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Since Scratch mentioned it and I would like to know for myself. What are some good bodies of water around edmonton, and what can I expect fishing them. I personally don't care if its trout, walleye (maybe jacks)...Its just nice to have options, and also be able to go places where the happy salad populations haven't exploded.

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Jackfish Lake is a favorite for small pike.

 

Head south on 770 from Yellowhead - turn Right at Jackfish Lake boat launch signage (easy to spot)

 

Lake is in same area as Star/Spring/Hasse ( http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=53.483849,-...06979&t=k&hl=en )

 

Predominantly Pike, small walleye population, possible perch? Almost all pike are in 2-5lb range (20 - 24" ish?)

 

Requires 10.00 parking fee at county boat launch.

Nice sheltered bay right off (N) of the boat launch... you can spend a day in there.

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Scratch...

 

Have you ever caught a walleye at Jackfish? I'v heard they were there, but I've never caught one. Mostly pike and perch. If you want good Walleye, Go to lac st. anne aka Alberta beach of hwy 43. a little further but no access fee and they are some pretty nice 'eyes in there now.

 

Or if ya want to try something fun go again to lac st anne or lac la nonne. Take your fly gear and cast to the rising lake whites.... now thats a hard fighting fish... much better than through the ice....

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I have caught walleye on clouser minnows in the past when fishing for pike.

 

You can catch perch on almost anything that you would catch a trout on.....with the exception of dry flies........I have caught them in the lake mostly on hare's ears and on small minnow patterns and on a stripped in black gnat wet fly.

 

Aaron

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Okay, maybe not jacks...but some nice walleye or even perch lakes would be nice. I would what kinda flies you use for perch?

I was catching Perch on a Cardiff special the other night (see the post at FlyAngler.ca in the forums...)

 

They will typically go for trout flies - same food sources, but with different presentations as the Perch school more readily than trout, and often are closer to the bottom.

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They will typically go for trout flies - same food sources, but with different presentations as the Perch school more readily than trout, and often are closer to the bottom.

Yah if you want Perch, the trick is to get your presentation right on the bottom. Chironomids, small leech patterns, Dragonfly nymphs, boatman, etc... pretty much any pattern that catches trout but keep it on the bottom.

 

Cheers :cheers:

Doc

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Still want a Lake White - got them Ice fishing - but I hear their a blast on the fly...

If you want I could easily take you to Pegasus lake, it's a nice small lake, with huge jacks, and schools of the Lake Whitefish. Right next to carson
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isoguin lake at fox creek is really good for whites and easy to catch them on a fly...they love elk hair caddis flys believe it or not....the bay by the south end boat dock is shallow and they come in there to feed...people look at u funny but what the heck u r catching fish..also if u want to use a wet line try a small san wan worm or any small red or orange fly works.

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