Cow Lake (near Rocky Mountain House) Fishing Reports & Feedback

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Average of 50 ratings as of Dec. 5, 2020

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by RJZFish on Dec. 5, 2020

Ice Report: 6 in

by SeanPittman on May. 31, 2020

Was out there yesterday. We were checked by fish and wildlife when we got there and he told us about the winter kill. Last year we caught tons of pike, this year we could barely find any on the fish finder. Lake seems pretty dead unfortunately.

by itlldo on May. 30, 2020

May 30. Lake winter killed this year. Not very many fish on the fish finderšŸ˜¢

by itlldo on May. 21, 2020

Was out May long weekend. Water still cold. No bites......

by iFish Guest on May. 13, 2020

Is the ice off the water? Is it Good to fish by boat?

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by Zac on Jan. 2, 2020

Ice is 8" of clear good ice and 3" soft white ice. 4 pike no keepers.

by SteveG on Dec. 30, 2019

Ice Report: 12 in
North end. Some trucks on ice...

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by Michael660 on Jan. 12, 2019

Access from day use area is very bad, Heaved at shore and very rough to get onto ice for anything less than a 1500. Ice is about 10 inches 100 ft from Day use. Had lines in water for 90 mins and never seen a fish.

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by Ugly Stick on Jun. 15, 2018

Not sure about the campground, but there is a dock you can fish from on the very north side at the day use area.

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by Nits101 on Jun. 12, 2018

has anyone fished this from shore we are thinking of heading down there to go camping

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by fishingmagician on Feb. 5, 2018

does Anyone ice fish here....if so how do you access the lake . thanks

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by Jaklitt on Jan. 25, 2018

Caught hog out infrount of park

by iFish Guest on Jan. 4, 2018

Ice Report: 13 in

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by Clearwaterfishchick on Aug. 5, 2017

Very slow fishing day today!! One bite on the west side , that's it!!

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by Newfie69 on Jun. 27, 2017

Anyone fish here yet this year? Coming on the long weekend. Looking for tips for the kids(and myself).

by KJ23 on Mar. 13, 2017

Ice Report: 20 in
North end by the day use area was very snowy, the ice is still nice and thick.

by TreeHugger on Jan. 15, 2017

Ice Report: 12 in
Clear ice with about a foot of snow cover at north end of lake.

by Bighorn1 on Dec. 27, 2016

Ice Report: 14 in
North end

by Rigwelder on Aug. 21, 2016

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by Terry2211 on Jun. 6, 2016

Can inboard boats go on this lake ? I heard just smaller boats can.

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by Maverick1 on Mar. 5, 2016

Beautiful day. Fish must be enjoying weather some where else. Slow day. No bites. Trying everything. No luck

by Maverick1 on Mar. 5, 2016

Ice Report: 14 in
At north end near day use.

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by Bcool on Jan. 1, 2016

12" of ice about 200 yards out from day use launch set up to shallow today so a bit slow for fish action, try again another day

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by Fin Finder on Jan. 1, 2016

Anybody been out on the ice???

by Fishhammer on Sep. 7, 2015

Only spot we found jack in four days. Caught four 28" in ten mins.
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by Marty88 on Sep. 7, 2015

Big 14-18 lbs Rainbows back in the day
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by Marty88 on Sep. 7, 2015

Late evening! Perfect for big 10 lbs pike
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by Kingfisher01 on Aug. 13, 2015

Used to be a great perch angling lake up to 2 lbs if you look at the derby trophy at the cow lake store.

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by Kingfisher01 on Aug. 13, 2015

Perch are weak. Pike fishing is ok at best. First few years got some nice gators but seems like entire lake is petering out.

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by gloveman on Aug. 13, 2015

Anyone catching perch recently?

by Brettc1973 on Jul. 27, 2015

80-90 cm. none big enough
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by F.F.F. on Jul. 3, 2015

camped out at cow for two days. great action. 25 fish at least. no i didn't keep a single one. most around 60 - 80 cm. they do have a no fishing from boat dock sign but they have also put in a new dock just for fishing beside the boat dock so can't blame them too much.

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by BetterThenYou on Jun. 28, 2015

Seen lots of under size pile getting taken home this weekend make sure u check your regulations

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by SpinnerMike on Jun. 7, 2015

Cow lake is a heavy action pike lake that can prove to be fruitful if you are able to quickly figure out what the northerns are biting on at the time. From May 15 till late June the fish bite over and over, then it slows down when the waters become too warm, till mid August. This is one of the last successful shore fishing lakes in the area, and even that much is dwindling, as the staff that run the campground on the lake have asked that people no longer fish off of their best dock, it is solely for the purpose of launching boats (brutal). In the fall the pike are fewer, but they are larger, which makes the trip just as exciting.

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by SpinnerMike on Jun. 7, 2015

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by jaycaption on Jun. 4, 2015

Hello fellas! Looking to go fishing this weekend and setup camp for Friday to Sunday. Any word on what to expect for shore fishing at all?

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by SquidLips on May. 8, 2015

Hey rainbow seaker. I was speaking of last year. The gates are currently closed, how would I even get in there with my boat. SOME PEOPLE!

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by rainbowseaker on May. 6, 2015

Hay squidlip. Just heads up next time u at cow try reading the big white sing .. . Lol .. lake is still closed. . Till Thursday before may long. .lol some people!

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by SquidLips on May. 6, 2015

Love this lake for catching Pike

by SquidLips on May. 6, 2015

Trolling along weeds for pike at medium speed. Caught 4
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by smitchr on Feb. 8, 2015

Can you take quads on cow lake?

by smitchr on Feb. 8, 2015

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by BlaineW on Jan. 29, 2015

Does anyone know of a spot to drive on to the south side?

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by BlaineW on Jan. 27, 2015

Kaleh01 is there a public area to drive on the south side of the lake?

by Kaleh01 on Jan. 24, 2015

Caught 4 and lost 1 pike. Biggest was 36" & 10lbs. Fished all over the south half of the lake

by Kaleh01 on Jan. 24, 2015

Ice Report: 14 in
north 1/3 of the lake is mostly affected by slush and floodwater

by FriesenG on Jan. 18, 2015

Some floodwater on ice now, 4x4 recommended or stay on beaten trail.

by FriesenG on Jan. 18, 2015

15lbs Pike
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by ifliefish on Jan. 9, 2015

Any recent updates on ice conditions?

by Frenchman on Dec. 27, 2014

Ice Report: 12 in

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