Chain Lakes Reservoir Fishing Reports & Feedback

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by iFish Guest on Jan. 13, 2021

Actually the lake was stocked with close to 130 thou fish in summer and fall. But probably not very big. No time to grow. People should put small fish back. Dunno if that is the problem or just too many people fishing for amount of fish stocked.

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by Gordf on Jan. 9, 2021

I don’t think they have stocked this lake in a while......with all the people that fish here and nobody catching anything worth while....just sayin 🤷‍♂️

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by Gordf on Jan. 9, 2021

I think they haven

by Bert&Carina on Jan. 8, 2021

Went out yesterday at 09:30 and stayed until 13:30. The weather was amazing with sunshine and no wind! The ice was approximately 14 inches thick. Probably 30 different groups on the ice today; tracks all over but only one vehicle on the ice. Cut 10 holes during this time starting at a 18 foot depth and ending at about 12 foot depth. One small movement the entire time! No real bites and nothing catchable! To me heavily fished with holes everywhere. This was a fun place to fish, especially ice fish, and has slowed considerably over these last years but since COVID it’s sure not the Lake it used to be ... too bad.

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by Mykul on Dec. 17, 2020

9 inches of ice. 90 percent polished ice, bring cleats! Couple nibbles today no bites.

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by Mikepp on Dec. 9, 2020

Anyone fishing today? Did it snow there?

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by Mikepp on Nov. 23, 2020

Checked ice few days ago. About 3 to 4 inches. I stayed within 50 ft of shore. Did some fishing but no luck.

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by Mikepp on Nov. 18, 2020

Ice doesn't quite look safe, maybe close to shore ok. Wait at least another week or two. Or enter at own risk.

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by dougox24 on Nov. 17, 2020

What is the ice like November 17 2020

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by Saint on Sep. 19, 2020

Has anyone fished here since july 15 ?

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by Madfisherman89 on Jul. 14, 2020

Yes i was trolling with my daughter and nease for most of the afternoon

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by Papacat1965 on Jul. 13, 2020

@ madfisherman89. Were you trolling in a boat?

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by Madfisherman89 on Jul. 13, 2020

Always love it here was there july 12 and caught a bunch of rainbows best place to take the kids

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by JessieB on Jul. 8, 2020

Ok fisherman, you're giving the rest of us a bad name. If you're fishing off the north east side of the lake off highway 22, please don't leave your garbage for others to pick up. What a disgrace. For anyone that's left garbage down there, shame on you!

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by Papacat1965 on Jul. 3, 2020

Fished from 530 am to 1130 am. Not one bite. Tried numerous spots and baits/ tackle. No one else was getting any action either. Going to be a lousy year by the looks of it.

by 43yroldrookieangler on Jun. 27, 2020

We were at the far north end of the lake yesterday. Fished at the shore from 12-2pm. Not much happening. No real jumpers. No bites. Landed nothing.

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by Bert on Jun. 13, 2020

Was out at Chain Lakes on June 11 arriving at 08:00. The fishing was okay with me catching 4 surprisingly aggressive Suckers and my wife catching 3 Trout and 1 Sucker; two of the Trout were nice sized sleek and clean. Not surprising with COVID that there were a lot of people fishing from shore and quite a lot of boats, kayaks, and water activity.

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by foothillzman on May. 28, 2020

There last night with my daughter. Weird, visibility was less than 12%u201D, no bites in the last 2 hes before dark. Does willow creek runoff come into the lake?

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by CharlesN on May. 15, 2020

Not a bite for me and saw no one else reeling in anything from sun up to noon at the park. Wind was up on the north side. Too choppy.

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by Dumb welder on May. 13, 2020

I was there today you can drive in. There was lots of gophers and deer we never caught any fish. It looked like even the bathrooms were open but I did use them.

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by calgary15 on May. 13, 2020

Ttran2 Provincial parks now open

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by Ttran2 on May. 13, 2020

Thanks Mikepp, do you know if we can drive into the park or have to park our car somewhere then walk in?

by Mikepp on May. 12, 2020

Ice gone. People fishing from shore. Launches ready. Stocking was due May 6th. Hopefully was done.

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by Ttran2 on May. 12, 2020

anyone know if park is open and how is the ice on the lake?

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by CharlesN on Apr. 29, 2020

Took a day off April 24th to see if the lake was open. Park is closed and the road into the park is blocked at the park office. Lake is still 95% frozen on the surface. Prob be another month before it’s fishable

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by NBK213 on Apr. 28, 2020

Is the lake open for fishing or is it closed until the pandemic is over?

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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