Winchell Lake Fishing Reports & Feedback

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Average of 80 ratings as of May. 29, 2017

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by Tommyhuhoo on May. 29, 2017

Kraft Pong

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by Blankenwimp on Apr. 8, 2017

Drove by there today. The whole lake is still covered with ice

by Cadeschaine on Apr. 5, 2017

Mr S was there a lot of ice still?

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by Mr Smithers on Mar. 5, 2017

Great day today! Caught 7

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by Cph on Dec. 29, 2016

Nothing showed up on the ice flasher. Drilled servers holes around 20ft of water and didn't see a single fish. Long drive on bad roads for no catching. Must have winter killed ???

by Cph on Dec. 29, 2016

Ice Report: 12 in
Allot of snow on the lake. About 14" of snow. Ice is clear and solid.

by Ck87 on Dec. 15, 2016

Ice Report: 10 in

by EthanAW on Dec. 4, 2016

How is the road condition down there?

by Reddoor on Dec. 4, 2016

Ice Report: 5 in
good to walk on , fished in the evening caught nothing

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by CrossTmay on Jun. 26, 2016

Sweet deal. Thanks man.

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by Lakechaser on Jun. 26, 2016

Electric motors only.

by Bigheaddoug on Jun. 26, 2016

Limited out in three hours. Nice little pan fry rainbows
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by CrossTmay on Jun. 26, 2016

Can you use a Trolling motor on the lake ?

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by JennaB on Jun. 13, 2016

What a cute little lake. Had 30 nibbles and bites, caught 3, just small guys. Other people I was with caught one each. My first time here, what a beautiful little place. That road coming down in though was terrible. My poor car.

by airace on Jun. 12, 2016

Seen a 15" trout caught from shore just west of boat launch
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by Motherpukrbrodz on May. 28, 2016

Lots of small rainbows, a few decent sized ones as well. Fun times

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by Gman on Apr. 4, 2016

Anyone no if ice is off yet ???

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by Femmefisher on Jan. 11, 2016

Went out yesterday, nothing!

by catchandkickback on Dec. 27, 2015

Boo. Murky water. No one catching. Dec 26 2015

by catchandkickback on Dec. 27, 2015

Ice Report: 8 in

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by catchandkickback on Dec. 25, 2015

Ice thickness? For December 2015?

by Chris the fisherman on Dec. 25, 2015

Can anyone suggest a bait to use on this lake? (Ice fishing) Thanks

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by Lakechaser on Sep. 26, 2015

I'm sure any brother fisherman who frequents this lake will share my condolences to Bob Leblaw who's house overlooking the lake burnt to the ground. The house and all of its contents were completely destroyed by the fire. Fortunately everyone got out safely.

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by airace on Sep. 16, 2015

Last Saterday did really well trolling, Ford Fender w worm did the best, Willow Leaf w worm worked as well

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by Lute63 on Aug. 31, 2015

Was on the lake on Saturday about 6:00 pm fished for a couple hours. Couldn't keep the fish off the line. Trolling with a willow leaf and wedding band baited with worm.

by deanna59 on Aug. 14, 2015

Went August 8th very poor not many people. Didn't catch anything!

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by keplok m203 on Jul. 26, 2015

Fishing here today landed 12 rainbows with my buddy kept 10 all are 12"!

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by travisg66 on Jun. 16, 2015

Fished here today. Landed 5 small rainbows 8". Lots of action.

by stone88 on May. 4, 2015

16 rainbows in 3 hours with lots of bites in between. Most in the 9-10 inch. Couple little guys. Good luck

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by Skinner66 on Mar. 2, 2015

Fished for 5 hours, had a few bites no fish made it onto the ice.

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by FisherFred on Feb. 14, 2015

Fished there for 4 hours today. Not a sniff. The weather was great and I was the only one on the ice. Ice was 14 to 16 inches thick with 4-6 inches of snow on top.

by JamesF on Nov. 1, 2014

Lots of action with light and dark brown halfback.

by Big Al on Aug. 14, 2014

A HotSpot Marker was added for Winchell Lake
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by Jayjayjay on Aug. 2, 2014

O ya that's cool. What you use for bait here? Worms?

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by SFNSD on Jul. 27, 2014

Did a few hours fishing here today. Very active but quite small nothin over 12cm. Fishing from 6ft to bottom and still nothin over 12cm. But weather was great and water was very calm. I will return but will be a second choice forsure.

by Jayjayjay on Jul. 16, 2014

Anybody catching anything here?

by chongo on Jun. 29, 2014

A HotSpot Marker was added for Winchell Lake
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by chongo on Jun. 29, 2014

Fun hooking into the litte rainbows. We gave up counting, they were 8" at best on choronomids at 6ft. All released so they get bigger and we can catch them again at twice the size.

by Jayjayjay on Jun. 25, 2014

Hey. What do people use for bait here?

by JamesF on Jun. 23, 2014

June 23 caught 15+ small rainbows 6-8" on damselfly nymph. All released to get bigger. Apparently stocked in early June. Didn't see anyone else catch anything of any size.

by Bob Leblaw on Jun. 16, 2014

I'd rather be fishing

by Bob Leblaw on Jun. 16, 2014

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by Lake chaser 2 on Jun. 16, 2014

Look out the window all I see is rain wonder if the fish are biting??

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by Lake chaser 2 on Jun. 16, 2014

Spent just over an hr there yesterday mid afternoon caught (2) 8-10". Plenty of strikes in between.

by Lakechaser on May. 27, 2014

I forgot, happy birthday Mr E!

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by Lakechaser on May. 27, 2014

Lake is pretty dead, stay home and BBQ.

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by SH1899 on Dec. 21, 2013

Dec 21. 20" of ice. Was out for 3 hours. No bites.

by Yota on Dec. 15, 2013

Ice Report: 16 in

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by Coleman on Aug. 15, 2013

Slow fishing today, 3 pan fry size in five hours of fishing.

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by iFish Guest on Jul. 21, 2013

Fly fished from the north shore (muskeg) last night from 8-1030. Caught 5 rainbows, 3 got away plus several bites. 3 were about 8", one 10" and one 11". They were feeding all over, looked like the larger trout were jumping on the north side of the lake.

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by iFish Guest on Jul. 18, 2013

I fished there a while ago. Got there at about 4 and must have caught 40 lil 8-10in rainbows and two 15 or so inchers by 10. Went for about an hour without casting and not getting a bite or a fish. I just grabbed a fly out of my tackle box, not sure what the name is. The fish were small but had lots of action! Overall a very good day!

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by iFish Guest on Jul. 4, 2013

Its stocked, had a blast on the long weekend

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by Lakechaser on Jun. 28, 2013

You have heard wrong.

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by iFish Guest on Jun. 9, 2013

fished from a boat all morning and then tried again at night. not a single bite and ive heard that theyre not even going to stock it again!

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by Bushleague_chef on May. 20, 2013

checked this lake out a couple days ago, it is a beautiful little spot but a very small lake. seen lots of people limit out on rainbows from shore, no boat motors allowed but a fun little spot to paddle around.

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by iFish Guest on May. 8, 2013

Went to check out the lake on May 4th, It was still covered in ice except for the banks. Not melted enough to fish!

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by Hottubdoc on Feb. 10, 2013

Ice was 24 inches plus . Fished the western end of the lake . No sign of fish, lol.

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by Phishing on Jan. 8, 2013

Anyone have a recent ice depth? Ghost was 30" this weekend.

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by Woolybugger on Dec. 19, 2012

Was there today for 4 hrs. Not a bite there was 3 others there as well didn't look like they were having any more luck. About 12 in. Of ice. A nice day not much wind tho!

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by Lute63 on Sep. 29, 2012

Was there couple days ago,caught 3 bows about 15in. Using wooly bugger.the shore fishermen were doing better with the live bait.

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by Grassrootsinab on Sep. 3, 2012

Back to the lake today. Caught 3 little guys, one on a black bugger and 2 on a tiny silver/green chironomid. Not many rising. Had better luck a couple of weeks ago when landed a couple of 14 inches. Again, black/ dark leech patterns seem to work.

by Rjs2k on Aug. 6, 2012

A HotSpot Marker was added for Winchell Lake
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by Rainbow on Jul. 24, 2012

Can you get a smal boat on this lake?

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by Fish man on Jul. 15, 2012

10 today; only 1 large one

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by Troutwizards on Jul. 6, 2012

Water was super clear even after ton of rain lots of fish jumping caught 4 all about 8 10 in they would only bite flies nothing els fished for 4 hours late afternoo

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by Visitor on Jun. 28, 2012

Local streams were very muddy and fast so we came here. Their we're a constant rise of little guys trying to hit dragon flys as they went buy 6-8 inches. Muskeg shore edged but not bad when you make it to the water. Just need to watch your footing as there are some holes. Road going in is at your own risk as posted but it's ok just a few large puddles, not deep or ruts good gravel base. Didn't take on minnows apparently only flies we're working today. Seen large 1/4 to 1/2 inch shrimp in the muskeg. Would like to see others post as there are lots of people on the back roads.

by Dallas-11 on Jun. 24, 2012

A HotSpot Marker was added for Winchell Lake
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by Grassrootsinab on Jun. 24, 2012

Just got back from a morning jaunt. Many rises of little guys. Quite a few caught but others....I'm out of practice on the hook set! They seemed to be keying on leech patterns and tiny chironos. Fun day til a lightning strike scared me off the tube!

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by gerbs on Jun. 23, 2012

Perfect lake for fly fishing beginners. Lots of small trout that are easy to take. Also is and amazing lake just using a bobber and worm.

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by Gz1423 on Jun. 16, 2012

What flies should I use in June for this lake?

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by Shoot to kill on Jun. 4, 2012

Fly fished today for about 3 hours,I think they may have just stocked the lake,there were a lot of fish 5 to 8 in. But I had a lot of fun the fish were rising the whole time I was there, made it real hard to leave but it was a great day

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by johnny on May. 26, 2012

i live in calgary, caught a brook trout at bearspaw dam , 24inch. nice fish

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by Brassmoose on May. 26, 2012

Very small lake. Dozen people fishing from shore. Caught couple small rainbows.

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by Darkwing on Oct. 10, 2011

Fished for 3hrs caught 20 fish all 10 to 12 inches, fish feeding on small minnows water boatmen and snails

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by Brad on Jul. 11, 2011

Maybe at the end of summer these rainbows might get big enough to make a solid day of fishing

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by MedicFly on Jun. 14, 2011

Great day fishing. Caught a number of smaller fish (6-8 inch) and the fish were rising all day. Definitely worth going back to see if the bigger ones could be caught

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by Kev on Jun. 4, 2011

Must of just stocked it all I seen and caught were little like 4-5". But there were allot of them and they were hitting so it was a good day

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by Kev on Jun. 4, 2011

Was there last week allot of fish jumping but all small must of just stocked it a couple weeks ago.

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by Brad on May. 17, 2011

Still frozen! When do they stock it?

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by BouncingBunny on Jan. 22, 2011

This is a great location for beginners and experienced anglers alike. There is enough space around the shoreline for fly fishing, a great launch space for boats and pontoon boats, plus there are fish. This stocked lake is very popular so you do have to put up with other people just out for a good time. PLEASE take your garbage out when you leave.

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