Sylvan Lake Fishing Reports & Feedback

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Average of 50 ratings as of Mar. 17, 2019

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by Acadian502 on Mar. 17, 2019

How is the ice? Still good?

by nightfisher on Mar. 10, 2019

I was out today at Sylvan Lake, entered at North east end. We are trying for whitefish I did not catch anything a friend of mine 10 feet away caught three whitefish

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by DC168 on Feb. 15, 2019

More walleyes and less whites and perches this winter. This lake will soon become another Pigeon and Gull, which are dominated by walleyes.

by Sampicard on Feb. 15, 2019

Moving on the lake with my duramax , no problem

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by Tom2017 on Feb. 13, 2019

Hi fishers, How is the fishing on the lake. Any trucks are running on the lake?

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by Cal_Fisher on Jan. 21, 2019

Birchcliff Access Was wondering if Birchcliff rd is accessible for public. Thx

by deanIsthebigdog on Jan. 20, 2019

Ice Report: 18 in
Just north of sunbreaker. Ice drifts visible and not able to get on lake a boat launch

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by Icey on Jan. 15, 2019

Is it safe for a tundra on the ice

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by Timfisherman on Jan. 14, 2019

Have been out twice. Fished the southwest corner of the lake. Caught about 6 Walleye and a couple of pike the first day, took my daughter out the next time and caught probably 10 Walleye each and 1 pike. Accessed the lake at palm bay on the northwest corner of the lake.

by Maraxus on Jan. 14, 2019

That ice heave at the breakers entrance...a truck can drive right over it and we did.

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by saskboy66 on Jan. 12, 2019

sun breaker has a huge ice heave blocking access to lake_

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by Wallator82 on Jan. 11, 2019

Has anyone been having luck out towards sunbreaker cove and is it safe to drive 3/4 ton on yet?

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by HiTEK72 on Jan. 10, 2019

Any good fishing on the south end of the lake..?and what are u mostly catching ?..tia.

by GX on Jan. 3, 2019

Ice Report: 18 in

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by dothepuff on Jan. 1, 2019

Seeing about 3inch ones at the North side. Catching walleye and that's about it. Seen a few whites and brought up a couple but not very active where Ive set up. Ice is about 10-13inchs.

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by Shane Moore on Dec. 30, 2018

anyone seeing any perch?

by Bstephan on Dec. 29, 2018

Ice Report: 12 in
Sunbreaker cove

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by KRONZYFISHBATTER on Dec. 16, 2018

I see people putting their ice shack out already you guys are nuts

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by 09cabelas on Dec. 14, 2018

Drilled holes out from birchcliff from shore out past drop into 17 feet of water. Average ice thickness 5 inches.

by PaulT on Dec. 11, 2018

Ice Report: 11 in
600ft of shore honey moon bay 10-11” 6ft of water

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by Perryw on Dec. 6, 2018

Ice shacks do not need to be registered. Its voluntary. It was mandatory in the past but no longer is That's from their website

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by Weeman on Dec. 4, 2018

Your shack does need to be registered as well as buffalo gull and sylvan man

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by Risi04 on Dec. 4, 2018

Thanks Captain Dave! Glad you mentioned that. I talked to this guy who puts up a shack on sylvan every year. Told me it didn't need to be registered. So thanks for the heads up.

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by Captain Dave on Dec. 2, 2018

Sylvan opens Dec.11th. 4 to 6" by pier. Contact the town office regarding when you're allowed to drop shacks. They do have to be registered:

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by Risi04 on Nov. 29, 2018

Anyone check the ice levels? Also when is sylvan open to fish? Lastly, if I've were to be thick enough before the season starts, can you set up a shack and just not fish yet?

by Kkenway on Jul. 15, 2018

A HotSpot Marker was added for Sylvan Lake
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by Spfmtyily on May. 25, 2018

Thank you !

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by B-dog on May. 25, 2018

The lake is Ice free and was at 10.2 c surface temp may 25.

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by Spfmtyily on May. 25, 2018

Can someone tell me if the lake is ice free now ?

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by Big fish guy on May. 25, 2018

Too late DC168, the walleye are already over populating Sylvan. They look like they might be starving as they are very thin and small. Only the occasional big pike still in here but I keep trying anyway. Very Very easy to catch a hundred walleye in one outing

by KellyandBeth on Apr. 30, 2018

Sorry can’t tell you what’s here
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by DC168 on Apr. 30, 2018

I have seen/caught/put back a few walleyes during ice fishing. It seems that Sylvan may turn into another Pigeon/Gull, in which less pike, perch and white. Eventually the walleyes have nothing to eat but themselves.

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by Big fish guy on Apr. 10, 2018

So no tags for this summer again another year of tossing back hundreds of walleye without the ability to keep even one. Well I sure hope the perch come back in the size and numbers they used to be but I doubt it.

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by rogerwhitefish on Apr. 2, 2018

Sylvan, Pine, Gull, Pigeon, Battle, Buck Lake all closed now. Any Lake with pike or walleye is closed for the spring spawn.

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by Steimecke on Mar. 30, 2018

What's the current ice report for sylvan lake. As well is there still fishing there till end of day on Saturday?

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by browninghunter on Mar. 17, 2018

Great day for Perch! Roger whitefish is right

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by Tom2017 on Mar. 15, 2018

Hi Rogerwhitefish, Thank you for the update. It sounds very scary to know how thick the ice is. I double my Auger might not penetrate through the ice layer.

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by rogerwhitefish on Mar. 13, 2018

sorry about the double comments. trucks stiil driving on ice

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by rogerwhitefish on Mar. 13, 2018

At RR 23 yesterday. Auger sank right to the clutch. Close to 36" of ice. Saw a couple of uninterested whites. Don't be afraid to buy an auger extension. Clearing the snow before drilling helps. Please follow the regs and practise "Catch and Release" to preserve the fishery.

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by Tom2017 on Mar. 7, 2018

how about ice condition? There still allows truck driving around? And how about fishing, any caught recently?

by Medican911 on Mar. 5, 2018

Not much here sitting on a large flat spot.
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by PaulT on Feb. 17, 2018

Ice Report: 25 in
Honeymoon bay

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by Daboysfromdahood on Feb. 16, 2018

Was ok we were there for about 2 hours and saw fish down the whole 1 white 1 big pike and small one too they only nibbled or just stared at the bait.

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by Captain Dave on Feb. 7, 2018

Ice is 20" thick at Half Moon Bay. My son caught one 68cm pike about 45 minutes in. Only stayed out an hour and a half, was pretty chilly.

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by Trueflame on Jan. 22, 2018

ice is 14" thick,we had 4 hour Day, we nailed a 2+lb pike as we dropped our first tip up. Saw several whites , caught 1 , small perch could be seen at the bottom. 12 fow fishing from 12-4:30 pm.

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by Trueflame on Jan. 21, 2018

Hows the fishing for Perch and Whitefish, taking the kids a hour for a 2 hour drive to Sylvan.

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by black kid on Jan. 18, 2018

where is good place to catch perch this year for my kids. Just have fun, catch and release

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by 09cabelas on Jan. 17, 2018

If you want lots of perch go on at palm pay, head towards the point going back towards subdbreaker and fish off the weeds in 6' water. They are all small / tiny and are throw back but there are lots of them.

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by TeddyBear on Jan. 16, 2018

Same question as Ed, taking grandkids out for perch, how deep do you fish and where is a good spot? Thanks

by Big Ed welding on Jan. 11, 2018

Ok guys what is the best spot on the lake for perch..I don't care about the size..Just want the kids to get some..Thanks

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