McLeod (Carson) Lake Fishing Reports & Feedback

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Average of 283 ratings as of Jul. 12, 2017

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by iFish Guest on Jul. 12, 2017

Hey guys just want to let everyone know those suckers are good to eat nice white meat take guts out of them throwem on fire and dig in

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by Cajed1 on Jul. 12, 2017

So you were fishing illegally?? The use of bait fish is prohibited in ES3 zone except at the following lakes.... Fishing with bait in lakes is allowed at lakes without Bait Bans under %u201CLake and Stream Listings%u201D, or at general stocked trout waters listed here. Fishing with Bait Fish is NOT allowed in ES3 except at the following waters: Bear Lake Bigfour Lake Blue Lake Cache Lake Chip Lake Fickle Lake Graveyard Lake Gregg Lake Horseshoe Lake Jarvis Lake Long Lake Minnow Lake Shiningbank Lake Tiecamp Lake Wolf Lake ES3 Site-Specific Regulations The names of most lakes and major streams appear alphabetically under %u201CES3 Lake and Stream Listings.%u201D Smaller streams often are not listed, but may be included in regulations as tributaries to lakes or larger streams. LAKES A. For Trout-Stocked Lakes, Reservoirs and Ponds in ES3 that are named under %u201CAlberta%u2019s Fish Stocking Program.%u201D Open all year %u2013 Trout limit 5; bait, except bait fish, allowed. All other game fish species limit 0. Read the Regs people.

by Hayden53 on Jul. 12, 2017

Great trolling a jig head with a small Minow
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by Connor2002 on Jun. 30, 2017

Anybody no the top bait out there lately

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by Riverbear on Jun. 3, 2017

Wow

by Travis Z on Jun. 2, 2017

I've been fishing Carson for 8 years and only last year I caught 2 suckers all year and this year caught eight and watched 12 more being caught beside me.There's obviously too many of them and needs to be thinned out some.The fishing wildlife officer was telling people to kill'em and throw away.That would explain why I seen a few in the garbage where I was fishing.

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by BiggieB on Jun. 1, 2017

Travis z....dude why would you kill suckers for no reason those are native to almost all alberta water bodies...though they are not a game fish and are classified as a bait fish....they are not an invasive species sir and they actually eat alot of the algae and sediment in the lakes (bottom feeding fish) where as the trout in here are stocked, and cannot reproduce in this lake...please be careful i know you are only trying to help but please research before taking action :(

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by Cajed1 on May. 31, 2017

The trout are actually the invasive species here, not native and stocked. Suckers have always been in this lake, well befor stocking of trout. Just because you don't like them doesn't mean they don't have a valuable place in the ecosystem. Do some research on the subject you might surprise yourself.

by Travis Z on May. 31, 2017

Caught 2 trout and 8 suckers!! Kill'em and throw them away.They should have some signs out as they're an invasive speci to the lake....

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by Stryker63 on May. 20, 2017

long weekend and lots of people; most on shore fishing with about 15 boats out; worms were the trick for me today but fish were not aggressive. Lots of bait thieves. Kept 2 nice ones

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by pikeslayer512 on May. 16, 2017

Yay! Good to know, heading out this long weekend. Got me all excited now! Thanks for the info!

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by fishfanatic88 on May. 15, 2017

Well went there Sunday May 14. Open water caught my limit and left. Action all day

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by mrfishes on May. 9, 2017

On May 6th there was about 1/2 a foot of free water around the edge, lots of cracks in the ice and and water/rain dimpling. Still looked quite thick (you could stand on it with minor movement).

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by fishfanatic88 on May. 8, 2017

Was it at least rotting? I really want to go sunday

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by NorthernYaker on May. 8, 2017

Completely covered this weekend

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by fishfanatic88 on May. 7, 2017

So does anyone know if the ice is off?

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by JaydenB on Apr. 26, 2017

Hey, fished here in January and it was real good. Wondering if the ice is off as we are getting a new boat soon and looking for some good early season trout fishing

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by Dragless on Apr. 8, 2017

12lb trout from carson?

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by Lettuce boi on Apr. 7, 2017

A guy named Tyrell said he caught a five pounder....He was probably telling the truth.a while ago a lady caught an 12pounder

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by David 1 on Mar. 28, 2017

Ion has great customer service

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by David 1 on Mar. 26, 2017

Have an ion 8" auger ,was at Carson lake the 25th of march drilling holes put it in reverse and the auger bit let go and went to the bottom of the lake .Has anyone ever had this problem with the auger using the quick release ?

by Argusman23 on Mar. 18, 2017

A HotSpot Marker was added for McLeod (Carson) Lake
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by Lettuce boi on Mar. 12, 2017

This lake is awesome went here last year in August....Use a slip sinker rig with a five foot leader from about the middle of all the benches with pink or red floating power eggs and a white marshmallo and your golden! Bye the way there is a run at about 8am and 6 or 7pm

by Nelutu_m1980 on Feb. 20, 2017

Ice Report: 3 ft
You can drive easy on the lake

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by Gerrybk on Feb. 16, 2017

was at the lake yesterday, we needed the extension for the auger. Caught 9 released the smaller one's. The bigger one's were about 1 1/2lbs. fishing in 21 feet of water

by imafishn on Jan. 16, 2017

Ice Report: 18 in

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by Gerrybk on Jan. 13, 2017

I believe it. I saw one caught last year, weighted on a digital scale at 5.3 lbs.

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by David 1 on Jan. 6, 2017

I believe the size of fish was caught there

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by Dragless on Jan. 5, 2017

Yea I highly doubt that a 5lb was caught here either its a huge exaggeration or bull

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by Cujo3931 on Jan. 1, 2017

Or take a pic and let it go to swim another day that's the classy thing to do with a 5lb

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by David 1 on Jan. 1, 2017

When you caught a fish that size you have to prove it with a fish hanging from a scale or it's just another fish tale .

by Tyrell on Dec. 28, 2016

Caught 5lb
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by Rudolf on Dec. 28, 2016

Very Slow 18 inches ice

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by DAFISH on Dec. 27, 2016

15"+ of good solid ice, very little snow

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by obsessed on Dec. 20, 2016

mostly small ones with shrimp fished 6ft. to 24 ft. 17" ice

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by MCD on Dec. 1, 2016

Awesome and thanks. Should be some good ice after this week coming up

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by FISHMITS on Nov. 29, 2016

Little McLeod has pike and whitefish, great little lake with no fishing pressure,

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by MCD on Nov. 25, 2016

2.5" ice about 4-6ft out. What species are supposed to be in little McLeod

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by Rroul1 on Jul. 19, 2016

1 trout and 1 sucker after 2 days of fishing. The worst I have ever seen.

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by Rroul1 on Jul. 19, 2016

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by TBfish on Jun. 19, 2016

Awesome fishing. Decent size rainbows. We were boating, lots of shore fishing, don't know how they were doing. Great campground.

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by Fishergirls on Jun. 7, 2016

Did well trolling all over the lake. Most of the bigger fish (10 in. ) we pulled up were diseased, had large red raised lesions on their bodies.

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by Lilboo on Jun. 5, 2016

Fished 4 1/2 hours trolling and caught none! Anchored in 30' of water with 6' lead off weight and two of us limited out in an hour

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by David 1 on May. 24, 2016

Anyone have any reports on Carson lake for fishing ????

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by Barrybull on May. 21, 2016

WHITECOURT CARSON (McLEOD) LAKE RNTR MLML 3N 30,000 13.7 9-May-16

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by Newfiejay on May. 16, 2016

Never seen or caught any pike but I did catch a 4 pound sucker out of carson mecloed along with my limit of rainbows.

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by Dragless on May. 1, 2016

No way dude maybe your seing pics of little McLeod lake down the road there is jack in there

by Nc1991 on Apr. 30, 2016

Have pike been introduced here? I've seen people posting pics to Facebook holding pike at Carson.

by dooley on Apr. 24, 2016

Yes lake is wide open and you can launch they are biting good. All small ones though maybe 1lb ish

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by Titan3 on Apr. 24, 2016

Can you launch boat and fish yet?

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by fishin4beer on Apr. 20, 2016

Out last night. Ice is all gone. Lots biting

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by fishfanatic88 on Apr. 14, 2016

I was there last Saturday. It was soft around the edges and there were still people ice fishing

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by FISHMITS on Apr. 13, 2016

Anybody know if there is a bit of open water yet?

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by DC168 on Apr. 5, 2016

April 3 was still okay to walk on. Pretty slippery though. Got my limit. Around 12 inches.

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by fishfanatic88 on Apr. 3, 2016

Any chance the Ice will me melted for next weekend?

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by David 1 on Mar. 27, 2016

Ice has started to soften at Carson lake

by Kuda on Mar. 22, 2016

Any reports on this ice at all?

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by fishfanatic88 on Mar. 21, 2016

Anyone know how the ice is doing up there?

by Gbuss on Mar. 10, 2016

How is the ice on the lake looking to head up on Saturday

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by woo on Mar. 7, 2016

I get there a 6 30 and leave by 930 10

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by woo on Mar. 7, 2016

Was there on the 5 and 6 caught 12 on Saterday and 25 on Sunday in 4 feet of water one 3 lb all the keepers came from the shallow water most were 1.5 lb

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by Woolly7 on Mar. 5, 2016

Very slow day fishing. Tried east and west sides of the lake.

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by woo on Mar. 3, 2016

I was there on the weekend fishing was good 6 inches off bottom 8 feet of water also fished right on bottom in 4 feet caught over 15 in 3 hours_

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by Dragless on Mar. 3, 2016

Yea that lake is stratified right now the layer closest to the ice has the most dissolved oxygen there's no aerator here or springs to oxygenate the water so the fish are literally forced into the part of the lake with oxygen I think the larger the fish is the more they are affected

by WonderY on Mar. 3, 2016

They are closer up to top probably for air. Near end of season oxygen is getting low under the ice. Most smaller lakes get winter kill like that. Just my guess though 😆

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by Yakfisher on Mar. 2, 2016

draglass i just see now u said they 4 feet under ice to do you know why that is? few weeks ago i was hamering them on the botom and no luck yesterday so played around bringing the hook at diferent depths and they hit way up high

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by Yakfisher on Mar. 1, 2016

went out for two hrs today same spot as i have been going and got two small trout:( dont know whats going on today and i was at 15' and they were 4' under ice weird

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by Yakfisher on Feb. 29, 2016

do u think by the weekend after thurs fri 7 degress it will still be driveable?

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by robby on Feb. 27, 2016

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by Dragless on Feb. 27, 2016

Still lots of ice 18 " or so fit for driving no flood water bite was fast use shrimp 4 feet below the ice over deep water good luck

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by fishfanatic88 on Feb. 24, 2016

How is the Ice out there?

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by woo on Feb. 19, 2016

will be going back this wekend hopfully the fishing is as good but probably not.

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by woo on Feb. 19, 2016

went on the 13th got there at 630 am lost about 15 before it got light couldnt see the rods twitch till they fell over then it was to late by 930 i had caught about thirty was one right after the other couldnt get the lines back in fast enought WOW great fishing

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by Yakfisher on Feb. 18, 2016

i think it was the 12 friday we were out from 8:30-10:30 we both limited out then went to lake by swan hills. guys beside us werent getig anythin and saw we were packin up gave them some tips and showed what we were useing.

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by DAFISH on Feb. 15, 2016

Very slow day!

by DAFISH on Feb. 15, 2016

Ice Report: 2 ft

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by Travis Z on Feb. 12, 2016

2 feet of great ice! Was out there last Friday.

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by DAFISH on Feb. 12, 2016

How's the access to the lake? Ice thickness?

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by Yakfisher on Feb. 9, 2016

was out on the 7th again caght lots and happend to land a 2lb4oz 19" male they bite good from 8-10 then it slows down

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by newbie ice man on Feb. 7, 2016

we got 2 on the 6th. when was so windy. ice about 30 inches thick.

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by newbie ice man on Feb. 7, 2016

feb 6-16 very high winds on lake. up to 100 kph. lawn chairs.tents,pails, blown all over.

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by Yakfisher on Feb. 6, 2016

got limit in 2 hrs caught 10 kept 5. guy beside us got a 4lb it was massive never seen those come out of here. he was a happy man

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by kevinJ on Jan. 23, 2016

Fishing was fair today brought 2 to surface 12" lots of bites for the 3 hours we were there.

by Coronace12 on Jan. 15, 2016

Ice fishing productive five hrs 18 inch and four 14 inch rainbows few misses but great day
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by Pawel1982 on Jan. 11, 2016

Great Lake!!!

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by Unnamed on Jan. 3, 2016

15" of ice. Drove the truck on. Got there right around sunrise. Was there for 3 hours. No bites. Didn't look like anyone else was having much luck either unfortunately.

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by FishFinder69 on Jan. 2, 2016

Anyone catching whitefish at little McLeod lately? Haven't been there in years.

by Realtree75 on Dec. 30, 2015

Ice Report: 15 in
My bad. Actually 15 inches not 10. Trucks driving on the lake. Little McLeod

by Realtree75 on Dec. 30, 2015

Ice Report: 15 in
My bad. Actually 15 inches not 10. Trucks driving on the lake. Little McLeod

by Realtree75 on Dec. 30, 2015

Ice Report: 10 in
All clean ice. About 2 inches of snow.

by Peter Morzynski on Dec. 14, 2015

How is fishing out there lately any updates will be aprecciate.

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by TheRook on Dec. 14, 2015

Hit the ice about 6pm Saturday night. Nobody else out there. Pitch black. 9-10" of good ice. Got a few bites right when we setup. Then a few more a couple hours later. Pretty slow. Caught one to eat though.

by Whitemanoutdoors on Dec. 13, 2015

Ice Report: 6 in

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by Fishing1012 on Dec. 9, 2015

Hi, what seems to work best for bait lately , thanks

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by Dragless on Dec. 7, 2015

8inches good ice

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by Hunter Iam on Dec. 2, 2015

Any ice fishing happening yet.

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by Peter Morzynski on Nov. 22, 2015

Any ice thickness updates will be greatly appreciate.

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by DC168 on Oct. 30, 2015

Fished off the shore. Got a couple of pound and a half. Also some 12 ". Slow but steady.

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by Dickweed on Sep. 21, 2015

Had a great weekend fishing here, seemed to catch em all over the lake when trolling. First time there and will definetly be goin back... If u dont have a watercraft there is alot of good shore fishing aswell

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by flyguy294 on Aug. 3, 2015

Fished for a few hours today, was very windy and only got two Nibbles. will be back this weekend to try again.

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by iowa on Jul. 15, 2015

just came back from fishing on the 14th caught a lot of fish biggest was a 15 inches. it was mu first time fishing the lake and i was not disappoint, will be going back soon.

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by braebbackribs on Jul. 14, 2015

Definitely worth renting a boat for a few hours if you dont have one. Caught about 10 in 2 hours by trolling with worms and marshmallows most around 9" one 15"

by Nc1991 on Jun. 27, 2015

Caught a few around 12" trolling around.
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by fishfanatic88 on May. 24, 2015

Awesome fishing. Almost 3 pounder off the doc for the last fish of the trip at 10pm. Great stuff.

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by fishfanatic88 on May. 20, 2015

Going out tomorrow for the weekend. Should be good. I'll keep you guys posted. Should have some good ones. Las year 17" and up. Looking forward to leaving tomorrow

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by RobSyl on May. 12, 2015

Was out there last Sunday for the first time and really enjoyed it caught my limit . Nice size Rainbow .

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by Jimmy Jigger on May. 8, 2015

Great thanks for the heads up

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by Leinad on May. 1, 2015

As far as I know there is no boat size restriction only the speed limit. Just be respectful this lake gets very busy on weekends with all sorts of things on the water

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by Jimmy Jigger on Apr. 30, 2015

Hi everyone. I was wondering if there was any restrictions on boat size at Carson. I checked the provincial website and the only info I saw was the 12 km/h speed resriction and it mentions small boats. If anyone could share some info on this, it would be appreciated. Thanks!

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by Fishing1012 on Apr. 25, 2015

Lol . Nice. Does anyone know how much is the boat rental there

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by WJK on Apr. 25, 2015

Thanks for your help Leinad, will keep a look out for your sea wall monster :)

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by Leinad on Apr. 25, 2015

Very dangerous to take a boat on Carson....there's a Monster living in the sea wall....!!!!! Lol

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by WJK on Apr. 25, 2015

Sounds like an extremely quick melt, does anyone know if it would be safe to take a boat on the lake?

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by Fishing1012 on Apr. 24, 2015

Hi, was thinking of heading out . Going to drive few hours. How is fiahing so far . Thanks

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by Leinad on Apr. 24, 2015

Awesome!

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by Rainbow_Slayer on Apr. 23, 2015

All the ice is gone from the lake as of last night

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by Leinad on Apr. 23, 2015

Cool thanks it won't be long now!

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by FISHMITS on Apr. 22, 2015

I was there yesterday, there is about 100 feet by 50 feet of open water that starts 20 feet off shore at far end of pedway,

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by Leinad on Apr. 22, 2015

If on April 12 there was 4 to 6 feet open water how is it still frozen solid?? Anyone been out there recently?

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by FISHMITS on Apr. 22, 2015

Frozen solid still,small puddle of open water by sea wall,

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by fishfanatic88 on Apr. 16, 2015

How's the ice out there?

by Juanddar on Apr. 12, 2015

Ice Report: 8 in
4-6 feet open water on edge of lake. 8 inches of ice starting to rot but ice is still white and not blue

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by fishfanatic88 on Apr. 8, 2015

How is fishing out there this season? Planing a couple may trips.

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by quadrider1968 on Apr. 4, 2015

Does anyone know if there's good ice or open water by the boat launch?

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by WJK on Mar. 4, 2015

Anyone at Carson lately? How is the ice holding up, and how was the fishing? Thinking about travelling that way next weekend and any update would be appreciated.

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by fish_stix on Mar. 2, 2015

Rainbows were biting. Fished in 12 ft by dock.

by 67Stinger on Feb. 28, 2015

Two of us were out from 11-4 and caught 6 small and another 10 bites. Overall rather slow but should have gone earlier

by jiggerjoe on Feb. 28, 2015

Ice Report: 24 in
its about 14-16 inch of clear ice then snow ice on top

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by Swilk on Feb. 20, 2015

Great day on family day at Carson. Two of us caught 30 rainbows. Lots of small ones but we kept 4 each. Used raw shrimp on small grub hooks. Fished in 20 feet of water. Could see lots of fish near bottom when we were in our tent

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by RAK on Jan. 28, 2015

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by fwmmeister on Jan. 27, 2015

Almost filled my pants too, when I read WJK's report, have been on the lake all day on Saturday.... Pretty good biting from 8:30 to 9:30 then kinda slow all day. Dad limited out, kids had a blast and enough fish for the supper.... I find the fish is smaller than the last year.... Used plain hook with two maggots and a bobber.... Good luck and tight lines, we'll be back...

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by Freddy27 on Jan. 26, 2015

Has anyone been to the lake near Carson? If so how was the whitefish fishing?

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by WJK on Jan. 26, 2015

Freddy, I'm glad all worked out safe as well. Parking in front of the sea wall after that was a relief. I guess the rain and warmth has softened up areas where no one travels. Good to hear you got a couple fish (two more than I did) :)

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by Freddy27 on Jan. 25, 2015

WJK we were the guys in the Eskimo tent beside you in the afternoon. When my buddy told me your story I just about filled my pants. Glad you guys made it out of there safe

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by WJK on Jan. 25, 2015

Was there yesterday and vehicle fell through snow ice on far side and was sitting in 12" of water. Thankfully my vehicle was held up by about 8" of ice underneath. The Northern side is not safe for travel.

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by Freddy27 on Jan. 24, 2015

On the lake from 9 till 330 caught 2 small ones and saw about 40 on camera.

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by Freddy27 on Jan. 23, 2015

all I'm heading to Carson this weekend with a couple of young kids to try and help them catch there first fish. Has anyone been out this week? If so how was the ice?

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by Pounder on Jan. 22, 2015

EducatorDave: did you have any luck on the whitefish at the other lake?

by Pel on Jan. 18, 2015

Ice Report: 15 in
The ice is about 15 inches thick and solid! Lots of vehicles on the ice.

by Slw on Jan. 17, 2015

A HotSpot Marker was added for McLeod (Carson) Lake
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by EducatorDave on Jan. 17, 2015

Went out with two of my fishing buddies and fished from 8am to noon. We caught around 40 in total taking home our limit. Lots of vehicles on the ice and beautiful weather.

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by tawill69 on Jan. 14, 2015

Was out on the 11th had great time, drove out past all the local vehicles almost to the point was in about 15' to 18' water, caught 9 in total between two of us, largest was around the 15" mark rest were 12' to 13" lots of ice and not to much flood water after drilling holes.

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by Dragless on Jan. 13, 2015

I was there since 730 too caught 5 or so 4 were over 14" kept one used shrimp and five of die

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by bigbiffster on Jan. 13, 2015

Been at it since 7:30am, hit and miss lots of little guys 8". 12 to 13' water out from the steps, think a little deeper would be better

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by Yakfisher16 on Jan. 7, 2015

Are you aloud to drive on it? If so hows snow cover can i get car on there thiss weekend?

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by Reel Crazy on Jan. 4, 2015

We lost my buddies brand new Mr. Heater Little Buddy down the hole on Carson. If anyone sees it on a camera or snags it I'd love to get it back to him. We were fishing just before the point and the weeds in about 20 ft of water.

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by Caper-2 on Jan. 2, 2015

Fished Dec 31st, arrived at 10am fished till 4pm caught 6 kept 5 between two of us. Fish were really skittish! We used different colour power bait on small jig heads. Ice approx 10in thick.

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by Reel Crazy on Dec. 31, 2014

Were biting early but then the wind came up and it slowed. Made for a cold day on the ice and slow fishing. 3 of us landed 12.

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by iFish Guest on Dec. 29, 2014

What's going on at carson these days any info ?

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by chop on Dec. 28, 2014

how the fishin and ice

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by Seamax Ed on Dec. 17, 2014

Never had whites there in the park there are 2 lakes little is not the one with camping and 2 boat launches when you get into the park there are lots signs good luck tight lines

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by FlaminCanadian on Dec. 17, 2014

Does this lake have whitefish? Never fished it before. Is this the lake referred to in the regs as little Mcloed?

by IceHole on Dec. 15, 2014

Ice Report: 10 in
solid ice with no slush except for tire tracks. My group landed 13 fish from 9-16.5". Shrimp on wire worms were key but the bites were light. No hammers.

by Slw on Dec. 13, 2014

Ice Report: 10 in
Lots of ice. Some slush on top

by Realtree75 on Dec. 13, 2014

Ice Report: 10 in
2 inches of snow

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by IceHole on Dec. 11, 2014

Any ice reports? It's slushy most places

by CoconutKevy on Dec. 9, 2014

Parking/Day use
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by CoconutKevy on Dec. 9, 2014

NO MOTORS!
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by CoconutKevy on Dec. 9, 2014

Oilfield Site
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by Alberta fishing on Dec. 8, 2014

There are no ice reports yet, thinking of heading out there Saturday to go an check let you know then

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by Fishing1012 on Dec. 5, 2014

Check the ice report on the app. You should find some feed back there

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by Travis Z on Dec. 5, 2014

Anyone know how much good ice is on the lake and how 's the fishing so far?

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by Pikster on Aug. 9, 2014

To jeffjohnstone, I have posted similar comments in Pp2 zone ponds, in one incident an individual was busted with 90 small rainbows in his pail 3 days after fish were released into a local pond. Too many poachers who don't respect rules who are more selfish to fill their freezers. Carson is a gem in this province. I sure hope it doesn't fall victim like most other bodies of water.

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by pwned555 on Aug. 5, 2014

Great fishing, used a fly rod with sinking line and a black woolly bugger with a split shot. Landed 20 fish and must have had at least 40 other bites.

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by Elk slayer on Jul. 20, 2014

Great fishing the last 2 days. Sink line with a fly.

by vwrules57 on Jul. 13, 2014

Great sea wall fishing. Get here by 10am or it's pretty packed. Marshmallows and power bait on sinkers seem to work best. Easy to hit limit.
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by Tagis on Jul. 6, 2014

Big pike
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by TonyC on Jul. 6, 2014

The Alberta Government is stocking this lake with over 100,000 trouts on a regular basis since the "70's when they killed all the jackfish in favor of rainbow trouts to attract people to come and catch them. I don't mind them keeping small ones as long as they keep their limit.

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by fwmmeister on Jun. 30, 2014

That's a stocked lake, as long as they don't take the small ones.... And eat the catched of course - I don't mind... Just my opinion.... I don't take the limit usually, but if we're camping here I love to catch the supper....

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by Jeffjohnstone on Jun. 24, 2014

Makes me sad all these people Raving about catching their limit. One day when the lake is poor fishing for their grand kids or their kids. I suppose the people today won't care

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by Letsgocaching on Jun. 23, 2014

Was out yesterday fly fishing using black woolly bugger and did great. Caught lots and good size.

by iFish Guest on Jun. 17, 2014

Trolling files on Saturday was steady until downpour catch and release about 40 between two of us

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by fwmmeister on Jun. 17, 2014

Went out on Sunday with a rubber boat and a trolling motor, got five between two of us within an hour..... 13-14inch. Started pouring, had to leave......

by Sauger on Jun. 14, 2014

Went out with the wife fished from the wall. Used a pickerel rig tried worms,maggots ,meal worms even power bait. A few nibbles but no bites, the warden said it has been a little slow..

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by AlbertaCaster on Jun. 9, 2014

Fished the sea wall and trolled spinners Sunday. Bite was slow for me and slow compared to previous years. Chartreuse power bait, small black spinners with brass or silver blades worked well. Also had a guy tell me green flies worked for him.

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by JPBRETON on Jun. 4, 2014

Fishing is great today. Was using pickerel rig and slowly pulling it in. Using powerbait. Catch and release Got limit plus.

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by Tonyhartt on May. 26, 2014

Was out on the weekend fishing was very slow

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by M.Jr on Mar. 23, 2014

Whats about the biggest trout from this lake and the average? Thanks

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by Duriebd on Mar. 23, 2014

Today was slow compared to a month ago. As for bait, just about any thing. Powerbait eggs, marshmallow, shrimp, perch jigs

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by fishingalberta5678 on Mar. 18, 2014

what type of bait did you use

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by Canadianduck1 on Mar. 13, 2014

Fished today and most of the snow is gone and is very slippery. Bring ice cleets if you have them, very slippery. Caught our limit in a couple of hours. Very windy today. Ice is still plenty thick.

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by Hunter Iam on Mar. 2, 2014

Thanks Canadian duck1 I appreciate that.

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by Canadianduck1 on Mar. 2, 2014

To hunter iam you can drive your truck or quads on the ice Fishing is pretty good

by LoneFisher on Mar. 2, 2014

Ice Report: 24 in

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by Hunter Iam on Feb. 28, 2014

Planning to fish on mar 8th and 9th with my family first time at this lake could use some advice can I get out there with quads.

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by Trout catcher on Feb. 15, 2014

I had very good luck yesterday between 1pm and 4pm I caught over 20 trout. Kept 4 good sized trout. Lots of fun.

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by Trout catcher on Feb. 12, 2014

Ice is two feet not having any luck today yesterday I caught my limit of 5 at miller lake in a few hours.

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by iFish Guest on Feb. 7, 2014

Slow day today. Few bites. Good ice thickness.

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by Alberta fishing on Jan. 26, 2014

Fished there today! 25 feet 5 in about 4 hours, foot and a half of ice, pink power bait and shrimp. Hopefully tomorrow will be better

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by iFish Guest on Jan. 26, 2014

Fished it today! Caught 5 in 25 feet of water using pink power bait and shrimp.. Fished from 11:30am-4pm pretty slow fishing but a fun time! Only lost 3 nice sized fish to. I've is a foot and a half about

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by Alvie72 on Jan. 26, 2014

How deep are you guys fishing at? Thanks

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by iFish Guest on Jan. 25, 2014

How are the ice conditions currently? Hopefully with this cold snap coming in for the week it should improve. Never fished for trout before so do you have any recommendations on bait, color, or hooks? Curious what depth they're at? Gonna make it ou over the weekend and would love to catch something good. I'm used to fishing for perch and the whites. Thanks in advance. Tight lines! Cheers

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by EducatorDave on Jan. 25, 2014

Another great day on the lake. Group of five of us and caught 23 in all.

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by EducatorDave on Jan. 18, 2014

Myself and my two buddies hit Carson this morning. We were on the lake around 7:30 am and we all had our limit by 10:30. There was another group of 3 about 300 ft. away who also got on the lake around the same time and caught their limit. Another pair also caught theirs as well. It was a great day on the lake! Fishing small jigs with minnow tails and a couple red maggots.

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by fwmmeister on Jan. 17, 2014

Anyone been out on the ice today? How is the ice? Is it worth to go out tomorrow?

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by iFish Guest on Jan. 17, 2014

Anyone of you fishermen been on the ice today? How is the ice? Is it worth to go out tomorrow? Thanks

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by Hunterontracks on Jan. 11, 2014

Ice conditions have improved, no standing water, previous water have frozen. White ice still exist, as snow is insulating! I would not advise trucks to drive on tho! We did not too bad for the catch! Was an all around awesome day!

by AlbertaKT on Dec. 31, 2013

Ice Report: 8 in
7inches of snow on top of of 6/7 inches of flood water. Don't attempt to drone on

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by Pikster on Dec. 30, 2013

I saw their tire tracks. Good ice really is not thick enough yet for vehicles. No point taking chances. I'm seeing similar slushy ice conditions at other lakes. Safety first everyone! Roadway leading into park was tretcherous. Heavy snowfall took it's toll.

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by iFish Guest on Dec. 27, 2013

Very slushy. Some hapless Dodge Journey with all-seasons got stuck, as well as an ATV. Caught 3 decent sized Rainbows.

by Kargor on Dec. 20, 2013

Ice Report: 7 in
There is also 3 inches of flood water, under a couple of inches of snow do not attempt to drive down to the boat launch

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by iFish Guest on Dec. 18, 2013

Good morning off and on.. Two 16" keepers!! 9-10" Ice 2" Flood Water and about 2 feet of snow on lake.

by iFish Guest on Dec. 18, 2013

Ice Report: 9 in

by iFish Guest on Dec. 15, 2013

Ice Report: 6 in
Good morning bite on wire worms and shrimp.

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by iFish Guest on Nov. 26, 2013

How's the ice now??

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by iFish Guest on Sep. 18, 2013

Very nicely developed edge along lake. I wish more lakes were like it. Does anyone catch large ones from shoreline or do you typically need a boat and fish in deeper waters?

by Bullbarley on Aug. 28, 2013

by Bullbarley on Aug. 28, 2013

Great for relaxing and socializing!
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by Bullbarley on Aug. 28, 2013

Traffic cop required. While this is one sweet spot, many troll through here and it gets a little congested on weekends. Min speed please!
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by PlatinumBarMan on Aug. 21, 2013

New dock at the East boat launch is very nice. We mostly just lounged on the boat but fished a bit, didn't bring any bait so only caught 1 rainbow on a tiny 5 of diamonds. Small boats fishing with bait just off the North shore (just East of the narrows) did great, most all caught their limit in an hour or two.

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by RobSyl on Aug. 19, 2013

Are the fish good eating in this lake

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by Letsgocaching on Aug. 18, 2013

Fishing is great right now especially for fly fishing just north of the boat ramp

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by iFish Guest on Aug. 6, 2013

went fishing on thursday, August 1. It was fun, my son caught 6 and I get a lot of nibbles.

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by Joball on Jul. 7, 2013

How's the fishing been this summer. What r the water levels like.

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by iFish Guest on May. 29, 2013

fished 2 days only put 4 in the boat, very slow, restocked so should improve

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by iFish Guest on May. 17, 2013

does anyone know if all the snow is melted yet??

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by iFish Guest on May. 15, 2013

No I troll with electric engine on a canoe

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by Kieran on May. 14, 2013

Were you fishing from shore??

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by iFish Guest on May. 13, 2013

*may Not march. Rapala ul minnow shallow diver 04 worked best. Blue back white belly

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by iFish Guest on May. 12, 2013

March 11 + 12 Great fishing before wind came up on Sunday. Didn't try bait fishing plugs and spoons way to go. Slows down between 12 noon and 3 pm. Average sizes of 14 to 16 inch so far.

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by iFish Guest on May. 12, 2013

I stopped by Carson may,8 on my way to BC. Lake still complety covered with ice although it is melting fast. Hopefully good for may long weekend.

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by Kieran on May. 8, 2013

Does anyone know if the lake is still frozen??

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by iFish Guest on May. 5, 2013

Lake was still slushy no ice/regular fishing, probably needs another week or two to melt down completely

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by iFish Guest on Mar. 24, 2013

lots of snow only 4x4s and they are chewing along sumtimes having to stop and backup and go agan getting a little touug at ramp fishing was slow yesterday

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by sushi_man on Mar. 22, 2013

Hows the ice at carson, ok to drive on?

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by iFish Guest on Feb. 16, 2013

cooked shrimp on Ditzy mitzy hook

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by iFish Guest on Jan. 29, 2013

What do you recommend for bait?

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by Uncle Walter on Jan. 20, 2013

Was out Jan 19/13 fishing was slow. Went back out Jan20 10:30am caught 7 Rainbows in 2 hours.

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by Canadianduck on Jan. 2, 2013

Was out yesterday Jan 1st ice was 12 to 14 inches fishing was good in morning slowed down in afternoon.

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by Churzy on Dec. 8, 2012

On Dec 8, 2012 caught 8 rainbow trout in 4 hours. Ice was about 7-8 in thick

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by Nemo on Dec. 4, 2012

Was out on Sunday, 5-6" of ice, and only 3 fish in 3 hours.

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by nino carlo on Dec. 4, 2012

Any recent ice reports

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by Matt on Nov. 25, 2012

6 inches of ice your good to go

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by Wes on Sep. 18, 2012

Any recent reports thinking of heading up for a few days, fishings been slow around here and was wondering if it's the same there as well

by Cisc0 on Aug. 4, 2012

A HotSpot Marker was added for McLeod (Carson) Lake
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by Cisc0 on Aug. 4, 2012

A HotSpot Marker was added for McLeod (Carson) Lake
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by Cisc0 on Aug. 4, 2012

A HotSpot Marker was added for McLeod (Carson) Lake
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by Cisc0 on Aug. 4, 2012

A HotSpot Marker was added for McLeod (Carson) Lake
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by Cisc0 on Aug. 4, 2012

A HotSpot Marker was added for McLeod (Carson) Lake
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by Cisc0 on Aug. 4, 2012

Very slow this summer compared to previous years. Ratio of hits this year vs. last year for example is maybe 1:7 using similar patterns and techniques. Couldn't keep them off the hook last year, kids loved it. Others I've spoken too concur with our results.

by McDs on Jul. 5, 2012

My best trolling area!
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by Fish4life on Jun. 4, 2012

Love the lake but the last couple years it's gotten really busy there but I still find myself making my way back there love the rainbows about 3 years ago caught a 26 inch rainbow using orange floating power bait I caught it right beside the boat rental shack I was in aw and so was the staff at the rental shack ha ha also caught a 10lb burbot out of there

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by Fishing King2012 on Jun. 3, 2012

How big is that nice one you catch there?

by Scubasavage on May. 9, 2012

Oilfield site
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by Scubasavage on May. 9, 2012

Campground launch
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by Scubasavage on May. 9, 2012

Main launch
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by Fish Mongrel on May. 9, 2012

Ice off boys, came off May 8th. I was out, first boat of the year, caught one real nice one on a fly!

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by Devo on May. 2, 2012

Ice very much on as of April 20th. Water isn't even open past the dock at the boat launch.

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by Ihateice on May. 2, 2012

Troutguy said ice still on there mid april I think. Any updates on the ice? Hopefully the only ice out there is for your iced tea :)

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by Troutguy on Apr. 23, 2012

I was ice fishing there a week ago... Still over 3 feet thick... Lots of bigger fish around 14"... Biggest was 16"

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by Daveb on Apr. 22, 2012

Ice off yet??!??!?? Anyone know?

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by Troutguy on Mar. 28, 2012

Heading out on Friday the 30th... Ice still safe?

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by Chef tko on Mar. 25, 2012

Thanks Joe. Warm weather is on the way, and a good rain should drop it fast. Good luck to you!

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by Real Canadian Joe! on Mar. 23, 2012

Usually in April, I too have been wondering if the ice is off yet but a friend told me there is still 25-30 inches of ice yet... #$&@*#&# Ice!!!!

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by Chef to on Mar. 12, 2012

Anyone know when the ice typically drops here. I have an itch to fly cast.

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by Yeehaw on Feb. 26, 2012

Been having better luck with red power bait, than shrimp lately

by YeeHaw on Feb. 25, 2012

Good fishing on edge of reed bed
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by Yeehaw on Feb. 25, 2012

Was out and fishing out from the seawall was very slow, went to the narrows and nailed them.

by Chrismac on Feb. 6, 2012

Just outside of bouyes, use backswimmers
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by Bryan guy on Feb. 5, 2012

Nice lake when you go make Shure you bring shrimp for bait works good lots of people

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by Matt on Feb. 3, 2012

Haven't been out this year but everyones fishing on the wrong side of the lake u need to fish 100 yards out from the beach and ull hammer them out all day caught hundreds last winter in a day

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by McCormick on Feb. 2, 2012

Spent the day fishing 10am to 5pm 4 guys fishing kinda slow for Carson caught 6 keepers total easy to drive onto lake

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by Ilike2fish on Jan. 31, 2012

Went out yesterday for the afternoon, caught 2 one was a pound the other a bit smaller. Fished straight out from the seawall. Was using large orange and pink powerbait on a Mepps spinner. Talked to a local when packing up apparently the morning bite is best.

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by Fishing King2012 on Jan. 14, 2012

Gill mmmmmmmm i have only fished in the summer there and i use power bait and power eggs about 50 yards off the seawall at carson paguses camp ground. hope this helps Living the dream.Fish on.

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by Fishing King2012 on Jan. 11, 2012

Want to know ice update and what baits are hot right now.

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by Fishing King2012 on Jan. 9, 2012

what to know ice update

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by Gill on Jan. 7, 2012

Hey guys, new to AB anyone tell me what to use as bait here?

by Woolly7 on Jan. 1, 2012

Good fishing in 19' of water.
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by Woolly7 on Jan. 1, 2012

Caught 7 in 3 hours, 5 keepers in 19 feet of water, east side of lake. Very windy conditions.

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by Doc on Dec. 31, 2011

Fisher lady. SORRY

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by Doc on Dec. 31, 2011

To the fisherman. Watch the weather. If it's clear hit the shallows. Snowy,blowy, cloudy type of stuff, go deep

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by Fisher lady on Dec. 30, 2011

Hammered them? I wish! We had a bunch of action before 1pm but then nothing all afternoon. Came home with 1! :(

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by Doc on Dec. 29, 2011

Hammered em. Early to late afternoon

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by Todd on Dec. 29, 2011

Good eighteen inches of ice. Fishing was slow. Best time was early afternoon.

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by DAFISH on Dec. 19, 2011

Any Ice thickness updates??

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by Wyady on Dec. 13, 2011

Great fishing. Caught a Dozen and lost as many. Biggest was a pound easy. Kids had a blast.

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by DHS on Dec. 12, 2011

Lake had 10 inches of Ice. Vehicles driving on lake. Fishing was excellent. Lots of average trout but some larger ones. Limited out :)

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by Fishermanmark18 on Jun. 21, 2011

Caught 33 trout in one day between two guys, good steady action throughout the morning and afternoon.

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by Josh on Jun. 18, 2011

Anyone know what colors r hot so far on Carson? Is it black and green again or is the yellow red working? Referring to flies.

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by Chris on May. 14, 2011

Strong winds have pushed the ice off the water. Lake is now 90% open water. Water level is high and the seawall fishing area is flooded.

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by Chris on May. 13, 2011

Lake is still covered with ice but fishing is good on the back water area where there is some open water near the shore

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by DAFISH on Feb. 22, 2011

Speratic, but great fishing! When they hit you will have two lines hooked at the same time! Caught 15+ fish in 4 hours! Trout not as large as usual though. Access to and on lake is very rough, must need 4x4 pickup!

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by Bolete on Dec. 10, 2010

Consistent lake. Fish quality good, but not as large as some.

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