Ghost Reservoir (Lake) Fishing Reports & Feedback

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by 27Rasberi on Nov. 19, 2017

Has anyone been out to Ghost this week? Looking for how the ice is. Tnx

by Bigheaddoug on Aug. 26, 2017

20" laker, my very first!
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by Bigheaddoug on Aug. 26, 2017

Past two weekends have been awesome! Rainbows, cutties, and today my first laker outta the kayak!

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by ideer on Jul. 3, 2017

Is the water level up to get a boat launched?

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by Cph on Jun. 10, 2017

Went out there today. The lake is near empty. Boat launches are not usable unless you have canoe or something without a trailer. Wish someone had posted this message earlier for me but atleast now you all know.

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by Bricker on Mar. 18, 2017

How is the ice right now at the ghost any fish biting?

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by Chimbamex on Mar. 12, 2017

Started 1pm, safe to drive on. Ice more than1m thick, sunny but windy -20℃, 1km west from the boat lounge 2 of us, tried shad, black waxies, chartreuse maggots, corn, cheese; only a hit on a buzz bomb.

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by Chimbamex on Mar. 12, 2017

Startef at 1 pm

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by CFY on Mar. 8, 2017

Anyone have any rough idea when the white suckers will come into Ghost Lake?

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by CFY on Mar. 2, 2017

Will it be safe to drive a sedan on the lake this Sunday? (March 5

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by Bricker on Feb. 23, 2017

Thanks I would like to do one more day ice fishing.

by Ringerdad on Feb. 22, 2017

On Monday morning Feb 20 there was 19"

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by Bricker on Feb. 21, 2017

Would someone tell me how the ice?

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by Bricker on Feb. 10, 2017

How's the ice on the lake and has snow blown off the ice? The lake is beautiful.

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by WWWilverine on Feb. 2, 2017

I don't know if you can at the village without being a resident there, I've only ever got on near the dam and drove over across the ice to the west end, unfortunately that's the only public access on the lake

by EthanAW on Feb. 1, 2017

How do you access the west side by the village?

by Bricker on Jan. 31, 2017

Ice Report: 12 in
Ghost lake reservoir good ice but lots of cracking.

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by WWWilverine on Jan. 31, 2017

Ice is good! Snow cover melted off, thickness around 16"

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by Bricker on Jan. 30, 2017

How's the ice at ghost?

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by WWWilverine on Jan. 25, 2017

It is a tough lake to fish! If you head west past ghost village and look for inlets on the sides of the lake and go in there where the water usually ranges from 3 to 15 feet you will have better luck! For whites I use a bead head fly with a maggot on it, also good for trout and if your really adventurous stay after dark and throw a minnow on a glow in the dark jig, let it sit a foot below bottom to hit up some burbot! Hope this helps

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by t90 on Jan. 21, 2017

it was my first time ever at this lake. Access south of bow valley trail by the ghost river bridge was tough unless you had a truck to plow through slushy ice and like was on the north side but there was solid ice to drive on along the dock blocks. Ice was minimum 12 inches once on the lake. I was on the ghost river, in roughly 30-50 of water. There were other people fishing and riding motorcycles and side-by-sides. Used powerbait, minnows, shrimp and plastics but no luck. Was there for over 3 hours. Not sure what's a good area here to fish.

by CaptSumTingWong on Jan. 7, 2017

Were there a lot of vehicles on the ice?

by Cph on Jan. 7, 2017

I've never caught a fish in this lake and today was no different.

by Cph on Jan. 7, 2017

Ice Report: 18 in
Lots of hard clear ice

by Ringerdad on Dec. 30, 2016

Ice Report: 14 in

by Splater on Dec. 28, 2016

Ice Report: 11 in

by Josiak on Dec. 11, 2016

Ice Report: 5 in
Measured in 6 holes up to 100m offshore. About 5cm snow cover.

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by Swifty89 on Sep. 19, 2016

Went out two weeks ago, landed a small rainbow then an hour later hooked onto a decent laker. 32" 12lbs, would put up a picture if I could. I live close to ghost lake and have put in a lot of time fishing the lake without much success.

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by curt26 on Aug. 21, 2016

No, We trolled the whole west side. 2 rainbows, and 1 brown.

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by Self jigger on Aug. 21, 2016

Curt was that shore fishing? What were you catching?

by curt26 on Aug. 21, 2016

A HotSpot Marker was added for Ghost Reservoir (Lake)
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by curt26 on Aug. 21, 2016

A HotSpot Marker was added for Ghost Reservoir (Lake)
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by curt26 on Aug. 21, 2016

A HotSpot Marker was added for Ghost Reservoir (Lake)
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by curt26 on Aug. 14, 2016

Has anyone caught a decent sized Laker here in recent years?

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by CrossTmay on Jun. 29, 2016

Would this be a good place for a single seater pontoon for fishing ? Never really seen the lake before. Thanks.

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by DRcanten on Jun. 25, 2016

Was there for 3 hours shore fishing and not even a bit. Fish and wild life came by to check licences. Water levels are up.

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by curt26 on May. 30, 2016

Has the water level come up yet to launch a boat?

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by amandsingh14@gmail.com on May. 18, 2016

Water level too low could not launch a 17.5 feet boat :(

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by Blinejames on Apr. 25, 2016

Mitchyd what were you using for browns

by mitchyd on Apr. 23, 2016

Water got lowered quite a bit since the weekend but still not problem getting a boat in

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by Blinejames on Apr. 23, 2016

Can you get boats on and off safely? How's the water level. Thansk

by mitchyd on Apr. 19, 2016

Brought my boat here twice last weekend and got about 30 browns in those two days between 3 of us. None of them were all that big tho lol ... Pretty awesome weather!

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by Biggyj on Apr. 14, 2016

I was there on Sunday. Ice was way past ghost village. Ice was still covering private marina launch. Should be gone by now. PP launch was easy to launch at. Not sure why last post said it was hard to launch? Water was well above concrete.

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by kracker on Apr. 14, 2016

Yes, and the boat docks are up, however the water is low, hard to launch a medium to large boat

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by airace on Apr. 14, 2016

Is the ice off the reservior yet

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by jason bugye on Feb. 26, 2016

Guys don't turn right off the ramp go out 100 meters. A guy just needed to have a tow truck pull him out of the ice right to the right of the ramp. There's still 16 inchs of ice but at the heave there it's super thin.

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by Toddboyd on Feb. 22, 2016

Still driving on there?

by Adam Pittman on Feb. 21, 2016

Ice Report: 18 in
South side near the dam.

by jiggerjoe on Feb. 17, 2016

Ice Report: 24 in

by FishTurtle on Jan. 29, 2016

Ice Report: 16 in
North side of highway just North of the boat launch. Not very good for fishing, too bikes, quads, jeeps and small SUV's racing around. Fun to watch though!

by White wolverine on Jan. 25, 2016

Ice Report: 19 in

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by sask_quatch on Jan. 24, 2016

Two of us went out today. There were a few cars ice racing a track by the boat launch. We steered clear of them and walked a ways away. Next thing you know, about 2 dozen vehicles are racing on two tracks with the second track being newly made right by the ice fishers. No one got a nibble.

by Jayjayjay on Jan. 22, 2016

Thanks a lot Brian!!

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by Jayjayjay on Jan. 22, 2016

Is it to your right when your facing the water or when your facing the parking lot?

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by ryland14 on Jan. 19, 2016

anyone catching anything?

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by brian_levesque on Jan. 17, 2016

The big sand bank is to the right from the boat launch

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by Jayjayjay on Jan. 12, 2016

Wow thanks a lot for the feed back. I appreciate it. Where is the sand bank in that bay tho? I don't know where it is lol.

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by Femmefisher on Jan. 11, 2016

Jiggerjoe, where you straight out from the boat launch? How deep?

by jiggerjoe on Jan. 11, 2016

A HotSpot Marker was added for Ghost Reservoir (Lake)
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by jiggerjoe on Jan. 11, 2016

Went fishing for a few hrs tonight caught one lingcod,16", was fishing in 20-25 ft, dont know this lake well but ill try again soon in deeper water, 2 ft of ice, was hard and clear.

by craigwad on Jan. 9, 2016

I'm far from being an expert but ur in the right depth range and thats the same setup as mine. I find if u pound it jog on the bottom a few times then let it sit there for a few seconds, quite often if there's one around he sucks it in right off the bottom. In my experience u have to stay VERY close to bottom.

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by jbrow397 on Jan. 9, 2016

Need some help. Went for Burbot 2 nights now. The little bay to the left of the ramp. Deep bay to your right as your head under the bridge, across from the boat yard. North side of the little island on the south side of the lake. 10 to 20 feet, glow jigs with smelt. No luck whatsoever. Wrong spots? Depth? Jigging technique? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

by brian_levesque on Jan. 3, 2016

For burbot go past the big sand bank in that bay. Some call it burbot bay. Glow in the dark works well with chunk of smelt.

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by Advenger on Jan. 2, 2016

Terrible fishing Not a single bit. Spent most of one day and over night.

by Jayjayjay on Jan. 2, 2016

Someone told me, the best time for burbot fishing is in late Jan-Feb. You think so as well or no?

by Jayjayjay on Jan. 2, 2016

Where you speak of, in that shallow bay by the boat launch?

by Jayjayjay on Jan. 2, 2016

Thanks mountain man. Have you caught them, where you speak?

by Splater on Dec. 28, 2015

Ice Report: 12 in
12 - 13 inches. Plenty of vehicles on the ice today.

by mountainman11 on Dec. 28, 2015

Hey Jayjay if you fish just off the shore in the dark shallow is you're best chance for burbot. This lake drops fast. But left of the boat launch is a shallow bay too. My best burbot action is from 11 pm to about 3 am. Good luck.

by Jayjayjay on Dec. 27, 2015

And anybody know where to get burbot on this lake. I was out today and got nothing.

by DADEJ on Dec. 27, 2015

Ice Report: 11 in

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by Jayjayjay on Dec. 26, 2015

Hey how is everybody. Sounds pretty good for fishing in here. Anybody know what you can you to catch Lakers and Browns? Worms any good?

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by mountainman11 on Dec. 23, 2015

No luck but I'm just learning how to fish in this lake. Beautiful day. 11 inches of good hard clear loud cracking ice. Drove my truck on. Went west down the lake

by mountainman11 on Dec. 23, 2015

Ice Report: 11 in
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by mountainman11 on Dec. 22, 2015

Going out with my daughter and uncle tomorrow. I will update ice thickness and skunked or not.

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by mike347 on Dec. 14, 2015

There is between 8 and 8.5 inches everywhere you go. By the heave across the lake there is about 12-13 inches.

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by mike347 on Dec. 14, 2015

I live in the Cottage Club, I'll drill some holes today and post the depths later tonight.

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by victor2009 on Dec. 13, 2015

Anyone has ice report?

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by ab trouter on Dec. 5, 2015

Hey guys! Just wondering what type of fish are in this lake. I have ice fished mainly spray lakes for a few years but I would like o try something different. thanks!

by Splater on Dec. 5, 2015

Ice Report: 7 in

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by victor2009 on Nov. 26, 2015

Ice 3--4", good for walking.

by Big bass 34 on Sep. 4, 2015

Nice trout using bread
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by curt26 on Jul. 4, 2015

A HotSpot Marker was added for Ghost Reservoir (Lake)
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by curt26 on Jul. 4, 2015

Caught 2 small lakers closer to the west side, on a silver buzz bomb. Fished for 4 hours

by curt26 on Jul. 2, 2015

Water level is back up, able to launch your boat. Thinking about heading out Saturday, an ideas where we can land some lakers.

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by Peter Ron on May. 30, 2015

May 30th water is very low the ramp is out of the water. Just woundering if anyone knows when there going to raise the water?

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by Nubie on May. 18, 2015

The water level on the lake is low again. I just learned that there is an information session put on by Alberta government on Saturday

by plumberbrad on May. 18, 2015

Got a little brown over here
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by SpinKing on Apr. 29, 2015

I was with my buddy on saturday 25th. I didn't see any ice on the lake. Water level is low though. It was windy and chilly. We spent almost an hour without any success.

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by Fisherwrangler on Apr. 29, 2015

Is the ice off the lake yet .

by mitchyd on Apr. 29, 2015

You won't find any hot spots here. It's called Ghost Lake for a reason lol. I actually have caught some fish here. Mostly lakers but nothing big. I have done well for ling in the winter. I got one 5lb brown trout last year and the year before I got a 4lb white fish up top by Morley during the summer in my boat!

by Ladyfisher on Apr. 17, 2015

Has anyone been there recently? New to fishing in Alberta, usually fish Bass in NS. Any hints or hotspots around here?

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by Alex_2013 on Apr. 6, 2015

Hey Whitefish. My friend and I were on Bow close to the Ghost dam. Ghost still covered with ice, no way for a boat.

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by Whitefish king on Apr. 1, 2015

Would like to take the boat out this weekend. Does anyone know if Ghost still has ice?

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by Josiak on Mar. 2, 2015

Ghost Lake has about 20% bare ice showing, and the rest with up to 5cm hard packed and wind blown snow. Ice thickness unknown.

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by Wildwestwilverine on Mar. 2, 2015

Good to hear! Burbots bite dusk to late evening. Get some glow in the dark jigs and put a minnow on the hook and let it sit down a foot from the bottom. Recharge your hooks under a latren or your headlights. And when they start to bite give it a few moments to set the hook cause it takes them a bit to get the minnow in they're mouth!

by Biggyj on Feb. 28, 2015

Was across from ghost village today. 20" in every hole. Good ice. No bites. First time trying for burbot. Anyone have tips?

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by Wildwestwilverine on Feb. 26, 2015

Really? That sucks, I still have my shack out there and it's a ways west, don't know if I'll be driving it off after hearing that! If anyone can confirm let me know

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by Biggyj on Feb. 24, 2015

How is the ice by ghost village? Heard a truck went through on the west end, but hoping it is much further west than that.

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by FisherFred on Feb. 24, 2015

Fished by the boat launch yesterday for about 4 hours. Caught 1 little white fish on a small evil weevil. The ice was about 18-20 inches thick by the launch.

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by Wildwestwilverine on Feb. 20, 2015

Was there on Saturday, ice had some pockets of water on top, where I drilled at the farther west of the lake was 16 inches, seems to be holding out for now but I think it's a pull your shack off a little early season this year

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by Kingfisher01 on Feb. 18, 2015

How's the ice? Still good to drive on? Any trout being caught? Heading out on Saturday and feedback is appreciated.

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by Wildwestwilverine on Feb. 13, 2015

How's the ice!

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by Self jigger on Jan. 23, 2015

Was out yesterday measured 21 inches North of boat dock by the campground lots of cars rally racing heard some wicked cracks buddy pulled in a six pound burbot

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by Wildwestwilverine on Jan. 23, 2015

How's the ice with all this warm weather?

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by Wildwestwilverine on Jan. 12, 2015

Try a bead head fly and maggots the whites seem to like those

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by chuck 28 on Jan. 10, 2015

Was out on ghost lake today not a bite 23" north side of dock ice is good . Was using corn and Berkley maggots and nothing .

by iFish Guest on Jan. 10, 2015

Good luck.

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by Troutshow on Jan. 10, 2015

Going out today hopefully we will catch something will report back later

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by chuck 28 on Jan. 8, 2015

Anybody catching anything latley from ghost lake

by Amelliooo on Jan. 7, 2015

Ice Report: 19 in
South East of boat ramp

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by Wildwestwilverine on Jan. 7, 2015

Drove my jeep and trailer with 2000lb ice shack over to the west end of the lake on Saturday, ice looks and seems very solid

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by kmak on Jan. 3, 2015

Havnt been out in awhile... all safe to drive out on to?

by Juve_12 on Jan. 1, 2015

Ice Report: 18 in
North of boat ramp

by Icefisher11 on Dec. 21, 2014

Ice Report: 13 in
13-14" in 3 holes. Straight out from boat launch.

by iFish Guest on Dec. 20, 2014

Ice Report: 13 in
out from boat launch.. 13-14" on 3 holes

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by Frankfishes on Dec. 19, 2014

Forgot to update ice thickness. On December 17th was 10 inches at 80 foot depth. Ice is very noisy all day. Lots of fish showing on the finder but not a single bite. Another pal was out too and also had 0 luck. Trying maggots worms jigs smelts

by Frankfishes on Dec. 17, 2014

Headed to ghost now, will post updates on thickness later

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by Wildwestwilverine on Dec. 8, 2014

This warm weather is not promising for the ice! Anyone drilled any holes and checked ice composition?

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by Wildwestwilverine on Nov. 30, 2014

11cm or inches?

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by iFish Guest on Nov. 29, 2014

11cm or inches?

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by rj_fisher66 on Nov. 29, 2014

Checked the ice today at the boat launch was 11cm.

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by Wildwestwilverine on Nov. 13, 2014

Just waiting for the ice to hit 12 to 14 inches to bring the shack out! Anyone been out yet and know how thick the ice is now? I'm guessing with this cold snap it's probably pressing 10" or so

by Stallion1788 on Sep. 24, 2014

Fished for 3 hrs and not a single bit
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by bruno27 on Sep. 13, 2014

going to ghost monday hoefully to catch a laker or brown

by Jellybean on Sep. 8, 2014

A HotSpot Marker was added for Ghost Reservoir (Lake)
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by mwarwa on Aug. 7, 2014

Any info on latest fishing?

by bruno27 on Jun. 23, 2014

yes there is a camp ground right across the reservoir not too private but okay could be really busy at time good luck

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by grand paw on Jun. 23, 2014

Any place for RV camping around ghost resv. lake? Hopes set on fishing there 3 rd. and. 4 th of July.

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by fisherman.rarog on Jun. 10, 2014

Heading out today. Any luck for anyone here this year

by bruno27 on Jun. 6, 2014

tried for 8 hours today trolling jig etc not one bite water really murky and temperature 53 f might be better in july

by bruno27 on May. 17, 2014

just wondering if someone had any luck this year planning on going there for the first time next weekend

by Maki403 on May. 5, 2014

Yup still ice on it and pretty low. A little open water by the dam

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by Darin85 on Apr. 27, 2014

Anyone know if there is ice still on the lake

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by GS1 on Mar. 28, 2014

@thatguy585, how deep do you fish for whites? mountain or lake whites?

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by Thatguy585 on Mar. 17, 2014

Sweet! Thx for the update. Maybe 1 more time out yet :-). I usually do really well on whites near ice out.

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by Wildwestwilverine on Mar. 17, 2014

Was out on Saturday don't know how it is near the boat launch but out by the church was still pretty solid! 20" plus but starting to get a little punky! Quads probably safest bet, pulled a 35" burbot out by the church and another guy was pulling a hand full of 18" plus white fish out

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by Thatguy585 on Mar. 17, 2014

Any open water near shore? Was out at Travers on Sat, & lots of open water. Really don't want to go for a swim. Was going to bring the quad out next weekend, but want to check with you guys to see how the ice is.

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by Wildwestwilverine on Mar. 15, 2014

Are people driving on still? I wanna head down to the mcdougal church I know that's where the ice lets up first so I wanna be safe! Gonna have the furry kids with me lol

by Alex76SMITH on Mar. 14, 2014

Ice Report: 24 in

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by Wildwestwilverine on Mar. 13, 2014

That's a sick laker!! How is the ice with all of this warm weather!? Wanna go out this Saturday

by Schmig on Mar. 10, 2014

Large Lake Trout +25lbs
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by Schmig on Mar. 10, 2014

+25 lb Lake Trout
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by Tomilsaurs rex on Mar. 6, 2014

I've fished ghost dam a few times and don't really know what work or depth or even any good spots I have not caught any fish from there but I catch fish everywhere else I fish and I want to concur this lake anyone have any tips or can show me where to go I'll be going out tomorrow for the whole day

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by fishgeek on Feb. 24, 2014

been fishing ghost regularly this ice season. Seeing good burb action after dark. Whites are finicky as always. No trout this season.

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by Icefisher11 on Feb. 21, 2014

Anyone out on ghost today? Sitting in the shack , 1 trout . Come by.

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by Wildwestwilverine on Feb. 10, 2014

You ipedimised my struggle with ghost! Lol that being said your right it's not just about the fish but to get away from the noise of the city, get out into nature and appriciate the calm of the lake(providing there's not car ripping by your shack lol) and we all know why we brave the cold and long hours of idle rods cause there's that chance that that rod will bend once again and all the trying and waiting has paid off! Happy fishing!

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by retiredolfart on Feb. 10, 2014

For all the people looking for help on the ghost I will tell this.I fished the ghost off and on on for 18 years, it used to be better. There is no secret spot depth, or bait. Some people have permanent shacks out there and do no better than the people by the boatlaunch. the problem is the dam went up in the 1950's and except for a few years people have been driving on and fishing the lake since then, it sees heavy pressure. Your best chance is to fish for burbs at night 10pm or so or go into the shallows 8-12 fow for lakers browns whites and suckers but don't expect miracles. Some of those shacks have been out there for 10+ years and its not that the fishing is any better they are there to get away from the ice racers, donut burners and yahoos that are arround the boatlaunch. My advice is if you want to oull the kids on a sleigh, skate, drive like a maniacor if your content to fish drink play cards etc then fish at ghost. IF you want to fish for the excitement or food on the table don't waste your time with ghost goto spray lakes, farther drive but you'll catch in 1 day what you would catch in 3 weeks at ghost. Depends on what you want to do.

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by Wildwestwilverine on Feb. 1, 2014

Anyone having any luck with lakers?, I'm out by ghost village near the rock ledge and wondering if anyone's tied into lakers there! Any tips on lures or strategy would be appriciated

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by Thatguy585 on Jan. 29, 2014

Interesting comment. I find that I actually get strikes shorty after someone drives by. Kinda funny, but I think it actually stirs up the fish a bit. On a side note, it's really scary if they drive up to you way to fast. Just a word of caution gents, when driving around please slow way down when approaching a tent/shack to have a friendly chat. I had the poop scared out of me earlier in the season by someone stopping by (with good intent mind you) but he came rolling up on some thinner ice and was not aware.

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by iFish Guest on Jan. 26, 2014

Yes, everyone is driving on the lake and scaring the fish.

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by iFish Guest on Jan. 26, 2014

Is Ghost Lake frozen enough today to drive on it??

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by iFish Guest on Jan. 25, 2014

Skunked

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by Coleman on Jan. 25, 2014

7 burbot last night. Caught all after midnight. Two dandys with biggest being 33 inchs

by iFish Guest on Jan. 25, 2014

Ice Report: 30 in
30 inches by campground

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by iFish Guest on Jan. 24, 2014

Can anyone give me tips to fishing this lake? Been out 3 times in 2 weeks without a catch. Had very minimal bites. Tried jigs with smelts, power bait. Tips for whitefish and Burbot too please!

by iFish Guest on Jan. 16, 2014

Ice Report: 19 in
I drilled about12 holes, all had 19" of ice, center ice then, in towards boat launch

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by iFish Guest on Jan. 15, 2014

How is Ghost lake for ice sailing. Has snow blown off

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by iFish Guest on Jan. 14, 2014

Ice was 16" as of Sunday January 12th 2014. Drove our full size truck on ice with no worry. Didn't catch any fish though. Tried worms, shrimp, maggots and power -bait.

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by iFish Guest on Jan. 8, 2014

Thx Matt101. I pretty much have written this lake off but you report give it a ray of hope. I'll give it another try one day.

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by Matt101 on Jan. 8, 2014

Yes I did it's ok to drive on just follow main tracks snow is rather deep near shore. Look for logs and saw dust on lake (from our chainsaw) unfortunately I couldn't put marker In exact spot.

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by iFish Guest on Jan. 7, 2014

Hi Matt101, how did you get to where you marked? Did you drive on the lake all the way from the boat launch? You caught the burbot at 6ft depth? Thx.

by Matt101 on Jan. 6, 2014

Good burbot few whitefish around 6' water
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by Matt101 on Jan. 6, 2014

Spent Saturday and night, got 6 burbot and a whitefish 1 8lb burbot. Near finger, saw a few more whites

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by iFish Guest on Jan. 4, 2014

Can anyone give me any pointers Towards ice fishing this lake? I've heard it's a tough one, going tomorrow afternoon! Anything would be appreciated

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by BassSlayer on Jan. 4, 2014

Hey, any luck with large burbs? Only getting 1-3lb, maybe there is a better spot?

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by iFish Guest on Jan. 3, 2014

Heading out tomorrow let everyone know how I make out catchya all later

by Thatguy585 on Jan. 3, 2014

Lakers/Whites
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by Haggisbreath on Dec. 29, 2013

Beautiful day out on the ice, and hardly another person out there... perhaps an indication of the fishing... Didn't catch a thing.

by Haggisbreath on Dec. 29, 2013

Ice Report: 18 in

by Duanebg on Dec. 18, 2013

Ice Report: 14 in
By boat launch and bridge

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by iFish Guest on Dec. 14, 2013

4 of us, 9am to 5:30pm only 1 mountain whitefish. Ice 14 inch thick, using magnets, corn. No good luck. People do not feel safe to drive on, very few people. Sunny around 5•C but so windy. Even so we enjoy

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by Thatguy585 on Dec. 14, 2013

2 lakers today, anyone else have any luck?

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by Wildwestwilverine on Dec. 12, 2013

Awesome! Thanks! I have a little light jeep Cherokee and I'm going to be pulling a trailor with the shack on it, so should be good!

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by iFish Guest on Dec. 12, 2013

Ice is 10-12 inces as of tues and trucks are driving on it

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by Wildwestwilverine on Dec. 12, 2013

Anyone know the current ice thickness? I wanna take my shack out on the lake this Sunday

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by Thatguy585 on Dec. 11, 2013

Just kiddin, access is extremely limited, but I've always wanted to give it a try.

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by Thatguy585 on Dec. 11, 2013

You guys should check out bearspaw, I hear there is good laker's in there.

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by Thatguy585 on Dec. 11, 2013

Ah I saw you out there :-) if I were you, I'd get a camera/flasher. I've just recently figured the lake out, but it took a lot of skunked trips to do it (years worth). If I were you, keep moving till you find em. Punch lots of holes (I think I drilled near 50 holes one day, all over the lake) it's a tough lake to fish but if you're determined, you'll succeed.

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by iFish Guest on Dec. 9, 2013

Nice! well im 101, was there all day about 30 meters straight out from the boat launch, 2 strikes but nothing landed. ice is thick! about 14". It was deep as well, about 50' i think. Any recommendations on spots or gear. Thanks

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by Thatguy585 on Dec. 9, 2013

Also, just had to be post #100.

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by Thatguy585 on Dec. 8, 2013

I'm out here right now, saw the truck, so next weekend I'll bring the quad for sure. Just west of the parking lot. Haven't seen a fish on the cam all day. Ice is about 8". Extreme variation in ice thickness though...last holes were 10"

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by iFish Guest on Dec. 7, 2013

There was a truck out on the ice about 30ft from shore and the snow is only 2-3" deep so I imagine the ice will be much thicker now after this cold weekend.

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by iFish Guest on Dec. 5, 2013

Do you guys think it's safe enough to drive a quad on yet?

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by Thatguy585 on Dec. 4, 2013

Sweet, let the fun begin!

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by iFish Guest on Dec. 4, 2013

I was there this morning,drilled 2 holes both 7'' thick. I didnt go out very far and fished in about 20' of water.

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by BassSlayer on Dec. 3, 2013

Any news? Ice updates?

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by iFish Guest on Nov. 30, 2013

The ice must be thicker than 1" by now, drove by on wed & people were walking on it. Just wondering if anyone punched a hole yet?

by Rb905678 on Nov. 28, 2013

Ice Report: 1 in
Saturday whitecaps, Sunday morning frozen over.

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by Wildwestwilverine on Nov. 18, 2013

Anyone know how thick the ice is?

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by Sebbritton on Oct. 27, 2013

is the ice fishing good here? any suggested lures/jigs. thanks

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by Bigheaddoug on Aug. 27, 2013

Could be whitefish that you see on the finder. Try maggots on a brown hackle peacook fly, size 12 or smaller.

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by iFish Guest on Aug. 26, 2013

Fish finder off the charts just west of the bridge - no bits tho, a lot of traffic on the water.

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by iFish Guest on Aug. 20, 2013

I've been out 4 time and not a nibble. I moore a boat there with a fish finder and the stupid thing shows tons of fish... I'm stupefied as to why I'm not catching any thing.

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by Thatguy585 on Jul. 19, 2013

Heading out on Saturday. I've ice fished here & done well. Anyone have any advice for summer fishing? Should I target the same spots I ice fished?

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by Eastern SeaTrout on Jul. 11, 2013

Has there been any fish caught since the flood

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by iFish Guest on May. 31, 2013

Caught 2 brooks and the 3 rainbows. Nothing over 3 pounds.

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by Tree magnet on May. 30, 2013

Didn't have a scale but caught approx 15lb laker from the trench. Used a 5 of diamonds spoon. Had to chase it with the boat as only had 10lb line on and it tried to empty my reel

by Returningfisher on May. 26, 2013

Very small trout.
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by iFish Guest on May. 20, 2013

I fished today from the Morley Bridge - and east for a few km. bounced on the bottom, mepps, spoons, jigs.... I had a couple of nibbles, but nothing in the boat. FYI... still a great day out!

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by iFish Guest on May. 8, 2013

Ice is gone!

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by Thatguy585 on Apr. 10, 2013

Apparently a SUV went through the ice about a week ago. Just a heads up.

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by Thatguy585 on Apr. 4, 2013

Ice check...still good out there?

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by Thatguy585 on Mar. 24, 2013

I don't take the chance. I only bring my quad out. Some areas are starting to thin out (west). Be careful, if you are going westward, we maybe only have 1 weekend of "drivable" ice left. It's supposed to be really warm this week. Personally, I wouldn't take the chance.

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by iFish Guest on Mar. 23, 2013

can you still drive out safely on the ice? congrats on the ghost laker

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by Thatguy585 on Mar. 23, 2013

Ice'd out my 1st ghost laker! Pretty excited :-).

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by iFish Guest on Mar. 23, 2013

Ice'd out my 1st ghost laker! Pretty excited :-).

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by Thatguy585 on Mar. 19, 2013

Does anyone know if the lakers are starting to go shallow yet?

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by BassSlayer on Mar. 17, 2013

Islands West of ghost village.

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by Thatguy585 on Mar. 17, 2013

Agreed on the slow fishing. 1 white, saw a couple more in the cam including a small laker.

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by iFish Guest on Mar. 16, 2013

ice still good today, slow fishing caught nice 32'' long burbot right before sunset 15 ft water

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by iFish Guest on Mar. 15, 2013

I would like to head out tomorrow. I wanted to get some info if there is still good access to drive on the lake after the recent warm spell. I guess the cold weather today will make it easy again.

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by iFish Guest on Mar. 10, 2013

Was out yesterday, very nice day no wind. Ice is between 23-26 inches across entire lake. Kept away from the dam. About 15 of us out there yesterday. Had lots of holes but a very slow day. Picked up a coulpe nice burbots 3 to 5lbs other than that nothing. May have got a couple more if we watched the rods more as they would only bite so gentle. Saw a few people on the ice but no one seemed to hit any hot spots. The ice should still be good for another 3 weeks after that I would check it daily or keep off. But yesterday we had multiple trucks 3/4 tons running across the lake not much snow we even had a mini van on the ice and didn't get stuck following our tracks. Enjoy the hard water guys not much time left you could feel the uv rays.

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by Madfisher on Mar. 9, 2013

Where at should I be fishing this lake tried down by the dam and had no luck

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by iFish Guest on Mar. 8, 2013

Where on the lake are you catching the burbot bass slayer?

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by BassSlayer on Mar. 4, 2013

25" where I was, 12-15' depth burbot a every 20mins after sun set.

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by BassSlayer on Feb. 26, 2013

Can someone post a current / recent Ice depth? Still over 20"'s I'm assuming....

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by Tron on Feb. 20, 2013

Avg rating 3/5? Hahahaha We are fishermen I guess lol

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by iFish Guest on Feb. 17, 2013

Whipper tried just south of Ghost village in depths from 30-55' on Jan 28th. No fish on sonar. I notice many huts parked on south shore of lake. Maybe I'll try there this week.

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by iFish Guest on Feb. 15, 2013

The fish in the lake where i was where all kinds, there was a few lakers for sure. i was dead sticking it can once there was a fish i twitched my bait abit (2 inchs) and then they would bite very light. they would also hit completely still bait but you have to watch your rod most of the time to see the bite. i had a fish cam to so i could see the fish

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by iFish Guest on Feb. 12, 2013

I fish guest were they lakers or other trout, pulled out lots of whites and a handful of burbot would like to get a laker any tips would be appriaciated

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by iFish Guest on Feb. 10, 2013

I went fishing today (feb 10th 2013) and i fished in front of the rockslide area west of the parking lot by the dam. I seen 7 ish fish (all trout) and they were bitting! i missed the hook sets and they where in the 15"+ range. using minnows in 70+ feet of water. fish the bottom 2-6 feet off the bottom. dead stick with a jig ever few mins.any Q's? ask.

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by Thatguy585 on Feb. 2, 2013

Ghost just went up a notch in my books. Saw fish on the cam :-). Have yet to land one, but my faith in this lake is restored. Fish were seen not too deep. 20-25. One tried to eat my cam. Good times.

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by Thatguy585 on Feb. 1, 2013

Hitting the ice in the morning. Will post results. Cya out there!

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by Goingfishig on Jan. 31, 2013

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by Wildwestwilverine on Jan. 31, 2013

Most of the land that way is reserve but I've seen people out at the church star watching at night, so I believe the roads fine to drive on and the area around the church

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by Slick on Jan. 29, 2013

Hey Will - have you driven from the boat launch to the inlet that you fish. Just wanted to check that the ice is thick enough all the way across. And PengY - what time of day and how deep of water are you getting burbot? Thanks

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by PengY on Jan. 29, 2013

Catching nothing but burbot... Really would like to snag a few trout

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by Fish nut on Jan. 28, 2013

Thanks but isn't that native land?

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by Wilverine on Jan. 28, 2013

You can drive all the way from the boat launch or head west on the road past the launch up the hill until you see the white church on the left then park and walk down, head east of the church there's one fence to hop then your there

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by Fish nut on Jan. 28, 2013

The ice has started to crystallize. Starting to get unsafe. If its warm next weekend be careful!

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by Burbot on Jan. 27, 2013

Thanks! Can you drive there on the ice?

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by Wilverine on Jan. 27, 2013

Go near the mcdougal church at the west end of the lake near Morley reserve there's a nice round Inlet there the burbot love to scavenge in, course dusk and night is the best time to catch them

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by Burbot on Jan. 25, 2013

Any one catching burbot?

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by That guy on Jan. 24, 2013

Hi Whipper, please let us know how you do in deeper water. Not looking for a specific spot just confirmation of a depth range. I can't go this weekend, but next weekend ill be hitting the ice at Ghost hard. Deep would seem to be the way to go. I know in the spring, lakers can be found in shallow water...so hopefully my hunch is right.

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by whipper on Jan. 24, 2013

I've been out to Ghost three times in past two weeks. Mainly fished west of ice boats in depths from 11'-42'. Not a fish on the depth finder. Lures/baits vary. I think 'Thatguy' is on to something with the depth. Next time I'll try quite deep; maybe 60+? Suggestions welcome!

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by Burbot on Jan. 22, 2013

Hey. I miss burbot meat. Ill buy some if any one can catch them!

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by That guy on Jan. 22, 2013

Thanks Wildwestwolverene. I have two new spots I'm going to try for lakers. I've heard various reports of depth that they could be in. I'm going to try the SE corner, east of the big island 20-30 ft of water & west of where they keep the ice boats (earlier tip posting) using a buzz bomb & smelt head. One other tip suggested going super deep around mid day (seems logical). I'm a little concerned that things have slowed though. I was at spray last weekend, and the bite was super slow (in a spot that typically produces lots of fish). My instinct tells me to go deep, like in Spray, but the tips all point toward fishing shallower water 15-20'. My understanding is that lakers like quick access to deep water. They feed in the shallow & move to the deep as the day progresses. Temperature plays a big role in their feeding habits...could be wrong in my assumption though.

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by Burbot on Jan. 19, 2013

Thanks everyone for the help but still is anyone catching burbot? Is there another lake where they are plentiful?

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by Wildwestwilverine on Jan. 19, 2013

Hey that guy I had the same problem try six separate times with out any luck what's so ever, if you drive even further west from the village there's a long narrow island that has a rock ledge and some spruce trees on it I've had luck on the north tip there I use bead head flies with some maggots on the tip for white fish and smelts for the burbot never caught any burbot there but there's a cove farther west of there to the north that's good for them and white fish, as for the lakers no luck there myself, their my next quest!

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by That guy on Jan. 14, 2013

Was out on Sat. Tried the point near ghost village, the cove & the ghost side. Depth ranging from 15-30'. Was there before sun up. Brought my fish camera. Tried buzz bombs, jig heads, and atomic teasers, tipped with a smelt. Fished from sun up till 3pm. Saw absolutely nothing on the camera & no hits. I know there has to be fish on here but holy cow is that a blow to the confidence. Ghost has once again put me in my place. I'm a fairly seasoned fisherman & this has to be the toughest place to fish on the planet. It's like trying to get that attractive girl that everyone wanted in high school, but is way out of your league. I'm going one more time this Sat. If no results, ill accept defeat, and move on.

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by I fish Alberta on Jan. 7, 2013

Listed the wrong lake

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by Atlantic lobster on Jan. 7, 2013

Thanks a lot hooked on ill give it a try

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by Wrong lake on Jan. 6, 2013

Last comment wrong lake!

by Family fish on Jan. 6, 2013

Good pike action
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by Burbot on Jan. 5, 2013

Still where are the burbot? Is anyone catching them in numbers? They are the best eating!

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by That guy on Jan. 5, 2013

Thank you very much Hookedonfishing! Ill giver a try. Very much appreciated.

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by chimba on Jan. 5, 2013

Jan 1; 10 to 4pm, 4 of us only 3 13" whites, ice 60cm thick no good luck :(

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by Hookedonfishin on Jan. 4, 2013

Hi That Guy and Lobster, Ghost can be a skunker but keep at it. I have been fairly consistent over the years just West of where the ice sailboats are kept by the South parking lot. Fish 15 feet of water about 30 feet from shore with 2 inch silver buzzbomb with minnow. Jig just off bottom, goodluck.

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by Atlantic lobster on Jan. 3, 2013

Been out fishing all morning or lakers any pointers on where to fish and what to use would be a big help

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by That guy on Jan. 2, 2013

Hey Hookedonfishing, I've been trying to find any lake trout on this lake. Would you be able to point me in the right direction? I've had a lot of success at Spray, but none at Ghost.

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by Hookedonfishin on Jan. 1, 2013

a couple of lakers on last day of year! Tasted great.

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by Fishnut on Dec. 28, 2012

Thanks bud!

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by That guy on Dec. 27, 2012

Yes

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by Bugabo on Dec. 27, 2012

Any one driving on the ice yet?

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by That guy on Dec. 27, 2012

I hear the burbot can be caught up on the west end of the lake where the bow enters. Not much of a burbot fisherman but I hear night time is the best for burbot fishing.

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by Fishing on Dec. 27, 2012

Still where are the burbot ?

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by That guy on Dec. 26, 2012

Well, same result as usual. But may have found some new spots on the lake thanks to a couple helpful locals. I like a challenge. A fellow I spoke to said he pulled a 5-6lb laker close to where I was fishing.

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by broadstbullie on Dec. 25, 2012

Good luck. I generally catch smaller lakers on ghost, however a fella late spring pulled up a 17lber.

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by That guy on Dec. 25, 2012

Fair enough. I've caught lakers before at Spray. It's always fun, just never landed any big ones. My old man & I caught some decent ones out of minnewanka in the summer, and I figured since they were pretty close, ghost would hold good big lakers as well. I won't hold my breath, but I've heard roomer that they exist in ghost. I just need to find ... well at this point ... any lakers in there. Heading out tomorrow. Should hopefully bring new luck. Will post results.

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by broadstbullie on Dec. 24, 2012

go to Spray Lk if your looking for local lakers action...Ghost is tough for most

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by That guy on Dec. 24, 2012

Thanks for the advice. Ill give it a try again after the 25th & post results. I've tried this lake multiple times in the winter without success (in areas you'd typically find lakers). This year I've tried near the boat launch and on some steep shoreline just west of it with bubkas to show. I was thinking of trying the near the south east end of the island (closest to the dam). I have a quad and may try other spots as well. Anyone have any suggestions? I'm specifically targeting lakers. Apparently there is an abundance of whites & rainbows in there.

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by broadstbullie on Dec. 23, 2012

16" of solid ice today

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by Jp on Dec. 23, 2012

Lakers are a fussy fish. Seems to me they only hit in the morning. Usually by noon they stop biting it seems Fish the bottom. Let your lure hit the bottom the occasional time. This sometimes triggers them. But if you do it too much you can spook them. The deepest spot in the lake would be ideal.

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by Fuzzy grubber on Dec. 19, 2012

Hi guy I did well on one once white jig tip with a smelt put a stinger on good luck

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by Fish nut on Dec. 19, 2012

Where are the burbot? And what are you using?

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by That guy on Dec. 15, 2012

Very frustrating trying to Ice fish for lakers...any one have any pointers? I'm at the point where I don't want to come back to this lake.

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by That guy on Dec. 15, 2012

8-10" of ice

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by That guy on Dec. 7, 2012

Any Ice Yet???

by Jeffreezie on Oct. 8, 2012

A Boat Launch Marker was added for Ghost Reservoir (Lake)
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by maheigl on Aug. 27, 2012

Lakers and whities
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by Scorpi76 on Aug. 17, 2012

About the lake comments on where to fish. On the big side the middle.. on the short leg side shore line. And a 5 of diamonds spoon works well or just a fly trolling slow early morn or late eve. When the traffic is lite.

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by Scorpi76 on Aug. 17, 2012

Any one been out To the lake I don't have a fish finder caught a 3 lb brown 2 weeks ago. Just wondering what the water temp is this month

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by Ssminnow on Jul. 22, 2012

The hotspot marks the river below the Dam? Any advice on the lake side?

by Dryrush on Jul. 21, 2012

Bull brook brown all day
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by Ssminnow on Jul. 21, 2012

Very busy lake!!! Wheres the good fishin and what works for lures??? Was there all day and no action at all

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by WildWestWilverine on Jul. 4, 2012

They should add burbot to the list of fish in here, caught a handful in march this year. Some of the best tasting fish I ever had

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by Please enter your nickname on May. 13, 2012

Caught 5 rainbows here this year so far, great place to fish.

by Dilver Doctor on May. 11, 2012

A Boat Launch Marker was added for Ghost Reservoir (Lake)
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by Wildwestwilverine on Apr. 11, 2012

Eureka! Ghost resivour is now on ifish Alberta. With that said let the feed back commence, just finished out the ice fishing season and must say if you know where to fish on the lake it's hard to get skunked if your using the right baits. Looking forward to next ice fishing season

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