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Old 06-12-2012, 08:06 AM
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Hey guys,

I'm new to fishing and I was wondering if there are any good fishing spots around Calgary that is noobie friendly. I'm looking for some fishing spots where you are allow to keep the fish. I've been scanning these forums and a lot of good things about Pine Coulee Reservoir, but I know you are not allowed to keep any Walleyes caught there and there is a 3 fish limit on Pike. I was just wondering if there is any spots where you can find some good catch and you are allowed to keep them.

I don't fly fish yet cause it seems to be a hard skill to learn, so for now I'm sticking to shore fishing with a bobber or pickeral rig. I would really appreciate it if someone can point out a couple of good fishing spots close to Calgary that I can catch trout, perch, walleye, etc. (perferably within 1hour of driving, but will go farther out)

I'm kind of desperate since it's almost Father's day and I would like to go fishing with my dad. He hasn't been having the greatest luck this year and it would be awesome if I can find a good spot for us to spend the day fishing.

Cheers guys and good luck on your fishing trips.
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Old 06-12-2012, 11:41 AM
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Glenmore resevoir.....slow and it kind of sucks
McLean Creek about 40-50 mins
Allen Bill Pond (close to mcleans)
Dewitts pond about 5 mins west of Airdrie

There are also a bunch of places in Kananaskis (Upper and lower lakes but they are over an hour drive from Calgary)
Kananaskis doesnt allow bait so keep that in mind though
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Old 06-12-2012, 12:17 PM
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These are all trout fisheries btw
Dickson trout Pond is a little over an hour drive but a great fishery as well
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Old 06-12-2012, 01:28 PM
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Thanks for the reply.

We've been to Allen Bill Pond and Glenmore, didn't have much luck. I went to Dewitt's yesterday and got skunked. It seemed quite slow, only a couple of people got some small trouts. Thanks for the suggestions though, will probably head back to Dewitt's and try again hope for better success.

Is McLean better than Allen Bill? I thought that pond is stocked less. I'm very curious about the winter kill potential, since these ponds are stocked every year wouldn't there be a lot of fish accumulated over the years if winter kill doesn't occur?
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Old 06-12-2012, 02:32 PM
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Thanks for the reply.

We've been to Allen Bill Pond and Glenmore, didn't have much luck. I went to Dewitt's yesterday and got skunked. It seemed quite slow, only a couple of people got some small trouts. Thanks for the suggestions though, will probably head back to Dewitt's and try again hope for better success.

Is McLean better than Allen Bill? I thought that pond is stocked less. I'm very curious about the winter kill potential, since these ponds are stocked every year wouldn't there be a lot of fish accumulated over the years if winter kill doesn't occur?
Mcleans doesnt get fished out nearly as fast and its alot muddier/murkier than allen bill. The trout in Dewitts are very small as well.

My suggestion is dickson trout pond then. Just south of spruceview beside glennifer lake. You should be able to get good size trout there on just worms and I doubt you will get skunked if you go for a few hours.
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Old 06-12-2012, 02:55 PM
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Chain lakes is great rainbow fishing. I watched an old couple sit on shore in their lawn chair, just using a rig with corn. They hauled in their limit in no time. Some real nice beauties. I've always caught fish there. Never been skunked. About an hours drive.
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Old 08-17-2013, 08:32 PM
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Glenmore resevoir.....slow and it kind of sucks
McLean Creek about 40-50 mins
Allen Bill Pond (close to mcleans)
Dewitts pond about 5 mins west of Airdrie

There are also a bunch of places in Kananaskis (Upper and lower lakes but they are over an hour drive from Calgary)
Kananaskis doesnt allow bait so keep that in mind though
I was at McLean Creek pond and Allen Bill pond this morning. Unfortunately Bill Allen pond no longer exists - destroyed by floods and now is straight river - and the McLean pond was extremely tough go; could be fished out by now.
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Old 08-17-2013, 08:35 PM
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I was at McLean Creek pond and Allen Bill pond this morning. Unfortunately Bill Allen pond no longer exists - destroyed by floods and now is straight river - and the McLean pond was extremely tough go; could be fished out by now.
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