Tuesday, 26th of July 2016

Lake Manitoba Narrows Game and Fish Association Derby

Submitted by AnglersAtlas 8 hours ago

to Lake Manitoba, Southern MB

The Lake Manitoba Narrows Game & Fish Association presents its 18TH ANNUAL CATCH AND RELEASE WALLEYE CLASSIC on September 17, 2016 from 8 AM to 4PM. Registration is on Friday Sept 16, from 7-9 pm and on Saturday September 17 from 6:30-8:00 am.

Fee: $50.00
CASH PRIZES - (66% of entry fee)
1st-50% - 2nd-30% - 3rd-20%

Please bring $5.00 for your pinny which will be refunded upon return after derby.

The lodge will be hosting a breakfast special for all anglers at 7am.
There will be a silent auction. 50/50 and prizes for raffle.

Pig Roast Dinner to follow, price is $10.00

See the Game and Fish Association website at http://www.lmngf.ca/events

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Other on Lake Ontario

Submitted by JONxJITSU 11 hours ago

to Lake Ontario, Zone 17 - Peterborough, Zone 20 - Lake Ontario, Zone 16 - South Western Ontario

Bluffers Park, Storm water Pond.

Strike King tour grade chatter bait blue and black.

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One in a Million Catch for Manitoba Fishing Guide

Submitted by kathyb 11 hours ago

to Red River, Southern MB

In May, Blackwater Cats Outfitter owner Donovan Pearase was out fishing with clients on the Red River, when Harry, his client, hooked into a fish they'd never seen before. It turns out that it was a huge albino catfish! They landed the fish, took pictures, and released it. The client scored twice that day. The first was the rarity of the fish. Second, it was big enough for a Master Angler award!

See the story here: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/albino-catfish-hooked-in-the-red-river-1.3586504

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Lake of the Day: Harrison Lake

Submitted by Writeup 14 hours ago

to Harrison Lake, Nova Scotia

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Harrison Lake is just east of the Bay of Fundy. It’s popular with locals and also with anglers from New Brunswick for its great trout fishing.

Unlike many other Nova Scotia lakes, Harrison Lake is only stocked with rainbow trout. This can make for some great late spring and early summer fishing, as well as ice fishing.

There is also a thriving population of brown trout, which can be great fighters when they’re hooked. Brown trout tend to prefer weeds and underwater structure. Also, while anglers will often succeed in hooking rainbow trout with trolling methods, brown trout are more apt to take a lure or fly presented directly to them.

Darryl Murrant, Fisheries Enhancement Officer with Nova Scotia Fisheries and Aquaculture, says that the stocking program for Harrison Lake sees rainbow trout being deposited into the lake both in the spring and in December.

As well, the Extended Season regulations apply for Harrison Lake, with a reduced limit of two trout from October 1 to March 31.

Nova Scotia’s free Sportfishing Weekends happen twice per year, in June and February. Residents and non-residents can fish without a license on these weekends.


Harrison Lake is a quick 16 km south of Amherst on Hwy 2 / 302. From Hwy 302, take Hwy 242 and then turn onto Harrison Lake Road. There is a road leading to the lake and a boat launch.

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Lake of the Day: Ivanhoe Lake

Submitted by Writeup 14 hours ago

to Ivanhoe Lake, Zone 8 - Cochrane Timmins

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Ivanhoe Lake, 45 km west of Chapleau in Algoma County, contains trophy-sized pike, walleye and jumbo perch along with abundant lake whitefish.

Although situated in the Canadian Shield, Ivanhoe is distinct from most shield lakes in that it has a sandy bottom along with a rocky structure. This makes it a good lake for walleye, which range from two to six lbs. Fish up to 10 lbs. are caught and released, reports Red Pine Lodge.

Try a deep-diving minnow crank bait, trolled in the middle of the lake, about 25 feet down, or drift fish with a jig head and leech.

Ivanhoe is full of whitefish, which lurk in the deeper north end of the lake in the summer months. Pike feed on schools of whitefish in deeper areas of the lake.

Ivanhoe Provincial Park, which provides a boat launch and campground with 120 sites, borders part of the lake. The lake is fed on its south end by the Ivanhoe River, which offers good fishing for pike and walleye as well as whitefish. Many of the outlying kettle lakes are stocked with brook trout, but Ivanhoe is too warm for trout.


Take Hwy. 101 for 105 km southwest of Timmins before turning south and driving 5 km to the lake. There is camping, showers, a day-use area, laundry, park store, boat launch and a visitor centre.

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Lake of the Day: Lees Lake

Submitted by Writeup 14 hours ago

to LEES LAKE, Eastern Slopes - Zone 1

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Lees Lake, west of Lethbridge, is open year-round but best fished in spring and fall. The lake is not deep, reaching no more than 45 feet to the bottom, but the lake offers ready public access.

A pretty lake, nestled in ranch country with a mountain backdrop, Lees is usually one of the first lakes in the region to shed its ice in the spring.

Wintertime seems to be when the larger fish — trout up to 6 lbs. — are more likely hooked. Be wary of the wind, though, which can make icefishing a bit of an ordeal.

The lake is stocked annually with 45,000 rainbows, but there is a limit of five trout of all species combined.
Most reports indicate there are numerous little rainbows in the lake, of approximately 6-10 inches. There are, however, a few deeper holes where larger trout may be found.

Trolling or casting spinners often produces trout but power boats are restricted to 5 km/h.

Fly fising is popular, too, but can be a challenge due to steep banks and vegetation close to the shore.

“Caught lots of small fish, good access next to highway,” one angler posted on the Angler’s Atlas website. “Pretty lake with some deep spots.” See the page for Lees Lake at anglersatlas.com/lake/101956.

There used to be plenty of suckers in this lake, but by most accounts they thinned out in recent years.


From Lethbridge, follow Hwy. 3 west for roughly 110 km to the turnoff for Hwy. 507 at Bermis. Turn left here and Lees Lake is about three kilometres along this road, on the right. The Alberta Conservation Association maintains a fishing access and boat launch just off Hwy. 507 at north end of lake.

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Lake of the Day: Eneas Lakes

Submitted by Writeup 14 hours ago

to ENEAS LAKES, Okanagan Region

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Eneas Lake Provincial Park, west of Kelowna, contains four small headwater lakes. The lakes are located at moderately high elevation and generally remain good to fish throughout the season, even during the warm summer months.

Most common fly patterns work well on these lakes. Dry fly fishing is a good mid-summer choice, and anglers can try Tom Thumbs and small midges.

Lure fishers can try trolling Lyman Lures. A size 1 would be a good choice. Go down deep and along the drop offs.

The lakes are no longer part of the provincial stocking program. The last known stocking was in Island Lake in 1989, with the release of 2,000 fall fry rainbow trout.

Trout are usually in the 2 pound range. These lakes are consistent producers and can reward patient anglers. When water levels are high, Eneas and Little Eneas Lakes form one lake.


From Kelowna head west to Peachland and turn onto the Munro Forest Service Road. Follow this road for about 20 kilometres.

The road to Eneas Lake has been deactivated and requires a 4WD vehicle. Bringing a chainsaw is a good idea, as the road is not maintained. Island Lake is a hike-in lake, not accessible by vehicle.
Eneas Lakes Provincial Park has a campground with no services offered. Please remember that this is wilderness country and use appropriate caution.

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Lake of the Day: Tyhee Lake

Submitted by Writeup 14 hours ago

to TYHEE LAKE, Skeena Region

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Tyhee Lake is a popular destination lake for local residents as there is a provincial park that borders its western shore. The lake is also known for its excellent rainbow trout fishing in the spring and fall.

Luke Saffarek, local angler and custom fly-tier, says that fishing in Tyhee Lake, “is best in the early spring and late fall, as the lake warms up significantly in the summer.

“Trolling a fly or fishing an indicator with a microleech or chironomid along the various weed beds is a good starting point,” Saffarek suggests.

“There are various shallow shoals in Tyhee Lake where early spring fish will feed in two to three feet of water. A microleech on an indicator or an unweighted Woolly Bugger worked slowly is a great way to get these fish,” he adds.

If you’re using hardware, Saffarek recommends trolling conventional flasher / attractors such as a Ford Fender, or a Willow Leaf with a Wedding Band, spinner or fly behind it.

Tyhee Lake is one of the few that are stocked. In 2015, the BC Freshwater Fisheries Society released 20,000 rainbow trout here.

Stop by Oscar’s Source for Adventure in Smithers to set up for fishing all of the lakes and rivers in the Skeena region. Alex Bussman and the knowledgeable staff will help you with your gear selection, as well as with tips and tricks for your favourite places.

If you’re looking for great fly patterns for the Skeena Region, look no further than Luke Saffarek’s Tiger Fly Outfitters. Saffarek knows the region well, and ties his own custom flies. See his website at tigerflyoutfitters.com.


Tyhee Lake is located just outside of Telkwa. From Smithers, head east along Highway 16, to the town of Telkwa. Then follow the signs to Tyhee Lake Provincial Park, roughly 2 km off the highway. The park has excellent facilities, offering a concrete boat launch, loading dock and plenty of parking space. The launch is located close to the day-use area of the park, which features 26 picnic tables, fire pits and a playground for children.

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