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Old 10-17-2017, 03:45 PM
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Default River fishing for pike, walleye etc

So I currently reside in Didsbury and don't have TOO much fishing for pike around except for the little red deer river. I am wondering if anyone might possibly either feel like letting me know a good section of river to find pike or might want to go out and hit the river together before the end of the season. Let me know! Thanks guys
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Old 10-17-2017, 04:27 PM
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You mentioned Little Red Deer River. How about the Red Deer River? If you haven't, try at Dixon Dam or just downstream from there. I caught several last week there and some bigger ones are around right now.
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Old 10-17-2017, 05:13 PM
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You mentioned Little Red Deer River. How about the Red Deer River? If you haven't, try at Dixon Dam or just downstream from there. I caught several last week there and some bigger ones are around right now.
That spot is so busy always. I like to venture past the point where most weekend fisherman get to. I like to get away from crowds

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Old 10-17-2017, 05:24 PM
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Default I don't know about the river, but...

To find a good hole on the little red deer you would have to do quite a bit of driving and exploring, this time of year though they are stacking up in the deeper holes so if you are lucky enough to find a spot you'll have non-stop action. To be honest you're more likely to find a little brown trout or a rocky mountain whitefish before you find a pike on most of the Little Red Deer river.

Anyways, if I were you and willing to do a bit of foot work, scrap the river and go to Pine Lake. It's not a far drive at all and you will get into a ton of little pike there as well as the odd walleye and perch.

Sylvan is not impossible to get to either from Didsbury and you can have a blast catching walleye (and the odd pike) off any public piers/docks. Be careful about private property though, of course! Slip bobber and a 1/0 hook with a minnow. You won't be able to set the rod down before you have something shaking your bobber.

Hope this helps and tight lines!
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Old 10-17-2017, 05:31 PM
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No sylvan isn't far and i do have a 14 foot aluminum boat but I've been more into the river fishing since I'll be doing only lake fishing in a couple months anyways. I have come across some very deep pools with lots of cover along the little red but have never had any luck. I know the medicine river was good last year but have only been once this year

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Old 10-17-2017, 06:17 PM
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No sylvan isn't far and i do have a 14 foot aluminum boat but I've been more into the river fishing since I'll be doing only lake fishing in a couple months anyways. I have come across some very deep pools with lots of cover along the little red but have never had any luck. I know the medicine river was good last year but have only been once this year

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what kind of lures / presentations are you using to fish those deeper holes? Like I said, there may be fish in those holes but they might not be pike :-) What section of the LRDR are you fishing? I'm just curious.

Try throwing a small spinner and working it really slowly through the pool. They are usually excellent at stirring up pike and if there's a brown lurking in there they won't shy from it either.

For RMW's try a little wire worm under an indicator or even some sort of nymph imitation fly.

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Old 10-17-2017, 09:02 PM
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what kind of lures / presentations are you using to fish those deeper holes? Like I said, there may be fish in those holes but they might not be pike :-) What section of the LRDR are you fishing? I'm just curious.

Try throwing a small spinner and working it really slowly through the pool. They are usually excellent at stirring up pike and if there's a brown lurking in there they won't shy from it either.

For RMW's try a little wire worm under an indicator or even some sort of nymph imitation fly.
Honestly I've only been to the spot once but i will return. It is over run with trees under the surface and i was nervous about losing my hooks lol i was using panther Martin spinner. I don't fly fish. I didn't try for pike since i felt like a little brown action

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