Hermitage Park Pond Fishing Reports & Feedback

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by Conservation on May. 13, 2017

Some reports are saying that there may be a limited stocking program this year due to whirling disease. I agree that stocked ponds should be C&R until Canada Day and have a under 16 only fishing derby weekend and then after that people can take fish home. Just a suggestion if fisheries is listening? Ponds are suppose to be a learning ground for the next generation, but I do not see many children fishing. I agree that kids being able to take fish on the family weekend might get the community message out there. Enjoy C&R for the next generation.

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by Steve o on May. 11, 2017

May 11/2017 stock report has not mention any stocking yet , I agree when this little pond does get stocked let's catch and release this way all of us can fish all summer and yet our littlest fishing angular s can learn and have fun too , enjoy Steve o

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by Juank on May. 11, 2017

Good day everyone. It is again time to go Fishing and have too much fun fishing at Hermitage park pond lake. I want to invite to you because you love go to fishing just for fun and spent 2, 3 or more hours fishing, lest keep doing only catch and release until the family fishing weekend on July at least. That way we can still have fun until September. Lets go spread out with family and friend that go the pond even with people that we don't know. Maybe they don't know the rules or the y don't know that we only have fun for two month because people take all the fish that they can out. I'm personally going to try to tell everyone that I only catch and release at the pond. Using my T-shirt with this words slogan: I want to have fun all the season, that's why I only CATCH AND REALEASE! let's go fishing guys, see y'a at the pond.... By the way, I went today May 11th and the pond and it is not yet stocked.

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by Justincoish@gmail.com on May. 3, 2017

Is it a wast of time?

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by Farfour on Apr. 30, 2017

Not stocked as of today

by Fishing1012 on Apr. 29, 2017

I dought it. It usually gets stocked around may long weekend

by harveyhvac on Apr. 29, 2017

Anyone know if it's been restocked yet?

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by Spartan on Feb. 14, 2017

Ice 18" thick, kind of smelly Methane gas once you open the hole. no bites but it was a nice sunny day.

by lotksie on Sep. 20, 2016

caught 2 around 11" using 52 buick fly

by MitoMan on Aug. 16, 2016

Nothing on anything! I tried worms, powerbait, marshmallows, and wet worms and could get a single bite. Is trout fishing really this hard or am I just missing something? There are fish I see them jumping but I am not sure what are they after

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by zyggy on Aug. 13, 2016

Nothing on the dry

by MitoMan on Aug. 11, 2016

Fishing Here with dry flies was great earlier in May. I want to go for a couple hours this evening or tomorrow but the comments below are not very encouraging. Anybody had some luck recently? Would dry flies still work?

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by zyggy on Jul. 27, 2016

This pond is fished out.

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by dprodan71@gmail.com on Jul. 23, 2016

Terrible, Weeds are out of control, not a single bite

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by chinnnner on Jul. 11, 2016

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by tawill69 on Jul. 10, 2016

Hardnox best bet is to use about 6' of line from a bobber with just a hook and worm!! usually works for trout from shore!! Or you could try same 6' of line with 1/2ounce weight and a floating bait like a marshmallow!!

by Hardnox on Jul. 9, 2016

Got my girlfriend a licence and a new rod with some jigs and odd n ends spinners trying to get her to hook into her first fish any helpful ideas would be appreciated. We are both using spin cast rods

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by Crawford23 on Jul. 7, 2016

Anyone know a good spot to fish the pond ?

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by CrazyPhD on Jun. 6, 2016

The trout in the pond is getting smarter and smarter. If you cannot get any fish in the pond, try the storm water outfall at North Saskatchewan River. Landed one pike about 50 cm yesterday at dusk.

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by Conservation on May. 27, 2016

I agree with Pikster. Wish the limit was one and catch and release the rest. Many people are treating it like the local meat market. Or how about catch and release until July first and then have a kids fishing derby weekend only for kids and then allow adults to keep and eat after that July weekend.

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by newscientist on May. 24, 2016

Been out yesterday and caught my limit in about 3 hours. Fish were active but it is tricky to find what lure they would take. They finally bited on small flies I have. Nice day on this family park.

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by idog106 on May. 18, 2016

Anybody leave a fishing rod and reel behind. Friend of mine found one surrounded by a bunch of trash, he cleaned up and took the rod and reel and is hoping to find the owner. If you know the make or model let me know and we will try and return it

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by Pikster on May. 10, 2016

some people on dock keeping anything they catch. lettem grow to 11-12 inch and will be a more filling meal for u.

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by barrykoy on May. 9, 2016

I got my limit in an hour, plenty of fish but not so big

by newscientist on May. 7, 2016

Caught 6 yesterday on a fly.. Biggest was 9 inches

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by wouldee on May. 6, 2016

Fished yesterday. Caught 11 in under an hour using panther Martin #2. Released all for the next angler.

by Spinach on May. 3, 2016

Nice and flat spot to fish
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by London on May. 2, 2016

Was out yesterday and caught over 30 fly fishing! Great night out!! Pretty sad when you come to fish and the place is littered with garbage tho!

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by Trout whisperer on Apr. 30, 2016

Definitely stocked, no action on wet flies, switched to dries, 6 within 20 mins

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by Evan Brotherston on Apr. 29, 2016

hi anyone know what to use there like i live in Calgary my self and use trout row like any like bait or lure.

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by ceogeo on Apr. 28, 2016

Burp! tasty

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by ceogeo on Apr. 28, 2016

8 inches

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by pwned555 on Apr. 28, 2016

How big Ceogeo? If they were around 6"-8" then it has definitely been stocked, closer to 12" and they would be last years.

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by ceogeo on Apr. 28, 2016

it must be stocked because I am a brand new novice fly fisher and I caught 4 in half an hour

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by Juank on Apr. 26, 2016

by Nantule on Apr. 24, 2016

Fished it for 2-3 hours on the 21st trying all around the pond with different methods and no bites or jumps. Thinking we still have to wait.

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by MoeG on Apr. 24, 2016

Is it stocked or not yet ?!!!!

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by becks on Apr. 24, 2016

Can anybody confirm it is stocked?

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by Juank on Apr. 20, 2016

While the pond is stocked again, enjoying the beautiful river in that spot that I found. NSR:https://www.google.com/maps/dir//53.6000987,-113.3720034/@53.5992728,-113.3776134,1062m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!4m1!3e0

by Countryboy_299 on Apr. 20, 2016

Is it already stalked?

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by Juank on Apr. 13, 2016

Thank you for the information LRD V8R

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by granpa on Apr. 13, 2016

thanks v8dr

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by LRD V8R on Apr. 11, 2016

granpa It's the ACA that stock it. 311 wouldn't know. ACA put about 3,000 trout in it between Apr 15 - May 31

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by granpa on Apr. 10, 2016

just talked to 311. they said late may-early june.seems kinda late for loading a fish pond.

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by granpa on Apr. 10, 2016

well tried smal shimp and pink and white devil.NOTHING,no minnows swiming,anybody know when or how i can find out when they load the pond?

by newscientist on Apr. 9, 2016

Me too, I was there 12:30 to 2:30 and no bites or any other sign of activity. It can be nice for an inflatable boat though. When do they normally stock this pond?

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by Iwantfish on Apr. 9, 2016

Not yet. I sit there for 3hr. But there is not even a bite

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by granpa on Apr. 9, 2016

have they loaded this pond yet?would like to take my grandson fishing today

by newscientist on Apr. 9, 2016

Thanks Juank for the great info. I'm heading to it this weekend

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by Juank on Apr. 8, 2016

I were there last Saturday it was a couples off anglers there. No lucky for my but like always was awesome by there..

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by Juank on Apr. 8, 2016

Hi newscientist, there are no regulation about the date to fish in ponds. ALBERTA REGULATION FISHING 2016 (Page 16): Water bodies appearing below are open all year with a trout limit of five. The harvest of game fish species other than trout from stocked trout waters is not permitted. Stocked waters where the harvest of other species is allowed or where bait restrictions apply are listed under “Lakes and Streams Listings” for each Watershed Unit This is the link to watch or download the fishing regulatioin 2016: http://aep.alberta.ca/fish-wildlife/fishing-hunting-trapping/alberta-regulations/default.aspx

by newscientist on Apr. 7, 2016

Guys, is the pond open for fishing April and May? Can't seem to find the open dates for this pond.

by Iwantfish on Apr. 5, 2016

Can we fish at the off leash lake?

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by Pickerel Pan on Jan. 3, 2016

Has anyone had any luck ice fishing this winter?

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by zyggy on Dec. 20, 2015

Went in the morning. Caught one fat rainbow. Didn't see anything after that.

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by kimMac on Aug. 10, 2015

Went for a few hours in the evening, no luck. Saw some flopping around on the top of the water though as I was packing it in for the day.

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by jrb420 on Jul. 18, 2015

i contacted Alberta conservation the whole restaurant owners trolling the lake never happened although the pond starts to get over fished so there's alot less trout till next spring when they stock again the best fishing is from stocking up till about middle of june past that expect a slow day usually have better luck on the river mid-late summer

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by Volvo on Jul. 15, 2015

its hard to fish in this area,too many weeds....

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by iYearn on Jul. 15, 2015

Anyone know more about these two restaurant owners? Would love to know the name(s) of the restaurants and get that to the news media...as long as the story is true!

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by Schlenks on Jul. 14, 2015

It's a nice little pond. Saw maybe a dozen or so jump. No bites, just bait stealers. If that's true about the people netting fish it's a shame.

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by Fender55 on Jul. 1, 2015

From what I was told last night after no action and no fish surfacing, is that about two weeks ago, two restaurent owners were caught trolling the lake with nets. Conservation officers said that they had over 400 fish that they could not release back because they were dead. I hope they crushed them with fines.

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by bassntrout on Jun. 19, 2015

Any tips on what the trout are hitting the most on?

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by Mercer on Jun. 18, 2015

@geedub they might go to waste but they are ruining the factor that kids go here to fish. they go for fun. if they dont catch anything theyll stop fishing. why woyld you want to keep a 5 inch trout. toothpicks?

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by Fender55 on Jun. 17, 2015

Lots of fish surfacing, managed to land a couple using a small mosquito pattern. Several guys using a slip Bob with chunks of shrimp were doing quite well also.

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by geedub on Jun. 11, 2015

Fish don't survive the winter. The ones people don't eat go to waste.

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by 1Bigfish on Jun. 11, 2015

I was here around 8-1130 seen lots of fish jumping, didn't catch anything. Had to leave because I was disgusted watching a group of two catching and keeping small fish, ruining the pond for people wanting the big fish. There should be a size limit

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by Canadianfishers99 on Jun. 9, 2015

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by rugby1411 on Jun. 7, 2015

Wife caught her first trout ever there last night at about 9:30. She was using a white hook with a fluorescent orange stripe diwm the middle, like a red devil.

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by Canadianfishers99 on Jun. 6, 2015

Fished for 3 and a half hours from 3:30 to 6:00pm and seen about 15 fish jumps but didn't catch anything. We used a small orange jig with worms

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by Endo_03 on Jun. 6, 2015

I caught 3 12"+ size trout yesterday. As usual hermitage park is my fav go to for rainbow trout. Really good eating fish light seasoning n cover it with breadibg and pan fried hhmm hmm hmn

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by Conservation on May. 30, 2015

I just love fishing! Bottom line is I am not into harvest fishing, but enjoying the fact that I can C&R with my kids when we go out to enjoy a beautiful day. There are lots of people breaking the limits and yes my math could be more accurate, but the theme is accurate...some people are taking many more than they should...resulting in stocks being gone by July long weekend or generally about there. Report a poacher and leave Hermitage Park a place for all to fish all summer. Fisheries has already dealt with some poachers in Beaumont! Tickets and gear seized!

by harveyhvac on May. 28, 2015

Was out on the 24th. Caught 5 between 8 and 10am. All small ones.

by valdez on May. 25, 2015

Great fishing weekend. Caught 8 on Saturday and 9 on Sunday. Catch and released.

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by moemoe on May. 24, 2015

Caught 5 today 2 decent sized . They sure do love green baits.

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by chris d on May. 24, 2015

Wingnut look for the guy relaxing on the shore while the girlfriends casting towards the island with the Cabela waders on. We'll talk flies.

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by J-rod on May. 23, 2015

There's tons in there. You can see them chasing the minnows but they're not taking the bait. Maybe it's too hot. 11:30-1:30 no bites but a nice day anyways!

by Fisherjuan on May. 23, 2015

Starting at 8:00, nothing yet. But not the only one. I'll try untill get at list one. Nice day
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by fair fisher on May. 23, 2015

About the comment made by C&R for our future children, about the numbers you are using for this example are ridiculous and involve every person out of your 10 would have to take 18 fish home per day to equal your figures. A more accurate figure would be 50 per day or 5 per person of your 10 people constantly fishing. Which makes 50 days min until the lake is drained of fish . That being said I'm just correcting your math and totally agree with keeping them in the water for a while more at least

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by Pikster on May. 22, 2015

FF I dont believe C&R is patronizing at all. but stating a simple fact many choose not to comprehend. I personally am witnessing people on the dock taking way more than their limits. Fish and Wildlife have been notified. The math is simple but people are not getting it. I'm not sure how else one can get the point across. Filling your freezers with 6 inch rainbows does not equal very much meat. No offence intended.

by Wingnutt37 on May. 20, 2015

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by Wingnutt37 on May. 19, 2015

Hatchery trout will pretty much eat anything the first month they are in this pond haha! Real test will be in July, if there are any left, to test your fly fishing skills on this pond. Perfect time to pick up a kick boat for evening hatches, maybe we will see you out there! Caught ten in two hours just drifting around, all are back swimming.

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by chris d on May. 18, 2015

Great Lake for the kids. I took my girlfriend and we safely released 5 fish. Small ones but it's great for the family to learn fly fishing.

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by Bladestar on May. 18, 2015

Went down last night shortly after 7 pm did a bit of fly fishing used the mosquito worked great . Catch N released all but 2 in which I gave away to a nice fellow fisherman who wasn't having much luck. Lots of small ones here but the kids enjoyed there night out.

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by kinger77 on May. 10, 2015

Im going to head back in the morning and try a simple 1/8oz weight, 18 inches of line then just a hook on the end and switch up between pink powerbait and worms until i find what works best.

by Zurg on May. 10, 2015

Simple worm and weight constant hits between island and shore all on smaller side but fun!
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by Riverbear on May. 10, 2015

Do the trout explode when you catch them??!! Poor fish. Some do survive from the previous year. And they stock almost every year.

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by kinger77 on May. 10, 2015

Ive been there the last 2 days. 6-7 hrs total. Had a few bites, didnt land any fish though. Seen lots of descent size ones chase my spinner to the shore. Whats everyone using for their set ups? Lure/bait?

by FF on May. 10, 2015

Thanks for the math lesson and patronizing lecture, C&R.

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by C&R for our future children on May. 10, 2015

Awesome...hope they were all C and Release. Cause if you do the math....if 10 people fished all day that would be 180 fish a day and 2500 fish stocked...that means less than a month of fish before they are all gone...Please C and R till the end of June.

by Rev.Dennis on May. 10, 2015

I went yesterday caught 18 between 6 and 10 inchs within 5 hours

by Rev.Dennis on May. 10, 2015

Pink power bait drove them crazy great spot for the little kids.
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by Conservation on Apr. 30, 2015

At the pond April 26th and there are lots of minnows for food, but nothing jumping yet. The city fixed the dock from the idiots that damaged it last year....I think that the picnic table that someone threw in has also been removed...Sheesh...

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by Smackfish on Apr. 21, 2015

I heard people are fishing here already. I was just wondering if anyone is catching anything or if the lake is dead?

by Family on Feb. 17, 2015

What's the quickest way there from legal

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by Riverbear on Jan. 9, 2015

(Con't) ice fishing ffs ifish cut more off.

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by Riverbear on Jan. 9, 2015

Looked it up. Found nothing about no

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by Riverbear on Jan. 9, 2015

Hermitage Park Stocked Ponds

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by southcookingguy on Jan. 9, 2015

Its on the city website. If your having trouble call 311

by reelflyt on Jan. 1, 2015

You can fish there just look up the regulations .

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by Stryker2 on Jan. 1, 2015

And where does it say you cant fish in the winter?... Lots of people do!

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by southcookingguy on Dec. 29, 2014

Ice fishing is not allowed in the winter at hermitage

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by Grumpy Gus on Dec. 9, 2014

Was there last week for a couple hours - ice was about 5-6" - multiple holes - multiple depths - got nothing. Something stole my bait tho...

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by Pikster on Dec. 6, 2014

went out yesterday to check thickness. Black ice 6-7 inches with 4 inches floodwater

by Pikster on Nov. 29, 2014

Ice Report: 4 in
I drilled a hole by the dock, depth was 7 feet of water.

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by Stryker2 on Nov. 23, 2014

Was there from noon to 3:30pm today and got one bite and one nice size fish. 1.5 Lbs. Not great but better than watching that Football game!

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by Stryker2 on Nov. 21, 2014

I was here yesterday, for 4 hours and was fishing with the jaw jacker. I tried everything under the sun, and only got 2 bites on the Jaw jacker, they took my bait and no fish!

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by Pikster on Sep. 28, 2014

Good idea

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by Conservation on Sep. 1, 2014

Should be catch and release until end of July then have a weekend fishing derby just for kids and then have catch and take for the meat eaters!

by Moz on Aug. 4, 2014

I caught 8 fish and let the fish go so lucky
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by Pikster on Aug. 1, 2014

7 people by the dock fishing between 3-10 pm. No nibbles, no fish surfacing. Water beginning to have foul smell to it.

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by Pikster on Jul. 18, 2014

I talked to an older gent who informed me most fish are now gone. He dropped his camera down in several spots and saw very few survivors. I think it's time to consider other spots.

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by BigMackLittleMack on Jul. 5, 2014

Not much here...lots of people fishing..no biting.

by Lennyd on Jun. 26, 2014

A HotSpot Marker was added for Hermitage Park Pond
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by NoBuck on Jun. 24, 2014

also. I do have photos.

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by NoBuck on Jun. 24, 2014

I measured the ones when I got home. the ones that didn't survive and they measured out at 14" and yes late January or early February is the last real chance for them, surprisingly you can ice fish this pond, when I went in march it was very smell thus meaning winterkill.

by Lennyd on Jun. 24, 2014

A HotSpot Marker was added for Hermitage Park Pond
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by Wingnutt37 on Jun. 19, 2014

Last two times out were super slow, could just be bad timing. There are no 18-20" fish in this pond, maybe 12" tops. Someone is telling you fish tales if they get anything bigger and don't have photos to prove it. I have caught over 100 trout at this pond already this year and the biggest was 12" and smallest was 8". And no they don't over winter, they last until about January. If they don't get fished out.

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by Shaneice7777777 on Jun. 14, 2014

If you don t believe me there is a youtube video titled 'Hermitage Park Flooding - June 23, 2013 #yeg '. I can t believe nobody can remember any events that happened in Alberta of last year.

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by Shaneice7777777 on Jun. 12, 2014

re: Pikster. No, walk the low part on the East end of the culvert. 40-50 ft ? No, it s probably more like 4 to 5 ft difference.

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by Shaneice7777777 on Jun. 12, 2014

re: waterninja. Yes, it is true but not the summer last fall. It happened close to when the Bow River flooded downtown Calgary last year. Check it out there is a culvert on the East end of the pond. The NSR level rose and spilled into the Pond.

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by Pikster on Jun. 12, 2014

To wingnut 37, i agre, sad to see so many being plucked out so early in the year. Do they survive the winter? Others tell of rumors of 18-20" ers being caught in this pond.

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by Pikster on Jun. 12, 2014

I agree waterninja dont understand how this is possible since pond is at least 40-50 feet higher in elevation. I believe this pond is a storm sewer runoff.

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by redeyedkush on Jun. 12, 2014

Caught 6 yesterday in 2.5 hours. Do any of you guys eat the fish from here?

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by Grumpy Gus on Jun. 8, 2014

Beautiful ponds - lots of geese that that love to yell. Caught 6 or 7 in about 2 hrs- plenty more bites. Catching some from shore on a sz 12 grey elk hair nymph- did better from my float tube.

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by waterninja on Jun. 7, 2014

never been on this site before so don't know if this comment will ever be seen, but someone posted that the nsr floods into the stocked pond in the summer which is not true.

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by NoBuck on Jun. 6, 2014

your welcome! hope it helped

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by Dmcdade on Jun. 3, 2014

I watched him pull out those fish. It was unreal. I the new guy had no luck. But he did give me some tips. Thanks again!

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by NoBuck on Jun. 2, 2014

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by NoBuck on Jun. 2, 2014

pond was amazing this sunday especially after the slow day at vegreville. caught 16 in about 2 1/2 hours ranging from 12 to 14 inches, 5 unfortunately didn't make it as they swallowed the hook. all others were released, I was fishing with 2 other people

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by Isaac Haines on May. 24, 2014

Thank you vary much Wingnut for your help!

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by Wingnutt37 on May. 24, 2014

I was at the pond Wednesday and Thursday evening and the trout are starting to get wise to some of our tricks! Only caught three between the two days. Had lots come up and look at the dry fly or smack it with their tail but no real serious feeders. Lots of othere people fishing were feeling the same frustration. I use a 9' tapered 4x Rio leader tied will a range of nymph and dry fly sizes. At this point you're best off trying size 18 to 14 for dry flys and 14-12 for nymphs. Also if you don't tie your own flys, like I do, check out Glenbow Flys that they sell at the west end fishing hole and get your self their "trout" selection. At least these are hand tied in Edmonton and not bulk garbage from overseas.

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by Wingnutt37 on May. 24, 2014

No real size of yet they are not going to be anything to write home about until fall but the chances of them lasting until then are slim if nobody puts any back.

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by Isaac Haines on May. 24, 2014

Wingnut37. Hi, I'm new to fly fishing. And fishing for that matter. I was at the pond earlyer this evening. With no luck :( Fish were jumping every where though! So I'm curious as to what size hook's you were using? And maybe tippet size? Any advice/tips you could give me would be greatly appreciated.

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by ThomasP on May. 23, 2014

Has anyone caught big ones yet

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by Wingnutt37 on May. 21, 2014

Went out last Wednesday night and caught six on my own special made nymph and grey black mayfly. Might make it out there tonight to try my luck again. As for the catch and release idea, good thought but until they change the regs people will harvest what they want. If you enjoy the catching part of fishing and not the keeping then do your part in putting them back even thought they won't make it through the winter or even summer for that matter. That's why it's called fishing and not catching, needs to be some element of skill in trying to catch a big one this summer.

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by Shaneice7777777 on May. 19, 2014

The problem is you can t wait until fall because the North Saskatchewan river level rises during the summer melt in the Rockies and thus floods this neighboring storm pond.

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by Pikster on May. 18, 2014

How about waiting till Fall to keep them this way they grow bigger and their population stays high. This way everyone benefits. I like seeing kids excited about catching something rather than continuously going home dissapointed. I think most anglers would agree. Anyway, happy fishing.

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by Shaneice7777777 on May. 18, 2014

What is all the hubbub about if a person wanting to keep one ? Almost everything gets winter killed in this small polluted pond every year anyways.

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by Pikster on May. 17, 2014

I agree with catch and release in this pond. It is quite annoying to see people keeping these tiny fish. There is hardly any meat on them.

by unatiq on May. 17, 2014

To the people getting bites. What do you use? And any preferred spots on the pond????

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by unatiq on May. 17, 2014

Went today around 7 pm and just fished under the bridge for 15 mins. Didn't get any bites. A lady walking by told me they haven't restocked yet. I'm going to try again tomorrow for longer then 15 mins.

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by Conservation on May. 16, 2014

Catch and Release People...._Catch and Release so you can catch all summer!!!!!! not just in the spring._Sheesh._if everyone keeps taking out just a few...they are all gone far too quickly.

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by Fishing1012 on May. 15, 2014

Yes it's stocked

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by Fits on May. 14, 2014

Has the pond been stocked this year yet? Thanks

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by stingray14 on May. 14, 2014

wingnut, if you don't mind me asking what are you using to catch all these trout?

by Wingnutt37 on May. 11, 2014

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by Wingnutt37 on May. 11, 2014

Didn't get to 100 but came darn close at 90! My buddy was using a spinning rod and caught six in an hour using a Panther Martin spinner so he was stoked! Too bad by the end of June this pond won't be as fun to fish but that's ok by then the lakes and streams I normally fish are open so I will get my real trout fix then! Happy fishing!

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by Fishing1012 on May. 11, 2014

The one with the island is where you want to be

by Wingnutt37 on May. 11, 2014

Been to the pond every day this weekend and the best time to go is in the late evening between 7-10pm. Trying for a new P.B. of 100 fish in a weekend! With the gail force winds yesterday I only caught 8 so I'm hoping tonight I can catch the 20 I need to set my personal record, see you out there!

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by stingray14 on May. 10, 2014

so there is several ponds shown on the map, what one is everybody fishing in?

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by Bladestar on May. 10, 2014

Scatter .... Went back last night kids got a few I got a couple all good for a small pan fry dinner kids were happy,,, think I'll trip back latter tonight see if they be biting again lots of small ones but fun to catch.... Around the warf and to the right seem to be the best for fishing ... See ya there :=}

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by ScatterRippinFloater on May. 9, 2014

Hey Wingnutt37 thanks for the tip. We are gonna try spin casting flies with a float bobber and light line. Us 'fly fishing wannabes' know the bites are small and even small dressed spinners are a bit bulky.

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by Wingnutt37 on May. 9, 2014

Fished it last night and caught 50 on a small grey mayfly, going back tonight to do it all over again! Fly fishing out fished bait and tackle 5-1 and the fish are very small but fun to catch regardless.

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by ScatterRippinFloater on May. 9, 2014

Bladestar, taking my brother there to check it out. Any suggestions on where on the pond to try tomorrow?

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by Bladestar on May. 9, 2014

Fishing was slow till about 6 pm we tried marshmallow , spinner ( Martian Panther spinner .. Silver ) they worked great worms were the best folks were doing great fly fishing . Took some home the kids caught very tasty . Great place to take the kids they loved it.

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by Fishing1012 on Apr. 28, 2014

Very true ^

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by Shabba on Apr. 28, 2014

We really need to airrate our trout ponds,and lakes. Less winterkill and health fish.

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by PinkPikeHook on Apr. 27, 2014

No ice on the pond. Smelly water as usually. No bites on flies, small spinners, shrimp or a #1 Rapala Countdown. Fished the north area in a pontoon. Too many birds too!

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by Rick_the_Chemist on Mar. 11, 2014

Water pretty black and smelly. lots of holes out there though so people still trying. I drilled a line from the dock to the island last night, still 24" of ice all across. No luck though.

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by Pikster on Jan. 24, 2014

If the water smells foul usually indicates that fis are decaying in water. Got this info from fish farm staff

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by iFish Guest on Jan. 16, 2014

Have been @ the pond with the kids today, no fish on the flasher and no bites... the water smells!? is that what it should be?

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by Pikster on Jan. 8, 2014

If there is no aeration set up and fish are close to surface usually a bad sign that oxygen levels are low. I saw this at other ponds ending up in winter kill

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by Jaged1980 on Jan. 3, 2014

Try worms with a small hook on pick rig I also used cheese marshmellows or slightly cooked craft dinner

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by iFish Guest on Jan. 3, 2014

spent 6 hrs over 2 days and not even a nibble. I don't think I will be back.

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by iFish Guest on Jan. 1, 2014

Was out there today and yesterday fir 2 hours and not one bite. Used pink and yellow powerbait and also tried meal worms. If any has success please post details. Thanks

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by Branfish on Jan. 1, 2014

I was out today for 3 hours and not even a nibble. Used power baits and maggots. Ice was 13" thick at north end of pond.

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by Joshlehr on Dec. 15, 2013

Awesome time with the wife today! 3 hours and 2 hogs over 12" each 10 feet from dock. Lots of flood water but about 10 inches of ice. Worth it! Just used mini yellow Beatles with corn on hook about 2-4 inches from bottom of ice. They are swimming really close to the ice.

by Joshlehr on Dec. 9, 2013

Ice Report: 8 in
50 feet from dock 8 inch, flooded spots by island and mid pond. Please post when and where you find the little buggers :)

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by Joshlehr on Dec. 9, 2013

3 hours not even a bite, used corn, power bait, and mini beetles. 8 inches

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by Joshlehr on Dec. 9, 2013

What bait?

by tj28 on Dec. 8, 2013

Pulled out 3 rainbow and 10-12 inchs each today
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by tj28 on Dec. 8, 2013

Ice Report: 6 in

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by Joshlehr on Nov. 27, 2013

Can we get an ice check from anyone close?

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by iFish Guest on Oct. 6, 2013

Very few left in the pond. Very picky eaters.

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by Dak1138 on Sep. 26, 2013

Went this morning for 20-30 minutes at sunrise. Caught one, lost one, had another interested. All on a boatman pattern.They removed some weeds and brush on the hill by my 'spot' , made casting easier.

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by Dak1138 on Sep. 19, 2013

You are welcome ifish guest from July 13. I have not been here for about a month , but they were biting boatmen just north of my marker right where the weeds ended less than ten feet from shore. Wire worms and damsel nymphs have also worked pretty well for me this year at Hermitage. And to the guy from Ontario that fished on June 3 , there is no live bait allowed in Alberta. I am guessing you didn't bother with a license either.

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by iFish Guest on Sep. 12, 2013

Still a few kicking around but very pickey. 2 hrs of fishing no nibbles

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by TBfish on Aug. 31, 2013

Pulled 11" rainbow this evening, lost a second. Fun!

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by TBfish on Aug. 31, 2013

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by Billybones on Jul. 30, 2013

Fishing in a group of 4 around the pond with the dock. No catches but saw them jumping after 8pm

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by iwilliamm on Jul. 27, 2013

Never seem to get a bite ,tried a number of different things ....

by Bryce Pollock on Jul. 16, 2013

Saw 3-4 fish jumping in late day warm and overcast.. Fishing wrong bait so didn't get any that day
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by iFish Guest on Jul. 13, 2013

we released the fish so I agree with bigfish...the fish probably taste like mud or worse!

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by iFish Guest on Jul. 13, 2013

thanks 4 the marker dak1138 I went last night and my son caught a 8 incher on a gold spinner.lots of fish boiling over I haven't figured out what? chronomids? help

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by BigFish26 on Jul. 8, 2013

I agree with pikster stop keeping the small trout let them grow same thing at east pit lake you don't have to keep everything that you catches instead of keeping five small ones try for that one big one just saying

by Dak1138 on Jul. 8, 2013

A HotSpot Marker was added for Hermitage Park Pond
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by iFish Guest on Jul. 6, 2013

Water is more visible, lots of fish jumping this morning... Grab your poles!

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by iFish Guest on Jul. 1, 2013

Wich pond? The most north pond? Or what

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by iFish Guest on Jun. 30, 2013

Went to take a peek out there today, you can see almost 2 inches into the water, even seen a few trout jump... there is 1 monster trout lurking in there (one of the trout that jumped the water) Was at the pond in the off leash area, noticed a NO fishing sign.... so i take it people still fish that pond anyway?

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by iFish Guest on Jun. 28, 2013

The previous comment is so far beyond wrong it's ludicrous.The water flowing in from the NSR was 69 degrees(I checked).Trout will avoid that temperature water and go deeper to the places where it is deeper/colder.No trout would have swam against a current of warm water out of the pond.

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by iFish Guest on Jun. 26, 2013

Hermitage fishing is done for!! It's an estimate (80%+) but most trout are gone from when the NSR flooded into it! Still hoping some big ones ended up here!!

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by iFish Guest on Jun. 23, 2013

The Pond is flooded from the North Sask. River this morning....No fishing for quite a while....let's hope the fish stay hardy.Maybe we'll get lucky and pull out a sturgeon in the fall...hahahaha

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by iFish Guest on Jun. 21, 2013

Pikster...the reason the trout don't overwinter is because it's not deep enough.Any fish left come winter are going to die regardless.A lake in general will become over fished not by how many people are keeping fish but because they are keeping mature breeding fish.

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by iFish Guest on Jun. 18, 2013

I talked with a the guy who fishes in the float tube all the time and he catches lots of fish.Gave me some awesome tips where to fish from shore and even some of his flies.Tried what he said that same day and I caught 8 fish it was awesome.

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by iFish Guest on Jun. 3, 2013

I came in from Ontario to see my brother. I had heard Hermitage park was good fishing! it`s not!!!!! We fished both pond and tried a ton of lures and live bait. Just go to the NSR at least there you will have a variety of fish to catch not just baby trout!

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by Sam_lion on May. 27, 2013

There is no bows in the lake in the off leash area.

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by iFish Guest on May. 19, 2013

Does anyone know if the newly developed lake by the off leash trail is stocked as well? I heard rumors they were thinking of it last year. Going out in the am to cast a few in the original pond. Hope it's stocked otherwise will be a long morning.

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by iFish Guest on May. 15, 2013

There are NO 30 ft drops anywhere in hermitage ponds.It winter kills every year.By May long weekend it is re-stocked.

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by Dalray on May. 10, 2013

Winter killed. They will restock it according to the stocking report. When they do just don't keep every fish.

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by iFish Guest on Apr. 18, 2013

anyone know if these pond(s) survived the winter

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by iFish Guest on Feb. 14, 2013

There are 30 foot drops there they can last thru winter i seen lots pulled out good sizes never caught one my self

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by shelterless on Jan. 24, 2013

dont waste your time driller 40 holes didnt see a single fish on the sonar

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by Pikster on Jan. 21, 2013

I am surprised to hear this pond can be ice fished, thought it was too shallow for fish to survive

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by Zygo on Jan. 20, 2013

How was it?

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by Zachary on Jan. 19, 2013

Gonna go out there today ill tell u how it went

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by Rcamp on Jan. 18, 2013

anyone been out here lately?

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by Sambo on Nov. 9, 2012

Was there two weeks ago an got one about 14" Can you ice fish it?

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by Richie Rich on Oct. 10, 2012

I got 2 little trout. I just catch and release. Nice time fishing.

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by Pikster on Jun. 10, 2012

Sad to see lots of people are keeping the small 8 inch trout. The pond will be fished out quick at this rate. Catch and release till Mid August and there will actually be meat on these fish. Lets be responsible everyone. Happy fishing!

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by Schnidy on May. 27, 2012

Where do all the minnows come from in this pond? And what are they?

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by Trout on May. 23, 2012

Caught a bunch last week using Mepps spinners. Silver or gold ones work well.

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by Mancity on May. 23, 2012

What are they biting on??

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by New flyguy on May. 22, 2012

Yes it is stalked and good fishing as well, went down there for an half an hour and caught two and missed 3.

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by FishNut on May. 20, 2012

Can anyone confirm if this was stocked yet??

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by Canad88 on May. 18, 2012

Pelicans are feeding well!!!!!!!!!!

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by FishNut on May. 4, 2012

They stocked it for may long weekend last year. Off leash gets 1000 fish. Main pond gets 2000. At least it did in 2011.

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by Pikster on May. 2, 2012

Tried several times in the past few years. Not even a bite! Im glad to hear someone is catching fish though. I heard rumors that the new lake by the off leash area will be stocked this year as well. Does anyone know when the lake gets stocked? Maybe i can snag one as it enters the water from the tank lol. Happy fishing everyone.

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by FishNut on Apr. 30, 2012

Was there on Saturday. Not even a nibble..same with the other 4 people there. The dock is also still locked.

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by rikkles on Apr. 30, 2012

Anybody have any luck yet there or is it winter killed and awaiting a new stocking?

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by Carl on Apr. 29, 2012

yes it is melted

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by FishNut on Apr. 28, 2012

Heard tell the pond is melted for the season. Can anyone confirm this? I am thinking of heading out this Saturday to test some new line and practice cast.

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by T on Apr. 24, 2012

Does anybody know if it has winterkilled?

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by Zen on Apr. 8, 2012

1 or 2 bites through a whole day of fishing

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by Vigsy on Mar. 7, 2012

Fish arent bad eating at all. Maybe a little muddy in summer but not bad at all.

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by CanadianBadass on Mar. 6, 2012

The fish in this lake are very very dirty. i have seen ones come out with redish pink fillets, ( whicj means bacteria groth or virus) and also white spotting and fuzzy mold groth on thier skin ( DO NOT EAT FISH FROM HERE ) I seen some guy posting videos on youtube about his ice fishing this year. he also showed the fillets after. And GROSSSS, ive been trout fishing my whole life and never would i have ever eaten that fish. That guy is probably not feeling good by now... On the other hand, its a good lake to take some kids and catch some fish. just do not eat them

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by Vigsy on Mar. 6, 2012

About 25 yards out from shore and about 60 to the right of the dock! Just used a worm on a plain hook fished about a foot off the bottom. Lakes pretty dead lately though

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by StuCazzo on Feb. 23, 2012

Where did u fish by for the 17 incher? I live by there would b nice to have my son catch one

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by Vigsy on Jan. 25, 2012

Caught a 17 incher today!

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by Vigsy on Jan. 23, 2012

Just got setup was pretty sure it would be winter kille but i really wanted to fish. Not 2 secods after droppi my worm down had a big trout take it but lost it near the hole:(

by Papirus on Nov. 28, 2011

Rainbow... Fly fishing bug hooks works well..
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by hubie on Sep. 21, 2011

Never had luck here, but went for a walk this evening and met a nice fella who was fishing off the dock. He swore that he always got something from the lake. Well in about 15min he caught a small guy. So there are fish here and they can be caught.

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by NSA on Aug. 25, 2011

kind of a sucky place to fish it fished out 2 days after stocking. good place to practice casting like jason says..if you looking for fish dont bother wasting your time.

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by Mr.K on Jul. 9, 2011

This pond is hit and miss, but it is right in the city.Early in the morning after stocking or in the fall is a safe bet.

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by Jason the cap guy on Jun. 27, 2011

It is a great lake for practice casting! Coz simply there are no fish at all. Got annoying by two guys who pretend they know fly fishing as well, don't have a clue how to cast, their bait keep flying towards my head, not into the water. Luckily I got my cap on, otherwise I would got hook by them!

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by Benz2k8 on Jun. 16, 2011

Was there caught 1 lost 4 In 1hr

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by Rt on Jun. 15, 2011

Went there last night fish were jumping lots in the evening, had quite a few bites. Caught a couple.

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by iwilliamm on May. 22, 2011

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by Arty on May. 22, 2011

There yesterday, no luck. Couple beside us caught a few, seen lots jumping ( 4"-6")

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by ToeSpeed on May. 2, 2011

Fished 3 times last weeks for couple hours each time and nothing. No rises, activity, anything...

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by Nat on Apr. 25, 2011

If anyone has any info on the lake if it's still has ice email me at nathan.kemble@yahoo.ca

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by tmak on Mar. 16, 2011

fished many times never caught anything

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