Chain Lakes Reservoir Fishing Reports & Feedback

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Average of 50 ratings as of Nov. 13, 2018

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by Bert&Carina on Nov. 13, 2018

Ice Report: 2 in
Ice approximately 2 inches at 20-30 feet off shoreline ... still some open water across lake. Not safe if you venture to far from the lower depths.

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by Bert&Carina on Nov. 13, 2018

Call me crazy but drove out to Chain today hoping for one last day of fishing. Having read some of the comments here I brought my ice auger along. Ventured onto the ice carefully as I could see evidence of activity (holes in the ice) upwards of thirty feet off the shore. Drilled a few of my own finding that the ice was fairly consistent and approximately 2%u201D. The wind was gusting and melting the surface a bit and making the ice super slippery. There was a small section of open water across the lake from the launch. My guess is that there will be safe ice (to walk upon) and fishing by the end of November!

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by Altafishingguy on Nov. 13, 2018

I was out there at 12:00 noon. No one was on the ice when I arrived. Are you sure your were at Chain Lakes and drilled a couple of holes????? With a hand drill? Much to dangerous to venture out on the ice. I threw a few boulders to check the thickness,

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by Altafishingguy on Nov. 13, 2018

Yesterday, ice was 1".

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by JaroslawJan on Nov. 13, 2018

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by eric_ryan88 on Nov. 12, 2018

No there is not. I drilled a couple of holes in 5 fow and theres about 3 inches of ice. There is a little opening in the middle but you cant throw a line that far.

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by Altafishingguy on Nov. 11, 2018

Is there still open water at Chain Lakes?

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by Altafishingguy on Nov. 11, 2018

Is the still open water at Chain Lakes?

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by Bert on Nov. 1, 2018

Monday October 29th we were at Chain shore fishing on the North end. It was a windy day making conditions cold and miserable. Toughed it out and had success catching and releasing 10 nice Rainbows, the largest of which was a beauty at 3 pounds. Bodes well for the upcoming ice fishing season!

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by Fish for life on Oct. 19, 2018

Was there Oct 18th, fishing from shore was good. There were a lot of people fishing from shore and doing well. There were 3 older gentleman who did very well, catching them on shrimp. Worms and Power bait did well also. I was there from 2:00 pm until 6 pm._kept 3 and released about 6. There were some that I saw that were about 14 - 15 inches. Very nice fish. I just wanted to keep 3 to take home and bbq. If it's still nice for a while, I will be going out again. Good time.

by Bigheaddoug on Oct. 15, 2018

Thinking about taking my nephew out for some shore fishing this weekend. Anyone been out lately? Any luck? It’s his first time out and I’d like to make the best of it for him.

by iFish Guest on Sep. 22, 2018

Every time I’ve been to chain 3 times on shore and once by a 10ft boat I’ve been able to land 10+ fish... loads of fun! Been able to hook into a few 14-15” ones the past time

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by NBK213 on Aug. 19, 2018

Caught two trout 1.5 & 3 lbs Saturday August 17 near North parking area

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by Bob b on Jun. 4, 2018

Hello

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by collius on May. 21, 2018

Docks are out, water's up, and the launch was easy. Lots of little nibbles and hook chasers, but nothing made it into the cooler this time.

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by calgary15 on May. 13, 2018

is the docks out yet and are you a llowed to fish on them

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by Mykul on May. 13, 2018

Caught lots of Rainbows and suckers today on trout worms and meal worms.

by Mikepp on May. 9, 2018

Level is up at Chain, easy launch now.

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by Trevor Alexander on May. 7, 2018

Yes. Lake is out

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by Paddler on May. 2, 2018

Is the lake ice free yet.

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by Altafishingguy on Apr. 28, 2018

On April 25th, 2018, I heard there was 12" of water on the ice. Should be open water by May 12th?

by chown1 on Apr. 27, 2018

If it is not open this weekend prolly next chestemere only has about 12” left as of today

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by Paverdude on Apr. 27, 2018

any chance of open water for the May long weekend?

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by Tego on Apr. 25, 2018

any open water yet ?

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by Bert&Carina on Apr. 20, 2018

Chain Lakes is always a fun place to Ice Fish! Today, April 20th, the weather was fantastic, sunny and little wind! Caught a ton of little trout that wouldn't stay off of our hooks! Things are melting and the ice is still thick at 18-20". The shoreline ice is mushy and with the warmer days you are going to need rubber boots to slosh thru the mess. This will be our last Ice Fishing adventure for this Season ...

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by Bert&Carina on Apr. 11, 2018

Ice fishing yesterday (April 10th) with the thickness still around 20" with packed snow cover. Finally nice weather and the wind bareable ... Good day fishing with lots of bites, caught 12 fish with 2 keeper Rainbows. Still quite a few people out fishing!

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by mapman_yyc on Apr. 7, 2018

Out today from 9-3. C&R 2 little drink trout. Ice still over 15 inches thick and good hard ice just north of day use with 3-5 inches of snow on top. Ice 15-20 inches thick but softer on west side. Most people drove out.

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by fishin'buddy on Apr. 2, 2018

Just wondering how thick the ice is, especially out from thhe day use area. Hope to head out there in the next couple of days. Thanks

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by Fish away on Mar. 24, 2018

Evening

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by eric_ryan88 on Mar. 21, 2018

Go to the day use area. Go in the campground access and fish away 😁

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by Copsarehere on Mar. 21, 2018

Where on the lake did you go where there's no water on top of the ice? I've been going to the north end and there is lots of water on top.

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by eric_ryan88 on Mar. 21, 2018

Velvetta cheese on #8 hook with a split shot a couple inches away from your hook. Have fun landing fish

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by Newfie123 on Mar. 20, 2018

Hey you guys still driving your cars on the ice?

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by Captain Dmac on Mar. 20, 2018

How do all you guys catch fish on this lake? The last 3 times I have been there all I get is nibbles but I can't seem to land a single fish. I must be doing something wrong.

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by fishin'buddy on Mar. 19, 2018

i spent 5 hours at Chain today and had a great time catching 10 rainbows a couple of nice keepers, but they went back in to grow even larger. ice was about 22 inches with a couple of inches of snow on top, no water on top today.

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by Copsarehere on Mar. 18, 2018

Went out yesterday on north end ice was 22" with about 6" of water on top between 3 of us we caught 26 rainbows in 7 hours one being good sized. Your odds of catching a good sized rainbow is the same as winning on the roll up the rim.

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by Marty2 on Mar. 14, 2018

How thick is the ice? Are people still driving on it.

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by Shern on Mar. 13, 2018

Beautiful blue sky sunny day, but no bites in 2 hours. Ice snow covered.

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by AllanD on Mar. 13, 2018

Monsterlander - I think you're right. I double checked after I posted and they look like suckers. Still fun to catch but I won't try eating.

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by Monsterlander on Mar. 12, 2018

Are you sure there whitefish and not suckers ? I haven't heard of whitefish being caught out of here. But I've heard there are tons of suckers. I dunno I haven't fished chain in years.

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by AllanD on Mar. 12, 2018

Lots of rainbow, lots of whitefish. Took a larger rainbow home for dinner. Anyone tried a whitefish from here or are they pretty muddy?

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by cClarence on Mar. 10, 2018

Checking barbs? C'mon man. They haven't done this since like 2010. The law was never actually properly passed and anyone who had ever received a ticket could get reimbursed.

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by Rainbow Pout on Mar. 10, 2018

Mar 10- What a great day fishing. Kids first time and we caught 11. 6 rainbows and 5 whitefish. Definitely going back

by Aposicle on Mar. 7, 2018

Caution, Water on ice.
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by Copsarehere on Mar. 7, 2018

Went out march 6 on the north end there is lots of water under snow on top of the ice rubber boots are a must. Caught a few good sized rainbows and some suckers. Ice is 14" thick.

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by Hyneser on Feb. 28, 2018

Any updates on the conditions. Thinking about taking the kids out sat morning but don't want to if there's a swimming pool of melted snow on top of the ice from all this warm weather?

by iFish Guest on Feb. 11, 2018

Barbs are not illegal anymore

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by Chimbamex on Feb. 10, 2018

Ice 80cm thick, snow 20cm also, not much people. Great day 7 rainbow keepers Conservation Officers always around, that's good to me, checking licence, barbs, quantities.

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by Bert&Carina on Jan. 30, 2018

We went in the later morning yesterday and it was sunny but a bit windy. Lots of smaller Trout and lucky to get 3 keepers ... between the 6 Suckers we caught. Best part of the day was watching the beautiful Eagles soar over the lake and land close by! All in all a good day!

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by Icefisher1 on Jan. 28, 2018

Was at the lake from 9am to 2:30pm. It was a slower day. Only hooked up 9 fish. Ice was about 15 inches

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