Newell Lake Fishing Reports & Feedback

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Average of 131 ratings as of Dec. 10, 2017

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by Piketaker89 on Dec. 10, 2017

Great day out in the Rainer draw at newell 16 pike in total all legal size... to bad this lake hasn't opened back up to a bag limit... oh well never the less fun family day

by kjpcalgary1 on Dec. 9, 2017

Ice Report: 8 in
Still a good solid 8” in the sw corner. Seems to be holding up okay in spite of the warm temps.

by kjpcalgary1 on Dec. 6, 2017

Ice Report: 7 in
Dec. 5th ice was a solid 6-8 inches across the bay in the SW corner

by Cph on Nov. 25, 2017

Ice Report: 8 in
About 8 inches, soft. This warm spell ain’t going to help anything.

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by PlayDoh on Nov. 20, 2017

4 to 6 INCHES

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by PlayDoh on Nov. 20, 2017

I heard 4-6” of ice.

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by John B on May. 13, 2017

Fished opening day on 8th May with my buddy on his 12ft boat just off the camp ground and had 22 pike and 1 white fish for 8 hours. Great day out

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by Cph on Apr. 22, 2017

Hey guys. Is ice off yet?

by KJ23 on Feb. 27, 2017

Ice Report: 20 in
Ice was about 20 inches in most of the spots we drilled holes, but it varied some spots were 16 inches

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by Fishfinder77 on Feb. 22, 2017

by Rick2992 on Feb. 19, 2017

Lots of pike and 2 walleye.
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by gg420 on Feb. 18, 2017

Hey hauk how deep were you fishing?

by Hauck11 on Feb. 18, 2017

6.5, 73cm Walleye
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by Heilfish on Feb. 12, 2017

Ice Report: 26 in

by Cph on Jan. 2, 2017

Ice Report: 18 in
Pretty good ice

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by jon77 on Jan. 1, 2017

anyone know if you can drive onto the ice using the boat launch at the provincial park or is there another way to drive onto the ice ?

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by Rniven on Dec. 29, 2016

Ice is 16"

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by Bwch84 on Dec. 16, 2016

Any ice reports for around kinbrook ??

by Lonie on Dec. 11, 2016

A HotSpot Marker was added for Newell Lake
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by Lonie on Dec. 11, 2016

A HotSpot Marker was added for Newell Lake
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by reeder on Dec. 1, 2016

Does anyone know if there is ice on lake yet?

by gg420 on Jul. 1, 2016

Huge pike
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by Richardgod on May. 24, 2016

Tons of fun!
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by Kegger on May. 3, 2016

Fishing is closed in April.

by Jimmy wilson on Apr. 24, 2016

A HotSpot Marker was added for Newell Lake
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by Jimmy wilson on Apr. 24, 2016

Massive pike spot
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by Jimmy wilson on Apr. 24, 2016

Massive pike spot
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by Self jigger on Mar. 17, 2016

Closed till may 7 opens on the 8th

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by NorthernYaker on Mar. 17, 2016

Who cares this lake is....Closed MAR 16- MAY 1 as are 90% of Southern lakes

by chineseboi89 on Mar. 16, 2016

Does anyone know how the ice looks? Planning a trip this weekend

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by Norman68 on Mar. 12, 2016

Thanks again for the info, Cpt. Hook. Six is definitely a lot, my pal and I only saw one during two trips there. The ice condition is a concern now, not sure if I go tomorrow

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by Cpt. Hook on Mar. 12, 2016

I am not sure what the ice is like this weekend maybe someone can give an update. Spotted walleye on a camera near an island about 500 Metres North and a bit West from boat launch. I have heard it referred to as bird island. We were fishing in about 6 Metres of water (give or take) and about 10 metres off the shore. We had one yank bait off the hook, (saw it on the camera)but that was as close as we got to catching one. The "Lots" I referred to were six eyes, which, to us, was quite a lot because we have fished here several times now, but this was the first time we saw ANY walleye...and 6 is WAY more than none so, to us, it was lots!

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by Norman68 on Mar. 12, 2016

Cpt. Hook, thanks for the update!_I still have two walleye tags since I had no luck catching one this year. Can you kindly tell me where did you see the "lots of walleyes"? I may try my last ice fishing tomorrow.

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by Cpt. Hook on Mar. 11, 2016

I find your lack of faith disturbing. Next time you subject other readers to your negativity, try backing it up with some facts--none of which you had to help anyone out. The ice within a half Klick of Kinbrook Island was 19" thick, sorry for the slight exaggeration--I did say "About". As anyone should know, ice conditions may vary with depth and temperature. I admit I assumed anyone reading my report would understand two things: a) that the word "about" meant I was not giving the exact measurement b) that with the warm temperatures any vehicle on varied ice conditions would be crazy. There were about fifteen (I didn't count them so again, this is an estimate) other people on the ice that can confirm my measurement...as opposed to your--comment. I can agree with one thing you said, but I think people get hurt or killed by assuming anything. My report was for anyone who wanted to go fishing on Sunday and if you don't like ye can walk the plank matie!

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by Fishtracker on Mar. 6, 2016

24" of ice?? I was there last week and the ice was not even close to 24" This is how people can get hurt or even killed by assuming ice conditions based on bogus reports like this one.

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by Cpt. Hook on Mar. 5, 2016

Lake should be renamed Gust-a-lot Lake...Ice was about 24 inches, splotchy but fine. Saw a group go out about 3/4 the way across. Caught a couple pike (they'll be there for you tomorrow) and saw lots of walleye on camera but none were hungry.

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by Cpt. Hook on Mar. 4, 2016

To reeder: I called the Husky (sells bait) they were not sure about the ice, but said someone was buying bait today so I guess I'm going to try...four hours and a lot of gas if I can't get on the ice :(

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by reeder on Mar. 4, 2016

Was wondering same thing??

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by Cpt. Hook on Mar. 4, 2016

Thinking of driving out for some ice fishing...but wasn't sure there was any ice to fish on, anyone know how thick it is?

by mapman_yyc on Feb. 28, 2016

Good spot to catch pike. A lot of fun on a light ice rod with 6 lb test.
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by Fishtracker on Feb. 27, 2016

How did the ice look at the end of the day? Hoping to get out tomorrow.

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by mapman_yyc on Feb. 27, 2016

I'm out here today. Ice is still plenty thick for walking - about 13 to 16 inches in most places I've drilled. Caught and released 4 pike already today. Can't seem to find any walleye. Fun fishing with a few rain showers.

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by reeder on Feb. 26, 2016

i was really looking to go one more time ice fishing out here tomorrow. had good luck last weekend. Is there still ice out here does anyone know?

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by mapman_yyc on Feb. 20, 2016

Was out yesterday. Walked out. Still 14-15 inches of ice. Caught 3 jacks in the 2-3 foot range in 7 feet of water over rocky bottom.

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by reeder on Feb. 19, 2016

thanks a lot for the info guys! muchly appreciated

by chineseboi89 on Feb. 18, 2016

Thanks for the info guys!

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by fishingmagician on Feb. 18, 2016

I'd say it should be good to go. 17 inches of ice last night. Starting to get slushy on top so I wouldn't recommend driving... But should be more than safe for walking

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by reeder on Feb. 18, 2016

What is everyone's opinion on if the ice at here will be good enough to walk on and ice fish on sat. feb. 20?

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by fishingmagician on Feb. 18, 2016

Caught a 9lb 11oz walleye last night at about 7..... Biggest walley I've ever caught. Photo op,weigh and released..... See you another day big guy

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by Ratherbefishing1990 on Feb. 18, 2016

Hey Chineseboi, i was there last Saturday and the ice was 14" about 150m from kinbrook.

by chineseboi89 on Feb. 18, 2016

Hey everyone, wondering if anyone has been here lately? What's the ice look like? Planning on doing a trip this weekend. Willing to share some good spots

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by Keith Ebbs on Feb. 2, 2016

Go to the Park on the east side then head north to the islands; on the ice I fish 8 to 15 feet just west of the second isle.

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by Keith Ebbs on Feb. 2, 2016

I am 62 and have caught several hundred walleye in my life in 4 provinces...my best ever was in Newell in 2015 at just over 9 lbs; I really, really like this lake. Easy pike and slow but huge walleye...

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by Keith Ebbs on Feb. 2, 2016

Big walleye but few of them.

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by sask_quatch on Jan. 29, 2016

Any recommended areas to fish this ice fish this lake?

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by mcwiebe on Jan. 26, 2016

I caught 12 pike yesterday and a 11.6 lbs pike to end my day

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by mcwiebe on Jan. 19, 2016

Awesome fishing yesterday caught 11 pike. One 12.5 lbs

by WalleyeGuy1 on Jan. 10, 2016

Could anyone please tell me what the perch fishing is like here?

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by mapman_yyc on Jan. 10, 2016

14 inches of ice at Kinbrook Boat Launch. Lots of vehicle tracks on ice.

by Bear007 on Jan. 2, 2016

Ice Report: 14 in
Jackfish bay

by mcwiebe on Dec. 29, 2015

Ice is about 10 to 14 inches of ice. Nice pike and walleye this yr already. I saw a truck drive on the ice next to us. I don't recommend yet to drive on the ice yet until 16 inches

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by slewwithanewcivic on Dec. 26, 2015

Lots of pikeral today 13. Biggest was 4lbs. A few pike too. Largest was a fat 12lbs. Fun day at Newell.

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by PlayDoh on Dec. 9, 2015

Any ice reports plz?

by Jester97 on Aug. 19, 2015

A HotSpot Marker was added for Newell Lake
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by JonP on Jul. 16, 2015

Canadianfisher, what did you use to catch the perch. I fish there all the time and can only find walleye and pike.

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by Canadianfishers99 on Jul. 15, 2015

Fished for about two and a half hours mid day and caught ten small perch and one decent size one. I was fishing by the campsite.

by Dickweed on Jun. 10, 2015

Walleye not Pikeral we only have Walleye in AB

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by JimX on Jun. 9, 2015

Great day at the lake....lots of pike baiting. .only one pickerel and we had to let it go...

by fish junkie on May. 8, 2015

Was a great opening day! Morning was calm, got wind n rain by 11:00am. Got 6 pike, 3-5lbs. Have a great season everyone☺!

by fish junkie on May. 8, 2015

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by Nu2me on Apr. 16, 2015

Howdy folks how we doing for ice on the lake? Any guesses as to when boats are good to go

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by PlayDoh on Mar. 10, 2015

24" of ice but soft and slushy on top. Lots of trucks pulling shantys off near Kinbrook. Got a few Pig Pike. 12-15 lbs

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by Kdalgleish on Mar. 1, 2015

27" of ice on the north end of the lake. Good size pike. Lots of perch.

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by Rebarzmatt on Feb. 6, 2015

Where's the best spot for any action on any species , would like to take the wife and boy . Thanks !

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by kjpcalgary1 on Feb. 3, 2015

In years past (not recently) we used to ice fish just west of the rock causeway by the boat launch (10-15 fow). While we have found better places now the pike and some walleye are there.

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by Vaughn Dutch on Feb. 3, 2015

Hello all. Im going to Lake Newell for Feb long weekend. Gonna be staying by the campground. Wondering if the ice fishing is good by the vcampground or will i have to go somewhere else. thanks

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by kjpcalgary1 on Jan. 28, 2015

3 of us caught 35 pike; biggest about 8 lbs

by kjpcalgary1 on Jan. 28, 2015

Ice Report: 20 in
SW corner consistent 20"; very little top water

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by kjpcalgary1 on Jan. 23, 2015

Jan. 23 caught 18 pike biggest 22 lbs 4 oz

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by kjpcalgary1 on Jan. 22, 2015

Jan 20 caught 16 pike

by Dustin31 on Jan. 13, 2015

Ice Report: 20 in
Redelback bay just to the north of the road on to the ice.

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by jdavy on Jan. 7, 2015

The open water is just north of the bridge near the south end of the lake

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by Lachasc on Dec. 31, 2014

Where about was the open water?

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by jdavy on Dec. 27, 2014

Caught 9 good pike in 4.5 hours great time 16" of ice but some thin spots and some open water

by Lappy on Dec. 20, 2014

Ice Report: 6 in
6-10 inches depending on where you are at the North end of the lake

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by Lappy on Dec. 20, 2014

5-10 inches of ice depending on where you are on the lake

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by airdrietracker on Aug. 10, 2014

In 6 hours we got 7 pike, 1 walley and 1 perch. Hard to find hot spots and when you do, the fishing changes within 20 min of being there

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by TheViper on Jul. 13, 2014

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by Jayjoe on Jul. 12, 2014

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by Hunted1 on Jun. 25, 2014

Awesome day of fishing! The evening was phenomenal, with four of us tagging out on walleye!

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by vinnie on Jun. 24, 2014

There's thirty five pond pike in there.

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by slayer1919 on May. 24, 2014

Pretty good time on the lake today. Lots of small pike, biggest was 8 lb.

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by BassSlayer on May. 3, 2014

HELP! I need a burbot spot, anyone have any info in burbs here? How's the mercury in this lake? Anything at this point would be great... Thx

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by Habfan on Feb. 3, 2014

Can u drive on @ the estates on west side

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by iFish Guest on Jan. 4, 2014

Thanks Habfan, I appreciate it!

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by Habfan on Jan. 4, 2014

Tip- ups with smelts in jackfish bay or in front of boat launch should get you some fish. Lots of snow & flood water so be prepared !!

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by iFish Guest on Dec. 28, 2013

Is this lake usually slow fishing or am I just not finding the sweet spots? I've made a few trips the past year, both open & ice, and have always left wishing the fishing was better. Any advice would be much appreciated! Ive never had this much trouble scouting for fishing spots before.

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by Habfan on Dec. 15, 2013

Hey chief thanks! That's what I thought. Any way I filled my tags with a 63 & 65 cm. Caught & released a73 & 75 cm. 11.5 & 12 lbs. Caught about a dozen or so. I know what I'm doing but was checking people's responses !! You rock man !!!

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by Chiefwackabuck on Oct. 18, 2013

Hey Habfan I don't see anything wrong with your question. This is why their are apps like this to help people. Ignore those ignorant users. To bad their are people like that. If you need help or have questions I will help you.

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by Habfan on Aug. 17, 2013

Thanks ! Sorry for asking. I'll know better next time !,

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by Grunter on Aug. 14, 2013

HABFAN maybe do some research first before getting tags ;-) There are lots of videos on YouTube and plenty of reading available on the internet. Trial and error is the only way you can figure out which techniques, setups, lures and patterns will work for you. A lot of people will try jigging or trolling with a spoon or spinner.

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by Habfan on Aug. 3, 2013

Thanks for the help ! Lol

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by Habfan on Jul. 29, 2013

I have 2 walleye tags for 2 over 50cm. Any tips on how to catch these fish ? I don't know where to go or what to do. Any help would be appreciated, thanks!

by Doug Anderson on May. 26, 2013

Nice walleye spot
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by Fishmaster2 on May. 20, 2013

Got a pike 73cm 5lbs, also got a 57cm & 60 but too small.

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by BigTomAce on May. 9, 2013

Anyone know if the ice is off yet?

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by Kervball on Feb. 20, 2013

Was there for tournament two days not a signal bite or even look at a fish! There was no bait allowed and used everything. Jig... Spoon... Rattler.... Diver... And fished jack fish bay and pump house no luck

by Fisher ben on Feb. 14, 2013

Lots of pike
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by Runningback14 on Feb. 3, 2013

8.5 lb walleye
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by Journey boy on Jan. 19, 2013

Out on the lake now, one 18" around 8am on jigging shad rap, nothing on the smelts yet

by glen smeby on Jan. 17, 2013

Good for walleye and pike
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by Eggy on Jan. 8, 2013

Nice day on the lake, fishing was slow at times but managed to catch 8 pike and 1 walleye

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by Lappy on Dec. 31, 2012

Took the shack out yesterday. Drilled a test hole approx. 18" of ice. Lots of tracks and holes drilled!

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by Eggy on Jul. 9, 2012

Fished there yesterday caught 1 walleye and 1 pike.

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by Cash on May. 27, 2012

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by RapalaRoland on Apr. 17, 2012

The regulations in Alberta are screwy u gotta read them very carefully. Best thing is to wait till may when the season opens

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by Patillas on Apr. 17, 2012

Hello I am a new citizen in canada and not know the rules and regulations. I can fish in the rivers of Alberta at this time??

by Old dog on Mar. 30, 2012

A HotSpot Marker was added for Newell Lake
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by Ifish24/7 on Mar. 28, 2012

Good fishery

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by Stucazzo on Mar. 25, 2012

Hahaha no kidding. Don't u hit anything better to do. Way to say it RR

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by RR on Mar. 24, 2012

Catch I ment

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by RapalaRoland on Mar. 24, 2012

Big deal!!! U can still go out and ca them they are still a sportfish!! R u the CO of the lake??

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by Me on Mar. 24, 2012

Noticed ppl marking walleye hotspots when there is a possession limit of 0

by Stilly74 on Mar. 16, 2012

Good walleye hole
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by Slough shark on Feb. 23, 2012

Ice is bout 20- 22" thick was there on derby weekend fished jack fish bay a few big ones pulled out again this year 28 & 29 lbs won the cash prizes

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by Shoot on Feb. 23, 2012

Think about heading there on the weekend, any infor for the ice and luck?

by Hunterdogfish on Oct. 31, 2011

A HotSpot Marker was added for Newell Lake
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by Manny on Jul. 18, 2011

I've always had great luck there, especially at the north dam. Largest one I've caught there was 28lbs.

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by Sandydaman on Feb. 19, 2011

Feb 19, caught 14 8 to 10 pound pike at north end. All the people around me had same luck, two 25 pound pike pulled out in am. Over three feet of ice.

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by Curuge on Feb. 1, 2011

January 23 North of campground, Very poor results. Several others on the lake. Close to 3ft of ice. Very few seen on the cameras

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