Bearspaw Reservoir Fishing Reports & Feedback

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by ajja72 on Sep. 1, 2018

New to Calgary looking to clean some hooks and catch fish any chance we can “shore fish” at Bearspaw Reservoir? I’ve heard of teens being able to jump from a bridge or train tracks is that an access point? Thanks Al

by monofilipinoment on Aug. 22, 2018

whitefish
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by monofilipinoment on Aug. 22, 2018

small rainbows and browns
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by monofilipinoment on Aug. 22, 2018

small rainbows and browns
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by Undergrad30 on Jul. 30, 2017

A HotSpot Marker was added for Bearspaw Reservoir
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by EthanAW on Feb. 19, 2017

are there any good access points during the winter besides that cliff that you have to climb down?

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by Tron on Jan. 28, 2017

Slow

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by Monsterlander on Jan. 23, 2017

There isn't any public access. It's the only public lake that is basically private. There are multi million dollar houses and properties surrounding the whole resivoir. There is a boat launch in the community of emerald bay but it is locked and for residence only. I have spent some time driving around looking for access but I just keep running into private property. When I was a kid we used to park below the dam where the river is and walk up but that access has since been blocked. I did however find public access to the river above the resivoir. It is clearly marked. You could possibly carry a small boat in and access the resivoir that way. I worked in house for 3 weeks in the fall that was on the resivoir and I only saw 1 boat fishing. The point is that people are not wanted there! it's for the filthy rich and there making sure that it stays that way.

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by t90 on Jan. 21, 2017

How do you access this reservoir? it's a shame that there is no real public access for it, and if there is, no one shares it on this forum. I drove there today but kept running into private properties. Can someone please put a marker for public access if? thank you in advance

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by Nviro on Jan. 16, 2017

I asked once and was also told where it doesn't look like it's flowing anymore is where the reservoir begins. Use common sense. If you wouldn't fish in a spot if the fish cop was watching then you shouldn't be doing it any time.

by Cph on Jan. 16, 2017

Can anyone tell me where the bow wives ends and bearspaw reservoir begins? I would really appreciate feedback. Fish cop says the river begins where it's obvious. Sounds like a trap

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by T1dan on Jan. 4, 2017

Hey Cadeschaine, im looking for a place to access the reservoir near the dam, can you tell me where you parked and where you were on the reservoir with 17 inches of ice

by Cadeschaine on Jan. 1, 2017

Ice Report: 17 in
Ice is solid! Watch for Ice heaves though. Tight lines!

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by EthanAW on Oct. 1, 2016

Were you fishing by boat or shore?

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by mammoth1254 on Sep. 26, 2016

2 lake trout and 2 rainbow trout and 1 brook trout great week September 20 to 27 in 2 days of fishing

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by Jbryant02 on Sep. 26, 2016

Went here on the weekend. Really hard spot to get to because the main road is blocked. Have to climb down a hill and cross a train track just to get to a decent spot near the dam. Fished for a few hours and didnt catch anything. A couple of bites. Not much action out there. Would rather fish in the Glenmore or Bowness park.

by Greenfisher on Aug. 19, 2016

A Boat Launch Marker was added for Bearspaw Reservoir
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by Greenfisher on Aug. 19, 2016

Boat launch
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by Greenfisher on Aug. 19, 2016

There is a boat launch

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by WilliamBigBull on Jul. 18, 2016

How would I get here? tryed a month back and there gate was closed

by pokerling on Jul. 14, 2016

A HotSpot Marker was added for Bearspaw Reservoir
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by Jason Valley on Jun. 12, 2016

Hey mammoth1254....were you catching trout?_

by mammoth1254 on Jun. 4, 2016

A HotSpot Marker was added for Bearspaw Reservoir
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by CaptSumTingWong on Apr. 24, 2016

I've looked around a bit. CP rail closed a crossing so basically no access.

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by CrossTmay on Apr. 24, 2016

Curious to know if this can be accessed easily upstream of the dam for a single seater pontoon or no ? I have only heard of many ahole owners in the area. But that's it.

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by EthanAW on Mar. 24, 2016

any lakers caught out here? Seems like mostly bows and whities are being caught

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by ProFisher on Mar. 15, 2016

Hey, I tried a few weeks ago, but only managed 2 whitefish at the dam, where were you and your buddy fishing?

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by Fry guy on Mar. 10, 2016

Yes there is quite a bit of ice but you just have to find little pockets and go for it

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by EthanAW on Mar. 9, 2016

is it still frozen over?

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by Fry guy on Mar. 8, 2016

Went fishing should have been working caught one rainbow made me happy. My buddy caught 2 rainbow 1 brown & 1white fish it was his birthday as well

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by Toddboyd on Feb. 20, 2016

Do you need special access to get on or is there a spot to park?

by Rtopo on Jan. 17, 2016

Ice Report: 1 ft
I've is thick water a bit murky

by Bigfoot on Jul. 22, 2015

A HotSpot Marker was added for Bearspaw Reservoir
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by John B on Jul. 13, 2015

Can I get close enough to park and get my kayak in the water or is it to far to carry it

by fishinmagician on Jul. 2, 2015

Hey just wondering if the reservoir is worth going to. Any good sized fish?

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by JimmyD on Jun. 4, 2015

Is there any good places to fish the reservoir from shore?

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by fearnofish on May. 24, 2015

That is incorrect, That's the reservoir.

by ZombieSmurf on May. 23, 2015

This location is part of bow river, not bearspaw reservoir. Read the sign.
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by mitchyd on May. 2, 2015

Went there today with the boat and landed 8 rainbows, 1 bull and missed a couple others. All small though. Didn't even know there were bulls here. Biggest bow was 14" and the bull was around 17". Lost my boat launch connection though. Long story lol

by Rileydeece on Apr. 23, 2015

Is there a boat launch or some where to bring in my canoe

by mitchyd on Apr. 21, 2015

I brought my boat here on Sunday. Landed two small rainbows. Had a bunch of hits but couldn't hook them. My battery died in my boat so we had to paddle back from the dam lol. Wish we could've stayed longer cause we were getting a bit of action trolling spinners

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by fearnofish on Apr. 15, 2015

Ice is all gone. Fished from shore a few times this year. Only a couple small rainbows. I agree though, if I could get my 14' aluminum in there I think I could find the big ones

by mitchyd on Apr. 14, 2015

Anyone know if the ice is off of here yet?? ... I got 3 rainbows there one day all in my boat. Nothing big just a couple of pounds but I swear there's gotta be big ones in there. I've seen big lakers at Ghost Dam (on the river side). Never caught them. That's attached to Bearspaw and I bet they go in the reservoir during the spring as soon as the ice is off!

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by airnold88 on Apr. 6, 2015

A buddy and I went there a few times back in September. Each time we went, we actually saw pikes right at the shoreline within arms reach! But they NEVER touched our baits (and we tried everything). There were also a lot of jumps in the water, but not a single bit. That place is cursed!!! But of course we'll go there again as soon as it gets warm enough...

by Miked on Mar. 18, 2015

What about coming off woodland Rd for hw 1a, and then passing the railroad tracks and going down the dirt road? You would be on the north side?

by Highrockslayer on Feb. 5, 2015

Anyone been out here ice fishing this winter? Looking for some updates on conditions etc.... Thanks!

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by andyman on Sep. 7, 2014

Took my son out there 930 this morning till 1230 and parked where Jakinator said. Walked across a field to the water. Private access on both sides so not a lot of room to move around but nice spot. Saw lots jump but no bites.

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by Flank on Aug. 30, 2014

Went today with a buddy and parked where Jakinator on May. 23, 201 suggested. The place is beautifull! We fished from the shore and though we saw very very many fish surface (some big ones as well), we didn't catch anything. We used a little spoon with an orange stripe, brown jig, some fly draggers, live bait and nothing. Creeping suspicion that fly rod with the right flys would have worked great. We got there around 8:30 and left around 11 ish.

by Houston1 on Aug. 29, 2014

AL , check out the post on may 23rd. That will help you out.

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by Captain Al on Aug. 29, 2014

Hey, I'd like to try this one but where can I get access to the lake? The south side is all blocked off

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