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Old 07-10-2016, 10:20 AM
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Default Lake Minnewanka

Does anyone on here have experience fishing this lake? Wonder what the campsites are like down the lake for docking a boat. Do they allow you to camp right on shore? I'm planning a fishing trip there for Aug 4,5,6 hoping to camp on the east end but don't want my boat beat up for mouring it on shore.
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Old 07-10-2016, 03:04 PM
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Only boat I have ever seen moured down that way was an inflatable.

Might not hurt to check with the park warden it is a rocky beach but you should be able to pull it far enough out of the water, not a lot of trees close that you could tie on to.
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Old 07-10-2016, 04:57 PM
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Any info I have found is pretty vague.
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Old 07-10-2016, 07:03 PM
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The shoreline of that lake is pretty rocky - large sharp rocks as the water has been low. parking your boat overnight with any waves or wind could cause some extensive damage to your boat. That would be my concern.
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Old 07-10-2016, 07:09 PM
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Ya that what is was thinking even with a keel Gaurd on my walleye boat probably wouldn't far well. Might be get up early for the rip to the east end of the lake.
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Old 07-10-2016, 08:33 PM
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we used to pull the boat up on a log, that was placed under the front of the boat to keep it off the rocks. if the wind comes up over night put the cover on, the boat will be full of water in the morning and battery no good.
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Old 07-10-2016, 08:33 PM
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this is my best to date at Minni , 22lbs released to be caught again..

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Old 07-10-2016, 09:25 PM
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My boats a 18" Walleye boat with a 115 Merc on it. I think I'll have troubles getting it up on a log. Nice fish Blackmamba
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Old 07-11-2016, 08:37 AM
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Has anyone kayak fish there , and I would assume folks have a "lead free" tackle box to fish in the park


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Old 07-11-2016, 08:43 AM
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this is my best to date at Minni , 22lbs released to be caught again..

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Great fish thanks for sharing and a big thank you for letting it swim to fight another day.
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Old 07-11-2016, 11:05 AM
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So i think we are going to attempt to stay at LM31 on the lake. I heard the beach is bit tame from what I have been told. And use the logs like Fish99 did to stabilize the boat. Cant wait to try this lake out.
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Old 07-11-2016, 11:18 AM
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Minnewanka is beautiful. There's a campground on 2 jack that is nice.

Tried fishing in a float tube once - and only once. Nice and calm for the first 20 minutes, then all heck broke loose in what seemed like seconds - near got blown out to sea so to speak.
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Old 07-11-2016, 11:22 AM
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Minnewanka is beautiful. There's a campground on 2 jack that is nice.

Tried fishing in a float tube once - and only once. Nice and calm for the first 20 minutes, then all heck broke loose in what seemed like seconds - near got blown out to sea so to speak.
We are staying the first night at Two Jacks Main, Hitting the lake early in the morning and heading to the east end. Fish the morning and into the afternoon and then setting up camp and the figuring a way to beach the boat. Fish the evening, next morning and heading home.
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Old 07-11-2016, 12:56 PM
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Fishing kayaks can take some wild weather(though not too much fun to fish when it's too crazy). As long as there is a beach within a km or 2 of the normal summer fishing area so a guy could bail out safely when the wind picks up.

Cold water, surprise wind and no real cold water safety gear makes a guy cautious.
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