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Old 07-07-2014, 09:01 AM
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Default Kayak Fishing in the Lakeland

If you are looking for a location to do some kayak fishing look no further than Alberta's Lakeland. The beautiful town of Elk Point is a excellent starting point. The North Saskatchewan river runs through the community and offers a great put in location for kayakers. Paddle downstream from there to the take out point at the Lea Park bridge, fishing along the way at any stretch of river bank you think looks fishy. Walleye, pike, burbot, goldeye and sturgeon are regularly caught in this stretch of the river with simple tackle such as plastic jigs and pickerel rigs with worms. Remember this is a large river and is best paddled in mid August when water levels are lower. From there, load your kayak and head to Moose Lake near the town of Bonnyville. Walleye are the target in this lake with 20in. fish being easy to come by. You can enjoy a hearty fish fry after a day of paddling. Trolling shad raps are the ticket on this walleye factory along with slip bobbers and leeches. Put in at the many campsites in the area and paddle the shoreline for success. For the more adventurist paddler, the remote Siebert Lake is a wonderful kayak fishing hotspot with huge pike that can give a kayaker a" Siebert lake sleigh ride" when you hook into a big one. Put in at the beautiful campsite and in minutes you are paddling into some of the most remote area the Lakeland has to offer along with the prospect of hooking into the biggest pike of your life. Pack a small tent or bring the RV. The campsite is very well maintained and abundant wildlife can be seen throughout the area. End your Lakeland kayak adventure on beautiful Cold Lake with the marina being a perfect put in spot to start your trip. Pack a small tent and follow the shoreline of this gem of a lake camping on one of the many white sand beaches the lake has to offer. Lake trout abound in this deep lake. Be one of the first to hook into one of these monsters from a kayak, something few anglers can say they have done. 2-4oz white jigs are a good bet as they represent the ciscos that the trout feed on. Find 100ft of water and you're in business. Trolling large spoons also produce well but later in the year the fish go deep and will require a diving planner to get your bait down to the fish. Pink ladys , dipsy divers and deep sixes are needed later in the summer. Please remember to try and paddle in a group and be cautious about the quick changing weather on Cold Lake. Waves can come up quickly and waves can exceed 5ft at times. Consult Alberta's fishing regulations for the lakes mentioned as each one has specific rules. Pack up the kayak and head to Alberta's Lakeland for your next paddling adventure.
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