Lower Kananaskis Lake Fishing Reports & Feedback

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Average of 85 ratings as of Oct. 8, 2017

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by calgary15 on Oct. 8, 2017

Can you guys give me some tips for bull, cut and rai trout please and for summer Thank you

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by walleye finder on May. 29, 2017

what is the best lure for this lake

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by Kevhal on May. 29, 2017

Lake is wide open. Boat launch is accessible and the fish are hungry!

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by onting on May. 16, 2017

The lake is still half frozen. Good fishing on the spillway.

by Fishing King2012 on Dec. 24, 2016

Ice Report: 11 in

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by skunk'd on Aug. 15, 2016

Was out on my canoe with a Minn Kota, got 2 bullies on dry flies. Calm morning, risers along the west shore south of the narrow. Excellent boat launch at Canyon day use area.

by BAT on Jul. 23, 2016

Pond to check out.
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by curt26 on Jul. 13, 2016

Has anyone launched a boat yet, if so how's the water level?

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by bogar on Jul. 10, 2016

Looking at making a trip here, wondering where to go, what to use and if gas motors are allowed

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by John B on Jun. 7, 2016

I was out in my kayak on Friday 3rd June and had 2 nice 14" cutthroat before lunch. Seen a few big but trout on the south west bank at the mud flat. Water was clear with very little wind

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by Eco on Jun. 3, 2016

Has anyone been out fishing lately? If so, how is the fishing?

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by onting on Apr. 21, 2016

Water is low and fishing is slow. Half of the lake still is still frozen. Maybe in a week or two it will be iced out and the water should be up.

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by Fishing King2012 on Apr. 19, 2016

Anyone been out lately? How is fishing and water level?

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by BP on Apr. 6, 2016

How's the ice situation? Open water?

by Houston1 on Feb. 26, 2016

Any ice updates?

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by Nviro on Jan. 15, 2016

Great day but no fish. By interlakes.

by JennaB on Jan. 8, 2016

Went on December 26. Caught 5 fish. 4/5 were approx 28-30 inch. One guy was just small, maybe 12 inches.

by jmbab on Jan. 2, 2016

A Other Marker was added for Lower Kananaskis Lake
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by Houston1 on Jan. 1, 2016

Depth is about 40 feet here. I can't find any depth charts for this lake so I thought I would share.
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by Houston1 on Jan. 1, 2016

Ice Report: 16 in
Good solid ice.

by Houston1 on Jan. 1, 2016

Didn't catch anything today, saw one other person pull out a fish 200m from me.

by DaveyJ on Dec. 26, 2015

I'm heading to either lower or upper in the am. I'll post ice conditions and any fish

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by WallyDiver on Dec. 26, 2015

Anyone been out lately? How are the conditions?

by concreteforeman on Aug. 28, 2015

Big Bulls just by the spill way
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by Fishing King2012 on Aug. 18, 2015

How has the fishing been lately?

by mitchyd on Jul. 16, 2015

I have a bigger boat and I got it in there no problem. The water is low but the launch was good enough. And yes you can use a motor

by B10_bingo on Jul. 16, 2015

Hi, Does anyone know if you can use a motor in this lake?

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by John B on Jul. 12, 2015

Luis I put my kayak in 2 weeks ago right off the boat ramp

by Luis B on Jun. 26, 2015

I was wondering how is the water level? Can you drop a small boat in or the water is too far from the launching area ?

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by gazzer on Jun. 22, 2015

Fished 21 June 2015 afternoon fish taking dry fly

by gazzer on Jun. 22, 2015

Fish rIsing taking a dry fly between noon and 3 pm
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by Spfmtyily on May. 19, 2015

Was there Monday. No ice anywhere but water level was low. Can launch small boats and canoes. Lots of shallow areas so have to be careful with power boats but you can get around. Caught 1 nice size trout and enjoyed the scenery

by mitchyd on May. 5, 2015

My buddy called a tackle shop in Canmore and they said the ice is off but there's still ice around the boat launch so you can't really launch a boat yet. Another week or two it should be good!

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by Blackhawks on May. 2, 2015

How's the water level? Is there still a lot of ice? Can you get a canoe out in the water? Thanks, B.

by mitchyd on May. 1, 2015

I like all kind of spinners. Especially the Panther Martins

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by papa markeli on Apr. 30, 2015

any suggestions for using a spin rod for catching some nice rainbows

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by Alex_2013 on Apr. 27, 2015

Hi Green! How much ice left on lake? Is is possible to launch a boat?

by HairyGreen on Apr. 26, 2015

A HotSpot Marker was added for Lower Kananaskis Lake
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by Rjnickerson on Apr. 11, 2015

Anyone know how much ice is left on the lake ?

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by Returningfisher on Mar. 28, 2015

Open by the inlet but not from the east shore. Won't be long now.

by mitchyd on Mar. 23, 2015

Dors anyone know if it is open enough to launch a boat??

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by GordoJ on Mar. 18, 2015

once again I am very angry at posts that include violations of the regulations , 4 times last year I approached and attempted to educate people on the rules that they where not following , not even to mention the mishandling of "Bulls"the officers are working hard out there but they do not have enough manpower to protect and police .

by Houston1 on Feb. 16, 2015

Ice Report: 20 in
100 yards straight out from the boat launch.

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by NC on Feb. 8, 2015

Eco, hopefully your "fishing neighbor" wasn't using a green smelt. There is a bait ban on this lake, people need to educate themselves about the regs before they fish, this is a reasonable rule because you can't keep Bulls. I wish the warden was at these lakes more often

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by Eco on Feb. 7, 2015

Fishing neighbor caught 8lb Bull with green jig head and small smelt about 30ft deep. was in 50ft of water.

by onting on Jan. 31, 2015

We are using Bucktails and odd big nymphs caught a couple of bulls each of us.

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by Eco on Jan. 25, 2015

What do you recommend to use on this lake? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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by Eco on Jan. 22, 2015

What hooks and bait is working lately?

by mitchyd on Jan. 18, 2015

Did awesome here on Thursday. Landed 8 bulls. Missed a few others that felt a little smaller, probably cutty's. Biggest bull was almost 7lbs. Had two around that size

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by onting on Jan. 14, 2015

No motor vehicle allowed on the lake bait ban. 0 limit on bull trout, 1 on any other trout +50cm.

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by Jball111 on Jan. 11, 2015

Just wondering how the fishing is going? Are you able to drive out on to the lake? And what are some good lures to be using? Never fished lower before

by mitchyd on Jan. 5, 2015

Ice Report: 13 in
In front of the boat launch

by mitchyd on Jan. 4, 2015

Lower K at the boat launch has about 12" - 14" of ice

by mitchyd on Jan. 1, 2015

Heading here on Sunday to do some ice fishing. I'll lets you guys know what the ice thickness is when I can

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by Eco on Dec. 16, 2014

Has anyone been ice fishing? How thick is the ice?

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by Chimbamex on Sep. 26, 2014

NOT BAIT ALLOWED. It is been to warm so the fish it is been deep. Water level high. Not good for fly fishing, too windy

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by Wheelsies on Aug. 7, 2014

How's the water level up there guys? Think I can get the boat in?

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by onting on Aug. 1, 2014

Was out yesterday and doing very well on dry flies. Conservation Officer has called me to move away from the area after bears are the way the lake.

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by Eco on Jul. 18, 2014

What hooks are good to use off shore to catch the trout's. looking to go out July 19th.

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by Jayjayjay on Jun. 27, 2014

What is good to use for bait here? Or what is allowed?

by mitchyd on Jun. 24, 2014

Had a great day there in the boat yesterday. Water is really low but managed to land 14 bulls and one rainbow. Got two bulls close to 8lbs. Not one was smaller than 4.5!

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by Lakechaser on Jun. 9, 2014

The ice has all melted as of late last week. The water level is still very low. There there are fish at the hydro pool.

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by DivineRepublic on May. 20, 2014

Still iced over. Appears to be melting in the centre of the lake. I give it another 2-3 weeks before the ice all melts.

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by Cajed1 on May. 12, 2014

Bait ban

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by Blackhawks on May. 12, 2014

Can anyone recommend a few bait tips for catching bull, cuthroat and rainbow trout at Lower Lakes Kananaskis?

by Higgy on May. 4, 2014

Is there any open water on the lake ? Can I use a motor on this lake any feedback is appreciated.

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by Matt00 on Mar. 13, 2014

Was out on Tuesday, was some water on top the ice a little slushy, there's about 6" of bad ice and about 16-18" of good ice. Landed one bully fair sized, was hoping for more. Seen a guy casting into the open water at interlakes with a bobber and letting the current take it out, watched him land a bully as well

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by iFish Guest on Feb. 16, 2014

Any tips as far as lures go? I was going to go ice fishing tomorrow, by the boat launch. Thanks in advance.

by flytyer2 on Jan. 27, 2014

A HotSpot Marker was added for Lower Kananaskis Lake
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by flytyer2 on Jan. 27, 2014

A HotSpot Marker was added for Lower Kananaskis Lake
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by flytyer2 on Jan. 27, 2014

Ice Report: 18 in
Good ice ranging from 18in. to 4 in.close to open water east f spillway

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by NC on Oct. 27, 2013

Just use a white jig with a white tail on it, go to inter lakes for some bull trout action

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by iFish Guest on Oct. 17, 2013

what can i use for ice fishing since you cannot use bait

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by Thegaddiman on Sep. 22, 2013

Was out Sat Sept 21, C&R my first bull trout 17", what a beauty and 11 rainbows, mostly around 8".

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by Mwhite6.5 on Jul. 7, 2013

They might have the roads open to the lakes by the 10th or 12th.took a drive down hwy 40 and bridge was out.

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by Sheppbr on Jul. 4, 2013

Anyone have any knowledge on how long it will be before these lakes start producing again?

by curly nipples on Jun. 18, 2013

6:30 in morning sight fishing
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by iFish Guest on Jun. 7, 2013

No clue why Bull Trout aren't listed here. Down by the bottom of the drain from upper lake is great for Bulls. You can watch them from above schooling around the first drop. Great little campsite there as well.

by FishingForLife on May. 21, 2013

A HotSpot Marker was added for Lower Kananaskis Lake
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by FishingForLife on May. 21, 2013

A HotSpot Marker was added for Lower Kananaskis Lake
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by Joe Btfsplk on Aug. 16, 2012

Wow! went up on the third weekend in May and caught a 6kg bull, followed by two 3kg bull trout. Had to release all of them by regulation, but I had a great time! Used a medium size woolly bugger on a sink tip fly line from the shore. The lake was VERY low at the time, maybe that helped. Find where a little creek dumps into the lake and chuck your fly in where the water blends. Medium speed retrieve and don't yank out your line too soon, all the abovementioned fish hit my fly within 4 meters of the shore. I had a GREAT time, all by myself except for the two moose and several bald eagles around 7 in the evening. Had to get a photo 'cause noone would believe me!

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by reaper876 on Jun. 13, 2012

Water was VERY low last weekend, had to walk a few hundred meters to get to it and waded in another 50 or so just off of where the river runs in and feeds it. My buddy landed a 59cm Rainbow and myself a 61cm Bull cruising the runoff. Those were the only two bites and fish for the 4hrs.

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by J on Jun. 12, 2012

I fished this lake in a canoe on may long weekend. Spent about 12 hours one the water and didn't even get a bite. What are people using to get rainbows here.

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by BeeGuy on Jul. 31, 2011

The lower lake water level has increased dramatically in the last few weeks, covering all but the edge of the shoreline. Fishing is slower.

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by Sam the fisher on Jun. 9, 2011

The lower lake is much better for fishing than the higher one the only fish I caught were very small. My suggestion is use a spinning lure

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