Grotto Mountain Pond Fishing Reports & Feedback

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Average of 64 ratings as of Jan. 16, 2017

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by Claymaker on Jan. 16, 2017

Anyone ice fishing here

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by Jbryant02 on Sep. 4, 2016

This pond isn't very good. 3 of us couldn't catch anything in 4 hours. A few bites though. Nice area but too many people. Maybe fished out by now. Really disappointing.

by DerekVTX on Jul. 28, 2016

A HotSpot Marker was added for Grotto Mountain Pond
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by tkulyk on Jul. 13, 2016

Good action today, biting on spinners. Caught a half dozen rainbows today, kids were ecstatic! There was another couple there that caught a few as well. Worth it as we were in the pouring rain. Looks like it was just stalked, the fish we caught ranged from about 8" to a couple bigger ones around 12". Delicious I must say

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by Gromdor on Jun. 29, 2016

Caught 10 fish in about a hour when it was first stocked but it really slows down in June, theres fish but they don't bite. I usually go to the Bow river instead, there's usually no people, the fish are more willing to bite and the fish are usually a tad bigger than the rainbows in the pond, I like the look of brown trout better :P

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by Snakedog116 on Apr. 17, 2016

Was out there today for about 3 hrs. Saw at least 10 fish jump, but although there were many people fishing I didn't see anyone get a bite. I sure didn't. I can see how this would be a nice pond once it gets stocked in the spring.

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by Snakedog116 on Apr. 17, 2016

Nice little pond.

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by EthanAW on Mar. 27, 2016

Are the fish from last year or they stocked it this early?

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by general lockjaw on Mar. 27, 2016

ice free on march 27.lots of fish jumping but not biting.first time I ever fished there when no one else was fishing.only person I talked to was the warden!

by Pete Roch on Nov. 27, 2015

Ice Report: 4 in
Went out today on the north side. Thin ice at the edge. About 4 or 5 inches 30 feet out.

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by RisinHero on Sep. 26, 2015

Don't bother fishing here at this time. Wait till they stock this place again

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by oldscout on Sep. 10, 2015

my neighbor got skunked a couple of days ago.

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by google on Sep. 1, 2015

Anyone been here recently? I haven't been here before and will be coming to try my luck.

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by YYCFishSlayer on Jul. 26, 2015

Lots of people fishing here today. Never seen 1 person catch 1 fish. Seen 1 dead fish near shore (14-15 inches). Also seen tonnes of garbage. Clean up after yourselves!!

by jonnybravo40 on Jul. 22, 2015

Lots of rainbows. Use flashy spinners/spoons. Night crawlers for bait.
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by kristopherbanner on Jun. 30, 2015

Proof https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTYeyLOGI3E

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by kristopherbanner on Jun. 30, 2015

Forgot to give the stars on my report below!!!

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by kristopherbanner on Jun. 30, 2015

I caught 31 trout in 1.5 hours on this pond. Use a Mepps size 2 or a 1/4 oz five of diamonds. I was on a float tube. Shore fishes and fly fishers were having no luck.

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by Gromdor on Jun. 3, 2015

Caught 12 fish in two hours yesterday. Only one was bigger than 10" so I only kept the one. Stocked fish are 9" or less typically so they're quite small. Use a small hook size 10 or less with some bait on it and you'll catch a fish. I see people there all the time using these hooks bigger than the fish's head.

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by oldscout on May. 15, 2015

Fished there 2-3 hrs on 11 & 13 May. On 11th there were about 12 fishing. A few very small ones were caught in middle by canoeists. I had 1 solid bite the whole time. Had nice time watching bald eagles tho.

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by Arif on May. 7, 2015

Thanks. I checked the ESRD site but Grotto is not mentioned there. Anyway I'll try this week.

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by snazyevey on Apr. 30, 2015

Arif this pond is stocked. Multiple times a year. Check the esrd website for a list of dates and locations f stocked ponds and lakes

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by Arif on Apr. 28, 2015

Does anyone knows if this pond is stocked?

by RWA on Dec. 7, 2014

Ice Report: 1 in
Still open water

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by oldscout on Sep. 22, 2014

Watched some 15 anglers for about 31/2 hrs with no fish caught. No rises observed either but a nice day for a scenic picnic lunch.

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by oldscout on Sep. 22, 2014

by GWC on Sunday 21 Sep 2014

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by MarshM on Sep. 8, 2014

Went yesterday evening around 7pm. Few people were fishing. I saw few fishes jumping, but no bite. There were lots of weed at the bottom of the pond. For the shore casting angler, what type of setup is effective in this pond?

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by Froggy on Jul. 27, 2014

Had a nice day. One fish ate my power bait but I couldn't land it. Grrr.

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by MrWilloughby on Jul. 20, 2014

Caught nine on flies and the tenth shook the hook inches from the net. Girlfriend got five on flies as well plus several that spit the hook. Observed several shore spin casters have success also.

by Brentshelton on Jul. 14, 2014

Caught 2 and had a few other nibbles (4pmish). The weeds, when clearing off my hook, smelled skunky. Can you eat the trout out of here? I released the 2 I caught

by Borg 194 on Jul. 14, 2014

Close to the outflow
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by Lavarockpilot on Jul. 3, 2014

Slow day... Fished 8 till 3. Caught 2, missed 4 or 5. Lots of feeding on the surface. Looks like a good lake for kids. Lots of open shoreline.

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by bakercreek56 on Jun. 5, 2014

stopped by for a quick fish, weather was turbulent and a dozen or so anglers. No one catching anything. Had a few bites in the belly boat but no takers.

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by mauricedaher on May. 26, 2014

Great place to fish, was a bit windy yesterday, and more than 50 people fishing, caught few rainbows and Browns..

by DivineRepublic on May. 20, 2014

Great spot. Seen tons of fish coming out of the water. Sadly, none of them were caught by me..

by Houston1 on May. 16, 2014

What were you using for bait? I

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by Dan101988 on May. 15, 2014

Fishing is really good between 4-6pm falls off after that. Heard a 23 pound brown trout pulled out of here this year too!

by Maki403 on May. 5, 2014

Yup ice is off

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by Ssminnow on Apr. 24, 2014

Is the ice off yet? Stocked this year?

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by iFish Guest on Sep. 30, 2013

Was by on 20 Sep and access to parking lot ok. Boardwalk still damaged. Water looked good but no one fishing at the time.

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by Ssminnow on Jul. 19, 2013

Drove by a couple days ago and there was definitely a few fisherman there, even saw a guy land one as I drove by. Water was still pretty cloudy though as mentioned. Wonder what the stock will be...?

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by iFish Guest on Jul. 14, 2013

Was there last thursday and the boardwalk was destroyed. The water was very cloudy due to the flood, and no action! I talked to a couple guys who were fly fishing and they said they only caught one between the two of them. Used to be a great little fishing hole but the flood has definitely taken it's tole. I heard they will re-stock the pound within the next 2 weeks though! :)

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by Ssminnow on Jun. 23, 2013

Just devastating that whole country is destroyed, such a large area affected

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by Frankfishes on Jun. 23, 2013

I'm pretty sure it was wiped out. Exshaw and everything around it was underwater. I know Allen bill and Mt Lorette are destroyed

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by Ssminnow on Jun. 23, 2013

Any flood damage to the pond?

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by Frankfishes on Jun. 17, 2013

Was her with my gf and her brother, caught 12 rainbows between all of us in 3 hours. Fun pond to hit!

by Frankfishes on Jun. 12, 2013

Great pockets along this whole shore. Lots of action
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by Frankfishes on Jun. 12, 2013

Fished this morning. Was my first time here and had a blast. Fish were everywhere and biting! Also was stocked today for the second time this year with 800 more trout.

by DMb on Sep. 24, 2012

All spots do well but this seem to produce more action at times indicated.
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by fishingguy55 on Jul. 18, 2012

lots of fish. mostly 8~10 inch. caught 4 in about three hour. lots of people too for a small pond.

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by Mindgaim on Jul. 7, 2012

Got the the pond around 7:30 and the fish were jumping everywhere. Caught a few using a spinning rod and bottom bouncing. A fly rod probably would have been best. Beautiful scenery too.

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by Billdozer on May. 19, 2012

Hit the pond by 8 and had non stop dry fly fishing untill about 11. Had a blast! Most were 8 to 10 inch range with a few that where pretty decent. Kept one let the rest go for another day.

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by WilderDude403 on May. 16, 2012

The wilderdude was at grotto mountain pond the last 2 days and did well both days. I find casting from the shore near the parking lot is best

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by One eyed angler on May. 13, 2012

Word from Canmore lake was recently stocked, should be excellent fishing....

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by El Cuchillo on Sep. 23, 2011

Fished here last weekend (18 Sept.) and it was pretty slow until the late afternoon and early evening when I managed to catch seven fish before having to head home for the night.

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by Grooveman on Aug. 23, 2011

Fished there for a few hours last week, not even a bite. Have done well there before so it's definitely hit and miss.

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by Jeff on Aug. 5, 2011

Just there tonight for 2 hrs. Saw only one fish surface the entire time and no one else had any luck. Very different 2 wks ago when we hooked up with about 15 little rainbows in a couple of hours and could see them schooling all over the place.. Oh well- had a great time in the belly boat practicing casting :)

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by Russ on Jul. 22, 2011

Fished there for several hours on Weds. Fish were hitting the bait almost as soon as it hit the water. Didn't keep any but we had a blast. Great little spot!

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by Jochen on Jul. 17, 2011

Been there June 19. Bussy on weekends. Caught one Rainbow in 1 hour casting from the north shore. Used corn. Beautiful clear water.

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by Keith on Jul. 16, 2011

Fishing was great. Caught mostly rainbows. Beautiful spot

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by Schultzie on Jul. 8, 2011

Beautiful spot. Was there for 2 hours didn't even have a bite. No one else caught anything either that I could see.

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by BobFromCanmore on Jun. 13, 2011

Fished here lots hard spot. best when overcast.

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by Predator142 on May. 31, 2011

Could see lot of browns and bounced a wolly bugger off of half a dozen but these fish must be way over fed. Beautiful spot to be.

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by 9Mili on May. 30, 2011

Beautiful clear water caught a few rainbow trout and browns as well

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