Average of 120 ratings as of Feb. 3, 2017
by Seamax Ed on Feb. 3, 2017
Ice is full auger deep right to the power head Lots of fish but picky last weekend
by Anolis666 on Jan. 14, 2017
Ice Report: 25 inLots of rainbow trout, from medium to huge. The perch was not biting at all today.
by BlackPanther on Jan. 4, 2017
How's the perch fishing ?!
by DAFISH on Jan. 2, 2017
15" ice.. slow..
by Anolis666 on Dec. 30, 2016
Ice Report: 21 in
by Anolis666 on Dec. 26, 2016
by "FishOn" on Dec. 21, 2016
Anyone ice fishing here? If so can someone post an ice report please. Went out a couple times in late Oct and got a couple 1Lb rainbows
by 2016 on Dec. 13, 2016
Ice Report: 3 inwatch for open water in south end of pond
by sedubius on Oct. 17, 2016
News report about the one that came back positive. http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/calgary/whirling-disease-experts-on-edge-1.3802699
Cbc news report. Most of the tests came back negative except 1 so stocking has resumed. http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/calgary/whirling-disease-bow-river-calgary-1.3758701
by DC168 on Oct. 12, 2016
Carson Lake by Whitecourt has 56,000 rainbow stocked on Sept 26, 2016.
by LRD V8R on Oct. 3, 2016
sedubius what is your source that stocking has been halted?
by sedubius on Oct. 3, 2016
Stocking has been put on hold while the farms are inspected for whirling disease.
by barrykoy on Sep. 25, 2016
by LRD V8R on Sep. 13, 2016
Stocking report not updated since June. Last year they did brood stock on Sept 21 -- ~300 of them.
by barrykoy on Sep. 12, 2016
Is it already been stocked this september?
by Pikster on Aug. 26, 2016
Ice Hole Pounder, on which side of pond are you catching the perch? I've been there 4 times simce ice melt and haven't got a single perch. I thought maybe they were fished out by the poachers I saw from last year.
by FlounderPounder on Aug. 10, 2016
How do you get to the pond? Off of range road 150 or highway16?
by Ice hole pounder on Jun. 29, 2016
90% of the perch have a weird skin growth on them still fun to catch I probably wouldn't eat them average size 4-8" can catch the odd trout as well mostly catch and release though, and also clean up your god dam garbage when you are done otherwise the town will have this place fenced off with no access to it !!!
by Anolis666 on Jun. 28, 2016
39 Yellow Perch in 3 hours. Not a bad day at all.
by barrykoy on May. 21, 2016
Hi Pikster, thank you and congrats also! Have a nice summer fishing
by Barrybull on May. 21, 2016
VEGREVILLE VEGREVILLE TROUT POND RNTR BEBL 2N 10,000 26.3 18-Apr-16
by Pikster on May. 19, 2016
Hey Barrykoy, I got a 4 pounder a year ago and was just as surprised. others claimed the same prior to mine and I thought they were pulling my leg. nice to hear others catching them. Congrats!!
by barrykoy on May. 8, 2016
Pickerel rig with worms!
by Whitefish18 on May. 8, 2016
Pickerel rig with what on it? Worms? Powerbait?
by barrykoy on May. 7, 2016
Im using pickerel rig when i caught him, try using bobber for about 5ft above your hook
by Whitefish18 on May. 7, 2016
What did you catch it on?
We were there yesterday and got 22" rainbow at the end of the day, i can't believe it.
by Whitefish18 on Apr. 15, 2016
Anything on powerbait?
by BigBam on Apr. 14, 2016
Was there on Saturday April 9 for 1.5 hours. Windy and cold. Had 4 hookups, all trout, good fight to them. Did try for perch for a little bit, no bites. Slip bobber with worm or meal worm 5ft below bobber. Also have a rainbow trout coloured spinner that got a bite.
by bigpikehunter on Apr. 11, 2016
Ice should be off. Wonder how the fishing is
by blackpanther on Apr. 8, 2016
Is ice off yet??
by Lakechaser on Apr. 6, 2016
You don't see that everyday, a trout jigging for perch!
by Whitefish18 on Apr. 6, 2016
is the ice gone? anybody having any luck
by Rocketn2 on Feb. 2, 2016
Went out today for a quick fish and couldn't keep the perch off the hook. Caught a rainbow trout jigging for perch
by Ralphbud on Dec. 30, 2015
Anyone been out? How's the ice? Plan on goin out tomorrow and trying my luck. Any ice report would be great.
by Hardy on Nov. 26, 2015
Yes you can ice fish it but it's best to wait till later in the season as it does have to aeration pumps in it so it never really completely freezes over , some perch average 4-7" but will usually always catch something
by Whitefish18 on Nov. 17, 2015
Does anybody ice fish here? For perch primarily. Is it any good?
by Lundfisherman on Jul. 29, 2015
Go to the store by some #6 plain hooks and a pack of those weights you pinch together. And some chartreuse power bait. Put hook on bottom of line and two of those weights 12 inches above and put power bait on hook and cast out.. Let it sit they will hit .
by Whitefish18 on Jul. 28, 2015
How do you catch rainbows in here?
by AlbertaGirl on Jul. 21, 2015
We were there last night, pulled 5 perch in less than an hour. It was great.
by Girlscanfish on May. 19, 2015
Didn't catch anything today but all I was using was spinners. I should have tried a bobber. Used some garlic marshmallows as well.
by blackpanther on Apr. 22, 2015
Is the lake open now and if so, how's the fishing ????
by waterwolf on Mar. 11, 2015
was out yesterday but not much heard the airator was shut off last winter to get rid of the perch. not sure if this is true or not
by Whsman on Mar. 7, 2015
Anyone been out there lately? We had some great perch days a few years back. Always small but fun to catch ..anyone
by Pikster on Nov. 27, 2014
There were a number of people catching 6-7" perch in early July off the north end. If it's true about the airraters then you may as well also kiss the rainbows goodbye. Will have winterkill for sure. Depth is consistantly only around 11-12 feet. There wont be eNough oxygen to sustain fish for the winter. Also perch are fun to catch as well.
by e40water12 on Jul. 26, 2014
It's a shame. Oh well I got other places to fish. Just really sucks no enjoyment for kids now.
by Pikster on Jul. 18, 2014
To last post, yeah i feel your frustration. Veg. Pond is 45 minutes drive for me. I went out only once this year and wont dissapoint myself again. Just coming back from Crowsnest area. Fishing trout in that entire region is increadible. Seems like southern AB is the place to be. Crystal clear water 15 ft deep. You can see them coming towards your hook without a camera. All we seem to get around Edmonton is Blue-green algae and dissapointment....so jealous!
by e40water12 on Jul. 5, 2014
For sure you see trout jumping. Their isn't as much as they used to be. I know there is big 3 lbers in there. Point is more catch & release would be more enjoyable for everyone to have an opportunity to catch fish.
by kingslayer on Jun. 11, 2014
It depends where you fish in this lake if you are wanting perch. Ive fished all over and there are probably 3 spots where I always catch them. I have however caught trouts on every side of the lake.
by e40water12 on Jun. 4, 2014
Looks like another disappointment season. Haven't seen too much of trout or Perch. Looks like the obvious poacher's are back at it. Can't even take the kids to have a good day with catch & release.
by NoBuck on Jun. 2, 2014
went out yesterday, pond was alright, got 2 and that was it. started raining so we headed back into town
by Pikster on Jun. 2, 2014
Sadly this pond has been overfished. In the 2012 season you could catch smaller perch each time you casted out and snag a few 12" rainbows between making it a lot of fun and worthwhile to drive out. For past 2 seasons almost no perch or rainbows to be found. I'm a catch and release person and think it's okay to keep 1 or 2 rainbows but witnessed people keeping 6 inch perch?? seriously? To Clark..probably a better idea to save gas $ by going elsewhere especially if you are driving a fair distance. To Riverbear yes there are Crawfish in this pond, you can get them along the north road at the 1/2 way point. they nibble at my bait giving me false hopes lol. Happy fishing!
by Clark on May. 28, 2014
Anyone catching any fish here?
by Riverbear on May. 12, 2014
If there is crawfish in here...I'm coming down there with a net and some garlic butter.
by Clark on May. 12, 2014
We we're out on May 10 and no bites and didn't see any jumping
by Clark on May. 5, 2014
How is the fishing out here?
by Pikster on Apr. 30, 2014
Are there still crayfish in this pond? Early spring i always notice gulls feasting on them. Poor trout activity this past winter. Hope they stock more for summer
by Ivy on Apr. 25, 2014
Is the lake still frozen and can you shore fish yet?
by Dynobot on Dec. 22, 2013
Ice Report: 12 in
by Pikster on Dec. 21, 2013
I'd have to agree with Latest comment. I discovered this pond 4 years ago and man was there ever activity. I was never dissapointed going there until this year. Between all garbage left behind, beer cans and wrappers mostly and witnessing certain people harvesting anything that got hooked on their line regardless of size, it is obvious that yet another popular spot has been vicimized. Very sad to see as all local areas seem to be turning into dead zones. I never kept any perch and only took home a few rainbows over the years. It was a great spot for my son and me. Now he has lost interest since there is little to no activity. So sad! Hats off to the local volunteer folks though who try to keep this pond going.
by iFish Guest on Dec. 2, 2013
the pond has been over fished. Ive been catching and released fish for 5 yrs in this pond. Their is fish in the pond Ive seen them on the camera but too small. People have over fished the big fish hard.
by iFish Guest on Nov. 13, 2013
Try calling the Vegreville Parks and rec people who are maintaining the pond.
by Ivy on Nov. 4, 2013
Does anyone know if you can have open fires here?
by iFish Guest on Nov. 4, 2013
We are trying to find out if you can have open fires here. Does anyone know?
by iFish Guest on Nov. 1, 2013
I went out twice last 3 weeks. had the odd nibble probably perch. Seems like there is no interest. Wont be back till freezes over. Hope pond wasn't over fished. I noticed significant drop in water levels too.
by iFish Guest on Aug. 10, 2013
To Aug 4 Ifish guest, I have witnessed this since discovering the pond 4 years ago. Time to consider release only for a few years or consider restricting number and size of perch from 15 to 5. They have this restriction at Garner Lake. Don't expect much from F & W cause in my 25+ years of fishing, I'm still waiting to have an officer to approach me for the 1'st time. Also with the province broke, dont expect any miracles.
by iFish Guest on Aug. 5, 2013
2.5 pounder right off the north side! Boy there are few far and between this size. I put the fellow back hoping he'll help populate for the future, that's if the perch population doesn't get out of control. I love perch too but they're way to small to consider keeping.
by iFish Guest on Aug. 4, 2013
I think its time to have F & W present out in this Pond. Too many poachers keeping under sized fish. I think its time to bring in Catch and Release. How to you keep a 2 inch Perch?.
by iFish Guest on Jun. 24, 2013
Awesome fishing for perch. just a nice time catching and releasing.
by iFish Guest on Jun. 22, 2013
Awesome day fishing. Tons of small Perch. Very little Trout. I seen a few Perch with growths on them. I just catch and Release.
dont waste time if your just trying for trout. it is more a perch pond now, still a small amount of trout but perch are over populating. Trout havent had growths but alot of the perch have, make sure you check them all before consuming
by Pikster on Jun. 2, 2013
I went there yesterday, ended up catch and release perch fishishing 15-20 with several nibbles. No rainbows interested. Perch were averaging anywhere from 4-6 inches. It is a nice pond and appears very well kept. My only concern is a growth on some of them.
I noticed the same last year and wonder if anyone else has seen this.
by Shabba on Jun. 1, 2013
Very slow was out there for 5 hours . Just a couple nibbles
by iFish Guest on May. 21, 2013
Was there May long Monday, Caught about 40 Perch and 1 Trout between 4 people within an hour, All catch and release. Fun little pond
by iFish Guest on Apr. 2, 2013
went here today for a bit , caught a bunch of small perch and one very small trout like 5 inches , it was still fun to get out, will be back out when the water opens up
by iFish Guest on Mar. 29, 2013
Managed to snag a humpback perch 11 inches, never thought I'd see one this big in the pond. Released it cause looks as though its full of eggs. Wish more catch and release would be practiced here.
by Cajed1 on Mar. 19, 2013
Most likely a brook trout, wouldn't have bulls ,guaranteed thats not a accident they would make. We do such a poor job identifying our trout species out here that fish & game put trout identification as the cover for the regs this year.
by iFish Guest on Mar. 19, 2013
To Ifish guest March 14, I took a picture of the bull trout and compared markings to make sure it was in fact a bull. I know the pond is not intentionally stocked with them as it was probably accidentally released in with rainbows i guess. I released the little guy and hope it does well. would like to catch him in 5 years. lol!
To the last posting, We did have a trout pond in Sherwood park years ago but County officials tested the water and found it was quite contaminated. I wish we could have one and Im sure it can be cleaned up but it would cost money which the county does not seem to want to spend for its residents. Lots of money for a third indoor swimming facility though. The drive to Vegreville is a bit far but well worth it. There is one in Edmonton but no perch in it, making it less interesting for my kids.
I want to believe that most outside visitors would respect Vegreville pond as any other and would like to thank those who have done a fantastic job to maintain their pond.
I hope other Sherwood Park residents would send local council a message to create a fishing pond locally. Its a shame that we have one of the largest populations in the province and cant even be provided with a fish pond.
by iFish Guest on Mar. 18, 2013
I totally agree with catch and release. I really enjoy the time and fish and wild life around. There should be more effort to everyone to make it a future for everyone to enjoy :) .
by iFish Guest on Mar. 14, 2013
I have fished this pond since I was a young kid, before perch were introduced and it seems that has been the trigger that has brought all the attention to it. There used to be some very large rainbows in it even with steady pressure from locals and surrounding areas. Maybe the city of Edmonton/Sherwood Park/ Spruce Grove/Stony Plain should consider building trout & perch ponds in their sourrounding areas. As per other comments on this site not all Albertans pay for these ammenities evenly, Donations, Funraising and Volunteer help to take care of this pond has come from predominantly local businesses and community members. Consider Giving back to the places that you use. That being said I dont mean to discourage anyone but just remember to practice ethical fishing to preserve for future generations. Also there are no bull trout in this lake.
by iFish Guest on Mar. 13, 2013
I think this Pond should be catch and release bases. Way too many people taking from this pond. How are fish going to grow. I would never eat any fish outta this pond. Its nice to fish to have fun. I can bet it will be over fished by city people from last year.
by Pikster on Mar. 9, 2013
Active trout today. 6-12". Even managed to bring up a 9" bull trout. All catch n release. Wonder if there are more?
by Pikster on Mar. 4, 2013
Youngbuck, there are no perch bigger than 6-7", I believe the larger ones are fished out. I have fished this pond in practically every spot. there seems to be a good population of smaller ones which is encouraging. Problem being will everyone fishing the pond release them until they get bigger?
One other thing, I have noticed some of them have a growth in different regions of their body, (mouth, fins and body) leaving me suspicious if they are healthy enough to eat. A local told me it is a bacterial growth and that he believes eating those is not recommended. I have not seen any of the same type of growth on the rainbows. Hope this helps!
by Pikster on Feb. 23, 2013
I went out Friday and caught around a dozen rainbows 6-10 inches along with Lots of 6 inch perch.
Does anyone know if there are bigger rainbows worth keeping in this pond?
by iFish Guest on Feb. 21, 2013
My first time ice fishing here. I noticed 2 winter air raiding sites on south end. Is this new? Are the roads clear? l almost bottomed out from bad snow drifts on the surrounding road around pond.
by Short man on Feb. 3, 2013
Great day lots of bits to keep kids
into it. Got some keepers & let a bunch back. Will be going back
by Seamaxed on Jan. 26, 2013
Fished for the first time today lots and lots of perch they were very small 4 to 6 inch 4 rainbows 1 nice keeper tasted great. Gonna try again tomorrow.
by youngbuck on Jan. 24, 2013
everything we caught was under 8 inches but caught lots any tips on were and how to caught the bigger perch
by youngbuck on Jan. 23, 2013
thanks for the tips what size of perch do u usually get
by Jiggin Jack on Jan. 23, 2013
I got all mine on a tiny yellow grub jig. My buddy was using a small Len Thompson black and yellow spoon with fluorescent yellow power maggots. Definatly worth the drive we are going tomorrow all day and saturday
by chris on Jan. 23, 2013
what are they biting on
what bait did u use by chance?
by youngbuck on Jan. 22, 2013
is it worth the drive out if i want to catch keeper perch any tips o can get would be much apreciated
by Jiggin Jack on Jan. 21, 2013
Was there on Sunday caught a ton of perch!!! Well over 100 lotsa small ones but a few 10-12 inchers!!!! Had a great perch fry!!! Few nice trout in here too but the perch are far better eating!!!
by What size do the perch get to in this pond? I only on Jan. 21, 2013
by Jc43 on Jan. 1, 2013
About 10 feet out.View on Map
by Richie Rich on Dec. 22, 2012
the ice is 8-10 inches thick. Distance from edm is 45mins east off of hwy 16. South of the town of Vegreville.
by Danno on Dec. 22, 2012
Richie Rich ...did you notice what the ice depth is there? Im curious
by Fuzzy grubber on Dec. 19, 2012
How far is the pound from Edmonton I'd like to go fishing and bring the whole family
by Richie Rich on Dec. 19, 2012
I drilled a few holes with the ice auger, Fish are live and well. Tons of perch. I seen a few trout on the camera.
by Pikster on Dec. 11, 2012
Does anyone ice fish in this pond. I have never ice fished before and would love to give it a try
by PeterChang on Oct. 7, 2012
I bring family from Edmonton. We all catch lots of fish. We will be back again to catch more fish. What is best way to catch more fish?
by Pikster on Sep. 30, 2012
Hi Richie Rich, Agreed! I think those of us following the rules also have the duty of reporting those violating F&W rules. Nothing bothers me more than people keeping undersized and over exceeding their limits. Happy fishing!
by Richie Rich on Sep. 28, 2012
Hey there Pikster, This a forum for Reports of the Vegreville trout pond. Know doubt there are people that have proper fishing lic's. Point being F&W Reg aren't being followed.by certain people. Also People that have valid fishing lic's are paying for the pond. Simple fact's sat & sunday evenings will tell you other wise.
by Pikster on Sep. 17, 2012
Hey Richie Rich I dont think its fair to accuse certain Edmontonians of over fishing the pond. I have had conversations with several people at the pond who are from Vegreville, Mundare area, with pails full of rainbows and some even with 6 inch perch. regardless, the sign at the enterance states the pond is a public use area. We all pay provincial taxes towards the development of the resevoir.
by Pikster on Sep. 16, 2012
Some perch have growths on their fins and scales, does not look healthy, have not seen it on rainbows but am now wondering if fish here are safe to keep at all. I am catching 6" perch or smaller fun to catch and release with my son. Would not advise keeping any.
by Richie Rich on Sep. 4, 2012
Its used to be good fishing, Now certain people from the Edmonton city have over fished the perch and trout.
by Bob on Jul. 17, 2012
It sux highly advise not to go there!!!!
by Pikster on May. 3, 2012
Didnt see any dead ones along shore but then again there are hundreds of gulls, possibly a thousand that may have feasted well.
by Redneck69 on Apr. 25, 2012
Is the dead lots of people are telling me differnt some say no fish some same lots of fish some say i dont see any dead ones they have to be there
by Pikster on Apr. 23, 2012
There is either a creek or river along side of the pond. Does anyone know if there are fish in there as well?
Ice is gone, no bites today, not sure if pond was overfished this winter. I tried several spots with no nibbles.
by fox richdickmond on Apr. 20, 2012
is the lake freeze/ is it open right now and if it is there fish in there or is it winter killed
by Pikeman101 on Feb. 18, 2012
A HotSpot Marker was added for Vegreville Trout PondView on Map
by Bradyp632 on Dec. 31, 2011
Caught 7 perch and my dad caught 2 trout and i also had a trout bite.
by Crawfish BoB on Mar. 30, 2011
Craw fish and small rainbow trout nice day trip with the kids
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