Payne Lake Fishing Reports & Feedback

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Average of 55 ratings as of Apr. 4, 2017

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by bigbear on Apr. 4, 2017

Thanks so much Crabman

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by Crabman on Apr. 3, 2017

My parents went out for a drive this Sunday (April 2) and told me the lake was open and a couple of boats were fishing

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by bigbear on Mar. 27, 2017

Is this lake open yet?

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by Baumer on Feb. 13, 2017

Lots of bites in the morning slowed down around noon. Lots of snow and slush on the lake. Ice is good,about 16 inches thick.

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by Tron6 on Jan. 30, 2017

Great bite in the morning between 830 and 1030. Biting on any power bait but caught the biggest one on a piece of shrimp

by Baumer on Dec. 24, 2016

Ice Report: 8 in
Good clear ice

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by Baumer on Dec. 23, 2016

8 inches good ice Caught lots of fish. Nothing of any size though.

by maheigl on Aug. 16, 2016

Very shallow shoal
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by Mr. D on Apr. 9, 2016

Fished for 3.5 hrs. Caught 6 trout, ranging from 12-16". One real football shaped dude. Weather started out cooperating but the wind came up about 12:00 and drained most of the fun. I was trolling spoons and spinners with no results. As soon as I sent out a Rapala rainbow countdown BAMMM, the hits started coming. Caught the 6 but had that many or more good hard bites. Good times.

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by Johnny Ray on Apr. 7, 2016

We fished in very windy conditions and there was still some ice on the lake drifting around.Water temps were 39 degrees and fishing was slow.was nice to get out just the same.Caught a half dozen under indicators with balanced leeches in green and Blk

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by bigbear on Mar. 8, 2016

Thanks Johnny Ray Did you try any fishing?

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by Johnny Ray on Mar. 1, 2016

Ice is off

by Litch73 on Feb. 12, 2016

Ice Report: 8 in
Going quick, highly variable thicknesses several thinner spots 3-4"

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by Thebigfish on Jan. 24, 2016

Made the mistake of trying this lake again, west of the boat dock around the bend, caught a little 6 incher, the only one we seen in about 6 hours

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by Dkunst16 on Jan. 8, 2016

Been fishing here for years, this year seems extremly slow. Went out last week, 8 inches of ice, 2 bites and no fish in 6 hours. none to be seen on camera

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by Thebigfish on Dec. 31, 2015

Was out about a week ago, about 6 inches, no bites though, tried everything around the campground

by SWfisher on Dec. 22, 2015

Ice Report: 6 in
Fishing slow

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by JMo44 on Nov. 29, 2015

Nov. 27, 15 2-3" of ice

by Dewydewy83 on Nov. 22, 2015

Ice Report: 2 in

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by Dewydewy83 on Nov. 22, 2015

2" of ice :)

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?!

by ling86 on May. 24, 2015

Headin out to the lake today. Any suggestions?

by ccw235 on Apr. 10, 2015

Very slow only 1 fish in 2 days very disappointed

by joanie on Mar. 16, 2015

Adults should not use Riverstone Pond in Lethbridge but give the kids a chance to have fun and learn to fish .......wish they would stock it with more "catchable"size fish for the kids. signed , fisher gramma

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by FlyFishAB on Mar. 15, 2015

Completely ice free. Fishing well with leeches wind drifted under an indicator.

by salvelinus on Feb. 16, 2015

Ice Report: 1 in
Bring long rods....open water....

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by dougiedog on Feb. 1, 2015

100' out from boat launch, 10" ice. No bites and no fish on camera

by salvelinus on Jan. 4, 2015

Ice Report: 10 in
6in clear 4in white. ..

by Pillar on Dec. 30, 2014

Anybody been fishing here lately, want to know if fishing is good, might go this weekend

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by FlyFishAB on Dec. 20, 2014

Ice 6 - 10 inches. Good morning Bite

by salvelinus on Nov. 30, 2014

Ice Report: 5 in
100ft out from dock...2ft of snow on ice making water pool on top of drilled holes due to pressure... give it another Chinook unless ya wanna get soaked...

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by iFish Guest on Jan. 23, 2014

Love that lake. Tons of fish small to big

by SWfisher on Dec. 28, 2013

Ice Report: 6 in
6-8 inches of ice

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by iFish Guest on Jun. 2, 2013

Went to a fishing derbiy and came first place in my divishion with a 18.9in fish 4th over all and the biggest fish of all was 19in long we also caute about 10 other fish using pickle Riggs with some power bait bait is green but any works we fished from 6:30 to 4:30

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by CDouthwaite on May. 28, 2013

Shore fishing using a Pickerel rig, had a lot of bites but only landed one fish in two hours. Guy fly fishing seemed to be having better luck. Some good sized fish jumping everywhere and only 20-40' from shore.

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by iFish Guest on Apr. 11, 2013

Ice is off

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by SWfisher on Apr. 4, 2013

Is the lake free of ice yet

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by David Kuperus on Mar. 21, 2013

Hi just wondering if any body knows if there is still enough ice thanks

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by iFish Guest on Feb. 19, 2013

fished monday..1 small fish only

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by iFish Guest on Feb. 7, 2013

was there this morning..2 of us..had 4 bites & caught 2 rainbows about 10 minutes apart, then nothing, but nice day

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by bearslayer on Jan. 10, 2013

Ice is 14" thick

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by Log on Jan. 9, 2013

What is the ice thickness and is it safe and good fishing on Sunday jan 13???

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by bearslayer on Jan. 1, 2013

fish here yesterday..fish biting dawn to 10am 10-12"

by Willor on Sep. 28, 2012

Boat launch
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by Johnny Ray on Aug. 21, 2012

Fished it last long weekend and had fair to good fishing on damsels and micro leaches fished on a dry line with and without an indicator.Fish were takin the damsels just under the surface down to about 5 ft.Leaches were fished in 12 ft of water at 10 ft under an indicator and action was steady at times.Fish were also taking spent tan mayflys for the patient angler and on average were taking the bigger fish.the heat did finally shut the fish off and we went home around 3 30 A good lake with decent hatches of bugs and no lack of rainbows Wil be back in the fall. Good lake!

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by Dray on Jul. 5, 2012

We caugh 4 fish and one got off good fishing

by nongsv on Jul. 3, 2012

A HotSpot Marker was added for Payne Lake
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by Banong on Jul. 2, 2012

Very quiet afternoon but caught one good size (15 inches) rainbow on green woolly bugger. Fly-fished by the western shore.

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by Mike on Jun. 17, 2012

Fathers day weekend trip. Great fishing, lots of smaller ones and some nice big ones also.

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by Eagle on Feb. 26, 2012

Junk lake

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by Camotrailer on Feb. 22, 2012

Awesome day. We had six holes in our shack. warm in the morning and not a lot of action, but storm rolled in and things picked up. 14 landed all good size from 12-16 inches and really meaty

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by Jdew on Feb. 19, 2012

Exallent .....

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by Jdew on Jun. 11, 2011

Lots in early am but tough to fly dang wind .. Good luck ..

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by Lethguy on Jan. 27, 2011

Lots of rainbow. Pretty active Terribly windy. Fish right in front of the boat launch. About 25yds out. Good luck.

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by Fisherwoman on Jan. 6, 2011

Well stocked with rainbow.

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