Chain Lakes Reservoir Fishing Reports & Feedback

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by tsap on Mar. 20, 2017

Ice about 15" for walking only. At shore ice 1-2". Fishing's not bad. A lot of tiny suckers.

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by Gary fishing on Mar. 18, 2017

Anyone know how the ice is at chain. Lots of warm weather lately

by Pa Pa on Mar. 3, 2017

19 inches of ice .No wind. Saw pair of Bald Eagles. Caugh 2 nice Rainbow Trout. Great day.

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by AV Fisher on Mar. 1, 2017

If the ice is thick enough you can drive on. Any update on thickness? Wanting to take the kids out this weekend. Thanks!

by J.j. on Feb. 24, 2017

Can you drive on this lake?

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by mapman_yyc on Feb. 21, 2017

Really busy yesterday. Ice about 16" just north of north parking lot. 4 trout and 1 sucker between 10 and 2 on glow hooks and mealworms or forage minnow pattern lure and frozen shrimp.

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by Polosdog on Feb. 19, 2017

Arrived at 8:30 stayed until1:30 pm.... Caught 14 between the 5 of us. Worms with trout juice attractant 2 feet from bottom 22 foot depth..... Also caught like 20 suckers with one being 24" long.... monster sucker lol

by skittles on Feb. 18, 2017

Ice Report: 20 in
Ice is rotten first four inches then clear again Took atv and and sled about 2 miles north of lauch Few bites in five hrs

by Miles G on Feb. 17, 2017

How's the ice out there

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by Kirk on Feb. 17, 2017

Is it safe to drive on the ice in the weather we've been having? Anyone

by Yamaharider2009 on Feb. 13, 2017

What's everyone using for bait

by JoeFishy on Feb. 12, 2017

Ice Report: 24 in
Nw of the boat launch. Not much action.

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by Safhlhockey on Feb. 11, 2017

19 inches ice. Good bite 9-12.

by NBK213 on Feb. 11, 2017

Ice Report: 28 in
Great thickness but a bit windy today and only small groups of fish near bottom

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by qwedsa on Feb. 10, 2017

Chain Lakes was first stocked in 1967. By 1970 suckers became dominant. In 1978 test netting caught 84% suckers. In 1979 test netting caught 93% suckers. In 2007 they stocked Chain Lakes with Bull Trout. They don't stock Bull Trout for harvest, they put them in lakes that need help with the sucker population. They used the same tactic at Upper Kananaskis lake. I can't speak for anyone. However based on the history of this lake, and the extra effort that has been put in to control suckers, it appears as though killing suckers might help keep Chain Lakes a good lake to fish in year after year. The information that i have shared is from the Atlas of Alberta Lakes by Patricia Mitchell and Ellie Prepas.

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by Fishtracker on Feb. 9, 2017

When the cougars show up one day for an easy meal, maybe people will think twice about leaving them to rot! lol...

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by Zeus87 on Feb. 9, 2017

I find it hard to believe that fish and wildlife would ever tell you to kill an animal that isn't an invasive species. Their whole job is to protect the fish so if an officer actually told you that he should be ashamed. If the suckers hurt the lake they would put up signs everywhere informing people to remove them. In the end it's not illegal to remove them so everyone is allowed to do as they wish but I wasn't raised that way so I'll be releasing them until the law says otherwise. Happy fishing everyone

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by Nviro on Feb. 6, 2017

There's no reason to waste the suckers. Put them back, they're naturally occurring and a healthy lake has diversity of species. Plus the lake is stocked so it's not like the recruitment is affected much by suckers eating eggs or fry. That's backwards old school thinking. Plus they're fun to catch.

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by Safhlhockey on Feb. 5, 2017

Fish bitting consistently from 12-3pm. Fished in 21 ft. Of water. Fish charting from 12-17ft.

by Safhlhockey on Feb. 5, 2017

Ice Report: 21 in

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by Leighton098 on Feb. 5, 2017

Personally I say leave the suckers on the ice or anything but putting them back in. Even fish and wildlife officers have told us they would rather you leave them on the ice for the birds then putting back in.

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by Safhlhockey on Feb. 3, 2017

Can anyone provide an update on the ice depth. Thanks

by gg420 on Feb. 3, 2017

Where is everyone catching the suckers? Need one for a derby I'm in

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by Zeus87 on Feb. 1, 2017

Was there from about 9-1 would have stayed longer but the wind started to pick up.

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by Tego on Feb. 1, 2017

Zeus87 i went there last Sunday afternoon and had no luck . were you fishing in the afternoon or morning ?

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by Tego on Feb. 1, 2017

Zeus87 not sure what's wrong with some people they don't realize that if they don't take their garbage they would be hurting the fisheries and wildlife also contaminating the fish that they are eating , what also p***** me off is smokers who throw out their cigarette butts on ice or water , come on people take your garbage with you . i was out fishing in September at a different place and there was bird caught in a fishing line left on the shore was able to untangle it , unbelievable .

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by Zeus87 on Feb. 1, 2017

Was out yesterday on the west side and although the fishing was good I've never been so angry about what I saw on the ice. Someone had left empty propane cans and several other pieces of garbage all over the ice which has now frozen itself in. How hard is it to clean up your garbage people. I also noticed they had thrown about 8-10 suckerfish on the ice to die. They aren't a sport fish so technically you can keep them but why just kill them doesn't make any sense to me. I caught 2 myself and found they were the best fight of the day so I always release them. All in all the fishing was good and the weather was nice just wish people weren't so inconsiderate out on the ice.

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by Tego on Jan. 30, 2017

Thanks for the tip Polosdog , will give that a try next weekend, taking my kids so hopefully they get entertained when they see some action

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by Polosdog on Jan. 30, 2017

Tego, it is best fishing from 9 am to 1 pm after that I find it always slows down to nothing!

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by Tego on Jan. 29, 2017

got there at 2 pm , fished for 2 hours i used worms powerbait corn and cheese just 1 bite between the 3 of us ,it was windy will try again next weekend

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by Cuja on Jan. 28, 2017

Wind wasnt too bad on the west side , gusting down the lake at times, ice is around 16 inches

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by Cyrus on Jan. 28, 2017

planning to take my old man tomorrow was it windy out there ? also anyone measured the ice thickness today ?

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by Cuja on Jan. 28, 2017

Got here 9:45 , 2 small rainbows and 2 suckers on worms and trout attractant. Should i be leaving the suckers on the ice for the eagles or releasing?

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by Cuja on Jan. 28, 2017

Got here 9:45

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by Polosdog on Jan. 26, 2017

Fishing was slow today, caught 6 between two people... Worms with trout attractant juice fished just off the bottom 23 ft deep. Bite was very soft. Ice about 16-18" thick across from third parking lot west side of lake

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by Polosdog on Jan. 22, 2017

Was here for 3.5 hrs setup across from third lot on west side of lake, caught 15 keepers between the 3 of us. Worms with trout scent potion.

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by jonbovi on Jan. 21, 2017

Was out there today down at the south end. I only caught one ten minutes after i showed up. Spent the next four hours getting bites but those trailed off. A little girl 30 or so feet away kept pulling the trout out every 5 - 10 minutes! So you can get lucky I guess...

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by T.fish on Jan. 21, 2017

Anyone Know how deep the ice is after all of this warm weather is it still okay to fish on?

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by cClarence on Jan. 21, 2017

What's with so many suckers out here all of a sudden? Have never caught a sucker in past years and now every time I'm out I'll catch them.

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by mr k on Jan. 18, 2017

does velveeta cheese still work lol

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by Greatwhite on Jan. 16, 2017

We were out Sunday with worms and maggots mid lake on the west side in 20' of water.18 caught 5 put back and 15 suckers...all keeper were a good size 11"" to 15"".

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by Ice shack on Jan. 16, 2017

Ice was 16 inches, landed 4 in 4 hours, with no wind!

by Budrob on Jan. 15, 2017

Ice Report: 16 in

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by Leighton098 on Jan. 15, 2017

Anyone out here today that's on this app? Anyone Find it slow also for this lake? We've caught 2 in 1.5ish hours. And that's it with a few other bites.

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by rainbow treat on Jan. 15, 2017

Was out Saturday, perfect weather and all but it was my first time getting skunked. Most anglers were at the south end so I moved a little north. I drilled a number of holes everywhere but I couldn't locate them with my fish finder. Got tired dragging my equipment on a sled with the thick snow so I called it a day and went home to watch football instead. Haha!

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by Polosdog on Jan. 14, 2017

Decent day was there from 9 until 2 caught 7 trout released two, four large suckers, and a large chub minnow. Biggest trout was 15" average was 8"- 11" though Biting on worms with trout attractant juice put on, fished 6" from bottom.

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by Spinner on Jan. 14, 2017

Got out here today at 7:30am got set up and fishing by 8am. Ice was 13.5" thick. I'm fishing on the south side of the lake in 16' of water but rods are set roughy 14-15'. We're using cheese and corn but only a couple of bites over the last 1.5 hours. Early in the morning my sonar was very active but for the last 30 mins it's been dead. Just wondering if anyone else is having better luck then us?

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by Greatwhite on Jan. 14, 2017

We usually fish mid lake and do well. Pink or white maggots work well there no matter where you are.

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by Greatwhite on Jan. 14, 2017

Someone was saying 18" at Keho

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by Cyrus on Jan. 13, 2017

how thick is the ice ?

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by Jayjayjay on Jan. 13, 2017

I go here and use a worm to fully cover a size 6 or 4 hook. I let it drop to the bottom and bring it up about 8-9 inches. Usually me and 2-3 friends will go and catch our limit in a few hours every time.

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by ohcanada17 on Jan. 13, 2017

Fished north end all day, drilling about 20 holes ... lost one bow at the ice, caught one sucker. Tried everything - spoons, jigs, worms, etc. guess there is a reason all the huts are at the south end

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by AlbertakidFishing on Jan. 11, 2017

went last year and caught 20 between 5 of us ! weight at the bottom hook 5-10 inches up, corn and shrimp is the secret!

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by Tego on Jan. 11, 2017

how's the ice ?

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by You. on Jan. 10, 2017

Haven't caught nothing every time what's a good jig or power bait

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by ohcanada17 on Jan. 10, 2017

How is ice fishing the middle portion of the lake? Seems most go south, while a few hit the north but nothing really about ice fishing mid part? Seems like some good spots there in the summer??

by CaptSumTingWong on Jan. 9, 2017

Bull corn 🌽 on fishing barbless on rivers. Nothing in the regulations about it.

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by Marley on Jan. 8, 2017

Hey Gary, good to see you on this site as well. Thanks for the power bait, unfortunately it was unsucccesful for me and I do appreciate all the advice. I went back out today and had 2 immediate bites @ 1:30. On the 2nd bite, the fish and wildlife officer just happened to be there as I lost the fish. I did ask him direct " barbed or barbless"? He told me that I could use barbed hooks, but barbless is recommended. I did put a barbed hook on and it is all legal. He did say river fishing is barbless. None the less, I never got a bite after that, lol, and I did stay till 5:00pm. I will be going out again tomorrow, so perhaps I will run into you out there again Gary. As to the feedback as to why people still think you need to be barbless, the law was changed in 2011 to barbed hooks and the officer today said it is in the works once again to being changed to barbless. When that happens, no one knows as of yet. The laws here in Alberta seem to change quite frequent, so doesn't hurt to be on the safe side and ask questions. Thanks again Gary.

by Bemoredog on Jan. 8, 2017

don't need to use barbless hooks. not sure why folks still believe this is the regulation.

by Gary fishing on Jan. 8, 2017

I was just looking in the regs and can't find anything saying barbed hooks are not allowed, but my wild Alberta is asking anglers to use barbless hooks. I will need to look further. But I use barbless hooks at all times, easier on fish you release back into the water

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by Gary fishing on Jan. 8, 2017

Hey Marley, hooks must be barbless. Hope you caught some fish yesterday. Did the power bait I gave you yesterday get anything?

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by Marley on Jan. 7, 2017

What's the regulations on Chain Lakes as far as barbed or barbless hooks?

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by Chimbamex on Jan. 1, 2017

ThomasL, 30 fish between 4? You allow possession of 5, I hope you releaaed!!

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by Chimbamex on Jan. 1, 2017

Stokesy, yes you're allowed to put a fire pit on the ice.

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by Stokesy on Dec. 30, 2016

Pretty good day, ice is around 14". Lots of people, need to get there early to get the fish. We got there at 10am and only caught 6, 3 of them were worthy of keeping.

by Cph on Dec. 29, 2016

Ice Report: 13 in
Solid ice. Not much snow on the ice. Trucks we're parked all around.

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by Renzo on Dec. 29, 2016

i have caught quite a few sucker fish out of here, what are the rules (no i don't want to eat them) but are they a bit of an invasive species? are you supposed to put them back? or toss them on the ice for the eagles :) ?

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by Jayjayjay on Dec. 29, 2016

Thanks guys for info. Sounds like fishing is a good!

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by Wareham on Dec. 29, 2016

5 of us and skunked for first time ever here.

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by Stokesy on Dec. 28, 2016

Sorry for my ignorance but are we aloud to have a fire pit on the lake?

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by Mizzbree on Dec. 27, 2016

Fishin was a success! About 10-12 inches of ice

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by ThomasL on Dec. 27, 2016

On the lake December 27. Ice was at least 10" thick 100 yards off the shore. Lots of vehicles on the the ice. Was a great day fishing. Between 4 people, we had over 30 fish in 4 hours. Don't seem to have a bad day there until mid February.

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by Fuzzy11 on Dec. 27, 2016

On Chain Dec 22, 12" of good ice, fished in 18' of water, only caught 4, camera showed lots of action, just not aggressively feeding yet.

by Spinner on Dec. 27, 2016

Got here at 7: 30am. Ice is 14" thick. We fished in 12 - 10 feet of water using cheese. Caught 5 fish in the first two hours and then slowed down. In the last 2 hours we only caught on fish. Hopefully we get an afternoon bite.

by Spinner on Dec. 27, 2016

Got here at 7: 30am. Ice is 14" thick. We fished in 12 - 10 feet of water using cheese. Caught 5 fish in the first two hours and then slowed down. In the last 2 hours we only caught on fish. Hopefully we get an afternoon bite.

by Happy Hunter on Dec. 23, 2016

Ice Report: 12 in
Carefully, a little overflow in spots on ice surface

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by Chimbamex on Dec. 23, 2016

Ice around 14", 5 cm snow on the ice not slush

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by Shern on Dec. 22, 2016

Ice is good, 11 - 12" 100 yards from shore. One fish in 2 hours, nice size, though. Dec. 17.

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by Tego on Dec. 22, 2016

how is the ice ? planing on taking my grandpa tomorrow. if you have an update it would be greatly appreciated

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by Jayjayjay on Dec. 18, 2016

Anybody catching anything lately?! Planning on going out!

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by GonFishn on Dec. 17, 2016

Ice 12 - 14" 4 fish in 2 hours

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by Wishicouldfishbetter on Dec. 17, 2016

Good to know. Thanks for the heads up

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by Nviro on Dec. 16, 2016

Minnows aren't allowed at Chain, check your regs.

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by Wishicouldfishbetter on Dec. 16, 2016

Fished about 30 feet from shore. Ice was about 8in. Not a great day had about 6 small ones in 4 hours. Nothing on minnows most on powerbait and worms.

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by fishfrdinner101 on Dec. 15, 2016

11 inches 25 feet from shore

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by Shern on Dec. 12, 2016

Anyone have an update on the ice conditions? Did anyone go out this past weekend?

by Bricker on Dec. 8, 2016

How's the ice is it safe to cross or fish?

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by ab trouter on Dec. 8, 2016

@albertacrude thanks for the heads up lol

by nickmal47 on Dec. 7, 2016

Thanks tips

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by albertacrude on Dec. 2, 2016

dec 18th at 1:34 pm

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by Nskerg on Dec. 2, 2016

Any one have an idea when the ice will be ready?

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by burge on Oct. 21, 2016

Slow day not too many bites

by Mikepp on Oct. 2, 2016

Water level still fine for launching.

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by SkGold on Sep. 20, 2016

Anyone know is the water is high enough to launch a boat right now?

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by Jbryant02 on Sep. 13, 2016

Fished for 4 hours east of the dam. Caught a 12" sucker. Went on a rainy and windy day though. Better luck next time i guess.

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by flyout on Sep. 6, 2016

MATCHED THE HATCH , cADDIS AND very small{18} black knats. changed to dark nymphs and couldnt keep them off. great day

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by Bemoredog on Aug. 26, 2016

Water is murky, fishing very slow. Caught 1 small rainbow trolling with a uv mepps cyclops in 6 hours. Had a few bites but no takes.

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by Happy Hunter on Jul. 31, 2016

Great day Friday , 10 trout in 2 hours, secret lure of course. BBQ

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by Nviro on Jul. 31, 2016

No bait fish though

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by goosehunter2416@yahoo.ca on Jul. 31, 2016

The fishing is great,yes you can use bait!

by Duckfans on Jul. 30, 2016

How is it for shore fishing? Can we use bait?

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by Loco on Jul. 5, 2016

Fished here on July 3 We caught 40 Fish in 5 hours We're trolling spoons. Best day I've had here. All in 6-8 inch range.

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by fiveinthesand on Jul. 3, 2016

Had a great day trolling a line out the back of my kayak using nothing more than a white plastic whirly tail. Using a size 10 hook was good. Had to check every couple of strokes for what might feel like a little extra weight on the line as the little rainbows were barely big enough to make my medium action rod twitch. You really felt it when the bigger ones hit though! Great day! Great Lake!

by CaptSumTingWong on Jul. 2, 2016

You're not supposed to use minnows there.

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by rainbow treat on Jul. 2, 2016

Shrimp, corn, minnows.

by Mario 888 on Jul. 1, 2016

Bait

by Mario 888 on Jul. 1, 2016

What bate are you using for trout .Im new in trout fishing .I fished carp,pike ,welsh catfish ,walleyes but never trout.

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by goosehunter2416@yahoo.ca on Jun. 27, 2016

Thanks for the info Mikepp

by Mikepp on Jun. 27, 2016

Saw a guy launch his 16 footer, I launched my 14 footer from shore. Level has come up quite a bit.

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by goosehunter2416@yahoo.ca on Jun. 27, 2016

Can anyone tell me if you can launch a 17 foot boat or is the water level still to low?

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by rainbow treat on Jun. 27, 2016

Great day fishing yesterday, these rainbows will give you a good fight unlike walleyes at pine coulee which is too easy it's almost boring to fish.

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by AlbertakidFishing on Jun. 3, 2016

Me and my dad wanna come out this sunday and we wanna know if its okay shore fishing ? we fish a lot so were good with rod set up but is the fishing good rn?

by Mikepp on Jun. 2, 2016

Boats can be launched just left of the West pad. It's gravel but works. Looks like it's only place to launch so good idea get your boat in and out without delay. Good fishing!!!

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by sonny b on May. 19, 2016

I was able to launch my 15 foot glass no problems. Steep yes but also watched a guy in a rear wheel drive motor home launch his aluminum with little trouble as well. Keep your party barge at home for at least a few weeks though .

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by goosehunter2416@yahoo.ca on May. 15, 2016

Very steep ramp with loose gravel,not worth the chance in my opinion,save yourself the drive unless you are fishing from shore.

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by goosehunter2416@yahoo.ca on May. 15, 2016

Drove there yesterday from Calgary,water level very low,you can probably get your boat in but if you don't have a 4 wheel you may not get it out.

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by mitchy12 on May. 14, 2016

Can we launch a boat yet??

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by Fisherwrangler on May. 13, 2016

How is the water level ? Can you launch at the boat from the launch ?.. Was there about a month ago and the water was sooo low by the snack shack . I didn't see anyone trailer launch . Looked like you would get stuck in the mud for sure. Hopeing the rain brought it up . I never seen it that low :(

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by flyout on May. 13, 2016

does any one know if the lakes is up eneaughto launch a small boat yet?

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by Jayjayjay on May. 12, 2016

Hey big baller how are yah. Where is some good spots to go with fly rod?!

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by Big_Ballers on May. 9, 2016

I have always had good luck on a fly rod here. There not big fish so recomend a 3wt rod. A 5wt works but you will feel more hits with a 3wt. Use stone fly, copper johns & evil weevils size 12 to 18 works for me.

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by Newb on May. 8, 2016

Was a little windy to bust out the whippy stick today but I managed with bait and bobber. Good day with the fam

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by Mad angler on May. 4, 2016

Hi brandon,yes you can use worm

by Brandon.sheppard on May. 4, 2016

Can you use worms on hooks at this place?

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by AlbertakidFishing on May. 4, 2016

fly fishing is good at chain if you can find parts that dip in and waiting also is very helpful

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by Newb on May. 4, 2016

Does anyone know how the fly fishing is here? Or if it's worth it at all, planning on heading down in the next week or so to give it a shot. Thanks in advance!

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by EthanAW on Apr. 25, 2016

Has anyone tried the north dam, how's the access and fishing there?

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by Mad angler on Apr. 23, 2016

Low level of water at Chain Lake today but still nice fishing day. Lots of bite and landed mostly 8 inches rainbows. There are lots of small trout dead around 3-5 inches along the shore what a waste.

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by Nviro on Apr. 23, 2016

What I don't get is how people can't connect the dots that by not reporting people poaching that fewer people get caught so there's more poaching and fewer fish to catch. I'll take being a Rat over being part of the problem every day.

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by showyouhowitsdone on Apr. 23, 2016

Appreciate the support Capt. , good to know there is still some solid people left out there who do get it.__keep on fishin'__

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by CaptSumTingWong on Apr. 23, 2016

Caught a few by the provincial park, north side parking lot. showyou: I agree with you 100%. Here is why: My good friend is a Conservation officer, and he told me that it is true, most tickets he gives out are for people who are originally from communist countries. No idea why, but it is the truth. So, all of you crybabies like troutman can go cry to your daddy Justine Trudip. The truth always hurts whiny people like NDP and Libtard supporters.

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by showyouhowitsdone on Apr. 23, 2016

I cannot agree with that. I was born and raised in Canada, no immigration here. maybe my family did years ago. but that's the past don't dwell on it __Have some respect for Canada and learn the language of our nation, don't bring your ways from overseas over here cause it obviously did not work where you came from , so don't bring it here. I will continue to point fingers and call you out. I definitely wont call the ranger as I am not a little rat.__I Just ask people show some respect for Canada and our beautiful wildlife? Is that to much to ask?

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by Troutman123 on Apr. 22, 2016

Stop point fingers at people who don't. Speak English or whatever language they are speaking. Call the Ranger if you see any violation. I do that all the time n I don't care if they speak English or any other language! Don't try to imply all people who don't speak English are violators.Unless you are a First Nation,other than that,we r all immigrants.

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by AlbertakidFishing on Apr. 18, 2016

Hey everybody for helping, i do think we should not keep fishing under 7 inches. but what is good to use down there to catch fish ?

by Anigh89 on Apr. 17, 2016

Lots of people here today. Shore was lined with people. We caught three in an hour so at the south end. They were hitting pretty much everywhere though.

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by MrFishMaster on Apr. 17, 2016

These tiny little stocked trout are there for people to fish and keep if they want to. The fisheries encourage it so people don't take fish from the wild. Otherwise they would have a size restriction .your fish license pays for it.these catch and release fish with live bait usually die after a couple of times anyways. So dumb, judgemental, discriminate people can go to hell. You know who you are.your dumb in life and full of hate.

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by Peter Ron on Apr. 15, 2016

Hi guys. Is the water up yet.

by Houston1 on Apr. 14, 2016

I gave my sucker fish to some Chinese guy. He says he uses it at his restaurant. Gross!

by NorthernYaker on Apr. 14, 2016

@ showu, you'd get a ignorant response from me to if I was fishing within the law and you opened your mouth about it, not that I keep tiny trout, but I'm sure you get the point. These fish are stocked , it's aput and take Lake.

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by showyouhowitsdone on Apr. 14, 2016

To albertakidfishing, There is good shore fishing, get there early though as the shoreline is usually pretty full of people.__on another note, please throw back smaller trout as I was there last weekend and the fishermen who don't speak English very well were keeping anything they could get there hands on I saw one kept as small as 5 inches. I had to remind him as usual to stop doing that., and as usual all I got was a ignorant response. __Have fun and good luck

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by AlbertakidFishing on Apr. 13, 2016

hey guys! i don't know if i wanna fish Bow river in cammore or chain lakes? chain lakes just got stocked this week with 31,186 trout but we don't have a boat. Is there good fishing on shore or bad?

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by rainbow treat on Apr. 11, 2016

Reminder to all boaters. ***12KPH*** MAX SPEED.

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by jblack@live.ca on Apr. 11, 2016

Anobody been out with a boat yet? hows the levels?

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by Nviro on Apr. 10, 2016

Put and take lakes are there for people who want to catch lots of fish and sometimes keep them too. Go to some of the quality catch and release trout fisheries when they open after the spawn if you want bigger fish to catch. If they're keeping over limits report them, if not leave them alone to enjoy fishing regardless of their first language. Share the fishery and keep comments that suggest discrimination off of a public site.

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by CodySchaber on Apr. 10, 2016

I really like coming here when it's not to windy, the only thing is, always only catch small guys, and ALWAYS notice people keeping every little fish. When I was out on the ice the people next to me were keeping like 6 inch fish and a ton of them, just like when I was out yesterday the people next to us were keeping every little fish they caught. I made a point to say something to them but go figure, not a word of English spoken. But other than that lots of action just to bad they are all so small

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by sonny b on Apr. 3, 2016

Any launch access yet? Want to try my new boat out.

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by davep584 on Apr. 2, 2016

No ice and water level low. But the fishing was hot! Mostly small 6 to 8 inches but got a few 12 to 18 inch. Caught and released 40 between 4 of us. Windy but great day,

by Chips1984 on Mar. 30, 2016

Ice off the lake yet? Want to launch boat!

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by Jayjayjay on Mar. 29, 2016

Any action at the opposite end of camping ground?

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by EthanAW on Mar. 24, 2016

Open all along launch, south side. Plenty of action there along the shore.

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by Nickzust on Mar. 24, 2016

Any report for boating ?

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by Just jig it on Mar. 22, 2016

Any chance of floating a boat yet? Is the ice all off or just the south end?

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by caper1 on Mar. 22, 2016

where is a good spot on shore to fish at

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by Jayjayjay on Mar. 19, 2016

Anybody catching anything from shore yet?!

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by Bemoredog on Mar. 19, 2016

Could one put a boat in yet or still too much ice?

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by Gman on Mar. 17, 2016

Most of the ice is off you can fish from shore now

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by Troutman123 on Mar. 16, 2016

Any update on the thickness of the ice ? Can still do fishing this weekend on foot ?

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by Polosdog on Mar. 5, 2016

Went on Saturday March 5 Ice is 8 to 10" thick Caught our limit again in 1.5 hrs Green trout pellets 10 feet down approx size of fish was 10 to 12"

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by Polosdog on Feb. 28, 2016

Went on Sunday arrived at 9am caught our limit (two people ) 10 nice sized ones 10-12" and a few 14". We threw back a lot of small ones! Used green trout nibblets fished 5 to 7 feet down from the ice... Was in 20 foot depth. Caught the limit in 1.5 hrs Ice was 10" maybe a few weeks left before it becomes too risky!

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by kellyh on Feb. 27, 2016

Hello Jay. I was out last week end sunday. found the fish just below the ice and down to 10 feet, any deeper and they quit. has anyone been out this week? what is the ice condition, looking to go tomorrow.

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by Jayjayjay on Feb. 27, 2016

Thanks burge. I know must people are or were catching fish by the campground. Does anybody know if it's good at the other end for fishing?!

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by burge on Feb. 23, 2016

lots of runoff no trucks are on the ice open in areas along the shoreline and its hard to get out 2 bites all day not great fishing

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by Jayjayjay on Feb. 22, 2016

Hey everybody! I heard from a friend there are no vehicles on the ice. Is that ture?

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by Polosdog on Feb. 21, 2016

Ice is 12 to 18" thick .... Watch out around shore as one person fell through today. Caught 12 trout two over 12" the rest 8 - 10" was there from 8am till 2:30. Caught majority on green trout nibblets. A few on worms. 10 to 15' deep.

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by t-rex on Feb. 21, 2016

I was out today, there is enough ice to walk out on, no trucks. Fish were hitting on shrimp. Tried pink powerbait, and corn but not much action. Shrimp was good.

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by burge on Feb. 21, 2016

Kimmie I am going there tomorrow should be ok

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by Kimmie on Feb. 21, 2016

Anybody been out at chain over the weekend. Is the ice ok?

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by burge on Feb. 21, 2016

well you need to use the glitter powerbait. Suckers love the worms

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by Nviro on Feb. 18, 2016

Maybe your hook or bait was too big for the ones hanging around or they were hanging out higher in the column. Maybe picky. Probably a lot of reasons.

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by scarface on Feb. 18, 2016

Was out fishing yestrday but all we caught was bottem feeders(suckers)....using trout worms and jigs/ caught 15 of em...any reason the trout didn't bite..

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by Happy Hunter on Feb. 15, 2016

Water is a little merky from muddy shores and runoff. Did great on meal worms and jigs. Caught five nice ones and returned 5 more. When I cleaned them they were full of corn. Come on folks use something they can digest.

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by keyowski on Feb. 13, 2016

Went out yesterday. Lots of action on small jig heads and shrimp, near the bottom. Ice is still a good 15", lots of vehicles on the ice. Hasn't been snow on the lake in a few weeks, very slippery. Take cleats if you have them.

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by nlginther on Feb. 13, 2016

Looking for feedback on the condition of the ice and how the fishing is? Looking to head out on Family day with the family. Thanks

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by Jayjayjay on Feb. 12, 2016

Any snow on lake? Lake still good to drive on?

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by Kimmie on Feb. 11, 2016

How's the ice. I would like to go on Saturday

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by Icefishinglord39 on Feb. 10, 2016

Hey I'm going to chain tomorrow does anyone know some good spots haven't been there for a long time please help

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by poker@cashcasino.ca on Feb. 8, 2016

Caught our limit in 3 hours with 3 guys one bow was 16 inches and about 2 pounds biggest in a long time.

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by DADEJ on Feb. 7, 2016

Got 30 between 2 guys. Using worm and corn on small jig heads

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by jason bugye on Feb. 4, 2016

I was using a peach eye jigg head with a trout worm and a meal worm on the tip. Caught easily 30 bows in 4 hrs yesterday

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by smac on Feb. 4, 2016

Getting skunked as we speak. Using trout nuggets and corn from home. Any tips?

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by TheMasterAngler on Feb. 3, 2016

Yes hello goes out to all that enjoy Chain Lakes Trout fishing... ice is 17 inches with some snow cover... been fishing here since fist ice ... it has been great every time out practicing catch and release and selective harvest as needed... average 30 fish day only in a few hours... been fishing here since my youth and in general it fishing pretty good year round... enjoy every body... sharp hooks and tight lines...lots of good sized trout....

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by fzannis on Feb. 1, 2016

Went out jan 31st! Caught 30 fish between the 5 of us! Beauty 8-14 inch bows and two 6 inch brook! Busy but ice is great have a spot nobody goes near and theres a lot of fish so it's great

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by AV Fisher on Feb. 1, 2016

Ya still safe, lots of vehicles out!

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by Jayjayjay on Feb. 1, 2016

Thank you very much for response AV fisher. Ice still safe to drive on eh?

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by AV Fisher on Jan. 31, 2016

Jayjayjay, no snow left on the lake.

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by Jayjayjay on Jan. 31, 2016

Hey everybody! Is the snow padded down enough to drive on with a car now?!

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by AV Fisher on Jan. 31, 2016

Great day on the lake. Caught 20ish 8-14" bows, ice 18", bring your ice cleats! Very busy.

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by AV Fisher on Jan. 30, 2016

Hawkeye, no size restrictions on this lake.

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by Hawkeyes on Jan. 30, 2016

Is there size restrictions on rainbow trout here?

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by Shern on Jan. 29, 2016

Can anyone update the ice conditions heading into this weekend? Curious after all the chinook weather this week. Thanks!

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by TMath on Jan. 26, 2016

Is there a boat launch at the north end or can you only get on at the campground?

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by TheMasterAngler on Jan. 24, 2016

chain has been fishing great this year.... am averaging over 30 fish days every time out, some ok sized ones through out the day... ice is 17 inches

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by Chimbamex on Jan. 23, 2016

Hi Hyneser, you can KEEP only 5 each. Conservations it's always around!!!

by NBK213 on Jan. 23, 2016

Ice Report: 17 in
Just North of docks

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by Chimbamex on Jan. 23, 2016

My favorite ice fishing place! Ice 40 cm thick, 2 of us caught 8 rainbow s & a sucker, lots of action!! 10cm slush.

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by AV Fisher on Jan. 23, 2016

What depth is everyone fishing at this lake? Thanks for any info!

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by Jayjayjay on Jan. 22, 2016

Me and my 3 friends caught 20 fish on just worms yesterday.

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by Mad angler on Jan. 22, 2016

Go for shrimp

by Nviro on Jan. 20, 2016

Shrimp or powerbait

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by caper1 on Jan. 20, 2016

what is the best bait to use

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by Nviro on Jan. 18, 2016

...googled it...just learned a new word today.

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by foothillzman on Jan. 18, 2016

I was out Sunday, and had a pretty good day, I caught my first brook trout on the lake, and don't worry there were black spots on the dorsal fin, and many brookie vermiculations on the back hahahah

by Nviro on Jan. 15, 2016

I've never been skunked ice fishing here. It's definitely a popular spot. Usually fish in 12-15' but shallower works too. I've been told Bulls can be found in here but haven't seen one yet. The odd sucker too. Play with the depth of your lure if fishing gets slow.

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by Jayjayjay on Jan. 15, 2016

Wow. Thanks a lot for the info. So people are fishing right next to the camp site. I did not know ice fishing was so good here. Is it usually this good fishing here?

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by Hyneser on Jan. 12, 2016

Was out Sunday. Caught 40 fish n my friend got 14. 54 fish in 6hrz. Maybe 6-7 feet of water I find is best and most ppl are fishing on the campground side.

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by Jayjayjay on Jan. 11, 2016

Hey everyone!! Sounds like everyone having fun and catching good fish! Is everyone at the camp ground end of the lake or, in the middle or other end?

by Rippenlips on Jan. 11, 2016

Was out yesterday got 30 in four hours all in all great day keep on fishing on cheers

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by Ali83 on Jan. 9, 2016

What depth of water is best for catching?

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by OnTheFly1984 on Jan. 9, 2016

I went out today. Caught 9 in 3 hrs. All except 3 were 12" or bigger. Biggest at 14". Fishing the middle of the lake. First two caught at the bottom. Rest caught about 6' below the ice.

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by OnTheFly1984 on Jan. 7, 2016

I haven't been there yet this year. However,in the past few years I've found shrimp works well and the power bait corn. Tried velveeta numerous times and have never even got a bite.

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by mr k on Jan. 7, 2016

What kind of bait is working. I usually use Velveeta cheese.

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by neilsbohr on Jan. 5, 2016

Between two people we caught 6 small rainbows and one decent one in a few hours. The bite really died off around noon but shrimp and corn seemed to be the ticket. We also lost many more then we landed. Couldn't seem to hook them just right. Ice was about 14 inches

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by ds1970 on Jan. 4, 2016

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by sonny b on Jan. 3, 2016

Me and a buddy landed 11 rainbow in 6 hours. 13 inches of ice at least.

by Mischie on Jan. 3, 2016

Ice Report: 13 in

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by Hyneser on Jan. 3, 2016

Took my son fishing. Between my friend, my son, and myself we caught about 60fish. About 15" of ice.

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by iFish Guest on Jan. 2, 2016

Had a great day today. Caught a dozen or so little rainbows.

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by Zeus87 on Jan. 2, 2016

Awesome day today caught 20 in total between 3 guys. A few small ones but lots of 10-13"ers. Great day on the ice there was prolly about 100-150 people out on the ice

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by Athlete fisherman on Jan. 1, 2016

Awesome day fishing with my son . cought our limit 1-13"and a couple 12" the rest were 8-10"

by dekked79 on Jan. 1, 2016

Ice Report: 13 in
Just west off the shore from the furthest parking lot. Caught one rainbow. Biting from 9:30 till 11:30 then action tailed off.

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by Safhlhockey on Dec. 30, 2015

15 inches of ice. 3 hrs 3 fish.

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by nickmal47 on Dec. 30, 2015

http://www.almanac.com/content/ice-thickness-safety-chart

by Lonewolf on Dec. 27, 2015

Ice Report: 12 in
Caught our limit today and through a few small ones back. I seen a few large trucks and a SUV on the ice. Not a good idea it's 15 inches for small vehicle, such as cars and mini Vans. It's 20 inches for your basic 4x4 truck, Be smart not lazy, just think of what that would do to the lake if a truck went through and how that would ruin our family fishing hole.

by Spinner on Dec. 27, 2015

I was fishing in 9 feet of water. Hitting then between 7-8 feet (according to my LX9 "flasher")
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by Spinner on Dec. 27, 2015

Ice Report: 13 in
A couple of vehicles out on the ice today. I personally would never but the ice is pretty thick.

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by Canadian Fisher on Dec. 27, 2015

Caught a 15 inch trout along with 6 other keepers

by Chicken-beans on Dec. 27, 2015

A HotSpot Marker was added for Chain Lakes Reservoir
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by Laramute72 on Dec. 26, 2015

Amazing day on the ice , entire family limited out in a matter of a couple hours with a lot being thrown back.

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by Hyneser on Dec. 17, 2015

Nice. Thanks for the update. Gonna have to plan a trip for my son.

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by Mad angler on Dec. 15, 2015

Nice fishing day today at Chain lakes got the limit for 7-8" rainbows nice size, ice thickness 8 inches

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by Vital shok on Dec. 15, 2015

Just seen on Alberta outdoorsman ice approximately 8" but don't hold me accountable

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by Hyneser on Dec. 15, 2015

Anyone know what the ice is like now? Wanting to get my son out but don't want to drive that far if the ice is no good.

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by Lonewolf on Dec. 14, 2015

Looking to head out there soon, thanks madangler!

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by Mad angler on Nov. 28, 2015

Went to chain lake today Nov. 28,2015,ice thickness is about 5 inches,but fish were all small like smelts size

by glayde on Oct. 3, 2015

Caught three rainbow on brown rapala. All fish 10"+/-
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by Rainbowhunter on Sep. 28, 2015

Caught a nice 12" Rainbow at the north end of the lake off the dam in the first 5 minutes, then nothing for two hours. A guy near me pulled in about 15 over the 3 hours we were there.

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by CrossTmay on Sep. 4, 2015

Tried today in a pontoon. 2 bites and nothing. Sonar saw some but couldn't fine any around the dock side of the lake. But better then working.

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by Zeus87 on Aug. 22, 2015

Hi everyone I'm taking the old man out to chain tomorrow and we haven't had much luck here in the summer. Does anyone have some advice to help me out id really like to catch a couple fish atleast. Thanks

by Dkb on Aug. 3, 2015

Large bay area 1/2 mile north on campground
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by Loco on Aug. 3, 2015

Fish here on August 1 3 had two great days. Got 20 each day. All about 8 to 10 inch. Fish in a boat

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by Doc25 on Jul. 29, 2015

To the guy using 2 rods that's illegal stop it or you will be reported Moron!!

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by Doc25 on Jul. 29, 2015

Fusing 2rods is illegal!! Moron

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by Kesh on Jul. 21, 2015

Hi Timber, somehow I can' see the rest of your post but in case it was about the two lines I had the spinning first but didn't seem to work, so I switched to the fly (after a good while undoing an entangled tipped in the reel). To be honest, I think that when I made it back to the dock I made the mistake of leaving the two lines in the water as I was trying to get the kayak parallel to the dock as opposed to running the bow onto the beach. I will make sure to have only one line in the water at all times! Thanks for the reminder if that was the topic, much appreciated.

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by TimberSmith on Jul. 21, 2015

FYI Kesh: I could be wrong

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by Kesh on Jul. 21, 2015

I was at Chain Lakes on Sunday July 19, testing my sit on top fishing kayak for the first time. It was also a family trip so I didn't spend more than 2 hours or so on the water. While on the water I was more "testing" than actually fishing but I was trolling with two rods. One was a simple spinning with a slip bobber and a bright jig, running at about 2 to 3 meters deep. The other was a fly rod with a 5wf floating line and about ten feet of tapered leader and a somewhat heavy bug (looks like a wasp, black body with yellow spots). The bug was running under the surface, not more than a feet or two. A small rainbow (9 inches I think) liked the bug, that was my only catch of the day. I'm pretty sure I saw fish on the finder, middle of the water column or close to the bottom. I was using a lowrance 4x elite in down scan mode, it gave me very, very clear images of bottom, weeds, etc. I was in all that area in front of the dock that is closer to the south dam. I was trolling parallel to the weeds areas, along the edge of the weeds. I also had a couple bites on the jig (spinning rod) but I think I was busy talking on the radio to kids and wife, so missed that. I know the bites were good because I had the spinning rod in one hand when it happened. Anyways, very nice place for fishing. Lots of people and still very organized and friendly. There is parking space for cars and trailers (had my kayak on a trailer instead of the roof). The dock area is easy for the kayaks (there were a few other kayaks too). I will go again and then try changing presentations (I wanted to change the jig for a bug or leech) and actually paying more attention to fishing!!

by Jayjayjay on Jul. 18, 2015

Hey tmgibb33. I am here now and nobody seen much on their fish finders from the start of the park to the right about 3/4 km up. Nobody catching much today from shore

by Jayjayjay on Jul. 18, 2015

Hey tmgibb33. I am here now and nobody seen much on their fish finders from the start of the park to the right about 3/4 km up. Nobody catching much today from shore

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by Jayjayjay on Jul. 18, 2015

Oh thanks John b. I don't have anything to go out in. Maybe try fishing from dam? Do you know of any good spots from shore at the other end of the lake?

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by John B on Jul. 17, 2015

Jay Jay Jay. I was using a gold spinner fishing from my kayak near the south dam wall

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by tmgibb33 on Jul. 17, 2015

Going there on Sunday any Tips??..In a Boat any good Areas or food lures?

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by tmgibb33 on Jul. 17, 2015

What are you using for Bait and Lures to Catch the Rainbows?

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by Jayjayjay on Jul. 13, 2015

Good stuff john b. Did you get them from shore?

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by happydays on Jul. 12, 2015

Fish were biting and we caught 4 Rainbows 8 to 12 inches. Used the day for a nice boat ride trip. time was 11:30 to 3:30pm

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by happydays on Jul. 12, 2015

Went out in the boat today the weather was hot and cloudy

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by John B on Jul. 10, 2015

Fished here for the first time on 1st July. Had 8 rainbow for 6 hours returned on the 4th and had another 4 rainbow for 5 hours two great days will be back very soon. John B

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by tmgibb33 on Jul. 10, 2015

Please Help is There Trout???

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by tmgibb33 on Jul. 10, 2015

I've Heard there are Trout in the Lake but I've been told no Trout Just Pike.

by Jayjayjay on Jul. 10, 2015

To me*

by Jayjayjay on Jul. 10, 2015

You mean silly question to mean curt?

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by curt26 on Jul. 5, 2015

Silly question. Is there cell coverage there?

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by Jayjayjay on Jun. 26, 2015

Hey everybody how's it going? I live in Calgary and I am wondering if chains lakes is worth driving down for a day fishing from shore. I don't own a boat so just seeing if some fish are caught from shore and is worms ok to use?!

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by skunk'd on Jun. 24, 2015

Another great day at Chain on Father's Day with the kids. Easy trolling for rainbows. Should have brought the fly rod as they were jumping up often. curt26 - gas motors allowed

by SgtRock on Jun. 20, 2015

A HotSpot Marker was added for Chain Lakes Reservoir
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by Fulgenstyle on Jun. 9, 2015

Trolled for about 5hrs. Hooked 8 landed 5, all around the 5" mark. Has motors are permitted.

by curt26 on May. 31, 2015

Can I use a gas motor, or is it an electric motor only.

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by skunk'd on May. 30, 2015

...went back today and got 6 rainbows, one from shore and 5 off the boat. Weather was sketchy, rain on and off and a lightning storm, but turned into a beautiful evening.

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by skunk'd on May. 24, 2015

Fun but windy day on the lake, tons of bites. My daughter caught a nice 12" rainbow spinning off the boat with a 5 of diamonds.

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by Tippett on May. 18, 2015

Great day out there with the family. Shore fished for 6 hrs. Caught 11 suckers and 11 small 8-10" rainbows. Bites all day.

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by fishfindermack on May. 18, 2015

Trolled for about 5 hours with a nymph on a fly rod and a worm and spinner on a spinning rod. Caught 2 9 inchers. Tonnes of bites and lost a 12 incher at the boat.

by flyout on May. 2, 2015

I FISH CHAIN ALL YEAR ROUND. MID SUMMER LAST YEAR WE HAD AT LEAST 20 ON AND BEST LUCK WAS WITH A SINK TIP FLY LINE AND SMALL NYMPPH WITH. A SMALL FLY DROPPER. REGULER LINE USE FLOAT AND SMALL CORN OR BITS OF WORM.

by Just jig it on Apr. 28, 2015

I read a post below in regards to the ice being all gone, just want to confirm?? Thinking of heading down this weekend.

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by Ladyfisher on Apr. 27, 2015

I was using dew worms, maybe it's still too early there

by JennaB on Apr. 24, 2015

I've fished here in the winter, is it any good in the spring / summer?

by Houston1 on Apr. 21, 2015

Ratus - glad to see you have a sense of humour 😂 For bait: I heard dew worms work well. I used them the other day, and a smart fish stole it.

by Ladyfisher on Apr. 21, 2015

Here now, with my 5 yr old daughter, shore fishing, lots of jumpers fairly close to shore but not even one bite yet. Maybe we're using the wrong bait? Any tips?

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by Ladyfisher on Apr. 21, 2015

Like coming here with my daughter (5 yrs old) but never catch anything! What should I be using? We fish from shore.

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by Ratus-Ratus on Apr. 21, 2015

Lol. Thanks buddy.

by Houston1 on Apr. 20, 2015

The boat ramp.

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by Ratus-Ratus on Apr. 20, 2015

Let me know how you get on

by Houston1 on Apr. 19, 2015

It is gone, was there today. Fish ahoy!

by mikeb325 on Apr. 19, 2015

Anyone know if the Ice is gone yet?

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by kdawg24 on Mar. 27, 2015

there wasn't much open water when I was there last week. (Mar 21) Enough to get a 25ish foot cast from shore. (near boat launch) Wasn't good fishing though. Nothing caught.

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by Kirk on Mar. 25, 2015

Is there any open water

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by I'mHooked! on Mar. 3, 2015

Anyone have an ice measurement lately?

by Chimbamex on Feb. 15, 2015

Ice Report: 14 in
2 rainbow using corn. Sunny and nice. Just ice no snow, safe to drive on the lake

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by sask_quatch on Feb. 15, 2015

Stopped by to take a look see. vehicles were on the ice. heaading out to try tomorrrow,

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by Jball111 on Feb. 15, 2015

How clear is the water this time of year? Bought a new marcum underwater cam and want to try it out

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by Baits on Feb. 15, 2015

Can u drive on chain lakes

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by Dayner on Feb. 14, 2015

Anybody out fishing today? What's the ice like?

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by Athlete fisherman on Feb. 12, 2015

Try corn a couple feet off the bottom .

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by ab trouter on Feb. 9, 2015

Frankfishes What were you using as bait? I went earlier in january and I used gulp but I only caught one.

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by Frankfishes on Feb. 9, 2015

Gone twice in the last week and filled my limit both times. No bad days ever coming here!

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by Hyneser on Feb. 7, 2015

A ton of water on top of the ice. All the water made it hard to enjoy you can't even set anything down for a second. Guess what can you expect with such warm weather. Ice is 12-15inches thick tho so still plenty safe. Fish were not really biting. Only time I've ever gone and not caught fish. Hopefully we get some cold weather and a nice dusting of snow to freez up the top and make it nice to walk and fish on.

by mapman_yyc on Feb. 6, 2015

Ice Report: 15 in
30 feet from shore by the north day-use area.

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by mapman_yyc on Feb. 6, 2015

Lots of water on ice but it's 15 inches thick by the day use area.

by nickmal47 on Jan. 26, 2015

Ice Report: 12 in
South end 100 ft from boat launch

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by Nviro on Jan. 25, 2015

Lots of water on top of the ice, some of it is making the cracks wider. Most didn't drive on. It was really soft when I drilled with the auger. Slow fishing but beautiful day. Lots of people. Best part of the day was when a kid next to us caught a sucker and he was very excited and proud of it. Awesome! Now that's what fishing is about!

by Spiker on Jan. 25, 2015

Ice Report: 12 in
Lots of water on ice. West shore ice was only 8inches. Some drove on most did not

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by chuck 28 on Jan. 25, 2015

Use corn nibblets

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by 12station on Jan. 24, 2015

what are you using for bait there ?

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by Zeus87 on Jan. 22, 2015

Hey guys I'm looking to come down to chain from calgary this weekend anyone else having any luck here. Only been once before and it was very slow not sure if I was using the best set up or not. Any advice?

by Ice shack on Jan. 20, 2015

Ice Report: 18 in
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by Ice shack on Jan. 20, 2015

6 fish in 1 hour, kids loved it.
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by Fredrick109 on Jan. 18, 2015

Ice Report: 20 in

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by Madspinner on Jan. 17, 2015

yeah any ice reports . I want to go out tomorrow .

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by chuck 28 on Jan. 16, 2015

Anyone have any ice reports for the lake wanting to go out tomorrow

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by chuck 28 on Jan. 14, 2015

Anybody out on chain lakes last couple days any ice reports

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by chuck 28 on Jan. 12, 2015

Where u guys fishing at chain what depth also if anyone could help out thanks

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by Nviro on Jan. 12, 2015

Slow day for Chain. About 15 fow, drove my 3/4 tonne on it. Lots of good ice.

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by SH1899 on Jan. 10, 2015

Ice was 12 inches thick when I was out the other day.

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by chuck 28 on Jan. 8, 2015

How thick was the ice and did u drive on it at all

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by SH1899 on Jan. 8, 2015

Was out today from 11am to 4:30. Caught 15-20 1/2 pounders, 1 one and a half pounder and 1 2 pounder. Awesome day!!!! Great spot!

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by chuck 28 on Jan. 7, 2015

Does anyone no how thick the ice is . Is it safe enough to drive a truck onto

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by Allan_79 on Jan. 5, 2015

I was out on Saturday all day. Didn't catch a thing. It was good to see the CO's out checking everyone. We didn't catch a thing all day. Started out by the boat launch and tried holes every 30ft across the lake. SOL

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by chuck 28 on Jan. 4, 2015

Is there anyone keeping the fish out of chainlakes and do u guys no of aany good perch lakes not far from calgary

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by chuck 28 on Jan. 4, 2015

Is there lots of people out on the lake anything good coming out of the lake . And how far out are people catching them and what is the depth there catching them at .

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by ab trouter on Jan. 4, 2015

There was one hut maybe 50 yards from shore that I watched a truck place. One truck with no hut drove all the way accross the lake.

by Chimbamex on Jan. 3, 2015

NC , that's really scary! There is a lot of motor boats in summer, CO&WL could showed interest on that. Thanks 4 your feedback

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by chuck 28 on Jan. 3, 2015

Right on how far out are they going and what depth they fishing at

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by ab trouter on Jan. 2, 2015

Yes chuck

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by chuck 28 on Jan. 2, 2015

Is there any trucks parked on the ice with huts guys

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by ab trouter on Jan. 2, 2015

I went out today. The ice is about a foot thick. I caught one 13 Incher right as I got there. Not even a bite after that.

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by ab trouter on Jan. 1, 2015

Thanks ds1970. Should I be fishing in 20-30 ft of water?

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by ds1970 on Jan. 1, 2015

put your hook 2-5 feet off of the bottom

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by ab trouter on Dec. 30, 2014

How deep should should I be fishing for rainbows here? Thanks in advance.

by Leighton098 on Dec. 27, 2014

Ice Report: 10 in

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by Leighton098 on Dec. 27, 2014

Great day fishing today. Couldn't of got a better day for it. Lots of good trout today. Not taking the hook really hard. Nibbling at it. About a foot of ice

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by Zeus87 on Dec. 20, 2014

Has anyone been fishing lately? Would like to hear if the fishing is good before I make the long drive from Airdrie.

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by Big Red 1974 on Dec. 15, 2014

How thick is the ice any one know?

by bribart on Dec. 7, 2014

Ice Report: 8 in
8 inches west side of lake straight out from second parking lot.

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by Zeus87 on Nov. 27, 2014

Anyone have any recent ice reports ?

by Houston1 on Nov. 17, 2014

NC - fish and wildlife would have liked to have seen it. I know they also have a toll free number..

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by NC on Nov. 16, 2014

Hey guys, just thought that I would let everyone know that chain has 4 - 4.5 inches of ice as of today (November 16th) action came in waves, I'm thinking as a school would travel by. BUT I will say something that honestly made me a little scared for the future of the lake. When I was gutting the one decent size rainbow that I kept, I did it the normal way, up the belly starting at the anus stopping just before the gills and then cutting the head halfway down from the top so that the guts would come out with the head. NOW what concerned me, when all of the guts were out ( and I mean EVERY last bit of guts ) there was a large growth (around the size the stomach should be) stuck to the inside of the ribs, even after I pulled all the guts out it was still attached by a thin string that seemed to be connecting the vein to the growth, it was really light pretty much skin colored with one really dark red spot and one vein through the middle and lots branching off the vein in the middle. I think it was very possibly a cancerous tumor. And also the meat was DARK red, almost purple, looked almost exactly like an Ahi Tuna steak should look. When I iced the fish ( it was around 12in long) it had a small skin colored worm crawling on the outside of the skin as well, but since this worm came off no problem at all I thought the fish would be ok. Also no visible scars on the outside of the fish, so it couldn't have been scar tissue that did that. If someone could tell me what this is I would GREATLY appreciate it as I did not bring the fish or the tumor to the fish and wildlife officer that is stationed there. I just threw it in the garbage as I did not want to take any chances by eating it.

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by TheMasterAngler on Oct. 2, 2014

another put and take trout fishery with average rainbow to 10,12 inches ocassional bull trout and many suckers too a great fishing get away for all, good fishing year round.

by jugo on Sep. 22, 2014

Way to many suckers. Fished from shore caught 26 suckers.

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by Kyleg403 on Aug. 9, 2014

Trolling 7 hours Few bites, one small rainbow on west end North east side was the only weeds that really affected trolling.

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by Fivehole35 on Jul. 12, 2014

Fished trolling from our canoe at the south end for about an hour caught one got to more bites. We will see what tomorrow brings

by Fivehole35 on Jul. 12, 2014

A HotSpot Marker was added for Chain Lakes Reservoir
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by BennyE on Jul. 10, 2014

spent 6 h in belly boats. water was really turbid. no signs of life.

by Purrrrrlicious on Jun. 30, 2014

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by jmbab on Jun. 24, 2014

Was out there last weekend, water level was high and murky water due to all the rain. Had a few bites but no fish. Someone caught a sucker 200 yards down from me.

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by Gman on Jun. 8, 2014

Was there all day yesterday no bites was using flies and spinners and jigs but my fish finder was going mad lots of fish in there but just not biting

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by Canadiens1977 on May. 26, 2014

Might be a little too early in the season for those little rainbows. We fished in late August and September last year and had days of 40+ fish.

by Kane on May. 18, 2014

Was out there this weekend but no bites and heard a lot of the other campers saying the same thing

by c.t.76 on May. 17, 2014

A undefined Marker was added for Chain Lakes Reservoir
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by Roperbc on May. 1, 2014

Was out today. Lake is free of ice!

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by Fibercore on Apr. 26, 2014

The ice is half off. Took out my boat today, bad weather fished for about a hour, nothing.

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by TightLine101 on Apr. 23, 2014

Drove by on Sunday and the edges were melting... Some dumb dumb left their ice shack out there too.

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by Fibercore on Apr. 22, 2014

Is the ice off yet?

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by Jumbo444 on Apr. 16, 2014

Sounds like by kicks can't fish unless there jumping out the hole. I fish this all the time always catch

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by NorthWestBasin on Apr. 8, 2014

Was there yesterday still 2 feet of ice got a bunch of small trout between 6 and 12 inches. No keepers

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by kdawg24 on Apr. 4, 2014

I was there last Saturday. Ice was 24" thick still. I'm heading out tomorrow (Saturday) in hopes it still is, based on the thickness last week.

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by DoubleD on Apr. 3, 2014

Ice still safe? Can't hang up auger just yet.

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by kics on Mar. 25, 2014

fished for 4.25 h. ~ only caught a small Sucker ~ this lake is terrible.

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by kics on Mar. 22, 2014

Ice is about 23" thick ~ I was fishing at the South end.

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by Varder on Mar. 20, 2014

Kics - Could you please report the ice thickness? Which part of the lake did you fish? Thanx!

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by kics on Mar. 20, 2014

* Mar. 20/14 ~ fished for 2.5 h. ~ caught 1 trout @ 8" (threw back as always), had about 8 other small bites

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by Varder on Mar. 19, 2014

anyone on the ice? how thick is it? I am planning to go there on friday...

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by jon77 on Mar. 15, 2014

did any one go out today? how thick is the ice?_

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by Leighton098 on Mar. 14, 2014

Anybody still out fishing lattley? Still lots of ice and the guy under me there's no way there is 30" of ice there's never been that much this year. Lol but thanks any feedback?

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by Bertmurph on Mar. 10, 2014

Lots of people out on the lake yesterday. Lots of water and slush on top, but ice was still 30" thick on the west side. In about 4 hours we caught 6 little guys in the 6-8" range and lost another 2 a little bigger right at the top of the hole Hopefully they will continue to grow and be keepers next time. Was mostly using lime green Powerbait on the top hook and pink on the bottom one. Hooks were about 10" and 2 feet of bottom. Caught one with some Velveeta.

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by iFish Guest on Feb. 16, 2014

Yellow powerbait/gulp with the sparkles in it. A foot off the bottom. You'll fill your limit quick.

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by Leader on Feb. 16, 2014

Use worms and works like a charm

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by spinner137 on Feb. 14, 2014

I've been using shrimp as bait... seems to work ok, but anyone else use other things they swear by? THANKS!

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by 91yjjeeper on Feb. 13, 2014

_ice is over 2 feet. rainbows are small even for this lake. put 3 on the ice all 6 to 8 inch. weighed one and it was 3 ounces. released all three.

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by Frankfishes on Feb. 11, 2014

First time skunked at chain! Was a cold afternoon, I think I hooked the biggest fish in the lake twice!! I have never bent my rod beyond halfway with the little guys in there before. Bummed I couldn't land him but what a fun Lake to kill a few hours!! Ice is easily 24-30 inches.

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by Chimbamex on Feb. 9, 2014

Perch: at Glenmore Reservoir

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by Chimbamex on Feb. 9, 2014

Yesterday: ice 70cm

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by iFish Guest on Feb. 3, 2014

Went out on Saturday and had a blast. Fished at the south end of the lake and got hit hard between 10-11am. We were using shrimp, powerbait, garlic marshmallows and salmon eggs. Probably going to go back again next weekend!

by iFish Guest on Feb. 2, 2014

Ice Report: 16 in

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by iFish Guest on Feb. 2, 2014

I wanted to know a good lake for catching perch.does anyone know a place in Calgary that sharpens ice auger blades.

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by Frankfishes on Jan. 31, 2014

Last week, I went twice near farthest south end and the ice was easily 16-18 inches. Took my SUV right down there. Looks like most people are hesitant, and stay near the boat launch. If in doubt walk out and drill a few holes. Was using the cheese yellow power bait, with the sparkles in it. Had bites/fish every 5 mins!

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by iFish Guest on Jan. 29, 2014

What is the ice like?

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by NC on Jan. 29, 2014

For the rainbows just use shrimp and velveeta cheese on small hooks, I always slay them on that in chain!

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by NC on Jan. 29, 2014

No perch in the lake so I don't know where you got that info? But lots of smallish rainbows! But usually it's non-stop action!

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by iFish Guest on Jan. 27, 2014

What R guys using for bait. And does anyone know where is a good spot to catch perch

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by Frankfishes on Jan. 27, 2014

Went for the afternoon 1:30-6. Couldn't keep the rainbows off the line! So much fun. Took home 4, at 8 inches

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by iFish Guest on Jan. 27, 2014

Went for the afternoon 1:30-6. Couldn't keep the rainbows off the line! Way to much fun. Took home 4 8 inchers

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by iFish Guest on Jan. 27, 2014

Thank you sir! I appreciate the help.

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by WG Quader on Jan. 27, 2014

The 533 ends at the entrance to Chain Lakes. Can't miss it.

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by iFish Guest on Jan. 27, 2014

Coming from Highway 533 (from Nanton) what is the easiest way to get on the lake? Planning on taking some buddies this week and don't want to waste time trying to find lake entry. Thank you!

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by iFish Guest on Jan. 26, 2014

I am planning on taking some friends to Chain Lakes next weekend. If I am taking Highway 533 from Nanton, which is the best way to get on the lake? Thanks for your help.

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by Frankfishes on Jan. 25, 2014

First time I've fishing chain lakes today, caught 4 fish to equal 6 pounds of meat! Gorgeous day!!

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by iFish Guest on Jan. 25, 2014

Fished for a couple hours just north of the boat launch. Caught 4 small ones and had lots of bites

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by Juve_12 on Jan. 20, 2014

Ice yesterday was about 13" thick Caught 2 fish. Lost 3 at the hole. Not bad.

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by NC on Jan. 11, 2014

Had a great day on Chain today, caught 7 fish, kept 4, it was REALLY windy on the lake today so we couldn't put our tent up, but we drove on so we could use the SUV as a wind block, ice was around 18 inches

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by iFish Guest on Jan. 4, 2014

Went today and around 9:00am the sun came out and the fish started hitting... The only problem was they were all around 6 - 8 ".

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by iFish Guest on Dec. 30, 2013

Had a great morning on chain lakes, Bagged out on trout, cooked them that night, Sensational.

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by Grimace18 on Dec. 28, 2013

Great day, lots of action, light bites. Landed 6, 4 keepers, 2hrs of fishing. 12.5' of water, hitting chunks of shrimp, salmon eggs, worms.

by Grimace18 on Dec. 28, 2013

Ice Report: 15 in
Just southwest of boat launch, 15" 100m from shore

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by iFish Guest on Dec. 26, 2013

Great day to be out on the ice however the bite was alittle slow and very soft. caught 5 in about 6 hours of fishing.

by Mischie on Dec. 25, 2013

Ice Report: 15 in
Nice weather but didn't catch any fish. Some idiots on the ice were speeding around on snowmobiles and quads. No ATV's allowed in provincial parks, people!

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by iFish Guest on Dec. 21, 2013

Planning on going out on Boxing day wondering if I could get any advice as to what the fish are biting on and some of the better areas of the lake

by Orangefreddie on Dec. 14, 2013

Ice Report: 13 in
Was 12 - 14 inches. Drilled about 15 holes. Caught 14 rainbows between 3 guys. 7 keepers. On salmon eggs.

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by NC on Dec. 6, 2013

Hey Bribart, what I always have luck on is a small piece of shrimp on a small hook and a few split shot about 6 inches from the hook, drop it all the way to bottom and reel up a couple, good luck you should get some

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by bribart on Dec. 6, 2013

Heading out Sunday - any pro tips as to what I should be using to help get my boys a few fish??? Thanks in advance.

by NC on Dec. 1, 2013

Ice Report: 6 in

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by NC on Dec. 1, 2013

Caught 6 fish, 2 keepers, and ice was 6 inches thick wherever we drilled holes

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by NC on Dec. 1, 2013

Caught 6 fish, 2 keepers, and ice was 6 inches thick wherever we drilled holes

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by iFish Guest on Dec. 1, 2013

Just got back. Ice is 5-6 inches, we crossed the lake and fished. Caught a couple dozen smaller guys, kept nine.

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by NC on Dec. 1, 2013

Going out now, will post results on ice thickness and success when back

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by iFish Guest on Nov. 13, 2013

Still enough open water to fish from shore. Water level is quite low.

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by zawie on Oct. 20, 2013

Very low water. Water level was below the level of the last concrete slab on the end of the boat launch.

by Moose7 on Oct. 19, 2013

Spinner Panther Martin October
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by Moose7 on Oct. 19, 2013

A HotSpot Marker was added for Chain Lakes Reservoir
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by iFish Guest on Sep. 11, 2013

Had a great day on August 31st. Tolled a little No.7 5 of Diamonds and caught 11 in about 4 hours. Lost a bunch too. We think the key was our troll speed was much faster than anyone else on the lake.

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by iFish Guest on Aug. 26, 2013

chain lakes always good to fish,try different bait.

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by iFish Guest on Jul. 27, 2013

went out last saturday, caught one, another one got away, and a guy just down from us caught one too. was there almost 6 hours and no other bites.

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by Badey on Jul. 26, 2013

Took my son fishing for the first yesterday and was hoping he's catch his first fish, but not a single bite. A little windy but nonetheless a great day.

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by Buggy bumpers on Jun. 17, 2013

Chain lakes was great yesterday, had lots of luck here towards the west side of the lake and using some great lures. Keep that drag loose. Fun and easy!

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by iFish Guest on May. 3, 2013

Use cheese and corn on a pickle rig or fly fish with streamers or midges

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by iFish Guest on May. 2, 2013

ice was all gone on sunday when was out. any advice on what to use for bait out there would be great as struck out when was out

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by iFish Guest on Apr. 29, 2013

Want to take out aluminum boat this weekend, if anybody goes later this week could you update status of the ice

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by iFish Guest on Apr. 27, 2013

There are few spots that has patches where you can cast from shore on south side of the lake. I went there today but it was toooo windy and nobody had a single catch.

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by NC on Apr. 26, 2013

Is there any open water near shore yet anywhere? like enough to cast from shore?

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by iFish Guest on Apr. 18, 2013

Some spots on the lake have visible water and others still have ice. I fished there yesterday and it was still 9-11inches. Caught 27 within 2 hours.

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by iFish Guest on Apr. 17, 2013

is anybody know the lake condition at this time. Is it still icy?

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by iFish Guest on Mar. 30, 2013

caught three halfway down from the damn, ice is 10 to 13 inches

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by iFish Guest on Mar. 29, 2013

Caught and released 9 nice little trout today with the grandkids, great day on the lake.

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by iFish Guest on Mar. 29, 2013

Five of us on the 29 of march caught 25- 12" fish in two hours.... Green powerbait bits suspended 12" off bottom 6 pound test

by Fishing on Mar. 25, 2013

Doug, Taylor, Emma, Robyn and Kris caught 10, 13"ers here. Ice was 19". Noon.
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by Big perch on Mar. 22, 2013

Can you drive out on the ice with a truck?

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by iFish Guest on Mar. 22, 2013

Anyone how the ice is?

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by FARBYNDDRVN on Feb. 17, 2013

At least 24" of ice. Great fishing steady hits all day.

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by Sparky22 on Feb. 10, 2013

Great afternoon of fishing with the kids. Landed 11 Rainbow and 1 sucker in 3 1/2 hours, we missed quite a few as well.

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by iFish Guest on Feb. 10, 2013

Daughter caught her first fish ever today! Only one out of 4 ppl to catch a fish! 1 trout about 10" on cheese.

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by Locknstock on Feb. 10, 2013

Beautiful day. Terrible fishing. Hardly a bite. Ice was 1.5 feet thick or better. Fished the north end.

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by iFish Guest on Jan. 30, 2013

Went on the 26 of January caught 13 trout on the north end biggest being around 15in :)

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by Safhlhockey on Jan. 29, 2013

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by Tanger on Jan. 20, 2013

Went today January 20 with the wifey and son. Fished from 8:30am to 12:00pm. Caught 15 trout all about 10-13". Lots of nibbles and must have missed at least 30 fish.

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by chimba on Jan. 19, 2013

Jan 19: 9am to 5pm, 4 of us, 3 trout 40 cm & 1 sucker, trying different bait, ice 70 cm thickness, Conservation Officer checking, nice & sunny

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by JReed on Jan. 19, 2013

Was out today Jan.19! Iced 1 and missed the set on 4 or 5. All on chartreuse powerbait at about 15' of water. Fish weren't hitting the bait hard

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by Kmj on Jan. 17, 2013

Went on Jan 15, pretty good action on chartreuse power bait. About 18" of ice.

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by TFK13 on Jan. 7, 2013

What did you use for bait?

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by nemo on Jan. 6, 2013

fishing was great me and my son went for six hours 35 trout 7suckers good birthday

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by Orangefreddie on Jan. 1, 2013

Fishing was very slow. Dec 31/12. On the lake from 10am to 4pm. Almost no bites on the line the entire day. Caught 2 trout close to the end of the day.

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by Laramute72 on Dec. 30, 2012

Ice was about 20" thick , fishing was slow with 4 trout and 2 suckers all on worms over a span of about 5 hrs.

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by Hudsonclan on Dec. 30, 2012

Was there with family from 11 to 2:30 . 4 thru the hole n released. Few more on then off. Awesome day.

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by Sport on Dec. 30, 2012

Good day on the 28th, 10 fish on powerbait and shrimp combo, lots of vehicles on the ice, biggest fish was 12 inches, C&R, lots of cheering from family groups when they caught a fish, it was fun

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by john on Dec. 29, 2012

Fishing was great, also heard people around us catching a few. Ice was thick enough to my F-150 on.

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by Vital shok on Dec. 29, 2012

Fishing was good on Thursday dec 27 caught 8 with velvetta in 20 fow on pickerel rigs and small hooks. Straight out from last out house about 75 yards ice was 14 inches thick

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by Sport on Dec. 14, 2012

Was out last weekend, caught 8 and had alot of bites that didn't set, ice was about 10 - 11 inches.

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by RockyMtnFlyFisher on Dec. 14, 2012

Just got back from Chain Lakes. Ice is 11-12" of good clear ice. Therw were about a dozen other people fishing. The ice is in good shape.Fishing was a little slow with two fish in one hour.

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by That guy on Dec. 9, 2012

Went yesterday 6" of ice. No bites though.

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by Perchman on Dec. 7, 2012

Lol, " 4 inchs of ice min" that makes me laugh. A team of horses maybe. 7" of ice will hold 3 tons but always drill a hole near the load. If water comes up , it won't hold a stationary load because of the bowl effect. Vehicles can break through a foot of ice if left for extended period of time .

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by That guy on Dec. 7, 2012

Any update on the ice thickness?

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by Fishing King2012 on Dec. 2, 2012

And how is the ice at Chain? is the is getting thicker?

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by SirFreddyFarter on Dec. 1, 2012

4inches is the minimum for a person to go on the ice

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by Fishing King2012 on Dec. 1, 2012

Does anyone know who i can call for an ice update? because i was thinking of nexted weekend for ice fishing there. Or if anyone can tell me the thickness? Is 4 inchs plenty of ice to hold a person up?

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by Lure on Nov. 28, 2012

Looks like ice still unsafe at the provincial park. Maybe need another two weeks. Be careful.

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by Brad k on Nov. 24, 2012

There is 4 inches of ice fished all day caught 10 rainbow

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by Brad k on Nov. 21, 2012

Any ice yet

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by NOLUCK on Nov. 19, 2012

A friend was down there a couple of weeks ago, ice not that thick and still some standing water, hoping to get an update of some kind so we can go down there.

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by Fishing King2012 on Nov. 3, 2012

Can anyone put a ice report on here. i know its only been a few weeks or so since it has been cold. is there any ice yet? i cant wait to ice fish!!!!!

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by steve on Aug. 16, 2012

is bobber fishing at chain lake good if your on a raft?

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by Steve on Aug. 7, 2012

59 trout all small but lots of fun! Kids had a hay day all on small rainbow rapala trolling released all!

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by seedy41 on Jul. 27, 2012

july 19/12..caught and released 6 small trout.on panther martin and daredevil,Woolyworm got no hits.

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by Frenchy on Jul. 20, 2012

Can you use bait on chain lake reservoir?

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by Papa g on Jul. 11, 2012

Just below the lower spillway is a great place to learn and practice fly fishing.

by Nu2me on Jul. 10, 2012

Caught 6 trout on the 9th & 5 in this spot on the 2 nd
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by M on Jun. 23, 2012

Excellent fishing. Trolling with a small rainbow trout or brown trout rapala was non stop action. Probably the biggest was 12" but it was great fun!

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by Steve on Jun. 8, 2012

The dock is not in the water yet! Water was murky but managed 25 trout to the boat and lost 10 more! All the fish were caught on a small sinking rainbow trout rapala while trolling!

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by LittleB on Jun. 3, 2012

The water is really low right now so the boat launch is pretty treacherous. But once we got the boat in the water, the fishing was awesome. All over the lake.

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by Pat on May. 26, 2012

Does anyone know why the water is still so low, usually the dock is out before the long weekend but the water is way too low

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by Hill on May. 23, 2012

Was there today, water is really low and the fishing was very slow, only a few nibbles.

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by BenG on May. 10, 2012

Anyone been by chain lately? Just wondering if all the ice is off yet? I can't wait!!

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by Ted on Apr. 25, 2012

Is the lake still covered in ice or is the ice mostly gone?

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by sman on Apr. 14, 2012

did anyone hear about the guy going through the ice last week and he ended up drown din one more thing he was 73 years of age

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by Bradley Walker on Apr. 11, 2012

I was at chain lakes last Saturday and it was about 3/4 covered in ice. There was still people ice fishing on it

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by Da Chad on Mar. 16, 2012

Hey just wondering if anybody know the ice conditions?

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by FFej on Mar. 9, 2012

Caught 4 today!

by Fishing on Mar. 2, 2012

Doug, Paul and Kris caught 4 Small trout and had allot action around 13:00 here.
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by redrider28 on Feb. 19, 2012

Just wondering on ice thickness at Chain Lakes? People driving on ice?

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by Katie on Feb. 13, 2012

Good trip, slow in the beginning but around 12 it was none stop. We caught 11 in total, all around 20 cm

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by Andrew on Feb. 4, 2012

Down at the south end about 300 yards off shor went last weekend and got a 3 pound rainbow

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by I live to fish on Feb. 1, 2012

how well is fishing at chain? what are the best bait right now?

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by Fishing king2012 on Jan. 29, 2012

Andrew where on the lake were you fishing at

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by Andrew on Jan. 29, 2012

Went last weekend and caught my limit in 45 min lots of good fish on trout worms

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by Fishing king2012 on Jan. 28, 2012

Just wondering how the bite is there is it slow or fair or good? Is anyone going out on the 3 of february? What baits are good right now? Plz reply. Thnx

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by Burn on Jan. 18, 2012

yes people were driving on it on saturday, jan. 14th

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by Btb on Jan. 16, 2012

Anyone no if people are driving on by now or how thick the ice is

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by Matt on Jan. 16, 2012

Went here 2 weeks ago, I've was around 10-12 inch thick. Got 4 fish between the two of us. Lots of action though. Used meal worms on a small hook just off the bottom. Cheers

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by Dash on Jan. 5, 2012

Sman, how thick was the ice? what kinda bait did you use? Cheers

by Laoer on Jan. 3, 2012

A HotSpot Marker was added for Chain Lakes Reservoir
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by Sman on Jan. 2, 2012

Lots of trout cought are limit

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by Vital shok on Dec. 30, 2011

Ice was 11 inches thick got kicked out by a blizzard went home after a hour

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by Snazyevey on Aug. 12, 2011

Was out Wednesday. All morning till the storm hit. Had 3 hits. Only fly fishing. Not a single fish to had. Very few risers. Tough fishing most likely due to the less then stellar weather

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by sfdavis on Aug. 10, 2011

Absolutely nothing in 7 hours on Tuesday, not even a single bite. Tried everything - bait, spinners, flies, trolling, casting, swearing. Nada.

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by Steve on Aug. 9, 2011

Caught 37 more on Saturday!

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by Brad on Aug. 9, 2011

Caught 20 from the boat on Sunday, they hit hard all day probably lost about 15 at the boat, most 8-10" and caught a few about 16"

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by Steve on Aug. 1, 2011

We caught 44 from the boat on sat July 30

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by WilderDude403 on Jun. 11, 2011

Water too muddy to fish today. Left right away and went to lee lake, great fishing there

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by Ar on May. 25, 2011

Fished here may24 weekend lots of trout 14-16 inch great time can't wait to get back.

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by Fishguy52 on Feb. 12, 2011

Been twice and let's just say slow is just not the best word to use. Not much action on the south end of the lake.

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by Gdbugs on Jan. 21, 2011

Did well ice fishing with small hooks and shrimp. Fished around 20ft.

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by Perks on Jan. 1, 2011

Fishing year round is here is good... Summer had most success with small meps and spinners, winter ice fishing velveta cheese on small hooks is the ticket!

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