?

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by scordz on Jun. 9, 2020

Messages always get caught off on this thing.i didnt catch that lunker.Wish I did :)

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by scordz on Jun. 9, 2020

My messages always get caught off.I didn

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by Zombarak on Jun. 9, 2020

Wow thats amazing, you sre probably the one the fish and wild life officer told me about. Was it 21lbs?

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by scordz on Jun. 8, 2020

Below is a link the the laker caught at Spray in March.Insane

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by scordz on Jun. 8, 2020

https://twitter.com/scordz/status/1270020862964457474?s=21

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by scordz on Jun. 8, 2020

Hi zombarak

by Zombarak on Jun. 7, 2020

A fish and wild life officer stopped by and mentioned to me that she seen a guy pull a 21lb laker during this past ice fishing season, thats crazy i would love to see a picture

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by Zombarak on Jun. 7, 2020

What an amazing weekend it was, I caught my record laker at Spay, almost 7lbs. Caught it from shore on a smelt. I still suck at catching whites there but next time i will try LGLG tricks. Good luck to you all.

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by LGLG on Jun. 6, 2020

Hello Bob5475, recent years I did not use any bait just the size 10 wired worm as I can get the white anyway. Early years tried a tiny bit of cut shrimp worked well, stopped using that as I feel once the white comes it will bite anyway plus using real bait causing more damage to the fish for fish you don’t want to keep. If you bring small children want them have fun for sure using some bait will always be good as fish tend to swallow it more vs a bare hook. Bait fish not allowed. Never tried with real worms but guess will work well.

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by Bob5475 on Jun. 3, 2020

sorry for typo! Hi LGLG thanks for sharing your experience and the tips. Do we need to add worm or other baits to the hook?

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by Bob5475 on Jun. 3, 2020

Hi LGLG for sharing your experience and he tips. Do we need to add worm or other baits to the hook?

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by Zombarak on May. 31, 2020

Was there yesteday, a few small open spots but nothing major. Next week for sure

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by Lindol on May. 27, 2020

Thank you scordz for the feedback.

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by scordz on May. 27, 2020

Hi Lindol,was out on Sunday and there was no open water.Hopefully this weekend a few areas will be open but i'm thinking not until June 6th

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by Lindol on May. 27, 2020

Hi guys, I'm planning to bring my kids fishing on the weekend. How's the lake condition as of this week? Is the lake still covered with ice? Any feedback is greatly appreciated.

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by Zombarak on May. 21, 2020

Thanks man, that's really helpful. I always fish spray lake and have amazing luck catching lakers but never succeeded catching whitefish from shore, hopefully when the ice melts i will try your way and see what happens

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by LGLG on May. 20, 2020

I stopped doing open water fishing for many years as I don’t have a boat. Tried other lakes in past and yes using a bobber I got both white and trout. The trick is how to ensure your hook will be 1-3 feet above the bottom. I used a stopper, you can buy it or easily Search Online to tie it yourself. For 15 feet water I set stopper about 12 -14 feet from hook. I bought a wireless depth finder from amazon, for unknown lake/area using it can get very accurate depth reading for the spot you want put hook into. This way you will know how far away from hook you need to set the stopper.

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by Zombarak on May. 19, 2020

Thank you LGLG, would you do the same setup when fishing from shore? Do you use a bobber?

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by LGLG on May. 19, 2020

Nice laker Scordz and thanks for sharing! Laker I caught only about half the size of the one your dad got. Cheers.

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by scordz on May. 19, 2020

This link should work better. https://www.instagram.com/p/CAYGzh1jdDM/?igshid=14s5oz6elx94j

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by scordz on May. 19, 2020

Thanks LGLG. My dad caught this beauty yesterday at Spray. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10163825693465107&set=a.10152385621520107&type=3

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by LGLG on May. 18, 2020

I put a weight 2 feet above the hook, set the hook anywhere from 1-3 feet from bottom and start jigging. Since the weight is bigger in size vs the hook, quite often the fish came to the weight first then you just need to move the hook up let the fish see it then it will take the hook. When I fish in over 15 FOW I will use a flasher, under 15 you can simply look through the water and can see the fish comes easily if you have a ice shelter. Hope this helps. This is one of my favourite lakes, just the gorgeous mountain view worth the trip. Bottom line is, always put safety first.

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by Zombarak on May. 17, 2020

Hi LGLG how long should the leader be to catch white fish

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by LGLG on May. 17, 2020

Size 10 wired worm made myself, used to use size 8 caught lake white, but feel smaller hook better for mountain white and it worked good. Also caught laker weeks ago almost 3 pounds. If you are targeting for lakers better use size 8. Last year used size 8 caught both laker and white every trip there. Ice was a little less than 2 feet with top at least 4 Inch soft ice so not very safe. The trick now is how to get the fish out of the hole as the hole bottom always has vertical cracks caught your line. Maybe hand auger drilled hole won’t have those cracks for soft ice but never tried. BTW tried differed colour WW don’t see difference, apparently these fishes are not like lake white and not shy at all.

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by scordz on May. 17, 2020

Sorry last comment cut off. What were you using to catch whitefish? I usually just target the lakers

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by scordz on May. 17, 2020

Hi LGLG

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by LGLG on May. 15, 2020

No laker today but got five good size white. Fish seems not active today due to low pressure. Left around noontime. Saw one guy ice fishing half KM south where I was, And another guy 1 KM to the north. Not recommending on ice again as temperature will go up soon.

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by Moo on May. 15, 2020

Caught 2 small lake trout today.....Released them both hoping they will grow bigger for next year. The shoreline can be tricky to get on the ice. The ice is very soft to drill through. With this warm weather I suggest NOT to ice fish until December

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by Artemis on May. 15, 2020

Lake is very low and you should be careful near the shoreline when crossing onto the ice. Pockets of water and slush everywhere. Need boots, otherwise you will definitely get wet. Ice at middle of lake is still about 2 feet thick with anywhere between 6 - 8 inches of surface slush which you will break through as you are walking out. Caught '1' lake trout fishing in 80 - 100 feet of water. Fishing 10 km. south of boat launch.

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by Moo on May. 12, 2020

Lake is super low. No open water at birch wood. I’m going out Friday, 3 km from birchwood going to fish for lake trout and whitefish in a bay

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by scordz on May. 10, 2020

Hi Moo, any open water at Spray or the lower lake, I think it’s called Goat Lake. Thanks

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by Moo on May. 9, 2020

About 2 feet of ice with 4 inches of slush. Had a few bites but no fish. I was fishing 3 km from birch wood turnoff near the cliffs. Lots of fish on my camera though

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by Artemis on May. 3, 2020

Now that Provincial Parks are open again, what is the ice thickness on Spray Lakes Reservoir???

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by Corkdown on Apr. 1, 2020

So would anyone else know a good spot for lake trout?? And or whitefish.?? Turns out my kid likes them more than the rainbows from chain lakes

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by Corkdown on Mar. 30, 2020

Tried Saturday ran into a roadblock just outside Canmore. Alberta fish and game said access closed until may 19th.

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