Abraham Lake Fishing Reports & Feedback

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Average of 50 ratings as of Dec. 11, 2019

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by 09cabelas on Dec. 11, 2019

Open water all over the lake. Small amount of ice from cline towards dam. Not safe yet

by Dar on Mar. 14, 2019

Please give an update on the ice if you can. I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks

by CountryBoy29 on Feb. 11, 2019

Ice Report: 20 in
It’s safe to fish on

by CountryBoy29 on Feb. 11, 2019

There is a way to access the lake there is a path made through the rocks the drag your calf sled down to the ice by the Dam and the ice is 20” thick it’s safe to walk on

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by CountryBoy29 on Feb. 11, 2019

Hey folks went out on Saturday by the dam using white spoon with red dots topped with a white three prong hook fly. Caught 2 nice Bull trout and a nice 42 cm rainbow had a great day fishin.

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by calgary15 on Dec. 28, 2018

How is the ice

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by diverdan on Dec. 22, 2018

what is the fishing like at the lake. is the lake have lots of ice now?_

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by nmfp on Feb. 12, 2018

Where's everybody getting on to the lake buy? Thinking about going this weekend.

by CastCatchSmoke on Feb. 4, 2018

90ft deep, fish at 35ft mostly. Visible to 20-25 ft down.
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by CastCatchSmoke on Feb. 4, 2018

Ice Report: 15 in
Still good access to the ice by the dam. Caught limit in 1.5 hrs. Visibility in the water was 25ft deep.

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by CastCatchSmoke on Feb. 4, 2018

Feb 2-3, 2018. 14%u201D ice, lots of fish, and water level is way lower than past years at this time. Fished by the dam. Trail down to the ice has been fixed up so you walk and pull a sled easy. Water 92ft deep, about 75m away from pillars. Fish were at 12-60ft depths. Caught 17 lakers in 2hrs. Best bite before lunch.

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by Telf on Dec. 31, 2017

About 4 to 6 inch by the dam not much going on there other than the odd rainbow

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by Telf on Dec. 28, 2017

Going on Sunday will give ice report

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by Jaylive on Dec. 28, 2017

So....is it time yet? Anyone drive by lately?

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by Overlord on Mar. 24, 2017

Out by preachers point ice still thick but slow

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by Mr. Harley Larson on Mar. 5, 2017

Abraham is done no good ice anymore ! Stay safe wait for open water.

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by Cal64 on Feb. 23, 2017

Couldn't get on the ice at the intake. Spud kept going thru as far out as I could reach. The other side of the bay is still good measured 19 inches. Looked around and found 223 feet of water- be safe!

by Flarestack on Feb. 20, 2017

Ice Report: 18 in
Right below the dam there was 18" of ice. We fished a few hundred feet from open water. The ice was shifting a lot though.

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by T1dan on Feb. 15, 2017

All good thank man ! No i dont have a sonar but thanks for the depth ! And let's hope the ice will still be safe by the dam !

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by Jaylive on Feb. 15, 2017

There was a safe place at the dam. Hard to say with all the warm temps what has happened this week with the warmer temps I always bring a spud. Hope you have a sonar, butiv been out lots this year and hit the majority at 25' ish suspended over 60-90'. White 2.5" swimbait has been the ticket for us, spoons and rattletraps have also ice fish. If your scroll down in comments there's all the info you need. Good luck n enjoy!

by T1dan on Feb. 13, 2017

Going to Abraham lake this weekend ! Any safe area to get on the ice near the dam !? Any tips/lure/depth for lakers?

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by Weeman on Feb. 11, 2017

Conservation we are lucky to have!?? This Province couldn't manage a single gold fish right, take 63cm pike which is all the breeder females but let's put back the small ones even if they are bleeding bad, now that's conservation at its finest!! Wow man they're doing a great job!!!

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by Jaylive on Feb. 11, 2017

You have been assuming a lot of things yourself buddy. Honestly if outta three or four grown men one of them can't take the 5 mins it takes to skim over the regs, why would I stop fishing when I've spent the time and money to get there it's a 2 hour drive one way. To go over and notify some guys who know dam well that there's no bait allowed? If they don't know the regs then I hope the co's look in there bucket maybe they find a extra couple fish over the limit they don't know about or a protected bull or undersize brown or rainbow. It all goes toward the conservation of the lake we all love to fish and we are lucky to have. If you wanna use bait drive 4-5 hours to find lakers cuz that's the reality.

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by Weeman on Feb. 11, 2017

People like me you don't even know me so quit assuming, I fish legally and do read the regulations, but I also walk up to people and just give them a heads up if I see something wrong not take the easy way out and just call the fish cops on them in hopes they receive a fine, that's just ignorant

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by Cougar71 on Feb. 10, 2017

Hey Jaylive I agree with you, people need to follow the rules as they receive regulation's when getting their license, all they need to do is read. As for Spewy and Weeman I assume your using bait as you both attest Jaylive's comment. It's people like you that give the Y2Y supporters more reason to shut down the Bighorn backcountry.

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by Weeman on Feb. 10, 2017

Ya no kidding, I'm sure both of you do illegal things everyday no one reports you for it, people should mind their own selves, you know maybe walk up to them and say hey did you realize there's no bait allowed maybe it's their first time, instead of calling the game wardens on them, that's pretty low in my opinion, this is probably coming from same people who don't like garbage around the lakes and shores but they're yard looks like a junk dealer, Maybe walk over and just give them a heads up I do that to lots of people and they really appreciate it, instead of having a fine for something they didn't know

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by Spewy on Feb. 10, 2017

So is speeding. Better report those people too

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by Dragless on Feb. 10, 2017

A rule is a rule a law is a law don't listen to this anarchists good on ya jaylive,report em every single time. If the Fnw have better things to do than enforce a law well that's another issue,

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by Weeman on Feb. 9, 2017

You know jaylive people like you waste the game wardens time I'm sure they have bigger and better things to do than worry about bait, since when is using bait poaching!? Like really get a grip

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by Jaylive on Feb. 9, 2017

If your a good fisherman you have nothing to worry about. Just have to catch em like the rest of us.

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by Spewy on Feb. 9, 2017

A good fisherman doesnt worry what other people have to do to catch fish. Its like telling the kids not to taddle on one another If the person beside me wantsto fish with an extra line or bait i dont phone the cops.

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by Jaylive on Feb. 9, 2017

If that upset you spewy I'm sorry. If you can't catch em legally drink your coffee and baileys on another lake...just pick up your cup when your done.

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by Spewy on Feb. 8, 2017

Should report them for having a coffee an baileys on a cold day too! Get a grip

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by Jaylive on Feb. 7, 2017

Did well at the dam on the weekend. Your right tho only small ones...might be worth noting for the second time in a row I've caught guys using bait. Minnows left on the ice after they left. So I've notified the CO's and they said they will be keeping closer attention out there. So all you poachers you have been warned

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by Fish fry on Feb. 5, 2017

Any fish been caught lately? I'm planning on going near the cline , anybody ever catch fish here? Searching for some decent fish only little ones by the dam

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by Jaylive on Jan. 21, 2017

Any ice reports near dam?

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by Cal64 on Jan. 19, 2017

I went thru the ice with 1 leg about a week ago. Drilling 22 inches all day, then go thru a few feet away. I'm the guy in the life jacket from now on. From nordegg, go to cline river bridge, then about 400 yards further. Road goes down to the lake, it can be slippery. The big bay at the bottom of this road is probably the safest ice on the dam. Still have to watch! Take ice picks at the very minimum.

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by WildernessExplorer500 on Jan. 19, 2017

I drove up to where the cline river flows in and just west of where the river flows in, there was a stretch of nearshore ice that didn't look too bad. The ice out from shore appears more sound as well. I would still use extreme caution as I spotted some nearshore open water spots along the highway all the way to cline. It seems the ice is worse where the shore is steeper or there are large near shore rocks. Due to the lake level dropping too, there is an icy slope that surrounds the lake so a good pair of cleats and handheld ice spikes I find helps a lot. There are also stories of gas bubbles on that lake that make the ice very thin in places too and have heard about people's legs going through the ice. Abraham lake has a reputation for having some pretty sketchy ice and it is mentioned in previous posts on here and on the Alberta Outdoorsman Forum. I avoid going onto that lake without a flotation suite. From what I understand, much of that lake is treacherous.

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by SY on Jan. 19, 2017

I am planning to visit Abraham Lake this weekend and want to skate. Is it safe? Any particular spots to recommend as safe zones?

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by WildernessExplorer500 on Jan. 19, 2017

With all the warm weather and wind recently, the ice at Abraham has been getting sketchy around the dam and the shoreline. Was out on Monday morning and the ice near shore was solid with a bit of melt water on it, by the next morning there were 2 to 3ft wide strips of open water along the shore!! I would use extreme caution at this lake or go to a different lake in the area until the weather cools off again.

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by Jaylive on Jan. 15, 2017

Had a good day for the first time out there. 3 lakers, 3 bows 3hrs. I'll bring more ice screws next time couldn't even set up the tent. Thanks all for the tips and to the guy on the ice for trying to help out with the tent and pointing out the danger zone

by Darren 45 on Jan. 12, 2017

Ice Report: 15 in
By the dam, also, the area usually open at intake is covered. Could be very dangerous if you don't know area to avoid

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by Darren 45 on Jan. 7, 2017

By the dam, watch out for the thin ice near the open water. Small jigs or jigging spoons, about 15 to 18 feet below surface. No bait allowed. Good luck

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by Jaylive on Jan. 7, 2017

Thanks for the update Darren! Heading out tomorrow it's a long drive so ice reports are so helpful. Any quick tips for a newbie to the lake? Depth or presentation?

by Darren 45 on Jan. 5, 2017

Ice Report: 12 in
At the dam

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by Eskimo on Jan. 4, 2017

Thanks Darren! Appreciate it

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by Darren 45 on Jan. 4, 2017

Pretty good today by the dam. About 12" of ice

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by Eskimo on Jan. 2, 2017

I still have not made it out that way yet either. Did you have a look Klo?

by Darren 45 on Jan. 2, 2017

Hi, any ice reports near dam ? Thinking of making the trip down on Wednesday, I am thinking the cold snap in December should have helped a bit.

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by BeerBabesBurbot on Dec. 22, 2016

Anyone been up by the Cline and could share an ice report? Gave up my Abraham ice fishing virginity last March but I think I need to hit that area earlier before the lake drops to much.

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