Chain Lakes Reservoir Fishing Reports & Feedback

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by Okotokian on Mar. 27, 2020

March 27. North end of lake. 22 inches of ice. Caught one whitefish. Couple of bites. Numerous fish on the fishfinder but couldn’t get them to take. Still, nice day.

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by Okotokian on Mar. 27, 2020

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by McFlyGuy on Feb. 29, 2020

15 inches of ice. Couple bits, saw some on the sonar. No hook up. :(

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by Madfisherman89 on Feb. 15, 2020

Chimbamex let me know how thick the ice is would like to go out tomorrow with my daughter thanks

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by Chimbamex on Feb. 15, 2020

Heading there today again, even that we didn't had any bite 2 weeks ago. We try 3 different Gulps, corn, cheese

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by Fisher-Queens on Feb. 9, 2020

Can we drive a truck and small trailer on Chain Lakes to spend the night?

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by Madfisherman89 on Feb. 9, 2020

That's only half the problem with chain the other half is due to the warm weather all the freshwater shrimp have hatched early and the trout are feeding on them so even the few large ones that are left are full and wont bite a lure

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by dr fisher on Feb. 2, 2020

The reason for slow fishing this winter is a result of the 54000 fish added in October were only 5.1 cm or 2 inch fish!! most of the earlier ones were +/- 10 cm and only 3500 stocked in mid summer were 20 cm. 5 cm fish don't bit on lures etc!! See the stocking report issues Oct 21 2019.

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by Altafishingguy on Jan. 29, 2020

Was out there on Jan 25th. not a single hit. Go figure! Ice thickness exceeds 20"

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by JDK on Jan. 29, 2020

Does anybody know how thick the ice is now?

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by MrShark on Jan. 28, 2020

So THAT'S why I can't catch any walleyes. I've been using a rod instead of a drift net.

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by Altafishingguy on Jan. 28, 2020

Please report Poachers! Undercover investigation into illegal trafficking of 12,000 pounds of fish results in 33 people charged. https://edmonton.ctvnews.ca/undercover-investigation-into-illegal-trafficking-of-12-000-pounds-of-fish-results-in-33-people-charged-1.4787001

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by Altafishingguy on Jan. 21, 2020

This lake has been fished out. Must be the Alberta Government cut backs. No restocking??

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by Mikepp on Jan. 21, 2020

What is going on at Chain Lakes? Zero fish last 3 times out.

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by Cruth on Jan. 11, 2020

Anyone been out lately gonna be cold prob be a good time to go no one will be out hahahahha

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by IceAngler05 on Jan. 1, 2020

Went out for 5.5 hours finished the day with 7 suckers caught on the south side by the damm

by Mac Fisherman on Jan. 1, 2020

Ice Report: 12 in

by Sparkyba1 on Dec. 30, 2019

Ice Report: 13 in
By boat launch

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by Asianpoacher12 on Dec. 28, 2019

by Sparkyba1 on Dec. 28, 2019

Ice Report: 12 in
50m out from boat launch

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by Mikepp on Dec. 28, 2019

The ice was about 11 inches 3 or 4 days ago. Probably needs 3 or 4 more inches. Just a guess

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by JT1 on Dec. 26, 2019

Can someone please update how thick the ice is? Are people driving on the lake yet?

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by Mikepp on Dec. 26, 2019

Was out on Tue 24 Dec. out from west boat launch caught 4 good sized rainbows. Catch and release. Good sign that the fish are getting hungry again. Last hour was quiet though.

by SeanPittman on Dec. 22, 2019

Went out for 4 hours today. Ice is 11" straight out from the boat launch with an inch of slush in areas. We caught a nice rainbow within the first couple of minutes but it was very slow after that. A few bites but not landed. There is a lot of snow built up at the boat launch but the parking lot is easily accessible.

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by Grod40 on Dec. 15, 2019

Was out today. 5 good inches of ice at south end but there was at least a foot of slush/water on top of the ice. Made for a mess in the tent and walking off. Is this caused by the weight of the snow on the ice? Fishing was slow, 2 small trout and 6 suckers.

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by nickmal47 on Dec. 14, 2019

Went out yesterday to south end by boat launch... 5-6 inches of solid black ice and about 2-3 inches of crumbly/ brittle ice on top of that!

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by El Diablo on Dec. 13, 2019

Grod40. Ice was fine last weekend for walking anywhere

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by Grod40 on Dec. 13, 2019

With this past week being cold could anyone going out today please update ice thickness at south end? Would like to head out Sunday with kids but want to ensure it will be safe to walk out.

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by Cruth on Dec. 12, 2019

To many people go here ice fishing and always gotta be beside ya..when there's a huge lake to go

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by Mikepp on Dec. 11, 2019

They stocked 50 thou in Sep. Gotta be fish in there, though nothing on my sonar.

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by iFish Guest on Dec. 8, 2019

8-9 inches at North end off the dam.

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by foothillzman on Dec. 6, 2019

i noticed they stocked it in sept instead of october, I am curious if that means not as many fish left for the ice season. with october stockings i notice icefishing is great dec-jan amd then slows down

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by J-hook on Dec. 5, 2019

Was there Dec.1, 2019. Ice was slushy and wet. Manage to catch one on a wire worm. I saw a couple of fish on my flasher. Not much activity. Starting to doubt that stocking was done.

by Mikepp on Dec. 2, 2019

Been to south and north end not a bite. Anyone having any luck?

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by Logan14 on Dec. 2, 2019

Ice is 5-7 inches.

by Kirby Lindal on Nov. 22, 2019

Ice Report: 3 in

by Mikepp on Nov. 16, 2019

Ice Report: 3 in

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by Junnhb on Nov. 13, 2019

3 to 5 inch ice at the northend and they are bitting

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by Flash-Fisher on Nov. 10, 2019

Ice safe to walk on yet. Anyone visit lately?

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by eric_ryan88 on Nov. 2, 2019

2inches of ice from the shore. Still has open water on the very south side of the lake

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by Bigheaddoug on Oct. 17, 2019

True, but they are all 5.1 cm. That's barely two inches, won't be any size til the spring.

by Justin trudumb on Oct. 13, 2019

So?

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by Mikepp on Oct. 13, 2019

So, Chain Lakes Resevoir stocked Sep 3rd with 54,000 trout. All we need now is ice.

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by Madfisherman89 on Oct. 5, 2019

Evey time I'm out there catch my limit or more release almost all every time theres lots of fish in that water just gotta know what to use

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by Fish for life on Sep. 16, 2019

Was out last Sunday September 8th. Caught two about 12 inches on shrimp. There were a couple of other guys there who caught a 3 or 4 on shrimp as well. They are there but sometimes they just stop taking anything.

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by foothillzman on Sep. 15, 2019

Was out with my daughter for a few hours today. We never caught any fish, and neither did the other 10 folks we saw. I think it needs another stocking, none since May/June according to the reports...

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by Cory123 on Jul. 18, 2019

Any fishing reports for July so far?

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by foothillzman on Jun. 16, 2019

Got out for an hour Saturday with my daughter shore fishing and we caught a nice 13%u201D rainbow We caught the only one we saw in the hour. About 30 other people on the shore fishing. People next to our campsite caught one from their boat too.

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by foothillzman on Jun. 13, 2019

hey guys, heading down for Fathers day, hows it been fishing?

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by calgary15 on Jun. 7, 2019

Whirling disease found here

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