View Full Version : Any reports on Crowsnest Lake?
06-16-2009, 12:54 PM
We have driven past this lake lots of times and have been curious if anyone has fished it. And what is the boat launch like for a deep 19ft aluminum? Any tips for fishing there? I did a search on the forum and couldn't find very much on it. Thanks:)
06-16-2009, 05:01 PM
I've fished it from shore a few times, usually had good luck but only smaller trout and whitefish (usually less than 1 lb). There are some bigger lakers in there and friends of mine have caught them through the ice. You can catch the little guys along the shoreline, especially where water enters the lake at several points.
I don't know where the boat launch is.
06-17-2009, 07:46 AM
Thanks for the info. It seems to be a really deep lake, windy too. Will give it a try in a couple of weeks. We have a trip planned down that way. Any other suggestions for the area? Lakes big enough for our 19ft aluminum?
06-17-2009, 10:34 AM
I am also wondering how it is up there! Let us know how you do.
06-17-2009, 12:15 PM
A friend of mind is heading up there this weekend I will let you know? Last year I went to Chinook Lake and was pulling out 2-3 pounders with one Brood rainbow a little over 10 pounds all on a 4 weight flyrod
06-17-2009, 05:45 PM
Now that I have a boat and fish finder, I've been making this lake my project.
With not much luch this season so far.
We've seen lots of big blip fish on the finder, we've been trolling quite a few places and have only had a couple of 'hits'.
We've been out about four times now. A boat next to us a couple weeks back pulled up a 25lb er ... nice lookin fish.
06-17-2009, 10:26 PM
Word is Crowsnest Lake is a pretty difficult lake to have consistent sucess on. Dunno if it's the depth or what.
Island lake nearby apparently offers good trout fishing, and the crownsest river is great if you are into fly fishing (which I am not).
06-18-2009, 08:16 AM
That lake is really deep, so thought we would try using the downriggers and try for the lake trout. Wow that sounded like a big fish 25lber!!
06-18-2009, 12:16 PM
This lake seems to have a thermocline that sits arounf the 40ft mark. Lots of 'fishy' blips there above and below which seems typical of lakers. There's also BIG fishies that are just off the bottom.
There seems to be three big traditional concentrations of fishiness..... Lots of underwater structure.
06-18-2009, 02:08 PM
Lots of underwater structure.
Do you use downriggers here?
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