Black Nugget Mine Pit Fishing Reports & Feedback

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by cbuck on Dec. 7, 2017

Went out for an hour. Landed 2. 1 tiger. Ice is making lots of noise!!!

by shotgunner887 on Dec. 3, 2017

Ice Report: 12 in

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by Tack Man on Nov. 21, 2017

Nov. 20-Caught a bunch of small ones, a nice 1lb 8oz rainbow and a 2lb 10oz tiger. Both will be going in the smoker tonight.

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by iFish Guest on Nov. 20, 2017

was there on Thursday walked out 20 ft. Surface ice white but solid. Few spots drilled by others around.

by Tack Man on Nov. 14, 2017

Ice Report: 4 in
Was hoping to be first lol. Good enough to walk on. Only parking is at the road. Blocked off from there. Gotta climb the gate and walk on from there.

by Libby on Nov. 11, 2017

Ice Report: 3 in
Not enough ice yet to go out safely

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by ShortsideK on Aug. 21, 2017

Got there around noon. Water is full of algae. Clarity about 6". No luck at all in my usual hot spots. Fly fishing. No one else fishing.

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by Cajed1 on Jul. 27, 2017

I also saw several other catching. Happily tell people "my secrets"when they ask on the lake.

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by Cajed1 on Jul. 27, 2017

Not likely,or there will be no fish left for me to catch.

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by BeerLover on Jul. 27, 2017

Perhaps you care to share your secret with us. As I said there were lots of people fishing and nobody cought even 1 fish. And I was using flies that never failed me on several other trout habitats.

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by Cajed1 on Jul. 26, 2017

Nailing both rainbows and tigers the last 2 night, decent fishing you just have to know when and where they are likely to be and what they want to eat.

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by BeerLover on Jul. 25, 2017

Just got back yesterday. I have a Zebec (same as a Zodiac). Fished for 3 days with my son-inlaw. Both used various wet and dry flies. Floating line, sinking line (Fly fishing) and also several types of trout spinners and spoons on both fly and mono line. NOTHING. Several people were fishing both from shore and in boats. Nobody caught anything in the 3 days I was there. My GPS showed that there was several fish in the lake but they were not biting. Very poor, will not be back.

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by fisher777 on Jul. 11, 2017

Went out yesterday for 5 hours. No bites. Lake is green and less than 3 inches visibility. Tried all kinds of lures, no action, Lots of Pelicans and Cormorants No other guys fishing.

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by old squish on Jul. 7, 2017

just got to lake, takin zodiac out for first time, wondering if any tips? bait rigs and fly rod are ready..

by Anolis666 on Jun. 6, 2017

Are boat allowed here? I just have a little inflatable.

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by Mr Flyguy on May. 13, 2017

Stevie o, Please use a dictionary before you post: it's angler, not angular.

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by Donnie D on May. 9, 2017

i never had any issues going fishing here at all last year. aslong as i checked in the office first..

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by sedubius on May. 8, 2017

I didnt fish BMN at all last year. The year before they got mad and threatened to call the police if you were on their property. I wonder what changed.

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by Donnie D on May. 7, 2017

ya last year i also had to report to the office at the camp ground before going fishing..it seem,s to be a normal thing but not dureing ice fishing season.

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by sedubius on May. 6, 2017

A great evening at BNM. Water visibility was minimal but still landed a few. Attn to anyone going here, the main gates are closed you now much enter through the campground and sign in at the office. It is free but for some reason this is now how it is done.

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by Bluenoser1971 on Apr. 26, 2017

Might drive from Edmonton this weekend. Anybody know if it is still ice-covered?

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by Find Me Fishing on Mar. 28, 2017

First time ice fishing for trout today and it was decent on this lake! The water was very murky. Tried with worms, shrimp, and orange power eggs. Seems that the fish were most interested in the latter. Was there all afternoon and caught a couple of smaller rainbows which were mostly released.

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by StephQ77 on Mar. 11, 2017

Was there this morning and it was non stop action all morning caught my limit plus my first tiger trout!! Dew worms on a simple hook with a couple split shot sinkers in 5 fow was what was getting it done!!

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by Wiggly on Jan. 28, 2017

Garbage fishing today! A couple bites but nothing special.

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by patd on Jan. 23, 2017

Good day on the hard water at Nugget! Landed 12 rainbows, and one 16" Tiger. Lost about 6 at the ice and missed just as many bites as we hooked. Fishing in about 6 feet of water using pink, or red and white wire worms tipped with shrimp

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by Wiggly on Jan. 21, 2017

What depth are fish at? And what bait work out here? We are trying a foot off the bottom but no luck today. Seen people around us catching a few.

by cbuck on Jan. 17, 2017

Ice Report: 25 in

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by cbuck on Jan. 17, 2017

Great day. Landed 12. 3 keepers. No tiger trout.

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by Freezeberry on Jan. 7, 2017

Was good but little ones 9-10" inches, one 11-12" Caught my cut and was able to release a few in berween with quite a few misses also.

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by Freezeberry on Jan. 7, 2017

by T-Bone73 on Dec. 31, 2016

Was here two weeks ago. I caught 3 tiger trout and more than 20 rainbow between 10 and 14". Me and 3 buddies took our limit but combined caught over 40 fish! Ice was more than 16" that day. Small pink jigs and worms were the menu that day.

by FlounderPounder on Dec. 27, 2016

Has anyone had any luck out there this year?

by Braidyn23 on Dec. 27, 2016

Ice Report: 16 in

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by Mikey1781 on Dec. 18, 2016

Just had a friend go out there today and caught there limit. Didnt say how thick the ice was but im sure all ice on the lakes are thick enough to drive on now.

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by southcookingguy on Dec. 11, 2016

Thx pikster. Going to check it out tomorrow.

by Braidyn23 on Dec. 11, 2016

Ice Report: 9 in

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by Pikster on Dec. 11, 2016

I noticed holes drilled 20 feet off shore right before the cold spell. should be safe by now

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by southcookingguy on Dec. 10, 2016

Anyone tried to ice fish the lake yet?? Ice thickness?? Thx

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by Donnie D on Aug. 28, 2016

granted taken a tiger tout is not cool..but it is not against the law if you do...i just like to catch and release ..but i have seen some folks taken a tiger every now and then.

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by Brad0420 on Aug. 6, 2016

Actually not illegal to keep the tiger trout but your asked not to keep them as they were for research purposes to determine whether they continue with a tiger trout stocking program. I would assume since everyone fished them out instead of leaving them the program failed so no more tiger trout for alberta. Good job guys.

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by Chichanator on Aug. 6, 2016

Just so EVERYBODY knows, you cannot keep tiger trout in this lake. You're a poacher if you do

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by Pikster on Aug. 3, 2016

I was there in the spring, haven't returned since. Nice lake but useless if fished out. I recently went to another pond and couldn't keep them off the hook. Would love to share the site but we all know what would happen.

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by Cujo3931 on Aug. 1, 2016

You could catch a fish almost every cast in the fall after it was stocked with tigers yet again a way to wreck a lake by taking more then you need hope the freezers are full guys

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by Mikey69 on Aug. 1, 2016

was out today got one tiger may be 16 one bow about the same still fish here got to use proper presentasion and be willing to make a day of it

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by Sat on Jul. 28, 2016

Very hard to find a fish ! Gave 5 hours and not a single bite!

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by Pikster on Jun. 22, 2016

Good shore fishing pretty much anywhere.

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by Fuzzygrubber on Jun. 15, 2016

Not to good tried everything no bites no fish

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by Sumara on Jun. 11, 2016

Got skunked. Tried lots of different things and no luck. Talked to a few others who had the same luck. Seen tons of birds eating fish on the other side so that's probably why.

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by danwood on Jun. 7, 2016

Can you fish from shore here and what do u use

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by Donnie D on Jun. 5, 2016

got skunked ..no action what so ever..used several kinds of fly,s but no luck...

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by Ko110 on Jun. 4, 2016

I went last weekend and I got 5 tiger trout about 15" big I was using orenge/gold spoon 1/4oz changed to single hook

by Michael Gleaves on Jun. 4, 2016

2nd time fishing here at this lake. Fished for 6 hrs straight the first time and 10 hrs straight the second time. Used everything from gold, silver, black/fluorescent, and silver/blue spinners. Lady bug, and silver spoons. Then tried bottom fishing. Used worms, leaches, power marshmallow bait (all the colours) minnows, and power bait corn. Absolutely no luck! Tried a few different spots too. Seems like it's the same for everyone that we asked. They are not biting at all. We are all wondering if there is even any fish left in this lake. :(

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by Hyperion on May. 24, 2016

Thinkin about heading out there soon. Anybody had any luck lately?

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by Donnie D on May. 23, 2016

it clearly say,s in the regs that Tiger trout are reccomended that you release them back but rainbows you can keep (limit of 5 )..there is no confusion in the regs.

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by SnapBack02 on May. 23, 2016

They also want to see how they survive over the years and how they adapt to see if they should stock other lakes with them. If ppl keep them all they can't do their research and cancel the program. Also if they stay in the lake they will get larger and more fun to fish for ;) wouldn't you want to pull out 20" tiger trout ????

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by Drake870 on May. 23, 2016

The reason for releasing Tiger Trout is because of their rarity

by Alberta_flyfisher on May. 23, 2016

Not sure why the confusion with the regs. It says trout limit 5.... ??? Why are all of you confused? Isn't a Brook a trout? Isn't a brown a trout? So...why all of a sudden a tiger ( brook-brown cross) not a trout? If you see people keeping more than the daily limit, report the poacher.

by gazertin on May. 18, 2016

Algea blooms are bad lure get covered every cast left and washed my equipment don't want it to spead ppl. FYI

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by fungirl on May. 3, 2016

so I agree with releasing the tiger trout but its ok to keep the rainbow and are there any of those that are decent size ?

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by Drake870 on Apr. 29, 2016

Please release any tiger trout you catch

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by CaptSumTingWong on Apr. 28, 2016

Tiger trout aren't considered a sportfish - yet. It mentions it in the regs Regs. also ask people to voluntarily release tiger trout. Unless you are from a communist country, then you keep everything you catch.

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by Drake870 on Apr. 28, 2016

Was there today, and the wind was howling. Water was quite murky, but managed to catch a couple of tiger trout. My first ever.

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by Drake870 on Apr. 28, 2016

Was there today

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by Pikster on Apr. 27, 2016

JSNAT I hear your frustrations. Problem is if they stay within the regulation numbers nothing you can do. If they poach different story all together. I don't see any limits for tiger trout which could add to confusion. Catch and release is still my preference. Keeps the kids excited.

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by JAG on Apr. 25, 2016

I was there two weeks ago and landed 13 tigers and 4 bows all in the 1.5 - 3 lbs range

by Lee H on Apr. 25, 2016

Yes stryker2 there is spot to launch a boat there and it's electric or hand power only

by Bhlehr on Apr. 22, 2016

Lots of places to fish from Shore. Or to put a small boat in. I was on there last year with my Float Tube. But you don't really need the boat, as you can cast from Shore pretty much anywhere.

by Fishininsteadofworkin on Apr. 22, 2016

I'm looking to bring my little girl fishing this coming week. Is this place any good to do a little shore fishing or is there anywhere (lake or river) someone can recommend bringing a 4 year old for their first time fishing. Thanks for your help.

by Stryker2 on Apr. 22, 2016

Is there somewhere I can launch a jon boat from on this lake? I have it on asmall trailer. Tx in advance... :))

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by JSnat on Apr. 18, 2016

Some guys keeping every fish they catch, it's sickening. Gave them an earful, next time it'll be more if I see it again. Selfish losers ruining it for everyone.

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by ChrisFisher on Apr. 16, 2016

Nice Spot! First Family fishing outing. Had a few bits but nothing landed. Probably cause we have never fished before:) spent half our time detangling our spinning reels...but we had an awesome time! Can't wait to go again.

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by Cedomil on Apr. 10, 2016

The ice is off. I Was there 3 days ago

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by Fisherman20 on Apr. 8, 2016

Hey anyone know if the ice is off yet

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by Donnie D on Apr. 3, 2016

some stock lakes get shut down (close) for the winter ..like Muir lake..but most are open all year long..

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by Fishing1012 on Apr. 2, 2016

You never know with the warm weather

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by sedubius on Apr. 2, 2016

Is the 5 inch ice report accurate? I would think that there would be open water after today then.

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by Fishing1012 on Apr. 2, 2016

Stocked lakes don't close but be cautious if you go on ice

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by Droc01 on Apr. 1, 2016

Does this lake not close like the others cause stocked

by Fry guy on Apr. 1, 2016

Ice Report: 5 in
Went out today wouldn't have done it but had to get my first tiger got 1 really don't do it it's stupid ice is like slush

by Flytier on Mar. 17, 2016

Went fishing for one last time of the season. Caught 26. . . some tiger and some rainbow. Great end to the season. Tight lines.

by MjEs on Mar. 13, 2016

Went fishing on Mar 10 and caught 16 Tiger 1 Rainbow all caught and release. Lots a of ice water is cloudy.

by Tack Man on Mar. 4, 2016

Ice Report: 18 in
North end of the lake.

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by burbbuster on Feb. 23, 2016

Anyone been out here since the last post? Ice report?

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by Fisherman20 on Feb. 15, 2016

I think they are running low but in the last 2 days we have caught about 15 fish, about 10 tiger and 5 rainbow

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by Donnie D on Feb. 15, 2016

took the kids ice fishing here today but we got skunked..talked to a few other people but it seem,s no one is catching anything now..must be low oxygen

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by robb.stoddard@gmail.com on Feb. 13, 2016

Fished Feb 6 off far end of island. Caught two nice sized tigers in 3 hours. fish sitting 2-3 feet below ice and very cloudy water below that. My guess is the oxygen is almost gone.

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by Whsman on Jan. 25, 2016

Beautiful day! Zero fish! Had good intel and great lure and bait combos. Biologist told us the oxegen levels are very low. Im zero fish for 2 trips the last 2 weeks. Im going somewhere else

by Whsman on Jan. 25, 2016

Ice Report: 16 in
Ice is plenty thick. You could drive on it if it was allowed

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by Browncarrot on Jan. 24, 2016

No perch. Rainbows and tiger trout

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by Banana s on Jan. 19, 2016

Is there any perch in this lake

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by Auger827 on Jan. 14, 2016

Had a great day on the ice. Was out around 8 and off just after noon. In about 10 FOW. Tried lots of different hooks and baits but didn't get any bites until I started using little orange jig head and yellow power bait. Lots of bites after that. No tiger caught and only kept one rainbow.

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by southcookingguy on Dec. 30, 2015

Had a great afternoon. Orange wire worm and yellow power bait. Drilled one hole and caught 4 nice tigers. Merky water and 8" of ice. Make sure to realese the fish to keep a good thing going. Bring your licenses

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by smarkine on Dec. 29, 2015

Great day so far. 8" of ice and first ever tiger.

by iamhungry on Dec. 29, 2015

Ice Report: 14 in

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by Donnie D on Dec. 22, 2015

My first time here and i have got to admit it is a great place for fishing..i landed 5 tigers and i very large rainbow...(all catch and release)...ice is over 6 inchs thick...

by Putz1981 on Dec. 15, 2015

Ice Report: 4 in
behind first island infront of parking lot/fire pits.

by Putz1981 on Dec. 15, 2015

Ice Report: 7 in
To the right of the entry gate.

by truslide on Dec. 3, 2015

First time there I am assuming they leave them open

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by iYearn on Dec. 2, 2015

Nice job truslide. Are the gates open at BNMP during the winter?

by truslide on Dec. 1, 2015

Ice Report: 5 in

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by truslide on Dec. 1, 2015

Went on the ice today got 3 rainbow 1 tiger had a great time would go back for sure

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by Endo_03 on Jul. 8, 2015

Took awhile to find this lake on ifish. But anyways went there and camped july 3-5. Took the canoe in the water for the first time. I noticed a lot of pockets around the lake so I started fishing there 5am and bingo. Caught 2 on first day then 1 the next. Took awhile to find where their hiding. I used orange Power bait eggs. Move it around dont bobber it.

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by Spanky420 on Jun. 12, 2015

Was out camping/fishing may long and the lake had just been stocked with 8" to 14" bows. Caught and released my limit each day. Hoping more do the same to keep this fishery going for my grand kids to enjoy.

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by ChrisB on May. 11, 2015

Anyone been out to black nugget this may yet? How's the fishing?

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by Spanky420 on Feb. 16, 2015

Out again on Sunday and not sure what's up but water is murky and we were skunked again. Very surprised to not see any other ppl out here. Can't wait till summer to spend some weekends with the family out here,a great little fishery and golfin next door, the best of all worlds.

by Family on Feb. 10, 2015

Has anyone been out latley I wanna try out some new lakes close by to edmonton

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by Spanky420 on Jan. 11, 2015

4 of us fished for 4 hrs Saturday without even a nibble. Water is still murky. Saw a few back swimmers in our holes and that's it. Will be back next weekend. Ice is almost 2' thick

by jayhen on Jan. 7, 2015

Ice Report: 16 in
Fishing in 12 feet of water

by jayhen on Jan. 7, 2015

Saw a few down the hole
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by iamhungry on Jan. 3, 2015

Ice Report: 15 in
water murky but they are biting

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by Spanky420 on Dec. 29, 2014

We drove 1 hour drilled 2 holes fished for 3 hours and caught 4 fish about 10" in size. Very surprised that there was nobody else there. Great little fishery and we will be back again.

by Spanky420 on Dec. 29, 2014

Ice Report: 11 in
Site # 85

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by Slash8 on Dec. 19, 2014

Yes it is open for ice fishing. I would get there soon. It usually starts to slow down January into February.

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by Spanky420 on Dec. 12, 2014

Is this lake open for ice fishing ?

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by iFish Guest on Jun. 30, 2014

Anybody catching any out here this year?

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by Reb98 on May. 24, 2014

Lots of places to fish from shore

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by Clark on May. 21, 2014

Is there shore fishing here?

by derek g1981 on May. 18, 2014

Had a bunch of the small one they released swimming by
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by Extinguisher on Sep. 1, 2013

Not even a bite. Talk to the grounds keeper and said there running deep it would take dynamite to catch them. Lol. Beautiful day tho. Good day to drink some beers and chill I guess.

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by Shabba on Jul. 5, 2013

No action . Talk to some people there not biting , no nibbles , nothing

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by Madmak on May. 20, 2013

Spent four hours in a boat today and not a single bite. Lots of fish rising. I think there was a hatch on and they had enough to eat. Lots of weeds in this pond already. Too many for me. This pond is probably best fished from shore. Costs $2 per person to fish here or $4 a family. Not a big deal.

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by iFish Guest on Mar. 31, 2013

Fished yesterday from 8am till 1:30pm, not a bite and no fish on camera. Strange because definitely was fish here end of summer. Anybody have any tips on where in particular they may be in this lake in the winter? -boots

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by Big Hoff on Jan. 3, 2013

Fished 5 hrs today, not a single bite. Ice is 10-12 inches. Locals said fishing has been slow for past couple of weeks.

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by Bob on Dec. 23, 2012

How thick is the ice out their? Anybody know? I was fishing off shore in the summer, caught one but that's about it. It was probably 2 pounds at least, but it would b nice 2 try her out on the ice only if a person knew how thick it was.

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by T J R on Dec. 20, 2012

We had a fish tv saw thousands of Minos thousands brought one up he was an inch a hundred feet from wood fence bad day fishin better than a day at work o ya

by Thebluenoser76 on Sep. 18, 2012

Lots of action here at sundown. Close to shore. Watch them chase the minnows in and take your hooks.
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by Thebluenoser76 on Sep. 18, 2012

3 caught here. 2 pounders early afternoon. Follow foot path through bush to small beach.
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by Thebluenoser76 on Sep. 18, 2012

Just to right of boat launch. 4 feet from shore. Multiple 2 pounders.
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by Thebluenoser76 on Sep. 18, 2012

Caught 3 1 and 1/2 pounders here. 3 feet from shore. Night crawlers late afternoon.
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by Boots on Jun. 23, 2012

Great morning, caught limit, two nice ones 3 smaller, down deep.

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by Glenn on May. 27, 2012

Great day fishing at less 15 and many bites

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by BR on Jul. 17, 2011

Not a sniff, water is higher than normal. Lots of mosqitoes but nice and quiet.

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by Dawn on Jul. 2, 2011

Been here all day. Not a single bit. Weathers nice though.

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