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07-19-2011, 09:16 PM
Never been fishing in this area before but heading there early early this Friday morning to test out my new fly fishing skills :sHa_shakeshout:
Going to be starting south and heading north. I've been reading about fairfax and a few streams but I'm limited to days so if you guys could help me out on a few streams or lakes that are worth checking out that would make for an awesome trip!
you could try the nordegg trout ponds first, try the west one first they are very small lakes but they do hold some huge rainbows, fairfax has small trout in them, try lovett lake if you like to hike, you will have to hike in to get to lovett awsome lake though, you can hike along the pembina river in search of some holes, try shunda as well close to nordegg, hope you enjoy it great palces up there, pembina forks is a great camp site along the trunk road.
07-19-2011, 09:32 PM
Awesome! Wrote that down. Definately got some direction now. I'll be posting pics at the end of the weekend
cool, ya as you aproach nordegg the shunda creek is just before it, you will see the bridge and go over it, then once you get on the trunk road going north the nordegg trout ponds will be 1 minute off the david thompson highway two small lakes, you can also take a dip there as well, great for cliff jumping, trust me there is huge fish in them the lakes are very small but very deep as well, then continuing down the truck road you will pass many small streams might have to hike into some good pools, fairfax lake is nice but alot of people there, lovett is hike in so hardly no one goes there, lovett creek is there as well, and pembina of course, many other creeks and small lakes will all have fish in them
07-19-2011, 09:57 PM
One of my favorite places on earth.
Shawn is right. The little lakes just off the Hwy have some huge fish in them. I think most people don't think so or believe it so they pass them by.
Usually the further Nth you go the less people you see but its a great place no matter what.
07-19-2011, 10:09 PM
so the bows are just broods?
07-19-2011, 10:26 PM
I haven't fished Shunda Creek in years, but if you end up giving it a try be aware that the fish spook easy. You have to stalk them a bit and fish from a distance or from behind cover. Lots of brookies.
If you like stream/river flyfishing try Blackstone R. or Pembina R. Chungo Creek used to fish pretty well but I also have not tried it in quite some time. Lookout Creek is full of fingerling brookies that spook like in Shunda. It would probably be my last choice as it can be difficult fishing will all of the bush around for not much reward.
I went to Muskiki Lake last year which is off of this stretch of the trunk road but is a bit of an interesting drive. The lake itself is beautiful and is great for canoeing and fishing for Cutts.
07-19-2011, 10:28 PM
Oh and I'm one of the guys that usually just pass by the trout ponds :P
They do produce and do hold big fish. I just can't justify the 4 hour drive to fish a stocked trout pond. Sometimes they are a stop on the way in or out.
07-20-2011, 01:28 AM
Fairfax has some nice fish
Miskiki has brookie and cutthroats37673
Lovett Lake and Silkstone and pit lakes have some big Bows but Don,t eat to many selenium
Macleod River is a nice fish Rockies Rainbows and Bulls some time Grayling
Breazu has some nice bulls at falls upstream bridge
Thunder is dead no water ..
lots of nice streams that hold some small rainbows etc
Mary Gregg Lake has some very nice Bows .watch for Grizz
07-20-2011, 09:51 AM
good tips speckle.
if your on a stream walk away from the road there always better fishign there
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